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Afghanistan
AAF flew 83 missions in past 24 hours as A-29s play key role
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan Air Force (AAF) flew 83 missions in the past 24 hours with the newly added A-29 Super Tucanos playing a key role in providing close-air support to the Afghan Forces. (Photo 438th Air Expeditionary Wing)

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) front man Dawlat Waziri said the air campaigns incurred heavy losses to the anti-government armed murderous Moslems during the past 24 hours.

He said at least 34 murderous Moslems were killed and 7 others were maimed in the Arclight airstrikes carried out in the areas falling under the control of 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army.

The 209th Shaheen Corps are mainly in charge of the security in northern zones of the country, including Balkh province.

According to Waziri, a commander of the murderous Moslems identified as Abdul Qahar was among those killed in the raids.

Waziri further added that the murderous Moslems were looking to carry out insurgency activities in Dand-e-Ghori, Dand-e-Shahabuddin areas of Baghlan and Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz province.

He said Arclight airstrikes were also carried out in Lalpur district fo 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..
where a vehicle of the murderous Moslems was destroyed and two of them were killed.

At least 5 more were killed in a separate Arclight airstrike in Khogyani district and 41 murderous Moslems affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria were killed in Achin district.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.
Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban offensive to seize control of Kunduz city repulsed
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan national security forces have repulsed an offensive by the Talibs to seize control of the strategic Kunduz city, local officials said Friday.

Provincial police chief General Mohammad Qasim Jangalbagh said the Talibs launched coordinated attack on Kunduz city and other nearby districts in the early hours of Friday morning.

He said at least 40 Taliban turbans were killed after the attack was repulsed by the Afghan cops in the outskirts of Kunduz city and at least six other districts.

The Talibs seized the control of the city late in mid-2015 after launched coordinated attacks on the city.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
the Afghan Special Operations Forces have retaken the control of Kunduz city from the Talibs earlier in the month of October after the city was in control of the snuffies for almost a week.

The Taliban turbans were accused of horrific criminal activities after they seized control of the city, including murders, rape, kidnappings, use of civilians as shields, looting of public and private properties.

The Independent Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan said at least 50 non-combatants were killed and over 350 others were maimed.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
the rights organization said the number could be relatively higher as AIHRC said their statistics was based on hospital reports and several others had not been taken to hospital after they were killed or injured.
Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban video shows Afghan army helicopter blown up
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A distressing video has emerged online which purportedly shows an Afghan army Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter blown up by Talibs.

The authenticity of the video could not be verified, however, the high quality video shows an Mi-17 helicopter is blown up, apparently by an Improvised Explosive Device as it performs an operation.

There are no reports regarding the location of the incident but the video purportedly shows the helicopter blown up on top of a rocky mountain.

The location where the incident took place is similar to the mountainous regions of eastern Kunar and Nuristan provinces of the country.

The distressing video has been released as part of Taliban’s ongoing propaganda as the group has launched its spring offensive under the name of Omari Operations.

The video has been released as the Afghan Air Force capabilities have significantly grown during the recent months.
Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Army ups Benghazi offensive and captures top commander
Benghazi, 14 April 2016:

A leading terrorist was captured today in Benghazi while there is report that armed forces commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter is about to announce that the city will been entirely in government hands “within a week”.

If such a pledge is indeed given, it will be only the latest is a series of victory promises that Hafter has made in the last 18 months.

In a coup for the authorities, the police today arrested the commander of the militants’ 17 February Brigade. Ahmed Idris Al-Aghili was detained in a butcher’s shop in Bu Dazira, near the eastern entrance to the city.

The fierce and deadly fighting that erupted today in several areas of western Benghazi appeared to demonstrate that the army is trying to restore the momentum of its successful attacks last month.

At least five soldiers died and six were injured, two of them seriously in fighting around the Hawari cement factory. A top military source told the Libya Herald that the casualties had been caused by mines as troops sought to enter the plant.

In the course of the battle, fuel storage tanks close to the factory were set on fire and a huge pall of smoke rose above the district. Though the army says it has made progress in Hawari, it does not seem that the much fought-over cement factory is completely in its hands.

It is however being reported that at least 20 IS fighters were killed in the initial explosion of the fuel tanks, though a source added that it was hard to give a precise figure for enemy casualties since IS and Anaar al-Sharia fighters always tried to recover the bodies of their dead..

Elsewhere in the city, there was fighting in Gwarsha, Garyounis, Suq Al-Hout and Sabri. The last two districts were also attacked from the sea by navy patrol craft. This may have been in response to yesterday’s successful mortar attack on the naval dock. Ansar Al-Sharia this morning claimed that it had fired the pattern of mortar shells that ignited an ammunition dump and is thought to have hit the naval patrol vessel Janzour. An unnamed special forces officer is said to have lost a hand in the attack, which also hit fishing boats tied up at the fishing dock.

There was also a series of overnight airstrikes by both fixed wing aircraft and attack helicopters. This newspaper has been told that pilots are now using new night-vision technology while troops have received new guns and ammunition. The source declined to say from where this new equipment had come.

In what is seen as an attempt to finally end the battle for Sabri, the long-besieged IS enclave near the port, Hafter has appointed a new district commander. The job has gone to Colonel Ali Al-Zirghani who led the successful ouster of the terrorists from Leithi last month.
Posted by: badanov || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another of Hillary's spectacular "successes".
Posted by: Old Patriot || 04/16/2016 16:18 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Militias kill 13 Yemen loyalists
SANAA: Thirteen pro-government fighters were killed in a militia attack on their positions near Sanaa, despite a UN-brokered cease-fire taking effect this week, military sources said on Thursday.

The militias attacked positions of Gulf-backed loyalist fighters in Nihm, northeast of Sanaa, where clashes have occurred for two weeks despite warring parties promising to abide by a cease-fire that took effect on Sunday at midnight.

A number of Iran-backed militias were also killed in fighting that erupted after the Wednesday attack, sources said.
Posted by: badanov || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:


Yemeni forces seize city from Al-Qaeda
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemeni forces backed by Apache helicopters from a Saudi-led coalition wrested the city of Houta from Al-Qaeda bandidos Death Eaters after a shootout on Friday morning, a local military official said.

Hours later, a boom-mobile detonated outside the foreign ministry building in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, causing no casualties, another local official said.

The recapture of Houta, regional capital of southern restive Lahj
... a Yemeni governate located in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is the stomping grounds on the southern secessionist al-Harak movement
province which has been held by the bandidos Death Eaters since last summer, is one of the embattled Yemeni government’s most important inroads yet against Al-Qaeda forces who have taken advantage of more than a year of war to seize territory.

Government troops began their attack at daybreak and succeeded after several hours of air strikes and heavy combat, the military official told Rooters.

"The campaign to control Houta has been completed and it has been cleansed of Al-Qaeda and hard boy elements," he said. Several people were killed and injured on both sides and 48 bandidos Death Eaters were captured, he added.

Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and its mostly Gulf Arab allies entered Yemen’s civil war on March 26 last year in support of Yemen’s internationally recognized government after it had been pushed into exile by the Iran-allied 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.

Amid impoverished Yemen’s security chaos, 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) seized the port city of Mukalla and extended its area of control and influence about 600 km (370 miles) along Yemen’s southern coast toward the government seat at Aden.

Forces loyal to President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi have been repeatedly attacked by Al-Qaeda and ISIS bandidos Death Eaters as the embattled administration struggles to secure Aden and the southern provinces where the fighters thrive.

A Rooters investigation this month revealed that the group earns up to $2 million every day by taxing imports of basic goods and fuel.

Until the attack on Houta, AQAP has suffered few territorial losses despite a stepped-up American campaign of air strikes and drone attacks on its bases.

In a related story, Houthis and their allied militia forces belonging to deposed former Yemeni 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...
have continued their violations of a truce announced five days ago, Al Arabiya News Channel reported Friday.

The truce will pave the way for UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait on April 18.

Violent festivities took place west of Taiz, specifically in the area around the government’s Brigade 35 that the militias are trying to control.
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Britain
UK police arrest 5 in terror probe
[CNN] Police in Birmingham, England, said Friday they have jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
five terror suspects in a joint investigation involving UK intelligence and French and Belgian authorities.

The suspects -- four men ranging in age from 26 to 59, and a 29-year-old woman, were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorist acts, West Midlands police said in a statement. Four were arrested in Birmingham, the fifth at London's Gatwick Airport, police said.

"The arrests were preplanned and intelligence-led," Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale said in a statement. "There was no risk to the public at any time and there is no information to suggest an attack in the UK was being planned."

The arrests followed revelations that Mohammed Abrini -- who Sherlocks say has been linked to the terror March attacks in Brussels and the November 2015 attack in Gay Paree -- had traveled to Birmingham several times in the year before the Gay Paree attacks.
The Times of Israel adds:
One European security official told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that Abrini had made multiple trips to Birmingham last year, meeting with several men suspected of terrorist activity. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to provide details about the investigation.

Surveillance had been taking place on suspected cell members in the Birmingham area since the Gay Paree attacks, the official said.

A second European security official with access to Belgian counterterrorism data said West Midlands police had closed in on a ring of suspects linked to Abrini’s phone after his recent arrest.

Some 800 British citizens have gone to Syria to fight. Of those, about 100 are thought to have died and 300 or so have returned, according to the European security official who spoke about the arrests in Birmingham.

"It would be exceedingly difficult to replicate the scale of the attacks in Gay Paree, as it is still difficult in Britannia to access guns and ammunition," said Shiraz Maher, senior research fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. "However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
as we’ve seen from the 2005 suicide kabooms, the threat is still severe to Britain.”
Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [401 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Caribbean-Latin America
Panama Intercepts Major Drug Shipment From Cuba
[CAPITOLHILLCUBANS] The Panamanian authorities have intercepted over 401 kilos of cocaine in a shipment from Cuba en route to Belgium.
Not sure about the source. Anybody familiar with it?
The cocaine was found in a container camouflaged by molasses tanks.

Details are forthcoming of this interdiction at the Colon Free Trade Zone, which has been dubbed by intelligence officials as "Operation Fiery Cane" ("Caña Brava").

It's important to note that the interception -- also by the Panamanian authorities -- of 240 tons of illegal weapons from Cuba to North Korea in 2013 was originally under suspicion of a drug shipment.

It's also important to note that Cuba's port facilities are owned -- and tightly-controlled -- by the Castro regime's military.

In other words, the only criminal network that has access to Cuba's ports is the Castro regime itself.

In 2013, the Obama Administration allowed Cuba's regime to get away scot-free, despite clear evidence that it was at the center of a major illegal shipment of arms from its Port of Mariel to North Korea.
Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  A personal present from Raul to Barack?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/16/2016 5:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Nah, they already have a route up the Potomac.
Posted by: Pappy || 04/16/2016 14:01 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Moscow’s Kievsky Station Evacuated Over Bomb Threat
[THEMOSCOWTIMES] More than 200 people were evacuated from the Kievsky train station in central Moscow over a bomb threat, but no explosives were found, the state-run TASS news agency reported Friday.

Police with bomb-sniffing dogs inspected the terminal's building, finding no explosives, an unidentified law enforcement official was quoted as saying.

Evacuation at Kievsky Station began in the small hours Friday, the city's Moskva news portal reported.

The bomb threat at Kievsky Station followed similar threats at Moscow's Kursky and Kazansky station a day earlier, TASS reported.
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India-Pakistan
Security forces struggle to capture Chotu Gang's island stronghold
[NATION.PK] Pak forces battled on Friday to dislodge a criminal gang holding 24 hostages from its island hideout in the prosperous province of Punjab, with a top regional official saying it had at most 48 hours in which to surrender.

The security operation involving more than 1,600 security forces is now in its tenth day, an unprecedented use of force by the powerful military in Punjab, which is the political power base of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
.

Television broadcast images of police and army commandos firing assault weapons at the 10-km- (6-mile-) long island in the centre of the Indus River, as an armoured personnel carrier drove by.

"The gang will not be allowed to get away," Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Law Minister Rana Sanaullah told news hounds in televised comments.

"Political and military leaders agree that there will be no negotiations with these criminals, nor will we entertain any of their demands."

He added, "They will either have to surrender or be eliminated within the coming 24 to 48 hours."

While Pakistain's attention has for years been focused on the Taliban and al Qaeda threat on the Afghan border in the remote northwest, hard boyz and criminals have quietly expanded their influence and won recruits in the country's heartland of Punjab.

At least six police officials have been killed in the battle for the island, launched in a sweeping crackdown after a Taliban suicide kaboom killed 72 people in Lahore, the scenic provincial capital, last month.

It was unclear just how many members of the "Chotu Group", blamed for hundreds of cases of kidnapping for ransom, murder and robbery, were trapped there, but police said their families were believed to be accompanying them.

Police spokeswoman Nabeela Ghazanfar said seven of the gang's leaders had been killed by police and eight injured, while six police officials had died and seven were hurt in festivities. Policemen were among the 24 hostages, she added.

The battle is taking place near Rajanpur, one of the poorest districts in Punjab, where the Panjnad River flows into the Indus, Pakistain's lifeline.

Authorities said the gang was led by Ghulam Rasool, also known as Chotu, a longtime criminal active in the border areas of the provinces of Punjab and Sindh.

Previous military crackdowns have focused on the lawless tribal regions where the Taliban and other hard boyz are based. Paramilitary Rangers also launched a crackdown on criminals in the violent southern port city of Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
in 2013.
Posted by: Fred || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  "unprecedented use of force by the powerful military in Punjab"

In its 10th day, huh? Doesn't see so powerful...
Posted by: Frank G || 04/16/2016 12:46 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Turkish war planes hit targets in Dohuk
(IraqiNews.com) Witnesses said on Friday that Turkish warplanes launched an attack on border areas belonging to the province of Dohuk, stressing that the attack sparked “panic” among the local population.

One of the witnesses reported for IraqiNews.com, “The Turkish warplanes bombed border areas belonging to the vicinity of Kani Masi in the district of al-Amadiyah in the province of Dohuk,” noting that, “the attack targeted the areas of Miska and Drickla.”

The witness added, “The attack caused the destruction of large forest and orchards,” pointing out that, “The bombing sparked panic among the residents of the area.”
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Civilian dies in shooting in Baghdad
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Friday, that a civilian was killed in an armed attack in Jumila area east of the capital Baghdad.

The source said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, unidentified gunmen opened fire against a civilian in the area of Jumila, east of Baghdad, resulting in his immediate death,” pointing out that, “The security forces moved the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident.”
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15 ISIS Bad Guys die in Anbar


(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Command, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Friday the killing of 15 ISIS elements during a military operation east of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A force from the army’s Tenth Division had managed to kill 15 ISIS elements, using artillery, in the areas of Albu bali and Albu Obeid east of Ramadi,” adding also that, “A force from the Third regiment of the [army’s] Eighth Division had managed to detain a wanted individual near Bzabz Bridge in the vicinity of al-Ameriyat (23 km south of Fallujah).”
Posted by: badanov || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian fighter jet shot down
A Syrian jet plane was probably shot down on Thursday by ISIS militants near a military airport in southern Syria but the pilot appears to have been rescued, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had received information that the hardline group had hit and may have brought down a Syrian plane near Khalkhala airport, north east of the city of Sweida.

Earlier Amaq, a news agency close to the militants, said in a newsflash it had downed a Syrian army plane in the vicinity of the same airport.
Posted by: badanov || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Ambassador Stevens could not have been reached for a comment.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/16/2016 5:23 Comments || Top||


ISIS seizes Syria villages near Turkish border
ISIS militants have seized a string of opposition-held villages in Syria’s Aleppo province near the Turkish border, a monitoring group said Thursday.

Areas around Aleppo have seen a spike in violence on several fronts in recent days, sparking concern over a fragile six-week truce as a new round of peace talks gets under way in Geneva.

“Fierce clashes are raging between rebels and ISIS after the jihadists secured an advance and seized control of six villages near the Turkish border,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The most important village to come under ISIS control was Hiwar Kallis, about one kilometre (less than one mile) south of the Turkish border, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said.

Warplanes meanwhile raided ISIS positions in the area, he said, adding that they were likely from the US-led coalition.

In recent weeks, battles have been intensifying between ISIS and rebels over the border strip, which both sides use to transport fighters and weapons.

Rebels had secured significant gains against ISIS before the militants pushed them back, like in the strategic town of Al-Rai, which is on an ISIS supply route to Turkey.

Meanwhile, rebels and their allies from the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front fought fresh clashes against regime troops and militia in southern Aleppo, the Observatory said.

Over 100 fighters from both sides have been killed in fighting there since Sunday, the Britain-based monitor said.

Neither Al-Nusra nor ISIS are included in the truce that began on February 27, but the fact that rebels are fighting alongside Al-Nusra while regime forces push back has sparked concerns over its durability.

Washington voiced concern Monday that a regime assault on Al-Nusra in Aleppo could spread to areas controlled by moderate rebel factions, and cause the truce to collapse and derail peace efforts.

Syria’s conflict began in 2011 as a peaceful revolt seeking democratic change, but has since escalated into a multi-front civil war that has left over 270,000 people dead and forced millions to flee their homes.
Posted by: badanov || 04/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


10 Syrian rebels die in battles with Kurds
[ARA News] KOBANE ــ At least ten rebel fighters were killed during clashes with the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the vicinity of the mainly Kurdish neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsoud in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, leadership of the YPG said on Friday.

The YPG’s Media Center issued a statement, obtained by ARA News, saying: “The joint attacks launched by the terrorists of Sultan Murad brigade, Ahrar al-Sham, the 16th Brigade, the Conquest Brigade, Fastaqim Kama Umirt group, the 13th Brigade, the Northern Division and the Nour ad-Din Zanki Brigades on the Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood in the city of Aleppo are still ongoing.”

“The terrorists [in reference to Syrian Islamist rebels] attacked the neighborhood with mortars and hell cannons in a bid to break into the Sheikh Maqsoud through the Youth Housing area and the Intelligence Street, but our units [YPG] engaged with them in clashes that lasted for several hours until the morning hours,” the statement read.

The YPG’s leadership emphasized the Kurdish forces were able to kill three rebel fighters in the Youth Housing area as well as three more in the Intelligence Street.

“As clashes continue between the two sides, our fighters [YPG] were able on Friday midnight to kill four other terrorists from the assailants [rebels],” the statement added.

Speaking to ARA News in Sheikh Maqsoud, media activist Imran Darwish said that the Kurdish Asyaish security forces in the neighborhood have imposed a curfew within the neighborhood, saying the move come in a bid to protect civilians.

After clashes erupted last February between rebels and the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces, fierce clashes have been took place over control of the neighborhood of Sheik Maqsoud and the Castello road, which has so far killed at least 85 Kurdish civilians since 16 February.

Meanwhile, speaking to ARA News, a spokesman for the YPG said that the anti-terrorism units [a Kurdish special force] carried out a clearing campaign against the Islamist rebels in the village of Shuwaikh, which lies between the city Hasakah and the area of Shaddadi, and were able to foil an ISIS-prepared plan to launch an offensive on the region, capturing one of jihadis in the area.

“The campaign resulted in the arrest of the jihadi militant Hani Mohammed al-Khudair, aka Abu Hazim, seizing control of three Kalashnikov rifles, 9 magazines, 200 bullets, in addition to a pistol along with three military backpacks with two mines,”the Kurdish official said.
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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2016-04-16
  UK police arrest 5 in terror probe
Fri 2016-04-15
  Sharia police preacher faces terrorism charges
Thu 2016-04-14
  SSS announces arrest of another ‘top Boko Haram terrorist’
Wed 2016-04-13
  Belgian police arrest 3 in Paris terror attacks investigations
Tue 2016-04-12
  Saudi FM: Red Sea islands have returned to the kingdom
Mon 2016-04-11
  Ahrar al-Sham commander slain in Aleppo clashes
Sun 2016-04-10
  Four Brussels suspects charged with terror offenses
Sat 2016-04-09
  Lebanon sentences ex-minister Samaha to 13 years in prison
Fri 2016-04-08
  Danish Police Arrest Four Alleged ISIL Fighters, Seize Weapons
Thu 2016-04-07
  Secular Bangladeshi writer murdered in the street
Wed 2016-04-06
  Tripoli authorities cede power to Libyan unity government
Tue 2016-04-05
  al-Nusra Top Dawg dies in Idlib airstrike
Mon 2016-04-04
  Strikes kill Qaeda spokesman, militants in Syria
Sun 2016-04-03
  Salah Abdeslam 'refused to blow himself up', says brother
Sat 2016-04-02
  Nigeria’s Boko Haram Releases New Video Denying Surrender

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