2. French police just let illegal migrants go at Calais
A newly-minted U.S. senator and a retired lieutenant general appeared on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” Thursday and expressed their disbelief at the Obama administration’s disclosure of its plans to re-take the city of Mosul, Iraq, including timetable and troop numbers.
Revealing battle plans in advance has “now become a matter of policy” and amounts to “aiding and abetting the enemy” they said.
“If a private in Iraq had revealed this kind of planning inadvertently by leaving a plan in the chow hall or a gym, he might have faced a court martial,”
(Video at link is also good)
Members of the Afghan Taliban were due to hold direct talks with American officials in Qatar on Thursday, two senior militants told NBC News.
The delegation is led by Tayyab Agha, a close aide of Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar, one of the sources told NBC News from Qatar. He added that it also includes five former Taliban commanders freed from Guantanamo Bay in a controversial exchange for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl in May 2014.
5. Not 100% sure but this is supposed to be an IS video showing a failed attempt on Al Baghdadi? Many corpses in it. Caution is advised for the squeamish.
Three schoolgirls have fled the UK in a suspected bid to join Islamic State militants after contacting a female British member of the terror group who travelled to Syria to marry a jihadist.
Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and an unnamed 15-year-old, all from east London, flew to Istanbul in Turkey from Gatwick airport on Tuesday without leaving any messages behind for family or friends.
Scotland Yard detectives today appealed for any information about the missing girls, who all go to the Bethnal Green Academy school and were described as ‘three normal schoolgirls’ and ‘straight-A students’.
Just two days before their disappearance, Shamima is understood to have been in contact with a female British ISIS member who now advises those desperate to join the terror group.
Thank you Draculea, M., Don C., and many more and much more to post. Stand by. And thanks for your attention so far.