A Jihadist attempted to flee Mosul in a disguise similar to a pantomime dame, but was caught when he forgot to shave off his beard and moustache.
The ISIS fighter was trying to get away from the former militant stronghold as the city was recaptured, but didn’t quite get his escape plan right.
Dressed in women’s clothes and with elaborate make-up, the bearded man forgot to get rid of his facial hair.
In photos released by the Iraqi army after his capture, the man can be seen to have slathered on powder, eyeshadow and lipstick, even adding some beauty spots.
But the large moustache and beard as well as full eyebrows, rather give the game away.
Other photos released by the army show the men in padded bras as they try to slip through the net and out of the city.
Mosul’s Old City, which once stood as a neighborhood of densely built alleyways and homes on winding lanes, has been reduced to rubble by a months-long war to root out the Islamic State.
A top US general has blamed leaks to the New York Times for giving ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the ability to evade American forces seeking to kill him.
General Raymond ‘Tony’ Thomas, who leads Special Operations Command, said Friday at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado that his teams were ‘particularly close’ to al-Baghdadi after a 2015 raid, Fox News reported.
That operation, a Delta Force commando raid in eastern Syria, killed ISIS oil minister Abu Sayyaf and captured his wife, yielding a trove of information about the terror group’s operations and logistics.
‘That was a very good lead. Unfortunately, it was leaked in a prominent national newspaper about a week later and that lead went dead,’ said Thomas, in an apparent reference to a New York Times report about the raid from June 2015.
That report read in part: ‘New insights yielded by the seized trove — four to seven terabytes of data, according to one official — include how the organization’s shadowy leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, operates and tries to avoid being tracked by coalition forces.’
The New York Times report even detailed knowledge gained about al-Baghdadi’s security precautions for meeting and communicating with his lieutenants, including the use of wives to pass messages.
‘The challenge we have [is] in terms of where and how our tactics and procedures are discussed openly,’ Thomas said.
‘There’s a great need to inform the American public about what we’re up to. There’s also great need to recognize things that will absolutely undercut our ability to do our job,’ he continued.
President Donald Trump seized on the remarks early Saturday morning, tweeting: ‘The Failing New York Times foiled U.S. attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist,Al-Baghdadi.Their sick agenda over National Security’.
- President Trump is shutting down the CIA’s program to arm and train rebels fighting the Syrian government
- Declassified doc: The rise of ISIS had been predicated by both the CIA and DIA, as far back as 2012.
- Purposely created by the Obama Administration in part to isolate the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad
- U.S. intelligence agencies were fully aware that weapons were being shipped from Benghazi to Syrian ports
- roughly 60% of the rebel fighters in Syria are sympathetic to ISIS’ .
- Syrian rebels gave “at least a quarter of their United States-provided equipment, including six pickup trucks and a portion of their ammunition, to the Qaeda affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front.”
Via The Hill:
President Trump is shutting down the CIA’s program to arm and train rebels fighting the Syrian government, The Washington Post reported Wednesday, a victory for Russia, which has called for the move for years.
Officials told the Post that shutting down the program, begun by the Obama administration in 2013, is a sign of Trump’s attempts to work with Russia, which has viewed the U.S. attempts to force out Syrian President Bashar Assad during that country’s civil war as an attack on its own interests.
The shuttering of the CIA program does not mark the end of U.S. involvement in Syria — Trump signed off in May on a plan to arm the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish rebel group, using Department of Defense funds.
The Post reports that Trump decided to shut down the CIA program last month after meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and national security adviser H.R. McMaster.
Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin struck a deal for a partial cease-fire during their meeting at the Group of 20 summit earlier this month, set for a region of Syria where rebels supported by the CIA are stationed.
( USHerald) Thanks in part to the declassification of Defense Intelligence documents, connecting those missing dots seems to have finally reveled what most Middle East observers have suspected all along, that the rise of the terrorist group ISIS and the likelihood of establishing a terror state (a caliphate), had been predicated by both the CIA and DIA, as far back as 2012.
And purposely created by the Obama Administration in part to isolate the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. The documents also predicted that the support given by the West, Turkey and the Persian Gulf Arab states to the Takfiri militants would eventually lead to the establishment of a Salafist Principality in Eastern Syria.
According to investigative reporter Nafeez Ahmed, the “leaked document reveals that in coordination with the Gulf states and Turkey, the West intentionally sponsored violent Islamist groups to destabilize Assad, despite anticipating that doing so could lead to the emergence of an ‘Islamic State’ in Iraq and Syria.”
Obviously Obama’s dismissal of ISIS being nothing more than a “JV” team and his apparent miscalculations in not keeping a residual force in place in Iraq, seems to be (as the documents indicate), considerably more sinister than first assumed, in that not leaving a contingency force behind was viewed by most Middle Eastern experts to have been a simple yet costly a tactical error.
However the documents are also shedding light on details referencing weapons operations inside Libya before the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi.
And the report leaves no doubt that U.S. intelligence agencies were fully aware that weapons were being shipped from Benghazi to Syrian ports.
Here is a link to the Judicial Watch press release detailing the released documents.
Here are the released documents themselves.
According to the think tank linked to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, roughly 60% of the rebel fighters in Syria are sympathetic to ISIS’ political and religious beliefs and practices. While there may be personal disputes between ISIS and the other rebels, most find little problem with ISIS’ ideology and governing style.
These findings stand in considerable contrast to earlier claims made by the Obama Administration, about which groups constituted the Syrian rebels. President Obama had, at one point, pushed to train a so-called moderate rebel force in Syria and spent $500 million to do so. After the failures of the program became evident, Obama switched his position and labeled the belief in the moderate rebels as a viable force to take on ISIS and Assad as a “fantasy.”
The program was ultimately suspended in October of this year when it was discovered that not only were the rebels not fighting jihadists, they gave “at least a quarter of their United States-provided equipment, including six pickup trucks and a portion of their ammunition, to the Qaeda affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front.”
ISIS burned 12 people alive in a cage including a family of four. Their hands were tied and they were led to metal cages before fanatics poured oil on the prisoners and set them alight. The Iraqis were caught trying to flee the Islamic State.
The Daily Mail reports:
ISIS thugs have burned 12 people alive including a family of four after accusing them of trying to flee from an Iraqi city they control.
Extremists forced the civilians into cages and doused them with oil before setting them alight in the city of Hawija in Kirkuk Province, northern Iraq.
The victims were accused of trying to escape to nearby Kirkuk city, which is under government control.
A source told al-Sumeiryeh news that ISIS, on the retreat in Iraq, caught the civilians as they made their way towards the al-Elm region.
Their hands were tied and they were led to metal cages before fanatics poured oil on the prisoners and set them alight, the ‘well-placed’ source claimed.
Mike Cernovich released a video montage of CNN gaffes and fake news.
Posted on twitter:
Mike Cernovich :Proof That CNN Is ISIS: Endless Examples Of Fake News On CNN
Video Via Rebel Media:
Witches in New York are holding group meetings to cast spells on President Donald Trump.
The Rebel journalist Laura Loomer visited a Brooklyn “metaphysical boutique” named ‘Catland’ and was able to interview the anti-Trump trans witch owner.
When Laura asked the he-she to cast a spell on the ISIS who throw gays from rooftops and sell women as sex slaves he refused because that would be offensive and Islamophobic.
A tweet by Minister Edward Cage :
Can any homosexual tell me exactly what rights have you lost since
@realDonaldTrump been President, because I can’t find one.
Is the London fire an arson jihad by ISIS?
ISIS recently called for ‘lone-wolf’ jihadis to wage ‘arson jihad’ against the west in their magazine Rumiyah
“Suggested target locations for arson attacks, the magazine states, “include houses and apartment buildings, forest areas adjacent to residential areas, factories that produce cars, furniture, clothing, flammable substances, etc., gas stations, hospitals, bars, dance clubs, night clubs, banks, car showrooms, schools, universities, as well as churches, Rafidi [Shiite] temples, and so forth. The options are vast, leaving no excuse for delay.”
ISIS Singles Out Dallas Megachurch in Call for Arson Jihad
The Islamic State’s latest issue of Rumiyah magazine counsels terrorists on waging arson attacks — with a Dallas megachurch suggested as a possible target.
The October issue of ISIS’ Rumiyah — which is published in multiple languages including English, Russian, German, Croatian, Pashto, Urdu and Indonesian — instructed lone jihadists to launch random knife attacks, with a warning to pick a suitable blade for the job.
The November issue moved on to a different type of lone attack tutorial — or “just terror” attacks, as ISIS calls them — encouraging jihadists to use a heavy vehicle such as a U-Haul to plow into a crowd.
And after Ohio State student Abdul Razak Ali Artan rammed his car into a group of people on a sidewalk, got out and began stabbing on Nov. 28, wounding 11 but claiming no lives, the December issue doubled back to the knife tutorial with simpler, illustrated instructions.
ISIS recommended arson as a simple terror tactic that arouses little suspicion in the planning stages “to destroy the property of the Crusaders and, in some cases, kill several of them, sending them from the fire of this world to the inferno of Hellfire.”
“Because many flammables are a part of everyday living, arson attacks are extremely difficult to prevent. Indeed, no more than a large container of gasoline (petrol) is needed for a successful attack. Of course, the gasoline can be acquired from any local gas station, where it is filled into the container,” the article continues. “This procedure should not arouse any suspicion, as it is quite common to follow, especially when obtaining gas for a lawnmower, amongst other reasons.”
Instructions then follow on how to make a Molotov cocktail, emphasizing that “due to the fast rate at which gasoline burns away, it is better that one transforms the contents of his Molotov cocktail into a sticky, long-burning napalm solution, to ensure – by Allah’s permission – that the intended target properly catches fire before the gas finishes burning.”
To make napalm, ISIS recommends jihadists save Styrofoam from toy packaging or pick up “foam cups used for hot coffee at donut shops.”
Suggested target locations for arson attacks, the magazine states, “include houses and apartment buildings, forest areas adjacent to residential areas, factories that produce cars, furniture, clothing, flammable substances, etc., gas stations, hospitals, bars, dance clubs, night clubs, banks, car showrooms, schools, universities, as well as churches, Rafidi [Shiite] temples, and so forth. The options are vast, leaving no excuse for delay.”