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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 01:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
6 militants killed, 60 arrested in Afghan commandos night raid in Kunduz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 6 Lions of Islam were killed during a night raid conducted by the Afghan commandos in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 60 suspected Lions of Islam were also tossed in the slammer
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
during the operation.

A statement by MoD said the Lions of Islam were killed as the Afghan commandos were conducting the night raid and came under fire from the myrmidons.

The statement further added that the two key group leaders of the Lions of Islam identified as Qari Zabiullah and Qari Najibullah were among those killed.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including the Taliban group have not commented regarding the report so far.

Kunduz is among the volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where anti-government armed myrmidon groups are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

The Afghan National Security Forces arrested a military chief of the Taliban group, Qari Salim, arrested during a special night raid earlier this week.

Qari Salim was a key leader of the Taliban group who played a vital role in the collapse of Kunduz city last year.

Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Foreign female aid worker kidnapped from Jalalabad city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A foreign female aid worker has reportedly been kidnapped by unknown gunnies from Jallabad city, the historic provincial capital of 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.

According to the local officials in Nangarhar province, they are aware of an incident involving the kidnapping of a woman in the vicinity of this province.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the women was working with DACAAR non-governmental organization and was kidnapped in the early hours of Thursday morning.

No group has so far grabbed credit behind the abduction of the aid worker so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed hard boy groups are actively operating in a number of its districts.

Insurgents loyal to 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have also gained foothold in a number of its remote districts during the recent months.

Incidents involving kidnapping on highways have not been rare on main highways of the country, specifically in volatile provinces.

The anti-government armed bully boyz are normally abducting the civilians amid suspicion they work for the government or foreign organizations, although kidnap for ransoms have been rife in the country.
Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [22 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Haqqani network member killed in Afghan Air Force raid in Zabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A member of the Haqqani terrorist network as killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan.

Dawlat Waziri, front man for the Ministry of Defense, said the Haqqani network member was identified as Nooruddin who was killed in Arclight airstrike on Wednesday.

He said the Arclight airstrike was carried in the vicinity of Shahr-e-Safa city of Zabul province.

The anti-government armed turban groups have not commented regarding the report so far which comes as both the Afghan cops and anti-government armed snuffies have stepped up attacks across the country.

Haqqani network was formed in the late 1970s by Jalaluddin Haqqani
...founder and still titular head of the Haqqani Network. Jalaluddin is old and tough and very crafty, one of the few Pashtun warlords who was worth spit...
. The group is allied with al-Qaeda and the Afghan Taliban and cooperates with other terrorist organizations in the region.

The network is accused of staging numerous cross-border attacks from their base in North Wazoo, including the 19-hour siege at the US Embassy in Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
in September 2011.

It is considered the most lethal bully boy group targeting the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
-led coalition security forces and Afghan personnel in Afghanistan.
Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Policeman kills his 3 comrades in latest insider attack in Laghman
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 3 coppers bit the dust in the latest insider attack carried out by one of their comrades in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the incident took place late on Wednesday night in a security post in Mehtarlam city.

Provincial police front man Shafiqullah confirmed the incident and said the assailant policeman managed to flee the area following the attack.

He said the policeman was apparently in contact with the Talibs and has joined the Taliban ranks after the attack.

The Taliban group has also grabbed credit behind the insider attack.

Laghman is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed bully boy groups are actively operating in a number of its remote districts.

The latest insider attack in Laghman comes almost two weeks after seven coppers were killed in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan in a similar attack.

At least 7 coppers serving with the Afghan Local Police (ALP) forces were also rubbed out by their comrades in Kandahar province late last month.

Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [19 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Herat Appellate Court Chief shot dead by unknown gunmen
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Appellate Court Chief of western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province Samiuddin Rahin was rubbed out by unknown gunnies in Herat city this afternoon.

Provincial governor’s front man Jilani Farhad confirmed that Mr. Rahin was travelling in his personal car without any security guard when he was rubbed out by gunnies riding a vehicle.

He said the son of Mr. Rahin who is around 10-year-old was also maimed in the attack but there are no reports regarding his health condition.

A team has been assigned to investigate regarding the attack on Mr. Rahin as no group has far grabbed credit behind the incident.

Provincial police chief General Abdul Majeed Rozi confirmed that the assailants have managed to flee the area following the attack.

Gen. Rozi further added that the security personnel in charge of security for the area of the incident have been detained and will be kept in the custody until the investigations are over.

According to reports, Mr. Rahin was serving as chief prosecutor of Herat province since one year and has previously served in the Independent Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan in Herat as well as other non-governmental organizations.

Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian troops kill top Boko Haram leader
[DAILYPOST.NG] Nigerian Troops on Monday killed seven Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
terrorists, including a notorious leader, popularly known as the Albani of Monguno.
I'm keeping that name. He'd make a great villain in a steamy novel.
Nah. Albani Monguno4874 was a regular commenter here...
A statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations said the troops recovered several dangerous weapons.

According to him, "In their continuous efforts of clearing the remnants of Boko Haram in various hideouts and enclaves, troops of 7 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division, have also embarked on clearance operations, since yesterday in which they cleared Boko Haram hideouts ahead of Gratte in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.

"During the clearance operation, the troops killed 7 Boko Haram hard boyz including a notorious kingpin popularly known as the Albani of Monguno.

"The troops also recovered 2 Vehicles, 7 cycle of violences 1 AK-47 rifle, 2 Boko Haram hard boyz hoisted flags, 3 vehicle tyres, 1 vulcanizing machine, 1 solar panel and bundles of chewing stick (Aswaki), which the hard boyz believed has spiritual and medicinal values.

"It is gratifying to report that the troops’ morale remains high as they dominate the general area with a robust fighting patrol in continuation with the clearance operations".
Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [20 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Europe
Italy arrests suspects in IS plot to attack Israeli embassy, Vatican
[IsraelTimes] Police make four arrests after intercepting communications between jihadist group and Moroccan-born man.

Italian prosecutors said Thursday they had thwarted plans by at least three people to carry out terror attacks against the Israeli Embassy in Rome and the Vatican.

Italian police tossed in the slammer
Please don't kill me!
four people involved in a foreign terrorist investigation, including a Moroccan-born man living in Italia who had received 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....
orders to carry out an attack on the Israeli embassy in Rome, the prosecutors said. Two others suspects are still on the lam.

Milan prosecutor Maurizio Romanelli told news hounds that Sherlocks intercepted communications from within Islamic State territory ordering attacks in Italia, "with particular attention to the city of Rome" and focusing on the Holy Year pilgrimage now underway.

Rooters said the Italian authorities tapped and recorded phone conversations between three of the suspects, and that possible attacks on the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome were discussed.

"I swear I will be the first to attack them in this Italia of crusaders, I swear I’ll attack it, in the Vatican God willing," one of the men now in jug was quoted saying in a transcript. In a separate conversation, the same suspect spoke of seeking to attack the Israeli embassy and mentioned contacting an Albanian man to get a gun.

Authorities arrested the Moroccan-born man, identified as Abderrahim Moutahrrick, and his wife, Salma Bencharki. The couple had allegedly been planning on traveling from their home in Lecco, north of Milan, to Islamic State territory with their children aged 2 and 4. Romanelli said Moutahrrick had taken Italian citizenship and was an accomplished boxer.

Moutahrrick told another suspect in an intercepted call that he wanted "to hit Israel in Rome."

In an photo released by Italian police, Moutahrrick is seen wearing boxing gloves, shorts, a black shirt styled after the IS flag and a keffiyeh.

There was no indication the attacks were imminent. Romanelli said authorities acted quickly to close the investigation, arresting four people and issuing arrest warrants for two others who are currently believed to be in Islamic State territory.

"This is a new profile, because it was not a generic indication, but an indication given to a specific person who was invited to act within the territory of the Italian state," Romanelli said.

Another Moroccan man who was planning to travel with them, identified as Abderrahmane Khachia, 23, was arrested in the northern city of Varese, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors also issued arrest warrants for an Italian-Moroccan couple who left to join Islamic State last year with three small children. Romanelli said that the man, identified as Mohammed Koraichi, had become an Islamic State fighter and communicated the orders to carry out attacks in Italia while making arrangements for the other family to join Islamic State.

The fourth arrest was of Koraichi’s sister, prosecutors said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/29/2016 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
ISIL fires five mortar shells near Turkish border post
Five mortar shells targeting a border military post in the Karkamış district of the southeastern province of Gaziantep were fired on April 28 from the Jarabulus province in northern Syria, controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

“One of the artillery shells that landed near the Türkyurdu border military post hit a howitzer stationed on the border. There was minor damage to the howitzer and there were no casualties. ISIL positions were shelled by howitzers following the incident,” Gaziantep Governor Ali Yerlikaya said, adding that three of the shells landed in an empty field.

A small fire also broke out on the roof of the border post but was extinguished by firefighters.

Security sources stated that a group of ISIL militants who were spotted by drones and radars had been killed by Turkish forces.
Posted by: Steve White || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [20 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkish forces kill 11 Daesh terrorists in southeast
[AA.TR] Turkish armed forces have killed 11 ISIS Death Eaters after they fired mortar shells into The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's southeastern province of Gaziantep, which borders Syria, military sources said.

According to sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, ISIS Death Eaters fired shells into the Karkamis district, where Turkish howitzers, known as Firtina (Storm in Turkish) are located. The military then retaliated.

Turkey has been under indiscriminate rocket attacks from Syria since mid-January. In the Kilis province alone, a total of 18 people have been killed and 60 others have been maimed as a result.
Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
3 Connected to San Bernardino Shooter Arrested on Marriage Fraud Charges
[ABCNews] The FBI has arrested three people in California connected to the San Bernardino shootings -- but federal charges against them stem from allegations of a marriage fraud conspiracy and do not suggest any direct link to the December 2015 attack.

Syed Raheel Farook -- brother of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook -- and two others with ties to the shooter were arrested this morning on federal conspiracy, marriage fraud and false statement charges, according to the Justice Department.

A federal grand jury in the Central District of California yesterday issued a five-count indictment against Syed Raheel Farook, 31, of Corona, California; Mariya Chernykh, 26, of Ontario, California; and her sister, Tatiana Farook, 31, of Corona, California.

In November 2014, Chernykh married Enrique Marquez, the former neighbor and friend who allegedly gave Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, weapons and other items used in the San Bernardino attack. Marquez has already been charged with terrorism-related offenses and marriage fraud, after he allegedly admitted he was paid to enter into what authorities called a “sham marriage” with Chernykh so she could stay in the United States.

If convicted of the charges against her, Chernykh could face up to 25 years in prison.

Syed Raheel Farook and Tatiana Farook are accused of taking part in the conspiracy after witnessing the wedding between Marquez and Chernykh, taking staged family pictures with the couple, and then furthering the marriage in other ways.

They each face up to five years in prison if convicted.

On Dec. 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 of Farook’s coworkers and injured 22 others at a work holiday party in San Bernardino, California. Farook and Malik later died in a gun battle with authorities.
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India-Pakistan
‘11 suicide bombers enter Pakistan’
[DAWN] As many as 11 suicide bombers entered Pakistan from Afghanistan for terrorism some 22 days ago, and two of them blew themselves up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently, intelligence agency and police sources told Dawn on Wednesday.

According to the sources, the bombers were affiliated with Sajna Group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan.

The information about them and their entry in the country was gathered by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and shared with the authorities concerned, they added.

“They may strike in the Punjab, especially in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Lahore,” the sources revealed.

The agency has advised the authorities concerned to improve security in and around hospitals, shopping centres, markets, parks, food streets and malls to prevent any terrorist activity, the officials added.

A senior police officer on condition of anonymity told Dawn that after the intelligence report security of sensitive locations had been strengthened. Intelligence agencies have kept an eye on slums and rural areas for possible presence of terrorists, he added.

“An information-based operation is being conducted by agencies and Rangers in these areas,” he added.
As many as 11 suicide bombers entered Pakistan from Afghanistan for terrorism some 22 days ago, and two of them blew themselves up in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently, intelligence agency and police sources told Dawn on Wednesday.

According to the sources, the bombers were affiliated with Sajna Group of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan.

The information about them and their entry in the country was gathered by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and shared with the authorities concerned, they added.

“They may strike in the Punjab, especially in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Lahore,” the sources revealed.

The agency has advised the authorities concerned to improve security in and around hospitals, shopping centres, markets, parks, food streets and malls to prevent any terrorist activity, the officials added.

A senior police officer on condition of anonymity told Dawn that after the intelligence report security of sensitive locations had been strengthened. Intelligence agencies have kept an eye on slums and rural areas for possible presence of terrorists, he added.

“An information-based operation is being conducted by agencies and Rangers in these areas,” he added.
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Afghan intelligence officer arrested in Chaman for crossing border illegally
[DAWN] An officer of the Afghan intelligence agency was locked away
You have the right to remain silent...
inside Pak territory near Chaman border crossing 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...
on Thursday, the interior ministry said.

The ministry said the Afghan officer named Rozi Khan -- reportedly a second lieutenant in the intelligence unit of the Afghan army -- was arrested by Fedral Intelligence Agency (FIA) officials in Chaman over charges of crossing the border without possessing any authentic travel documents to enter into Pakistain.

The Afghan official was handed over to intelligence agencies by FIA which then shifted him to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location for questioning, DawnNews reported.

It further reported that the intelligence agencies are currently interrogating the arrested Afghan officer.

Earlier this month, an agent working for the Afghan National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) ‐ Afghanistan's premier spy agency ‐ was also arrested from Chaman district by 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 anti-smuggling operations....
The arrest of suspected Afghan intelligence officials comes after forces arrested an Indian agent Kulbushan Jadhav from Balochistan, who Pakistain said was involved in "terror activities" in the province.

Law enforcement agencies announced the arrest of Jadhav during an intelligence-based raid in Balochistan's Chaman last month.

The Indian Foreign Ministry earlier confirmed the arrested man was a former Indian Navy officer, but the Pak government claimed to have recovered travel documents and multiple fake identities of Jadhav, establishing him as an Indian spy who entered into Balochistan through Iran -- holding a valid Iranian visa.
Posted by: Fred || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [20 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
ISIS hiding weapons in Mosul mosques
[ARA News] ERBIL – Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) has closed a number of mosques in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul for military reasons, local sources reported on Thursday.

Local activists confirmed that the terror group has closed more than six mosques in the western part of the city.

Speaking to ARA News in Mosul, head of the Nineveh media center Raafat al-Zarari said the hardline group closed the mosque of az-Zahra in the Saddam neighborhood and another one in as-Sukkar neighborhood in the city of Mosul, preventing civilians from performing prayers there.

“There are orders to close them because there have been many mosques in the region compared to the number of worshipers,” al-Zarari reported, quoting ISIS militants as saying.

“ISIS has started to store weapons and explosives inside some mosques and using others for broadcasting news and messages to the west and local opponents,” media activist J.S. –based in as-Sukkar neighborhood– told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

He confirmed that the terror group has a plan to avoid the US-led coalitions airstrikes and “the best way is to hide weapons and media centers inside the mosques,” he argued.

“Daesh has been moving its military hardware to residential areas since two weeks, including mosques, in an apparent attempt to avoid the US-led coalition’s airstrikes,” the source added, using an acronym for ISIS.

An expert in Islamic streams told ARA News that this kind of extremist groups could resort to committing terrorist atrocities – including bombing mosques – and then blame that on the coalition jets to boost their position among and gain the support of the public.

Over the past few months, the US-led coalition forces were able to kill hundreds of top jihadis as well as destroying dozens of ISIS-linked media centers, vital locations and weapons’ warehouses in Syria and Iraq.
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Iraqi warbirds destroy mortar position: 4 dead ISIS troops
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Nineveh Operations Command announced on Thursday the killing of four ISIS elements in an aerial bombing that targeted a mortar detachment belonging to the ISIS south of Mosul.

The statement added, “The international coalition conducted an aerial strike on a mortar detachment belonging to the ISIS in the village of al-Haj south of Mosul, resulting in the death of four [ISIS] elements.”

Noteworthy the leadership of Nineveh Operations announced yesterday liberating the village of Muhana in Nineveh Province during a military operation that resulted in the death of more than 200 ISIS members.
Posted by: badanov || 04/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Diyala Damage Dispatches: 1 dead
1 reported dead in Baqubah mortar attack

(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – A security source in Diyala Province announced on Thursday, that six people had been either killed or wounded by mortar shells in the city of Baqubah (55 km northeast of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning three mortar shells fell near elementary schools in Katoon Razi area in western Baqubah, wounding three people.”

The source, who asked anonimity, added, “Two mortar shells fell near farms in al-Sawamra area in central Baqubah, killing one person and wounding two others.”

The source continued, “A security force rushed to the incident areas and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department. “

Iraqi security forces locate ISIS IEDs near Baqubah

(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – On Thursday, Diyala Police Chief Major General Jassim al-Saadi announced finding a secret hideout containing a workshop for the manufacturing of improvised explosive devices belonging to ISIS northeast of Baqubah.

Saadi said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A security force from the police emergency regiment managed to find a secret hideout containing a workshop for manufacturing improvised explosive devices belonging to ISIS in the vicinity of Imam Musafer area northeast of Baqubah.”

Saadi added, “The operation was carried out based on accurate intelligence information.”
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Anbar Antics: 54 die

7 ISIS Bad Guys die in suicide bombing in al-Karma

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Wednesday the leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced, that the security forces had foiled a suicide attack carried out by ISIS using three car bombs, as well as killing seven members of the so-called ISIS during the liberalization operation of al-Karma District in eastern Fallujah.

The commander of Karma Fallujah brigade, Colonel Mahmoud Mardi Jumaili, said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The joint forces carried out a military operation targeting ISIS gatherings in al-Boutaya area in the center of al-Kamat District, killing seven ISIS members, as well as detonating three car bombs driven by suicide bombers while trying to target the security forces.”

9 ISIS Bad Guys including Top Turban die in artillery attack near al-Baghdadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Media officials with the Defense Ministry announced on Thursday the killing of nine ISIS elements, including a senior leader, who is a Moroccan national, during a bombing east of al-Baghdadi vicinity in Anbar Province.

The officials said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi army’s Seventh Division had managed, today, to kill the [ISIS] terrorist called Abu Suhaib al-Maghrabi along with three of his aides, in addition to killing five others as a result of accurate strikes by the Artillery Division in the area of Zakhikha east of al-Baghdadi.”

21 ISIS troops die in Iraqi army operations near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Thursday, Jazeera and Badiya Operations Command in Anbar Province announced killing 21 ISIS members and dismantling more than 200 explosive devices during the liberation operation of al-Doulab area west of Ramadi, while indicated that the international coalition aviation had an important role in eliminating ISIS in the western areas of the province.

The commander of al-Jazeera and al-Badiya Operations in Anbar Province, Maj. Gen. Ali Ibrahim Dabon said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces managed to kill 21 ISIS fighters and dismantled 203 explosive devices, as well as destructing three booby-trapped vehicles.”

Dabon added, “The joint forces destroyed a weapons cache, rockets and a rocket launcher in an agricultural area located northeast of al-Doulab west of Ramadi.”

15 ISIS troops die in airstrikes near al-Karma

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Thursday, official journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced, that 15 members of the so-called ISIS were killed, including three prominent leaders north of al-Karma District.

The journalists said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aircraft conducted three air strikes on ISIS headquarters in al-Rofah area north of al-Karma District, killing 15 ISIS terrorists and destructing a vehicle carrying machine guns.”

The statement added, “The killed ISIS members included three leaders,” indicating that, “The three leaders are Abu Khattab al-Halabusi, Aush al-Shami and Mosadaq abdel Galil who was killed inside one of the hideouts.”

11 civilians wounded in ISIS artillery attack in Haditha

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The head of Haditha District, Mabrouk Hamid, announced on Thursday, that 11 civilians had been wounded in a shelling by ISIS militants that targeted Haditha Hospital and Bruwana vicinity in Anbar Province.

Hamid said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, elements of the ISIS conducted a rocket attack that targeted Haditha Hospital, resulting in the injury of six civilians that were inside it,” adding that, “Another shelling by the [ISIS] targeted the vicinity of Bruwana, resulting in the injury of five civilians.”

Hamid called the security authorities to respond to the fire and the areas from which the rocket shells were launched against Haditha District and Bruwana vicinity.

Iraqi forces liberate Rakhekha district

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Thursday, official journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced liberating Zakhekha area in Anbar Province.

The journalists said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today the army’s 7th brigade managed to liberate Zakhekha area east of al-Baghdadi, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings.”

The statement added, “The security forces inflicted heavy human and material losses on the enemy.”

2 ISIS commanders die in Iraqi artillery attack

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Command, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Thursday the killing of two ISIS top leaders by an artillery shelling east of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The army’s artillery of Anbar Operations was able to shell a shelter belonging to the terrorists in the area of Kartman in al-Khalediya Island (23 km east of Ramadi), resulting in the destruction of the shelter.”

Mahalawi added, “The shelling also resulted in the death of two ISIS top leaders, including Muhammed al-Maslawi, the explosives official for ISIS in the area of Kartman.”
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Baghdad bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 5 die

2 die in market bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Thursday, that seven people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast southwest of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, before noon today, near a popular market in Radwaniyah area southwest of Baghdad, killing two people and wounding five others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while cordoned off the area of the incident and barred approaching it.”

Bus bomb attack kills driver

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, a source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced, that six people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast targeted a bus northwest of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, at noon today, targeting a bus while passing in Hurriya District northwest of Baghdad, killing the driver and wounding five others, as well as causing material damage to the bus.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department.”

2 Iraqi militia die in bombing near Hor Rajab village

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Thursday, that five members of al-Hashed al-Shaabi were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, at noon today, targeting a civilian car carrying five members of al-Hashed al-Shaabi while passing in Hor Rajab village in southern Baghdad, killing two of them and wounding three others including the driver, as well as causing material damage to the vehicle.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while a raid was carried out to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”
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Two knife attack girls neutralized after attempted stabbing attack
[Ynet] A terror attack by two Paleostinian females was thwarted on Thursday night. Armed with knives, a syringe, and suicide notes, the two attempted to attack soldiers on duty guarding the Bell checkpoint. No soldiers were maimed.

Two female holy warriors were neutralized on route 443 after attempting to stab soldiers.

The holy warriors arrived to the Bell checkpoint with a knife, a syringe filled with an unidentified substance, and suicide notes. The two asked the soldiers on duty for water. However,
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the soldiers understood that something suspicious was going on, and at that point, the holy warriors took out a knife in an attempt to stab the soldiers.

One of the holy warriors is currently being treated at Sha'arei Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, and is in moderate to serious condition. The second assailant reportedly attempted to escape, but was later apprehended. None of the soldiers were maimed. Paleostinian media reports them to be minors.
The Times of Israel adds:
One of the women was shot by troops at the scene and the other was apprehended without incident, according to reports. The would-be attacker who was shot sustained serious injuries.

The incident occurred at a checkpoint near Beit Horon on Route 443, one of two main highways connecting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
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ISIS executes 2 in Manbij for spying
[ARA News] ERBIL – Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday executed two young men in the city of Manbij in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo on charges of spying to the US-led coalition, local sources reported.

Local activists confirmed that ISIS executed two young men in Manbij on charges of spying for the anti-ISIS US-led coalition forces.

Over the past few weeks, the pace of ISIS-led executions against civilians has increased dramatically in the city of Manbij for various reasons.

The victims were arrested by ISIS-led Hisba police earlier this week. They were then referred to the Sharia Court which convicted them of spying for the US-led coalition forces and ordered their execution, according to locals.

In the meantime, speaking to ARA News in Raqqa, media activist Salim Raqqawi said that ISIS arrested a young girl in Raqqa city on charges of violating the Islamic dress code.

“ISIS terrorists has put the girl in an iron cage with dozens of human skulls, roaming her in Raqqa’s neighborhoods,” the local source reported reported.

According to activists, the girl collapsed and fainted after hours of the punishment for fear of the scene.

Speaking to ARA News in Qamishli, journalist Ahmed Saad said that the hardline group carries out multiple kinds of punishments in a bid to terrorize people and impose its hegemony on civilians, especially after losing much of its power under airstrikes and ground attacks across Syria and Iraq.

“In Raqqa, ISIS has been under remarkable pressure, especially with the western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) making remarkable gains in northern Syria, coinciding with continued US and Russian airstrikes on the terror group’s positions,” Saad said.

Over the past two years, ISIS has publicly executed hundreds of civilians, activists, and journalists on various charges in areas under its control across Syria and Iraq.
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ISIS crucifies and executes captives in ‘video game killing’
[REPORTUK.ORG] The sick terror group ‐ also known as ISIS ‐ has released shocking images of its latest barbaric killing, taken straight down the muzzle of a gun.

Two men accused of being "western spies" were crucified and then rubbed out in broad daylight in front of a watching crowd in Raqqa, Syria.

The horrific images were published through one of ISIS’s twisted propaganda organs in a post titled "harvest of the spies".

The blindfolded men had been paraded in front of a baying crowd as accusations of espionage against the so-called caliphate were read out.

They were they bound to makeshift crosses as masked jihadis taunted them.

An execution then shot them using a pistol with a camera attached.

Finally, signs written in Arabic were pinned to their lifeless bodies ‐ warning others against disobeying ISIS’s rein of terror.

The series of images was released on Wednesday via the TV channel "Wilayat ar-Raqqah" ‐ meaning "Province of Raqqa".
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Russian jets bombard Syria’s Aleppo, kill 17 civilians
[AA.TR] Seventeen civilians bit the dust and 45 others were maimed Thursday by Russian Arclight airstrikes on Aleppo province in northwestern Syria, a civil defense official said.



Najib al-Ansar told Anadolu Agency that Russian warplanes targeted the al-Kallasa neighborhood.



On Wednesday, 30 people were killed and 62 others were maimed by a Russian warplane that targeted a field hospital in Aleppo’s al-Sokkari neighborhood.

U.S. Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State...
said in a written statement that the U.S. was "outraged" by the attacks, adding that Russia had "an urgent responsibility to press the regime to fulfill its commitments" to abide fully by the cessation of hostilities agreement.

According to the deal reached in February, all parties in Syria had to stop attacks. The agreement excluded ISIS and al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Russia began its military intervention in Syria in September, reportedly after a formal request for help by the embattled Bashir al-Assad regime against armed opposition groups.

In March, Russia announced a partial reduction of its forces deployed in the war-ravaged country.



According to a tally compiled by Anadolu Agency, more than 361,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict erupted in 2011.
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