Tagged: assassination

‘Libya: intelligence chief killed in eastern region,’ al-Arabiya (Saudi Arabia), 8 May 2014

Libya’s chief of intelligence was assassinated in the city of Benghazi today. The city, located in Eastern Libya, has been the site of multiple assassinations regular stand-offs between armed extremists, including Ansar al-Sharia, and the army, in the past three years. Continue reading

‘Deputy of Federal Parliament killed in Mogadishu’, Somalia Today, 21st April 2014

 The al- Shabaab increase their attacks on government officials in retaliation for permitting foreign troops in Somalia.

 

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‘Silent Youth announce vigil against killings in an unprecedented manner,’ Hona Hadhramout (Yemen), 4 January 2014

Members of youth and volunteer organizations in the Hadhramout region of Yemen held a silent vigil on Saturday to condemn the killing and assassination of members of their community. Unfortunately, the photos from the original article are no longer available.

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‘Israel claims that it was not responsible for the assassination of Al-Lakkis’, Islamic Resistance Lebanon (Hezbollah, Lebanon), 4th December 2013

 Hezbollah accuses the State of Israel of assassinating the Hezbollah operative Hassan al-Laqis [Hassan al-Lakiss, Hassane Laqees, Hassan Al Laqis] in the southern suburbs of Beirut in early December. An accusation denied vehemently by the Israeli official Yigal Bilmor. This action could be used to spur a Hezbollah attack on Israel. Others speculate, however, that it may have been carried out by Sunni militants, since Hassan al-Laqis may have played a role in planning attacks against anti-Asad Sunni militias in Syria. Continue reading

‘Security Chief Assassinated in Kahadha Region’, Somalia Today (Somalia), 28th August 2013

إغتيال قائد أمني في منطقة كحذا

August 28, 2013 20:40

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مقديشو(الصومال اليوم): قتل مسلحون مجهولون البارحة في مديرية كحدا الضابط بجهاز الأمن الوطني خليف محمود علي وذلك خلال ذهابه من منزله.

وأفاد احد شاهد عيان من سكان المنطقة أن مسلحين بمسدسات وبنادق نصبوا كمينا لموكب المسئول، وجرت اشتباكات بين حرس المسئول والمجموعة المسلحة لقي خلالها حتفه.

و صرح عبدالولي مدير مديرية كحدا أن المسئول تم اغتياله من قبل مسلحين نصبوا له كمينا، واضاف بأن الضابط خليف قتل جراء الاشتباكات بينما جرح اثنان من حرسه، مشيرا الى أن هناك خسائر لحقت المسلحين الذين قاموا بشن الهجوم.

 ولم تصدر السلطات الأمنية والإعلامية أي تعقيب رسمي بعد الحادث حول ملابسات اغتيال المسئول، الذي يعد أحد أقوى ضباط الأمن في تلك المنطقة، حيث شارك في عدد من العمليات ضد خلايا الشباب.

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Translation:

Security Chief Assassinated in Kahadha Region

28th August 2013 20:40

Mogadishu (Somalia Today) Unknown militants killed yesterday in Mediria Kahadha an officer from the National Security Services, Khalif Mahmoud as he was leaving his house.

According to one eye-witness who lives in the area the men armed with pistols and rifles skirmished the Official’s convoy. During the clashes between Official’s guard and the militants, he died.

Abdul Wali, the director of Mediria Kahadha, said that the official was assassinated when militants ambushed them, and added that Officer Khalif died as part of clashes while two of his guard were injured. He pointed to that there where losses connected with the militants who attacked.

Security and the media authorities have not commented officially after the incident about the circumstances of the assassinated official, who was a strong security officer in the area where he participated in a number  of operations against cells of people.

Translated by Robert Forster

Original article available at Somalia Today.

“Free Syrian Army vows to respond to al-Qaeda after the Assassination of One of their Leaders”, Al-Bilad (Lebanon), 12th July 2013

مقاتلو الجيش السوري الحر  - Fighters of the Free Syrian Army (source: al-Bilad)

مقاتلو الجيش السوري الحر
– Fighters of the Free Syrian Army (source: al-Bilad)

الجمعة 12 تموز 2013 13:50

أكد مقاتلو الجيش السوري الحر إن اغتيال متشددين تربطهم صلات بتنظيم القاعدة قائداً كبيراً في الجيش السوري الحر يعتبر “إعلاناً للحرب”، متوعدين قادة مقاتلي المعارضة بالرد.
وقال قائد كبير في المعارضة طلب عدم ذكر اسمه “لن ندعهم يفلتون بهذا لأنهم يريدون استهدافناً”، مضيفاً “أن متشددين تربطهم صلات بتنظيم القاعدة أبلغوا مقاتلي الجيش السوري الحر بأنه لا مكان لهم في محافظة اللاذقية” حيث قتل القائد كمال حمامي.

وذكرت مصادر أخرى في المعارضة أن القتل جاء بعد نزاع بين قوات حمامي وتنظيم الدولة الإسلامية حول السيطرة على نقطة تفتيش استراتيجية في اللاذقية.
من جانبه، قال المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان “إن اشتباكات عنيفة وقعت بين الجيش السوري الحر والدولة الإسلامية في مناطق كثيرة بسوريا على مدى الأسابيع القليلة الماضية مما يشير إلى العداء المتزايد بين معارضي الأسد”.

وقال مدير المرصد رامي عبد الرحمن “قتلت الدولة الإسلامية يوم الجمعة الماضي مقاتلا من الجيش السوري الحر في محافظة إدلب وفصلت رأسه عن جسده. ووقعت هجمات في العديد من المحافظات”، مضيفاً أن اثنين من رجال حمامي أصيبا في هجوم أمس الخميس.

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Translation

Free Syrian Army vows to respond to al-Qaeda after the Assassination of One of their Leaders

Friday 12th Jul2 2013

Fighters from the Free Syrian Army confirmed that militants with links to the Al-Qaeda organization assassinated a senior leader in the Free Syrian Army is considered to be “a declaration of war”, opposition fighters vowed to respond and a senior leader in the opposition, who requested not to be named, said “we will not let them get away with this, because they want to target us”, adding “that the militants with links to the Al-Qaeda organization told the fighters of the Free Syrian Army  that there is no place for them in the province of Latakia” where they killed Kamal Hammami.

Other sources in the opposition note that the death comes after a dispute between Hammami’s forces and the Islamic State Organization over control of strategic check points in the south of Latakia. The Syrian Human Rights Observatory said that violent clashes between the FSA and Islamic State (الدولة الإسلامية) in a large area of Syria over the last few weeks, which points to increasing hostility between Asad’s opposition.

Director  of the Observatory Rami Abd al-Karim said “Islamic State killed, last Friday, a fighter from the FSA in the province of Adab and decapitated him. The attacks took place in several provinces, he said, adding that two other soldiers were wounded in the attack on Hammami.

Original article here.