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Afghanistan
5 senior Al-Qaeda leaders killed in Afghan forces raid in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five big shots of the al-Qaeda terrorist network were killed in an operation of the Afghan cops 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 of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office said Friday that the big shots of the al-Qaeda network were killed in an operation conducted by the Special Forces of the Afghan intelligence directorate.

According to an official statement, the five senior al-Qaeda network leaders, hailing from Afghanistan, Pakistain, and Chechnya, were actively involved in planning and coordinating suicide kabooms in the country.

The statement further added that three of those killed hailed from Chechnya, one hailed from Afghanistan, and one of them was a Pak national.

At least two others have also been placed in durance vile
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
during the operation conducted in Shirzad district of Nangarhar province, the statement added.

The provincial government also added that the Afghan national killed in the operation has been identified as Mullah Sundi who was also famous as Siraj and was actively involved in spreading propaganda in favor of the terrorists.

At least four Ak-47 rifles, a PKM machine gun, a pistol and some ammunition were also confiscated, the statement said, adding that the local residents and security personnel have not suffered any casualties during the operation.

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


Africa Horn
US-backed Somalia commandos kill four al-Shabab extremists
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Somali and US commandos stormed a camp for al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
myrmidon fighters in an overnight raid, killing at least four of the fighters and rescuing child conscripts, a Somali intelligence official said on Friday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said special forces raided the camp in Jame’o village in Middle Shabelle region. A local commander was among those killed, he said.

A second official confirmed the raid, which was carried out with the support of helicopters that later evacuated the young recruits.

Human Rights Watch earlier in the week accused al-Shabaab of the forced recruitment of hundreds of children in recent months. The recruitment of children is a long-standing practice of the al-Qaeda-linked group which faces growing military pressure across south and central Somalia.

It was not immediately clear how many children were rescued during the overnight raid.

US Arclight airstrike
Also on Friday, the US military said it had carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabaab myrmidon group.

A statement from the US Africa Command said the strike was carried out Thursday about 50 kilometers northwest of the port city of Kismayo
...a port city in the southern Lower Juba province of Somalia, at the extreme southern end of the country (assuming Somalia can be called a country). It is the commercial capital of the autonomous Jubaland region...
. The statement said no non-combatants were killed.

The US military carried out more than 30 dronezaps last year in the long-chaotic Horn of Africa nation after President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
approved expanded military efforts against al-Shabaab.

The myrmidon group was blamed for the October truck bombing in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, that killed 512 people. Thursday’s US airstrike was the first since one early this month that killed two al-Shabaab Death Eaters and destroyed a vehicle carrying explosives, "preventing it from being used against the people in Mogadishu."

Last year, Somalia’s Somali-American president vowed that his government would drive the myrmidon group out of the country.

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
100 Houthis killed, 34 others detained in a week
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The statistics released by the Yemeni army, Friday, stated that at least 100 members of the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militia were killed in festivities that took place in Kataf Al Baq’e front in the province of Saada, their main stronghold north of the country, within a week.

The numbers confirmed that four field commanders were among the dead Houthis.

The Yemeni army found the bodies of three of them, in addition to the injury and the capture of dozens in fierce battles in Kataf Al Baq’e front in the province of Saada.

The dead Houthi field commanders found are: Mohammed Hassan Oufan, Saleh Mohammed Saad al-Rubai, Salahuddin Muhammad Nasser Ceylan.

The official news site of the Yemeni army stated that the Houthi militia suffered large losses in periodic festivities renewed from time to time since last Friday at Ktaf Al Baq’e.

Yemen’s army captured as well 34 members of the Houthi militia during a week of confrontations in their stronghold in Saada.

According to statistics, the Yemeni army destroyed at the same time more than 10 military vehicles, five units of armed machinery, a medium arms truck, and recovered an arsenal of weapons.

The Yemeni army has made significant progress in recent days in battles with the Houthis in their stronghold in Saada.

The army gained full control over a number of mountains, highlands and strategic hills, established full control of Ktaf Al Baq’e and secured the link between the provinces of Jouf and Saada, which connects Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
with 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...
, while it continues to advance towards the center of Ktaf.

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [28 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthi forces destroy 9 Saudi military vehicles in 24 hours
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
forces destroyed nine Saudi military vehicles in the Najran Region in the last 24 hours, Yemen’s Saba News Agency reported this evening.

"The army and popular forces have launched ground attacks on Saudi soldiers and mercenaries’ gatherings, destroying nine military vehicles, firing ballistic missile on Najran Air Defense Camp over the past 24 hours," a military official told Saba News.

"A short-range ballistic missile was fired on Saudi air defense camp in border province of Najran, causing heavy losses at the air defense camp," the report added.

The Houthi forces have recently stepped up their attacks along the Yemeni border in a bid to deter the Saudi Coalition forces from launching more air raids over the northern part of the country.

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Home Front: WoT
Mandalay Bay Photos Proves ‘Hero' Security Guard Was Never Shot Through Door by Paddock; Vegas Sheriff & FBI Caught Fabricating HOAX
The whole Las Vegas hero narrative appears to be one big lie.

Finally, we have the proof.

Pictures and video DO NOT lie.

But in Las Vegas we have learned the Clarke County Sheriff, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and the FBI certainly do lie.

An their latest collective lie is a Big One.

We have previously written about this, and the dishonesty of law enforcement in Las Vegas since the massacre, so let’s do a quick recap.

From our Oct. 26, 2017 story:

A growing faction of FBI agents doubt Jesus Campos’ gunshot story that reportedly unfolded during the Oct. 1st Mandalay Bay massacre in Las Vegas.

FBI agents are experiencing similar frustration in Las Vegas, where they allege MGM is bullying FBI brass to bend and mold the shooting investigation to their corporate will and needs. At almost every turn FBI results and Intel have to be cleared with MGM, FBI insiders said. Hence, the ever-changing timeline of the shooting by alleged killer Stephen Paddock.

MGM Resorts, in short, is strong-arming and bullying the FBI led by Las Vegas FBI SAC Aaron Rouse, a disciple of embattled FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Rouse was appointed to the post by now-fired FBI Director James Comey.

If accurate ‐ and there is little reason to doubt veteran federal law enforcement ‐ this is certainly another black eye for the embattled FBI. We have already reported the Clark County Sheriff’s office is simply rubber stamping FBI decisions and has little autonomy of the probe.

Now onto Campos.

A growing faction of federal law enforcement sources dispute a number of gaping discrepancies from the information and timeline supplied by Campos and his MGM bosses. There are many. The largest is the story that any man who took a round to the thigh from the assault rifles employed by Paddock would be acting and active like Campos in the days following the shooting. And the moments following such trauma.

Was Campos actually shot? He has not been allowed to talk about it, no medical records have been provided, no doctors have verified, and officials have dismissed such a question as patently ludicrous. Campos is a damn hero, they maintain.

Perhaps he is truly a hero and did save lives but science and medicine, along with FBI naysayers, cast doubt on the official MGM-controlled narrative.

Officially the FBI and Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo maintain Campos took one bullet to the right thigh from over 200 rounds blasted at him from Paddock through the hotel suite doors. Campos, according to the official narrative, then kept working diligently alongside Las Vegas Metro Police to help subdue Paddock.

Lombardo said Campos still has the bullet lodged in his leg and will need surgery to remove it.

FBI insiders, military veterans, and trauma surgeons conclude that claim is quite unlikely.

"A 223 or 5.56 (ammo) round to the upper leg would put you in a world of hurt," a veteran agent said. "I see very few scenarios where you would be able to stand and assist anyone. He said he fled the hallway? How? What about massive blood loss?

"And who closed the wounds?"

The agent said the wounds created by the velocity of the ammo round would be "impressive."

Lombardo said Campos took a 223 round to the leg. Again, Lombardo maintains it is still lodged in his leg, even though medical experts agree such a round would turn a femur bone to dust and still blow through the other side of the thigh if it didn’t also explode his femoral artery.

Such a blow to the leg would drop even the biggest and baddest military veterans, leaving them incapacitated absent medical help. Ask any combat veteran.

But newly obtained photograph shows NO bullet holes in the breached hotel room door.

So how could Campos ‐ who never entered the room ‐ suffer bullet wounds if no bullets traveled through the hotel door?

The picture is below. Enlarge it. Zoom. Do you see 200 bullet holes?

We don’t see 200 rounds. We don’t see any rounds at a level that would hit Campos in the thigh. In fact, we are fairly sure the door has no visible bullet holes.

You be the judge. We are sure you will agree.

Hoax.



Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Quite a story of supposition, alleged sources and fabricated opinion. The only verifiable detail, the door photos, show only two sides of the right entry door. The left may indeed be full of holes.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/20/2018 1:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Sheriff Joseph Lombardo's very tense teevee performances initially following the incident left a few questions.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/20/2018 2:46 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Army Chief confirms death sentence for 10 terrorists
[GEO.TV] Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa confirmed the death sentences of 10 hardcore faceless myrmidons on Friday, according to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The 10 faceless myrmidons were awarded death sentences by military courts.

The convicts were involved in faceless myrmidons activities, killing of innocent civilians, attacks on educational institutions, killing of soldiers, attacking law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and armed forces of Pakistain, the statement added.

The faceless myrmidons were involved in the killings of 41 personnel and injuring 33 others. Arms and explosives were also recovered from their possession.

Besides the 10 awarded death sentences, another three convicts were awarded imprisonment for varying periods by military courts.

Particulars of the 10 convicts are as follows:

Sami ur Rahman & Azeem Khan
Rahman son of Gul Habib and Khan son of Shaiber, were both members of a proscribed organization and were involved in attacking LEAs and armed forces of Pakistain, resulting in the death of Major Muhammad Ihsan, 9 soldiers as well as 2 police officials and injuring 13 others. They were also found in possession of fire-arms and explosives. The convicts admitted their offences before the Magistrate and the trial court.

Arshad Bilal and Anwar Ali
Bilal son of Khadim Khan and Ali son of Fazal Ghaffar, were also members of proscribed a organization. They were involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistain which resulted in death of 9 soldiers and injured 9 others. They were also involved in destruction of Government Boys Primary School, Langer, Swat. They were found in possession of fire-arms and explosives. These convicts admitted their offences before the Magistrate and the trial court.

Muhammad Aleem and Fazal Aleem
Both sons of Abdul Rasheed. The convicts were members of a proscribed organization. They were involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies and armed forces of Pakistain which resulted in the death of 4 soldiers. They were also involved in destruction of Government Boys High School, Nangolai, Swat. The convicts admitted their offences before the Magistrate and the trial court.

Rasool Muhammed
Muhammed son of Ahmed Jan, was a member of a proscribed organization. He was involved in attacking LEAs and armed forces of Pakistain which resulted in death of 4 soldiers. The convict also abetted other faceless myrmidons in slaughtering of civilian Said Raheem as well as Assistant Sub Inspector Irshad Ali, Head Constable Sarwar Ali Khan and Head Constable Sher Ahmed. The convict admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court.

Sohail Ahmed
Ahmed son of Usman Ali, was a member of a proscribed organization. He was involved in killing of innocent civilians and attacking LEAs of Pakistain which resulted in the death of 3 civilians, Sub Inspector Mustafa Khan, a constable of police and injuries to 4 others. He was also found in possession of explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court.

Naimat Ullah
Son of Ahmed, the convict was a member of a proscribed organization. He was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistain, which resulted in death of 2 soldiers and injuries to 4 others. He was also found in possession of fire-arm and explosives. The convict admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court.

Rahmat Ali
Ali son of Noor Said, was a member of a proscribed organization. He was involved in attacking armed forces of Pakistain which resulted in the death of a soldier. He was also found in possession of fire-arms. The convict admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court.

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [32 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Cross-border incident between India and Pakistan kills at least four
[ALMASDARNEWS] Cross-border conflict between India and Pakistain has continued for the third day in a row, reportedly resulting in casualties on both sides of the border on Friday, leaving at least four dead.

The Pak military stated on Friday that Indian border forces initiated fire from their side of the frontier, killing two civilians in Pak Kashmire, and injuring five others. Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie ducked another tomato...
Indian sources claimed that it was a Pak attack that started the day’s conflict, resulting in the death of one Indian civilian and one soldier, while wounding seven.

An Indian paramilitary officer who spoke to Iranian news outlet PressTV claimed that they responded to a Pak shelling of border outposts, which he called an "unprovoked violation" of the 2003 peace agreement. Pakistain, for its part, has summoned representatives of India to explain the reasons behind what Islamabad claims is a violation of the ceasefire committed by India.

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Southeast Asia
Ranking commie leader surrenders in Mindanao
[Inquirer] A top New People's Army leader in Mindanao and his wife surrendered to the Philippine military on Monday after months of negotiations. Military spokesman Benjamin Leander said Noel Legazpi, known as “Ka Efren,” spokesman for the NPA’s Far South Mindanao Regional Revolutionary Committee in the last 20 years, and his wife, Wendy, a member of the NPA medical team, turned themselves in with the help of South Cotabato Governor Daisy Avance Fuentes. Legazpi has been with the communist movement for 26 years.
Posted by: ryuge || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Backgrounder on Afrin regarding Russia, US and Turkey and Kurds
[JP]
On Friday, Turkey increased its shelling of the Kurdish-held Afrin enclave in northern Syria. According to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) up to 70 artillery shells were fired during the night.

While Turkey has threatened to invade the Kurdish area, which it says is being controlled by terrorists aligned with the Kurdistan Workers Party, Syria has threatened to shoot down Turkish warplanes in case of any attack on Syria’s territory. The war of words in northern Syria puts the US and Russia in a bind because the US is allied with the Kurds in eastern Syria while Russia has been a close ally of the Syrian regime.

At the link the short and sweet of it is the US and Russia have pulled advisors away and Israel wonders about stuff. Sigh..
Posted by: 3dc || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Lebanon foils ISIS plans to attack places of worship, government buildings
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Leb thwarted hard boys’ plans to attack places of worship and government buildings over the holidays after gaining rare access to an ISIS operative, the interior minister said Friday.

Nuhad Mashnuq said at a presser that an elite unit in Leb’s Internal Security Forces (ISF) had tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
an Iraqi ISIS commander in Beirut last June.

The commander, known as Abu Jaafar al-Iraqi, had been tasked by the ISIS leadership to establish an ISIS network in Leb, according to information presented at the briefing.

This network would not only carry out attacks in Leb, but could have potentially hosted top ISIS officials fleeing Iraq and Syria.

Full details of the operation and the current whereabouts of Abu Jaafar were not revealed.

But Mashnuq said that for five months after the Iraqi commander’s arrest the ISF kept tabs on him through a mysterious "volunteer," who had gained his trust and rented a home for him that was bugged by Lebanese authorities.

"This is one of those rare operations where you have someone this important in the terrorist organization, and you’re able to use him for five months to find out about the plans supposed to happen during the holidays, against places of worship and government buildings," Mashnuq told news hounds.

"The nature of this operation, as we explained, is unprecedented in the Arab world," he claimed.

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


HTS busts Jaysh Al-Islam sleeper cell in East Ghouta region
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Salafist tough guys once again clashed inside the East Ghouta region after Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
launched a surprise attack on Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
’s positions.

According to opposition media, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham uncovered a Jaish al-Islam sleeper cell within the territory they control in the East Ghouta, prompting them to attack the latter and capture their fighters.

HTS stated that the captured fighters confessed that they were members of Jaish al-Islam and that they were hired to target the commanders of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham with IEDs in exchange for cash.

Jaish al-Islam and HTS strongly oppose one another, despite the fact they are both part of the rebel forces in Syria.

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [25 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Entire Republican Guard brigade heads to Idlib for Abu Dhuhour Airport offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] A large force from the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Elite Republican Guard has been redeployed to the Idlib Governorate, a military source told al-Masdar News this afternoon.

According to the military source, the entire 128th Brigade of the Elite Republican Guard has been redeployed from the Qalamoun Mountains to the Idlib Governorate, as they were given orders to aid the Tiger Forces in the ongoing offensive to capture the strategic Abu Dhuhour Airport.

The 128th Brigade was one of the main forces behind the Syrian Army’s successful campaigns in the Qalamoun Mountains; they are a battle-tested and well-trained combat unit.

Due to the poor weather recently, the Tiger Forces have been unable to storm the Abu Dhuhour Airport’s southern gates; however, with fresh reinforcements arriving, the attack should restart soon.

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


ISIS fully expels jihadist rebels from northeast Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels have once again been expelled from the northeastern countryside of the Hama Governorate, following another large-scale advance by the so-called Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS).

ISIS resumed their offensive in northeastern Hama, Friday, attacking Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
’s positions near the Idlib axis.

Unable to withstand the Islamic State assault, HTS and their allies were forced to withdraw from northeastern Hama, leaving behind several areas for the terrorist group to capture.

As a result of this advance, the Islamic State has now reached the Syrian Arab Army’s front-lines in the northeastern countryside of Hama.
Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Kurdish forces claim 4 Turkish soldiers killed during Afrin attack
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) claimed that their forces killed at least four Ottoman Turkish soldiers in the Afrin Canton tonight.

According to pro-YPG media, their forces reportedly killed the four Ottoman Turkish soldiers during the latter’s infiltration attempt into the Bulbul District of Afrin.

Meanwhile,
...back at the secret hideout, Scarface Al sneeringly put his proposition to little Nell...
pro-Ottoman Turkish regime media have claimed that their forces killed several YPG fighters tonight, while also destroying a number of armored vehicles in Afrin and Menbeij.

In the coming days, the battle for Afrin is expected to intensify as Ottoman Turkish-backed fighters attempt to advance against the YPG forces.
Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


ISIS launches major offensive to break out of Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) launched a massive offensive in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, tonight, targeting several areas under the control of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

ISIS reportedly began the attack by storming the SDF-held towns in the eastern part of Deir Ezzor, including Gharanej and al-Jahrah near the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

While no gains have been reported, the Islamic State alleges that their fighters have killed more than 20 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The Islamic State is currently attempting to break out of the Deir Ezzor Governorate and away from the Iraqi border, which they have been confined to for several months.
Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [29 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkish border guard attacks Kurdish forces in northern Raqqa
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish border guard and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) clashed at the Tal Abyad Crossing in northern al-Raqqa tonight, pro-YPG activists reported.

According to the reports from this front, the Ottoman Turkish border guard fired several artillery shells towards the SDF’s positions in Tal Abyad.

This attack by the Ottoman Turkish border guard prompted the SDF to fire their own barrage of artillery shells and rockets towards the the former’s positions.

Tonight’s exchange of hostilities in northern Raqqa marks the first time this year that the Ottoman Turkish military and Kurdish forces have clashed inside this province.
Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


New Uighur jihadist group emerges in Syria
In July 2017, a new jihadist group began advertising its presence in northwestern Syria. The outfit, Katibat al Ghuraba, or Katibat al Ghuraba al Turkistan (KGT), claims to be mainly comprised of ethnic Uighurs, but other ethnicities are represented in its ranks as well. It is unclear what its relationship is with the largest ethnic Uighur organization in Syria, the Turkistan Islamic Party, which is affiliated with al Qaeda. However, it has become more prevalent on social media in recent weeks, as it takes part in battles against the Assad regime alongside other jihadist groups.
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