The Islamic Front, a newly formed jihadist group in Syria, launched a joint raid with one of al Qaeda’s branches to take control of a hospital in the contested city of Aleppo. The operation to take the hospital culminated in a suicide assault that was led by two Kurdish bombers.
The joint operation was announced today by the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant, one of two official al Qaeda branches that operate in Syria. The statement was published on jihadist forums and obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group.
The Al Nusrah Front said that it commanded the Islamic Front and the Fajr al Sham Islamic Movement, an independent Salafist group, from what it described as a “joint tactical operations room.”
“The joint tactical operations room of ‘al-Qalb al-Wahid’ (One Heart) – which is militarily led by al-Nusra Front and includes the Islamic Front and the Fajr al-Sham Islamic Movement – launched a blessed operation to end the hopes of the Nusayri army from reaching the al-Kindi hospital and lifting the siege from its soldiers who are trapped in the gate of northern Aleppo, near Aleppo Central Prison …” according to the SITE translation.
The three groups first tried to “storm the building” first on Dec. 4 by detonating a BMP armored personnel vehicle near the building and then sending a team to enter the breach.
A Kansas man was arrested after a failed suicide bombing attempt at the Wichita Mid-Contintent airport. The 58 year-old aviation technician, Terry Lee Loewen, wanted to die a “martyr” in the explosion.
Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams says a 1 p.m. news conference Friday will address “a major situation for our city that was averted” through a collaborative investigation.
NBC News reported that federal officials arrested a man who planned to detonate a suicide bomb at Wichita’s Mid-Continent airport.
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom and Michael Kaste, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Kansas City, will appear at the news conference in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Wichita to announce charges against a person arrested Friday morning “in a case involving a national security matter,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday morning in statement.
Gov. Sam Brownback also is scheduled to be at the news conference, his office said.
More… U.S. Attorney for Kansas Barry Grissom said the man, a 58-year-old Wichita resident Terry Lee Loewen, had been under investigation since this past summer after making threats to engage in a terrorist act of jihad against the United States.
According to Michelle Malkin at Twitchy and Sooper Mexican the spiteful and malicious left just can’t contain their glee that Rick Warren’s youngest son Matthew committed suicide. Rick Warren’s crime? He doesn’t affirm the gay lifestyle, so these compassionate and kindly leftists take to twitter in droves celebrating the grief that the Warren family must be feeling. Their fondest fantasy seems to be that hopefully Matthew Warren is gay and therefore his death can be blamed directly on his ‘homophobic’ father. There is no evidence that the younger Warren was homosexual, but why let that get in the way of a triumphant daydream?
Troubled country music star Mindy McCready was found dead today of an apparent suicide … this according to various reports. She was 37.
A source close to McGready tells TMZ … McCready shot herself and her dog. Neighbors reported hearing the two gunshots.
We’re told McGready had been a mess since the father of her youngest child, record producer David Wilson, was found dead in his home on January 13 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
McCready’s two children were removed from her home by a judge on February 6 and she was committed to a to a treatment facility for a mental-health and alcohol-abuse evaluation. She was released two days later.