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ISIS release execution photos of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2016 00:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [779 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
Tapped Taliban phone conversation reveals panic among fighters in battlefield
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A tapped phone conversation between top Taliban leaders reveal panic among the groups fighters in the battlefield as the group is attempting to intensify attacks against the Afghan forces under their new spring offensive.

The Ministry of Interior (MOI) claims the phone conversation was tapped as two top Taliban leaders were discussing operations in the country.

The authenticity of the audio clip could not be independently verified which reveals a serious disagreement between the two senior Taliban leaders.

The commander overviewing the operations in the battlefield says the situation is sharply deteriorating and a number of the group’s commanders have been killed with their fighters.

He continues saying the fighters are losing morale but the other commander orders him to intensify attacks on Afghan cops posts which leads to almost a quarrel between the two.

The commander on the ground insists that the fighters have lost almost all their ammunition besides suffering heavy loss and losing morale to fight the security forces.

The conversation ends between the two as they do not reach to an agreement despite the leader instructing the commander on the ground to start their offensive, emphasizing that additional forces and equipment would be deployed to them.

The location where the Talibs were fighting the Afghan forces has not been ascertained but the group is mainly engaged in fight in northern and southern parts of the country.

Earlier, the Afghan forces repulsed major attacks of the group launched in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan which is launched as the group announced its spring offensive.
Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [413 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I guess their Allah wasnt doing so Akbar that day.
Posted by: Graiting McCoy4439 || 05/16/2016 2:16 Comments || Top||

#2  With all the FAKE electronic stuff and factions within factions even in the Western machine {corporate greed} I would check the source!
Posted by: Threater Lover of the Geats6071 || 05/16/2016 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought they WANTED to be "martyrs".
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 05/16/2016 9:19 Comments || Top||

#4  I suspect the Pakistani sponsorship is kinda overriding that.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/16/2016 10:10 Comments || Top||

#5  An effective attempt to embarrass the Taliban and remove that whole invincible aurora kind a thing. Most likely outsiders coming in to fight and the locals having none of it. Outsiders then complain to the great squad leader in the sky back in Pakistan.
Posted by: Tennessee || 05/16/2016 10:44 Comments || Top||


Heavy clash erupts in Baghlan as police claims 28 insurgents killed or wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A heavy clash erupted in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan late on Saturday night with the police officials claiming at least 28 holy warriors were killed or maimed.

A front man for Baghlan police, Jawed Basharat, said the forces of Evil were killed or maimed in Baghlan Markazi and in the vicinity of Chashme Shir and Surkh Kotal.

He said the main highway connecting northern Baghlan with Mazar-e-Sharif city is open to the traffic.

Earlier, reports reports emerged that the holy warriors managed to overrun certain posts in Chashme Shir area of Baghlan.

The public uprising forces reportedly joined the Afghan police forces late on Saturday night to repulse the Taliban holy warriors attack.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the congregants were being herded into the paddy wagon...
the provincial security chief, Mohammad Ewaz Nazeri, said Saturday that a commander of the group was killed along with his 12 fighters in Baghlan Markazi district.

He confirmed that 2 Afghan soldiers sustained injuries and two of their security posts were overrun by the Taliban bully boys.

The Taliban group however has claimed that they have captured several areas in the outskirts of Pul-e-Khumri city, the scenic provincial capital of northern Baghlan province.
Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


8 ISIS loyalists killed in an airstrike in east of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 8 loyalists 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in an Arclight airstrike in east of Afghanistan.

According a local security official, the Arclight airstrike was carried out 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, targeting a vehicle of the loyalists of the terror group.

The official speaking on the condition of anonymity further added that the raid was carried out in Achin district which was once a stronghold of the terror group.

The holy warriors were inside the car and were on their way to conduct terrorist activities when they were targeted, the official said, adding that the local residents did not suffer any casualties in the raid.

He did not elaborate further on who carried out the Arclight airstrike but both the Afghan Air Force and US forces are routinely targeting the loyalists of the terror group in this province.

The Afghan forces have stepped up operations to eliminate the loyalists of ISIS in Afghanistan amid concerns the terror is attempting to expand foothold in the country.

A front man for the US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan earlier said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has the potential to be an ’enormous’ threat in Afghanistan.

The US forces in Afghanistan have also increased Arclight airstrikes against the loyalists of the terror group with the chief of communications for the coalition, Brigadier General Charles Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone,
...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ...
, earlier saying the United States has carried out 70 to 80 Arclight airstrikes against ISIS in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


18 killed, 7 wounded in Afghan Air Force raids in Ghor province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 18 Death Eaters were killed and 7 others were maimed in a series of Arclight airstrikes carried out by the Afghan Air Force in western Ghor province.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Arclight airstrikes were carried out in Pasaband district targeting several hideouts of the Lion of Islams.

According to the MoD, the Death Eaters killed in the Arclight airstrikes were actively involved in insurgency activities and had committed horrible crimes against the local residents.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups including the Taliban turbans have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as at least 7 Death Eaters were killed and 5 others were maimed in Arclight airstrike in the same district of Ghor, MoD said Saturday.

The Afghan cops have stepped up counter-terrorism operations as the terror groups attempt to increase insurgency activities by launching their spring offensive.

The Afghan forces have started the new fighting season with increased capabilities, specifically with improved air power by receiving more equipment and aircraft from allies.
Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


11 Afghan soldiers martyred in fight against terrorists in past 24 hours: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 11 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces were martyred in fight against terrorism in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.

According to an operational update by the Ministry of Defense (MoD), the soldiers were martyred while conducting counter-terrorism operations against the internal and external terrorists.

"The Afghan National Army (ANA) forces are prepared for all kinds of devotion and with all force to maintain security and comfort for the people of Afghanistan," a statement by MoD said, adding that 11 Afghan soldiers were martyred during counter-terrorism operations against the internal and foreign terrorists.

At least 65 holy warriors were also killed and 22 others were maimed during the same operations, MoD said, adding that the operations were condcuted with the support of Afghan Air Force and artillery units.

According to MoD, the operations were conducted in Kandahar, Ghor, Baghlan, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Maidan WArdak, Kunar and Ghazni provinces.

MoD also added that a commander of the Taliban group identified as Mullah Abdul Hadi was also among those killed during the clearance operations.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS release execution photos of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The loyalists 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have released a set of images which purportedly shows the execution of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

The photographs were published by the loyalists of the terror group in social media earlier this evening.

The authenticity of the photographs could not be independently verified and it is yet not in which part of the country the bully boyz were executed.

Subtitles in Arabic language in the photographs identify the men as Abdul Ghafoor, Mohammad Rahim and Fazal-ur-Rehman.

The photographs shows three men blindfolded and are rubbed out by the ISIS loyalists as they have been given orange jump suits.

This is the first time the terror group’s loyalists have published the execution photographs of the Taliban group in Afghanistan.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.

The photographs are released as the loyalists of the terror group were hardly suppressed in Afghan and US forces raids.

The raids against the loyalists of the terror group intensified in parts of 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 amid concerns that they are attempting to expand foothold in the country.

A front man for the US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan earlier said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group has the potential to be an ’enormous’ threat in Afghanistan.

The chief of communications for the coalition, Brigadier General Charles Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone,
...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ...
, said last month the threat exists despite the group has received major setbacks during the recent months, pointing towards the growing US forces Arclight airstrikes against the loyalists of the terror group.

Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [597 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Army resumes laying barbed wire along Afghan border
[DAWN] LANDI KOTAL: Personnel of the army’s engineering corps resumed laying barbed wire at selected locations along the Pak-Afghan border on Saturday after the Torkham border crossing was reopened on Friday evening, sources said.

The sources said that Inspector General of the Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and anti-smuggling operations....
, Maj Gen Mazhar Shaheen, visited the border crossing and observed the situation there.

On the occasion, they said, Maj Gen Shaheen instructed the border guards to show courtesy to the people crossing over into Pakistain or Afghanistan but keep a strict vigil on the movement of suspect people.

He gave cash prizes to the border guards who worked overtime during the four days the Torkham border crossing remained closed.

A great rush of people was seen at the crossing in the morning as thousands of Afghan nationals flocked to it after remaining stranded on the other side due to the four-day closure.

Officials and clearing agents told Dawn that over 300 vehicles carrying export items, edibles and other goods were cleared at the Customs terminal for their journey into Afghanistan.

A similar number of vehicles loaded with coal and marble, etc, crossed over into Pakistain, they said.

The officials said the recently-installed human scanning machine remained busy throughout the day due to the large number of Afghans seeking to cross over into Pakistain.

Restaurants, markets and offices of clearing agents in the area also reopened on Saturday.
Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Could Home Land Security hire them for the Texas and Arizona borders?
Posted by: Threater Lover of the Geats6071 || 05/16/2016 7:11 Comments || Top||


Taliban Cut Off Main Highway Linking Kabul to North
Taliban insurgents have cut the main highway that links the capital with northern Afghanistan and neighboring countries for the past three days, according to Afghan officials in the area.

After the Taliban ambushed police forces guarding a stretch of the national Ring Road in Baghlan Province on Thursday, fighting continued through Saturday and appeared likely to last longer, according to officials in the area. The northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif was cut off, as were road connections to eight northern provinces.

Mubarez Hazara, an Afghan Local Police commander in the Surkh Kotal area of Baghlan Province, said by telephone that he and his 40 fighters were surrounded by Taliban insurgents. The insurgents had overrun a check post on the highway and remained entrenched and blocking traffic. Mr. Hazara said the road was currently under Taliban control, and while the insurgents were letting some traffic through, they were systematically searching for government officials or sympathizers.

It was only the latest setback for the country’s battered Ring Road, a highway network over 2,000 miles long built by international donors at a cost of $3 billion, and still not complete after more than a decade of work. Parts of it remain unfinished, other sections have repeatedly fallen under insurgent control, and on much of its length, only heavily armed military convoys can travel safely because of the risk of insurgent roadblocks and bombings.

The Ring Road connects most of the country’s major population centers. According to the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, the road network is the second-biggest recipient of foreign development aid in Afghanistan.

The special inspector general has raised questions about the financial capacity of the Afghan government to maintain the road. Many parts of the highway have already degraded — even returning to little more than dirt roads in places — because of poor maintenance, use by overweight trucks and military vehicles, and damage from roadside bombs. Many of the newly built roads already need repairs, said Ahmad Shah Wahid, the country’s former minister of public works, who oversaw the project during his time in office.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram strikes soldiers in Sambisa forest
[THECABLE.NG] Troops of 21 brigade and rugged team of armed forces special forces (AFSF) came under attack in Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
sect, on Saturday.

The security personnel were involved in Operation CRACKDOWN, a final onslaught to clear the remnants of the bully boys’.

Sani Usman, front man of the army, confirmed the attack, saying it happened around 1:45am.

Usman said five soldiers sustained injuries in the incident, adding that some turbans were also killed.

"Five soldiers were maimed in action as a result of mortar fired into the harbour area by the Boko Haram terrorists. The gallant troops successfully repelled the attack," Usman said in a statement.

"The maimed soldiers have been evacuated to the rear for treatment. Despite this incident, the morale of the gallant troops remains very high as they are determined to successfully clear Boko Haram terrorists.

"They further followed up with mopping up operations of the general area before advancing. They also recovered 2 corpses of the attackers and the following items; 2 AK-47 rifles, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bombs, 5 rifle magazines, mortar bombs and a belts of Machine Gun rounds."

The statement added that one of the leaders of the sect on the wanted list of the army had been tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
It said seven soldiers and four members of the Civilian JTF, the local vigilante outfit in the north-east, sustained injuries after running into landmines planted by turbans in a village at Dikwa in Borno state.

"The troops have also arrested one of the declared wanted Boko Haram terrorist leaders and also conducted patrols and clearance operations within the theatre of operations," the statement read.

"At about 1.35pm yesterday (Friday) troops of 143 Battalion arrested one Sulaiman Umaru, a suspected Boko Haram Death Eaters group member whose photograph is on the poster containing the photographs of the 100 Boko Haram Death Eaters declared wanted.

"He has since been moved to 28 Task Force Brigade Headquarters for further investigation. Troops of 21 Brigade have continued with the clearance operations at Yerimari, while troops of 22 Task Force Brigade Garrison have also embarked on patrols along Dikwa‐Mafa-Maiduguri road. The patrol was aimed at picketing the road to keep it safe and open.

"Similarly, the same unit in conjunction with some elements of 112 Task Force Battalion conducted a fighting patrol along Dikwa-Gulumba Gana road.

"The team had a fierce fire fight with some Boko Haram Death Eaters elements in which the troops killed quite a number of the Boko Haram terrorists.

"Unfortunately, while on their way back, the team ran into an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Antul, a village south east of Dikwa, in which 7 soldiers and 4 Civilian JTF accompanying them sustained injuries. The injured soldiers and their civilian counterparts have been evacuated to 7 Division Hospital and Medical Services Maiduguri.

"However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
the patrol killed 2 Boko Haram Death Eaters and recovered 2 AK-47 rifles from them.

"The patrol team had earlier intercepted 31 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), including women and kiddies coming from Sunabaya, Gumule, Garno and Mane-Gana villages.

"During preliminary investigations along with the vigilantes, one of the IDPs, Abacha Bulama, a native of Mane-Gana village, was found to be in possession of the sum of N1.9 million.

"Although he claimed to be a businessman, his possession of such large amount of money arose suspicion.

"While Bulama has been detained for further investigation, other IDPs have been handed over to Dikwa IDP Camp Manager for screening and further humanitarian assistance.

"On their part, troops of 254 Task Force Battalion, 25 Task Force Brigade have moved to Ngalimeri and shelled Boko Haram Death Eaters hideouts at Budumairi, Goneri Baleni, Mallam Maitari, Malemiri and Gombori."
Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
ISIS Attacks Kill 37 47 Yemen Police
A suicide bombing claimed by the Takfiri group ISIL and a second attack killed 37 police on Sunday in the Yemeni port of Mukalla, medics said.

It was the second attack in days claimed by ISIL in the city of 200,000 people which was recaptured by government forces from the Takfiris of Al-Qaeda with US backing.

The suicide bomber killed at least 31 police recruits on the southwestern outskirts of the city, which is the capital of Hadramawt province, medics said.

The bomber detonated an explosives belt as he joined a line of men at a police recruitment centre, a provincial official said.

More than sixty people were also wounded in the attack in Fuwah district, a medical source said.

Hadramawt's security chief, General Mubarak al-Oubthani, who was at the recruitment centre at the time of the attack but was not hurt, was the target of a second bombing when he headed to the centre of Mukalla afterwards, a security official said.

The bomb went off as Oubthani walked out of his office killing six of his guards but leaving him with only minor injuries, the official said.

An ISIL statement posted online claimed the suicide attack, the second but rare intervention by the Takfiri group in an area known as a stronghold of rival Al-Qaeda.

"Brother Abu al-Bara al-Ansari... detonated his explosives belt at a gathering of the apostates of the security forces," it said.

On Thursday, 15 Yemeni troops were killed in Takfiri attacks on army positions outside Mukalla. ISIL said one of its militants blew up a vehicle packed with explosives in an army base in Khalf district on the city's eastern outskirts.

The attacks included a suicide bombing that targeted the residence of the commander of Hadramawt's second military region, General Faraj Salmeen, but he escaped unharmed, officials said.
Posted by: badanov || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Two Daesh recruiters jailed in Kazakhstan
[RFE/RL] A court in the Kazakh city of Qaraghandy has jailed two locals on terror charges. On May 13, a court found Valery Khadykin and Quanysh Zhumaghaliev guilty of propagating terrorism, inciting religious discord, and recruiting militants for the Daesh militant group in Syria.

Khadykin, a Russian convert to Islam, was sentenced to 8 years and Zhumaghaliev to 5 years and three months on the same day. Investigators said the two were uploading material on the Internet calling on "real Muslims to join jihad in Syria."

Kazakh officials have said that hundreds of the nation's citizens are fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria and Iraq.
Posted by: ryuge || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Two cops, four militants killed in Dagestan clashes
[RFE/RL] Police in the Russian republic of Dagestan say two police officers and four militants were killed in clashes on May 14.

Police spokesperson Fatina Ubaidatova said the battles began when police forces came across armed rebels while searching an apartment building in the city of Derbent. She said the rebels threw a grenade at the police and took a injured officer hostage. Ubaidatova said the police stormed the apartment after obtaining information that the injured officer had died. Interfax, citing law enforcement officials, said at least four rebels were killed in the apartment.

Daesh claimed its fighters were behind the attack.
Posted by: ryuge || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Kurdish militants reportedly shoot down Turkish security forces helicopter
[WAPO] ISTANBUL -- They were used to stalk Russian helicopters in Afghanistan, and the United States has worked hard to keep them out of chaotic Syria. But now Kurdish guerrillas battling Turkey's security forces may now have shoulder-fired missiles -- an acquisition analysts say will seriously challenge Turkish air power and potentially intensify fighting in the region.

On Saturday, media affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a leftist militant group battling the Turkish state, posted a video purporting to show a fighter downing a Cobra attack helicopter with a man-portable air-defense system -- or MANPADS -- in the mountains of southeastern Turkey on Friday morning. Arms observers said this is the first time they have seen PKK fighters successfully using MANPADS in their four-decade fight against the Turks.

Reportedly a Russian SA-18.

Potential source.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Iraq, Syria, Iran, and Libya bought 'em.

Also a good possibility, if it didn't come from Iraqi, Syrian or Libyan stocks, the Russians might have helped the Kurds obtain them.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/16/2016 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes. Russia Wields the Kurdish Weapon.

Vlad will stop at nothing to fracture the NATO alliance.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/16/2016 7:06 Comments || Top||

#3  The Russians Soviets sponsored and armed the PYD as far back as the early 1960s (ergo the PYD supports the PKK.) So it's not like this is a new strategy.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/16/2016 8:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Vlad will stop at nothing to fracture the NATO alliance.

(a) What would you do in his place?
(b) Would he go into women WC claiming he feels female?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/16/2016 9:00 Comments || Top||

#5  What would you do in his place?

Nothing different. I'll give him credit for using a proven strategy.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/16/2016 10:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes indeed. Benghazi may have very well been a race to the MANPAD's and the Russian won.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/16/2016 10:45 Comments || Top||

#7  IMO, you [Americans] are giving your enemies, and I don't mean the Russians, too much credit.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/16/2016 11:00 Comments || Top||

#8  It's a balancing act. Overestimate your enemy, and you get the Obama Doctrine. Underestimate, and you end up with the Second Lebanon War.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/16/2016 15:01 Comments || Top||

#9  Damn now Pappy that was seriously Carrier.
Posted by: Shipman || 05/16/2016 16:12 Comments || Top||

#10  I would say it boils down to who are they getting money from?
But if Putin thought of it he's do it.
Posted by: jvalentour || 05/16/2016 23:03 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Islamic State attacks gas plant north of Baghdad, killing 11
[MSN] An 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....
attack on a state-run gas plant in Baghdad's northern outskirts on Sunday killed at least 11 people, including coppers, and forced two power stations it supplied to suspend electricity production.

A suicide boom-mobile went off at the entrance of the facility in Taji at around 0600 local time (0300 GMT), allowing another vehicle carrying at least six attackers with explosive vests to enter and clash with security forces, police sources said. Twenty-one people were also maimed.

The krazed killer group said in an online statement that four fighters with machine guns had killed the guards at the plant which it said the Iraqi army was using as a headquarters.

When reinforcements arrived, they set off a parked boom-mobile before clashing with the security forces and detonating their boom jackets.

A front man for Baghdad Operations Command said three of the facility's gas storages were set alight before security forces were able to bring the situation under control.

Iraq's Oil Ministry said the attack had not disrupted the plant's production of gas for cooking and electricity production.

But the Electricity Ministry said two nearby power stations had halted operations due to a cut in gas supplies from the Taji plant. It was not clear how long it would take to restore flow to the power stations, which provided 153 megawatts to the already overstretched national grid before the attack.

Video broadcast by Al Hadath TV showed a fireball surging from the plant.

An employee who lives nearby said after hearing a powerful blast he saw flames and black smoke coming from inside the facility. Dozens of police and army vehicles rushed to the site where shooting lasted for about an hour, he said.
Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics

Iraqi forces begin offensive at Heet

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Sunday the leadership of al-Jazeera and al-Badiya Operations in Anbar province announced the launch of a military operation to liberate Heet Island west of Ramadi (110 km west of Baghdad) from ISIS control.

The commander of Anbar Operations, Maj. Gen. Ali Ibrahim Dbon, said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, joint security forces belonging to the army, police and tribal fighters carried out, before noon, a security operation with the participation of International Coalition Aviation for the liberation of Heet Island (70 km west of Ramadi) from ISIS control.”

Dbon added: “The security forces shelled ISIS gatherings at the entrances to Heet Island,” indicating that, “The next few hours will witness the announcement of liberating areas in Heet Island.”

Iraqi forces take 3 more villages in Baghdadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of al-Jazeerah Operations, Maj. Gen. Ali Ibrahim Dboun, announced on Sunday the liberation of three villages during military operations by the security forces and clan fighters northwest of the vicinity of al-Baghdadi.

Dboun said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The army’s Seventh Division as well as the police and clan fighters had managed to liberate the villages of Duwailiya, Ouwaniya and al-Sama’niya northwest of the vicinity of al-Baghdadi (90 km west of Ramadi) from the ISIS [control],” noting that, “These forces raised the Iraqi flags over a number of buildings in those villages.”

He also added, “The liberation operation came after ISIS had suffered big material and human losses.”

Iraqi warbirds hit ISIS weapons cache near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations, Maj. Gen. Ismail al-Mahalawi, announced on Sunday, that the international coalition aviation destructed a cache of weapons belonging to the ISIS east of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation, in coordination with Anbar Operations, had managed to bombard a cache of weapons belonging to the ISIS east of Albu Obeid area, east of Ramadi, located on the international highway road.”

“The bombing resulted in the destruction of the cache, in addition to killing six ISIS terrorists,” Mahalawi added.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 5 die

2 civilians die in bombing in Latifiya

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Sunday, that at least 15 people, including Iraqi army members, had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast that targeted a military convoy south of Baghdad.

The source said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, a car bomb exploded targeting a convoy of the Iraqi army while it was passing in Latifiya vicinity, south of Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding nine others, including four members of the convoy.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transported the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment, and the bodies of the dead to the forensic medicine department, while cordoned off the area of the incident Boand prevented approaching it.”

2 die in suicide bomb attack in Rashidiya

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Sunday, a source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry said, that 11 people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast north of Baghdad.

The source said in a brief statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, this morning, near a popular market in Rashidiya area, north of Baghdad, resulting in the death of two people and wounding nine others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transported the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the bodies of the dead to the forensic medicine department, while imposed a security cordon around the area of the incident and barred approaching it.”

Iraqi intel officer dies in small arms attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source within the police force in Baghdad province said on Sunday, that an intelligence officer had been killed in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen east of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Unidentified militants opened fire against an officer working with the defense intelligence while passing by his vehicle in Qana Street near Zayona, east of Baghdad, resulting in his immediate death,” adding that, “A security force cordoned off the area of the incident and transferred the dead body to the forensic medicine authority, while opened an investigation into the incident to uncover the circumstances of the crime.”
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Palestinians will be Palestinians
An assailant stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli man on Ha'nevi'im Street in Jerusalem on Monday in what is suspected to be a terror attack.

The suspected terrorist was apprehended.

The victim, described as a haredi youth, was receiving treatment from paramedics on the scene.

Police were investigating the circumstances of the incident.
I blame Ben Gurion
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#1  I blame Ben Gurion

Why?
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/16/2016 11:31 Comments || Top||

#2  For not taking out the garbage.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/16/2016 11:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Who was it that said, "The Palestinians never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity?"
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Suspects held over Hizme bombing, injured officer recovering
[IsraelTimes] 2 placed in durance vile
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in connection with May 10 pipe-bomb kabooms at West Bank checkpoint that seriously hurt soldier


Two Paleostinian suspects have been arrested in connection with the detonation of four pipe bombs that severely maimed an IDF officer last week, the Shin Bet revealed on Sunday.

The attack occurred on Tuesday night, May 10, outside the West Bank village of Hizme north of Jerusalem. Soldiers located another five pipe bombs in the area after the kaboom.

There has been "a meaningful development" in the investigation into the attack, the Shin Bet security service added. It did not elaborate.

A gag order is in force on other details of the investigation.

The officer injured by the pipe bombs, named as Shahar Roditi, is continuing to improve, a spokesperson for Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem said Sunday.

The statement said Roditi is fully conscious and in contact with his parents, though his injuries have left him unable to speak.
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Villager gunned down in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] A man was gunned down in Pattani province on Saturday night. The duty officer at the Sai Buri district police station said the incident occurred early last night on a road in tambon Kadunong. While Alhakim Dasi was returning home on a motorcycle from the district town he was followed by two men on another motorcycle. The pillion rider shot at him with a handgun, hitting him three times and killing him instantly.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian forces retake Deir al-Zor hospital from ISIS
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian government forces retook a hospital in Deir al-Zor after ISIS attacked it on Saturday following a dawn offensive by the murderous Moslems on the besieged eastern Syrian city, a war monitor and state media said.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors Syria’s five-year-long war, said ISIS had killed at least 35 members of the Syrian armed forces and detained some medical staff from the hospital.

The fighting in and around the hospital also killed at least 24 ISIS fighters, the Observatory said.

ISIS’s Amaq news agency said its fighters staged a "major offensive" on the southwestern edge of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, storming the Assad Hospital and cutting the supply route between the a Syrian army base and the airport.

ISIS controls most of Deir al-Zor province and has laid siege since March last year to the remaining government-held areas in the city of the same name, which is close to Syria’s eastern border with Iraq.

Deir al-Zor province links ISIS’s de facto capital in the Syrian city of Raqqa with territory controlled by the bully boy group in neighboring Iraq.

ISIS also said it had taken control of a check point, a fire station, university accommodation, grain silos and some territory near the al-Tayyam oil fields, in the vicinity of the state-held military airport on the city’s southern edge.

Russia’s RIA state news agency on Saturday reported a source within the airbase on the southern edge of the city as saying an ISIS attack had been repelled.

The Observatory and Amaq said there were ongoing fierce festivities between government forces and ISIS in the area of the attack.

ISIS said it killed at least 80 government troops, took three prisoner and destroyed a number of armored vehicles.

The Syrian government and its Russian allies make regular aid drops into the encircled city and there are frequent air strikes on ISIS targets in and around Deir al-Zor.
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Damascus: residents of southern suburb form Golan Sons Rally
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Prominent figures from the Israeli-Occupied Golan Heights who live In the southern suburbs of Damascus announced Saturday the formation of Golan Sons Gathering.

Abu Malek al-Rifaee who is in charge of the organization told Zaman al-Wasl, the organization is a revolutionary rally that has been formed to follow-up with matters related to locals of Golan south of Damascus.

Al-Rifaee said a number of offices representing the organization will be established. They will be run by qualified individuals from Golan. This organization is the only representative of Golan’s locals inside of Syria and abroad.

In another context, 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 fighters captured on Saturday the building of Abdul Qader al-Husseini High School and several other buildings which were under control of 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....
in Yarmouk Camp. The festivities are ongoing between Isis and al-Nusra on several axis and the festivities killed 3 Isis members; two of them are Omar Mishael and Abu Ali
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8 people killed in regime air strikes on Homs
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] 8 non-combatants were killed and dozens injured in an unprecedented regime military escalation in the besieged northern countryside in Homs province.

Zaman al-Wasl correspondent in Homs said the Russian and regime launched more than 50 air raids on Talbisa, Ezz al-Deen, Deir Foul, al-Rastan, al-Ghajar, Zmeimer, and the road connecting Zara village and Hur Binfseh and al-Ghajar. The 8 civilians killed and dozens injured are from Rastan, al-Ghajar, Talbiyse, and Ezz al-Deen.

The correspondent reported that warplanes, might be Russian, launched 15 air strikes on Sunday on Zara village in southern countryside of Hama in conjunction with bombardment by heavy artillery and rocket launchers.

Political activist Ali Wali told Zaman al-Wasl that the regime threats of burning Homs eastern countryside started on Saturday in Talbiyse. The city witnessed unprecedented military escalation by regime checkpoints in the area. Following the 7 air strikes with spatial missiles on the afflicted city, it was targeted again by heavy artillery and rocket launchers which killed one woman and injured other five.

An ambush on the death road
The sources added the pro-regime non-combatants were killed by explosive barrels dropped from regime aircraft. They were buried according to Islam and the name was written for whoever had an ID. Numbers were placed on those who did not carry IDs.th through the death road to eastern countryside of Homs
He clarified that tens of residents in besieged northern countryside were killed by regime fighters and its mercenaries on the same road during the years of the siege while they were fleeing towards Syrian north or The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
or through their return to the area.

-The court warns-

In another context, the High Sharia court in northern countryside released a statement on Saturday warning parents of middle and high school students from sending their children to regime-held areas in Homs and Hama province. The reason is news circulation that regime thugs intend to kidnap women from the northern countryside from regime checkpoints under the pretext of exchanging them with captives from Zara village.

The statement said that parents take responsibility if they violated the court statement.

In another context, military sources from Northern Countryside Operation room told Zaman al-Wasl that most of regime causalities during the raid on Zara village last Thursday are military intelligence personnel.

The sources added the pro-regime non-combatants were killed by explosive barrels dropped from regime aircrafts. They were buried according to Islam and the name was written for whoever had an ID. Numbers were placed on those who did not carry IDs.

Sources of Zaman al-Wasl said the captives at the operation room and rebel Islamist faction is 25 captives and they are treated well.
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ISIS burns 4 Russian helicopters eastern Homs: Aamaq
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] 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....
announced on Sunday burn of 4 Russian helicopters due to a fire in Tifour military airport in eastern countryside of Homs province.

Isis News Agency Amaaq did not indicate if the fire resulted from an Isis operation. The news agency only pointed out that the fire burned 20 missile-loaded vehicles.
Russian media did not publish any related news to the Isis announcement.

News circulated on 10 May of dropping a Russian helicopter near the same airport, but Russian ministry of defense disclaimed the news and said Russian helicopters do not fly near the airport.

Isis has captured last week Shaer gas field and the empty brigade in surrounding of Tifour airport.
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Idlib: Two people killed in regime bombing on Jisr al-Shughour
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Two civilians killed and 7 more maimed in cluster missile attack on the rebel-held town of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province, local activists told Zaman al-Wasl on Sunday.

The regime bombing has also targeted the nearby towns of al-Jisr in the western countryside of Idlib that overlooked on the Latakia province.

The center of Civil Defense corps in Bdama town was hit by regime. many were maimed, residents say.

On Saturday, Syrian regime forces had breached the partial ceasefire deal in Latakia province for the third day, storming rebel strongholds in Jabal al-Krad and Jabal al-Turkmen with heavy artillery and mortars, local activists said Saturday.

Abdul Rahman al-Lathqani said regime troops backed by aerial bombing have made slow advance near al-Hadada village.

The bombing has also targeted villages of Kabbana, Tuffahiya, Ein Hor in Jabal al-Akrad, and villages of Job Torous and Klaz in Jabal Turkmen.

Washington and Moscow agreed on fragile ceasefire deal in Damascus and Latakia on April 30 after the collapse of 'Cessation of Hostilities' deal that went into effect on February 27.
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Kurds prepare for more al-Nusra attacks on Afrin
[ARA News] AFRIN – The Kurdish security police of the Asayish has instructed civilians to avoid public places after Islamist rebels bombed the city of Afrin in Syria’s northern Aleppo province with Grad rockets.

The Asayish blamed the Nusra Front [Syria’s al-Qaeda branch] and Ahrar as-Sham for the attacks.

The Asayish in a public statement said civilians should hide in shelters if they hear the sound of missiles, and to not gather in public places and streets, and to keep children in the houses and report any places hit by the rockets.

Abdo Ibrahim, the head of defence in Afrin [in Kurdish Efrîn] said in a public statement that the attacks are not new. “The terrorist battalions try to drag us to breach the second truce,” Ibrahim said.

“We remain committed to any international resolution that would put an end to the bloodshed in Syria,” he said, suggesting that the SDF forces are the only solution to end the civil war.

Ibrahim accused the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front of preventing the exchange of rebel bodies killed by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), after an agreement between the elders of Azaz and the SDF forces to exchange more than 66 bodies of fighters that were killed in Ayn Daqnah failed for three captives after objection of Nusra.

“This is the biggest proof that Azaz is governed by the Nusra Front and it’s affiliates,” the Kurdish official said.

Afrin Under Fire

Syrian Islamist rebels on Saturday bombed the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwestern Syria with a number of Grad rockets, hitting residential buildings and causing casualties among civilians, military sources and rights activists reported.

Islamist rebel factions stationed in Azaz city in the northern countryside of Aleppo province hit Afrin city with at least five Grad rockets on Saturday evening.

“The bombardment caused mass destruction in residential buildings in central Afrin, where at least three Kurdish civilians were killed and a dozen more injured,” rights activist Salim Efrini told ARA News in Afrin.

The source added that local rescue teams have been looking for victims under the rubble until Saturday midnight.

“Some civilians are most likely stranded under the ruins of the destroyed buildings. Volunteers of the rescue teams are still searching, and the number of casualties could increase in the coming hours,” Efrini reported.

The city of Afrin is under the control of the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG)–that are in conflict with Islamist factions in northern Syria, including ISIS and al-Qaeda.

Speaking to ARA News, Kurdish politician and spokesman of the Syrian Democratic Union in Afrin Salam Hussein said: “Those radical Islamists are punishing civilians after failing to confront the YPG forces at the battlefront.”

Last week, Islamist factions, including Syria’s al-Qaeda branch of Nusra Front and Ahrar al-Sham, bombed the Jinderis district in Afrin suburbs, killing and wounding a number of civilians, according to local sources.
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#1  Afrin? Fighting over nose spray?

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Terror Networks
Beatings Will Continue: Mosul Edition
[ARA News] DUHOK – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Sunday publicly flogged an Iraqi woman in the city of Mosul on charges of violating the Sharia dress code, activists and eyewitnesses reported.

“The ISIS-led Islamic Police arrested on Sunday morning a 35-year-old woman in Mosul central market under the pretext that her clothes contradicted the dress code imposed by ISIS in the region,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The woman has then appeared at the Sharia Court of Mosul, which accused her of violating the Islamic dress code and order ISIS jihadis to flog her in public.

“In front of hundreds of people, two masked militants whipped the woman with 50 lashes,” head of Nineveh media center Raafat al-Zarari told ARA News.

“The judges at the ISIS-led Sharia Courts have arbitrarily punished hundreds of people in Mosul on baseless charges,” al-Zarari said.

“Those public punishments take place on a daily basis in ISIS-held areas in an attempt from the group to show off its power over those vulnerable civilians,” he added.

Dozens of Women arrested in Syria’s Jarablus for violating Sharia Dress

In January, ISIS jihadis launched an arrest campaign in Syria’s northern city of Jarablus, targeting women accused of violating the dress code imposed by the radical group.

Local activists and eyewitnesses confirmed that ISIS militants have detained more than 30 women in Jarablus on charges of violating the Sharia dress.

Most of the arrestees were targeted in the central market of Jarablus late in January.

“They were brutally beaten by ISIS jihadis in front of hundreds of people in the marketplace, before being arrested and transferred to the women’s detention center in Jarablus,” a media activist who witnessed the campaign told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity for security concerns.

The arrested women were whipped in public on 29 January, accruing to local sources.

In areas under ISIS control, every woman accused of violating the Islamic dress code imposed by the radical group is being flogged 50 times in public as a punishment, based on extremist regulations of the Sharia Court.
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#1  Flogged, not executed? They must've becoming soft.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/16/2016 11:29 Comments || Top||



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