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At least 95 killed in central Mali village attack
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Afghanistan
Govt Releases 170 Taliban Prisoners Amid Peace Efforts
[ToloNews] Sources said on Monday that the Afghan government has released at least 170 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
inmates from the Pul-e-Charkhi jail and that 130 others are expected to be freed on Tuesday.

According to the sources, the released prisoners were imprisoned on charges of membership and cooperation with the Taliban and were sentenced to years of prison.

The announcement on the release of the prisoners was made by President Ghani on the closing day of the grand council on peace earlier in May.

Again on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Ghani announced the release of 887 prisoners as part of his efforts to persuade the resurgent group to engage in intra-Afghan dialogue to end the conflict through diplomatic settlement.

According to National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib, all the 887 inmates are Taliban prisoners.

Critics have said the decision will have a possible negative impact on the country’s fragile situation and that the decision has been made without wider consultations.

The move comes at a time that diplomacy is taking center stage in the Afghan grinding of the peace processor which has hit constant deadlocks due to persistent denial by the Taliban holy warriors to engage in direct talks with the government in Kabul.
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#1  that'll turn out well
Posted by: Albemarle Snore3674 || 06/11/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

#2  That's just the problem with allying with muslims, against more muslims. There's no fucking point.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/11/2019 13:27 Comments || Top||


14 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces raid, airstrike in Uruzgan and Helmand
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed eight Talibs during an operation in Uruzgan province.

The military officials said Monday that the Lions of Islam were killed in Tarin Kot district.

The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed Improvised Explosive Devices and explosives components during the operation.

Furthermore, the security forces conducted an Arclight airstrike in Musa Qala district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
and killed 6 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters.

The anti-government armed Lions of Islam including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  shoot them in the head as soon as they walk out
Posted by: chris || 06/11/2019 8:18 Comments || Top||


12 Haqqani Network Commanders Killed In Khost
[ToloNews] At least 12 commanders of Haqqani network were killed in an operation by Afghan forces in Sabari district in Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
, the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said in a statement on Monday. The operation was carried out by the NDS Special Unit in Sabari district in eastern Khost province.

According to the statemen, the commanders were involved in destructive and terrorist activities in the province.

One member of the network was maimed and three others were arrested in the operation, the statement said.

A number of weapons and explosives were also seized during the operation, the statement added.

Haqqani Network is deemed a strong aide to the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and is widely active in Afghanistan's eastern provinces of Khost, Paktia and Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
.
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9 Taliban militants killed, 1 arrested in Kabul and Logar operations
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces arrested a suspected Taliban
...Arabic for students...
hard boy during an operation in Kabul.

The military officials said Monday that the Special Forces also confiscated some weapons during the same operation.

Furthermore, the Special Forces killed 9 Taliban fighters during an operation in Pashtun-infested Logar province.

According to military officials, the Special Forces conducted the operation in Charkh district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The anti-government armed Lions of Islam including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.
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26 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Afghan-U.S. forces operations
[KhaamaPress] The U.S. forces carried out Arclight airstrikes in support of the Afghan forces in Zurmat district of Paktiya province killing 11 Talibs.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the airstrikes also maimed five Talibs.

The statement further added that the airstrikes also destroyed a heavy machine gun and a vehicle belonging to Talibs.

Meanwhile,
...back at the buffalo wallow, Yellow Wolf clutched at his chest and fell from his horse...
the Afghan forces killed three Talibs during a clash in Jalriz district of Wardak province.

A clash also broke out between the security forces and Talibs in Khairkot district of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps, the security forces killed four Talibs and maimed another murderous Moslem during the same clash.
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7 Taliban militants killed, 4 detained in Nangarhar and Wardak operations
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed seven Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
fighters during the operations in Wardak and Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
provinces.

The military officials said Sunday that the security forces also arrested four others during the same operations.

The sources further added that Special Forces arrested a Taliban fighter in Sherzad district of Nangarhar.

The security forces also carried out an Arclight airstrike in Khugyani district of Nangarhar and killed Taliban fighter.

The strike also destroyed one vehicle, the officials added.

A similar airstrike was carried out in Sherzad district of Nangarhar which killed 2 Taliban fighters.

In the meantime, the Afghan Special Forces killed 4 Taliban fighters and arrested 3 others in Sayyidabad district of Wardak province.

The anti-government armed holy warriors including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.
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Taliban’s Red Unit militants dronestruck, raided in Nangarhar’s Sherzad district, nearly 100 turbans died tired


Deadly drone strike targets Taliban’s Red Unit militants in Nangarhar

[KhaamaPress] The U.S. forces in Afghanistan carried out an Arclight airstrike targeting the Red Unit snuffies of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the U.S. drones targeted Taliban’s Red Unit snuffies in Sherzad district. The statement further added that the airstrike killed nine Red Unit snuffies of Taliban.

The 201st Silab Corps also added that two commanders of the group were also among those killed.

The snuffies were originally hailing from Paktiya province and had recently visited Nangarhar to conduct to terrorist activities.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Nangarhar has tanked during the recent years. Both Taliban and ISIS snuffies are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government gangs in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government hard boys.

43 Taliban militants killed in Afghan Special Forces raid in Nangarhar: sources

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces have killed 43 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...

militants during an operation in eastern Nangarhar province. The informed military sources said Monday that the Afghan Special Forces have killed 43 Taliban militants in Sherzad district.

The sources further added that the Special Forces conducted the raid to disrupt Taliban movements in the district.

The military sources also added that the Special Forces also destroyed a large amount of weapons during the raid.

In Photos: Afghan forces bust Taliban Red Unit’s major sanctuary inside a mosque in Nangarhar

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan security forces busted one of the major sanctuaries of the Red Unit of Taliban in Nangarhar province. The provincial authorities said the Taliban militants had established the sanctuary inside a mosque.

The Nangarhar governor’s office in a statement said the Red Unit of Taliban had established its sanctuary inside a mosque in Sherzad district. The statement further added that the Afghan armed forces carefully conducted the operation to bust the sanctuary of the group considering the sacred place of mosque.

The statement also added that three Red Unit commanders of Taliban originally hailing from Pakistan were also among those killed.

The Afghan armed forces killed at least 30 Red Unit militants of Taliban during the operation.

The security forces also wounded 14 Red Unit militants of Taliban during the same operation.

Pictures released by provincial governor’s office reveal that the security forces confiscated a Saudi armed forces badge and a Pakistani certificate besides seizing weapons and munitions.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.
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Africa North
Egypt Court of Cassation upholds prison sentences in 2013 Al-Fath Mosque deadly clashes, Kerdasa police station storming
[AlAhram] Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld on Monday prison sentences for those convicted of committing various criminal offenses during the al-Fath Mosque festivities in Cairo in August of 2013.

The defendants were charged by the prosecution of murder, attempted murder, desecrating and vandalising the mosque, endangering the public, destruction of public property, obstructing traffic, and possession of firearms and ammunition on 16 and 17 August 2013 at al-Fath Mosque in central Cairo in the aftermath of the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

In September 2017, a Cairo criminal court sentenced 22 of the defendants in the case to life in prison.

The court also sentenced 21 others to life in prison in absentia.

A life sentence carries a term of 25 years in jail per Egyptian law.
That doesn't make a lot of sense. If you're twenty when you're sentenced, that means they let you out when you're forty five. I was still alive when I was forty five. I can prove it!
The court had also sentenced 17 people to 15 years imprisonment, 54 others to 10 years, 13 in absentia to 10 years, 88 in absentia to 10 years, 216 to five years, and exonerated 25 others.

Those convicted appealed these verdicts.

Today's Court of Cassation verdicts are final and cannot be appealed.

Egypt's Court of Cassation commutes death penalty, upholds jail terms in 2013 storming of Kerdasa police station

[AlAhram] Egypt’s Court of Cassation has commuted a death sentence
...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
against a defendant convicted in the case of the storming of the Kerdasa
...known as a stronghold of Muslim Brotherhood supporters...
cop shoppe in Giza in July 2013, and has upheld life imprisonment terms against three other men in the same case.

The court commuted the death sentence to life in prison following an appeal filed by the defendant.

The court also rejected appeals by three defendants sentenced to life in prison and seven others sentenced to 15 years in the same case.

The prosecution had charged the defendands with premeditated murder, attempted murder, possession of fire arms and ammunition, and attacks on police officers.

Monday’s Court of Cassation verdict comes more than a year after the defendants were handed jail terms by a Giza criminal court in a retrial in May 2018.
This article starring:
al-Fath Mosque
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At least 95 killed in central Mali village attack
[AlAhram] Attackers believed to belong to the Fulani
... a peculiarly brutal tribe of Moslem herdsmen infesting Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and probably other places that are light on law and order and heavy on tribal identity...
ethnic group raided a rival Dogon village in central Mali overnight, killing at least 95 people and burning houses to the ground, local and government officials said on Monday.

Violence between Dogon hunters and Fulani herders has killed hundreds since January, including an attack in March in which button men killed more than 150 Fulani, one of the worst acts of bloodshed in Mali's recent history.

Sunday's raid took place in the Sangha district, where Fulanis from the neighbouring Bankass district descended on a Dogon village after dark, Bankass mayor Moulaye Guindo told Rooters on Monday.

"Armed men, apparently Fulani, fired at the population and burnt the village," said Siriam Kanoute, an official for the nearby town of Bandiagara.

Sangha mayor Ali Dolo told Rooters 95 charred bodies had been found so far, but that the corpse count was likely to rise as the village was still ablaze.

"On a population of around 300 inhabitants, only 50 responded to the roll call," said Dolo.

A security ministry front man confirmed the attack, but said the assailants had not been identified. The government later vowed to find those responsible.

"The government of Mali presents its deepest condolences to mourning families and assures all measures will be taken to arrest and punish the authors of this carnage," the communications ministry said in a statement.
An Nahar adds:
It came less than three weeks after nearly 160 members of the Fulani ethnic group were slaughtered by a group identified as Dogon.

A brutal cycle of violence in central Mali, an ethnic mosaic, began after a predominantly Fulani jihadist group led by preacher Amadou Koufa emerged in 2015.

It started targeting the Bambara and Dogon ethnic groups, which in turn started to form "self-defence groups" of their own. The Fulani are primarily cattle breeders and traders, while the Bambara and Dogon are traditionally sedentary farmers.

On May 16, the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) announced it had recorded "at least 488 deaths" in attacks on Fulanis in the central regions of Mopti and Segou since January 2018.

In the bloodiest raid, about 160 Fulani villagers were slaughtered on March 23 at Ogossagou, near the border with 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...
, by suspected Dogon hunters.

According to MINUSMA, armed Fulanis had "caused 63 deaths" among civilians in the Mopti region, also since January 2018.

"It's a shock, a tragedy," MINUSMA chief Mahamat Saleh Annadif said of the latest bloodletting, noting that it came at a time "when we are discussing the renewal of the (MINUSMA) mandate."

There are currently about 14,700 troops and police deployed in Mali, which ranks as the most dangerous UN mission, with 125 peacekeepers killed in attacks since deployment in 2013.

Donor countries to MINUSMA are to to meet at the U.N. on Wednesday. A decision on renewing the force's mandate is expected by June 27.

MINUSMA was established after radical Islamist and Tuareg militias seized the north of the country in 2012.

The gunnies were pushed back by French troops in 2013. A peace agreement signed in 2015 by the Bamako government and gangs aimed at restoring stability.

But the accord failed to stop jihadist violence, which then shifted to central Mali, inflaming ancient inter-ethnic hostility.

Koufa in March 2017 joined the newly-formed Group to Support Islam and Muslims (GSIM), the leading jihadist alliance in the Sahel region, with links to al-Qaida. Its leader is Iyad Ag Ghaly.
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About 100 Malians killed in attack on Dogon village
[Dhaka Tribune] Attackers believed to belong to the Fulani herdsman
... a peculiarly brutal tribe of Moslem herdsmen infesting Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and probably other places that are light on law and order and heavy on tribal identity...
ethnic group raided a rival Dogon village in central Mali overnight, killing at least 95 people and burning houses to the ground, local and government officials said on Monday.

Violence between Dogon hunters and Fulani herders has killed hundreds since January, including an attack in March in which button men killed more than 150 Fulani, one of the worst acts of bloodshed in Mali's recent history.

Sunday's raid took place in the Sangha district, where Fulanis from the neighbouring Bankass district descended on a Dogon village after dark, Bankass mayor Moulaye Guindo told Rooters on Monday.

"Armed men, apparently Fulani, fired at the population and burnt the village," said Siriam Kanoute, an official for the nearby town of Bandiagara.

Sangha mayor Ali Dolo told Rooters 95 charred bodies had been found so far, but that the corpse count was likely to rise as the village was still ablaze.

"On a population of around 300 inhabitants, only 50 responded to the roll call," said Dolo.

A Security Ministry front man confirmed the attack but said the assailants had not been identified.

Violence between Fulani and rival communities has compounded an already dire security situation in Mali's semi-arid and desert regions, which are used as a base by jihadist groups with ties to al Qaeda and 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....
Those groups have exploited ethnic rivalries in Mali and its neighbours 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...
and Niger in recent years to boost recruitment and extend their influence over vast swathes of territory.

The Malian government is seen as having lost its grip over parts of the country having outsourced the fight against jihadists to vigilante groups with scores to settle.

The Dogon suspect the Fulani of harbouring Islamist Death Eaters, charges the Fulani deny.

French forces intervened in Mali, a former French colony, in 2013 to push back a jihadist advance from the north but the murderous Moslems have since regrouped.
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Arabia
Houthi forces destroy 3 Saudi Army vehicles along Yemeni border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Saudi Coalition launched another offensive along the Yemeni border, targeting the Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...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 legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. 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 They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements...
defenses inside the al-Ajasher Desert of the Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthi rocket forces because they can see it so there's no math involved....
Province.

The Houthi forces reported that they were able to repel the Saudi Coalition’s attack after a short battle this morning.

According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their troops managed to destroy at least three armored vehicles during the battle, while also killing more than 10 coalition fighters.

At the same time, the Houthi forces carried out a hit-and-run attack at the al-Nar Mountain in northern Yemen. According to the Houthi forces, they killed one Saudi soldier and maimed four pro-government fighters in the area.
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Houthi forces rain missiles on Saudi airport near Yemeni border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...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 legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. 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 They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements...
forces rained a number of missiles on the Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthi rocket forces....
Airport last night after the Saudi Coalition launched heavy Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s over the northern region of Yemen.

Led by their rocket battalion, the Houthi forces fired several missiles from their attack drones on the Najran Airport; this resulted in a number of kabooms at this Saudi installation.

The Houthi forces claim the Najran Airport is used by the Saudi Coalition to not only store weapons, but also to launch airstrikes on neighboring Yemen.

The Houthi forces have now struck the Najran Airport on three separate occasions in June, which is more than any other month this year.
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Bangladesh
Tabligh clash victim succumbs to burn injuries
[Dhaka Tribune] A man who was set on fire by a faction of Tablighi Jamaat
A peaceful group of itinerant Deobandi preachers who form one of al-Qaeda's recruiting arms...
succumbed to his injuries on Monday afternoon.

Abdur Rahim, a 30-year-old man, was set on fire by several assailants on the night of May 19 after Tarabi prayers in Kishoreganj’s Katiadi.

According to Rahim’s older brother Abdur Rahman, Rahim was a member of Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi’s Tablighi Jamaat faction, which has been involved in an internecine strife with Maulana Muhammad Jubair Hassan’s faction.

Rahman alleged that the attackers were followers of Saad Kandhalvi.

He said: “Everyone used to adhere to Maulana Saad’s instructions. But ever since the feud began with Maulana Jubair, there have been a lot of difficult situations, the worst being this.”

Rahim’s uncle Mamunur Rashid filed a case with the Katiadi police. Two suspects have been arrested so far.
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Europe
Swedish police shoot man at Malmo central station after bomb threat
[AlAhram] Swedish police on Monday shot and injured a man at the central station in Malmo, in southern Sweden, after witnesses said he made threats and claimed to be carrying explosives and firearms, law enforcement officials said.

The station in downtown Malmo, a major hub for regional rail traffic, was evacuated in the wake of incident. There were no other injuries reported apart from the man fired upon, who was shot in the legs by a police officer.

"The background and reason for this was that the man exhibited threatening behaviour. He carried two bags which he claimed contained firearms as well as explosives," police official Per-Olof Soyseth told a news conference.

The man, whose identity had yet to be ascertained, was being treated in hospital while the bags he had been carrying were subjected to controlled kabooms by a police bomb squad in the central station, police said.

Soyseth said that while it remained unclear whether the bags had contained any dangerous items, officers at the scene had needed to respond to developments under the assumption that it could be an act of terror.

Malmo police said it was increasing its presence at public places across the sea-side town of just over 300,000 people. Railway traffic to and from the station was suspended due to the ongoing investigation, the regional and national train operators said.
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Home Front: WoT
Top US court upholds indefinite detention of Yemeni at Guantanamo
[IsraelTimes] The US Supreme Court has upheld the detention of a Yemeni prisoner held without charge or trial for 17 years at an American military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The top court has refused to take up a petition on behalf of Moath al-Alwi, who was arrested on the Afghan-Pakistain border in December 2001 and transferred to Guantanamo the following January.

The Yemeni national, who was born in 1977, is suspected of having been a body guard of al-Qaeda leader the late Osama bin Laden
... who doesn't live anywhere anymore...
, which he denies. He is considered to be an "enemy combatant," a classification that allows him to be held for the duration of the conflict.

Alwi’s lawyers argued that unlike past conflicts, the war in Afghanistan and against al-Qaeda is of indefinite duration, creating "the risk of lifelong detention for him."

Their arguments did not persuade the court, which gave no reason for rejecting the case.

The prison at Guantanamo was opened in 2001 on a US naval base on the southeastern tip of Cuba to hold the al-Qaeda and Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
fighters captured in Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US.

Of the 780 prisoners held there, only about 40 remain. No new prisoners have been transferred there since 2008, although US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
signed an order in January 2008 keeping the prison open.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  IMHO Trump is good, but even he can't go back in time to sign orders.
Posted by: BrujoTejano || 06/11/2019 14:23 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi security arrest Islamic State suspect in Dhi Qar
DHI QAR (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces arrested on Monday an 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....
suspect in the southern province of Dhi Qar, a security source was quoted saying.

The holy warrior was arrested at a security checkpoint while trying to enter Basra coming from djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city, the source said.

The suspect is wanted by the Iraqi judiciary pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law for joining the IS holy warrior group, the source added.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Incendiary balloons suspected as cause of brush fires near Gaza Strip
[IsraelTimes] Authorities in the Eshkol Regional Council near the Gazoo Strip on Monday opened an investigation into whether a brush fire that broke out adjacent to a populated area was caused by an incendiary balloon, a front man for the municipality said.

Several fires also broke out in the Kissufim Forest which were also believed to have been caused by incendiary balloons from the Gazoo Strip, Hebrew media reported.

Firefighters and KKL JNF Jewish National Fund wardens extinguished the flames. There were no injuries reported.
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Turkish military sends convoy to NW Syria amid Syrian Army buildup in southern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish military sent a new convoy to the northeastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate, opposition activists reported on Monday afternoon.

According to the opposition activists, the Ottoman Turkish military convoy made their way from the Hatay Province in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor...
to the Idlib Governorate town of Saraqib near the Aleppo border.

The Ottoman Turkish military’s reinforcements to their observation post in Saraqib comes just days after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began building up their troops in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

The reason for the Syrian Arab Army buildup in southern Aleppo is not fully known; however, a local military source hinted that their central command is in discussions about opening up a new front there.
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Turkey rejects Idlib ceasefire terms after Russia asks Ankara to handover Jabal Shashabo: report
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the most dubious NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
ally....

and Russia have failed to reach an agreement on a ceasefire inside the Idlib Governorate of northwestern Syria, the Syria-based al-Watan newspaper reported on Monday morning.

Citing opposition sources, al-Watan said the negotiations stalled between Turkey and Russia after the latter asked Ankara to hand over the Jabal Shashabo region in northwestern Hama.

In addition to handing over Jabal Shashabo, Turkey would have to withdraw from its observation post in Sher Magher, which was allegedly a major issue for Ankara during the negotiations.

The publication said the goal of the negotiations was to secure the Hmeimim Airport in southwestern Latakia, along with the Christian towns of al-Sqaylabiyeh and Mhardeh in northwestern Hama.

Handing over Jabal Shashabo would be a major blow to the jihadist rebels and the Ottoman Turkish-backed National Liberation Front
...the Turkic paramilitaries intended to replace with their native jihadi ferocity all the highly trained Turkish soldiers Sultan Erdogan I the much beloved has jailed in the last few years for not worshipping the ground he walks upon. The Uighurs and so forth who did not join Al Nusra or ISIS seem to have ended up here...
, as it would leave the Syrian Arab Army in prime position for a future offensive in Idlib.

At the end of June, Russian President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
will be attending a meeting in Japan with Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
and Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
. Putin is expected to discuss the situation in Idlib and the need for a military solution to the jihadist forces there.
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Jihadist offensive to dislodge Syrian Army from southwest Idlib ends in heavy losses
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels launched a powerful attack on Sunday to expel the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) from the southwestern region of the Idlib Governorate.

Led by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
, the jihadist rebels began their assault by storming the northern axis of Qasabiyah. This town is located at the southwestern slope of Idlib’s Jabal al-Zawiya region.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and their jihadist allies repeatedly stormed the Syrian Army’s positions at Qasabiyah in a bid to break through the government’s main line of defense.

Despite a brief infiltration into Qasabiyah, the jihadist rebels were unable to score any significant advance at this front.

According to a military source in nearby Mhardeh, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF) managed to kill several jihadist rebels during the battle at Qasabiyah on Sunday afternoon.

The source added that the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces are shifting their focus to the Tal Malah front, where they are expected to launch another assault to retake this key hilltop from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and Jaish al-Izza.
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Russian Air Force lets loose heavy attack over northwestern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force has unleashed a heavy assault across northwestern Syria on Monday, targeting several areas under the control of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
and the Turkestan Islamic Party.

Russian jets flying out of the Hmeimim Airbase in southwest Latakia reportedly took off this morning towards the Idlib and Hama governorates, where they later launched several Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s over the Death Eater defenses.

Among the targets for the Russian Air Force were last towns under the control of the Death Eaters in northern Hama and the al-Ghaab Plain.

The Russian Air Force has recently intensified their airstrikes over northwestern Syria, following the collapse of ceasefire talks with their Ottoman Turkish partners.
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