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Iranian ballistic missile platforms in Basra city directed towards the Gulf, Exxon evacuating, German mil. trainers evacuating
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Afghanistan
16 Militants Killed In Farah Operation: Officials
[ToloNews] At least sixteen Talibs were killed in an operation carried out by Afghan forces in Farah province, local officials said on Tuesday.

According to the officials, the operation was conducted in Posht Road district in Farah.

At least 21 other Talibs were maimed in the operation, said Hashmatullah Ahmad, an Army in Farah.

He said that dozens of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attacked security check posts in the district but their attack was pushed back.

Ahmad said that two mines were defused in the area.

One soldier killed and two other soldiers were maimed in the operation, he said.

Taliban has rejected the claims.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Key militant commander defects from Taliban ranks in Faryab province
[KhaamaPress] A key holy warrior commander has defected from Taliban
...Arabic for students...
ranks in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Monday.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said Monday that Takhtemesh, a key commander of Aman Group of Taliban defected to armed forces in Almar district of Faryab province.

The statement further added that Takhtemesh was previously involved in terrorist-related activities under the commander of Aman, one of the most prominent leaders of Taliban in Faryab.

The anti-government armed Death Eaters including Taliban have not commented regarding the Arclight airstrike so far.

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan.

Talibs are active in some of the restive districts of the province where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


8 killed as high-profile attack planners of Taliban group targeted in Special Forces raid
[Rudaw] At least eight Death Eaters were killed in a Special Forces raid targeting a group of high-profile attack planners of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in South-eastern Ghazni province.

"In Andar district, Afghan special forces targeted Taliban high profile attack planners killing 8 Taliban fighters and detaining 1," the military sources said Tuesday.

The anti-government armed Death Eaters including Taliban have not commented regarding the raid so far.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in South-east of Afghanistan.

Talibs are active in some of the restive districts of the province where they often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
Gunmen Kill Four at Catholic Parade in Burkina Faso
[AnNahar] Gunmen killed four Catholics in a religious procession in north Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
a day after a priest and five parishioners were murdered at mass, church officials said Tuesday.

The parade with a statue of the Virgin Mary was moving through the town of Ouahigouya on Monday when "a group of Death Eaters intercepted the procession, killing four worshippers and burning the statue," said a front man for the Ouagadougou Cathedral.

According to the Burkina Faso news agency AIB, the assailants stopped the procession. "They let the minors go, executed four adults, and destroyed the statue," it quoted a local person as saying.

Paul Ouedraogo, president of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger, told a meeting of bishops in the capital Ouagadougou the attack had claimed four lives.

The killings came a day after a group of 20-30 gunnies, according to witnesses, burst into the Catholic church in Dablo, also in the Nord Region of Burkina Faso, shooting dead five parishioners and their priest.

The attackers set fire to the church, several shops and a small cafe before heading to the health centre, which they looted, burning the chief nurse's vehicle.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:

#1  OUAGADOUGOU CATHEDRAL
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/15/2019 7:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Great slideshow Woody, thanks.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/15/2019 10:28 Comments || Top||

#3  They let the kids go? That's amazingly unusual, especially for both who was involved and for the region this happened in.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrack2366 || 05/15/2019 20:56 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Saudi Arabia claims oil pipeline was attacked by drones
[NYPOST] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
said drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom Tuesday, shortly after Yemen’s rebels claimed a coordinated drone attack on the Sunni power.

The assaults marked the latest incidents challenging Mideast security after the alleged sabotage of oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates earlier this week amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran.

In a statement carried on the state-run Saudi Press Agency, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said drones attacked a petroleum pumping station supplying a pipeline running from its oil-rich Eastern Province to the Yanbu Port on the Red Sea.

A fire broke out and firefighters brought it under control, though the state-run Saudi Aramco stopped pumping oil through the pipeline.

The kingdom’s state security body also said two oil infrastructure sites in the greater region of Riyadh, home to its landlocked capital, were targeted at the same time. The statement described it as a "limited targeting" of petroleum stations in the al-Dudami and Afif areas in the Riyadh region, without elaborating.

This comes after four oil tankers anchored in the Mideast were damaged by what Gulf officials described as sabotage, though satellite images obtained by the News Agency that Dare Not be Named on Tuesday showed no major damage to the vessels.

Details of the alleged sabotage to two Saudi, one Norwegian and one Emirati oil tanker Sunday remained unclear, and Gulf officials have declined to say who they suspected was responsible. But it demonstrated the raised risks for shippers in a region vital to global energy supplies as tensions are increasing between the US and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Great White North
Explosive materials, detonator seized from home in Toronto
[CP24] A father and son from Richmond Hill are in police custody after York Regional Police say they seized explosives along with a detonator from their home last Friday.

York Regional Police say that on May 9, they were made aware of a suspect being investigated by both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service and the Canadian Border Services Agency.

The next day, officers executed a search warrant on a home in the Larratt Lane area, near Canyon Hill Avenue and Bathurst Street.

An unspecified quantity of explosives and a detonator were removed by OPP and York Region officers.

On Monday evening, two men were arrested and charged with one count each of possession of an explosive device.

They were identified as Mahyar Mohammadiasl, 18, and Reza Mohammadiasl, 47.

The investigation is ongoing.

Both men are expected to appear in court in Newmarket on Tuesday.

Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told CTV News Tuesday that there "is no national security issue" regarding the arrests and the discovery of explosives in the home.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/15/2019 05:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Both men have a version of Mohamhead in their name, but no national security issue. Carry on.
Posted by: gorb || 05/15/2019 9:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Amazing that their names weren't Jon or Edwin.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrack2366 || 05/15/2019 20:56 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iranian ballistic missile platforms in Basra city directed towards the Gulf, Exxon evacuating, German mil. trainers evacuating
[Twitter]


ExxonMobil evacuating staff from Basra oil fields in southern Iraq
[Twitter]

German army halts Iraq military training amid Iran tensions

[IsraelTimes] Berlin says ’no concrete threat’ against its forces in the region, but decision comes after State Department orders non-emergency US embassy staff to leave Baghdad and Erbil.
All tied in with Iranian missiles stationed in Basra.
Things are getting interesting over there, so I’ve stacked the articles in one post for ease of perusal. See also the U.S. State Department is sending home non-essential personnel here.

Netherlands suspends mission in Iraq over security threats
Update at 2:15 p.m. EDT.
Baghdad (IraqiNews) The authorities of Netherlands announced, on Wednesday, suspending its mission in Iraq over security threats.

Dutch news agency ANP reported, today, that the Dutch government has suspended a mission in Iraq that provides assistance to local authorities due to a security threat. It added that the threats are directed toward the Dutch personnel who train Iraqi forces in Erbil, the capital of Kurdistan region, along with other foreign troops, including Germany.

Meanwhile, a number of news outlets reported that the German government earlier announced halting its mission in Iraq amid heightening tensions in the region. However, Defense Ministry Media Director Major General Tahseen al-Khafaji said in a brief statement that Germany has not suspended training and is continuing to work with the Ministry of Defense.

According to the Dutch Ministry of Defense website, the Netherlands is contributing to the international fight against the Islamic State group by providing military as well as political and humanitarian support. Dutch military personnel support Iraqi forces on the ground with military training and advice.

Dutch military instructors have already trained a total of over 100,000 members of the Iraqi armed forces and Kurdish armed forces (Peshmerga). Since these forces have achieved the basic level required, the anti-ISIS coalition is now providing a higher level of training.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/15/2019 11:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [444 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  So. The anti-US crowd didn't even have to push us all the way out to give iran a foot in the door. Who's more to blame: Sadrites or US DoS?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/15/2019 11:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Set as today’s headline. Hopefully this isn’t the beginning of a SHTF situation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 13:32 Comments || Top||

#3  The Netherlands is also pulling out for the nonce. Interesting times — may we be the fan, not the soft, smelly stuff hitting it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 14:18 Comments || Top||

#4  "that the German government earlier announced halting its mission in Iraq amid heightening tensions in the region"

This is correct
Posted by: European Conservative || 05/15/2019 17:15 Comments || Top||

#5  But the Chip Diller Brits, who helped the anti-Trump dossier, say "nothing to see here. Everything is fine". Ima thinkrn we should demand a housecleaning at GHCQ before we share/work with them again
Posted by: Frank G || 05/15/2019 18:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Iran has ballistic missiles in Iraq (the only Basra City I know about is in Iraq)???

and why would they need ballistic missiles to hit something in the Gulf?
Posted by: lord garth || 05/15/2019 18:38 Comments || Top||

#7  I guess Iraq is done exporting oil?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/15/2019 18:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Yeah, this whole story doesn't make sense. As noted above, why would Iran have missiles in Basra (without having invaded already) and why would they need ballistic missiles to hit Gulf targets? Is the writer just ignorant or poorly translated? Neither of those options makes me trust the rest of the info. Is ELINT a reputable news source for these sorts of things? I don't doubt things can go sour in an hour, but there are holes in the reports here.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrack2366 || 05/15/2019 21:00 Comments || Top||

#9  Plus, the German military is practically bankrupt and the Dutch are busy having a political crisis and probably want to show that "the Middle East is FINE" for those nasty "right wingers" we hear so much about. The slightest increase in tensions would be great excuses for both to pull out now that ISIS is mostly gone.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrack2366 || 05/15/2019 21:01 Comments || Top||


Intensified clashes between Turkish troops, PKK claim lives from both sides
[Rudaw] Recent festivities between Ottoman Turkish security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have resulted in the death of at least two soldiers and injury of three village guards from Ottoman Turkish side and at least two from the PKK.

"Sgt. Zekeriya Zencirli, an infantry expert, was martyred on May 14 following an attack by terrorists," read a statement from the Ottoman Turkish Defense Ministry on Tuesday, without disclosing where he was killed.

Ottoman Turkish media later reported that he was killed during a skirmish with the PKK in the far southeast of the country near the border with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Authorities in northern Iraq investigate beating, robbery of Christian women
[Rudaw] Nineveh police launched an investigation into a reported robbery on Tuesday in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella that ended with the severe beating of two elderly Christian women and robbery of a mother and daughter.

"Nineveh Police Staff Commander Hamad Namis directed the formation of an investigative committee comprised of a number of specialized officers to investigate the incident of two criminals carrying out an armed robbery on the house of a Christian family in the Bartella district of Nineveh province," said Saad Maan, the spokesperson for the Iraqi interior ministry, in a statement on Tuesday.

The two [elderly] women, a daughter and a mother, were beaten and had their belongings stolen, according to the statement. "Quick measures have been taken," Maan added.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under:


ISIS burns crop fields in Makhmour after farmers refuse to pay tax
[Rudaw] Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) cells hiding out in the Qarachogh Mountains of Makhmour have torched several local crop fields in recent days after farmers refused to pay the turbans taxes. Farmers say they could be forced to leave if security does not improve.

"ISIS set our fields on fire today and the fire hasn't been brought under control yet," Ismael Sadiq Siyan, whose family owns land in Ali Rash village at the base of Mount Qarachogh, told Rudaw.

ISIS hard boys, keen to recuperate their strength following their territorial defeat in 2017, have now set their sights on the spring harvest of 27 villages on both sides of the Qarachogh Mountains.

"ISIS wants to take taxes and combine harvesters from the people, taxes that they call Zakat," Halgurd Khidir, a Peshmerga commander on the Qarachogh front line, told Rudaw, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

"They have asked for 15 percent from the people. They have asked for $4,000 for each combine harvester working in the fields."

Khidir said the Peshmerga stationed on the mountains have seen an increase in ISIS movements since last month.

"We see them down there in broad daylight," he said.

ISIS appears to be using the same tactic of scorching farms elsewhere in Iraq. The group’s Amaq propaganda outlet announced on Tuesday that turbans had set fire to a farm in Diyala province. "A farm belonging to Riyadh Tami to the south of Bahriz in Diyala province was burnt. He is a commander in Tribal Hashd," read the statement.

One resident of Girda Shin in the Makhmour area, who wished to remain anonymous, told Rudaw ISIS turbans had entered their village two days earlier.

More than once the turbans have painted the words "Islamic State is here to stay" on the walls of houses around the village, they said. The villagers have since removed the graffiti.

"As partisans, whatever they intend to do they do in the night and then return to their places. At night, they say that whoever considers himself a man should dare come outside," the resident added.

Peshmerga commanders in the Qarachogh Mountains confirmed crops have been burned. ISIS also set fire to a number of fields near Ali Rash on Tuesday, they added.

A local source, who also asked to remain anonymous, confirmed to Rudaw that fields were burned in villages near Ali Rash on Sunday.

"Much fear and panic is spread among the people," the local source said.

If the security situation does not improve, the Kurdish areas of Makhmour could be emptied, the source warned.

"A friend of mine who is a farmer is saying he will leave Makhmour after Eid," the source claimed.

"If you go outside Makhmour a little bit you can see the fires."

The resident of Girda Shin also said they intend to leave due to the threats.

"If you don't have any security or safety here, how can you remain here? Your family cannot take it anymore if shooting starts at night," the resident added.

ISIS has become more brazen in Makhmour in recent months, routinely interacting with locals out hunting for desert truffles in the Qarachogh Mountains.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi intelligence arrest two Islamic State fighters in Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi military intelligence forces placed in durance vile
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
on Tuesday two Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
snuffies in Mosul, once capital of the group’s sprawling self-proclaimed "caliphate".

In a press statement, the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said that troops of its 20th division have arrested two Islamic State snuffies in Al Amel district in Mosul based on intelligence reports.

"The two snuffies were wanted by the Iraqi judiciary for getting into fights against our security forces during the military operations to liberate Iraqi lands from the Islamic State group," the statement read.

Iraq’s anti-terrorism law empowers courts to convict people who are believed to have helped jihadists even if they are not accused of carrying out attacks.

Experts estimate that Iraq is holding 20,000 people in jail over suspected IS membership. However,
death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate...
there is no official figure with the Iraqi government declining to provide estimates about the number of the foreign detained bandidos bandidos holy warriors or those who have Arab or Iraqi origins.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi security arrest Daesh tax collector, wife in Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces incarcerated
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
a ISIS (Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
) member and his wife who had used to act as tax collectors for the turban group in Mosul in Mosul, north of the country, local media reported.

BasNews website quoted Nineveh police Captain, Mohammed Jassem, saying the pair was arrested as per a tip-off, and were being referred to interrogators preparing to send them to justice.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamic State militants kill two civilians in Iraq’s Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
gunnies killed two rustics in in an attack in Diyala province late Monday, local media reported Tuesday as the country struggles against remnant bully boy cells.

The attack, the second of its kind in Habib Abdallah village the town of Khanaqin, left a father and his son dead, according to Shafaaq News.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF arrests eight Palestinians in West Bank
[Jpost] The IDF forces locked away
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
eight Paleostinians overnight on Monday in the West Bank who are suspected of being involved in terrorist activities, popular terrorism and violent disturbances against civilians and security forces. The suspects were transferred for questioning.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under:


Suspect who crossed Gaza security fence arrested by IDF solders, fire balloon blaze extinguished
[Jpost] A suspect who crossed the security fence in the southern Gazoo Strip was tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
by IDF soldiers on Tuesday night, the IDF spokesperson reported. The suspect was found with a grenade. He was taken in for interrogation.

Incendiary balloon fire burning in Eshkol region

[Jpost] An incendiary balloon fire is burning in an agricultural field in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel. Firefighters and emergency personnel are on the scene dealing with the flames.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2019 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Shifa Hospital in #Gaza preparing additional areas for #Nakba Day marches, IDF preps, too
[TWITTER]

Israeli military readies for potential violence during Nakba Day and Eurovision

[IsraelTimes] Protests expected Wednesday along Gazoo border and in West Bank, amid high tensions following this month’s bloody two-day Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, rocket assault and IDF response.
Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Sri Lanka
23 people arrested after anti-Muslim mobs slaughter man in Sri Lanka
[DAWN] Sri Lankan police tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
23 people on Tuesday in connection with a spate of attacks on Moslem-owned homes and shops in apparent reprisal for the Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people.

Soldiers in armoured vehicles patrolled the towns hit by sectarian violence this week as residents recalled how Moslems had hid in paddy fields to escape mobs carrying rods and swords, incensed over the murderous Moslem attacks.

The April 21 attacks, claimed by the murderous Moslem Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
, targeted churches and hotels, mostly in Colombo, killing more than 250 people and fuelling fears of a backlash against the island nation's minority Moslems.

Mobs moved through towns in Sri Lanka's northwest on cycle of violences and in buses, ransacking mosques, burning copies of the Holy Koran and attacking shops with petrol bombs in rioting that began on Sunday, Moslem residents said.

Police said they arrested 23 people from across the island for inciting violence against Moslems, who make up less than 10 per cent of Sri Lanka's 22 million people who are predominantly Sinhalese Buddhists.

Police front man Ruwan Gunasekera said the situation is under control and no new incidents had been reported on Tuesday.

But a nationwide curfew from 9pm to 4am (local times) would be in effect for a second night.

The lone fatality of the riots was a man killed while trying to protect his home from attack.

When mobs arrived in the Kottramulla area on Monday evening, Mohammed Salim Fowzul Ameer, 49, went outside while his wife, Fatima Jiffriya, stayed with their four children.

Jiffriya, 37, then heard shouts and sounds of fighting.

"I opened the door to see my husband on the ground in a pool of blood, the police right in front and the mob running," she said.

"His heart was still beating hard, I took him into my lap and started to scream for help," she added, her voice breaking, as women consoled her children at an uncle's house ahead of Ameer's burial.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Tough break for the guy and his family. This is what happens when it hits the fan in non-Western countries. People take it personally and impose collective punishment.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 05/15/2019 4:54 Comments || Top||

#2  impose collective punishment

Yes. This is why it's important to limit the power of collectives.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/15/2019 7:49 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian army killed Albanian HTS terrorist muhamad al albani today
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Jihadists Suffer Embarrassing Defeat In Their Largest Attack In Hama This Year
[MURASELON] Hamameyat and Kernaz towns east of recently captured town Kafr Nabudah.

According to the source, jihadist groups led by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
and Jaish al-Izza started attacking the army positions in the targeted areas coming from their positions in Tall Abu Zaid at the evening where the army troops intercepted the attack and managed to fully wipe out the attackers.

The source added that Tiger forces units managed to destroy 6 heavy vehicles for the rebels including tanks and BMPs as well as destroying 3 technical vehicles, mostly by ATGMs and artillery strikes.

No info yet how many Death Eaters were killed but early reports say more than 20 while their bodies still in the battlefield area.

Early on, the Syrian army managed to score new advance in northern Hama and captured Tall Hawash (hill), Hawash and Jabriyah.
Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Nah. Jihadis are like snowflakes and Democrats, incapable of embarrassment.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/15/2019 7:08 Comments || Top||



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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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