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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2016 00:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [904 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The queen of the Ready Reserves,
Sandwina worked down at the wharves;
Now, per prior service,
She shirks at the circus,
Just juggling a trio of dwarves.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/16/2016 9:10 Comments || Top||

#2  *Boggle*
Posted by: Pappy || 06/16/2016 13:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Cookie setting
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/16/2016 21:40 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Local Gunmen Murder Ghor Woman in Open Trial
Police in the western province of Ghor have said that local armed men in Feroz Koh city of the province have allegedly killed a woman on charges of escaping from home.

The incident happened on Monday after the armed men allegedly took the victim from her house and shot her.

Meanwhile, women's rights activists have said that the incident was tragic and that the legal and judicial bodies must step up efforts to prosecute the criminals who murdered the woman.

The victim who is known as Aziz Gul was engaged to a man two years ago but it was called off.

"When the police heard about the incident, the police department swiftly took action and reached the village where the incident happened. But when the police reached the village, they had already buried the body. Investigations have been launched into the issue.

We have arrested one person in connection with the incident, however the main killer is on the run," said Abdul Hadi Chehel Ghori, head of the crime department of the Ghor police department.

"Such cases must be referred to the court so that the court can decide, but not to illegal courts," AIHRC official in Ghor Farida Naseri said.

"Our expectations from the legal and judicial organs is for them to ensure the trial of perpetrators involved in such cases, so that it can be a lesson to others," Naseri said.

Reports indicate that the police department in Ghor has arrested a man on charges of plotting the murder. However, the main criminals are still on the run.

Rights groups have expressed shock over the tragic incident.

The provincial office of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has condemned the incident as an unforgivable crime.

The Taliban and illegal armed groups have often been blamed for open trails in the country.

Video report at the link
Posted by: badanov || 06/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:


21 ISIS loyalists killed in latest operations in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 21 loyalists of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in the latest operations conducted in East of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the operations were conducted jointly by the Afghan ground and Air Forces in 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.

MoD further added taht the loyalists of the terror group were targeted in the restive Achin district which was once a stronghold of the terror group in Nangarhar.

The loyalists of the terror group have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as at least 15 loyalists of the terror group in separate Arclight airstrikes carried out in Achin district earlier.

Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Slats Chumbaloni was staring into a hole that was just .45 inch in diameter and was less than three feet from his face ...
provincial governor’s front man, Ataullah Khogyani, said at least 10 ISIS loyalists were killed in a drone strike in Achin district late on Monday night.

The Afghan forces as well as the US forces are regularly targeting the loyalists of the terror group in this province in a bid to curb their activities.

The Afghan government earlier a strategy to fight the loyalists of the terror group in Afghanistan.

In the meantime, the US forces stepped up Arclight airstrikes against the ISIS loyalists earlier this year after they were granted more authorities by President Barack Obama
I am not a dictator!...
The increased raids against ISIS loyalists followed amid concerns that they are attempting to expand foothold in the country besides attempting to consolidate operations with the terror group in Iraq and Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Govt official killed in Mogadishu attack
Unidentified Unknown gunmen on Sunday killed a senior Somali intelligence officer in a drive-by shooting in Hamarweyne district, Mogadishu, a witness said. Gunmen in a private Rickshaw have opened fire at the vehicle of Abdullahi Ibrahim Isbimo, killing him on the spot. One of the security guards of the slain official was also killed in the attack.

The drive-by-shooting attack took place at Salam village in Dharkenley district in the early hours on Wednesday morning, according to the eyewitness who spoke to Radio Shabelle by phone. The Gunmen later escaped from the scene. Security forces have arrived at the scene and are carrying out investigation to find out the culprits.

No group has by far claimed the responsibility for the attack.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Libyan Forces Say ISIS Attacks Deterred in Battle for Sirte
Forces backed by Libya’s unity government said on Wednesday they had consolidated positions on the edge of Sirte, repelling sniper, tank and mortar attacks as they seek to dislodge ISIS militants from its North African stronghold.

Fighting resumed on Wednesday near Sirte’s port, which government-backed forces captured last week. Security sources also reported intense clashes in the “700” neighborhood and around the Ouagadougou conference hall, just south of a 5 km by 5 km area still controlled by ISIS.

The campaign in Sirte is led by brigades from the western city of Misrata that are aligned with Libya’s U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). They launched a counter-attack against ISIS just under a month ago, rapidly taking back positions on the coastal road west of Sirte and advancing to the outskirts of the city.

In their statement on Wednesday, the brigades said they had “resisted ISIS attacks that used mortar fire and tanks backed by snipers positioned on tall buildings”.

They said they had been working to clear areas now under their control from mines and explosives and were preparing to launch a radio broadcast that would “respond to the widespread lies and deceptions of Daesh (ISIS)”.

Five brigade members were killed and more than 30 wounded on Tuesday, officials said. More than 120 have died in the past month’s fighting, with more than 500 wounded.

The brigades say they have inflicted heavy losses on Islamic State, though the militant group is still thought to have hundreds of fighters inside Sirte.

Most of Sirte’s residents have fled, with dozens more families leaving the city last week as the GNA-backed forces advanced.

The GNA is meant to replace two competing governments that were set up in Tripoli and eastern Libya in 2014 during a conflict between loose alliances of rival armed factions.

ISIS took advantage of the political turmoil to start building a presence in Libya the same year. It took full control of Sirte in 2015, but has struggled to retain territory elsewhere in the country.

The GNA has been gradually trying to extend its authority since arriving in Tripoli in March.

Western powers see the GNA as the best chance of uniting Libya’s factions and defeating ISIS, and have been providing intelligence assistance to the brigades advancing on Sirte.
Posted by: badanov || 06/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Seems the Libyans could use air support more than intelligence assistance.
Posted by: Eohippus Snore8229 || 06/16/2016 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Three carrier groups in the Med might be a harbinger.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/16/2016 9:03 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Yemen govt: Kuwait talks may end up to nothing
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Abdullah Alimi, head of the Yemeni government advisory delegation in Kuwait, warned over "politic of procrastination and waste of time by the Militias delegation, expressing his "fear that the consultations devolve into a mirage.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shouting match, a new, even louder, voice was to be heard...
UN Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, resumed his separate meetings with the delegations of the government and the militias in the peace consultations in Kuwait.

Earlier he said that Yemen's warring parties have discussed forming military and security committees to oversee a transition period aimed at ending 14 months of fighting,

"Discussions continued on security and military issues, including the details of military and security committees," Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in a statement early Wednesday.

The UN envoy had tried to push the two sides to release half of all their prisoners before the Moslem fasting month of Ramadan, which began on June 6. The main sticking point in talks remains the form of the government that would oversee a transition back to normality once a peace deal is reached.

One of the main obstacles, according to sources, is the rebels attempts to undermine the international legitimacy of President Hadi’s government.

On Tuesday, the Envoy halted the submitting a roadmap to resolve the war-torn country's crisis. according to a source close to the Yemeni governmental delegation in the Kuwait talks.

The delay is due to "the [Houthi] rebels' intransigent stance which their last statement has revealed and which took negotiations back to square one," a source said.

The source added that the "rebels' statement, which was issued two days ago and which came following the return of their delegation head Mohammad Abdelsalam from Saada, reflects the true stance of the rebellious Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
movement as it shows it's not serious about the consultations despite the efforts exerted by the U.N. and the countries sponsoring the political settlement process."

Both rival delegations - on one side the Iranian-backed Houthi militias, and on the other the internationally recognized government of President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi - had both received a copy of the roadmap and discussed it with their leaders.

On Monday, the UN's envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, met with members from the delegations attending the Kuwait peace talks to discuss security measures.

Ahmed was to present a three-point plan to the parties negotiating an end to the war, which began in late March last year and has led to the deaths of thousands.

The first component of the proposal will reportedly involve preliminary procedures, most significant of which is the annulment of the "Constitutional Declaration" enacted by the Houthi militias in February 2015, and reverse every subsequent change in state institutions as a result.

The second component involves the setting up of an internationally-backed military council consisting of military leaders who have not been involved in the war. It will also include the withdrawal of forces from Area A, which includes the capital Sanaa and the security belt around it, and the return of the government to the capital within two months.

According to the terms of the deal, when the Houthi militias withdraw from Sanaa and handing over their weapons, a national unity government will be formed, and it will issue a general amnesty and start a process of reconciliation.

The third component foresees a two-year transition period which will see the resumption of a political process.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Forget it, Jake. It's Arabia.
Posted by: Eohippus Snore8229 || 06/16/2016 7:19 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
‘Islamic Refugee’ With Gas Pipeline Plans Arrested in New Mexico
[JUDICIALWATCH.ORG] Police in a U.S. town bordering Mexico have apprehended an undocumented, Middle Eastern woman in possession of the region’s gas pipeline plans, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. Authorities describe the woman as an “Islamic refugee” pulled over during a traffic stop by a deputy sheriff in Luna County, New Mexico which shares a 54-mile border with Mexico. County authorities alerted the U.S. Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) has been deployed to the area to investigate, sources with firsthand knowledge of the probe confirm.

The gas pipeline plans in the woman’s possession include the Deming region, law enforcement sources say. Deming is a Luna County city situated about 35 miles north of the Mexican border and 60 miles west of Las Cruces. It has a population of about 15,000. Last year one local publication listed Deming No. 1 on a list of the “ten worst places” to live in New Mexico due to high unemployment, poverty, crime and a horrible public education system. The entire region is a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), according to the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center due to the large amounts of methamphetamines, heroin, cocaine and marijuana smuggled through the state by Mexican traffickers. Specifically, the renowned Juárez and Sinaloa cartels operate in the area, the feds affirm in a report.

Judicial Watch has broken a number of stories in the last few years about Mexican drug traffickers smuggling Islamic terrorists into the United States through the porous southern border. Last summer high-level sources on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border offered alarming details about an operation in which cartels smuggle foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small Texas rural town near El Paso. Classified as Special Interest Aliens (SIA) by the U.S. government, the foreigners get transported to stash areas in Acala, a rural crossroads located around 54 miles from El Paso on a state road – Highway 20. Once in the U.S., the SIAs wait for pick-up in the area’s sand hills just across Highway 20.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [314 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Do you know the way to San Jose?

Follow pipeline 14782N and take a left at Albuquerque.
Posted by: Eohippus Snore8229 || 06/16/2016 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah, these observers of the "Religion of Peace" are such a fun-loving group (sarc).
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/16/2016 8:02 Comments || Top||

#3  The 'Stainless Steel Cylinders' from yesterday's article concerned me some, but don't know the full story.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/16/2016 9:27 Comments || Top||

#4  and never will with this regime
Posted by: Frank G || 06/16/2016 11:40 Comments || Top||

#5  No big deal - happens all the time I'm sure. How 'bout those Penguins!
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/16/2016 12:58 Comments || Top||

#6  The 'Stainless Steel Cylinders' can easily be Thermos-like containers for water. NM is hot for Border walkers this time of year.

Of course they could also be nuclear material containment devices to be used with the intent of a gas explosion as a distribution mechanism for the material (a marvelous distraction really, pipeline damage at a critical juncture which cannot be repaired due to toxic debris).

Or a water bottle packed with mine tailings from Chernobyl or some such.

Critical details like size, purpose and intent are unlikely to be published. Could be she's an apprentice pipefitter on the way to a repair with oxy/acl.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/16/2016 14:06 Comments || Top||


Denton, TX police arrest man at courthouse for making terroristic threats
[DentonRecord-Chronicle]
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Updated 2:31 p.m.
On his Facebook page, Peshwaz Azad Waise writes that he attended Chantilly High School in Chantilly, Va., and graduated from George Mason University in 2010. He lists Washington, D.C., as his current residence. In a brief video on YouTube, he says he supports renewable energy.
Texas is quite a distance to go to hand out Korans...I wonder if he's a registered Democrat?
Updated 1:35 p.m.
The Denton Police Department issued this news release on the arrest of Peshwaz Azad Waise this morning.

The Denton Police Department is currently working a terroristic threat offense that occurred this morning. A lone male suspect has been placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
and taken to the Denton Police Department jail. The suspect’s vehicle remains at the scene at this time. Due to the nature of the threat, we are taking extra precautions prior to impounding his vehicle.

Denton police were responding to a call for service last night. While in transit to the location, responding officers were contacted by 28 year old Peshwaz Azad Waise. He was speaking irrationally and making comments about God and Allah. The officers continued on to the original call for service, as Peshwaz was not in violation of any law.

University of North Texas Police later responded to a disturbance at the IHOP restaurant on the southeast side of their campus. Upon arrival, they spoke with Peshwaz who was still speaking irrationally. He was issued a notice of trespass and instructed to leave UNT property.

Sometime later, Peshwaz showed up at the Center for Women at 207 N. Bonnie Brae. He went inside and began insisting they take the Koran from him. He told them to give the Koran to the chaplin or chapel "or die." He left prior to law enforcement arriving.

Peshwaz later arrived at the Denton County Court House at 1415 E. McKinney. He went inside and was stopped at the security checkpoint. He told security officers he was "the King."

Sheriff’s Office deputies were summoned and they escorted him outside the building. While being detained, Peshwaz became agitated and said, "I’m imposing the death penalty (on the officers who were dealing with him.)" He later told them, "Anybody who touches me is going to bleed."

Denton Police officers obtained an arrest warrant for terroristic threat for Peshwaz. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Denton City Jail. He remains in jug at this time.

He has not yet been arraigned. His vehicle, a silver Nissan Versa, is being processed in the parking lot of the court house for precautionary reasons.

The investigation is ongoing.

***

Peshwaz Azad Waise, 28, was arrested Wednesday morning at the Denton County Courthouse on East McKinney Street on charges that he made terroristic threats. Police took him into custody after he entered the courthouse and expressed the desire to distribute Korans to county officials.

The Koran is the holy book of the Moslem faith.

The incident began shortly after 8 a.m. when police were called to another location, 207 N. Bonnie Brae Street, where Waise allegedly threatened someone, according to Denton police front man Orlando Hinojosa.

Waise left the scene before police arrived and drove to the courthouse. Hinojosa said Waise passed security and attempted to give Korans to judges in the courthouse.

Waise was arrested and taken to Denton City Jail. Denton Police is leading the investigation. Officers used a robot to check the suspect's car for explosives, but found none.
The Dallas-Ft. Worth NBC station reports that the gentleman is Iraqi. It's Ramadan, and possibly he is also nuts -- he's the right age for schizophrenia to blossom, and this is the behaviour of someone whose feet are firmly in the clouds, not someone planning a massacre.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sheriff’s Office deputies were summoned and they escorted him outside the building. While being detained, Peshwaz became agitated and said, "I’m imposing the death penalty (on the officers who were dealing with him.)" He later told them, "Anybody who touches me is going to bleed."

A Mel Gibson impersonator?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/16/2016 14:10 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi top commander dies in sniper attack in Mosul
A senior Iraqi commander was killed by sniper fire from ISIS militants near the northern ISIS-held city of Mosul, the extremist group’s main bastion in Iraq.

The U.N. refugee agency warned that thousands of civilians have been newly displaced from that area.

Iraq’s Defense Ministry said late Tuesday that Brig. Ahmed Badr al-Luhaibi, the commander of Brigade 71st of Division 15, was killed by a sniper during an operation to retake a village south of Mosul.

The statement lauded al-Luhaibi as a “knight” and said his death would “increase our determination to clear” the entire province of Nineveh, where Mosul is the provincial capital, of ISIS militants.

ISIS group captured Mosul — Iraq’s second-largest city —during their June 2014 attack that took hold of large swathes of northern and western Iraq and also almost a third of neighboring Syria. The city, about 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, became also the largest city in the extremist group’s self-declared caliphate on the territories the militants control.

Along with a major offensive to retake Fallujah, a city in western Anbar province, Iraqi troops have this week resumed small-scale operations to drive ISIS militants out of areas to the south and southeast of Mosul.

In late March, government forces backed by airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition launched a military operation aimed at clearing areas between Makmour and the adjacent Qayara areas outside of Mosul, to the east of the Tigris River, and to cut one of the supply lines to the nearby ISIS-held Shirqat area.

But retaking Mosul itself is not likely to come anytime soon.Iraqi and U.S. officials have refrained from giving a specific time for a Mosul operation, saying it would take many months to prepare Iraq’s still struggling military. Some of the U.S. and Iraqi officials have said it may not even be possible to retake it this year, despite repeated vows by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The UNHCR said on Tuesday the fighting outside Mosul has displaced over 14,000 Iraqis since March. Of that number, more than 8,000 people left from villages east of the Tigris, putting additional pressure on existing camps for refugees and the displaced.

Since April, 6,700 more Iraqis have crossed into Syria’s northeastern Hassakeh province using local smuggling networks. Some of those refugees managed to escape Mosul.

Frédéric Cussigh, head of UNHCR’s field response unit in the northern, semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdish region, warned that there are no safe routes for those escaping war.

The civilians and “families use secondary routes, mostly at night, crossing dangerous terrain,” he said, adding that the U.N. refugee agency has reports that some of the people have been “trapped, severely injured or killed in minefields on their way to safety.”

The UNHCR warned that the eventual assault on Mosul could result in a massive displacement of about 600,000 people.

In Fallujah, the United Nations says about 50,000 civilians remain trapped inside the city while about 42,000 people have fled since the military operation began in late May. Aid groups such as Doctors Without Borders and the Norwegian Refugee Council say the number of those who have fled Fallujah is closer to 30,000, lower than the U.N. estimate.

The conflict in Iraq has forced 3.3 million people to flee their homes. Iraq is also hosting up to 300,000 refugees who have fled the civil war in neighboring Syria. Most are living in camps or informal settlements.
Posted by: badanov || 06/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The statement lauded al-Luhaibi as a “knight” and said his death would “increase our determination to clear” the entire province of Nineveh, where Mosul is the provincial capital, of ISIS militants.

That sounds very "Crusaderish". I'm hoping they haven't microaggressed ISIS
Posted by: Frank G || 06/16/2016 8:31 Comments || Top||

#2  But retaking Mosul itself is not likely to come anytime soon.Iraqi and U.S. officials have refrained from giving a specific time for a Mosul operation, saying it would take many months to prepare Iraq’s still struggling military.

Besides, Falllujah is closer; it's full of Sunnis and the IEDs in Baghdad are coming from there.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/16/2016 9:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Somebody knows how to select targets.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 06/16/2016 16:01 Comments || Top||


Iraqi Jailhouse stories: 36 detained
Iraqi kops detain 31 in Babel

(IraqiNews.com) Babel – Security forces on Wednesday arrested thirty-one (31) people, wanted for various criminal charges, during a number of security operations conducted at different parts of the province.

According to information shared by a security source, which is also received by Iraqi News, it was mentioned, “This morning, detachments from Babel police carried out raids and search operations at different areas of the province and were able to arrest thirty one (31) people wanted for various criminal charges.”

The information also revealed, “The operations covered the majority of districts in the province,” adding, “The arrested people were sent to competent authorities for completion of the legal procedures.”

Iraqi security forces detain 5 in Kirkuk

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk province inforned on Wednesday that five people were arrested on charges of ‘terrorism’ at northwest of the province.

According to information shared by a security source, “A force belonging to the National Security [Agency] was able to detain five persons, mostly wanted individuals on charges of terrorism, while they were trying to sneak into the province at the checkpoint K1 (15 km northwest of Kirkuk),” adding, “Intelligence information led to the arrest of the wanted persons.”

The information added, “The detainees were transferred to a detention center for interrogation.”
Posted by: badanov || 06/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under:


Villagers lynch 3 ISIS Poor Unfortunates
(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – On Wednesday, three ISIS members were killed in armed clashes with the residents of a village in western Kirkuk, after a villager was executed by the slain militants.

According to information shared by a security source, information also collected by Iraqi News, it was stated that, “Armed clashes broke out at noon today between ISIS members and the residents of al-A’waj al-Hamran village in al-Riyad area (45 km west of Kirkuk), resulting in the killing of three (3) ISIS members.”

“The clashes broke out after the ISIS members executed one of the residents of the village on charges of collaborating with the security forces,” the shared information further.
Posted by: badanov || 06/16/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  It's cheap and efficient. These three won't be back to the village to cause trouble.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/16/2016 7:18 Comments || Top||


Anbar Antics

Iraqi forces cut ISIS MSR near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday that the ISIS supply lines between the areas of al-Halabsa and Fallujah have been cut down.

According to a statement issued by the press office, a copy of which was also received by Iraqi News, it was stated that, “Today, the Federal Police forces managed to cut the ISIS supplies between al-Halabsa and Fallujah region,” adding, “This came after the forces had gained control over the Fallujah Barrage.”

Iraqi forces capture al-Talea

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Joint Operations Command revealed on Wednesday that the security forces managed to liberate a village and an orchard, southeast of Fallujah, from ISIS control.

In a statement, a copy of which was also received by Iraqi news, it was stated, “At afternoon today, the security forces managed to free al-Talea village and al-Tikriti orchard southeast of Fallujah from ISIS control. The security forces are now advancing to liberate the center of Fallujah.”

Yesterday, media officials with the Ministry of defense announced liberating Fallujah Dam from the ISIS control and raising the Iraqi flag over it, while emphasized cutting ISIS supply lines between al-Halabesa area and central Fallujah.

Iraqi forces capture Zankora

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anti-Terrorism forces on Wednesday liberated Zankora village from the ISIS grip.

According to information shared by a security source and also obtained by Iraqi News, it was stated, “The [security] forces from the Anti-Terrorism directorate managed at noon today to liberate Zankora village in northern Fallujah from the ISIS control. The Anti-Terrorism forces then headed towards Albu Risha area to liberate it”

On Saturday, Joint Operations Command announced about beginning the liberation operations of central Fallujah, while pointed out to the security operation that were carried out by the Anti-Terrorism force.

Iraqi forces, ISIS battle it out south of Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Violent clashes erupted between the Iraqi joint security forces and ISIS members towards the south of Fallujah.

According to information shared by a security source, “Today, violent clashes broke out between security forces, belonging to the Anti-Terrorism Directorate, Anbar Police and the Federal Police, and the ISIS elements, at al-Shuhada, the Industrial Neighborhood and the Jabil region towards south of Fallujah.”

The information also pointed out that, “The clashes are still going on,” adding, “The international coalition aviation and the air force are bombing targets and shelters for ISIS towards south of Fallujah.”

4 more villages fall to the Iraqis

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Wednesday about four villages- al-Tala, Bostan al-Takrit and Raikan, located at southeast of Fallujah.

The officials said in a press statement obtained by Iraqi News, “The [Army’s] Seventeenth Division managed to liberate fur villages- al-Tala, Bostan al-Takrit and Raikan towards southeast of Fallujah and raise the Iraqi flag there.”

Noteworthy, violent clashes erupted between the security forces and ISIS elements in the southern axis of Fallujah, according to information shared by a security source.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 6 die

1 dead in bomb attack in al-Hussieniyah

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Iraqi Ministry of Defense revealed on Wednesday about the casualties of at least six (6) people in an explosion of an improvised explosive device in northern Baghdad.

In a statement, a copy of which was received by Iraqi News, the ministry stated, “An improvised explosive device exploded, at noon today near a popular market in al-Hussieniyah area in northern Baghdad. One person was killed and five others were injured in the blast.”

“Security forces rushed to the blast area and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention. The body of the deceased has been sent for forensic examination. A security cordon was imposed in the incident area,” the statement added.

Bad guys kill Iraqi justice ministry official

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Wednesday, Iraqi Ministry of Interior stated that an employee in the Ministry of Justice was killed along with her son in an attack by unidentified gunmen in her house, southeast of Baghdad.

The Ministry, in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi News, said, “This morning unidentified gunmen stormed into a house of an employee of the Ministry of Justice in al-Zaafraniya, southeast of Baghdad, and opened fire at her and on her son- killing both on the spot.”

The statement added, “Security forces rushed to the area and transferred the bodies of the deceased to the forensic department. An investigation has also been instituted for finding the circumstances, leading to the incident.”

2 Iraqi soldiers die in bomb attack in al-Yusifiya

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Baghdad Operations Command announced on Wednesday that two soldiers were killed and three others were injured in a suicide bombing that took place near an army post south of Baghdad.

Command’s spokesperson Saad Moen, in a statement issued to the media )copy also obtained by Iraqi News), said, “A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew himself up near an army post on the international highway near al-Yusifiya [area],” adding, “Two soldiers were killed and three others were injured in the explosion.”

“Security forces cordoned off the blast area and while transferred the injured to a nearby hospital. The body of the two deceased soldiers were sent for forensic tests,” he added.

2 die in bombing at al-Dawanem

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Ministry of Interior revealed on Wednesday, that six (6) people were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast southwest of Baghdad.

The ministry in a statement, a copy of which was received by Iraqi News, said, “This evening, a bomb exploded near markets at al-Dawanem southwest of Baghdad, killing two (2) people and injuring four (4) others with different injuries.”

The statement added, “Security forces rushed to the area and transferred the injured to a nearby hospital for further medical treatment and the bodies of the deceased were sent for forensic tests.”
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Senior Hamas member defects to Israel
[Ynet] Bassam Mahmoud Baraka turned himself and his family in to Israel during the first week of June; he brought his laptop and secret maps showing tunnel infrastructure in the Strip.

A senior Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, member involved in building tunnel infrastructure, Bassam Mahmoud Baraka, turned himself and his family in to Israel during the first week of June, according to Gazook sources.

Baraka, a son of a senior member of Hamas in Gazoo, crossed the border into Israel with his wife and children and with valuable equipment, namely his laptop and secret maps apparently showing part of the tunnel infrastructure in the Gazoo Strip. According to sources, on the day of his disappearance he arrived at the home of his wife's parents and said he was going out to run errands and would return in the evening. He then went with his family towards the border and there gave himself up with his equipment to Israeli security forces. The Red Thingy officially informed his family in Gazoo that Baraka is in Israel.

Sources in Gazoo reported that an kaboom heard in central Gazoo Strip near the border fence with Israel on Tuesday. The sources in Gazoo said that the Israeli Air Force attacked the area, and the IDF front man said, "The IDF carried out a trial run on the Gazoo border." No injuries were reported in the incident.

Israel has worked extensively on the Gazoo border in an attempt to expose Hamas attack tunnels and has already discovered two of them over the last few months.
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#1  Interesting if he has the goods noted
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Food aid blocked in rebel held areas of Aleppo
Aid has been locked out from rebel-held areas of Aleppo for the longest period since the Syrian civil war began due to an escalation in air strikes and bombardments, driving up food prices and hampering efforts to ease the plight of residents.

“For the last few weeks we have not been able to bring supplies into (Aleppo) city itself,” said Christy Delafield, senior communications officer for Mercy Corps, which runs the largest non-governmental aid operation inside Syria.

Delafield told Reuters in a phone interview from Turkey that hourly shelling has stopped aid delivery for a long time now.

Aleppo, Syria’s largest city before the civil war with a population of more than two million people has been divided for years into rebel and government sectors. Capturing Aleppo is one of President Bashar al-Assad’s key strategic objectives. Assad said in a speech that Aleppo would be a “graveyard” for the ambitions of his regional foe, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who has backed rebel groups.

The opposition-held part of Aleppo has been cut off from the outside world by the escalation in air and artillery strikes on the only road in, putting hundreds of thousands of people under effective siege.

Between 200,000 and 300,000 people are still thought to live in the rebel sector, the Syrian Observatory said, in harsh conditions made worse by the latest attempt to besiege them by cutting off the Castello Road, named after Aleppo’s old castle. The route has been dubbed the “Road of death”.

The road had long been under sniper fire, but attacks from the air and artillery sharply increased less than two weeks ago, with more planes flying and new rockets and guns moved into range.

The international focus in Syria in recent weeks has partly turned towards the conflict with ISIS fighters, as both the government and its enemies have made gains at the expense of the ultra-hardline Islamist militants on several fronts.

But the separate hope of foreign powers — that the wider civil war could also be resolved — has broken down, with Aleppo potentially the biggest battlefield of all. Hundreds of people have been killed there since peace talks broke off.

Mercy Corps, which reaches about 570,000 people monthly in Syria and more than 75,000 people in Aleppo city, has been distributing flour to bakeries and food parcels to families which rely on them for sustenance.

As aid stocks run down in Aleppo, food prices in markets have risen, putting extra strain on the limited finances of people weakened by more than five years of civil war.

“Any time we are unable to access the city we have seen a corresponding increase in prices in markets,” Delafield said, adding that they have already seen less diversity in available food and price rises in some, but not all, staples.

On Tuesday, the price of one kg of sugar had risen 63 percent to 425 Syrian pounds ($0.90) from 260 Syrian pounds ($0.55) in February.

One kg of potatoes had risen almost 70 percent to 135 Syrian pounds from 80 Syrian pounds in mid-May, and a can of beans had risen 50 percent to 150 Syrian pounds from 100 Syrian pounds in mid-May.

Aleppo has been at the center of a military escalation which saw Geneva peace talks break down in April when the main opposition alliance withdrew over what it described as a worsening situation on the ground.

Humanitarian workers complain that a lack of safe access is limiting work in rebel-held areas of Aleppo and the surrounding countryside. Two Aleppo medical facilities supported by international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were hit by air strikes in the past two weeks.

“The world is turning a blind eye to the carnage in Aleppo,” said Muskilda Zancada this week, MSF’s Syria head of mission.

International humanitarian law prohibits targeting of civilian infrastructure in war, but the frequency with which hospitals, schools and other places where civilians gather such as markets are being hit in Syria is causing despair among humanitarian workers and residents.

The Syrian government and their Russian allies have repeatedly denied their air strikes deliberately target civilian infrastructure such as hospitals.
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Syria: At least 70 fighters dead in Aleppo clashes
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least 70 fighters have been killed in less than 24 hours of fierce festivities between pro-regime forces, forces of Evil and rebels in Syria's Aleppo province, a monitor said Wednesday.

Pro-regime fighters -- backed by regime and Russian air strikes -- retook the villages of Zaytan and Khalasa to the southwest of Aleppo city after losing them several hours earlier, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

European fighters on the ground
The Syrian government said on Wednesday French and German forces were present in northern Syria, an accusation denied by Germany.

Syrian state media said the government strongly condemned the presence of French and German forces in Ain al-Arab, also known as Kobani, and Manbij.

"Syria...considers it explicit and unjustified aggression towards (Syria's) illusory sovereignty and independence," state news agency SANA quoted the foreign ministry as saying.

Germany's defence ministry denied that German special forces were in northern Syria and said repeated claims by the Syrian government to this effect were not and had never been true.

"There are no German special forces in Syria. The accusation is false," a ministry front man said.
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ISIS Top Kop dies in al Hisba
MANBIJ – Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Wednesday announced the death of the ISIS-led Hisba police in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Abu al-Hayjaa, head of the Islamic State’s Hisba police force in Manbij city north of Aleppo was killed in clashes with SDF fighters.

The SDF confirmed in a statement, obtained by ARA News, that Abu al-Hayjaa was killed along with dozens of other ISIS militants in an offensive by the SDF-led Manbij Military Council inside the city of Manbij, near the border with Turkey.

“Subsequent to fierce clashes on with ISIS militants, our forces captured the Hatabat district in Manbij city on Wednesday,” a spokesman for the SDF told ARA News.

“Al-Hisba chief Abu al-Hayjaa and four of his escorts were killed in the clashes. Also, over 27 other members of ISIS were killed under heavy bombardment by our forces,” the official said.
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Syrian Army Strikes ISIL Terrorists in Hama, Raqqa
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Syrian Army and Armed Forces on Wednesday continued combating gunnies organizations in several provinces of the country, SANA reported.

Hama

Army units conducted intensive operations against gatherings and axes movements of ISIS gunnies in the eastern countryside of Hama.

A military source told SANA that an army unit clashed with a group of ISIS gunnies at the axis of al-Mab’ouje ‐ Akareb in the eastern countryside of Salamiyeh city, killing and injuring scores of them and destroying their weaponry.

Another army unit destroyed, in a special operation, a mortar launcher for ISIS terrorist organizations in Qleib village in the eastern countryside of the province.

On Monday, an army unit destroyed machinegun equipped-vehicles for ISIS gunnies and killed 7 of them in the vicinity of Ekeirbat town.

Raqqa

Syrian Army Air Force destroyed vehicles for ISIS to the north side of Zakia crossroads and the south side of Tabqa city in the countryside of Raqqa province, according to the source.

Aleppo

The Syrian army and allies killed dozens of Nusra Front (Qaeda branch in the Levant) and "Fateh Army" gunnies while frustrating their attempt to advance towards Khalsa-Zitan axes in the province's southern countryside.
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