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Libya government forces say repel Haftar attack on Tripoli
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Afghanistan
9 ISIS militants, originally hailing from Pakistan killed in Nangarhar clash
Pakistan? Do tell!
[KhaamaPress] The public uprising forces killed 9 ISIS murderous Moslems during a clash in eastern 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 Provincial Government’s media office in a statement said the public uprising forces clashed with ISIS murderous Moslems in Bandar area of Achin district on Monday night.

The statement further added that the public uprising forces killed 9 ISIS murderous Moslems hailing from Pakistain.

Furthermore, the Provincial Government said the slain murderous Moslems were original residents of Bajaur and Orakzai areas of Pakistain.

The Provincial Government also added that the four public uprising personnel also sustained minor injuries during the clash.

The ISIS sympathizers have not commented regarding the clash so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2019 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Airstrikes, Special Forces raid kill 10 Taliban militants in Uruzgan province
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s and ground operations against Talibs in Uruzgan province killing 10 Death Eaters of the group.

The military officials said Tuesday that the Special Forces killed 2 Talibs during a raid in Khas Uruzgan district.

The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed a small weapons cache during the raid.

Furthermore, the airstrikes killed 8 Death Eaters of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in Khas Uruzgan district.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2019 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Ghazni: 3 turbans in truck bomb airstruck, Talib emir and henchmen airstruck


Airstrike destroys truck bomb in Ghazni, killing 3 suicide bombers

[KhaamaPress] An Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
destroyed a truck bomb in Ghazni province of Afghanistan killing three jacket wallahs.

The Governor’s Office in Ghazni said in a statement that the security forces conducted an airstrike at around 8:40 pm local time.

The statement further added that the security forces conducted the airstrike in Mazar area of Geru district.

Furthermore, the Governor’s Office said the airstrike killed 3 suicide bombers who were riding a Mazda type truck packed with explosives.

The statement also added that the suicide bombers were looking to detonate the truck in an un-specified location.

Thunder: U.S. airstrike kills Taliban group leader and his militants in Ghazni

[KhaamaPress] A U.S. airstrike killed a group leader of Taliban and his fighters in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the U.S. forces conducted the airstrike in Tasan area of Deh Yak district.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed a group leader of Taliban and his five fightres.

The 203rd Thunder Corps did not disclose further information regarding the identity of the slain Taliban group leader.

Meanwhile, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the Afghan forces killed 2 Taliban militants and wounded 3 others during a clash in Qarabagh district of Ghazni.

The security forces also killed 2 Taliban militants and wounded 6 others in Aab Band district of Ghazni province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2019 00:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Dozens of Taliban militants killed, detained in Special Forces raids in Logar, Paktika
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained dozens of Talibs during separate raids conducted in Pashtun-infested Logar and Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
The informed military sources said Tuesday that the Special Forces killed 27 Talibs during the operation in Pul-e Alam district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The sources further added that the Special Forces also arrested 5 Talibs during the same raid.

Furthermore, the sources said the Special Forces killed 4 Talibs during a raid in Sharan district of Paktika.

The Special Forces also destroyed a weapons cache during the operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2019 00:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Heavy fighting resumed near unfunctional #Tripoli International Airport
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Libya government forces say repel Haftar attack on Tripoli
[ARABNEWS] Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-recognized government said they fought off a "major" attack on the capital 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...
led by strongman 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, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. 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...
that left casualties on both sides.

On Monday "our forces repelled a major attack by Haftar forces on several fronts in southern Tripoli which they had planned and mobilized for days," front man Mustafa al-Mejii told AFP.

He said six fighters loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) were killed and several others maimed.

The fighting left 25 dead or maimed on the other side, he said.

GNA forces carried out seven air strikes on positions held by Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army in Tripoli suburbs, including Ain Zara some 12 kilometers from downtown Tripoli, the front man said.

"Within a few hours our forces succeeded in forcing them to retreat, and seized new positions that had been under the control of Haftar’s forces," he said.

During the fighting GNA forces also destroyed military hardware, including three tanks, seized others and captured 11 fighters, the front man added.

The LNA meanwhile said in a statement on its Facebook page that it had made progress in the combat zone of southern Tripoli, "inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy," without giving details.

On the weekend the GNA expressed fear that Haftar forces were prepping a new "military escalation" in their months-long push to take Tripoli where the UN-recognized government is based.

Deadly fighting has rocked the capital’s outskirts since the LNA launched an offensive to seize the capital.
Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Arab coalition jets intercepted and took down Houthi drones targeting Saudi Arabia’s Asir
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


The Grand Turk
Five wounded as Syria rocket hits Turkey border town
[ARABNEWS] Rocket fire from Syria injured five people in a Ottoman Turkish border town, the Ottoman Turkish defense ministry said on Tuesday.

One of two rockets fired hit a house and "lightly maimed" five in the town of Ceylanpinar in Sanliurfa province on Monday night, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement.

They were taken to hospital for treatment, it added.

Ottoman Turkish media, including CNN Turk, reported six injured including a child, adding that the owner of the house was "in a serious condition."

Ottoman Turkish armed forces responded, "destroying seven targets" inside Syria, the defense ministry said in a statement.

It was not clear who was responsible for the missiles from Syria or their origin.

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia controls parts of northeastern and northern Syria. Ankara considers it a "terrorist" offshoot of Kurdish Death Eaters inside The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor...
The YPG worked closely with the United States in the fight against the ISIS group, much to Turkey’s chagrin.
Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


India-Pakistan
2 killed, 16 injured in Quetta IED blast: police
[DAWN] At least two people were killed and 16 others injured in an improvised bomb (IED) blast on Quetta's Eastern Bypass area on Tuesday evening, police said.

Quetta DIG Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed the incident and said that unknown miscreants had planted the bomb in a cycle of violence and parked it outside a medical store.

The injured were rushed to Civil Hospital Quetta and an emergency was declared in the hospital.

Razzaq Cheema said that two victims of the blast gave up the ghost on their way to the hospital. He added that all the injured were civilians.

He said that the culprits and motive behind the attack were yet to be ascertained. Police and other law enforcement agencies personnel reached the sport and an investigation was underway.

A total of 119 people ‐ including 15 police personnel ‐ were killed and 114 injured in terrorism-related incidents in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
during 2018. As many as 25 bad boyz were potted in encounters and 55 arrested in 1,245 intelligence-based operations (IBOs) in the province.

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army


Iraq
Islamic State terrorist killed while planting bomb in Iraq’s Diyala
[Iraq News] An Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terrorist was killed Tuesday while trying to plant a bomb in the eastern province of Diyala, a security source said.

Speaking to the privately-owned Baghdad Today news website, the source said that the earth-shattering kaboom took place near Imam Weis area, some 64 km northeast of Baqubah.

The terrorist’s body was torn into pieces as a result of the bomb explosion, the source added.
Lovely and fitting. Aloha Snackbar
Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi court sentences two men to death for joining Islamic State
[Iraq News] An Iraqi court has sentenced two men to death after finding them guilty of joining the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, a judicial council said.

One of them was found implicated in terrorist attacks against security forces near the Baiji oil refinery and the University of Tikrit in the Sunni-majority province of Salahuddin, Baghdad Today website quoted the Supreme Judicial Council as saying in a press statement on Thursday.

The other convict confessed to running a workshop for booby-trapping Islamic State vehicles in 2014, the statement read.

The court rulings were issued pursuant to article no. ¼ of the anti-terrorism law, it added.

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.

The exact number of detained Islamic State Death Eaters is still unknown, however, it’s estimated to be at thousands. It’s also unclear how many members are likely to face death sentence
...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
s.

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi security arrest 7 Islamic State members in Mosul
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces arrested seven Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members in the group’s formerly-declared capital, as authorities continue to hunt for the krazed killer group’s vestiges across its former havens.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the seven were apprehended in three neighborhoods of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
. It explained that some of those arrested worked for the group’s Hisbah (religious vigilantes) division, while the others worked as personnel officers.

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi paramilitary fighters repel IS attack on military checkpoint in Salahuddin
[Iraq News] An Iraqi paramilitary force has repelled an attempt by Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
faceless myrmidons to attack a military checkpoint in Salahuddin province, a security source said.

Speaking to the privately-owned Almaalomah news website on Tuesday, the source said that members of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) have destroyed a pickup truck driven by Islamic State faceless myrmidons near a military checkpoint in Baiji city in Salahuddin.

"The IS faceless myrmidons were seeking to storm the checkpoint," the source said, adding that the pickup truck was completely destroyed in the operation.

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian media says Israel carried out airstrikes in country’s south
[IsraelTimes] Air defenses said to intercept missiles near Al Harah, in area that is reportedly home to several Iranian-backed militias.

Syrian state media on Tuesday night reported Israel carried out Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in the nation’s south, close to the Israeli border.

Local media reported that air defenses short down several missiles around half past midnight.

State news agency SANA and state TV added that the "Israeli aggression" struck al-Harra hill that is home to Syrian army posts adding that it only caused material damage and did not inflict any casualties.

According to Rooters Western intelligence sources have said the area is home to several Iranian-backed militias.
The Jerusalem Post adds:
According to Ynet, explosions began around 12:40 a.m. near the Golan Heights. Then again at 1:00 a.m. two more explosions were heard. One in the Quneitra area and another in Tel al-Hara in the northwest of Daraa.

This area had long been an outpost for Russian forces but was later taken by Iranian-backed militias, according to Western intelligence sources.

Tel Haraa is a strategically located area in southern Deraa province overlooking the Israeli-held Golan Heights. It was for many years a major Russian military radar outpost until rebels took it over in 2014 before it was again recaptured by the Syrian army last year.

The zone has been a target of Israeli raids against Tehran-backed militias which have become entrenched in southern Syria and the Golan Heights near the border with Israel.
And more from the Jerusalem Post
Israel attacked Hezbollah and Iranian militias in Daraa and Quneitra according to Syrian report.

The Syrian news agency reported that the IDF carried out an attack on several targets that were Iranian and Hezbollah militia sites.

New reports say that a missile fell on a base and several people have died and others wounded.

This is a developing story.
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Regime strikes kill seven civilians in northwest Syria – monitor
[IsraelTimes] Regime bombardment today on northwestern Syria kills at least seven civilians, including children, a monitor says, a day after dozens were killed in raids targeting the opposition bastion.

The Syrian regime and its Russian ally have stepped up their deadly bombardment of the Idlib region and adjacent areas in Aleppo and Hama provinces since late April.

Three children are among seven civilians killed in today’s air strikes and artillery fire in Aleppo and Idlib provinces, the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.

The bombardment comes a day after regime and Russian air strikes killed 50 people in northwestern Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Israel: Iran smuggling dual-use items for Hezbollah arms by sea into Beirut port
[IsraelTimes] At Security Council briefing, envoy Danny Danon says Tehran exploiting civilian firms and maritime channels to supply weapons to its Lebanese proxy terror group since last year.

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
on Tuesday accused Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
of exploiting civilian companies and maritime channels to smuggle weapons manufacturing equipment to its Lebanese proxy group, Hezbollah.

In the quarterly meeting on the Middle East, Ambassador Danny Danon told the Security Council that Israeli intelligence has uncovered evidence showing Iran’s Quds Force has been using the port of Beirut to ship items to the terror group since last year.

"In the years 2018-2019, Israel found that dual-use items are smuggled into Leb to advance Hezbollah’s rocket and missile capabilities," he said.

"Iran and the Quds Force have begun to advance the exploitation of the civilian maritime channels, and specifically the Port of Beirut," Danon said. "The Port of Beirut has become the Port of Hezbollah."

In a statement, the Israeli mission said "Syrian agents" purchased the dual use items from foreign companies under false pretenses, and handed it over to the terrorist group after picking up the shipments from the port.

Danon presented the Security Council with a map of the Hezbollah transfer routes that included major hubs at the Damascus airport, Beirut’s port and airport and the official border crossings between Syria and Leb, such as the Masnaa crossings.

He said the weapons transfers violated UN resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Second Leb War between Hezbollah and Israel.

Danon did not detail what items were obtained by the terror group through these means or name the companies behind the shipments.

Last year, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly that Hezbollah was hiding precision missile production facilities underneath Beirut. He revealed satellite photos purporting to show the secret facilities, located within close proximity of Beirut’s international airport.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


The regime's security services arrest commanders and fighters of those who struck "reconciliation and settlement" deals in the south of #Damascus
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Hayyaat_Tahrir_Al-Sham arrests a Christian young man who has been deported from the #Turkish territory to the Syrian one
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


IED near a military checkpoint of the #SDF east of #Deir_Ezzorhttp://www.
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami


US ‘may have brought down’ second Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz
[NYPOST] A US military commander said a Navy ship may have downed a second Iranian drone last week in the Strait of Hormuz.
My personal opinion is that we should knock them down whenever they come within range.
​"​As always it was a complex tactical picture, we believe two drones. We believe two drones were successfully ‐ there may have been more that we are not aware of ​‐ those are the two that we engaged successfully," ​Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie told CBS News on Tuesday.

​Speaking aboard the USS Boxer, the ship that ​targeted the drones, McKenzie said they are "confident we brought down one drone, we may have brought down a second."

CBS said the incidents took place about an hour apart after the Navy believed the two aircraft were flying too close to the ship.

​The USS Boxer was monitoring Iranian boats and helicopters in the region.​

Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
claimed the US brought down its own drone, a notion that President Trump dismissed by saying during a White House event Monday that the US used "new technology that’s actually quite amazing."

The development comes as Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz last Saturday and after Trump called off a military strike against Iran last month for shooting down an unmanned US surveillance drone.

Tensions are running high in the region as Tehran is trying to enlist Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an countries to help it ease sanctions Trump imposed after pulling the US out of an Obama-era nuclear deal last year.

Posted by: Fred || 07/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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Wed 2019-07-24
  Libya government forces say repel Haftar attack on Tripoli
Tue 2019-07-23
  Iraq arrests Islamic State cell, including Baghdadi aide, in Nineveh
Mon 2019-07-22
  Iran claims to catch 17 CIA spies, sentences some to death
Sun 2019-07-21
  Kurdistan: Killer of senior Turkish diplomat arrested
Sat 2019-07-20
  Saudi King approves additional deployment of US troops
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  'HOSTILE ACT' Iran seizes British oil tanker in the Gulf with 23 crew on board days after clash with Royal Navy
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  Iran seizes foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil
Wed 2019-07-17
  Pakistani police arrest Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed (again)
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  United Arab Emirates oil tanker vanishes after drifting into Iranian waters
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