Coalition and Afghan special operations forces killed three al Qaeda operatives in an airstrike in the same district where 38 US and Afghan troops, including Navy SEALs, were killed when their helicopter was shot down in August 2011.
The three al Qaeda operatives were killed yesterday in an airstrike in the Danoki area of Sayyidabad district in Wardak province, the district governor told Bakhtar News. The al Qaeda operatives, who were not named, were meeting with the Taliban and worked together to attack the Afghan government.
"At this time there is no operational reporting available that confirms the Bakhtar News story," ISAF Joint Command Media Operations told The Long War Journal. "If more information becomes available it may be released as appropriate."
Al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan are known to operate in Wardak province. The presence of terror cells has been detected in the districts of Maidan Shah, Sayyidabad, and Tarnek Wa Jaldak, or three of the province's eight districts, according to ISAF press releases that have been compiled by The Long War Journal.
[Tolo News] At least two people were killed in a suicide kaboom in northern Faryab province on Wednesday, local officials said.
The incident happened at around 4:00 pm as a jacket wallah detonated his explosives in the Chahar Samawar area of Maymana, the capital city of Faryab, a front man for 303th Pamir Police Zone Lahl Mohammad Ahmadzai told TOLOnews.
The two people were civilians. Ten others including women and kiddies were maimed in the incident, Ahmadzai added.
No further details of the attack were available.
It comes on the same day that at least 23 non-combatants were killed and 50 more were maimed in a twin suicide attack in the southern Kandahar province.
Meanwhile, ...back at the bunker, his Excellency called a hurried meeting of his closest advisors. It was to be his last. They discussed the officers's efficiency rating system... in Pashtun-infested Logar, local officials claim at least 13 civilians - some reports say as many as 18 civilians - were killed in a NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... Arclight airstrike which was said to be targeting hard boys.
NATO officials have refuted the claim of civilian casualties in Pashtun-infested Logar, saying only two women were maimed.
[Tolo News] At least 13 civilians, including women and kiddies, were killed in a NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... Arclight airstrike in central Pashtun-infested Logar province, local officials said Wednesday.
However, Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried... while Isaf reported the Arclight airstrike, it said only two civilians were maimed.
Pashtun-infested Logar provincial front man Mirwais Mirzakwal told TOLOnews that a joint Afghan and Isaf security force had launched a military operation in Pashtun-infested Logar's Baraki Barak district to capture a Taliban capo Sardar.
The troops came under fire while trying to capture the commander and they called in an Arclight airstrike, which then killed nine children and four women, he said.
Two NATO soldiers and an Afghan soldier also were maimed in the operation, he added.
Meanwhile, ...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout the long-awaited message arrived. They quickly got to work with their decoder rings... Isaf released a statement saying that a joint Afghan and Isaf troops operation in Baraki Barak on Wednesday sought to detain a Taliban leader.
Isaf said that during the operation, beturbanned goons attacked the Afghan and coalition troops with small-arms fire and a grenade. The security force returned fire and requested a precision Arclight airstrike.
"While conducting a follow-on assessment, the security force discovered two women who had sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The security force provided medical assistance and transported both women to an Isaf medical facility for treatment," it said.
As a result of the operation, multiple beturbanned goons were killed and the Afghan and coalition security force seized several weapons and a quantity of explosives, Isaf added.
A NATO front man Major Martyn Crighton told AP that there were no civilians killed in the district operation.
[Tolo News] Fifteen people, including a deputy shadow Taliban governor and school teachers, were tossed in the slammer Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un! by Afghanistan security officials in connection with the recent spate of school poisonings, officials said on Wednesday.
Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) front man Lutfullah Mashal said that the NDS has proven documents that Taliban gun-hung tough guys were working in cooperation with members of Pakistain's intelligence agency to poison school students in the northern Takhar province.
Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) front man Lutfullah Mashal said that the NDS has proven documents that Taliban gun-hung tough guys were working in cooperation with members of Pakistain's intelligence agency to poison school students in the northern Takhar province.
"Fifteen people including Taliban's shadowed deputy provincial governor, teachers, students and education department personnel were tossed in the clink Book 'im, Mahmoud! by the NDS officials," Mashal said at a presser.
Mashal accused Jandullah and Mahazulla fronts and the Taliban for the poisonings, saying that the real motivators behind these terrorist groups to commit such "inhuman acts" were the regional spy agencies.
"Because Taliban will have less credibility in the face of society, they don't claim responsibility, but we have proven documents showing this is the job of the thugs. Jandullah and Mahazullah fronts and Taliban group are behind these poisonings," Mashal told news hounds in a presser today.
"Their aim is to promote fear among the people of Afghanistan; their main motivators are regional spy agencies."
The Taliban released an official statement on Wednesday responding to the claims, saying they were not responsible. It is the second statement the group has made in as many weeks. They threatened to punish any of their people found poisoning school students.
According to Mashal, two school girls are also among those set to sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! . He claimed one of them received 50,000 Afs from the Taliban to poison the water in her school.
Officials at the Ministry of Education said that they will not surrender to the aims of the gun-hung tough guys and will continue their efforts to provide quality education for girls all over the country, particularly Takhar.
"The enemies of this country are trying to lead this country into darkness. We will take the candle of education in our hands and carry it all over the country," one official said.
Takhar schools have reported at least six cases of poisonings affecting hundreds of students since the middle of April. Two other cases have been reported in Ghazni and Khost province ... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name... s.
[Iran Press TV] At least 23 people have been killed and 50 others maimed in a kaboom in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, police say, Press TV reports.
The bombing occurred on Wednesday when an attacker went kaboom! a bomb planted on a cycle of violence in a crowded parking lot near the airport in the southern city of Kandahar.
The parking lot was filled with dozens of trucks supplying the Kandahar Air Base, the largest NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... military base in southern Afghanistan.
Kandahar police commander Gen. Abdul Raziq confirmed that all the casualities are civilan.
Raziq said that most of the victims were truck drivers, their assistants and workers.
[Al Ahram] An official from the autonomous Somali region of Puntland ...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion... says its forces launched an aerial attack targeting a pirate leader in Somalia.
The official said Wednesday that forces in a helicopter fired on a house in the village of Bali Dhidid where the pirate was believed to be, possibly wounding him. The official asked not to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
The official said three vehicles were destroyed by the bombardment but the pirate boss identified as Issa Yuluh managed to escape.
The attack comes a day after the Puntland's troops launched a raid on the pirate infested town of the Bargal.
Attacks by Somali pirates off the Somali coast have reduced sharply in the first quarter of this year following a concerted international effort to eradicate piracy.
(Sh.M.Network)-- A Kenyan court on Wednesday charged a Swiss man with being a member of Somalia's Al-Qaeda allied Shebab, the latest in a string of foreign nationals accused of links to the Islamist thugs.
Magd Najjar, who was initially reported to be Swedish when he was cooled for a few years Book 'im, Mahmoud! last month, was charged in a court in the Kenyan capital Nairobi of "engaging in organised criminal activities by being a member of Al Shebab."
Najjar was also charged with being in Kenya illegally. Najjar, who is believed to be in his late 20s, did not speak when he appeared in a crowded court room for the brief hearing. He did not issue a plea.
Bail was refused and the trial will begin on July 2, said Najjar's lawyer Edna Khaemba.
Several foreign nationals are wanted by Kenyan police accused of planning kabooms or of being connected to the Shebab, including citizens from Britannia, Germany and Turkey.
Briton Jermaine Grant is on trial in Kenya after he was found with various chemicals, batteries and switches which prosecutors say they planned to use to make explosives.
Prosecutors say that he was working with fellow Briton Samantha Lewthwaite, who is on the run over terror plot allegations, and is the widow of Jermaine Lindsay, who attacked the London Underground in 2005.
Since Kenya sent forces into southern Somalia in October to fight the Shebab it has been hit by retaliatory attacks.
The warnings of possible attacks on Kenyan targets have increased in recent weeks, according to Western security analysts and monitoring groups.
[Iran Press TV] The Nigerian military's Joint Task Force has attacked suspected hideouts of 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... beturbanned goons in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, which is the capital of Borno State.
"There have been at least eight kabooms in these neighborhoods and soldiers have moved in with tanks and have taken over the whole area," AFP quoted one resident as saying on Tuesday.
Many residents from the Shehuri, Abbaganaram, Budum, and Hausari neighborhoods and other areas fled their homes at the first signs of the attack, which lasted for more than three hours on Tuesday evening.
"Since yesterday, residents of these areas have been deserting their homes. Explosions and gunfire erupted in these neighborhoods and soldiers cordoned off these areas," another resident said.
On Monday, Boko Haram grabbed credit for Sunday's attack on a church on the outskirts of the northern city of Bauchi in which 15 people were killed and more than 40 others were maimed.
On May 11, Nigerian security forces jugged You have the right to remain silent... Suleiman Mohammed, Boko Haram's head of operations in Kano, along with his wife and five children, during a raid on his house in the northern city.
Nigerian raid in Boko Haram hotbed kills 16 suspects [Pak Daily Times] Nigerian soldiers have killed at least 16 militants, the army said Wednesday, after gunfire and blasts rocked an area of the country's northeast where religious groups were believed to be hiding.
"It's confirmed," Colonel Victor Ebhaleme told AFP when asked about reports of 16 Boko Haram members being killed in the city of Maiduguri. "They came to attack part of the city," he said, declining to provide details. Gunfire and explosions erupted in Maiduguri on Tuesday as soldiers moved into the area where Boko Haram members were believed to be hiding, residents said. "There have been at least eight explosions in these neighbourhoods and soldiers have moved in with tanks and have taken over the whole area," one resident said Tuesday. Another said the area was largely deserted of residents after earlier signs that soldiers were preparing a crackdown. Alleyways had been sealed off ahead of Tuesday evening's violence, they said.
The explosions and gunfire began rocking the city at around 4:30 pm and stopped at around 9:00 pm. Maiduguri is at the centre of Boko Haram's insurgency, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives since mid-2009. The group's mosque and headquarters were located there until they were destroyed in a 2009 military assault. Nigerian troops have also been accused of abuses in Maiduguri, including burning homes and killing civilians in the wake of bomb attacks. Thousands of residents have fled the city amid the spiralling violence. Also on Tuesday in the northern city of Kano, gunmen shot dead a former deputy Nigerian police chief, his driver and a bodyguard, police said.
Former Deputy Inspector-General of Police Abubakar Saleh Ningi, forced into retirement in January along with Nigeria's police chief and all his other deputies, was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding gunmen, police said. Police declined to name suspects in the shooting.
At least 30 people were killed in fierce battles between Al Qaeda and tribesmen and government troops at the gate of the Taliban-Style town of Jaar, south of Yemen, said local sources late Thursday.
The former Al Qaeda leader Abdul Latif Al Sayed is leading the local tribesmen who fight against Al Qaeda with the troops in the area of Batis, at the outskirts of Jaar.
The clashes started earlier today when Al Qaeda sent three vehicles to Batis for the purpose of kidnapping all tribesmen who, they believe, cooperate with the government troops under the leadership of the "defector" Abdul Latif Al Sayed. The armed tribesmen , known as Anti-AlQaeda popular committees, under the leadership of Al Sayed, surrounded the three vehicles inside Batis, big residential area about 5 km out of Jaar.
Al Qaeda started to shell Batis randomly destroying many houses and killing at least 10 of the residents and 5 of the armed tribesmen.
The army interfered late after noon Thursday when Al Qaeda wanted to storm Batis. At least 15 Al Qaeda fighters were killed when the army prevented them from advancing towards the residential area of Batis, according to military and tribal sources.
"Al Qaeda wanted to kill or arrest the defector Al Sayed who knows all their secrets," said the tribemsen Hussein from Batis where he fights against Al Qaeda.
" Abdul Latif AlSayed joined us after became convinced that Al Qaeda had nothing to do with religion, and now he will help us a lot to quickly defeat these terrorists," Hussein added.
[Yemen Post] Armed men of the Saada-based 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" ... group stormed lately on Tuesday night a number of houses in Saada and locked away Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! dozens of residents for unknown reasons, local sources said.
The sources affirmed that scores of Houthi fighters and armed vehicles stormed a village in Saada and took residents to unknown places.
According to locals, the residents were placed in durance vile Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! as they were affiliated to political sides that contradict the Houthi group.
Houthi faceless myrmidons threatened residents of areas after media outlets started to release news stories about violations practiced by the Houthi group.
The Houthi group that is accused of attempting to expand and take control on Saada, Hajja, Amran and other northern governorates with support of Iran implanted landmines and explosive devises in some areas of Hajja and that led to the killing and wounding of dozens during the past few months.
Media sources have stated the Houthi group conducted last in late May an arrest campaign against activists, politicians, teachers, students as well as football players in Saada.
Akhbar Alyawam newspaper quoted an officer of an international human rights ...not to be confused with individual rights, mind you... group operating in Yemen as saying that he had information about torture and violations practiced in private prisons of the Houthi group against its oppositionists.
Local sources affirmed that three teachers and five students were kidnapped by the group from Alsaeed education compound in Saada during the past two days, pointing out that they were taken to unknown places.
The Houthi group whose main slogan is "God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews" took control on Saada during the protest wave that hit Yemen in 2011.
[Yemen Post] Yemen's security forces tossed in the calaboose Book 'im, Mahmoud! on Tuesday evening three sons of a tribal leader, Shuaib Al-Fashiq, who are accused of killing two persons on Monday in Al-Huseiniah, a town in Hodeidah governorate.
Security sources said that six military vehicles surrounded Al-Fahshiq's village after al-Fashiq refused to extradite his sons to the security authorities.
They affirmed that tribal mediation managed to persuade Al-Fashiq to hand over his sons after security forces threatened to storm the village and arrest Al-Fashiq and his sons.
Al-Fashiq is accused of committing violations and having private prisons in his tribe.
A number of lawsuits were filed against Al-Fashiq in Yemeni courts, but he was always pleaded innocent. No, no! Certainly not!
Many Yemeni sheikhs are accused of committing violations, abusing people, breaching laws, imposing tributes and looting lands.
The former president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh ... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it... used to appoint sheikhs as governors or other high-ranking government posts, and sometimes reward them military rank without being involved in the army.
A special authority for sheikhs (the Tribal Affairs Authority) were created for which the government used to appropriate large financial allocations.
Many sheikhs own numerous companies, large farms and other assets. Additionally, most of them receive monthly salaries and other privileges from the government and even from foreign countries.
[Yemen Post] A car boomwent kaboom! on Wednesday, killing three Al-Qaeda suspects on a road linking between Lahj and Aden, security sources affirmed.
The sources said that car was blasted before the reach of its target, pointing out that it was plotted by the beturbanned goons to blow up a security checkpoint in Al-Ribat area of Lahj.
Local sources suggested that the kaboom targeted a refuel station in Al-Faioosh area of Lahj.
An kaboom of a car boom hit on Tuesday the port town of Shaqra of Abyan ...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues... governorate, killing five Al-Qaeda thugs.
Yemeni analysts say that Al-Qaeda resorted to use car booms after the great progress made by the Yemeni army against the beturbanned goons in some towns of Abyan.
Meanwhile, ...back at the mall, Clarissa spent the day shopping for new underwear. Tonight was going to be a special occasion... 10 Al-Qaeda beturbanned goons and four soldiers including an officer were killed Wednesday in Zinjibar of Abyan governorate.
Clashes on Tuesday left 23 Al-Qaeda beturbanned goons including Pak and Somali nationals were killed, the Defense Ministry said. Meanwhile, ...back at the mall, Clarissa spent the day shopping for new underwear. Tonight was going to be a special occasion... the Yemeni army foiled an Al-Qaeda attempt to take control on Attaq, the capital of Shabwa governorate, after the army imposed a siege on Al-Qaeda beturbanned goons in the neighboring governorate of Abyan.
Chief of Attaq district, Abdullah Al-Sumnah, said on Tuesday that security sources in collaboration with local rustics could strongly foiled an Al-Qeeda's plot.
Media sources stated on Tuesday about the emergence of sharp disagreements between the Republican Guard brigades positioned in Abyan and the governor of Abyan Jamal Al-Aqel regarding the Popular Resistance Committees that backed the army in fighting Al-Qaeda.
Fears have been raised by the Republican Guard that these committees will untimely turn to militias that will demand to separate South Yemen from the north.
[An Nahar] A suspected Kurdish rebel was killed overnight in Istanbul when the bomb he was carrying detonated before he had a chance to plant it, the city's governor said Wednesday.
The remains of the 23-year-old suspect were found in bushes in the popular Esenyurt district, police said.
Police initially suspected a botched suicide kaboom, but Istanbul governor, Huseyin Avni Mutlu said the blast happened when the man was transporting the device "probably to plant it somewhere else" for a timed detonation.
"We believe it is not suicide kaboom. The person is a terrorist who died when the bomb he carried went off, probably before he had a chance to plant it," he told the Anatolia news agency.
Esenyurt is a busy area on the European side of Istanbul but was deserted when the device went kaboom! in the early hours of the morning, police said.
Outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels are suspected of carrying out similar attacks, including the May 25 suicide kaboom targeting a cop shoppe in central Anatolia which killed an officer.
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A bomb attached to a bicycle exploded outside a seminary in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, police said.
More than 40 people were wounded in the attack in Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province, senior police officer Hamid Shakil said.
Most among the dead and wounded were students at the Sunni Muslim seminary, he said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility, and the motive for the bombing was unclear.
At the time the bomb went off, hundreds of students, teachers and parents were in the Jamia Islamia Maftah-ul-Uloom seminary, attending a ceremony to award certificates to students who had completed their basic religious education, said another police officer, Anwer Kakar.
Baluchistan borders Afghanistan to the west and is believed to be a refuge for Taliban and Pakistani militants. It has also witnessed a decades-long insurgency by renegade tribal elders and nationalists who demand greater autonomy and a larger share of the province's resources like natural gas and oil extracted from there.
Also, there have been scores of sectarian attacks blamed on Sunni militants with links to the Afghan Taliban who target Shiite Muslims. Many Sunni extremists do not consider Shiites to be true Muslims.
[Dawn] The Salala checkpost in Mohmand ... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar... Agency, which was attacked by NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... forces in November last year, severely straining Pakistain-US relations, again came under attack on Monday night, but this time by snuffies belonging to the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain.
According to security officials, the attack was repulsed and 20 Islamic fascistiwere killed and several others injured. At least 20 snuffies were killed and several others injured.
According to them, one soldier was killed and three others injured in the exchange of fire.
But the TTP rejected security forces' claim about casualties of snuffies and said only one bad turban had been killed and three injured. The front man Ihsanullah Ihsan said by phone that six soldiers had been killed in the attack and eight injured.
[An Nahar] Bombs and shootings in Iraq killed three people, including two coppers, and maimed nine others on Wednesday, security and medical officials said.
In the former krazed killer bastion of Fallujah, ... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids... in Anbar province west of Storied Baghdad ...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate... , gunnies on a cycle of violence killed a policeman when they opened fire on a checkpoint in the center of the city, police Colonel Adil Mukhlaf said.
And just west of Fallujah, a roadside kaboom detonated near a police patrol in the town of Khalidiyah, killing a policeman and wounding another, according to a police officer and a doctor.
Meanwhile, ...back at the laboratory the fumes had dispersed, to reveal an ominous sight... in the disputed ethnically mixed northern province of Kirkuk, ... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time... a "sticky bomb" attached to a car killed one person and maimed another in the town of Hawija, police and a doctor said.
Bomb attacks in towns of mostly Sunni towns of Ramadi and Baquba, in western Anbar and central Diyala provinces, maimed seven people, according to police and medical officials.
Violence in Iraq has declined dramatically since its peak in 2006-2007, but attacks remain common, especially in Anbar and Diyala. A total of 132 Iraqis were killed in violence in May, according to official figures.
Iranian security forces have attacked a terrorist group in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan and foiled their latest plot, Press TV reported. The commander of the provincial border police, Brigadier General Gholam-Ali Kouhkan, said on Tuesday that security forces foiled a plot by a terrorist group to transport explosive devices inside the country, according to IRNA.
Shoe's on the other foot...
Some 25 kilograms of explosives were seized during the operation. Explosive devices, telecommunications equipment, and ID cards were also confiscated.
Kouhkan stated that Iranian border guards have seized 12 tons of illicit drugs and 26 rifles over the past 75 days.
Sistan-Baluchestan province was the scene of many terrorist acts by the Jundallah terrorist group, which carried out numerous bombings, assassination attempts, and terrorist attacks against Iranian government officials and civilians, including women and children.
[Iran Press TV] At least five Syrian law enforcement agents have been killed and several others injured in two separate terrorist attacks, SANA reported.
According to the official Syrian News Agency SANA, a Brigadier General and two law enforcement personnel were killed on Wednesday after an kaboom hit a military vehicle in JdeidAt Artouz in Damascus ...Home to a staggering array of terrorist organizations... Countryside.
Four soldiers were also injured in the blast.
Two other security personnel were killed during festivities with gangs in the Mediterranean province of Latakia. Many others, including two captains, were also maimed in the festivities. A number of terrorist were also killed in the exchange of fire.
Terrorist groups fighting against the government of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs... have stepped up their attacks targeting civilians and security forces in recent days. At least 15 Syrian soldiers were killed by gangs in Latakia on Tuesday.
On Monday, gangs announced that they have abandoned the ceasefire brokered by UN-Arab League ...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing... envoy Kofi Annan ...Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh and so far the worst Secretary-General of the UN. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for something or other that probably sounded good at the time. In December 2004, reports surfaced that Kofi's son Kojo received payments from the Swiss company Cotecna, which had won a lucrative contract under the UN Oil-for-Food Program. Kofi Annan called for an investigation to look into the allegations, which stirred up the expected cesspool but couldn't seem to come up with enough evidence to indict Kofi himself, or even Kojo... and that they have killed more than 100 soldiers across the country over the weekend.
[An Nahar] Syrian rebels went on the offensive in and around Damascus ...The place where Pencilneck hangs his brass hat... on Wednesday, a watchdog said, as activists accused regime forces of committing a "massacre" in Hama's countryside that left at least 47 people dead.
The Local Coordination Committees, the main activist group spurring protests on the ground, said regime forces killed at least 47 people in the town of Mazraat al-Qubair in Hama's countryside.
"Violent festivities broke out in Harasta between regime troops and rebel forces," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said earlier, referring to a northern suburb of Damascus.
Rebels also attacked checkpoints near Douma, Irbin and Zamalka, all in Damascus province.
A student was killed when regime forces pounded Hreitan in the northern province of Aleppo ...For centuries, Aleppo was Greater Syria's largest city and the Ottoman Empire's third, after Constantinople and Cairo. Although relatively close to Damascus in distance, Aleppans regard Damascenes as country cousins... , the Britannia-based watchdog said. Elsewhere in the province, two non-combatants were killed by gunfire near the village of Sheikh Issa.
And at Aleppo University, where massive protests broke out in May, fresh demonstrations were halted by security forces, who tossed in the clink Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un! a number of students.
In the southern province of Daraa, festivities between troops and armed rebel groups in the area of Lajat killed three soldiers and maimed eight others, while security forces launched raids and arrests in the village of Nafaa.
Three troops were killed, including a captain, in an kaboom targeting their vehicle near Srakeb village, in the northwestern province of Idlib.
In the same region, four officers were maimed in an attack by rebel fighters in the town of Maaret al-Numan.
Clashes in the village of Marayin in Latakia led to the death of two opposition fighters, the Observatory said, while other festivities in the region of Jabal Zaweya killed three rebels and two civilians.
In Latakia province, regime forces rained shells down on several villages and towns including Shirqaq, killing a family of three, and Al-Heffa, where three people died.
Elsewhere in Latakia five non-combatants were killed by regime troops, while six soldiers were killed and dozens injured in festivities with armed rebel groups, according to the watchdog.
Wednesday's shelling followed festivities and raids the previous day in Latakia, including in Al-Heffa, during which 33 people were killed, among them 22 troops, nine rebels and two civilians, the Observatory said.
It said the assault by regime forces on Al-Heffa, which has recently witnessed an escalation of anti-regime protests, continued into Wednesday, with tanks and helicopters joining the fray.
The opposition Syrian National Council called on "U.N. observers to go to the town of al-Heffa immediately, in order to prevent a new massacre."
The Observatory said anti-regime fighters seized two security headquarters in the town of Salma, in a region known as Kurdish Mountains, and reported an army defector was killed in the province.
In the central province of Hama, a civilian was rubbed out while another died in a blast, it said.
On Tuesday, 55 people were killed in Syria, including 26 soldiers, 19 civilians and 10 rebels, according to the monitoring group.
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