Afghan soldier opens fire on US troops, wounds 7

So-called “Blue on Green Shootings have been used by traitorous tasked with protecting their area of operation and work with U.S. and coalition troops.

 

Many are complete cowards who run away from the fight.

They seem to have no problem killing our Marines and soldiers when they are sleeping.

 

 

Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Michael W. Bowers, congratulates Lt. Col. Allen B. West, the incoming commander of the 2nd Bn., 20th Field Artillery Iron HorseRegt. during the change of command ceremony at the Ironhorse Parade Field on June 6. 2005

Lt Col. Alan West, Army Ranger, served tours in front line combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.

He knew he had a traitor inside the wire who was planning on attacking as they slept.

Colonel West, grabbed the spy, stuck his head in a barrel of sand used for clearing weapons. (Source)

No one was harmed, he didn’t shoot the bastard, he just scared the crap of him.

Colonel’s West’s career was through for his act of bravery.

He received a full retirement with pension and health care.

The facts on Colonel West’s forced retirement. (Source)

 

 

 

 

 

An Afghan soldier opened fire on US troops today at a military base in Balkh province and wounded seven American soldiers.

 

 

Today’s insider attack, also known as green-on-blue attack, is the second of its kind in the last week, and the third reported so far this year.

Resolute Support, NATO’s command in Afghanistan, confirmed that seven US troops were wounded and “evacuated for treatment.”

One Afghan soldier was killed and another was wounded.

 

 

It is unclear if the Afghan soldier acted on his own, or if he was turned or infiltrated by the Taliban to carry out the assault.

The Taliban have not commented on the incident at this time.

This latest insider attack took place at the Afghan National Army’s 209th Shaheen Corps Headquarters in Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps Headquarters was the scene of a deadly assault just two months ago, when 10 Taliban fighters fought their way into the base and slaughtered more than 140 Afghan soldiers before being gunned down.

The Taliban said it infiltrated the Afghan National Army to carry out that attack. Afghanistan’s Minister of Defense and the Army chief of staff resigned, and four Army Corps commanders were fired in the wake of the assault.

Taliban views insider attacks as a key tactic to defeat US.

 

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Pakistani Taliban faction claims spokesman was captured in Afghanistan

This is exactly the type of article that makes me sad and weepy until I hear this song.

 

Smoke um if you got um!

He will not be missed.

One less goat fucker on the planet!

The leadership of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar is known to have ties to multiple jihadist organizations operating in the region. Omar Khalid al Khurasani, one of its top leaders, is closely linked to al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri.

Khurasani has called for the imposition of sharia law and the establishment of a global caliphate.

He has also said that a primary goal of the Pakistani Taliban is to obtain nuclear weapons. [See FDD’s Long War Journal reports, Taliban commander wants Pakistan’s nukes, global Islamic caliphate and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar celebrates 9/11 attack.]

 

 

 

On Apr. 17, the Pakistani military said that Ehsanullah Ehsan, the spokesman of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a dangerous faction of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, voluntarily surrendered. Today, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar insisted that Ehsan was “arrested” in eastern Afghanistan and later turned over to the military.

 

Major General Asif Ghafoor, the spokesman for the Pakistani military’s Inter-Services Public Relations branch, claimed that Ehsan “turned himself into our security agencies,” Dawn reported.

Pakistani authorities were eager to trumpet Ehsan’s alleged surrender as a victory. “There can be

“There can be no bigger achievement for Pakistan than the fact that our biggest enemies are now realizing the error of their ways and are turning themselves in,” Ghafoor said.

However, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar disputes Ghafoor’s account. Earlier today, the group issued a statement attributed to Asad Mansour, its new spokesman, claiming that Ehsan was captured on Mar. 7 by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI-D) along with “three other colleagues” and subsequently turned over to the Pakistani military.

In case the reader missed the theme song.

 

According to Mansour, Ehsan was captured in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, which borders Pakistan and is a known haven for multiple jihadist groups.

Mansour accused the Pakistani military of using “the Mujahideen prisoners to lure” other jihadists into negotiations and their eventual “surrender.”

Ehsan has been an influential spokesman and the face of Pakistani jihadist groups for the past decade.

He served as the spokesman for the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan up until 2014, when Jamaat-ul-Ahrar split off from the group and formed its own branch.

Ehsan joined Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and became its spokesman. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar reunited with the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan earlier this year but has maintained a degree of autonomy.

 

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Taliban confirms death of Kunduz shadow governor

 

Seriously, doesn’t it just seem great to be sending more goat fuckers to hell with our tax dollars?

 

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The Taliban described Salam as the “liberator of Kunduz” and said he had “trained thousands of Mujahideen such that they will follow his path.”Dasht-i-Archi, the district where Salam was killed, is heavily contested by the Taliban. Only four days ago, the Taliban claimed it shot down an Afghan military attack helicopter.

The Afghan Ministry of Defense claims the helicopter landed due to technical problems.

Unable to recover the helicopter, the military destroyed it in an airstrike.

 

Salam was one of the Taliban’s most important and influential shadow governors. He was one of several Taliban shadow governors who were detained by Pakistani security services in early 2010.

He was later released and returned to Afghanistan and resumed his role as the Taliban’s governor for Kunduz.

As shadow governor for Kunduz, Salam has succeeded in making the province one of the most unstable in all of Afghanistan.

For the past three years, all seven districts in Kunduz have been contested or controlled by the Taliban, according to a study by FDD’s Long War Journal.

Salam engineered what is perhaps the most successful large-scale Taliban military operation in Afghanistan since the Islamic Emirate was driven from power by the US in 2001.

In late Sept. 2015, his fighters overran Kunduz City and held it for two weeks before being driven out by Afghan forces backed by US airpower and special operations forces.

Salam organized a second push to retake Kunduz City in Oct. 2015, and his fighters made it to the center of the provincial capital and controlled a large portion of the city for nine days.

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Osama bin Laden’s files: AQIM commander recommended training Boko Haram’s members

crew-2231211For openers, what exactly is the AQIM and what is their mission?

See the report from the Council on Foreign Relations. (Source)

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Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is a Salafi-jihadist militant group and U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organization (FTO) operating in the Sahara and Sahel.

The group traces its provenance to Algeria’s civil war in the 1990s and has in the past decade become an al-Qaeda affiliate with regional ambitions.

AQIM and its offshoots pose the primary transnational terror threat in North and West Africa but are unlikely to strike in the United States and Europe, according to the RAND Corp. and U.S. officials. (Source)

 

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Members of the Algerian Army

 

The flow of militants from the Sahara and Sahel to Syria and Iraq, where thousands of Moroccan and Tunisian citizens have joined terrorist groups, is raising concerns about battle-hardened fighters returning to these relatively stable countries.

 

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Al Qaeda’s North African wing AQIM said it had killed a French hostage captured in northern Mali two years ago and that its other French captives were at risk because of France’s intervention there, Mauritania’s ANI news agency said on Sunday.

 

 

“All the other hostages are alive,” AQIM said in a communique seemingly addressed to the French people and quoted by ANI, which often receives AQIM statements.

(Alive at the time of the original posting in 2013: Whereabouts unknown)

“But we cannot guarantee their survival forever because of the attacks by your army on the mujahedeen’s bases.”

ANI reported earlier this week that an AQIM member said its fighters beheaded Philippe Verdon, who was seized in northern Mali in November 2011, on March 10. (Source)

 

French nationals Philippe Verdon and Serge Lazarevic, who are being held hostage by Al Qaeda, are seen surrounded by masked men holding guns in an undisclosed location in Mali, in this undated handout picture. REUTERS/Agence Nouakchott Informations/Handout

French nationals Philippe Verdon and Serge Lazarevic, who are being held hostage by Al Qaeda, are seen surrounded by masked men holding guns in an undisclosed location in Mali, in this undated handout picture. REUTERS/Agence Nouakchott I

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On Jan. 19, the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released 49 documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound.

To date, only a few hundred documents from bin Laden’s massive cache have been declassified.

Still, the files that have been posted online reveal new details about al Qaeda’s complex international network.

For instance, one newly released missive discusses Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s (AQIM) support for Boko Haram. (Source)

The letter was written by Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, an AQIM commander who was subsequently killed in Mali in 2013. It was authored in Aug. 2009 and is addressed to AQIM’s emir, Abdelmalek Droukdel (also known as Abu Musab Abdel Wadoud).

Boko Haram’s men sought AQIM’s assistance

“Imam Abubakar Shekau, who assumed power of the Nigeria group after the death of Imam Muhammad Yusuf, sent three brothers to us,” Abou Zeid wrote at the beginning of his letter.

Shekau (seen on the right) is the notorious leader of the organization commonly known as Boko Haram. Yusuf, who was killed in 2009, was Shekau’sshekau-screen-shot-300x154 immediate predecessor as head of the group.

Abou Zeid identified the “three brothers” as “Abu Muhammad Amir al Masir, Khalid al Barnawi, and Abu Rayhanah,” adding that the trio “previously lived with us in the Tariq Ibn Ziyad Battalion and we know them well and have close ties with them.”

The Tariq Ibn Ziyad Battalion has been one of AQIM’s strongest fighting units.

The three “want to have ties between their emir and the emir of AQIM and set up comms via Internet and phone,” Abou Zeid continued.

“They want to have an intermediary who is based in Niger” and “request cooperation between us and them and mentioned having a big problem with weapons and money.”

Abou Zeid explained to Droukdel that the trio wanted “to take brothers out of Nigeria and bring them here for training” and “would like to consult regarding waging jihad in Nigeria.”

The jihadis in Nigeria were desperate for “weapons and money,” Abou Zeid explained, and “some of the brothers are despairing” after their last major fight with government forces.

He indicated that the three men had only a small supply of arms and were “also having problems with explosives,” including “buying the materials.”

Many of their arms had fallen “into enemy hands” or were “broken,” and they had just “1000 detonators” for explosives.

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US-led coalition targeted key online operative for Islamic State near Mosul

crew-2231211Leave it to the Long War Journal to bring us the latest and greatest on the U.S. efforts against ISIS.

 

Of course this will never appear in the leftist media.

Perhaps we should pull our troops out and drop in U.S. reports by parachute so they can tell us the real story.

 

The US-led coalition targeted Rachid Kassim, an aspiring rapper turned Islamic State operative, near Mosul, Iraq earlier this week.

Kassim, who is pictured above, has been involved in several terror plots in the West.

The airstrike was announced yesterday by Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian J.T. Rankine-Galloway.

“We are currently assessing the results of that strike and will provide more information when it becomes available,” Major Rankine-Galloway told the press.

Some French media reports are already claiming that Kassim was killed, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). But American officials remain uncertain.

 

French officials have tied Kassim to a string of plots in their country.

They found that Kassim was part of a network of online operatives who “remote-control” attacks via social media applications.

This network has coordinated small-scale attacks around the globe, including in European nations and the US.

[For an overview of how these plots work, see FDD’s Long War Journal report: Terror plots in Germany, France were ‘remote-controlled’ by Islamic State operatives.]

In June 2016, Amaq News Agency, one of the Islamic State’s chief propaganda arms, promoted a video from an Islamic State loyalist named Larossi Abballa.

 

screen-shot-2016-07-27-at-2-16-06-pm-300x169The video was recorded at the scene of a brutal double murder in Magnanville, France, which is less than 40 miles north of Paris. Abballa stabbed a police officer and his partner to death, recounting the horror show for the Islamic State’s audience and the rest of the world.

Abballa was a member of Kassim’s Telegram group, according to AFP. Authorities concluded that Kassim had encouraged Abballa.

In July 2016, a pair of Islamic State supporters killed a priest at a church in Normandy.

The two young men recorded a video in which they pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the head of the so-called caliphate. Amaq quickly edited and disseminated the footage online. A screen shot from the video can be seen on the right.

As FDD’s Long War Journal noted at the time, Amaq’s release of the clip required at least some level of coordination, even if only over the internet. Investigators discovered in the weeks that followed that Kassim provided the two jihadis with guidance online.

Then, in Sept. 2016, French authorities broke up an Islamic State plot near the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. According to Reuters and France 24, Kassim “remotely guided” some members of the group, which included several women.

Kassim has been tied to other plots in Europe as well.

 

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US kills jihadist leaders in airstrikes in Somalia and Libya

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When reporting the deaths of previous Shabaab leaders, the US military said that Sandhere’s death is “a significant blow to al-Shabaab. ”

 

It’s “An important step forward in the fight against al-Shabaab, and the United States will continue to use the tools at our disposal — financial, diplomatic, intelligence and military — to dismantle al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups who threaten United States, interests and persons.”

I know, this breaks your heart as it does mine. 

Get rid of Obama and join Russia to wipe these towel heads off the map.

 

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By Bill Roggio ,

December 7, 2015

 

The US military confirmed today that two senior jihadist leaders were killed in separate airstrikes in Somalia and Libya over the past several weeks.

The two leaders were identified as Abdirahman Sandhere from Shabaab, al Qaeda official branch in Somalia, and Wissam Najm Abd Zayd al Zubaydi, from the Islamic State’s province in Libya.

 

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Abu Nabil

The Department of Defense confirmed in a press release today that Sandhere “is dead as a result of a US military airstrike in Somalia undertaken on Dec. 2.” Sandhere, who is also known as Ukash, was described “a senior leader of the al Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabaab.” Two other “Shabaab-affiliated associates” were also killed in the airstrike. However, their identities were not disclosed.The US military has launched several airstrikes in Somalia against al Qaeda’s branch.

Over the past year, the US killed the previous two leaders of the Amniyat, a key intelligence organization within Shabaab.

-2The Amniyat is instrumental in executing suicide attacks inside Somalia as well as in Kenya and other African nations, conducting assassinations, providing logistics and support for operations, and integrating the group’s local and regional commands.

The US killed the last leader of the Amniyat, Yusuf Dheeq, on Feb. 3, 2015, and also killed his predecessor, Tahlil Abdishakur, on Dec. 29, 2014. Additionally, the US killed Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of Shabaab, in an airstrike on Sept. 1, 2014.

Unfortunately the deaths of Godane, Dheeq, Abdishakur, and a number of senior al Qaeda and Shabaab leaders at the hands of the US has done little to disrupt Shabaab’s command and control. The jihadist group has been waging an effective insurgency and still controls territory in Somalia despite the fact that the US began targeting Shabaab’s leadership beginning in late 2006.Islamic State leader killed in Libya.

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The Department of Defense also confirmed that Zubaydi, who is also known as Abu Nabil, was killed in an airstrike in Libya on Nov. 13. The US military announced that it targeted Zubaydi on Nov. 14, but his death has not been confirmed until now.

In the Nov. 14 statement, the US military described him as “an Iraqi national who was a longtime al Qaeda operative and the senior ISIL [Islamic State] leader in Libya.” He was also thought to have served as the Islamic State’s “spokesman in the February 2015 Coptic Christian execution video.” The Islamic State’s Libyan branch brutally executed 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.

The military claimed that Nabil’s death “will degrade ISIL’s ability to meet the group’s objectives in Libya, including recruiting new ISIL members, establishing bases in Libya, and planning external attacks on the United States.”

US continues to rely on tactic of decapitation vs counterinsurgency.

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US airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Libya and Syria

U.S. forces are handing them their heads, not with knives but with non stop bombing.
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Not here…..
Title of the image on the left, “We’ve only just begun,”

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Over the past 48 hours, the US military has targeted Islamic State leaders with airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.

The first strike, which took place in Raqqa, Syria, on Nov. 12, (One day before the attacks in Paris.) targeted Mohamed Emwazi, the infamous British executioner who is better known as “Jihadi John.” Emwazi was the masked man behind the videotaped murders of US, British, and Japanese reporters and aide workers. From a Department of Defense press release announcing the strike:

US forces yesterday conducted an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, targeting Mohamed Emwazi, also known as “Jihadi John,” according to a statement issued by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.

“Emwazi, a British citizen, participated in the videos showing the murders of US journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, and a number of other hostages,” Cook said in the statement.

“We are assessing the results of tonight’s operation and will provide additional information as and where appropriate,” Cook added.

US officials are fairly certain Emwazi is dead. The Islamic State has not released an official statement announcing his death.

Yesterday, the US targeted an Iraqi jihadist known as Abu Nabil. The military said this was “the first US strike against an ISIL [Islamic State] leader in Libya” and the “operation was authorized and initiated prior to the terrorist attack in Paris,” which was carried out by the Islamic State. From the press release:

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