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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [976 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Y!! M!! C!! A!!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/07/2016 3:41 Comments || Top||

#2  “Cocaine is a hell of a drug.” - Rick James
Posted by: Thor Elmusosing6094 || 06/07/2016 9:04 Comments || Top||

#3  rocky beaches
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2016 11:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Those beach cobbles can be tough on bare feet.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/07/2016 11:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Here, let me help you.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/07/2016 11:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Ah, interpretive dance.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/07/2016 13:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Equal time, and all of that.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/07/2016 14:01 Comments || Top||

#8  The perfect interpretive dance,
Performed, if you please, without pants,
Should circle the squares,
There to gape, unawares,
As you're picking their pockets for grants.

Tried for highbrow (seventh seal, surfin' with death...) but brain no workee.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/07/2016 19:42 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
11 ISIS militants killed, 14 wounded in Nangarhar operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 11 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 during the military operations 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 of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the turbans were killed during the operation, Shaheen-13, led by 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces.

According to a statement by MoD, the operations were conducted in Kot district where various villages have been cleared so far.

The statement further added that 14 ISIS turbans were also maimed during the operations and a vehicle belonging to the loyalists of the terror group was also damaged.

MoD also added that the operations are still underway in different parts of Kot district to clear the area from the turbans presence.

No further details were given regarding the casualties of the Afghan security personnel during the operations.

This comes as the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Sunday at least 18 loyalists of the terror group were killed and 11 others were maimed during an Arclight airstrike in Kot district.

Earlier, at least 9 ISIS loyalists were killed and 7 others were maimed during an operation in Bati Kot district of Nangarhar province.

Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Huge blasts followed by gunfire heard at AMISOM base near Marko city
News just in from the southern port city of Marko indicate that Huge blasts followed by gunfire heard at AMISOM base outside the town on Monday night.

Suspected Al shabaab fighters on foot are reported to have launched a massive bomb and gun attack on the AMISOM military base at Bufow area, around 6Km away from Marko town.

Residents say Al shabaab fighters have managed to enter the AMISOM base after blasting their way with car bomb explosion. Casualties of the attack are still sketchy.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [366 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  Using their own weapons against them?
Probably agitated about some video.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2016 10:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Interesting, but not very. Remember, it's Africa.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/07/2016 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Rather like car chases in L.A.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/07/2016 10:29 Comments || Top||

#4  The fields where the fervid are frothing;
The cops and the hopheads they're scotching;
Guerrillas and leakers
Or burglars and tweakers...
There's always a ghetto bird watching.

Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/07/2016 19:56 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Misratan commander killed as IS camp overrun
[Libya Herald] A top Misratan commander was shot and killed today by a sniper. Omar Al-Hassan of the 166 Brigade was hit by a single shot in what appears to have been an IS ambush to the south of Sirte .

Hassan’s brigade, backed by newly-arrived forces from Jufra overran the "Saad katiba" camp at Bohadi.

Hassan was one of at least two fighters to be killed today in the Bunyan Marsous operation against IS. Misrata Central Hospital reported it had received 20 maimed in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile it is being reported that hundreds of families in Sirte itself have been sending pleas for help. They said that the town was being "strangled" by IS. This apparently referred to preparations the Lions of Islam are making to withstand an assault.

It maybe however that some IS people are seeking to escape the town by heading south. It was being claimed today that six Sudanese, suspected of being IS members, had been placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in Hun.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Fighting between LNA and Derna mujahideen does not stop
[Libya Herald] Five soldiers from the Libyan National Army (LNA) have been killed in fighting east of Derna over the past two days between the LNA and mujahideen forces belonging to the Derna Revolutionaries Shoura Council (DRSC), according to the LNA front man Ahmed Mismari. However,
it was a brave man who first ate an oyster...
fighting ‐ at Al-Dahr Al-Ahmar, west of Derna on the road to Ain Mara ‐ stopped today for "strategic reasons," he added, claiming that the LNA had taken ground from what he described as "Al-Qaeda" forces.

The fighting had included air strikes by LNA jet fighters and helicopters, he said.

The LNA regularly describes the DRSC as Al-Qaeda.

A separate LNA source , however, said that seven of its soldiers had died in the past three days, another ten had been injured and one was missing in the fighting.

For its part, the DRSC counter-claimed, saying that on Saturday it had repulsed an LNA attack at Al-Dahr Al-Ahmar and managed to seize ammunition and vehicles. Today it claimed that last night, LNA aircraft bombed the Wadi Al-Naqa district some ten kilkomtres west of the cenre of Derna but caused no casualties.

Despite the festivities between the LNA and the DRSC, members of the Thinni government, which supports the former, have been in the town carrying out official duties without any apparent problems.

Yesterday, Thinni’s interior minister, Mohammed Fakhri, opened the Derna new offices of the security directorate. According to the Libyan news agency LANA based in Beida, the ceremony was attended by local police, army officers and members of the local council as well as by a number of members of the House of Representatives and local tribal elders.

Sunday also saw a visit by the head of the examinations board in the Thinni government’s education ministry. He inspected school buildings to see damage resulting from fighting in the town and met with local education officials to discuss the restoration of normal schooling.

LANA reported that the local officials accepted the legitimacy of the Thinni government.

Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Civilian killed as gunmen attack airport in Yemen’s Aden
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Suspected turbans attacked the airport in Yemen's government-held second city Aden on Monday sparking a firefight in which at least one civilian was killed, a security source said.

Around 20 gunnies stormed the main entrance road to the airport in the city's Khormaksar district, demanding the release of a fellow myrmidon of Western origin who was detained late last month.

Airport guards repulsed the attack after a 90-minute shootout, the source said, adding that the civilian was killed by a stray bullet.

The gunnies's leader told security forces he was a close relative of the detained jihadist, a Western national of Algerian origin.

The detained Westerner was among seven suspected members of the ISIS group whose arrest was announced by the authorities in Aden on May 28.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Taiz is Subjected to a Fourth Day of Rebel Bombing
The province of Taiz witnessed a bloody day yesterday when violent confrontations raged between legitimate forces, the national army and the Popular Resistance on one hand, and Houthi militias and forces loyal to the deposed president Ali Abdullah Saleh, on the other hand. These confrontations came amidst great progress made by the legitimate government’s forces on battle fronts through their confrontations with rebel militias.

National Army troops and the Popular Resistance managed to seize important sites and buildings that were under the rebel militias’ control. These include the house of Mohammed Abdullah Saleh, the brother of the ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh in the Thabat neighbourhood, east of the city of Taiz. The building was seized after the rebel militia fled from it. They also abandoned an International Medical Corps (IMC) building which allowed heroes from the Popular Resistance to seize it yesterday morning. It was previously a major obstacle to the legitimate government’s progress because a number of snipers belonging to the rebel militias had been stationed in it.

A spokesman for the military council in the Taiz governorate Colonel General Mansour Al-Hassani told Asharq Al-Awsat that “Houthi militia and forces loyal to the deposed president Saleh have been bombing Taiz with all types of heavy weapons for four days, and dozens of bombs fall on neighbourhoods and residential areas on a daily basis”.
Posted by: badanov || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Kazakh police kill 4 criminals, detain 7 in anti-terrorist raid in Aktobe
Following the attacks on arms shops and a military unit in the Kazakh northern city of Aktobe the police killed four criminals and detained seven others during an anti-terrorist operation, the spokesman for Kazakh Interior Ministry Almas Sadubayev said Sunday.

Sadubayev said that law enforcement services are currently working on tracking and detaining the rest of the attackers, Sputnik reported.

"During the anti-terrorist operation in Aktobe four criminals were killed and seven others were detained, including two injured. A set of operational and investigative measures to detain the rest of criminals is underway," Sadubayev told RIA Novosti.

Earlier in the day, a group of criminals attacked Pallada arms shop in Aktobe and killed a salesman and a security guard and injured three police officers. During the attack on Panther arms shop the criminals killed one customer and injured another one. The policemen, who arrived at the scene of events, killed three criminals and detained one.

According to Sadubayev, during the attack on the military unit, the criminals killed three servicemen and injured six others. The criminals used a captured shuttle bus to enter the unit.

"The guard on duty used the weapon and foiled the criminals' attempt to further penetrate into the unit's territory. With the help of the police one criminal was killed and another one was wounded and detained," Sadubayev said.

Earlier in the day, Sadubayev said that the attackers allegedly were radical followers of non-conventional religious movements.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:


Kazakhstan Manhunt after 'Terror' Shootings Kill Six
[An Nahar] Police in Kazakhstan were hunting for up to seven gunnies on Monday after a series of "terror" attacks that killed six people, the interior ministry said.

"We acknowledge this is an act of terror," said interior minister Kalmukhanbet Kasymov.

"We have moved to guard all (strategic) sites," he said Monday.

The bloodshed, which happened on Sunday, saw gunnies hijack a bus as part of attacks on two weapons stores and a military base in the western city of Aktobe.

The violence, which killed three civilians and three soldiers, sparked a massive police manhunt.

Eleven gunnies were killed by government forces in total with the interior ministry saying they were believed to be "religious radicals".

It was unable to confirm reports of a fresh Monday shootout just outside the city.

Kazakhstan's parliamentary speaker also on Monday classified the attacks that began on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan as "acts of terror".

Russian President Vladimir Putin
...Second and fourth President and sixth of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from polonium poisoning. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead...
's front man Dmitry Peskov said Russia was confident Kazakh security services are "effectively controlling" the situation in the country.

Currently the Kazakh government has given no details about which group may have been involved in the attacks.

Gun shops were shuttered in key cities across Kazakhstan Monday, local media reported, although the ministry said the situation in Aktobe was stable.

Despite increased security on the streets, public transport was operating as normal.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Ukraine arrests Frenchman for plotting attacks on Euro 2016
[Iran Press TV] Ukraine's intelligence agency has tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
a heavily-armed Frenchie allegedly accused of planning a string of terror attacks before and during the Euro 2016 football championship in La Belle France.

The Ukrainian state security service (SBU) made the announcement on Monday without identifying the name of the French man, saying he were tossed into the calaboose in late May on the border with Poland while carrying a huge arsenal of weapons for allegedly planning to perpetrate acts of terror in La Belle France.

Vasyl Grytsak, the SBU chief, said the 25-year-old man had made contact with gangs in Ukraine with the aim of buying weapons and explosives.

"He obtained five Kalashnikov rifles, more than 5,000 bullets, two anti-tank grenade launchers, 125 kilograms (275 pounds) of TNT, 100 detonators, 20 balaclavas and other things," he said.

Grytsak said the man had planned to conduct "15 terrorist strikes" on the eve and during the Euro soccer championship. The terrorist attacks included blowing up "a Moslem mosque, a Jewish synagogue, tax collection organizations, police patrol units and numerous other locations."
The Times of Israel adds:
The SBU said in a statement it had followed the man since December and allowed him to purchase the weapons before he was tossed in the clink
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
on the border between Ukraine and Poland last month.

Gregoire Moutaux was driven by ultra-nationalist views, and was was a confirmed Islamophobe and anti-Semite.
The man, later named as Gregoire Moutaux, was driven by ultra-nationalist views and planned 15 attacks on bridges, railways and other pieces of infrastructure for Euro 2016 that is to be held in La Belle France, the SBU said.

Moutaux was a confirmed Islamophobe and anti-Semite, and specifically wanted to targets mosques, synagogues, and "large crowds building up around Euro 2016," said the SBU.
And from Ynet:
"The Frenchie spoke negatively about his government's actions, mass immigration, the spread of Islam and globalisation, and also talked about plans to carry out several terrorist attacks," Gritsak said at a briefing.
More from Al Ahram:
The man has not been formally identified by French authorities, but he is believed to work for an agricultural cooperative inseminating cows in eastern La Belle France.

The employer of a man named in some media as the suspect told AFP he was an "exemplary employee".

A farmer who knows the man, but asked not to be named, said he regularly visited Ukraine.

"He told us he had a girlfriend in Ukraine and that he went to her place from time to time," the farmer said.

Grytsak said Ukrainian authorities suspected the French national was trying to obtain arms from unidentified groups in war-scarred eastern Ukraine.

"The Frenchie offered people with whom he was in contact (in the east) several thousand euros in order to have a Ukrainian citizen help him carry the load into Europe," he said. "We therefore believe that the Russian security services may have set him up."

Ukraine's eastern war zone has been awash with arms since an insurgency against the pro-Western government in Kiev erupted in April 2014.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
Iraq reinforces its troops on Makhmour front
[RUDAW.NET] The Iraqi government has sent fresh troops and armored vehicles to reinforce its troops near Makhmour in the Nineveh plains.Nineveh governor says that the new forces and supplies come on the heels of new victories by the Iraqi army in Fallujah 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....
(ISIS) in recent weeks.

"The arrival of these forces is aimed at reinforcing the Nineveh Operations Command under the command of General Najim Al-Jibouri. It is also to reinforce the 15th division and it’s an indication, it overlaps with the victories of our heroic forces in Anbar province and specifically in Fallujah. And this will overlap with the liberation of Nineveh governorate." Nawfal Hamadi Al-Sultan, governor of Nineveh said.

General Najim Al-Jibouri, operations commander of the Iraqi troops in the area the reinforcement will speed up the operation for djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
"The good signs have arrived, thank God, in the form of the 15th and 9th division and their heroes. God willing, salvation will reach Nineveh governorate (division) very soon. God willing, other forces are on the way too and there will be more frontlines open for the liberation of the city of Mosul, very soon, God willing."
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


10 ISIS militants killed by own bomb at Gayara weapons depot
[RUDAW.NET] 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....
(ISIS) weapons depot built by the group in the town of Gayara, in southern djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, was triggered by the group itself, killing 10 murderous Moslems, a Kurdish official has said.

"On Sunday, an ISIS weapons depot named Eastern Sulfur Factory in the town of Gayara was triggered by the group due to technical failures, killing 10 murderous Moslems," said Ismat Rajab, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) office in Mosul.

Rajab added that "12 others were maimed, and people in nearby areas were poisoned" by the effects of the kaboom and contaminated materials at the depot.

Rudaw cannot confirm what weapons were being manufactured or stored at the Eastern Sulfur Factory. However,
women are made to be loved, not understood...
ISIS has used chemical weapons such as mustard gas, which is the common name for sulfur mustard, against forces fighting the group, including the Peshmerga.

Gayara is an ISIS center for manufacturing bombs, and in the past Iraqi forces and warplanes from the US-led coalition have targeted many other weapons depots of the group in the town.

On May 22, Arclight airstrikes carried out by warplanes from the US-led coalition on Gayara killed 15 hard boyz including a big shot.

Further south, Iraqi forces continue advancing into the ISIS held town of Fallujah and the town is expected to be liberated soon, before the long anticipated battle for Mosul kicks off.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [394 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Really, don't you just hate when that happens. Only kidding.
Posted by: Steven || 06/07/2016 3:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Rajabadded that "12 others were maimed, and people in nearby areas were poisoned" by the effects of the kaboom and contaminated materials at the depot.

Contaminated materials eh ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/07/2016 3:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Nothing radioactive... probably.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/07/2016 10:33 Comments || Top||

#4  ISIS weapons depot named Eastern Sulfur Factory

Catchy name, that.

Real marketing prowess.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/07/2016 10:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Eastern Sulferous Baby Milk Factory
Posted by: Frank G || 06/07/2016 18:45 Comments || Top||


Iraqi forces find mass grave near Fallujah
[DAWN] Iraqi forces discovered a mass grave on Sunday after retaking an area from the hard boy Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) group near Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
where the bandidos gunnies are using thousands of civilians as human shields.

Growing numbers of families reaching camps south of Fallujah told horrific accounts of how IS shot at them as they fled, but there was still no escape for the tens of thousands believed trapped in the city centre.

In Saqlawiya, northwest of Fallujah, Iraqi forces found a burial site thought to contain the bodies of around 400 people, most of them soldiers executed by IS in 2014 and 2015.

"The security forces of the federal police, the army and the Hashed al-Shaabi found a mass grave in the Shuhada neighbourhood during a mine clearing operation," a police colonel said.

He said most of the victims, whose remains were being transferred for identification, appeared to have been shot in the head.

"The mass grave also includes civilians executed by ISIS (IS) on various charges such as spying or breaking the organization's rules," said Rajeh Barakat, a member of the provincial council of Anbar, where Fallujah is located.

Iraqi forces launched a vast operation on May 22-23 to retake Fallujah, which lies only 50 kilometres west of Baghdad and is one of the hard boys' most emblematic bastions.

The first phase of the operation was aimed at sealing the siege on the city by cutting the hard boy group's supply lines in outlying areas, including in Saqlawiya.
The Times of Israel has more anecdotes, including this:
Islamic State fighters are once again reported to be fleeing an area under siege -- by dressing up as women.

The semi-official Iranian Fars News Agency said on Monday that Iraqi security forces had jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
"a large number" of IS fighters as they hid among civilian refugees fleeing from Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
an Islamic State bastion now being contested by Iraqi troops.
There is a video of a pretty one at the Israel Times link. Enjoy!
Reports about Islamic State Death Eaters dressing up as women to flee danger have surfaced repeatedly over recent weeks.

One man said residents saw IS members shaving their beards Sunday for the first time, as they have done in the past to try to mingle with fleeing civilians when they are about to lose a town to the Iraqi forces.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


6 ISIS troops die in counterattack attempt in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – On Monday, a source in Salahuddin Operations Command revealed, that ten members of ISIS and the security forces had been either killed or wounded during the repulsion of an attack launched by ISIS in eastern Tikrit, while pointed out that ISIS launched another attack in northern Tikrit.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces managed to repel an attack launched by ISIS on the security forces’ defense lines in al-Zarka area in eastern Tikrit, resulting in the killing of 6 ISIS members and wounding of 4 members of the security forces.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “ISIS launched the attack while wearing the Iraqi army uniform.”
Posted by: badanov || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics: 30 die

Iraqi forces capture al-Yatama neighborhood

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday the leadership of al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced liberating an area in Amiriyah vicinity in southern Fallujah, while pointed out to the killing of dozens of ISIS members during the operation.

The commander of the 2nd regiment in Fallujah Shield brigade, Colonel Orans Mohamed al-Eissawi, said in an interview obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon the joint security force managed to liberate al-Yatama neighborhood area in Amiriyah vicinity, after fierce battles, resulting in the killing of dozens of ISIS members.”

Eissawi added, “The security forces were able also to destroy three booby-trapped vehicles and detonate a rockets launcher belonging to ISIS near the banks of the Euphrates River during the liberation battles,” pointing out that, “The liberation battles are still ongoing in the southwest axis of the city.”

30 ISIS Bad Guys die in airstrikes near Haditha

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The commander of al-Jazeerah Operations, Maj. Gen. Qasim al-Muhammadi, announced on Monday killing 30 ISIS elements in an aerial strike by the international coalition west of Ramadi.

Muhammadi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS gathered its elements in the city of Anah (190 km west of Ramadi) to carry out an offensive on Haditha City (30 km east of Anah),” adding that, “The international coalition aviation conducted air strikes on the [ISIS] masses, resulting in the death of 30 ISIS elements in addition to destroying 10 vehicles that had carried mono guns.”

“The air strikes foiled the ISIS attack on Haditha,” he added.
Posted by: badanov || 06/07/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 8 die

1 dead in bombing attack in Euphrates area

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior revealed on Monday, that three employees in Baghdad Health Directorate were either killed or wounded in the explosion of an adhesive improvised explosive device in western Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “An adhesive improvised explosive device emplaced under a vehicle carrying three employees in Baghdad Health Directorate exploded, at noon today, in Euphrates area in western Baghdad, killing one of them and wounding two others.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department.”

2 die in bomb attack in Shurgat al-Baya

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior announced on Monday, that seven people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “An improvised explosive device exploded, at noon today, near Shurgat al-Baya in southern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding five 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 carried out an operation to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”

2 die in bombing in al-Tarmiya


(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Monday, a source in the Ministry of Defense revealed, that 13 people were either killed or wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device in northern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, at noon today, near a market in al-Falahat area in al-Tarmiya District in northern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding 11 others.”

The source, who asked to be anonymous, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department.”

1 dead in bombing attack in al-Kera’iyat area

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

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “A bomb exploded, at noon today, near shops in al-Kera’iyat area in northern Baghdad, killing one person and wounding six others.”

The source, who asked to be anonymous, added, “A security force rushed to the incident area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while cordoned off the area and barred approaching it.”

2 die in bomb attack near al-Riyad

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior announced on Monday, that eight people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast southeast of Baghdad.

The source said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “An improvised explosive device exploded, at noon today, near al-Riyad popular market in Diyala Bridge area southeast of Baghdad, killing two people and injuring six others.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the incident area and evacuated the wounded to a nearby hospital and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department.”
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Suspect held over Jordan attack on intelligence agents
[IsraelTimes] Jordanian authorities have tossed in the clink
You have the right to remain silent...
a suspect accused of gunning down five intelligence agents on Monday in their office at a Paleostinian refugee camp.

"Investigations are under way but early indications are that this was an isolated and individual act," said government front man Mohammed Momani, announcing the arrest without identifying the suspect.

The gunman struck at Baqaa camp north of the capital early Monday -- the first day of the Moslem holy month of Ramadan -- in what Momani called a "terrorist attack."

The suspect expeditiously departed at a goodly pace after the killings.

A security source told AFP he was arrested later at a mosque in the Salt region north of Amman.

The suspect was armed and resisted arrest, the source said, adding that a police officer had been injured in the swoop.

No group has grabbed credit for the attack.

The five agents, who had been starting their shift, were buried later in the day in their home towns, with hundreds of members of the security services in attendance.
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#1  he was arrested later at a mosque

Probably not there for a 'confessional visit'.
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Palestinian Shot in Clashes with Israeli Forces Dies from Wounds
[An Nahar] A Paleostinian maimed during festivities with Israeli soldiers escorting Jewish pilgrims at a holy site in the occupied West Bank died from his injuries on Monday, the Paleostinian health ministry said.

Jamal Dweikat, 20, was shot in the head on Friday near Joseph's Tomb on the outskirts of Nablus. The tomb is the site of regular festivities.

Many Jews believe the tomb holds the remains of the biblical patriarch Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob. Paleostinians believe an Islamic holy man, Sheikh Yussef (Joseph) Dweikat, was buried there two centuries ago.

It is located in the northern West Bank in an area under Paleostinian security control.

Once per month, the Israeli army authorizes visits to the tomb by Jewish pilgrims, carried out at night. Hundreds visited overnight Thursday to Friday, provoking another round of festivities.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Seven ISIL terrorists militants killed in Turkish, coalition strikes
Seven terrorists militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), who were preparing to stage a rocket attack on Turkey, were killed on June 5 in Turkish shelling and airstrikes by the U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition, according to military sources.

Radars on the border detected ISIL terrorists militants in the Kaferve and Kalbayn regions of northern Syria as they were preparing for a rocket attack targeting the country’s southeast. Turkish artillery units shelled ISIL targets across the border while the U.S.-led coalition warplanes conducted two separate airstrikes targeting the region.

According to initial examinations, seven ISIL terrorists militants were killed along with their weapon systems ready for attack. A hardened defense site belonging to the jihadist group was also destroyed.

Since mid-January, ISIL militants have been targeting Turkish towns and cities on the Syrian border, especially Kilis, with indiscriminate rocket fire. Since then ISIL’s rocket attacks have claimed the lives of 21 people in Kilis, including eight Syrians. Recently, five people were injured on May 27 when ISIL militants conducted a rocket attack targeting Kilis, 20 days after the last such attack by the jihadist group targeting the province.
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Syrian regime forces continue push into ISIS-held Raqqa province
[RUDAW.NET] Syrian soldiers backed by Russian Arclight airstrikes continued their advance towards 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....
s’ (ISIS) stronghold city of Raqqa on Monday as the group comes under pressure from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Manbij.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor group reported that Syrian special forces, known as ’Desert Hawks’, are approaching the Tabqa airbase, lost to ISIS in August 2014.

The Syrian military is approximately forty kilometers upstream of the Euphrates River from the city of Raqqa.

The beginning of the offensive last Wednesday marked the first time that the Syrian military has had a presence on the ground in Raqqa province since the loss of al-Tabqa airbase.

As of Monday 70 ISIS Death Eaters and nine Syrian soldiers have been killed as part of this offensive.

It comes shortly after the Kurdish-led SDF launched an offensive to capture parts of the northern Raqqa province countryside late last month and shortly after they launched another offensive to capture the ISIS-held town of Manbij.

The SDF offensives are being backed by US-led coalition Arclight airstrikes while the Syrian military offensive into Raqqa is backed by Syria’s "Russian friends", as the country’s official SANA news agency phrased it.

Recapturing Tabqa airbase, which is also situated near the Tabqa Dam, is a key goal of this Syrian offensive.

The SDF also hope to capture Tabqa as part of their offensive given its strategic significance and proximity to ISIS’s Raqqa stronghold.

This Syrian offensive constitutes the most significant action Damascus has taken against ISIS since it recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from the group, late last March.
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US-backed Syria force closes in on Manbij
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] US-backed Syrian fighters have surrounded the ISIS-held city of Manbij from three sides as they press a major new offensive against the forces of Evil near the Turkish border, a front man for the fighters said on Monday.

But in a sign of the difficulty world powers have faced in building a coalition to take on the self-declared caliphate, the slow pace of a separate assault by the Iraqi army on a bully boy bastion near Baghdad caused a rift between the Shi’ite-led government and powerful Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia.

The simultaneous assaults on Manbij in Syria and Falluja in Iraq, at opposite ends of ISIS territory, are two of the biggest operations yet against ISIS in what Washington says is the year it hopes to roll back the caliphate.

The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), including a Kurdish militia and Arab allies that joined it last year, launched the Manbij attack last week to drive ISIS from its last stretch of the Syrian-Turkish frontier. If successful it could cut the bully boys’ main access route to the outside world, paving the way for an assault on their Syrian capital Raqqa.

Last week Iraqi forces also rolled into the southern outskirts of Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
an holy warrior stronghold 750 km down the Euphrates River from Manbij just an hour’s drive from Baghdad.

The SDF in Syria are backed by US air strikes and a small contingent of American special forces. The Iraqi army is also backed by US air power, as well as by powerful Iran-backed Shi’ite militia led by politicians who have emerged as rivals of Prime Minister Haider Abadi.

In Syria, the government of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
also launched a separate offensive last week against ISIS, with Russian air support.

The assaults by ISIS’ disparate enemies on a variety of fronts have put unprecedented pressure on the group, although its fighters have put up strong resistance so far.

The offensives have also put large numbers of civilians in fresh peril. The United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
estimates 50,000 civilians are trapped in Iraq’s besieged Fallujah, and more than 200,000 are at risk of being displaced by fighting around Syria’s Manbij.

RACE TO RAQQA
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that reports on the war, said the US-backed forces in northern Syria had cut the road north from Manbij to ISIS-held Jarabulus at the Turkish border.

Sharfan Darwish, front man for the SDF-allied Manbij Military Council, said the US-backed alliance had advanced to within 6 km (4 miles) of Manbij, and the attack was going to plan. More than 150 forces of Evil had been killed, with 50 of the bodies in SDF hands, he said.

Homes being used by ISIS members were now empty as they had left with their families, he said: "They took everything they could and left the city."

Rooters was unable to verify the account, and ISIS fighters could not be reached.

The SDF included the commander of one of the groups, Faysal Abu Layla of the Sun of the North Battalions, who died of wounds caused by a mortar bomb, Darwish said.

The Observatory said said 56 ISIS members and 19 SDF fighters had been killed so far. It also said ISIS fighters had sent their families out of Manbij, but did not confirm Darwish’s account that fighters themselves had left.
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#1  A good source of info on this can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/r/syriancivilwar/

I turned your URL into a clickable link, Ducatisi. In future you can do this yourself. Just write a word or phrase of text in the comment box, highlight it, then click on the icon below of the little world sitting on top of a bit of chain. A drop-down box will appear for the URL.
Posted by: Ducatisi || 06/07/2016 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like the anti-ISIS factions are finally getting it together. A three front series of assaults - one on Falluja by the Iraqis, one on Manbij by Kurds and one by US backed Syrians and on push toward the south of Raqqa by the Syrian Army is keeping the ISIS folks pinned and preventing them from reinforcing across the line.
Posted by: Tennessee || 06/07/2016 10:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Put them all to the sword, then burn their nests.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/07/2016 10:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Interesting link, Ducatisi -- thanks!
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2016 14:29 Comments || Top||


SDF and Syrian gov't forces continue pincer movement toward Manbij
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The SDF are now advancing on Manbij, 155 kilometers (72 miles) to the northwest of Raqqa, as Syrian government forces backed by Iranian, Lebanese and Russian firepower, advance on the IS capital from the south. It is unclear whether the twin offensives were coordinated.

Pro-government forces reached within 40 kilometers (25 miles) of the Tabqa Air Base, to the west of Raqqa, according to the Observatory. ISIS Lions of Islam captured the base from the government in 2014, killing scores of captured soldiers. The media arm of Leb’s Hezbollah group, which is fighting alongside government forces, said the Syrian army took a small village 50 kilometers (31 miles) to the southwest of Tabqa air base.

The twin offensive on ISIS-strongholds in Syria coincides with a military operation in neighboring Iraq on Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
one of the most important cities still held by the holy warrior group.

Government and Russian Arclight airstrikes meanwhile killed at least 23 people in opposition-held parts of Aleppo, once Syria’s largest city and former commercial capital, activists said, and killed or maimed dozens more in Idlib, a rebel-held city in the country’s northwest.

The Civil Defense, a first responder group that operates in rebel-held areas, reported 50 Arclight airstrikes in Aleppo on Sunday. The Local Coordination Committees, an activist network, said the strikes killed at least 30 people. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the toll at 23.

Activists reported that a war plane crashed south of Aleppo. It was not immediately clear whether the plane had malfunctioned or had been shot down, according to the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group.

The activist Local Coordination Committees network said rebels shot the plane down near Khalasa, where a coalition of opposition fighters and al-Qaeda linked turbans have eroded government control over the past two months.
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#1  Shouldn't it be "SDF and OTHER Syrian gov't forces"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/07/2016 15:37 Comments || Top||


Khirbet Daoud IS Cell Confesses to Assassination and Terror Acts
[An Nahar] 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....
group cell that was incarcerated
Please don't kill me!
last week in Khirbet Daoud in Akkar confessed to have carried out several sniper operations against military vehicles, in addition to the liquidation of Badr Eid in 2015, al-Joumhouria daily reported on Monday.

One of the detainees, Jassem Saadeddine confessed to the liquidation of Badr Eid, the brother of late MP Ali Eid, in 2015 in an armed ambush on the al-Kwaykhat-al-Hisa road in Akkar, said the daily.

Members of the cell admitted to have targeted military vehicles with sniper operations, in addition to shooting an Information Branch first adjutant.

The cell was able to carry out several operations over a four-year period without being caught by police, added the daily.

On Sunday, the army was able to clamp down on another cell in the eastern town of Majdal Anjar, where it arrested two suspects and seized a quantity of weapons including an boom belt.

The raid targeted a farm where Syrians are residing and two houses belonging to members of the Khanjar family, reports said.

The army and security forces have in recent days arrested numerous terror suspects, amid warnings of a possible attack in the country.
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Veteran Hizbullah Commander Killed in Aleppo Province
[An Nahar] Veteran Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
military commander Al-Sayyed Khalil Ali al-Sayyed Hassan has been killed in festivities in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, media reports said on Monday.

The pro-Hizbullah South Leb news portal confirmed the reports, describing al-Sayyed Hassan as a "martyr leader" who hailed from the southern town of Aitaroun.

He was killed "performing his sacred jihadi duty in the confrontation against the mercenaries of blasphemy and Wahhabism," the website added, saying he will be laid to rest in his hometown on Tuesday afternoon.

Media reports said the slain commander belonged to Hizbullah's first generation of operatives.

"He had been a field commander in Aleppo since Hizbullah began its participation in the battles in Aleppo's countryside, where he shuttled among several fronts," the reports said.

"Al-Sayyed Khalil took part in landmark Hizbullah operations against the Israeli occupation of south Leb," the reports added.

Since Hizbullah joined Syria's conflict in 2012 to support Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
's regime, it has lost several prominent members in combat. More than 1,000 of its foot soldiers have been killed in the Syria war, which began in 2011, compared to the 1,276 fighters killed during its 18-year guerrilla war with Israeli forces that occupied southern Leb until 2000.

Last month, Hizbullah said its top military commander Mustafa Badreddine was killed by artillery shelling carried out by "takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
groups" near the Syrian capital Damascus.

Ali Fayyad, better known as Abu Alaa Bosna, who led some of Hizbullah's military operations in Leb, Syria, Iraq and Bosnia was killed in February during battles with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group near the town of Khanaser in Aleppo.

And Hassan Hussein al-Haj, a top Hizbullah commander, was killed in October while fighting al-Qaeda-linked fighters in the northwestern province of Idlib. A week later, his replacement, Mahdi Hassan Obeid, was killed during fighting in the same province.

Another senior military officer, Fawzi Ayoub, a dual Lebanese-Canadian citizen who was wanted by the FBI on charges of trying to use a forged U.S. passport to enter Israel, was killed in May in Aleppo, reportedly in an ambush by Western-backed rebels.
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#1  Now having shuttled off his mortal coil perhaps they will name a community toilet in his honor.
Posted by: Steven || 06/07/2016 3:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Meanwhile, soldier ants install new leadership and drag the deceased away, whilst the labor of millions of worker ants continues without interruption.

The strategy of attacking 'eaches' vs ideology is dreadfully flawed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/07/2016 3:38 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
US fighter jets bomb 16 more IS targets in Syria, Iraq -US admiral
[Ynet] ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN,- US Navy fighter jets flying from an aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea bombed 16 new 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....
targets in Iraq and Syria on Monday.

Now in their fourth day, the strikes from the Mediterranean have opened a new front in the US air campaign against the turban group.

"We're getting the job done," Rear Admiral Bret Batchelder, commander of the USS Harry S. Truman strike group, told news hounds on the ship as the strikes were being conducted.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edtion
ISIS executes 11 in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Monday, Nineveh Provincial Council revealed, that the so-called ISIS had executed eleven people in Mosul while trying to flee from the areas controlled by the organization toward the areas south of Mosul.

The member of Nineveh Provincial Council Ali Khodier said in an interview obtained by IraqiNews.com, “ISIS executed 11 people in Mosul, while trying to flee from the areas controlled by ISIS toward the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Makhmur axis south of Mosul.”

Khodier added, “ISIS members executed the eleven people in front of their families in order to provoke fear among them.”
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