#AceNewsReport – Apr.12: The suspected terrorists were said to have invaded the community in broad daylight on Friday, killing people and burning houses and properties:
Nigeria: Militants storm community, murder one, burn houses and crops, abduct six: ‘As at the time of filing this report, one person had been killed and six persons had been abducted, Sahara Reporters also learnt’
A source in the community also told SaharaReporters that “yams worth millions of naira were set ablaze”.
“It is so sad that people are getting killed every day and the government does not appear to be concerned or doing anything about it. It is a shame that we cannot sleep with our eyes closed,” the source said….
Citing security forces, local media reported that a #police officer and four soldiers were #killed after armed fighters attacked a security patrol in Abu Taweela village in Shiekh Zwayed city of North Sinai on Sunday. Eight soldiers were also injured in the same incident.
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#AceNewsReport – SYRIA:Aug.12: Five civilians were killed and 55 others injured after militants targeted Damascus on Wednesday with mortars and rockets that landed in various neighborhoods, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported on Wednesday.
#Rassd | #Syria | Heavy shelling in Damascus, five dead and dozens injured
#AceNewsReport – LIBYA:Post Update:June.10: Al-Qaeda-linked militants are battling an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) affiliate in eastern Libya after one of their leaders was shot dead, AP reported.
Nasr Akr, an Al-Qaeda-inspired militant, was assassinated along with his aide in the eastern town of Darna. The Shura Council of Darna’s jihadists announced his killing on Wednesday, blaming it on Islamic State militants.
The killing sparked heavy fighting, leaving at least nine IS militants dead, according to witnesses. The so-called Islamic State seized control of Darna last year.
The IS group began as an Al-Qaeda affiliate, but later fell out with the jihadist network.
#AceWorldNews – NIGERIA:Jan.04: The militant group Boko Haram has seized a town and key multinational military base in north-eastern Nigeria, officials and eyewitnesses say.
A senator in Borno state said troops had abandoned the base in the town of Baga after it was attacked on Saturday.
Residents of Baga, who fled by boat to neighbouring Chad, said many people had been killed and the town set ablaze. Baga, scene of a Nigerian army massacre in 2013, was the last town in the Borno North area under government control.
It hosted the base of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), made up of troops from Nigeria, Chad and Niger.Set up in 1998 to fight trans-border crime in the Lake Chad region, the force more recently took on Boko Haram.
#AceNewsServices Featured Post: IRAQ: Jan.03: Islamic State militants have kidnapped at least 170 men in two villages in northern Iraq, officials and locals said. The jihadists are reportedly searching for people who burned their flags.
The men were abducted from the villages of Al-Shajara and Gharib in Kirkuk province Friday. Earlier it was reported that two flags of IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) were burned in the area.
“Members of the [IS] organization who were driving around 30 vehicles took the kidnapped [people] to the center of Hawijah [town],” an intelligence officer told AFP.
Hawija, with about 450,000 inhabitants, has a jihadist court and a prison.
Islamic State flags flutter on the Mullah Abdullah bridge in southern Kirkuk (Reuters / Ako Rasheed)
Women from Al-Shajara village asked the extremists not to harm their men, a villager said. The extremists replied that they were planning to punish only those responsible for burning of the flag.
The Gharib resident said that IS fighters took about 90 men from his village, adding that they were searching for 15 men who set ablaze the militants’ flag there.
Islamic State jihadists have repeatedly turned to mass detentions of residents in Iraq and Syria. In September, the group took 50 people in Kirkuk province after locals burned an IS flag and attacked one of their positions.
Since the IS lightning advance this year, the insurgents have committed systematic human rights abuses – including mass executions, abducting women, and using girls as sex slaves, according to a UN report.
In areas of Iraq controlled by the Islamic State, trials have been conducted by self-appointed courts where people, including Sunnis, have been condemned to death for breaking Sharia law.
Islamic State has also carried out indiscriminate destruction of places of cultural and religious significance which do not conform to its takfiri doctrine. Under the doctrine, Sunni militants justify their actions by branding others as apostates.
AceWorldNews – NIGERIA:Jan.02: Al Shabaab militants staged an attack on a military base outside the town of Baidoa on Friday morning, killing at least 7 Somali soldiers, a Somali military official said. “Al Shabaab “ attacked our base unexpectedly early in the morning today.
#AceWorldNews – PAKISTAN:Dec.19 – Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a north-western tribal region near the Afghan border, AP reported, citing the army.
Three security personnel were wounded in the ensuing shoot out. Air-strikes and ground operations on Thursday and Friday were carried out in the Khyber agency – one of two main areas in the north west where the military has been trying to root out militants in recent months.
#AceWorldNews – SYRIA:Dec.16 – Around 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 Islamist fighters were killed during a two-day battle over the Wadi al-Deif military base, Reuters reported, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Al-Qaeda’s Syria wing, the Al-Nusra Front, overran the base, situated next to the country’s main north-south highway in Idlib province on Monday, the monitoring group said.
Two other Sunni Muslim militant groups, Jund al-Aqsa and Ahrar al-Sham, also took part in the battle.
#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON:Dec.11 – Al-Qaeda in Yemen has blamed Washington for the death of a US and South African hostage killed in a failed rescue attempt by US forces, Reuters reported.
The US president and his government “could have at least negotiated” the militants’ demands, said Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi, representing the group.
His comments appeared in a video published on Thursday by the SITE Intelligence group, which monitors Islamist militants.“Despite our warning to him not to act foolishly” the US president “chose a military solution, which failed before and failed once again,” al-Ansi said.
American journalist Luke Somers, 33, and South African teacher Pierre Korkie, 56, were shot by the kidnappers during the raid on Saturday in the arid Wadi Abadan district of Shabwa.
#AceWorldNews – MOSCOW – Nov.26 – The Moscow Muslim Spiritual Department (DUM) has made inspections of Moscow mosques following Internet reports alleging that some of the mosques were used to recruit militants for operations in the Middle East.
‘ Muslim religious leaders in Moscow carry on regular work for prevention of extremism, the Moscow Muslim Spiritual Department said ‘
As a result of the inspections, DUM representatives in an official statement have denied the reports as “groundless.” /TASS/. reported.
“The Moscow mosques cannot serve as recruitment centers for militants deployed to fight in Syria because Muslim religious leaders carry on regular work for prevention of extremism,” the statement said. “Unauthorized gatherings or any recruitment activities are banned in the Moscow mosques; any attempts to violate the ban are resolutely cut short,” the statement said.
“The Imams of the Moscow Mosque regularly conduct seminars and deliver lectures for purposes of prevention of radical propaganda and protection of spiritual and moral values advocated by Islam,” it said.
The Internet report claimed that the alleged recruitment centre for volunteers to fight in Syria was in a mosque in Prospect Mira street in Moscow.
#AceWorldNews – AFGHANISTAN – Nov. 17 – A group of 17 Taliban militants has laid down arms and surrendered to the authorities of Badakhshan province in north-east Afghanistan, the head of Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai said on Monday ./TASS/. reported.
‘ The head of Regional Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs says the militants won’t be charged, despite the fact that they previously actively participated in the attacks ‘
According to him, the group has given all their small arms to the security forces. “Despite the fact that the militants participated actively in the attacks, we’re not going to charge them,” he added. “I’m sure this will have positive impact on the situation in the region and will urge other radicals to return to peaceful life.”
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that earlier a dozen more Taliban members surrendered in the northeast Afghanistan. The movement leaders give no comments on the reasons for their members switching to the government side.
The government announcements on the extremists giving up armed struggle come amid the “peace process” announced by the new president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai which implies the activation of negotiations between the government and its Taliban opponents and other extremist organizations.
In accordance with the plan the radicals are guaranteed immunity from criminal prosecution in exchange for refusal to continue the armed struggle.
The Associated Press reported the bomber was disguised in a school uniform.
The suicide bomb attack killed 47 students and injured 79 others on Monday in north-east Nigeria, AFP said.“There was an explosion detonated by a suicide bomber”when students gathered for morning assembly at their school in Potiskum, Yobe state, according to national police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu.
However, the Associated Press said soldiers who rushed to the scene were chased away by a crowd throwing stones and shouting that they are angry at the military’s inability to halt a 5-year-old insurgency by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.
The attack so far has nobody claiming responsibility but was likely carried out by Islamist extremists from the Boko Haram group, he added, who have been more active lately.