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Afghanistan
U.S. Service Member killed in Action in Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] A service member of the U.S. Military lost his life in Afghanistan today, the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
-led Resolute Support Mission said.

The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said in a statement that the U.S. Service Member lost his life in action.

The statement did not disclose further information, adding that "In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member is being withheld until 24 hours after family notification is complete."
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under:


Airstrikes kill 19 Taliban militants; destroy cache of weapons in 6 provinces
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted multiple Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in six provinces killing at least 19 Talibs in the past 24 hours.

The military officials said Monday that the security forces conducted airstrikes in Nerkh and Sayyidabad districts of Wardak province which killed 6 Talibs.

The officials further added that an airstrike in Dara-Ye-pain district in Samangan killed 4 Talibs.

Furthermore, an airstrike in Jurm district of Badakhshan killed 1 Talibs, the official said, adding that a similar air raid killed 3 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
militnats in Aab Band and Qarabagh districts of Ghazni.

The officials also added that an airstrike in Balkh district of Balkh province killed 2 Talibs and destroyed a cache of weapons.

The security forces also conducted airstrikes in Azrah and Charkh districts of Pashtun-infested Logar province which killed 3 Talibs, the officials added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Special Forces kill 14 Taliban militants; destroy multiple weapons caches in 3 provinces
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed at least 14 Talibs and destroyed multiple caches of weapons in 3 provinces.

The military officials said Monday that the Special Forces killed 5 Talibs and destroyed a cache of weapons in Anar Darah district of Farah.

The officials further added that the Special Forces killed 9 Talibs during an operation in Gurziwan district of Faryab.

The Special Forces also destroyed a cache of weapons of Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
during the same raid.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Kinnison began his slow infiltration of the sewer system...
the officials said the Special Forces destroyed another weapons cache in Qarah Bagh district of Ghazni province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


8 ISIS militants killed, wounded in Nangarhar artillery and airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed or maimed at least 8 ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
holy warriors during the operation 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 201st Silab Corps said in a statement that the security forces conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s and artillery strikes against ISIS holy warriors in Achin district in the past 24 hours.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 5 ISIS holy warriors and maimed 3 others during the operations.

Furthermore, the security forces also discovered and defused 25 improvised bombs during the clearance operations, the 201st Silab Corps added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


NDS Special Forces arrest prominent Taliban leader in Kabul city
Tolo News has a photo of some men who are presumably the miscreants named below.
[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) arrested a senior Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leader during an operation in Kabul city.

The National Directorate of Security said in a statement that the NDS Special Forces arrested Sardar Mohammad, the shadow district chief of Taliban for Kalakan district of Kabul.

The statement further added that the NDS Special Forces arrested Sardar Mohammad in the 8th district of Kabul city.

Furthermore, the NDS Special Forces arrested Sher Padshah, Malik and Haseebullah, the three comades of Sardar Mohammad.

The National Directorate of Security also added that Sardar Mohammad and his comrades have carried out numerous criminal and terrorist related activities including rocket attack on Bagram airfield, looting and forcefully obtaining money from people.

According to NDS, Sardar Mohammad was previously in charge of Mir Bacha Kot district of Kabul but the Taliban leaders summoned him to Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
and sent him back to Kabul to increase attacks in the city.
Peshawar? Could Peshawar have been the area of the Afghanistan/Pakistain region wherein Hamza bin Ladin was quietly sent off to the nether regions of Hell?
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Farah: Talib big turban & 34 henchmen toes up, 6 innocents kaboomed


Taliban shadow district and spy chiefs among 35 killed in Farah operations

[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed at least 35 Talibs including the shadow district chiefs of the group for Anar Darah district of Farah.

The Police Headquarters of Farah in a statement said Sunday that the security forces conducted the operations with the support of the air power in Anar Dara district.

The statement further added that the security forces killed Syed Azim alias Sheikh Mansoor, the shadow district chief of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
for Anar Darah.

The Provincial Police Headquarters also added that the security forces also killed Esmatullah alias Anas, the shadow spy chief of Taliban for the same district.

Taliban IED kills 5 children and women in Farah province

[KhaamaPress] An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion killed at least 5 people including women and children in western Farah province.

The Provincial Police Headquarters said in a statement that the explosion targeted a civilian vehicle in the outskirts of Farah city on Sunday.

The statement further added that the Taliban militants had planted the IED in Kariz Sheikhan Village.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
East Libyan forces attack Sirte from air, official says
[Jpost] Eastern Libyan forces on Monday mounted air strikes on a military position in the city of Sirte held by the internationally recognized government, an official told Rooters.

The 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...
-based government said on its Facebook page that drones had carried out strikes against the positions of a force allied to it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Russia offers Saudi missile defences after attack
If America will cut off Turkey for going with the S-400, this is an opportunity...
[AlAhram] 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...
offered to sell Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
its missile defence systems on Monday in the wake of the weekend attack on its oil facilities.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  And Iran doesn't complain? Interesting.
Posted by: gorb || 09/17/2019 1:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Meanwhile, Russian oil and gas profits went up.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 1:20 Comments || Top||

#3  The russian will always exploit the situation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/17/2019 3:14 Comments || Top||

#4  That's why they keep reelecting him.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 3:53 Comments || Top||


Europe
Man reportedly shouts ‘Allahu Akbar' after stabbing Italian soldier
[NY Post] An Italian soldier was stabbed in the neck Tuesday by an attacker brandishing a pair of scissors in front of Milan's central train station – and later shouting "Alahu Akbar," according to a report.
"We'll probably never know his motivation"
The man fled from the scene after the unprovoked attack shortly after 10:45 a.m. in Piazza Duca d'Aosta and ran toward Via Vittor Pisani but was stopped by paramilitary Carabinieri police officers, according to Milano Today.

He apparently shouted "Allahu Akbar!" ‐ Arabic for "God is great!" – as he was being arrested, the news outlet reported.

An investigation was launched to determine if the attack was terrorism-related.

The 34-year-old soldier was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/17/2019 08:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The muslims are just celebrating the traitor govt win. A lot more like this to come.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/17/2019 9:25 Comments || Top||


'Torturers' from Libya Prison Camp Arrested in Italy
[AnNahar] Italian police arrested three people Monday accused of kidnapping, torturing and trafficking migrants colonists hoping to set sail from Libya to Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
A 27-year old man from Guinea and two Egyptians, aged 24 and 26, were taken into custody in a detention centre in Messina in Sicily after police gathered testimony against them from other migrants colonists.

The witnesses said the three had run a prisoners' camp in Zawyia in Libya, where those ready to attempt the perilous Mediterranean crossing were forcibly held until they could pay a ransom.

Those interviewed said they had been tortured and beaten and had seen other prisoners die, police said.

Libya, despite being wracked by chaos and conflict since the 2011 uprising that killed the dictator Moamer Qadaffy, has remained a major transit route for migrants colonists, especially from sub-Saharan Africa.
Thanks, Oblahblah and Hildabeast!
According to figures from the International Organization for Migration in July, at least 5,200 people are currently trapped in official detention centres in Libya, often in appalling conditions.

There are no figures for the number of people held in illegal centres run by human traffickers, who brutally torture them to try to extort money from their families.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


India-Pakistan
700 protests mounted in India-held Kashmir since Aug 5
[DAWN] Occupied Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
has seen an average of 20 protests per day against Indian rule over the last six weeks despite a security lockdown to quell unrest, according to a senior government source.

Tensions remain high in the disputed Himalayan region after New Delhi’s controversial decision last month to revoke the territory’s decades old semi-autonomous status.

Despite a curfew, restrictions on movement and the severe curtailment of internet and mobile phone services, public demonstrations against India ‐ mostly in the largest city Srinagar ‐ have been constant, the official said late on Saturday.

Altogether there have been 722 protests since August 5, with Baramulla district in the northwest and Pulwama in the south the biggest hotspots after Srinagar, the source said.

Since that date, nearly 200 civilians and 415 security force members have been injured, according to the source. Ninety-five of the civilians were maimed in the last two weeks, the official said.

So far more than 4,100 people ‐ including 170 local politicians ‐ have been detained across the occupied valley, with 3,000 released in the past two weeks, the source said.

It was unclear whether any politicians were among those released.

Indian authorities have so far insisted that outbreaks of violence have been minimal, and that only five civilians have died since the clampdown started.

The relatives of four of those killed said they believed the security forces were responsible for their deaths.

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  Fake news. 'The source' is probably a New Delhi islamist or entrenched activist who wouldn't know the names of streets in Kashmir.

And three of the civs that died were killed by kashmiri jihadis.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/17/2019 2:12 Comments || Top||


India arrests senior Kashmir leader under controversial law
[DAWN] A parliament member who is a senior pro-India politician in Indian Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
e was arrested on Monday under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial.
Why arrest a pro-India Pol?
Farooq Abdullah, 81, who also was the former chief minister of occupied Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA) at his residence in Srinagar, the summer capital and main city of the disputed Himalayan region.

"We have arrested him, and a committee will decide how long the arrest will be," said Muneer Khan, a top police official.

Abdullah is the first pro-India politician who has been arrested under PSA, under which rights activists say more than 20,000 Kashmiris have been detained in the last two decades.

Abdullah’s residence was declared a subsidiary jail and he, as well as other Kashmiri leaders, was put under house arrest on August 5 when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist-led government in New Delhi stripped Indian Kashmire of semi-autonomy and statehood.

On August 6, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah denied to the lower house of Parliament that Abdullah were tossed into the calaboose or arrested.

"If he (Abdullah) does not want to come out of his house, he cannot be brought out at gunpoint," Shah had said, when other parliamentarians expressed concern over Abdullah’s absence during the debate on Kashmir’s status.

According to The Wire, the decision to apply PSA on the National Conference president came on Sunday night, ahead of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko's habeas corpus petition in the Indian Supreme Court.

The publication reported that the absence of any papers justifying the former chief minister's arrest would have been an embarrassment for the centre during the petition hearing.
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  It's just a house arrest. The bugger lives in a palace for fuck's sake. He just can't hold meets and rallies to rouse the rabble anymore.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/17/2019 2:18 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Seven Iraqis wounded in two bomb blasts in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Seven Iraqi people were maimed Monday in two bomb explosions in northern Baghdad, a security source said.

Speaking to Alsumaria News, the source said that a roadside kaboom went kaboom! in al Shaab area, north of Baghdad, leaving two civilians maimed.

Two other explosive charges went off in al Shorta and al A’lam districts in southern Baghdad, leaving five people maimed, the source added.
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Shia militias attacked in Iraq -report; Update: 10 killed
[Jpost] Shia militias have been attacked in the al-Bukamal region on the Iraq-Syria border, Arab media sources reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, an Iraqi officer "heard a drone in the air" before the strike.

Israeli sources reported that the attack was targeting Iran-affiliated militias that were smuggling arms into the area.
So, a Cultural Exchange
Iraqi channel al-Afaq claimed that Israel was behind the attack.
Update from The Times of Israel at 11:30 a.m.m EDT:
Some Syrian and Iraqi outlets said Israel was suspected of being behind the strikes, which targeted positions controlled by Shiite militias in the Boukamal region of Syria. There were no such public allegations by Syrian or Iraqi officials.

According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least 10 pro-Iranian fighters were killed in the early morning airstrike by unmanned aerial vehicles, which reportedly targeted a training camp and ammunition storehouse.

The Israeli military has been accused of conducting air raids on Iran-backed militias in the Boukamal region in the past, including earlier this month in a series of airstrikes in which at least 18 militiamen were reportedly killed.

The Tuesday blasts reportedly targeted a base belonging to the Popular Mobilization Force, an umbrella group of largely Iran-backed militias.

The Observatory and activist collective Deir Ezzor 24 said the strikes occurred near a newly constructed, but not yet operational Syrian border crossing with Iraq. The opening of the crossing, planned by Iraq and Syria, had been postponed several times in recent weeks.
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Iraqi troops destroy four Islamic State terrorist hotbeds in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces have destroyed four terrorist hotbeds of 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 in the eastern province of Diyala, a police front man said.

"A security operation was launched in Mandali town, 90 km east of Baqubah, where troops of the Iraqi army and police destroyed four Islamic State terrorist hotbeds and seized a large cache of ammunition and four locally-made explosive charges," the Iraqi Baghdad Today news website quoted Diyala police front man Col. Ghaleb al-Attia as saying in a press statement Monday.

The operation was conducted by a joint force of Diyala emergency and SWAT directorates, the front man added.

Also, troops of the Iraqi army and Diyala intelligence took part in the operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi security forces apprehend three Islamic State militants in Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) ‐ The Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Monday that its forces arrested three 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....
gunnies in the western side of Mosul.

Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, the front man for the Interior Ministry, told Mawazin News that the trio worked for the so-called Jund (soldiers) Diwan when the Islamic State terrorist group seized control of Mosul city in 2014.

The gunnies were arrested in Rajm Hadid district in the western side of Mosul, the front man added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkish army neutralizes three PKK militants in northern Iraq
Ankara (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Ottoman Turkish jets "neutralized" three PKK holy warriors in northern Iraq, the Ottoman Turkish Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Ottoman Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply the holy warriors in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

The PKK fighters were neutralized in the Gara region during a joint operation of Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces and the National Intelligence Service (MIT), the ministry said on Twitter.

PKK holy warriors often use northern Iraq as a base to plan cross-border terrorist attacks on The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
On May 27, Turkey launched Operation Claw against the PKK in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq.

In mid-July and late August, Turkey also launched Operation Claw-2 and Operation Claw-3 in northern Iraq with the same purpose.

The ongoing offensives have neutralized dozens of holy warriors so far
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Vessel seized by Iran is Emirati, was en route to UAE – report
[IsraelTimes] According to Iranian officials quoted by Fars, the vessel seized by the Islamic Theocratic Republic today in the Strait of Hormuz was Emirati-flagged.

The report says the vessel was sailing to the United Arab Emirates near an island off Iran’s Hormozgan Province when it was seized.

The name of the ship is not immediately available.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2019 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Fresh clashes breakout between Turkish-backed militants and Kurdish forces in east Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] Fresh festivities broke out this morning between the Ottoman Turkish-backed holy warriors and Kurdish-led forces in the eastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate.

According to reports, the festivities broke between the Ottoman Turkish-backed National Army and Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) inside the town of Daqliyash near the city of al-Bab.

No casualties have been reported, nor has the reason for the festivities.

This latest firefight between the Ottoman Turkish-backed holy warriors and YPG marks the third time in the last four days that they have clashed in the Aleppo Governorate.

Despite the implementation of a safe zone in northern Syria, the FSA and YPG continue to clash in the Aleppo Governorate, with the majority of their firefights taking place near the cities of al-Bab and Azaz.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
considers both the YPG and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to be terrorist entities that are loyal to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The PKK was involved in a deadly war with the Ottoman Turkish Army that lasted for several years in the 20th Century.

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan


‘Significant divisions’ among jihadists after massive losses in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] Following a series of devastating defeats in southern Idlib and northern Hama, the jihadist rebels find themselves with "significant divisions" within their ranks, the Syria-based al-Watan newspaper reported.

Citing opposition sources, al-Watan said the divisions are occurring between Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
’s Shura Council and their Salvation Government.

The divisions have been caused by their unwillingness to share administrative influence over the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham-held areas inside the Idlib GOvernorate.

"In parallel, the sites reported that administrative and financial corruption and the major mistakes made by leaders of the organization led some of its button men to leave their ranks," al-Watan said, citing opposition media.

These divisions reportedly began to emerge after Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham suffered a series of losses at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

Among these jihadist losses were their pocket in northern Hama and the key city of Khan Sheikhoun, which had been under their control for several years.

Since then, accusations of betrayal and financial corruption have plagued these jihadist-held areas inside the Idlib Governorate.

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Between these who shat themselves and these who only peed in their pants?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2019 1:21 Comments || Top||

#2  and yet the Syrian Army has made only incremental progress in Idlib since the Dawn of Idlib offense was declared back in April.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/17/2019 12:29 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army nearly strikes Turkish military in southern Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful attack on the bad boy positions in southern Idlib Monday, targeting several sites near the Ottoman Turkish observation post.

According to a military source in the nearby Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army troops nearly hit a Ottoman Turkish observation post near the town of Ma’ar Hatat.

The source said the Syrian Army was attempting to hit Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
’s positions at Ma’ar Hatat and Ma’ar Zita when one of their artillery shells landed near the Ottoman Turkish observation post in southern Idlib.

This near miss by the Syrian Arab Army marks the second time in five days that their troops almost hit a Ottoman Turkish observation post in northwestern Syria.

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iran seizes another oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz as Gulf crisis erupts
[EXPRESS.CO.UK] The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation is reporting another ship has been seized in the gulf. Correspondent Amochai Stein said on Twitter: "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...
has seized another oil vessel in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran's Revolutionary Guard arrests a vessel and 11 crew on 'diesel smuggling charges'."

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Who's in the News
28[untagged]
6Islamic State
5Taliban
4Govt of Pakistan
4Commies
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Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

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