Reina Nightclub Shooting...
( Much more at Twitter T.L)
Istanbul : premières images du tueur de la boîte de nuit https://actudirect.com/?p=945388
FWIW - unofficial ISIS accounts attribute attack to ISIS member and allege he escaped Istanbul safely.
Trail cold ....for now.
.@superhabertv says they received photos from a "credible source" [likely from a security source as they were taken during border control.]
Note photos are wrong....
Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate made all mosques across Turkey to condemn new year celebrations on Friday Prayers. This warning yday:
Foreigners killed in Istanbul attack: 7 Saudis, 4 Iraqis, 2 Indians, 2 Tunisians, 1 Canadian, 1 Syrian, 1 Israeli, 1 Lebanese,1 Belgian #RIP
Opposition HDP condemns Reina terror attack http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/opposition-hdp-condemns-reina-terror-attack.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108013&NewsCatID=338 …
ISIS twitter accounts apparently claim that the attacker was ISIS member and got out of Istanbul safely.
Some graphic images released by Turkish media (gag holds) from the aftermath of Istanbul's New Year massacre:
No country is safe from terror: Turkish PM Yıldırım http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/no-country-is-safe-from-terror-turkish-pm-yildirim.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108012&NewsCatID=338 …
Identities of 20 victims confirmed in Istanbul attack, including Saudi Arabian, Moroccan, Lebanese, Libyan nationals http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/identities-of-20-victims-including-15-foreigners-confirmed-in-istanbul-nightclub-attack.aspx?pageID=238&nID=107999&NewsCatID=509 …
NEWS ANALYSIS by @MuratYetkin2: Massacre in Istanbul’s Reina a blatant terror attack http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/news-analysis-massacre-in-istanbuls-reina-a-blatant-terror-attack.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108008&NewsCatID=509 …
(Where Daesh = ISIS) used so as not to accept/accord association with Islam.
List of terrorist attacks in Turkey since summer 2015, including 5 on Istanbul over the past year. Source: New York Times
[VIDEO] Death toll rises to 39, including 15 foreigners, in İstanbul nightclub attack - Turkish Minute http://buff.ly/2iqSyNj
First insight. Nationality of foreigners @ Reina giving clues on attacker's motivations assumption may be a dead end.
It's confirmed at least 16 killed at #Reina are foreign nationals. Their origins -still unknown- might hint motivations of the perpetrator.
IS claim over #Reina attack might not mean it was orchestrated by IS (IS claimed 19 inspired attacks in last 6months)
Changing at least 4 magazines swiftly while attacking to a crowd surely requires military training or experience. An ex-jihadist makes sense
One-man IS-inspired attack cont.: 108 people took at least one hit; and most assault rifles has 30'ish bullets; so it requires changing mags
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu backs up the claim that there was only one assailant.So the IS-inspired attack theory might still be viable
Jenan Moussa @jenanmoussa
2016 ended with an attack in Baghdad. 2017 started with an attack in Istanbul. Horrible. @akhbar
Manhunt underway after terror attack on Istanbul nightclub: Minister http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/manhunt-underway-after-terror-attack-on-istanbul-nightclub-minister.aspx?pageID=238&nID=107987&NewsCatID=509 …
‘We walked on top of people’: Istanbul attack witness http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/we-walked-on-top-of-people-istanbul-attack-witness-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=107988&NewsCatID=509 …
Photos from the aftermath of terror attack on Istanbul nightclub http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?PageID=447&GalleryID=2786 …
One killer may have escaped - seen shedding Santa costume...
UPDATE - 39 killed, 65 wounded in terror attack in Istanbul http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/35-killed-in-terror-attack-on-famous-night-club-in-central-istanbul.aspx?pageID=238&nID=107983&NewsCatID=509 …
Footage of attacker shooting his way into Reina Nightclub - Graphic , so view with appropriate caution.
Footage of the #Reina attack from a distance. The Terrorist kept on shooting and shooting. Non stop!
Footage from outside the club , start of the attack. Graphic footage warning.
( String of 18 tweets - interesting thoughts.)
1. It's too early to say who's behind nightclub attack in Istanbul, but I wanted to share some context regarding ISIS threats against Turkey
18. Just now on the Khilafa Italian channel, ISIS explains it's beef with New Years, including that January is named after a Roman deity.
Nearly 11,000 refugees, migrants stranded on northern Aegean islands http://dlvr.it/N0nm61
New poll gives opposition 6.3 pct lead over SYRIZA http://dlvr.it/N0mPfn
FinMin says cut-off mechanism beyond 2018 considered http://dlvr.it/N0lsxW
!! Leaked papers reveal that as Luxembourg’s PM, Jean-Claude Juncker obstructed the bloc’s tax reforms efforts https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/jan/01/jean-claude-juncker-blocked-eu-curbs-on-tax-avoidance-cables-show?CMP=fb_gu …
1,000 + migrants tried to jump a high double fence between Morocco & Ceuta on Sunday in a violent assault that saw one officer lose an eye.
Hollande says #France must defend values in Cold War climate. Outgoing French pres sees democracy, freedom at risk. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-31/hollande-says-france-must-defend-values-in-cold-war-climate …
Third Force attacks Barak Al-Shatti airbase, confirms spokesman - The Libya Observer http://dlvr.it/N16Jtv
Libya oil production moves up to 685,000 bpd !
Proactive start to 2017 for the Presidential Council with 37bn budget on the way (without HoR approval) & new appointments. #Libya
GNA approves LD 10 M to Benghazi University and LD 8 M for Tobruk desalination – both ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/01/01/gna-approves-ld-10-m-to-benghazi-university-and-ld-8-m-for-tobruk-desalination-both-based-in-east/ …
What a year 2016 has been for #Libya
#Libya Snow amid the ruins
#Tunisia busts a terror cell in the capital - sixth cell dismantled since Anis Amri's #Berlin Xmas market attack http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2428130&CategoryId=12395 …
#Libya Local leaders in south-west call for ceasefire between forces of Libya's rival governments https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/12/30/buwanis-residents-protest-at-escalating-threats-threat-of-military-violence-call-for-misratas-third-force-to-leave/ …
#Libya Italian company to rebuild Tripoli international airport https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/12/30/gna-transport-minister-elect-confirms-italian-company-to-commence-tripoli-international-airport-construction-early-2017/ …
Odds & Ends.....
Front yards become graveyards in Mosul.
Mosul Campaign grinding along...slow but steady..
@wordfence "Our goal in this report is to merely analyze the data DHS provided and share our findings."Mark Maunder – Wordfence Founder/CEO
US Govt Data Shows Russia Used Outdated Ukrainian PHP Malware https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2016/12/russia-malware-ip-hack/ … via @wordfence
David Spring provides his opinion regarding the evidence supporting a russian hack-as set forth in the joint FBI-DHS report. Worth a read.
Hey check this out http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2016/12/creator-nsas-global-surveillance-system-calls-b-s-russian-hacking-report.html … Bill Binney explains in a few short paragraphs, why he doesn't agree with russian hack report.
Trump's tweets reflect his defensive posture against those he sees as trying to de-legitimize his election
RCP's "Behind the Cabinet" series examines the changes coming to Obamacare and the challenges facing HHS
Trump's lack of communications manpower could limit the new administration’s messaging efficiency
Trump's team draws target on federal regulations http://hill.cm/y0wm8KN
Clearly Clinton thrown under the bus by Van Jones - didn't he support HRC or am I missing something ?
Irresponsible to speculate w/o any proof of nefarious dealings-or even dealings. Especially since no law enforcement agency has said a peep.
Think this through carefully....
Trump's chief aides asked @TobyCosgroveMD if he could make commitment to VA sec job. He said he couldn't get out of Cleveland Clinic duties.
WaPo Issues Major ‘Editor’s Note’ to Clear up Report Claiming Russians Hacked US Power Grid http://bit.ly/2ijBPO1
SCOOP: Trump is considering lawyer George Conway, husband of adviser Kellyanne Conway, to be US solicitor general.
UN Security Council backs Syria ceasefire brokered by Russia, Turkey http://f24.my/2hWNJKu
#KRG FM @FalahMustafa welcomes UNSC resolution on #Syria for nationwide ceasefire. #Kurdistan hosts about 260K Syrian refugees.
Romania has people who dress up as bears. Here in Philly , we have a fine tradition of Mummers & String Bands on N.Y.D !
Death threats made to writers who produce articles people disagree with-no matter how strongly-are just dead wrong & perps hopefully caught.
Syrian civilians fear ceasefire will end after heavy bombardment of rebel areas http://ow.ly/IMWa307APW6
The same group which operates in north Aleppo CS had merged with Zinki, probably 2 diff commands/branches
Hmeimem Centre representative: Attack on Wadi Barada does not violate ceasefire bcoz rebels in the area are affiliated with JFS/Nusra
1,300 civilians flee Wadi Barada and go towards al-Rawda
Militants stormed base belonging to Faylaq alSham in Kaftin - Idlib countryside, kidnapping several rebels & stealing weapons/ammo/pickup
#pts: According to one of those [leadership] sources, JFS is actively trying to "force" the merger, but "it still won't happen."
#pt: I'm told by Ahrar al-Sham insiders that opponents of a JFS merger are being threatened w their lives unless they change their position.
Rebels denied few signature on (defined incorrect) document calling for the unification of groups and #AQ (JFS)
Nour al-Din Zengi also denied scholars signature on the unification (with #AQ) document.
Hardline clerics are piling pressure on Ahrar al-Sham to merge with JFS & others - leaking internal advocates & publicly calling for unity:
En 6 mois depuis juin 2016 l'#EI a revendiqué 11 attentats en Europe dans 6 pays (Fr, All, Be, Ita, Dan, Se) faisant +100 morts +500 blessés
Something to keep an eye on..