Despite using at least 18 suicide bombers they failed miserably.
BEIRUT, LEBANON – The Islamic State terrorist group has launched a mass-suicide bombing attack against Iraqi forces near the Syrian border. Iraqi troops managed to repel the attack, but only just.
According to military-affiliated sources, on Tuesday, Iraqi forces operating near the Syrian border were attacked by scores of ISIS suicide bombers utilizing both car bombs and vest bombs in what appears to have been a desperate attempt by the terrorist group to overrun the positions of pro-government forces after many failed raids in previous weeks.
Reports state that the attack fell on the 28th Brigade of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units near Tal Sefok and that the resulting battle saw pro-government troops destroy no less than 18 Islamic State fighters with explosive vests as well as two car bombs.
Stop laughing! She’s serious.
Via DCCC email:
Not only has President Trump disrespected President Obama by calling him “the most ignorant president in our history,” he’s all but destroyed President Obama’s phenomenal legacy.
I watched as Trump reversed President Obama’s commitment to the Paris climate agreement, insulting our global partners and endangering our environment. He slashed the individual mandate, intentionally destabilizing President Obama’s signature health law.
He’s destroyed President Obama’s policies on DREAMers, offshore oil drilling, and even his Iran nuclear deal.
My Democratic colleagues and I are fighting back relentlessly, but without a majority in either House of Congress, we have nearly no power to stop him.
Rocky is still on the run.
A masked suspect was caught inside a Boost Mobile store in Knoxville.
The Knoxville Police Department posted pictures of the crook on social media. It’s garnered a lot of attention seeing as the sneaky burglar was a raccoon.
According to the call, four officers were parked outside the Boost Mobile store on Magnolia Avenue and saw the raccoon “tearing up the store.”
Store owner Jake Nam,says his alarm system called him when the break in happened and he was able to watch security video on his phone.
“When I found him, he was bigger than I expected,” he said.[…]
Nam says he’s not really taking any precautions but thinks a raccoon may break in again. He says that he hopes that time the raccoon uses a more courteous way to break in without creating a big mess.
Many people are wondering what happened to the raccoon. Nam says he believes the animal is somewhere hiding in their East Knoxville neighborhood.
She should have gone to Minnesota.
Via Daily Caller:
The first Somali person to become a police officer in Maine was arrested Saturday night for disrupting a concert and heads to court Wednesday to face multiple charges for her behavior.
The 24-year-old police officer, Zahra Munye Abu, was arrested Saturday night at Palladium Nightclub in Worcester, Mass., for assault and battery and was charged with three other counts of misdemeanor, according to the Portland Press Herald. Abu was bailed out of jail at 1 a.m. Sunday, but the bail amount has not been disclosed.
“She was (given) several opportunities to leave and refused. Eventually she was placed under arrest,” Worcester police Sgt. Kerry F. Hazelhurst said.
Abu, who previously served the city of Portland as an officer, has been put on paid administrative leave until the court resolves her case, according to Portland Police Chief, Michael Sauschuck. “The Portland Police Department was notified late Saturday night of the arrest of Police Officer Zahra Abu in Worcester, Massachusetts,” Sauschuck said, the Portland Press Herald reports.
“This issue will be dealt with as a personnel matter from this point forward, so I will have no further comment,” he added.
Filing paperwork to get arrested, that’s really sane. Left is getting loonier.
Via Free Beacon:
A Chicago resident on Wednesday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create a new political action committee whose name threatens to assassinate President Donald Trump.
The PAC is titled, “I AM GOING TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP.” (The name is registered in all capital letters.)
An individual named Freddy Black filed the paperwork and wrote, “Send donations to reward my assassination of Donald J Trump to: Freddy Black, 3001 S King Drive Apt 1118, Chicago IL 60616. Or to my IDOC Parole Agent Mr. Done Let”s get him assassinated in the next 24 hours!! Then I”ll kill all the KKK motherfuckers too [sic].”
Finally, she’s discovered her true calling.
Via Free Beacon:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) is set to appear as a guest judge on the VH1 drag queen reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.”
Pelosi is a long-time fan of the reality show competition, which is hosted and produced by drag queen RuPaul Andre Charles, the Washington Post reported.
Pelosi’s district includes San Francisco, which has been a long time “safe place” for members of the LGBT community. A spokesperson for Pelosi said that fact contributed to the congresswoman’s decision to sign on to be a guest judge.
The Pelosi representative also said her appearance will be a sign of solidarity with those individuals who she described as being under attack by the Trump administration.
How dare you obey the law! We will get you if you do. Lock this guy up for obstruction of justice.
Via Daily Caller:
Any business in California that cooperates with federal immigration officials will face prosecution, according to state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Addressing rumors of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Becerra said Thursday at a press conference, “It’s important, given these rumors out there, to let people and more specifically employers know that if they voluntarily start giving up information about their employees in ways that contradict our new California laws.”
The state has two new laws that took effect in 2018, AB 450 and SB 54, that protect illegal aliens, effectively making California a sanctuary state that ignores federal immigration law.
Via Conservative Tribune:
In a pair of tweets published on Jan. 2, President Donald Trump noted that despite the United States giving “hundreds of millions of dollars” in aid to the Palestinians, they show little appreciation or respect for that aid and have been unwilling to enter into peace talks with Israel.
The tweets suggested that the Trump administration could reduce foreign aid to the Palestinians, and according to a report Saturday from The Associated Press, that appears to be under discussion among top level members of his cabinet.
The move came following more than a month of exceptionally hostile rhetoric toward Trump and the U.S. from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The rhetoric began after Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a recognition Abbas said was unacceptable to any sort of peace agreement.
According to those reports, plans to dramatically reduce U.S. contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency — which largely focuses on providing aid and services to Palestinians throughout the Middle East — were on the verge of being finalized.
The plan would entail the delivery of only $60 million to the U.N. agency instead of the scheduled first installment of $125 million. The U.S. contributed $355 million in 2016 and was expected to match that again this year, but not any longer. However, the full amount could be restored if the Palestinians meet certain unspecified goals, such as a resumption of peace talks.
The cut of $65 million from the contribution was actually a compromise supported by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who found common ground between not changing the budget and eliminating the aid altogether, a position staked out by Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.
According to Reuters, Trump made good on his promise to reduce aid to the U.N. and Palestinians on Tuesday, as the cut in aid was officially announced.
That was then, this is now.
HT: Salena Zito
Abu Hamza al-Masri goes back to the Afghan days pre-9/11.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – A veteran Al Qaeda leader identified as Mohamed Abas, nicknamed Abu Hamza al-Masri, died on Thursday during an artillery fire exchange between Syrian government forces and the Liberation Front of the Levant, according to the Syrian Observatory of Rights Humans.
The man, of Egyptian nationality and who fought in the past in the ranks of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan, was killed in the Syrian province of Idlib during the battle for control of the Abu Duhur military airport at the hands of the Levant Freedom Agency, according to the NGO.
This jihadist group is formed around the former al Qaeda arm in Syria, which in July 2016 changed its name and disengaged itself from the organization led by Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Masri had paralysis in his legs after being injured in clashes against the Syrian Air Intelligence corps in the western Aleppo province.
His job within the organization was to train the fighters and new recruits of the Levant Freedom Agency, where he also had religious works.
The Observatory reported that Masri was a prominent figure in Al Qaeda in Afghanistan after studying law school in Egypt.
He also fought in Pakistan and was imprisoned for 16 years in his home country.
Six years ago he joined the Al Nusra Front, the former name of Al Qaeda’s Syrian arm until he disassociated himself from Syria, where he was on several northern fronts, such as Idlib, Hama and Aleppo.
WaPo doing it’s best for next year’s Fake News Awards.
Has Durbin heard about it?
A sick passenger arriving on an international flight last Wednesday may have exposed hundreds of travelers at Chicago O’Hare Airport to measles.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) told CBS Chicago that the passenger, who was contagious at the time, arrived at O’Hare Airport’s Terminal 5 and departed from Terminal 1 on a domestic flight.
Public health officials say all passengers who traveled through O’Hare between 6:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on January 10 have been exposed. Those most at risk for catching the disease are those who have not been vaccinated, officials say.
“Measles is a very contagious virus, and it can hang around in the air for up to an hour or two after a person has left,” University of Chicago Medicine’s Dr. Allison Bartlett told CBS News. “Certainly the people who were on the plane with this individual are at risk of getting the infection, but so are the other people who may have shared the same space with this person during this six-hour period that they were at O’Hare.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), symptoms can take seven to 14 days to develop, meaning many of the passengers exposed to the virus may not show symptoms until the end of the month.