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    Sydney Bikie Wars

    Comanchero bikie boss Tarek Zahed shot and brother killed in attack at Sydney gym

    Tarek Zahed in critical condition after he and his brother Omar were gunned down in the foyer of a gym in Auburn

    Comanchero bikie boss Tarek Zahed (pictured) suffered up to 10 gunshot wounds when he and his brother Omar were hit with bullets in western Sydney on Tuesday night. Photograph: Facebook


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    Wed 11 May 2022 06.47 BST



    A police strike force has been established after another gang-related shooting in western Sydney that left a Comanchero bikie boss fighting for life and his brother dead.
    Comanchero boss Tarek Zahed, 41, is in a critical condition and his brother Omar died after they were sprayed with bullets in the foyer of a gym in Sydney’s west on Tuesday night.

    The latest shooting, just two weeks after gangland figure Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad was slain on a Greenacre street, prompted authorities to warn doors would be kicked down and criminal gangs members will be harassed in an effort to find the killer.
    Emergency services were called to the Body Fit gym on Parramatta Road in Auburn after reports of a shooting at about 8pm on Tuesday.
    Omar Zahed, 39, was treated for multiple gunshot wounds to his stomach, arms and legs.
    “He was in cardiac arrest and sadly could not be saved,” NSW Ambulance said in a statement.



    Police attended the scene on Wednesday morning of the double shooting at the Body Fit gym in Auburn. Photograph: AAP
    Tarek Zahed suffered up to 10 gunshot wounds to his body, including to his head, and was taken to Westmead hospital in a critical condition where he underwent surgery.



    Police found two Audi Q7s on fire in the nearby suburbs of Berala and Greenacre a short time after the attack and multiple crime scenes have been established.
    The deputy premier, Paul Toole, said the incident was “shocking” and “disturbing” and the government was committed to eradicating the city’s criminal underbelly.
    “If you are part of Sydney’s underworld, if you are involved in criminal activity we are going to hunt you down and we are going to stamp out this kind of activity and this behaviour,” he said.
    “We will actually kick down doors, we will raid homes, we will raid businesses.
    “We will harass you, we will disrupt your everyday life to stamp this kind of activity out.”


    Gangland violence has killed 11 in Sydney’s south-west in just two years, NSW police say



    The police commissioner, Karen Webb, announced Strike Force Leary would be established to investigate and 30 additional officers would be deployed to Strike Force Raptor – the squad targeting outlaw motorcycle gangs.
    State crime command assistant commissioner, Michael Fitzgerald, said police had urged the brothers to leave the state last Thursday but the advice was ignored.
    “Their lives have been at risk because one is a senior member of the Comanchero motorcycle group, which is Australia’s largest criminal organisation,” he said.
    Homicide squad commander detective superintendent, Danny Doherty, said the shooting could have been motivated by a bikie internal power struggle.



    “With all these shootings and people being killed there’s opportunities for people to try to take their places,” he said.
    “There’s a real power struggle within different criminal networks and that could be one of the lines of inquiry we look at.”
    Webb said it was possible the shooting could have been retaliation for Ahmad’s killing on 27 April.
    “Some of these people are in conflict with a number of other groups and it is hard to pinpoint if it is direct retaliation or not,” she told Sydney radio station 2GB.


    NSW Labor has renewed its calls for the premier, Dominic Perrottet, to take action on western Sydney gang violence.
    Last week, investigations and counter-terrorism deputy commissioner, David Hudson, told a parliamentary hearing there had been 11 gang-related homicides in the last two years sparked by rivalries in Sydney’s criminal underworld.
    Since June 2020, there have been more than 40 major known violent incidents between gangs in NSW.
    Police are also investigating a targeted shooting at a home on Milford Road, Londonderry, in Sydney’s north-west, just before 9pm on Tuesday.
    Police say a 37-year-old man was shot in both legs by a man wearing hi-vis clothing and a face covering who burst into the home.

    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/may/11/comanchero-bikie-boss-tarek-zahed-shot-and-brother-killed-in-sydney-double-shooting




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    Gone are the days when Jock the Jock was the boss with his Anglo Aussie biker followers.

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    Interesting name for a biker gang taken from Native American traders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    “We will actually kick down doors, we will raid homes, we will raid businesses.
    “We will harass you, we will disrupt your everyday life to stamp this kind of activity out.”
    Because, obviously, we have never done this in the past and it has completely eliminated gang violence in every other country. Problem solved.

    Translation:

    As a politician I'll spout any BS in the moment to give the impression of someone who gives a damn.

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    Bikers are fvcking Aussies!!!

    We kicked their arses back in 63.

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    Nephew of slain Sydney underworld figure Mahmoud 'Brownie' Ahmad shot dead

    The nephew of slain underworld figure Mahmoud "Brownie" Ahmad has been shot dead outside his south-west Sydney home as police try to stop the "tit-for-tat" gangland war from putting the community at risk.
    Key points:


    • Police say the man was part of a cohort they were "focusing on" in tackling the gangland war
    • Police said the man returned home just before he was shot
    • His pregnant partner was taken to hospital, and is now stable



    Paramedics and police worked to resuscitate Rami Iskander, who was found lying outside his Knox Street home in Belmore just before 4am with multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and stomach.
    Despite their efforts, the 23-year-old died at the scene.
    Police said his wife, who is heavily pregnant, was taken to hospital after the incident to be treated for shock.


    Distraught family members were crying and screaming at the scene.(ABC News)

    Emergency services and family members gather outside the house after the shooting.(ABC News)

    The 23-year-old victim is the nephew of slain underworld figure Mahmoud "Brownie" Ahmad, left.(Supplied)Confronting footage from the scene showed distressed family members wailing and screaming near Iskander's body, which was covered with a white tarp on the front porch.
    One woman can be heard repeatedly yelling: "They f****** shot him."
    Police say he had arrived home just before the incident.
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    Number of suspects in murder of Mahmoud 'Brownie' AhmadLate last month, his uncle "Brownie" Ahmad was fatally gunned down in Greenacre outside a home on Narelle Crescent.
    Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett said police were trying to stop more bloodshed.
    "We've clearly got a war of sorts in south western Sydney around drug supply and organised crime. That crosses over into family relationships and the like ... we know how violent these people are," Superintendent Bennett said.


    The shooting happened in the south-west Sydney suburb just before 4am.(ABC News)

    The man was found lying outside a Knox Street home in Belmore.(ABC News)"When I got the call one of the first things that ran through my mind was we're in a spat of tit-for-tat shootings around organised criminals in south west Sydney."
    He said police were "working tirelessly" to stop the violence.
    "It’s a resource issue for the NSW Police force and a massive challenge for the community but we're very determined in bringing this to an end as quickly as we can," he said.
    Shortly after today's shooting, two vehicles were located on fire at Croydon Park and Bexley North.


    Two torched cars were found after the shooting, one at Croydon Park and the other at Bexley North.(ABC News)

    Forensic officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the event. (ABC News)Strike Force Bati has been created to investigate the shooting, led by the Homicide Squad with assistance from the designated gang-fighting squad, Raptor.
    Multiple crime scenes are being examined by specialist forensic officers as detectives investigate the circumstances surrounding the event.
    Police say it is too early to confirm the motive of the shooting but have confirmed they are investigating whether it is linked to dozens of gang murders across Western Sydney.
    Senior Comanchero bikie Tarek Zahed is still in hospital after he was shot and his brother was killed at Auburn's Bodyfit gym on Tuesday night.
    His funeral was held yesterday.

    https://www.xxx.xxx.xx/news/2022-05-14/mahmoud-brownie-ahmad-nephew-shot-dead-in-south-west-sydney-/101066960



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    I'm sure that they need some revenge.


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    Is this about hob knobs vs Digestives ozzie stylee?

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    ^No it's about settling scores (both past and current) between rival gangs over who gets to control the various illegal trades in their areas. Nothing new here..

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    Experts say Sydney's modern gangsters have become a lot less subtle

    There's a reason why Sydney earned the nickname "Sin City".
    Its history is punctuated with bloodstained and ruthless gangland feuds, lead by violent and scheming figures.
    Some experts believe a difference between the underworld of yesteryear and modern gangsters is that they've become much less subtle.
    Instead of making enemies disappear, crooks are now content with gunning down rivals in front of their family and random bystanders.


    The car park near Rhodes Central shopping centre where Yusuf Nozlioglu was shot dead earlier this week.(ABC News: Housnia Shams)Brazen executions have been the calling card of the feuds rocking Sydney over the past two years — claiming more than a dozen lives.
    According to Michael Kennedy, it's a sign today's gangsters are "out of control" but the motivation for murder hasn't changed much.
    Dr Kennedy, a former detective and now lecturer at Western Sydney University, doesn't buy into the theory that this current gang war is Sydney's "worst".
    "Organised crime is about money," he said.
    "It's about an unregulated market.
    "There's always going to be violence associated with it … and murder has always been part of it."
    He says organised crime figures of the past were just more "discreet" in how they settled scores.
    Crime lords such as Lenny McPherson, George Freeman and Fred Anderson were also well-connected businessmen in their heydays.
    Even so, police suspected, they were behind serious acts of violence and wielded unparalleled power in the 1970s and 1980s.
    Dr Kennedy believes the influence of bikie gangs such as the Comanchero has since grown in the city's underworld, bringing with them a "much more violent" style.
    He pinpoints the Woods Royal Commission of the mid-1990s as a turning point.

    It dismantled the old guard running rackets through Kings Cross, including corrupt police officers helped regulate the underworld.
    "Everyone knew who was who in the zoo," Dr Kennedy said.
    "These people didn't want obvious violence because it cost them money. It's bad for business.
    "Now what we've got is a bunch of people running the show who are just going to do whatever they do … running around streets shooting each other."
    He says Sydney crime might have been at its worst during the era of the infamous Razor gangs in the 1920s, a time when unemployment and poverty hit society hard.
    Back then the streets were filled with men who'd returned from World War I, and "didn't take a backward step", Dr Kennedy said.
    Although he doesn't downplay the gravity of recent violence, the former organised crime detective says a hungry 24-hour media has amplified the current gang war like never before.
    Since August 2020, there have been at least 14 underworld shootings linked to various conflicts committed on Sydney streets.


    Yusuf Nozlioglu was murdered at his Rhodes apartment complex.(Supplied)Most recently, former Lone Wolf bikie Yusuf Nazlioglu was shot up to 10 times in the car park under his Rhodes apartment.
    He died in hospital early on Tuesday morning.
    As the fatalities pile up, police say several other murders have been scuppered by intelligence and a few were attempted but unsuccessful.
    Former fraud and homicide squad detective Tony Calladine cut his teeth on the streets of Sydney's inner city in the early 1970s.
    Back then, he says, it was a "totally different era" where there was a level of mutual respect between police and the crooks.


    Criminals Lenny McPherson and Stan Smith were notorious in an earlier era.He recalls McPherson and Freeman associate Stan Smith, a bigtime underworld player, coming up to introduce himself on the street.
    Criminal groups also had more respect for each other, Mr Calladine said, but if someone encroached on turf there would be consequences.
    "Was there violence? Yes there was," he said.
    "It's not like now where they shoot up people's houses. Goodness knows how more people aren't dead.
    "Back in those days it was done in a 'sanitised' way."
    Mr Calladine thinks the rise of the drug trade was a "catalyst" for how organised crime evolved, before then it was more about armed robberies and safe breaking.
    But he also believes there's been a drop in respect for authority – whether it be police, teachers or nurses – as a reason why public violence might be the norm now.


    Underworld boss Bilal Hamze was gunned down in the CBD in June last year.(Newspix: Braden Fastier)At the centre of Sydney's recent killing spree is allegedly a power struggle between two notorious crime families — the Hamzy and Alameddine clans.
    The ABC understands this week's killing of Nazlioglu is unrelated to that feud.
    Victims have included senior figures of the Hamzy family including patriarch Mejid Hamzy, his brother Ghassan Amoun and cousin Bilal Hamze.
    But as time passed, members other networks have been killed or seriously wounded, and detectives now say a more complex web is in play.
    "The recent gang related violence plaguing Sydney stems directly from the battle for control of these drug markets and their profits," Police Commissioner Karen Webb said in May.


    Omar Zahed, right, died at the gym, while brother Tarek survived after being shot up to 10 times.(Supplied)After the failed assassination of Comanchero supremo Tarek Zahed earlier in May, Commissioner Webb said his shooting could have been planned by rivals or internally.
    Dr Kennedy believes the alleged kingpins of the Hamzy and Alameddine families might make good news fodder, but are far from the top of the organised crime tree.
    The people who are really running things, he says, are overseas or secretly embedded in "the big end of town" and will never face the same fate as those dying in the gutters.


    Mejid Hamzy was shot dead near his car in Condell Park in 2020."We don't have an Al Capone in Australia. There never was," he said.
    "If we do have one, he's got a law degree or he works at a merchant bank."
    Last month, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced a series of sweeping new police powers targeting criminal groups.
    Mr Perrottet said the "world-leading" reforms would focus on confiscating unexplained wealth, cracking money laundering rings and removing encrypted darkweb devices.
    The Premier went as far to say the reforms would "ensure that organised crime in this state comes to an end".
    Dr Kennedy, however, says organised crime can't be stopped that easily.
    He agrees targeting financial assets is a crippling blow for criminal organisations, but thinks a tough-on-crime approach will do little to stop the cycle long-term.
    "It's like the Roman Empire," he said.
    "One group goes and another comes and takes over."
    Addressing the social issues which drive people towards crime — such as economic disadvantage — would be more effective, he said.

    https://www.xxx.xxx.xx/news/2022-06-28/former-lone-wolf-bikie-yusuf-nazlioglu-shot-dead/101188666

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    So all these "bikies" are foreigners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    So all these "bikies" are foreigners?
    Many don't even own a bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Many don't even own a bike.

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