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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [852 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Always wondered what a 'simper' looked like.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/29/2016 0:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like mischief
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/29/2016 1:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Should I blush and simper?


Posted by: AlanC || 05/29/2016 7:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Fie on you Pappy.
Posted by: Shipman || 05/29/2016 9:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Whut? I live a sheltered life.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/29/2016 13:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Simper Fi? Always silly? Good Memorial Day to all the vets. thank you for your service.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 05/29/2016 20:46 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
2 Taliban leaders killed in an airstrike in north of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 2 Taliban group leaders were killed in an Arclight airstrike in northern Sar-e-Pul province of Afghanistan, local officials said.

The Arclight airstrike was carried out in Suzma Qala district of Sar-e-Pul targeting a gathering of the Taliban hard boys.

Provincial governor’s front man Zabiullah Amani said the Taliban faceless myrmidons had gathered to organize a funeral for the group’s chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.

He said at least 6 Taliban faceless myrmidons were also maimed during the Arclight airstrike which was carried out in Kata Qala village.

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

Sar-e-Pul is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where the anti-government armed hard boy groups are active in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban suffer heavy casualties in south, 52 killed, 29 wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Taliban gunnies have suffered heavy casualties during the clearance operations in southern parts of the country, the 205th Atal Corps of the Afghan National Army said.

According to a statement by 205th Atal Corps, at least 52 snuffies were killed and 29 others were maimed during the operations.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Gundu, chenarto Kariz, Koh Albak, Albak and Siya Oba villages in north of Shawali Kot in Kandahar and Kandahar-Uruzgan highway.

At least 4 Ford Ranger police vehicles and 25 cycle of violences in jug of the snuffies were also destroyed during the operations, the statement added.

According to the 205th Atal Corps, the operations were conducted with the support of the Afghan Air Force and the artillery units of the Afghan National Army.

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

The Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) have stepped up counter-terrorism operations across the country to suppress the insurgency activities of the holy warrior groups.

The security officials have said they will continue to maintain pressure on the holy warrior groups as they are attempting to step up attacks as part of their annual spring offensive.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


5 militants killed in Kunar airstrike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five gunnies were killed in an Arclight airstrike in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan, the defense authorities said Saturday.

The Arclight airstrike was carried out in the restive Ghaziabad district targeting a hideout of the myrmidons.

The Ministry of defense said five gunnies were killed and their hideout was destroyed while another terrorist was tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
in Khogyani district 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..
The anti-government armed myrmidon groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in eastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed myrmidon groups are actively operating in a number of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

Two top commanders of the anti-government armed gunnies were killed in an Arclight airstrike by the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in Ghanizabad district nearly ten days ago.

At least 17 gunnies were also killed in the same Arclight airstrike and mortar and rocket launcher along with 3 Ak-47 assault rifles and various other types of explosives belonging to the gunnies were destroyed.

The Afghan forces have stepped counter-terrorism operations to suppress the insurgency activities of the myrmidon groups as the hard boyz are attempting to increase terrorist attacks by launching their spring offensive.

The Afghan forces are vastly utilizing the newly-added state of the art equipment including the A-29 Super Tucano fixed-wing aircraft to suppress the anti-government armed myrmidon groups.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban kidnap senior police official in Kunduz province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The administrative director of Kunduz police has been kidnapped by the anti-government armed murderous Moslems in north of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the administrative director of Kunduz police, was kidnapped as he was travelling on Kunduz-Takhar highway.

The officials further added that a policeman was also killed as the Taliban Lions of Islam kidnapped the administrative director from the vicinity of Khanabad district.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the incident but the local security officials said an operation is underway for the release of Kunduz police administrative director.

This comes as the Talibs suffered heavy casualties during a military operation launched by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) which led to the opening of Kunduz-Takhar highway last week.

The highway going through Kunduz is considered as one of the main highways in northern Afghanistan which connects northeastern Takhar with Badakhshan and Kunduz provinces.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems are usually threatening the highway by conducting insurgency activities, mainly in Kunduz province where the Taliban Lions of Islam are having a widespread presence.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


6 Afghan army soldiers martyred in the past 24 hours: MoD
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 6 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 6 Afghan soldiers were martyred during counter-terrorism operations against the internal and foreign terrorists.

There has been a sharp rise in the casualties of the Afghan national security forces since they took full control of the security responsibilities from the coalition forces at the start of last year.

The operational update by MoD further added that 71 bandidos holy warriors were killed and 39 others were maimed during the same operations.

MoD said the operations were backed by the Afghan Air Force and units of the Afghan artillery.

According to MoD, the operations were conducted in Kandahar, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Uruzgan, Kunar, Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, Badghis, Paktia, and 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..
provinces.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Haqqani network suicide bomber shot dead in Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A jacket wallah belonging to the Haqqani terrorist network was rubbed out by the Afghan intelligence operatives 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....
The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said the would-be suicide bomber was rubbed out before he manage to reach to his target.

NDS said the man was wearing a suicide kaboom vest but there are no reports regarding the exact location where the bomber was looking to carry out an attack.

This comes as the US Embassy in Kabul earlier issued a security alert warning its citizens regarding gunnies planning attacks in the city.

"The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of gunnies planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections," the alert by the embassy states.

It also adds that the gunnies are looking to attacks Afghan and U.S. government facilities, foreign embassies, foreign guest houses, restaurants, hotels, airports, civilian institutes, and educational centers.

The latest security alert by the US Embassy comes as the anti-government armed Death Eater groups are looking to carry out attacks in Kabul, specifically following the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in a US drone strike last Saturday.
Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Africa North
Misratans, Janzuris and Wirshefana in clashes west of Tripoli
Clashes around Najila, west of Tripoli International Airport, continued for the second day today between Libyan National Army-supported Wirshefani forces on the one side and Janzouri and Misratan units on the other.

According to the LNA’s spokesman in Benghazi, Ahmed Mismari, the fighting which started on Friday afternoon is the beginning of the LNA’s operation to liberate Tripoli.

This, however, has been denied by the LNA’s Tripoli operations room headed by Colonel Idris Madi. It issued a statement this evening saying that no operation against Tripoli had started. What was happening, it suggested, was yet another local conflict.

It said that fighters from Janzour had attacked a checkpoint which had resulted in a number of them being captured but that also some members of the LNA-supported forces had been injured. It did not say how many.

A third statement from the Janzour Knights, one of the two main forces based in the west Tripoli suburb of Janzour, partially corroborates this. It said there had been an attack on a checkpoint at Najila manned by a Misratan brigade two days ago and that one of the Misratan fighters had been seized and taken away. What then happened, sources have told the Libya Herald, was that the Janzur Knights and the Misratan brigade concerned mounted a joint operation yesterday afternoon counter-attacking a checkpoint controlled by the Wirshefana.

The clashes stopped at sunset today, Saturday, but it is feared they may flare up again on Sunday.

On the front line between the Wirshefana and those forces representing whoever is in power in Tripoli, the area around Najila has seen repeated clashes between the two sides over the past two years. In November 2014, the LNA was claiming that the operation to liberate Tripoli had begun, yet shortly afterwards, nothing more was heard of it. Again just over a year ago, the LNA claimed it was in Najila and moving towards Tripoli.
Posted by: badanov || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
'Westerner' among 7 IS Suspects Arrested in Yemen
[AnNahar] Yemeni authorities on Saturday tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
seven 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....
group suspects, including one "Westerner", in second city Aden, a police officer told Agence La Belle France Presse.

The arrests are part of a government offensive against IS and Al-Qaeda, which have claimed a wave of deadly attacks in recent months in Yemen's south and southeast.

Among these were twin bombings claimed by IS that hit loyalist forces in Aden on Monday, killing at least 41 people.

"We arrested seven ISIS (IS) members, among them a Western Muslim, in Mansura" district of Aden, said officer Munir al-Yafie, who took part in the raid, without giving further details.

IS and Al-Qaeda have exploited the power vacuum created by more than a year of conflict between pro-government forces and Iran-backed rebels to expand their zones of control in Yemen.

Government forces drove the rebels out of the port city of Aden and other southern provinces since July with support from the Saudi-led coalition which launched its operations in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
in March 2015.

But authorities have struggled to secure Aden, where Sunni jihadists emerged after the rebels left the city.

Aden is serving as the temporary government headquarters as the Shiite Houthis and their allies control capital Sanaa.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  I wonder if he was also a "youth" or possibly "Vibrant!"
Posted by: charger || 05/29/2016 12:46 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Two rockets fired from Syria land near Turkish airport
[Al Ahram] Two rockets fired Saturday from inside Syria landed near the international airport of Gaziantep, a major Turkish border city, although nobody was hurt, the Turkish news agency Dogan reported.

One of the projectiles landed in a residential complex for employees of Oguzeli airport, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) outside the city and another came down in scrubland, according to Dogan.

The rockets fell around 10:50 am (0750 GMT), the agency said, adding military officials and the governor of Gaziantep were inspecting the damage.

The nearby city of Kilis, just a handful of kilometres from the Syrian border, has been struck several times this year by rockets which Ankara says were fired by 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. Missiles rarely penetrate deeper into Turkish territory.

Those attacks have claimed at least 21 lives with more than 70 injured, including five on Friday.

Gaziantep lies around 30 km further north away from the border.

It was not clear if the rockets were "strays" from fighting in northern Syria or if they constituted a deliberate attack on the airport.

Several European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel
...current chancellor of Germany. She was educated in East Germany when is was still run by commies, but in 1989 got involved with the growing democracy movement when the Berlin Wall fell. Merkel is sometimes referred to by Germans as Mom...
and European Council President Donald Tusk visited Gaziantep only last month.

Turkish forces say they have responded to rocket attacks by bombarding IS positions in northern Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Hizbul Mujaheddin commander arrested
[Daily Excelsior] In a major blow to Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, Tariq Pandit, a close aide of Burhan Wani was apprehended by Army in a well coordinated swift operation today on Newa- Pinglana road in district Pulwama.

An Army front man said: "Based on specific intelligence input regarding the move of a HM millitant on the Newa ‐ Pinglana road near Karimabad, Pulwama a joint mobile vehicle check post was established by Army and JKP today morning."

The front man said that the movement of murderous Moslem was kept under constant surveillanc. He was apprehended by the team of Rashtriya Rifle battalion, along with one 9 mm pistol, two Chinese grenades and other war like stores. The murderous Moslem was involved in many terror related incidents in Pulwama area.

An FIR has been registered and the apprehended terrorist has been handed over to the local Police Station, Pulwama.
Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Hizbul Mujaheddin


Iraq
Iraqi Jailhouse Stories: 5 detained
Police forces detain 5 wanted individuals in Diyali Province

(IraqiNews.com) Diyali – On Saturday, Diyali Police Command announced arresting five wanted individuals and seizing a cache of equipment during raid operations in different areas of the province.

Diyali Police chief, Maj. Gen. Jasim al-Sa’adi, said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today, forces belonging to the Emergency Police conducted a number of raid operations in three cities including Baqubah, resulting in the arrest of five wanted [individuals],” adding that, “The detainees were transferred to security centers to complete the investigations with them.”

Sa’adi also added, “Another force seized a cache of equipment near the vicinity of Mandali (9 km east of Baqubah).”
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Anbar Antics: 190+ die

2nd phase of Iraqi Fallujah offensive begins

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Saturday, that the Iraqi security forces launched the second phase of Fallujah liberation operations to free the city from the so-called ISIS control.

The leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This morning the second phase of the liberation operations of the city of Fallujah was started from the western axis towards Saqlawiyah vicinity,” adding that, “The security forces moved towards the village of al-Bakra and al-Shohada neighborhood in Saqlawiyah in northern Fallujah.”

Noteworthy, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Monday (23 May 2016), that the security forces had started military operations to liberate the city of Fallujah, while emphasized that ISIS has no choice but to flee from the battle.

80 ISIS Bad Guys die in airstrike near Ramadi

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A security source in Anbar Province revealed on Saturday, that more than 80 ISIS members were killed by an air strike on a tunnel belonging to the organization north of Ramadi.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aircraft bombarded a tunnel belonging to ISIS in Albu Bali area in Khalidiya Island north of Ramadi, killing 80 ISIS members.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The air strike was carried out based on accurate intelligence information.”

Iraqi forces liberate Bakara

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday, that the security forces had managed to liberate the village of al-Bakara north of the city of Fallujah.

The officials said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The Federal Police Command liberated the village of Bakara north of Sajar,” pointing out that, “The [security] forces are still advancing into their specified targets.”

Last week, Secretary-General of Badr Organization Hadi al-Ameri announced the complete liberation of the area of Sajar north of Fallujah in Anbar Province.

110 ISIS troops die in operations near al-Karma

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Saturday, Baghdad Operations Command announced, that 100 terrorists were killed and 2030 people were evacuated from the northern axis of Karma, while pointed out to the destruction of 39 hideouts belonging to the enemy.

The command said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces in the northern axis of Karma, Albu Shajal axis, al-Lahib, Jesr al-Tofaha axis, backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi, tribal fighters, al-Hashd al-Ashaeri, Army Aviation, Iraqi Air Force, international coalition aviation and artillery, managed in the past 24 hours to kill 110 terrorists and wound 20 others, as well as destroying 18 vehicles, including one booby-trapped vehicle.”

The statement added, “The operations also resulted in seizing an exclusive belt and materials, in addition to dismantling 535 improvised explosive devices and 20 houses,” pointing out that, “Three laboratories, two bulldozers and 39 hideouts were also destroyed during the operations.”

“The army’s 6th brigade and 14th infantry brigade evacuated 2030 people through safe havens,” the statement continued.

Iraqi forces destroy 2 VBIEDs near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi announced on Saturday, that the security forces destructed two vehicles south of Fallujah.

Mahalawi said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A force from Anbar Operations’ 8th brigade managed to destroy a booby-trapped vehicle and kill the two suicide bombers who were inside it using Russian cornet rockets,” pointing out that, “The vehicle tried to target the security forces in al-Hasa area south of Fallujah.”

Mahalawi added, “Another force managed to destruct a vehicle carrying a rocket and killed five ISIS members in al-Hasa south of Fallujah.”

Iraqi forces recapture al-Mukhtar

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – On Saturday the Federal Police Captain Lt. Gen. Raed Shaker Jawdat announced, that the Iraqi security forces managed to retake the village of al-Mukhtar north of Fallujah.

Jawdat said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The Federal Police forces managed, today, to liberate the village of al-Mukhtar located on the international highway road north of the city of Fallujah,” adding also that, “The [security] forces and supporting troops are advancing into the vicinity of al-Saqalawiya to liberate it from ISIS.”

Iraqi forces prepare to storm Fallujah from 4 directions

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Saturday, Fallujah Council in Anbar Province announced, that the joint forces are preparing to storm Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad) from four axes during the next few hours, in order to liberate it from the control of the so-called ISIS, while pointed out to the evacuation of 250 families from the northern and southern sides of the city.

The Council’s spokesman, Salam Ajami, said in in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The joint forces from the army, police and tribal fighters backed by the international coalition aviation are preparing to storm Fallujah from four axes in the next few hours, in order to liberate it from the ISIS control.”

Ajami added, “The security forces managed to evacuate 250 families, mostly women and children, from the southern sector of Amiriyah Fallujah and the northern axis of the city,” indicating that, “The joint security forces are advancing dramatically on the eastern side of the city.”

Iraqi forces control highway into Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Federal Police Command revealed on Saturday, that the Federal Police forces imposed its control on Fallujah highway in western Baghdad.

The official journalists with the Ministry of Defense also announced dismantling an armored car bomb in Fallujah, while indicated to the killing of a number of ISIS fighters in Albu Shajel axes.

The Federal Police Captain, Raed Shakir Jawdat, said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Federal Police forces imposed its control on Fallujah highway.”

Meanwhile, official journalist with the Ministry of Defense stated, “Baghdad Operations’ reconnaissance regiment found a booby-trapping laboratory and an armored car bomb in al-Karma City,” indicating that, “The car bomb was dismantled by the military engineering teams.”
Posted by: badanov || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [426 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  It appears from this map that the Iraqi troops are still outside the city and working their way toward the city limits.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 05/29/2016 13:18 Comments || Top||


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 6 die

2 die in bombing attack in northern Baghdad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Saturday, a source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced, that nine people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in northern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded near a popular market in al-Husseiniya area in northern Baghdad, killing two people and injuring seven others.”

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

1 dead in shooting in al-Sadr

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi police said on Saturday, that unidentified gunmen killed a civilian in al-Sadr City east of Baghdad.

The source, who requested anonymity, said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, unidentified militants opened fire against a civilian in the city of al-Sadr east of Baghdad, resulting in his immediate death,” adding that, “A security force transferred the dead body to the forensic medicine authority, while opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of the incident.”

1 dead in bomb attack in al-Dawanem

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source within the police force in Baghdad province said on Saturday, that six people had been either killed or injured in a bomb blast southwest of Baghdad.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This evening, an explosive device went off near a parking garage in the area of al-Dawanem, southwest of Baghdad, resulting in the death of one person and wounding five others,” noting that, “A security force rushed to the area of the incident and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for medical treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine authority, while imposed a security cordon around the area and prevented approaching it.”

2 Iraqi militiaman die in bombing in Mahmudiya District

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior announced on Saturday, that six members of al-Hashed al-Shaabi had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded on a civilian car carrying members of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Latifiya vicinity in Mahmudiya District in southern Baghdad, killing two members and wounding four others.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while cordoned off the area of the incident and barred approaching it.”
Posted by: badanov || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under:


Child rapist ISIS fighter who laughed about buying 'blue-eyed' sex slaves at market is captured
Green and blue-eyed girls fetch the most money at the bazaar, held in Iraq's second city Mosul

An ISIS rapist who was filmed laughing as he bartered for Yazidi women at a "slave market" has been captured by Iraqi Kurd forces, it has been reported.

The 2014 clip from Mosul, Iraq, shows the ISIS militant negotiating the price of the girls from the Iraqi ethnic minority with traders. Blue and green-eyed young girls fetch a higher price at what one of the men dubs "slave market day".

The footage begins with this man saying to the camera: "Today is the slave market day.

"Today is the day where this verse applies: 'Except with their wives and the (captives) whom their right hands possess, - for (then) they are not too be blamed'. He then adds: "Today is distribution day God willing. "Each one takes his share."

Now he has now been captured by Kurdish forces in Iraq, according to a pro-Kurdish Facebook page. His fate remains unclear - but is likely to be grim considering the number of female fighters in Kurd militias.
Almost as grim as it would be if he had been captured by Afghan wimmin...
He even appears to have shaved off his beard in order to pass as a civilian and escape capture.
What's the penalty for shaving off one's beard again?
Another man in the stomach-churning then says: "I swear man I am searching for a girl. I hope I find one."

The men cackle and then another says: "Today is the day of (female) slaves and we should have our share."

They then find a seller and begin bartering for girls. The trader says he is happy to sell his slave for a Glock pistol.

The girls are sold for up to the equivalent of $100 (ÂŁ62), however the buyers can be heard saying the price they are willing to pay depends on looks and that they will need to verify the girl is to their liking. One says he would need to check the teeth of the 15-year-old being auctioned, and explains: "If she doesn't have teeth, why would I want her?"

The video was shot in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in 2014, according to Al Aan TV - who translated the clip into English.
Posted by: Eohippus Snore8229 || 05/29/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [361 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Should first shave his beard........with Toro.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/29/2016 7:49 Comments || Top||

#2  First, slice his Achilles heal, so he can't run from his fate.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/29/2016 8:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Fetch the sickly T-72!
Posted by: Shipman || 05/29/2016 9:11 Comments || Top||

#4  let the Yazidi wymyns at him with sporks
Posted by: Frank G || 05/29/2016 10:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Yes turn him over to the women.
Just like in the "Handmaid's Tale" the women were called on to punish/execute those who committed crimes against women...tearing them to pieces with their bare hands
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 05/29/2016 10:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Bayonet circumcision. Cut it very short...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/29/2016 11:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Tie his privates to a tree with piano wire and stone him.
Posted by: gorb || 05/29/2016 12:23 Comments || Top||

#8  This man is already dead, it's just a matter of how many pieces he will be in by the time he stops breathing. Brings a smile to my face.
Posted by: Charles || 05/29/2016 19:59 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS Fights Rebels in North Syria
Fierce clashes between the ISIS group and rebels erupted in a town in northeastern Syria Saturday, a monitor and an activist said, after jihadists entered a Syrian opposition stronghold near Marea cutting a main supply route.

“Heavy clashes took place overnight between ISIS fighters and rebels inside the walls of Marea town,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, as the extremist group built on its most significant advance near the Turkish border in two years.

Early Saturday, ISIS fighters staged two suicide bombings targeting “opposition forces” near Marea using tanks and two car bombs, ISIS said via its news agency, Aamaq.

The advance has besieged more than 160,000 civilians are trapped and forced the evacuation of one of the few remaining hospitals in the area, run by the international medical organization Doctors Without Borders.

Following the suicide bombings, ISIS militants entered Marea and fighting began inside the town, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based opposition media outfit that tracks Syria’s civil war.

The territorial gains around the rebel strongholds of Marea and Azaz, north of Aleppo city, are a blow to the Syrian rebels, who have been struggling to retain a foothold in the region while being squeezed by opponents from all sides. They also demonstrated the ISIS group’s ability to stage major offensives and capture new areas, despite a string of recent losses in Syria and Iraq.

The ISIS offensive targeting Syrian opposition strongholds near the Turkish border began Thursday night.

On Friday, militants of the group captured six villages near Azaz, triggering intense fighting that trapped tens of thousands of civilians unable to flee to safety while Turkey’s border remains closed. A few hundred fled west to the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin.

People are “terrified for their lives,” the International Rescue Committee (IRC) said in a statement. The group said it has received confirmed reports that at least four entire families, including women and children, were killed Friday on the outskirts of the town of Azaz.

The IRC runs centers for both children and women in Azaz and provides clean water and sanitation to a camp supporting 8,500 people. More than half the camp’s population has fled to find safety elsewhere in the town, it said. The IRC also relocated its staff from the centers and camp to shelter to safer areas of Azaz until the situation enables them to return.

The U.N. refugee agency said it was “deeply concerned” about the fighting affecting thousands of vulnerable civilians.

“Fleeing civilians are being caught in crossfire and are facing challenges to access medical services, food, water and safety,” it said in a statement Saturday.

The advances brought the militants to within few kilometers of the rebel-held town of Azaz and cut off supplies to Marea further south. Marea has long been considered a bastion of moderate Syrian revolutionary forces fighting to topple President Bashar Assad.

Azaz, which hosts tens of thousands of internally displaced people, lies north of Aleppo city, which has been divided between a rebel-held east and government-held west.

A route known as the Azaz corridor links rebel-held eastern Aleppo with Turkey. That has been a lifeline for the rebels since 2012, but a government offensive backed by Russian air power and regional militias earlier this year dislodged rebels from parts of Azaz and severed their corridor between the Turkish border and Aleppo.

The predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), who are fighting for their autonomy in the multilayered conflict, also gained ground against the rebels.

In recent months, Syrian rebel factions in Azaz — which include mainstream opposition fighters known as the Free Syrian Army along with some ultraconservative insurgent factions — have been squeezed between ISIS to the east and predominantly Kurdish forces to the west and south, while Turkey restricts the flow of goods and people through the border.
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Kurds repel ISIS attack on Makhmur
[ARA News] ZAXO – The Peshmerga forces of Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday repelled an offensive by militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) near Makhmur district, according to military sources.

Peshmerga commander Serwan Barzani stated that five ISIS militants infiltrated into the Kuber-Makhmur area in a bid to launch suicide attacks on Peshmerga headquarters.

“Four of them were arrested before detonating their explosive belts, while the fifth terrorist bombed himself,” Barzani said in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

“One Peshmerga fighter was injured in the explosion, and his situation is stable now,” he added.
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Iraqi rebels pound Kurd civilian areas with artillery
[ARA News] ALEPPO – On Saturday, Syrian Islamist factions renewed their bombardment on the Kurdish district of Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo city, causing casualties among civilians.

At least four people were killed and over 15 others wounded, mostly women and children, after Syrian Islamist groups hit Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood with dozens of rockets and mortar shells, local activists told ARA News.

Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham and other Islamist factions participated in bombing the Kurdish district on Saturday.

A spokesman for the Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG)–that are in control of Sheikh Maqsoud–told ARA News that the shelling continued until Saturday evening, “causing mass destruction to residential buildings beside killing and wounding twenty civilians”.

“Some of the injured are in critical situation. Civil defense volunteers are still searching for survivors under the rubble,” Kurdish civil rights activist Rezan Hiddo told ARA News in Aleppo.

Am nasty International calls for blocking of arms to Islamists attacking Kurds in Aleppo
Amnesty International said that armed groups attacking the Kurdish neighbourhood of Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo since February have killed at least 83 civilians, and called on Turkey, Gulf states and others to stop the transfer of arms to the Aleppo Conquest operations room–an umbrella for Syrian Islamist rebels.

“Armed groups surrounding the Sheikh Maqsoud district of Aleppo city have repeatedly carried out indiscriminate attacks that have struck civilian homes, streets, markets and mosques, killing and injuring civilians and displaying a shameful disregard for human life,” Amnesty said last week.

The organization has gathered strong evidence of serious violations from eyewitnesses, and obtained the names of at least 83 civilians, including 30 children, who were killed by attacks in Sheikh Maqsoud between February and April 2016.

More than 700 civilians were also injured, according to the local field hospital. Video evidence shows artillery shelling, rocket and mortar attacks carried out by the Fatah Halab (Aleppo Conquest) coalition of armed Islamist groups in the area, targeting the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) controlling the district.

“The relentless pummelling of Sheikh Maqsoud has devastated the lives of civilians in the area. A wide array of armed groups from the Fatah Halab coalition has launched what appear to be repeated indiscriminate attacks that may amount to war crimes,” said Magdalena Mughrabi, interim Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International.

There are around 30,000 civilians living in Sheikh Maqsoud which is a predominately Kurdish part of Aleppo city.
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Turkey says 104 IS group militants killed in air and land strikes
[Al Ahram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
says U.S.-led coalition Arclight airstrikes and Turkish artillery fire against 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....
group in Syria have killed 104 bully boys.

Anadolu Agency says on Saturday said the strikes came late Friday, hours after rockets fired from Syria hit a southern Turkish town and maimed five people.

It said the Arclight airstrikes and artillery fire also destroyed 7 buildings used as IS group headquarters. The claim could not be independently verified, and Turkey has not explained how it can count casualties in Syria.

Cross-border fire from Syria has claimed 21 lives and maimed dozens of others in the border town of Kilis this year.

Authorities blame the attacks on IS group which has a presence in northern Syria. Turkey typically responds by shelling IS group positions.
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Clashes between IS group, Syria rebels kill dozens near Turkey
[Al Ahram] Fighting between IS group and Syrian rebels near the Turkish border has killed dozens of people in the last two days, as IS Lions of Islam keep up an offensive that has led to rapid territorial gains, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

Fighters from the Lion of Islam group entered the rebel-held town of Marea early on Saturday, using at least two boom-mobiles in the assault, and festivities continued later in the day, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

An advance by the jihadists on Friday that cut Marea off from another key myrmidon-held town, Azaz, was their biggest territorial gain in the northern province of Aleppo for two years, the Observatory said.

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....
has been battling rebel factions fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) since late last year, but festivities have intensified in recent weeks.

The fighting in the past two days has killed at least 27 civilians as well as 41 combatants, the Observatory said.

A US-led coalition carried out air raids on IS positions in one of the villages that the jihadists had captured from rebels, it said.

IS on Friday encroached from the east on a narrow area of rebel control connected to the Turkish border, through which the rebels have received support.

To the west of that rebel-held area is territory under the control of the Kurdish YPG militia and its allies, who have been fighting the rebels but also separately battling Islamic State.

One of the Kurdish-allied groups took over a village west of Marea on Saturday, apparently in a rare agreement with the FSA rebels, the Observatory reported.

The move could bring the Kurdish-allied group, Jaish al-Thuwwar, into confrontation with IS in the area. It also further erodes rebel control there from the west.

The United States is backing the YPG and its allies in an offensive against IS in the northern countryside of neighbouring Raqqa province, which is home to the group's de facto capital, Raqqa city.

Washington has also supported FSA factions.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi and Syrian Edtions
35 civilians wounded in CBR rocket artillery attack in Ninevah

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh Province revealed, that 35 civilians were wounded by an attack launched by ISIS using rockets containing chlorine gas in southern the province.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “Today, ISIS attacked Kahrez village in Zamar vicinity (45 km south of Nineveh) with more than ten rockets containing chlorine gas, wounding 35 civilians, mostly women and children.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The wounded were transferred to nearby hospitals to receive treatment.”

2 die in ISIS mortar attack near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The local council of Amiriyah vicinity in Anbar Province announced on Saturday, that 22 people, including women and children were either killed or wounded in a shelling conducted by the so-called ISIS while trying to escape in southern Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad).

The council’s member Sabah al-Eissawi said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS members targeted a number of civilian while trying to escape from the regions of Albu Shihab and Jamila in southern Fallujah, killing two women and injuring 20 people, including children and women.”

Eissawi added, “ISIS is taking the civilians as human shields and preventing them from leaving their areas in the southern sector of Fallujah, in addition to forcing a large number of residents to flee from Amiriyah to Fallujah.”

ISIS executes 4 in Raqqa

[ARA News] ERBIL – Exremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Saturday executed four Syrian men in the northeastern city of Raqqa on charges of spying for the US-led coalition.

The group released a video showing four young men, dressed in orange, allegedly confessing their involvement in communicating with the western coalition about ISIS movements inside Raqqa.

The victims, identified as Hamoud al-Hamoud, Ahmed Mardud, Ali al-Ali and Abdullah al-Khalaf, were beheaded by ISIS masked jihadis.

The video then shows life in Raqqa under ISIS, where a jihadi speaker stresses that life will continue in the territory of the alleged Caliphate despite the American and Russian military campaign against ISIS.

Syrian rebel punish civilians in Syria

[ARA News] The Kurds in Sheikh Maqsoud suffer from the absence of many services as a result of the blockade imposed by Islamist rebel groups on their district, mainly by the Nusra Front (al-Qaeda branch in Syria).

Speaking to ARA News, Luqman Ismail, one of the stranded citizens in Sheikh Maqsoud, said that electricity outage continues for nearly three years because of the barbaric bombardment led by Islamist rebels on the main network of power outside the district.

“These groups are apparently punishing the people of Sheikh Maqsoud for their support to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), who are engaged in fighting with Islamist rebels around the city of Aleppo,” he reported.

“People now depend on power generators that work only 4-5 hours per day. We also suffer from the lack of fuel to run these generators,” Ismail added.
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