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Afghanistan
Kandahar: 3 Talibs tied up, 4 more toes up


Afghan forces successfully repulse rocket attack on Kandahar airfield

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces successfully repulsed rocket attack on Kandahar airfield earlier today.

Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Tadin Khan Achakzai said the security forces enjugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
three bully boyz in connection to the attack.

Gen. Tadin Khan further added that the krazed killer unsuccessfully launched one rocket on the airfield.

He said the security forces managed to spot the launching site and defused another rocket besides arresting three krazed killers.

"Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
shot rockets at #Kandahar air field this morning. The attack was not success. #ANDSF responded. Found rocket firing spot & diffused 1 rocket. Detained 3 men linked to attack. No disruption to Kandahar air travel. ANDSF works to make safety for Afghan people," Gen. Tadin Khan said a statement posted on Twitter.

The anti-government armed bully boyz including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.

10 Taliban militants killed or wounded, 6 IEDs destroyed in Khakrez of Kandahar

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces killed at least four militants and injured six others during an operation in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

Informed military sources said Saturday that the Afghan forces conducted in Khakrez district of the province.

“During clearance operations in Khakrez district, the 205th Corps killed 4 Taliban fighters, wounded 6 and destroyed 6 IEDs,” the sources said.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.

This comes as the anti-government armed elements and terrorist groups have been attempting to expand their insurgency in key districts of Kandahar recently.

The Taliban militants launched a rocket attack on Kandahar airfield earlier today but was immediately repulsed by the armed forces.
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ISIS commander among 11 killed, wounded in police forces raid in Nangarhar
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan police forces carried out a raid against ISIS militants in eastern Nangarhar province killing at least five militants and injuring six others.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement said the police forces conducted a raid against the militants of the terror group in Deh Bala district on Friday.

The statement further added that the police forces conducted the raid in retaliation to an attack by the militatns of the terror group.

According to Ministry of Interior, the police forces also killed one of the commanders of the terror group during the same raid.

The anti-government armed militants including ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the raid so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/26/2019 00:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Scores of Taliban militants killed in separate incidents in Helmand province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces clashed with the Talibs in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province killing at least 34 bad boys, the informed military sources said Saturday.

The sources further added that the security forces killed the Talibs in Marjah district of the province.

Additionally, the security forces carried out separate Arclight airstrikes in Musa Qala, Nahr-e Saraj and Sangin districts killing at least 16 bad boys.

"In Musa Qalah district, 2 strikes killed 8 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters and destroyed one vehicle," the sources said, adding that an airstrike in Nahr-e Saraj killed 4 Taliban fighters and injured another bad boy.

The security forces carried out similar airstrikes in Sangin district killing 4 Taliban fighters and destroying 2 vehicles.

The anti-government armed snuffies including Taliban have not commented regarding the clash and airstrikes so far.
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2 Taliban fighters killed, 8 IEDs and weapons destroyed in Kandahar, Ghazni operations
[KhaamaPress] The security forces carried out separate operations in southern Kandahar and south-eastern Ghazni provinces killing at least two Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
fighters.

According to informed military sources, eight improvised bombs and some weapons were also destroyed during the same operations.

"In a raid by Afghan special forces in Kandahar, 8 IEDs and weapons were destroyed," the sources said.

The sources also added that an Arclight airstrike in Andar district of Ghazni resulted in 2 Taliban fighters killed.

The anti-government armed holy warriors including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/26/2019 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


8 Taliban militants killed, 24 IEDs destroyed in Balkh, Farah and Paktika provinces
[KhaamaPress] The security forces carried out separate operations in Balkh, Farah and Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
provinces in the past 24 hours killing at least 8 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
fighters.

The informed military sources said Friday "In an Afghan special forces raid in Nahr-e Shahi district of Balkh province 2 Taliban fighters were detained."

The sources further added that an Arclight airstrike in Shayb Koh district of Farah province killed 8 Taliban fighters.

"The Afghan National Army 203rd Corps conducted route clearance operations in Paktika province destroying 24 IEDs and preventing civilian casualties," the statement said.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/26/2019 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Heavy fighting in Libyan capital
[AlAhram] Heavy fighting
... as opposed to the more usual name-calling or slapsy...
raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as Libyan National Army (LNA) made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognized government.

The LNA force lead by Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
, who is allied to a parallel government in the east, started an offensive to take Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
almost two months ago.

The LNA made a new push on Saturday morning, trying to advance on a road from the former airport - located in a southern suburb - towards the centre but there was no sign of progress, residents said.

Fighting had slowed in recent weeks during the holy Moslem month of Ramadan when most people fast during the day until sunset.

The battle for Tripoli has killed at least 510 people, forced 75,000 out of their homes, trapped thousands of migrants colonists in detention centres, and flattened some southern suburbs. It has also forced closures of schools, split families on different sides of the front line, and brought power cuts.

Two ambulance workers were killed and three maimed on Thursday when their ambulance cars were hit, the World Health Organization said. It did not say who was resonsible.

The United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
has been unable to negotiate a ceasefire. La Belle France has, like other European countries, called for a ceasefire but also supported Haftar as a way to fight Islamist murderous Moslems in the country.

On Wednesday, Haftar, meeting French President Emmanuel Macron, ruled out a ceasefire and said he wanted to rid the capital of militias that had "infested" the U.N.-backed government of Premier Fayez al-Serraj, a French presidential official said.
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Africa Subsaharan
Islamist insurgents kill at least 25 Nigerian soldiers, some civilians in ambush: Sources
[AlAhram] Islamist forces of Evil killed at least 25 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush on Saturday morning, two people with knowledge of the battle said, bringing the army's number of dead this week to 45 or more.
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#1  Uh-oh. Somebody killed some civilians. But since they were in mufti, it's OK...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/26/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, wait, the killers were in mufti, but it was soldiers they killed. Double OK!

/sarc
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/26/2019 7:10 Comments || Top||


NAF neutralises insurgents at Tumbun Hamma in Borno
[PULSE.NG] The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has inflicted heavy casualties on Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) elements in devastating air strikes conducted at Tumbun Hamma on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno.
Posted by: Fred || 05/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Arab Coalition targets Houthi reinforcements in Yemen’s Hajjah
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition has targeted Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
reinforcements in the Yemeni province of Hajjah on Saturday, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported.

According to military sources, the coalition targeted Houthi military vehicles carrying weapons and ammunition, headed toward Houthi-controlled fronts.

The Arab Coalition had announced earlier in May that it has launched an operation on Houthi military targets in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
to "neutralize the ability of the Houthi militia to carry out acts of aggression."

The Coalition’s Arclight airstrikes target weapons’ warehouses and Houthi posts in the Mountain of Attan in Sanaa.

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Caribbean-Latin America
Stray Cartel Gunfire Kills 11-Yr-Old Boy in Cancun, Says Family
[BREITBART] Stray gunfire from cartel button men in the Mexican resort of Cancún struck and killed an 11-year old child. The stray round came from cartel button men who had opened fire on an adult male target. Officials transported the child to a local clinic where he died several hours later.

The cartel attack occurred Wednesday night at approximately 7:30 p.m. when two cartel button men opened fire on an adult male as he walked along the street in the Supermanzana 72 section of Cancún, The incident occurred near the intersection of La Torcasita and Avenida Miguel Hidalgo. The gunfire left the adult male, later identified as Ricardo R. Q., 26, maimed from at least two gunshots. A stray round from the attack struck an 11-year-old child as he walked on the street with a family member.

The child later, identified as Kalet Gustavo P C, was rushed to a local clinic "Clínica del Seguro Social de la Avenida Cobá." The child died from his wounds approximately four hours later according to the stepfather of the child and reported by local media. The intended adult male target of the cartel hit is expected to recover from his gunshot wounds. This cartel hit occurred in a local neighborhood of Cancún which is located within the Benito Juárez municipality approximately eight miles from the popular hotel tourist zone.

Breitbart News reports extensively on the cartel violence in once peaceful beach resort of Cancún. In 2018, the traditional tourist magnet smashed its previous annual record for murders with at least 546 ‐ nearly doubling the previous mark of 227 in 2017.

The ongoing violence is attributed to the pie fights between the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion, Los Zetas, Gulf, and smaller groups loyal to the Sinaloa Cartel. In April is this year, Breitbart News reported on a similar incident in which a local 6-year-old was killed in Cancún after being struck by stay cartel gunfire. The child was preparing to enter her house with her parents when the gunfire took her life. An unidentified male who was the intended target died at the scene after two cartel button men riding on a cycle of violence opened fire on the unidentified male who was walking along the road in colonia Supermanzana 75.

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#1  'Killing innocents', Erb...3, 2, 1
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/26/2019 2:16 Comments || Top||

#2  "Los NeoCons"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/26/2019 6:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Should happen one or two times in Chicago this weekend if past performance is prediction of future.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/26/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Warm and sunny in Chicago. I'll take the over.

Cancun is becoming a problem the Mex govt can't ignore. When the cartels were fighting over territory in scruffy border towns, you could let them fight it out or send in the military and it was no big deal. Now, the battle has moved to major tourist areas. Shootouts there become international news and that scares the tourists and their money.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/26/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#5  same as Guadalajara, Cabo, and Cozumel
Posted by: Frank G || 05/26/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Really liked Guadalajara when I was there in '77. safe even when we were out taking photos at 2 in the morning.

But then Portillo was president and NOTHING bad was tolerated in his family's hometown.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/26/2019 10:37 Comments || Top||


Europe
French police pursue manhunt after Lyon attack
[IsraelTimes] French police were on Saturday pulling out all the stops to locate a suspect following a blast in the heart of Lyon that maimed 13 people.

"All means have been activated to identify and detain the person who committed this act," Gay Paree prosecutor Remy Heitz told media in Lyon, the third-biggest French city.

Heitz said an investigation has been opened for "attempted murder in relation with a terrorist undertaking" and "criminal terrorist association."

French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet said, however, that it was too soon to say whether the blast could be termed a "terrorist act."

Heitz said no group has grabbed credit for the kaboom yet. The number of maimed stood at 13 ‐ eight women, a 10-year-old girl and four men ‐ of which 11 needed hospital treatment. None of their injuries were life-threatening.

President Emmanuel Macron initially called the Friday evening kaboom an "attack" but later took a more cautious tone with a tweet that condemned "the violence that has struck" the city’s residents.

The blast, which sources said might have used acetone peroxide, occurred two days ahead of hotly contested European Parliament elections and while La Belle France remains on edge owing to terrorist attacks which have rocked the country in recent years.

Heitz described video surveillance that showed the suspect heading toward the center of Lyon on a bike Friday afternoon. The man was seen arriving on foot, pushing his bike along the pedestrian-only Victor Hugo Street, then leaving a paper bag in front of a bakery in the historic city center at around 5:30 pm local time.

The suspect immediately returned to his bike and left on the same path. One minute later, the kaboom shattered the glass of a refrigerator in the bakery, Heitz said.

Investigators at the scene found screws, metallic balls, batteries, a triggering device that can be used remotely and plastic pieces that may have come from the bomb.

Police issued an appeal for witnesses Saturday with a photo of the suspect from video surveillance. They described the man as "dangerous."

An image of the suspect, wearing light-colored shorts and a long-sleeved dark top, was posted. His face was partially covered by a khaki cap and sunglasses.

Sources close to the investigation suspected the explosive was acetone peroxide, or APEX, a volatile compound used in Gay Paree attacks on November 13, 2015.

They added that traces of DNA was recovered from the sack that held the explosive, but warned they did not necessarily belong to the suspect.

Local authorities said security was enhanced in Lyon, including with more police and military patrols.

District mayor Denis Broliquier said "the charge was too small to kill," and an administrative source told AFP it was a "relatively weak explosive charge."
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Zaki Mubarak’s niece stabbed by unknown assailants in Bulgaria
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The niece of Zaki Mubarak, a Paleostinian who died in Ottoman Turkish custody after being tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
on alleged espionage charges, was stabbed by unknown assailants near the family’s home in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The family told Al Arabiya they fear the attack came in retaliation to their recent attempts to uncover the truth of what happened to their relative in Istanbul.

Zaki’s brother, Zakaria Mubarak, told Al Arabiya that the attackers muffled and tied up his daughter, and stabbed her in various parts of her body.

He added that they injected her with an unknown substance and left her in a park near their home after they had video recorded the incident.

Zakaria Mubarak also said that the perpetrators told his daughter that they would kill all of her family members. He said that after they assaulted his daughter, a person speaking in a Paleostinian dialect told her she would "live, not die." The assailant added, "tell your father that we will kill you all if he doesn’t stop."

Zakaria Mubarak told Al Arabiya he believes the assault on his daughter was a message to scare him into stopping his campaign to uncover the truth regarding his brother’s death. He has been leading the family’s efforts to uncover what happened to Zaki, vowing to file a lawsuit against the Ottoman Turkish government to international courts in order to prove what he says is their involvement in the torture and murder of his brother.

Zakaria Mubarak maintains that the story provided by the Ottoman Turkish authorities, which claims that his brother did away with himself while in prison, is a fabricated cover-up.

He revealed that his daughter is now at the hospital at death's door, adding that doctors are conducting blood tests to identify the type of substance she was injected with, fearing it may be toxic.

According to Zakaria Mubarak, his daughter is suffering from a broken neck, as well as scattered stab wounds across her body.

The body of Zaki Mubarak was buried in his hometown Deir al-Balah in the central Gazoo Strip on Friday.

The dear departed, who was arrested on alleged espionage charges, was moved from the Egyptian capital, Cairo after forensic experts completed an autopsy demanded by the family who insists that his body showed signs of torture.

Posted by: Fred || 05/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


The Grand Turk
Syrian journalist, family assaulted by Turkish border guards
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian journalist Mazen al-Shami has sustained bruises and injuries after he and two other male relatives were assaulted by Ottoman Turkish officers at the border with Syria.

Al-Shami shared photos on Facebook and posted a video on YouTube about the incident, both of which were widely shared among Syrian activists.

Al-Shami, who is known for his opposition to the Syrian regime, posted pictures of himself and other family members with bruises and injuries sustained during the encounter at the border with the Ottoman Turkish officer.

He wrote: "After nine years of the revolution that’s how I and my family are treated. Thanks to all the revolution officials at home and abroad. A Ottoman Turkish officer tortured me in front of my family and tortured my children on the Syrian-Ottoman Turkish border. That was his reaction when he came to know that I was a Syrian journalist."

The Association of Syrian Journalists, which represents journalists opposed to the Bashir al-Assad regime, quoted al-Shami as saying that the Syrian "opposition did not respond to al-Shami’s request to help him enter The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
in order to be treated."

The Association added that al-Shami and his family members were beaten and tortured and were forced to remove grass in a farm near the border after the border guards shaved off their heads. They were later deported back to the Syrian territory through the Bab al-Hawa crossing with Turkey.
"...after the border guards shaved off their heads." Uh huh
Posted by: Fred || 05/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Three FC men injured in motorcycle blast in Qila Abdullah
[DAWN] QUETTA: Three Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
personnel were maimed in a kaboom near the Shella Bagh area of Qila Abdullah district on Friday.

Official sources said that the commandant of the FC’s Chaman Scouts wing Col Khurram Javed was on his way to Quetta from Shella Bagh when the blast occurred near the FC convoy.

"Commandant Colonel Khurram Javed remained unhurt in the bomb kaboom," a senior Levies official said on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to media.

The bomb planted in a cycle of violence parked on the Quetta-Chaman National Highway exploded by remote control.
Posted by: Fred || 05/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army


CTD arrests six activists of banned organisations
[DAWN] The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in a massive crackdown has enjugged
You have the right to remain silent...
six activists of the proscribed organizations from various parts of the province for collecting funds for financing terrorism.

Those arrested were collecting funds for the proscribed organizations ‐ Jaish-e-Muhammad and the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
, says a spokesperson for the CTD here on Monday.

He said Muhammad Zahid and Irfan Ahmad of JeM were arrested from Gujranwala, and Zafar Iqbal of JeM from Rawalpindi.

Similarly, the CTD teams arrested Hanzala and Hamza of LeJ from Lahore while Ijaz Ahmad of the same banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
from Multan
Home of the Multan Sultans...

No member of any proscribed organization would be allowed to collect funds for financing terrorism and extremism under the law of land, the spokesperson said.

He said cases had been registered against them and they would face trial in anti-terrorism courts for committing offences of terrorism financing.
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Iraq
Iraqi troops kill two Islamic State terrorists in Nineveh
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi troops killed on Saturday 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....
terrorists, who planned to carry out a cycle of violence kaboom in Nineveh province.

Maj. Gen. Najim al-Jubouri, the commander of Nineveh Operations, told AlSaumaria News that an army force received intelligence information on the presence of two IS gunnies in Tal Abta district in Nineveh.

Backed by federal police and tribal fighters, the army force managed to kill the pair and seized a booby-trapped motorbike, which they planned to use in a terrorist attack, Jubouri said.

He added that the motorbike was successfully dismantled by the explosives experts.
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Iraqi intelligence arrest two Islamic State terrorists in Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi military intelligence forces tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
on Saturday 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....
bandidos turbans in Mosul, where the terrorist group once announced its sprawling self-proclaimed "caliphate".

In a press statement, the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said that its troops have arrested two Islamic State bandidos turbans in Al Sada Baawiza district in the eastern side of Mosul based on intelligence reports.

"The two bandidos turbans were running a workshop for manufacturing silencers and booby-trapping vehicles during the group’s capture of Mosul city," 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,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
there is no official figure with the Iraqi government declining to provide estimates about the number of the foreign detained bully boyz or those who have Arab or Iraqi origins.
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Twin explosions kill 5, wound 2 in Saladin: officials
[Rudaw] At least five people were killed and two maimed in two separate kabooms in Sharqat, Saladin province over the weekend, officials confirmed. The 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....
group (ISIS) has claimed both attacks.

The first blast struck on Friday when "five farmers went out to harvest their wheat and barley crops in their fields on the road that leads to djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, about 25 kilometre away from Shargat", Saad Dhahir al-Qaisi, deputy governor of Saladin, told Rudaw Saturday.

He blamed the attacks on ISIS remnants in the region, which also "burned the farmers’ combine harvesters".

In a video statement posted on Facebook, Ali al-Duduh, the mayor of Sharqat, also confirmed the death of four farmers and the injury of one other, and the burning of agricultural equipment.

This was followed on Saturday when suspected ISIS bully boyz in Shwish "targeted a vehicle which belonged to Hashd al-Ashayiri’s 51th Brigade, resulting in the death of one and injury of another", al-Qaisi said.

The incident occurred on the main Mosul road between al-Siniya and Hadathya, the deputy governor added.

In a post on messaging app Telegram, ISIS claimed it had killed five Hashd fighters in the twin attacks.

The Sunni tribal forces known as Hashd al-Ahsairi are mostly found in Anbar, Nineveh, and Saladin provinces. They technically fall under the command of the primarily Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi and are part of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF).

"The security situation of Saladin is not stable and we call on relevant authorities to provide security to farmers," al-Qaisi said.

He criticized the Iraqi armed forces for their inaction and for not responding.

ISIS has grabbed credit for several of the recent farmland fires across the country.

Within the span of one week, more than 600 dunams of wheat crop in Khanaqin, Qaratapa, Jabara and the plains of Qamishalan have been burned in the disputed or Kurdistani areas claimed by both Erbil and Baghdad in Iraq’s Diyala province.

The Iraqi News take in events:
Bomb blasts, IS attack leave 7 dead in Sharqat

Salahuddin (IraqiNews) Two bombs exploded, while the Islamic State group launched an offensive, yesterday, on Sharqat District in Salahuddin. The blasts and attack killed 7 persons, while injured 4 others in different areas of the District.

Saad al-Qaissy, Governor Assistant said, “Five farmers went to harvest wheat and barley on the road leading to Mosul (about 25 kilometers from Sharqat).”

“IS militants intercepted the farmers and killed them immediately, then burned the harvest that was in their possession,” al-Qaissy added.

Meanwhile, a bomb exploded targeting a vehicle belonging to al-Hash al-Ashaeri in Shawesh Village. The explosion killed a person and wounded another one.

Another IED exploded near a police patrol, in the road between Sineya and Haditha, killing a police officer and injuring 3 others.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian Authorities Thwarted An ISIS Terror Attack In Israel - Report
[Jpost] Alaa Bashir is a 23-years-old Paleostinian woman from a village near Kalkilya, who joined ISIS through "Telegram" and was planning to execute a terror attack in Israel, but was tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by Paleostinian authorities beforehand for "attempting to shake regional stability," Ynet reported on Sunday.

According to the exclusive report by a Paleostinian official to Ynet, Bashir joined ISIS who then taught her through manuals sent through the internet, how to assemble large bombs, which she could strap to herself and commit a suicide terror attack in the heart of Israeli territory.

Public campaigns to free Bashir forced the Paleostinian authorities to publish an announcement explaining that Bashir was arrested for "attempting to shake regional stability" and now the details become clearer.

Bashir had expressed her support of al-Qaeda in the past before joining ISIS, the report claims. The report also states that prior to her arrest, Bashir suffered from harsh social problems, which pushed her to the decision to end her life in a terror attack.

Bashir's arrest is not the first time that Paleostinian authorities thwart planned terror attacks against Israel, as earlier reports claim that the authorities cleared roads from bombs and arrested murderous Moslems who planned attacks in Israel.
Interesting details from Ynet at 8:30 p.m.:
The suspect is Alaa Bashir, 23, a Koran teacher from the town of Jinsafut in the northern West Bank.

According to the source, Bashir was associated in the past with murderous Moslem Salafi organizations.

The suspect is a niece of an intelligence officer in the PA, a detail causing some embarrassment for those involved.
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#1  The check didn't clear, apparently.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/26/2019 10:28 Comments || Top||


Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Troops Launch Major Hunt for Islamists Linked to Suicide Attacks
[AnNahar] Sri Lanka's military launched a major hunt Saturday for remnants of an Islamist group which carried out the Easter suicide kabooms that killed 258 people, officials said.

Several Colombo suburbs were targeted by troops using emergency powers on arrests and detentions adopted after the April 21 attacks.

"Special cordon-and-search operations are under way in three areas just outside Colombo," a military official told news hounds.

Similar operations were also carried out in the country's north-west, where anti-Moslem riots this month left one man dead and hundreds of Moslem-owned shops, homes and mosques destroyed.

Security forces have tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
scores of suspects in connection with the bombings and over what appeared to be organised violence against the island's Moslem minority.

While authorities say the immediate jihadist threat has been blunted, President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday extended for one month the 30-day state of emergency imposed after the suicide kabooms.

Sirisena said the move was to maintain "public security", with the country still on edge after the attacks on three hotels and three churches that were blamed on a local jihadi group, the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ).

The 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....
group has also claimed a role in the attacks.

Christians make up 7.6 percent and Moslems 10 percent of mainly Buddhist Sri Lanka.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/26/2019 02:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Hint: they're in the mosques.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/26/2019 12:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Level the mosques and take the rubble to the landfill.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 05/26/2019 12:54 Comments || Top||


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Posted by: 3dc || 05/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [338 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Curtis LeMay to the courtesy phone.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/26/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  HRW and all the rest will be screeching "chemical warfare!" Because chemicals. Pretty much a component of all munitions. An if Willy Peter will make you a believer, thermite is way past alright.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/26/2019 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  I meant chemicals in general are a component of all munitions.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/26/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  I meant chemicals in general are a component of all munitions.

Yeah. I have a similar reaction when I hear the word 'organic'. You mean it's made from carbon?
Posted by: SteveS || 05/26/2019 9:27 Comments || Top||

#5  24 hour rule? see video of C-130 Angel Wing Flare Pattern...
Not that I think the Russkies wouldn't do it, it is just that I remember the "Yellow Rain Mycotoxin CBW (was actually natural phenomena)" and "Russians dropping Toys to Kill Tots (air dropped 'toe popper' mines)" stories out of the war in Afghanistan.
Posted by: magpie || 05/26/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

#6  Cheez for Fat Cats, or La Sélection naturelle

Organic? Mais oui, magnifique!
Ca5ino turned dreary boutique:
Auf weidersehen, Farben,
Et vive le carbone,
But call it, please, biologique!
Posted by: Dopey Flavirong8918 || 05/26/2019 14:14 Comments || Top||

#7  turned turns, and capital W, even. Coffee ain't working today.
Posted by: Dopey Flavirong8918 || 05/26/2019 14:22 Comments || Top||

#8  try whiskey but still, that's a fine ode
Posted by: Frank G || 05/26/2019 14:38 Comments || Top||


Jihadist capture of Kafr Naboudeh proves incredibly costly as death toll is estimated over 120
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels scored an important advance in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week, as their forces managed to retake the key town of Kafr Naboudeh from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

However,
a clean conscience makes a soft pillow...
this advance by the jihadists of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
and the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels would prove incredibly costly as their forces lost well over 100 fighters in 72 hours.

According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the jihadists and their Ottoman Turkish-backed rebel allies lost an estimated 120-150 fighters, with the majority of them being Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham bully boys.
"A glorious victory, King Pyrrhus!"
The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory of Human Rights (SOHR) admitted greater losses for the jihadist rebels. The SOHR claimed that over 215 bandidos forces of Evil were killed during this offensive.

The reason for the high corpse count for the bully boy groups was likely due to their style of attack during the battle. Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham would send wave after wave of fighters towards the Syrian Army’s defenses in a bid to overwhelm their forces. Eventually, they were able to break the Syrian Army’s lines, but not before losing many fighters in the process.

The Syrian Army also suffered heavy casualties during the attack, but their losses in comparison are half of what was reported for the jihadist groups. Most of the Syrian Army’s losses came during Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s first assault on Kafr Naboudeh. While they managed to repel the first attack, their defenses had already been fractured by the jihadists; this resulted in the fall of Kafr Naboudeh later in the day.

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ISIS ambush kills several Syrian soldiers in eastern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] For the second time this week, the 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/ISIS/IS/ISIS) terrorist organization has carried out an ambush against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the vast Badiya al-Sham region.

According to a military source near the ancient city of Palmyra, the Islamic State ambushed a group of Syrian Army soldiers near the T-3 Pumping Station. This ambush resulted in the death of several Syrian Arab Army soldiers and the hospitalization of many others.

The source added that the Islamic State fighters quickly retreated to an unknown location shortly after they carried out this ambush.

Over the last two months, the Islamic State has carried out several ambushes against the Syrian Arab Army and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern, central, and northern Syria.

As a result of these ambushes, the Syrian Arab Army has lost between 80-90 soldiers near the ancient city of Palmyra alone. If it wasn’t for the recent hostilities in northwestern Syria, this region of Syria would be considered the deadliest part of the country.
Posted by: Fred || 05/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian military launches massive attack across Idlib-Hama axis
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian military unleashed a powerful assault across the Idlib-Hama axis this evening, targeting several areas under the control of the jihadist and Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian military launched several missiles and artillery shells towards the bad boy-held towns of al-Hobeit, Kafr Naboudeh, Tramala, Hass, Irmeniya, Manaya, Ma’arat al-Harmah, Kafr Sijnah, Kafr Zita, al-Latamnah, Tal Fas, Deir Sinbol, and al-Sayad.

Video footage of the attack was captured by the Tiger Forces’ official Facebook page; it shows the aftermath of several strikes on the bad boy-held positions along the Hama-Idlib axis.
Posted by: Fred || 05/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syrian choppers destroy 2 jihadist bases in western Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Air Force reportedly destroyed two jihadist bases in the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Friday.

Using their attack choppers, the Syrian Air Force targeted two bases belonging to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
in the al-Arabaeen Mountains of western Idlib.

According to the Muraselon News Agency, the Syrian Air Force dropped 4 Russian FAB bombs on the two HTS bases, destroying both of them and killing several of the jihadist fighters. The maimed HTS fighters were reportedly transferred to a local field hospital.
Posted by: Fred || 05/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Turkey sends weapons to Syrian armed groups facing Russian-backed assault
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has equipped Syrian armed factions it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed assault, senior opposition officials and other sources said on Saturday.
But Pooty and Yippy are besties! WTF?
Russia is backing the Syrian army’s large aerial and ground assault as it seeks to gain control of the last big stretch of territory held by gangs in the northwest of the country.

Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
launched the assault last month, saying the gangs had breached an existing ceasefire, triggering a civilian exodus by bombarding Idlib and adjacent areas.

It has been the biggest escalation since last summer between al-Assad and his enemies in Idlib province and a belt of territory around it.

Ankara stepped up supplies in recent days after failing to persuade Russia in recent meetings of a joint working group that it should end its escalation to avert a major influx of refugees pouring into Turkey, two senior opposition figures said.

In doing so Turkey signaled its readiness to preserve its influence in northwestern Syria, where it has beefed up its troop presence in a dozen military bases that were set up under a de-escalation deal with Russia, a senior gang commander said.

Ottoman Turkish officials were not immediately available for comment.

Overnight, a Ottoman Turkish military convoy arrived in a base in northern Hama near Jabal al-Zawiya, where Russian and Syrian jets have been pounding for weeks, an armed fighter and a witness said.

The delivery of dozens of armored vehicles, Grad rocket launchers, anti-tank guided missiles, and so-called TOW missiles, helped roll back some army gains and retake the strategically located town of Kfar Nabouda, one senior opposition figure said.

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