[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... (NDS) -- Afghanistan's intelligence agency has nabbed Please don't kill me! three individuals 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.... city who were supplying weapons to terrorists.
A statement released by NDS on Friday states that Malikuddin S/O Hayauddin, Sayed Mohammad S/O Ghulam Sakhi and Sayed Fahim S/O Sayed Mohammad were arrested red handed with three pistols and a large number of bullets for Kalashnikovs from the jurisdiction of 19 sector of the city.
According to the statement, the suspects were supplying these materials to terrorist groups in eastern Nangarahar for attacks.
NDS statements usually do not contain exact date of the achievements but they usually come after recent activities.
Posted by: Fred ||
02/21/2016 00:00 ||
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Security forces have tossed in the calaboose Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! a leader of the terrorist group of 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.... (IS) which also goes by its Arabic name Daesh [Islamic State] in western Ghor province.
Spokesperson for Ghor Governor did not name the arrested terrorist while talking to Azadi Radio but said he was heading Daesh [Islamic State] group in this province.
Ahmad Mahmodi added that the terrorist is from Murghab District of neighboring Badghis province but he was arrested from Firozkoh, the quiet provincial capital of Ghor province.
He was leading Taliban in northern part of Ghor but later joined Daesh [Islamic State], Mahmodi said.
Before the emergence of Daesh [Islamic State] about 16 months before, the hotspot of holy warriors was southern part of the country but now they are apparently trying to establish its roots in western and northern parts of the country as well more likely to spill over to other countries.
Observing the situation, Turkmenistan has strengthened its border security by sending additional combat-ready forces and equipment to its border areas with Afghanistan.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Six snuffies belonging to notorious Haqqani network have been detained in joint security operation in Sabari and Baak districts of 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... The National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... (NDS) -- Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Saturday that the tossed in the clink Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! snuffies include Rahimullah and Sattar, two commanders of the network.
Other four snuffies are identified as Awal Mir S/O Khan Mir, Seyal Mir S/O Khan Mir, Mohammad Amir S/O Janat Mir and Abdullah S/O Sayed Mir.
Five Kalashnikovs, a binocular and two walky-talkies were confiscated from the possession of the terrorists.
Initial investigation conducted from the group led NDS to seize a depot of ammunition which had a huge number of shells for heavy and light weapons.
According to the statement, the Area of Operation 'AO' of the group was Sabari and Baak districts.
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02/21/2016 00:00 ||
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Government forces have pulled out of bases in Musa Qala, a strategic district of the southern province of Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... , after months of heavy fighting with Taliban Lion of Islams, Rooters reports.
Helmand, a traditional heartland of the Taliban and one of the world's biggest centers of opium production, has been threatened for months and the United States recently sent hundreds of soldiers to the province to bolster its defense.
The commander of the Afghan army's 215th corps, Mohammad Moeen Faqir, said troops had been ordered to pull back from Roshan Tower, their main base in Musa Qala, as well as other checkpoints to reinforce Gereshk, straddling the main Highway One which links 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.... with the south and west.
"Their presence in the area did not mean anything," he said. "We will use them in battle with enemies in other parts of Helmand province."
Fierce fighting has raged in Musa Qala and other parts of Helmand for months and the Taliban overran the district in August last year before they were driven back by Afghan forces backed by U.S. Arclight airstrikes.
Musa Qala itself is a dry and sparsely inhabited district that British and American troops fought hard to control between 2006 and 2008 but its loss could bring further losses elsewhere, including Sangin where government forces have been clinging on.
"Now that the government has withdrawn its forces from this district, we will see Kajaki, Gereshk and Sangin collapsing very soon," said deputy provincial council member Abdul Majid Akhundzada.
The Taliban said in a statement it had captured armored personnel carriers, bulldozers and other equipment abandoned in Roshan Tower and nine other checkpoints.
The withdrawal prompted speculation among local officials that the government had reached an arrangement with the Taliban but Abdul Jabar Qahraman, presidential envoy for security affairs in Helmand, denied any such pact.
"There wasn't any deal," he said. "We learnt that there was no need to continue the fight in that area."
No comment was immediately available from the ministry of defense in Kabul.
The outgoing commander of international forces, Gen. John Campbell, recently sent hundreds of American troops to Helmand, where they assist and train Afghan forces but do not fight.
A front man for NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions... 's Resolute Support mission in Kabul said its aim remained to train, advise and assist and referred questions on Afghan troop movements to the defense ministry.
U.S. officials estimate the Taliban dominates or threatens almost a third of the country and has full control over at least four districts. Although it briefly took the northern city of Kunduz last year, it does not control any thriving provincial capitals.
Although Helmand has been one of the provinces most at risk, the Taliban have been pushing forward across the country, putting severe strain on government troops, fighting alone since international forces ended most combat operations in 2014.
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02/21/2016 00:00 ||
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday that all villages of Achin District have been cleared of the forces of Evil belonging 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.... (IS) or Daesh [Islamic State].
Achin was considered as a stronghold of the group 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 where they had established captivities and were also carrying out executions.
Defense Ministry says 1,000 families internally displaced because militancy have returned to their homes in Achin.
Officials are now discussing options to establish security posts in this district for preventing the possible return of Daesh [Islamic State].
The civilians who have stood up with their arms against insurgency would be deployed in these posts.
Meanwhile, ...back at the revival hall, Buford bit the snake and Eloise began speaking in tongues... spokesperson for the governor of Nangarhar province said that Operation Shaheen 18 launched against Daesh [Islamic State] in Achin has been extended to the neighboring Nazyan District.
When the network is dismantled in Nazyant District, new security posts would be established and civilians who have been fighting Daesh [Islamic State] along with security forces would be stationed there, Ataullah Khogyani added.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least six members of a single family were killed in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) kaboom in eastern Paktika ...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo... province of Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the incident took place on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 pm in the vicinity of Wazkhwa district.
MoI said the civilians were travelling in a cycle of violence when it struck an IED planted by Talibs, leaving six dead, including four children.
The Talibs group has not commented regarding the incident so far which comes amid rampant insurgency led by the group across the country during the recent months.
Paktika is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where Lions of Islam both from the Taliban group and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network are actively operating in a number of its districts.
The anti-government armed snuffies are frequently using Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces but in majority of such attacks the civilians are targeted.
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02/21/2016 00:00 ||
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Police of central Pashtun-infested Logar province have rescued a child who was kidnapped by a group of kidnappers from capital 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.... Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer while returning Haidar Hussain to his family said he was recovered in the bustling provincial capital Pul-e-Alam late yesterday.
According to Colonel Wasuddin Talash, Hussain had been kidnapped by a group of kidnappers from 8th sector of Kabul city a few days ago.
Investigation is still ongoing into the case but no suspect has been nabbed Book 'im, Mahmoud! so far.
This comes three months after a child was rescued from kidnappers in Baraki Barak District of this province.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A Pak citizen armed with a pistol has been tossed in the calaboose Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! during a special military operation conducted by special wing of the Afghan police from capital 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.... The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the Pak national was arrested from the vicinity of the capital, without providing further details.
MoI said the suspect is in jug of the police and an investigation is underway to find out more details.
The identity of the arrested individual has also not been disclosed by the security authorities so far who has been arrested amid tense security situation in the country.
This comes as at least five Pak nationals were arrested during an operation conducted by the Afghan intelligence operatives in northeastern Badakhshan province.
The National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... (NDS) said two weeks ago that the Pak nationals were linked with the country's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and were covertly operating as doctors.
This comes as the Afghan officials have long criticized Pak, specifically the country's military intelligence -- ISI, for interfering in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.
The Afghan officials have on numerous occasions slammed ISI for sheltering the anti-government armed bully boy groups in Pakistain who are staging deadly attacks in the country.
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02/21/2016 00:00 ||
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Kenyan defense forces (KDF) serving under African Union mission (AMISOM) have launched an airstrike on Al shabaab base in Gedo region, south west of Somalia.
KDF jets fired four missiles on the militants’ base in Tulo Barwaqo village, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from Garbaharey, the regional capital of Gedo, according to Aden Sirad, the deputy Garbaharey DC. Details of the casualties on Al shabaab fighters in the area is still sketchy.
Since El Adde attack in January 15, KDF stepped up their aerial bombings in militant strongholds southern Somalia in a revenge for the killing of Kenyan soldiers by Al shabaab militants.
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02/21/2016 00:00 ||
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Kenyan Military announced Friday that they had killed 20 Al Shabaab terrorists, including their main explosives expert identified as Maalim Sheriff. The raid was undertaken at the terror group’s training camp in Sidimo aka Catama in the Gedo region, a statement from the military headquarters in Nairobi said.
“During the engagement, the AMISOM troops killed 20 terrorists while many others escaped with multiple injuries,” said Col David Obonyo, Spokesman for the Kenya military.
He said Maalim is an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) expert and was the “main target”.
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02/21/2016 00:00 ||
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Five years on from the uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, Libya is plagued by instability and militants have taken advantage of a security vacuum to expand their presence there.
A spokesman for the military forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government, Wanis Boukhamada, said fighting was mostly in the neighborhood of Boatni. The army has been battling militant groups in the city for months.
Two governments, one based in Tripoli and the other in the east, each backed by complex alliances of armed factions, are vying to for control of the country.
On Friday, U.S. warplanes carried out an airstrike on a suspected militant camp in western Libya. At least 50 people were killed including two Serbian embassy staff abducted in Libya in November.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Al-Qaeda Death Eaters took control of the southern coastal town of Ahwar inYemen ...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... on Saturday, the Arabic website of Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
According to local residents in Ahwar, al-Qaeda Death Eaters were deployed at the eastern entrances to the city and mounted the roofs tops of government buildings, where they fought with Popular Resistance Units loyal to President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi.
"At dawn this morning the al-Qaeda gunnies clashed with the Popular Resistance forces, killing three of them. They attacked the sheikh in charge of the area and after he escaped set up street checkpoints and planted their black flag on government buildings," one resident said.
The coastal city and surrounding district, in 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... province, is home to over 30,000 people and is an important geographic link between the major port city of Mukalla to the east and the smaller town of Zinjibar, both of which Al Qaeda seized months ago.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula ...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000... (AQAP) has recently been making advances in Yemen as the Saudi-led coalition forces, which backs the internationally recognized government, fight 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 ... militias.
The government, based in Yemen's second largest city of Aden in the southwest, has also been fighting the advance of the murderous Moslems, even in areas close to the presidential palace.
Residents in Aden's Mansoura neighborhood said heavy kabooms reverberated on Friday night as gunnies launched shoulder-fired rockets in a failed attempt Curses! Foiled again! to take over a container port.
But AQAP has also suffered setbacks, losing its leader and several brass hats to U.S. drone strikes.
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02/21/2016 00:00 ||
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NAROWAL The bomb disposal squad defused an anti-tank landmine near village Terah Bandh, Zafarwal.
Police said on Saturday that some people spotted the anti-tank landmine in Naullah Dek and informed the bomb disposal squad which defused it. Police said that it was an Indian made anti-tank landmine weighing 14 pounds.
[Daily Excelsior] Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel and one employee of Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) were killed and 13 CRPF men including an Assistant Commandant injured in a krazed killer attack in Pampore area of South Kashmire's Pulwama district on the National Highway in the outskirts of Srinagar.
The Inspector General of Police, Kashmire, Syed Javed Mujtaba Geelani told Excelsior that two CRPF men and an employee of EDI was killed and 12 CRPF men including an officer were maimed in the krazed killer attack.
The Public Relations Officer of CRPF, Bhavesh Chowdry, told Excelsior that 11 CRPF men were maimed when murderous Moslems attacked their vehicle in Sempora area of Pampore out of which two later gave up the ghost in the hospital. He said that three more CRPF men including Assistant Commandant were maimed when their party tried to enter the EDI complex where murderous Moslems took refuge in a building.
Earlier in the day, two CRPF personnel identified as Head Constable Bhula Singh of 144 Battalion and Constable R K Raina were killed and nine others suffered injuries after a group of murderous Moslems attacked their vehicle in Sempora area of Pampore in South Kashmire's Pulwama district.
Soon after the attack, the murderous Moslems rushed towards nearby EDI building and took refuge in it amid heavy exchange of gunfire with CRPF's Road Opening Party (ROP).
A CRPF party headed by Assistant Commandant tried to enter the building in which murderous Moslems were hiding but murderous Moslems fired at them indiscriminately injuring the Assistant Commandant and two jawans.
A gardener Abdul Gani Mir, 48, son of Mohammad Sultan, a resident of Gundipora village of Pulwama was injured during the gunbattle and he was later shifted to SMHS hospital Srinagar for treatment. However, today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday... he succumbed to injures.
The IGP Gillani said that 3 murderous Moslems are inside the EDI building and security forces are carrying out operations against them.
Soon after the attack, large contingents of Army and SOG rushed to the EDI and cordoned off entire area. Over 100 employees and trainees were trapped inside the EDI complex in three buildings. Some of them rushed away as the shootout started and others were later evacuated by the Police.
The intermittent firing between the security forces and holed up murderous Moslems is going on. More troops have been rushed to the area and entire area around the EDI has been cordoned off to prevent murderous Moslems from fleeing the EDI complex.
As the murderous Moslems entered the EDI building, there were over 100 employees and trainees in three multi-storied buildings who had narrow escape. Some of them came out on their own and fled while some were rescued after over an hour.
Security forces first evacuated these employees and trainees before launching operation. One of the employee said that they were working inside when they heard gun fire and murderous Moslems entering the EDI building. He said that they were rescued by the Police as shootout was on.
A portion of National Highway in Pampore area was closed for traffic and there were massive traffic jams.
[DAWN] Militants blew up part of a newly constructed government school in the South Wazoo region late Friday night, a front man for a wing of the Pak Taliban said on Saturday, the latest in a string of attacks on educational institutions.
A splinter group of the Pak Taliban (TTP), known as the Sajna group grabbed credit for the attack
"We have blown up the school because it was a government installation," said Azam Tariq, front man for Sajna, warning the group would continue to attack government targets.
No one was hurt in the blast, but 18 labourers working on the site were kidnapped and released shortly after.
Officials in South Waziristan said the girls' wing of the primary school in the tehsil Tiarza area was damaged in Friday's blast, as well as some heavy machinery being used for ongoing construction at the site.
In a separate incident in Mohmand tribal area to the north, Pak security officials killed five bully boyz during a clash near Mohmand Agency ... 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 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... 's administrative headquarters on Saturday. The bully boyz were planning an attack in the area, a security official said, speaking on condition of anonymity ... for fear of being murdered... .
[DAWN] GHALANAI: A man was killed when an improvised bomb went off in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency ... 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 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... here on Friday.
Local people said that the victim, Mohammad Alam of Charmang area of Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central ...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth... , was going to a mosque for Friday prayers in the Ziarat Kali area when the IED planted by unidentified miscreants went kaboom!. He was struck down in his prime.
Safi Tehsil Political Tehsildar Miraj Khan confirmed the incident and said that the victim was passing by the place when the IED went kaboom!.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?... an official of the bomb disposal squad suffered injuries when an IED he was trying to defuse went kaboom!. He was identified as Sepoy Gul Zar Khan. He was shifted to a local hospital.
After the incident, the security forces conducted a search operation in the area. However, by candlelight every wench is handsome... no arrests were made till filing of this report.
Also in the day, the security forces defused a missile planted by unknown miscreants in the mountains near Ghalanai on Thursday-Friday night.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?... the security remained tight in the tribal region on the second day after bandidosbully boyz bumped off nine khasadar ...a rural policeman in Pakistain or India... s on Thursday.
Owing to the precarious security situation, the political administration and security forces have banned movement of vehicular traffic from 8pm to 8am.
At least one person has been killed in a terrorist attack on a military convoy near an educational facility in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, while 100 students and employees remain trapped inside the building, Sputnik reported with the reference to Indian media.
Unidentified gunmen attacked a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy earlier in the day before retreating to the nearby Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) in the town of Pampore, 10 miles southeast of Srinagar.
"There are nearly 100 people trapped inside the three multi-storied buildings in the campus," a trapped JKEDI employee told the regional publication The Tribune.
At least 11 CRPF personnel are said to have been injured, one of whom later died. The employee told the outlet that a gun battle was still underway and one of the gunmen had asked the hostages to "vacate" the building.
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – A security source in Anbar province said on Friday, that nine ISIS elements had been killed in an aerial bombing west of Ramadi.
The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation, in coordination with the army’s Seventh Division, bombed a gathering for ISIS in the village of Duwaiyliah in the district of al-Baghdadi (90 km west of Ramadi), resulting in the killing of nine [ISIS] elements.”
The statement added, “The bombing also resulted in inflicting material damage upon them.”
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – On Friday, Anbar Operations Command announced the full liberation of the area of al-Hamediyah east of Ramadi, while pointed out to the killing of dozens of ISIS elements during the liberation operation.
Commander of Anbar Operations Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces managed to fully liberate the area of al-Hamediyah from the grip of ISIS and raise the Iraqi flag over one of its buildings,” pointing out that, “Dozens of ISIS elements were killed, in addition to destroying a number of vehicles belonging to them and the detonation of more than 100 explosive devices.”
“The [army’s] Tenth Division and clan fighters, with support from the international coalition and the army aviation, participated in the operation,” Mahalawi added.
(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – On Friday the Security Committee of Anbar Provincial Council announced, that the ISIS militants began a campaign of mass arrests in Fallujah on the back of the attacks carried out by the clans against them in the city of Fallujah.
Rageh Barakat, the member of the security committee, said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS began a campaign of mass arrests in central and northern Fallujah on the back of the tribal revolution that erupted against it,” adding that, “The clans are calling the federal government to intervene in order to liberate fallujah from ISIS.”
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday, that the new ISIS Wali of Anbar was killed in an aerial bombardment on a farm west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad), along with 20 ISIS fighters who hold Arab nationalities.
The media officials with the Ministry of Defense said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi Air Force aircrafts launched several accurate strikes on a farm belonging to one of ISIS members named Khaled al-Sadoun in Heet west of Ramadi, killing of the so-called ISIS new Wali of Anbar, along with his assistant the terrorist Mohammed Talib and more than 20 terrorists holding Arab nationalities.”
The statement added, “The operation was carried out based on accurate information from the Intelligence and Security Directorate.”
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi announced on Saturday, that the security forces foiled the so-called ISIS attack using four booby-trapped vehicles on Amiriyat Fallujah south of Fallujah City.
Mahalawi said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, a force from the army’s 8th brigade, backed by Amiriyat Fallujah police and al-Hashd al-Shaabi fighters managed to foil ISIS attack on Amiriyat Fallujah.”
“The security forces detonated the booby-trapped vehicles and killed the suicide bombers inside it,” Mahalawi added.
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Amiriyat Fallujah Council announced on Saturday, that eight people had been either killed or wounded by mistake in an aerial bombardment on the area.
The Head of the council Shaker Mahmoud stated, “One civilian was killed, while eight others were wounded by mistake in an aerial bombardment that targeted a house in al-Heraymat area in Amiriyat Fallujah.”
Mahmoud added, “The area is currently controlled by the security forces and tribal fighters.”
[Rudaw] Military festivities between 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.... and Sunni rustics in 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... an Iraqi city that ISIS has held for long, are ongoing since Friday, said local officials, complaining that tribal fighters must be better armed to make territorial gains against the jihadists.
"The rustics need to be armed and we are trying to earn them the support from the government as soon as possible," said Saadun Obeid, mayor of Fallujah. "The marksmen of the tribes have taken up positions inside buildings in the neighborhood of Askari eastern Fallujah."
Iraqi Sunni rustics and ISIS jihadists engaged in deadly festivities Friday in and near Fallujah in Anbar, Iraq's largest province, which is Sunni dominated.
The exiled official responsible for Fallujah, Issa Sayir, told AFP that, "Clashes took place between sons of the al-Mahamda and al-Juraisat tribes against the al-Hisba group."
The fighting, he said, took place in al-Jolan to the northwest of the city and expanded to include al-Askari to the east and the Nazal area in the city-center.
Deteriorating conditions, described by Anbar Governor Sohaib al-Rawi as having "reached a state of famine," seem to be resulting in more rustics seeking to oust ISIS from their Sunni Arab-majority province. The US has urged Baghdad to win the trust of the Sunni rustics of Anbar and solicit their help when it comes to uprooting ISIS from Anbar.
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02/21/2016 00:00 ||
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(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Saturday, that gunmen stole 50 million dinars from the owner of a money exchange shop in eastern Baghdad.
The source, who requested anonymity, reported for IraqiNews.com, “This evening, unidentified gunmen intercepted a car driven by the the owner of a money exchange shop in Jumila area and stole 50 million dinars that was in his possession.”
The source added, “A security force carried out a search campaign for the gunmen.”
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Saturday, that unidentified gunmen killed a police officer in the area of al-Huriyah northwest of Baghdad.
The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, unidentified militants attacked a patrol belonging to the police in the area of al-Huriyah and opened fire from their weapons against its elements, resulting in the death of one officer,” adding that, “A security force blockaded the area of the incident and transferred the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while opened an investigation into the incident.”
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source within the police force in Baghdad said on Saturday, that a civilian had been killed and three others were injured in a bomb blast in al-Yusifiyah area west of the capital Baghdad.
The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “Today, an explosive device that was emplaced near a vegetables shop has went off in the area of al-Yusifiyah, resulting in the death of one civilian and injury of three others.”
The source added, “A security force cordoned off the area of the incident, while transferred the injured to a nearby hospital and the dead to the forensic medicine authority.”
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A police source revealed, that a civilian was wounded in a bomb blast in eastern Baghdad.
The source said in a brief statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “An improvised explosive device emplaced on the road side in Palestine Street in eastern Baghdad exploded, at noon today, wounding a civilian and causing damages to a parked vehicle in the explosion area.”
The source added, “A security force cordoned off the area and transferred the wounded to the hospital to receive treatment.”
[IsraelTimes] Troops subdue, arrest young man after he lunges at them with knife at Old City's Damascus Gate
18-year-old Paleostinian attempted to stab Border Police forces in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday evening but was stopped and jugged Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try! No Israeli troops were hurt in the incident.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said security forces at the Damascus Gate approached the young man, who was behaving suspiciously, when he pulled out a knife and tried to stab them.
The troops subdued and arrested him, aided by a trained dog.
Regional police commander Haim Shmueli said following the incident that coppers's vigilance "proved itself, preventing harm to human lives."
It was the second attack at Damascus Gate over the weekend. On Friday a Paleostinian attacker was killed as he carried out a stabbing attack there that left three people maimed.
Earlier Saturday a 13-year-old was caught in Hebron with a knife which he said he had intended to use to stab soldiers. Troops found the weapon while searching the child at a checkpoint outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs.
[The Nation] Thai militants detonated a roadside bomb to ambush a patrol unit of six soldiers in Narathiwat province on Wednesday morning, fatally injuring one and severely wounding another. Police said two militants, who disguised themselves in women's clothing, were pretending to milk rubber trees
Not a euphemism, apparently
when six patrolling troops arrived at the scene on three motorcycles. The militants detonated the bomb remotely and fled the scene on a motorcycle.
At least 46 people have been killed in a double car bombing in the Syrian city of Homs, a monitoring group has said.
Most of the dead appear to be civilians, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
It is not yet clear who was behind the bombing but the so-called Islamic State (IS) has targeted the area in the past.
Meanwhile US Secretary of State John Kerry has said a "provisional agreement" has been reached with Russia on a partial truce in the conflict.
After speaking with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Mr Kerry said the world was "closer to a ceasefire today than we have been".
Earlier this month, world powers involved in Syria agreed to seek a "cessation of hostilities" but the Friday deadline has come and gone.
Mr Kerry said on Sunday that he and Mr Lavrov had agreed the terms of the cessation but stressed that details still needed to be resolved.
[ARA News] KOBANE – Clashes broke out on Saturday between Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants in northern Raqqa, military sources reported.
The clashes centered in the vicinity of Tishreen Dam in the northwestern countryside of Raqqa, where the YPG and allies from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) repelled an attack by ISIS militants on the strategic dam.
“A group of Daesh terrorists attacked our headquarters near Tishreen Dam on Saturday evening. The group has used heavy machine guns and mortar fire in the offensive,” YPG spokesman Hebun Osman told ARA News, using an acronym for ISIS. “The group then tried to infiltrate into our command center east of the dam, which led to clashes that claimed lives of dozens of Daesh members.”
“The YPG and allied units of the SDF were eventually able to repel the attack. We have collected dead bodies of 38 Daesh terrorists after the clashes on Saturday midnight,” the official said, adding that seven Kurdish fighters were killed and a number of others injured in the clashes.
The Kurdish-Arab alliance of the SDF had recaptured the Tishreen Dam on the Euphrates River in December, subsequent to clashes with ISIS militants. The dam had severed over nearly two years as a main supply line for ISIS between the northern countryside of Aleppo and Raqqa–ISIS de facto capital in Syria.
On Friday, the western-backed SDF expelled ISIS militant fighters from the city of Shaddadi–ISIS main bastion in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah province.
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[ARA News] AFRIN – Turkey’s military on Saturday renewed its bombardment on the Kurdish countryside of Afrin in northwestern Syria’s Aleppo, local sources reported.
The village of Hamam in Janderis district of Afrin was exposed on Saturday evening to heavy artillery shelling by the Turkish army forces.
“Turkish artillery has bombed the Kurdish border village of Hamam with dozens of shells, hitting civilians’ houses,” media activist Rashid Silo told ARA News in Janderis.
At least four civilians were killed and nine more wounded in the Turkish bombardment on Saturday.
This comes just two days after Turkey’s military bombed the Kurdish city of Afrin and nearby villages. “The Turkish bombardment caused ten casualties among civilians in Afrin,” member of the Democratic Council in Afrin, Rezan Hiddo, told ARA News. The attack, which took place in the midnight on Thursday, hit residential neighborhoods in Afrin and its suburbs.
Afrin and its countryside are under the control of Kurdish fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG). The Turkish army has earlier bombed fighting positions for the YPG after advancing against the Turkey-backed Islamist rebels in the northern countryside of Aleppo.
[ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian Arab Army went ahead Saturday in its crackdown against Takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed... bully boyz organizations in different Syrian regions, destroying their positions and dens.
The army restored security and stability to two villages and a number of strategic points in the northern countryside of Lattakia, a military source said on Saturday.
The two villages are Ain al-Qantara and Mahshaba, which are located in the surroundings of the strategic Kensabba town that came under the army's control two days ago.
Other areas including Rweiset al-Kitf, Rweiset Taloukshi and Rweiset Wata al-Sindianeh and a number of strategic points are now in the army's hands.
The source told SANA that the operations in those areas were carried out in cooperation between the army units and the popular defense groups and were preceded by intensive firing at the terrorists' remaining positions.
Later, the bombs and mines planted by the bully boyz were removed.
The army's air force then continued Arclight airstrikes in the surrounding areas, destroying 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 .. ... Front (Qaeda branch in the Levant) sites in Kebaneh village near Kensabba town.
Army units restore security and stability to villages of Treikiyeh, al- Zaalaneh, Balat and Tal Alam and forced ISIL bully boyz out of the Thermal Power Station and the surrounding areas in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.
Earlier, several positions and vehicles for ISIL bully boyz were destroyed in army Arclight airstrikes in the villages and towns of Maskaneh, al-Shimawiyeh and al-Madiouneh and in al-Bab city in the eastern and northeastern countryside of Aleppo.
In the meantime, army units inflicted losses upon al-Nusra bully boyz in Fah and Souran villages in the northern countryside.
Army operations in the southwestern and western countryside resulted in destroying fortifications of bully boyz in the villages of al-Buwabiyeh, Shuweihneh and Abu Shailam.
In Aleppo city, several vehicles and mortar launchers for the bully boyz were destroyed in al-Rashidin and al-Lairamoun areas.
The army's air force conducted a series of sorties targeted positions of ISIL and al-Nusra bully boyz in the countryside of Homs during the past 24 hours.
Several ISIS sites and vehicles transporting bully boyz were hit in the surroundings of al-Qaryatain city and to the south of al-Mahasseh area in the southeastern countryside of the province, according to the military source.
ISIL bully boyz in al-Buseiri area, located on Palmyra international highway, also suffered heavy losses in the Arclight airstrikes.
Gatherings of al-Nusra bully boyz were targeted by the air force in the villages of Teir Maala, al-Jassemiyeh and al-Ghajar and Talbiseh town in the northern countryside of Homs.
A site and a vehicle for "Jund al-Aqsa" terrorist organization, which pledged allegiance to ISIL, were hit in army Arclight airstrikes in al-Tamaneh town in the southern countryside of Idleb.
Five bad boyz were potted and 11 others were maimed as a result, a military source told SANA on Saturday.
Gatherings of bully boyz and several of their vehicles were also targeted in Kafr Sinjeh in the same countryside.
The army's air force also targeted a gathering of vehicles for Jaish al-Fatah bully boyz in Abu al-Duhour area in the east southern countryside of Idleb. The vehicles were destroyed in the Arclight airstrikes, according to the source.
In the northern countryside of the neighboring Hama province, the air force hit gatherings of bully boyz from al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham ...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014... Islamic Movement in Kafr Zita town.
35 bully boyz from Jaish al-Fatah were killed in army Arclight airstrikes on their hideouts in al-Latamneh, Atshan and Hur Bnafso.
Terrorists from al-Nusra operating in Hur Bnafso, al-Rawdeh and Talaf villages in the southern countryside suffered heavy losses in army Arclight airstrikes.
The terrorist organizations acknowledged on their social media pages the death of what they identify as the leader of the central force of Ahrar al-Sham Islamic Movement who is named Sulaiman Adel Shanat.
The Takfiri terrorist organizations acknowledged on their pages on the social networking websites that 18 of their members were killed in the countryside of Quneitra and Daraa over the past three days including a number of their leaders.
The army's air force intensified strikes against positions of 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... bully boyz in Eastern Gouta in Damascus countryside during the past few hours.
The source stressed that a number of sites and vehicles transporting bully boyz and carrying weapons were destroyed in the towns of Bait Nayem and Otaiya, located in al-Nashabiyeh area in Douma.
The army's air force targeted in sorties, conducted during the past 24 hours, positions and movements of ISIL bully boyz in al-Mrei'iyeh village in eastern Deir Ezzor.
The source confirmed to SANA that a number of sites and vehicles equipped with heavy machine guns were destroyed in the Arclight airstrikes, in addition to the death of many terrorists.
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