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April 30, 2016 / 22 Nisan, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘terrorists’

Ammunitions Cache, Gas Grenade Shell Found in Hebron

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

An ammunitions cache was discovered in Hebron during a joint operation carried out by IDF forces and Border Guard Police officers.

A gas grenade shell was among the ordnance found in the home, along with other ammunition and magazines.

“Actually, What they found was a 40mm gas canister that is launched from a M-16 launcher attachment,” a defense industry source told JewishPress.com.

“It’s like a portable mortar launcher on the bottom of the M-16. The M-203 connects to the bottom of the M16. It’s a gas grenade to be launched from an M-203.”

The search was launched in response to a tip received by Israeli intelligence personnel. A number of suspects were arrested at the site.

Hebron has become the regional headquarters for a number of Arab terrorist organizations, including the Gaza-based Hamas terror group and Islamic Jihad.

 

Hana Levi Julian

ISIS Terrorists Train in Missiles at ‘Jihadi University’

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

ISIS terrorists are learning how to assemble, repair and recondition missiles and other weaponry at a new “Jihadi University” in Raqqa.

A new ISIS (Da’esh) training video on the subject, obtained by Britain’s Sky News, has deeply impressed — and worried — former United Kingdom Special Forces bomb technician Maj. Chris Hunter.

The video shows footage of a weapons lab in the Da’esh terror group’s de facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria. The lab appears to have become a “jihadi technical college,” as it is being referred to by the terrorist organization.

The footage shows that the group can now produce key components for advanced weapons, including surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), and refurbish those previously believed to be obsolete or unusable.

Da’esh operatives have produced a homemade thermal battery for use in SAM systems – something that was also believed to be impossible for terrorist groups without any military infrastructure.

But it is now abundantly clear that Da’esh, at least, has managed to create for itself just such an infrastructure. The group has the capability of re-commissioning thousands of missiles previously thought to be unusable.

With these, Da’esh can target passenger and military aircraft anywhere within its range — and since it is creating an air force as well, it may become a menace in the sky sooner rather than later.

“What this video shows is that ISIS is “leagues ahead of its terrorist predecessors,” Hunter told Sky News on Wednesday (Jan. 6). “At first, the images didn’t look very different from the raft of other ISIS propaganda on the internet, but within minutes it occurred to me that this was definitely no ISIS propaganda video.”

Instead, Hunter said he saw “technically adept and highly trained weapons specialists giving expert tuition in how to turn obsolete munitions and ammunition into state-of-the-art weapon systems.

“Without doubt, the most chilling aspect of watching this training video was the unprecedented levels of technical expertise and ingenuity of those weapons engineers,” he said.

“Their advanced knowledge of weapons engineering, coupled with their seemingly limitless ability to reverse engineer and recondition weapons (previously considered by intelligence agencies to be obsolete or beyond repair), kept me awake all night.”

The components whose assembly, repair and refurbishing were painstakingly demonstrated included a missile seeker unit, infra-red homing radar, and MANPADS (shoulder-launched surface-to-air weapons systems). Also included with the assembly of a remote control car bomb – complete with a mannequin capable of tricking the advanced early warning sensors at critical/high security facilities.

Hunter called it “the stuff of nightmares.”

The real fear, at least for him, is “they’re certain to find their way into the hands of jihadi organizations and networks outside Iraq and Syria.”

For residents of Israel, of course, that nightmare began a long time ago.

Hana Levi Julian

2 ISIS Terrorists Killed by Egyptian Security in Sinai

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

The Egyptian military eliminated two “terrorist elements” and wounded a third operative linked to Da’esh (ISIS) in the Sinai Peninsula, Associated Press reported Sunday.

Security forces chased two of the terrorists on a motorcycle, according to a statement posted on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian military spokesperson. One was killed and the other injured in the provincial capital of El Arish, the Lebanon Daily Star reported.

A third terrorist was killed in a separate shootout with Egyptian military forces near Mount Halal, according to the Daily Star.

ISIS established a presence in Sinai a couple of years ago when the Ansar Beyt al Maqdis terrorist group, formerly linked to Al Qaeda, pledged its loyalty to Da’esh.

The group subsequently changed its name to Sinai Province when its membership in Da’esh was accepted and formalized.

Egypt and Israel have been cooperating on security operations in dealing with the terrorist threat along the Egyptian-Israeli border.

ISIS terrorists have been recruiting from among Palestinian Authority Arabs in Gaza, whose ruling Hamas terror group has been providing tactical and other support to the group in Sinai.

Operatives from related terrorist groups in Gaza have been sporadically firing rocket and mortar attacks at southern Israel over the past year, although it is not clear whether or not they are under the control of ISIS-linked Sinai Province.

Hana Levi Julian

Japanese Journalist Held Captive in Syria by Unnamed Terror Group

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

A Japanese journalist is being held captive by in Syria, according to Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, who did not name the group holding Yasuda Jumpei. Nor did he confirm the report of the abduction, which allegedly occurred in July.

“We are doing our best… and making full use of various intelligence networks,” he said, but gave no details.

Information about the capture of the journalist was received from the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) organization, Reuters reported. RSF urged Japan to do all it can to save Yasuda, who was a friend and colleague of Japanese war correspondent Kenjo Goto, another journalist who was captured and executed late last year by the Da’esh (ISIS) terror group.

Yasuda himself had been previously abducted and held hostage by an armed group in 2004 while traveling near a combat zone in Iraq. He disappeared in July shortly after crossing the border from Turkey into Syria.

The organization said “an armed group” has been holding Yasuda hostage after kidnapping him shortly after entered Syria in an area controlled by the Al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Nusra Front).

The terrorist organization is demanding a ransom and has begun a countdown for payment. The group is threatening to execute the journalist or to sell him to another group if no ransom is paid.

Earlier this year, the Da’esh (ISIS) terrorist organization released a video documenting the beheading by the group of journalist Kenji Goto and his friend, a Japanese contractor.

Hana Levi Julian

13 Arab Terrorist Suspects Arrested, Terrorist Home ‘Mapped Out’

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Israeli security forces arrested 13 Arab terrorist suspects late Sunday night and into the wee hours of Monday morning.

IDF soldiers captured the fugitives in joint operations with Border Guard Police officers in various places throughout Judea and Samaria.

Israeli engineers and IDF Nahal Battalion soldiers also mapped out the Silwad home of terrorist Mohammed Abdul Rahman Ahmad Ayad, near Ramallah. The operation was carried out together with the Civil Administration in advance of plans to demolish Ayad’s home following the vehicular terror attack he carried out three weeks ago.

In another operation, elite fighters in the IDF ‘Duvdevan’ unit joined the Israel Security Agency (Shabak / Shin Bet) and IDF’s Etzion Regional Brigade. The group entered the Judean Arab community of Deheishe to hunt down terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), accused of leading riots and attacks at Rachel’s Tomb. Those taken into custody were transferred to security personnel for interrogation.

Other fugitives among those arrested during the night are accused members of the Gaza-based Hamas terrorist organization.

Hana Levi Julian

Military Miracle of a Terror Tunnel That Ended at Nir Am

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

IDF Southern OC Commander Col. Dudu Bar Khalifa described an unusual incident that he said had taken place during Operation Protective Edge in 2014, while lighting Chanukah candles this week with bereaved families of the brigade.

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The officer said during Monday night’s candle-lighting ceremony that the tunnel out of which terrorists emerged during the 2014 summer and which nearly succeeded in their attempt to attack Nir Am, was not their original goal. Hamas originally planned to send 60 terrorists into Sderot.

In a related story, Egyptian forces found a tunnel network from Rafah into Sinai built with 40 cm thick iron walls, dug 10 meters underground, according to Ynet.

Egypt says the Hamas-built tunnels were paid for by Qatar.

When the sea water pumped by Egypt along the Gaza-Sinai border, designed to sink the tunnels, didn’t subside in all areas, they realized something must be blocking it. At which point they dug down and discovered a Hamas network of 17 underground iron-walled tunnels.

Hana Levi Julian

28 Arab Terror Fugitives Captured by IDF, Police

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

IDF soldiers captured 28 terrorist fugitives in operations with Border Guard and Israel Police officers late Tuesday night and into the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

The security forces took suspects into custody in various locations throughout Judea and Samaria.

Some of the detainees were transferred to Shin Bet personnel for questioning in connection with terrorist activities. Others were arrested for involvement in violence against civilians and security forces.

Hana Levi Julian

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