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Houthis claim Daesh emir titzup in Taiz, andhis little mufti, too!
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [890 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Reminds me of a girl I dated.
Posted by: Pappy || 03/30/2016 13:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Polk Salad Annie
Tony Joe White

If some of ya'll never been down south too much
I'm gonna tell you a little bit about this
So that you'll understand what I'm talkin' about
Down there we have a plant that grows out in the woods
And in the fields looks somethin' like a turnip green
And everybody calls it polk salad, polk salad
Used to know a girl lived down there
And she'd go out in the evenings and pick her a mess of it
Carry it home and cook it for supper
'Cause thats about all they had to eat, but they did all right
Down in Louisiana, where the alligators grow so mean
There lived a girl, that I swear to the world
Made the alligators look tame
Polk salad Annie, polk salad Annie
Everybody said it was a shame
Cause her momma was a workin' on the chain gang
(A mean vicious woman)
Posted by: JHH || 03/30/2016 14:18 Comments || Top||

Explosion in capital Kabul leaves 4 policemen wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four coppers sustained injuries in an kaboom in 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....
earlier tonight which followed hours after a an kaboom left at least four people dead and fifteen others maimed.

A security official in the 5th police district of the city said the incident took place around 8:00 pm local time which was triggered by an improvised bomb targeting a police vehicle.

The official further added that the blast took place in Company area of the city as they were crossing the area.

No group including the Talibs has so far grabbed credit behind the two incidents that caused panic among the Kabul residents.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant during the past several months across the country, including capital Kabul.

The Talibs continued to their offensive in the winter time which has been unprecedented as the group’s violence was gradually reducing the winter times.

This comes as the Afghan government has been busy to put an end to the ongoing violence through reconciliation process which has not yielded any positive result so far.

...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth had turned a paler shade of blue. Star-A-Star had struck again...
the Afghan security officials are predicting a persistent violence by the Talibs during the summer time as the group has rejected proposed peace talks with the Afghan government.

Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

Nine militants killed, 3 arrested by security forces in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Security forces have killed nine Death Eaters in a raid in Momand Dara district of eastern Nangarhrar province.

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..
Media and Information Center said late on Monday that the raid was conducted in Bar Ghundi area by a special unit based out of Nangarhar Airfield in which two rocket launchers, a machine gun, six hand grenades, 20 rockets, 2,000 rounds of PK machine gun, 1,000 rounds of Kalashnikov and two walkie-talkies were also destroyed.

Nangarhar media office also said that security forces rounded up three fighters of Daesh [Islamic State] group in a separate raid from the jurisdiction of Haska Mina district.

Haska Mina is one of the few districts of Nangarhar where Daesh [Islamic State] has a stronger presence.

The coalition officials estimate between 1,000 to 3,000 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....
fighters are stationed in eastern Afghanistan and are trying to establish a base of operations in the rugged mountains of Nangarhar Province.

Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa Horn
Gunmen attack army base in northern Mogadishu
Armed men believed to Al shabaab members have attacked a Somali army base in northern Mogadishu on Monday night, the latest in series of assaults on Government troops and AMISOM in the capital.

The attack began after the assailants using machine guns and rocket propelled grenades launchers stormed the military base located in Suqa Holaha, a volatile area in Mogadishu’s Huriwa district.
This is 'light and desultory fighting' in the Associated Press stylebook...
There were no immediate official details about the casualty figures as result of the night-time attack on military base in Suqa Holaha village in Huriwa district.

No group has yet claimed credit for the attack, but Al shabaab militants usually carry out such daring attacks on army bases and government institutions in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

French warship seizes Somalia-bound weapons
French Navy frigate FS Provence has intercepted a large weapons cache from a small boat (dhow) sailing towards Somalia. Several hundred machine guns, anti-tank weapons and AK47 assault riffles were among the weapons seized from the dhow.

The weapons smugglers were spotted heading toward Somalia by Provence’s Caïman helicopter whilst it was undertaking routine surveillance in the Northern Indian Ocean. Provence boarded the vessel and determined that it was not registered in any country. The ship’s boarding team then searched it and discovered the weapons.

As illicit weapons were deemed to be destined for Somalia, they were seized under the United Nations Security Council mandated arms embargo in accordance with UNSCR 2244(2015). The Commanding Officer of Provence commented: “This success remains a collective one, showing the value of like-minded nations committing ships and aircraft for the common good.”

“France has been supporting Combined Maritime Forces operations since their inception. This seizure is another French contribution to the stabilisation of the region,” said a CMF spokesperson.

The FREMM frigate is currently part of the Combined Task Force 150 within Combined Maritime Forces, an international maritime security and counter terrorism group.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Picked up from a fire-sale in Aden?
Posted by: Pappy || 03/30/2016 14:03 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Police watch as locals attack migrants in Algeria
[OBSERVERS.FRANCE24] Dozens of migrants colonists were maimed last Friday when they were attacked by locals in the town of Béchar, some 1,000 kilometres south of the Algerian capital, Algiers. Our Observer says that despite the presence of coppers, it was several hours before they did anything to stop the violence.

Towards midday on Friday, March 25, dozens of people from Béchar began throwing rocks at an abandoned shopping centre where a group of migrants colonists were living. The violence kicked off after a local resident accused one of the migrants colonists of trying to rape a little girl. But no crime was ever reported to coppers, and according to a local journalist covering the story, no one has pressed charges for attempted rape in any of the town's cop shoppes.

Most of the sub-Saharan migrants colonists living in Béchar arrived in the city fairly recently from Mali, Gabon, Senegal
... a nation of about 14 million on the west coast of Africa bordering Mauretania to the north, Mali to the east, and a pair of Guineas to the south, one of them Bissau. It is 90 percent Mohammedan and has more than 80 political parties. Its primary purpose seems to be absorbing refugees...
and Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
The attack lasted for a few hours before the migrants colonists were evacuated by security forces to neighbouring cities including Oran, Adrar and Tamanrasset, to the south.
Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under:

Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram: Army kills 29 terrorists, rescues 72 hostages
[VANGUARDNGR] Troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the North East have killed 29 terrorists in several clearance operations, while 72 innocent citizens taken hostage, including women and children, were rescued.

The clearance operations took place at Iza general area and Bita-Madube, Ciki-Njubul axis A statement confirming the rescue of the hostages, signed by Col Sani Usman said, “Troops of 151 Task Force Battalion, 21 Brigade have cleared remnants of Boko Haram terrorists from three villages in Iza general area, killing 25 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered some weapons.
Now this is more like it. If it's all true...
“The cleared villages were Mballeri, Shuari 1 and Shuari 2. In addition, the troops also rescued 18 persons held captive by the terrorists. They comprised of 2 men, 7 women and 9 children. The rescued persons have been moved to the Brigade’s headquarters for further screening and care.

“Unfortunately, one Civilian JTF accompanying the troops fell off a vehicle and sustained some injuries. He has however since been evacuated to the unit’s Regimental Aid Post for medical treatment and he is in stable condition."

Continuing Usman said, “Troops of 114 Task Force Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade, in conjunction with some vigilantes in their area of operation, have carried out clearance operation of reported remnants of Boko Haram terrorists along Bita-Madube Ciki-Njubul axis.

“During the advance, 2 soldiers unfortunately stepped on a buried Improvised Explosive Device (IED) that seriously injured one of the soldiers.

“Nevertheless, the troops continued the advance and had contact with the terrorists and cleared them out of Madube Cikin, killing 4 insurgents, destroying 2 vehicles and 2 motorcycles belonging to the terrorists.

“The troops also recovered 2 cylinders, 1 AK-47 rifle, 3 boxes of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 2 bicycles and bags of grains.

“The troops also rescued 54 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists.”
Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  in conjunction with some vigilantes
Hunters withing freaking supernatural powers you mean.
Posted by: Shipman || 03/30/2016 12:02 Comments || Top||

Houthis claim Daesh emir titzup in Taiz, andhis little mufti, too!
Emir of the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri group in Yemeni, Abu Ayyoub Al Ansari, as well as the ISIL Religious Jurist, aka Abu Hemma, were killed on Tuesday during a major army operation south of Yemen.

The Yemeni army and Popular Committees managed to carry out a succeeding military operation in the province of Taiz, south of capital Sanaa, during which Ansari and Abu Hemma were killed, a military source in Yemen said.

"The missile and artillery units in the army and Popular Committees fired missiles at assembly points of the aggression mercenaries and invaders in the southern village of Thobab city, killing and wounding a large number of them, including elements of the most ISIL wanted commanders," he said.

The source pointed out that "a US helicopter tried to rescue Ansari, but to no avail," pointing out that "Abu Hemma has issued execution sentences against prisoners who were executed by ISIL in the southern provinces. "

The source also praised the "qualitative operation carried out by the army and the heroes of the Popular Committees in the framework of the duties assigned to them in dealing with al-Qaeda, ISIL and aggression mercenaries and invaders and so the world would get rid of their evil."

Moreover, the source hailed the achievements by the army and Popular Committees in defeating al-Qaeda and Saudi aggression mercenaries to cleanse the nation and prevent terrorism risks.
Posted by: badanov || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [486 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

15 more Indian agents arrested in Balochistan
LAHORE: Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri on Tuesday announced that the arrest of Indian spy agency RAW’s officer Kulbhashan Yadav has led to the arrest of 15 more agents in the province.

Talking to media after visiting the victims of Lahore terrorist attack at Jinnah Hospital, Zehri said India is interfering in Pakistan’s internal affairs by using Afghanistan’s soil. Referring to Yadav, the chief minister said it is for the very first time that a senior Indian official was arrested in Balochistan. During interrogation, the RAW officer has revealed that he had been training armed Baloch groups for attacks on Pakistani ports. He also disclosed that he had purchased boats at the Iranian port of Chabahar in order to target Pakistani ports in a terrorist plot.

The Indian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the arrested man was an Indian Navy officer, who had taken early retirement.
Posted by: badanov || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under:

SSU Commando shot dead in Karimabad
KARACHI: A Special Security Unit Commando who performs duty at the state guest house was shot dead on his way home in the Karimabad area on Tuesday morning, police said.

Deputy-Inspector General West Feroze Shah said Zahid Jaffri performed guard duties at the state guest house, where President Mamnoon Hussain stays during his visits to Karachi for security reasons.

Central Senior Superintendent Police Muqaddas Haider said it was possible the guard was a victim of target killing but police are unsure about the motive of the murder.

The guard was shot in the head four times from the back with a 9mm pistol, the SSP said.

Jaffri was shot dead in a busy part of Karimabad, the DIG-West said, adding that initial reports suggest an unidentified man on a motorcycle attacked the guard, but witnesses are being questioned for more details.
Posted by: badanov || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under:

Pakistan detains more than 200 after Easter attack in Lahore
[FRANCE24] Pakistain has detained more than 200 people since the Easter Sunday park bombing which killed 73 people including many children, officials said Tuesday, as the bandidos faceless myrmidons behind the attack taunted the prime minister.

The raids across the eastern province of Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Ahrar

Iraqi kops bust ISIS Top Turban in Kirkuk
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – An informed source in Kirkuk Police said on Tuesday, that the security forces had managed to arrest a senior ISIS leader that was involved in the killing of two of his brothers southwest of the province.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Our forces managed to arrest one of the ISIS members from the village of Yengejeh in the district of al-Tuz (110 km south of Kirkuk),” explaining that, “The detainee was involved in detonating five car bombs in the district of al-Tuz and planting dozens of car bombs on the road between Tikrit and Tuz District,” adding that, “[The detainee] admitted participating in the battles against the Peshmerga and al-Hashed al-Sha’bi troops in al-Tuz and Kirkuk.”

The source also added, “The arrest took place after careful follow-up and collection of accurate intelligence information,” pointing out that, “The detainee was involved in the killing of two of his brothers in Hawija southwest of Kirkuk.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

ISIS Bag Man turned into a fine, red mist
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The international coalition spokesman announced on Tuesday the killing of the so-called ISIS financial officer, while revealed that ISIS reduced its checkpoints and lost its ability to pay its fighters’ salaries.

US-led coalition spokesman Steve Warren said during a press conference followed by IraqiNews.com, “Last week the international coalition managed to kill the so-called ISIS financial officer, who was also known as Haji Imam.”

Warren added, “The air strikes conducted by the international coalition confused ISIS ranks and weakened its financial resources,” including that, “ISIS is unable to pay the salaries of its fighters.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Unfortunately, these 'Top Men' think that they can eradicate terrorism by reducing the money flow in just this geographic area.

The 'Terrorist Mindset' is formed by beliefs, not by cash. The salary potential of killing your neighbors and infidels is just a benefit. The lack of a steady income means that these folks will just go elsewhere, maybe where they'll get paid to not have a real job, and carry out their perceived religious duties.

Capitalism at its finest (in a warped way).
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/30/2016 9:54 Comments || Top||

11 die in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A source in Salahuddin police announced on Tuesday, that a family of 11 people were killed in an armed attack on their house in southern Samarra (170 km north of Baghdad).

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Last night, unidentified gunmen stormed a house in al-Qalaa District in southern Samarra and killed a family consisting of 11 people, including women and children.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident and its perpetrators.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:

Anbar Antics: 27 die
20 ISIS Bad Guys have a Very Bad Day

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Tuesday, a source in the army’s 7th brigade in Anbar Province revealed, that 20 members of the so-called ISIS were killed by a coalition bombardment in Heet.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation backed by the army’s 7th brigade bombarded ISIS headquarters behind the old Heet General Hospital in Heet City.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The bombardment resulted in the destruction of the headquarters, as well as killing 20 ISIS members.”

7 ISIS troops die in army operation

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi announced on Tuesday, that seven ISIS members were killed and their vehicle was destructed east of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, a force from the army’s 10th brigade backed by the security forces managed to kill seven members of ISIS and destructed their vehicle in Albu Obeid area east of Ramadi.”

Mahalawi added, “The security forces continue their military operations to liberate and cleanse Khalidiya Island from ISIS.”

Posted by: badanov || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 5 die
4 die in Tayaran Square bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday, that 26 people were either dead or wounded in the suicide bombing that targeted Tayaran Square in central Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The outcome of the suicide bombing that targeted a gathering of workers in Tayaran Square in central Baghdad rose to four dead and 22 wounded,” adding that, “The current death toll is the final one.”

Earlier today, Baghdad Operations Command announced, that the bombing of al-Tayaran Square in central Baghdad was carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt.

Bad Guys knock over jewelry shop

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Tuesday, a security source in the Iraqi police revealed, that a group of gunmen stole about 8.5 kilograms of gold in central Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Last night, a group of gunmen wearing military uniforms stole 8.5 kilograms of gold from a number of shops in al-Nahr Street in central Baghdad.”

The source added, “A security force cordoned off the incident area and carried out a raid to search for the criminals.”

Iraqi kop dies in bombing attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday, that five policemen were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast targeted their patrol in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, before noon today, targeting a police patrol while passing in Arab Jabour Village in al-Dawra area in southern Baghdad, killing one of the patrol occupants and wounding four others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while carried out a raid to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”
Posted by: badanov || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:

13 injured as Palestinian police clash with gunmen in Nablus
[IsraelTimes] Firefight erupts between PA security forces and armed Fatah snuffies as cops attempt to arrest a murder suspect

Armed festivities broke out Tuesday between Paleostinian security forces and local youths in the West Bank city of Nablus, leaving seven youths and six security officials injured, the Ma’an news agency reported.

The firefight, which took place in Nablus’s old city, ensued after PA security forces attempted to arrest a local man accused of murder, Nablus’s governor, Akram Rujoub, told Ma’an.

A local man named Hani Halaweh, a leader in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, Fatah’s military wing, was identified as the murder suspect by Rujoub. Halaweh is believed to have been involved in the killing of a man named Ashraf al-Beia two months ago, the report said.

Halaweh spoke out against the PA immediately after the festivities.

"What happened today was a raid on houses of deaders, prisoners, and resistance fighters in the old city, which we will not allow," he said.

"We look to the Paleostinian Authority as a Paleostinian national project that must be protected and defended, but there are people in the PA who still chase resistance fighters when they should be chasing spies and drug pushers," he added.

Since October 2015, when the recent round of violence erupted between Paleostinians and Israelis, Paleostinians have often expressed dissatisfaction with their leadership.

A recent example of unrest was last month, when the PA used its security resources to violently quell a large-scale teachers’ strike throughout the West Bank.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

Southeast Asia
Three Thai policemen killed in Narathiwat ambush
[Bangkok Post] Three policemen were killed and six others injured, four seriously, in an ambush by militants in Narathiwat province on Tuesday afternoon.

The attack occurred on a main road in Rangae district. The nine-man patrol was heading toward Chanae police station, when hidden attackers fired grenades at the vehicle from the side of the road. The vehicle veered out of control and hit a tree. The militants then emerged from hiding and fired assault weapons at the vehicle, killing three policemen and injuring six others.

Police, soldiers and bomb disposal officers who raced to the scene found the crashed police pickup truck riddled with bullet holes still against the tree. The three slain men were found inside the vehicle with multiple gunshot injuries. The injured officers had been taken to a nearby hospital before the reinforcements arrived.
Posted by: ryuge || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

Team of Russian Bomb Disposal Experts Heads to Syria to Demine Palmyra
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] A team of Russian bomb disposal experts has headed to Syria to help defuse mines planted by ISIL hard boyz in Palmyra before they were defeated by the army who established control over the city few days ago.

Russian Zvezda TV channel said Tuesday the expert team from the International Mine Action Center of the Russian Armed Forces have taken off from Chkalovsky Airport heading to Syria on board a military aircraft.

Zvezda TV added the aircraft is also carrying on board robots and equipment to remove mines and explosives.

Earlier, a Russian military source announced that a total of 100 Russian military engineers and dog trainers will be sent to Syria to help demine Palmyra.

The announcement of the Russian participation in the demining process along with the Syrian army was made by the Russian General Staff yesterday.
Posted by: Fred || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  They should take the experts who trained the bomb makers, that will speed things up.
Posted by: Grunter || 03/30/2016 12:49 Comments || Top||


IMO another indicator that IRAN is now a OWG Co-Superpower sibling to the US, Russia, + China, Other? + is also the US-West's new BFF or Best Frenemy Forevar!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/30/2016 22:48 Comments || Top||

Blue on blue: al-Nusra, ISIS troops battle it out in Qalamoun
[ARA News] QALAMOUN – At least 17 militants of the Nusra Front (Syria’s branch of al-Qaeda) were killed during clashes with the radical group the Islamic State (ISIS) in western Qalamoun near Syria’s capital Damascus, local sources reported on Tuesday.

“The Nusra Front launched a surprise attack on ISIS strongholds in the valleys of az-Zamrani and Martiba in the western Qalamoun near the Lebanese border, led to the outbreak of fierce clashes between the two sides. The clashes continued until Tuesday midnight,” media activist Yasser Hussein told ARA News in Qalamoun.

“ISIS was able to repel the Nusra attack, killing 17 militants of the Nusra and injuring over a dozen more, forcing it to retreat from the region,” Hussein reported, citing pro-ISIS military sources.

On the other hand, sources close to ISIS confirmed that at least 12 militants from ISIS were killed during the clashes, including the group’s military commander in Qalamoun”Abu Azzam”.

Over the past few days, the areas in western Qalamoun witnessed fierce battles between the two radical groups, especially after the Nusra Front, along with other rebel factions, waged a military campaign against ISIS in the area in a bid to eliminate its presence in the region.

The Nusra Front is leading a united militant entity in Idlib province and the Qalamoun Hights under the banner of al-Fatih Army ــwhich has made a significant progress at the expense of pro-regime forces, especially in Idlib.

In 2015, the leadership of al-Nusra Front called on Syrian rebel factions in Damascus to unify under one military entity similar to al-Fatih Army in Idlib and Qalamoun.
Posted by: badanov || 03/30/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Green on Green?
Posted by: Uletle Hupaling8770 || 03/30/2016 12:00 Comments || Top||

#2  and elsewhere, the CIA supported anti Assad militia is fighting the DOD supported anti Assad militia

so far there is no confirmation that the Iran Natl Guard advisors have fought with Hezbollah but there's probably been some yelling and shoving
Posted by: lord garth || 03/30/2016 17:40 Comments || Top||

#3  'Tis a "Lovers Quarrel", soon to be make up???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/30/2016 22:49 Comments || Top||

ISIS troops attack Syrian Army HQ in Homs
[ARA News] HOMS ــ Radical group of the Islamic State (ISIS) launched Tuesday an offensive on the regime’s army forces in Syria’s province of Homs, killing at least eight soldiers and wounding dozens more, local sources reported.

Speaking to ARA News in Homs, rights activist Amr al-Mousa said that ISIS carried out a suicide operation against the regime’s army in the vicinity of Mount Jubail, southwest of the strategic Christian town of al-Qaryatain, killing eight soldiers and wounding dozens others.

The hardline group used a SUV loaded with explosives in its attack, according to the source.

“On Tuesday midnight, ISIS launched another attack on the regime’s forces in the area, causing the death of over ten soldiers,” al-Mousa said, pointing out that ISIS has targeted strongholds of the Syria regime’s army with heavy and medium weapons in a bid to prevent their progress.

In the meantime, Russian warplanes conducted dozens of air raids on Homs and its surrounding villages in addition to the vicinity of Mount Jubail.

Syrian army forces were able to control the hill of Hazm al-Gharbiyat in the mountain range of al-Hazm southwestern the Qaryatain town on Monday midnight.

Syrian army forcesــ supported by Russian air forceــ seek to take over the key town of al-Qaryatain, trying to achieve a new victory in the northern countryside of Homs at the expense of ISIS, especially after taking over the historic city of Palmyra days ago.

Subsequent to taking over Palmyra earlier last year, ISIS has been expanding its control over key areas in Homs province, including the Christian town of Qaryatainــwhich links south Syria with its north.

In August 2015, the militant group abducted about 220 civilians, including at least 60 Christians, after seizing the key town al-Qaryatain in the countryside of Homs, according to local activists.
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Scores of ISIS troops die in Aleppo battles
[ARA News] KOBANE ــ At least six Islamist rebels were killed on Tuesday during clashes with the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the vicinity of Azaz city in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, local sources reported.

The SDF forces include the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) along with Arab and Christian groups. Backed by the U.S.-led coalition, the SDF alliance is mainly focused on fighting ISIS, al-Qaeda and other Islamist groups in northern Syria.

“In a new violation of Syria’s fragile truce, Islamists tried to infiltrate into strongholds of the SDF near al-Qadi farm near Azaz northern Aleppo, but the latter was able to repel the attack,” said Rezan Hiddo, member of the Syrian Democratic Council.

“At least six Qaeda jihadis were killed in Tuesday’s clashes,” the source said, pointing out “the situation is now under control of the Kurdish-Arab alliance”.

During the clashes, a top leader from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front was killed, in addition to the destruction of two Nusra military vehicles, according to the SDF leadership.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, media activist Ali Jaafar said earlier that fierce clashes broke out between the SDF fighters and Nusra Front–supported by the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham, the Usra Battalion and al-Sham Corps, during which heavy weapons were used.

“At least two Islamist rebels were killed and a dozen more wounded amid continued clashes between the two sides in Azaz suburbs,” Jaafar reported, pointing out “none of the parties reported any progress at the expense of the other despite the large military reinforcements received by Islamists”.

Subsequent to a remarkable advance by the Kurdish-Arab alliance in northern Aleppo, Islamist rebels prepared a massive attack on headquarters of the SDF forces in the province.

Last month, the YPG and SDF allies captured large parts of the Tel Rafaat town in the northern countryside of Aleppo, according to military sources.

This comes as the Turkish army continued shelling Kurdish YPG positions in northern Aleppo. Activists consider Turkey’s bombardment on the Kurdish headquarters as a direct support to Syrian Islamist groups, including Nusra Front–al-Qaeda wing in Syria.
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