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Iraqi army seizes hospital, jails as military ops continue in Fallujah
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 12:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [744 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
9 hostages released from Taliban prison in Helmand province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least nine hostages were released from a prison run by the Talibs in the restive Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province in southern Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the prisoners were released during an operation led by the Afghan army and in coordination with the other security institutions including the Afghan Air Force.

A statement by MoD said the command and control center of the Talibs was also destroyed during an Arclight airstrike carried out by the Afghan Air Force.

The statement further added that the raid was conducted in Nahr-e-Saraj district and at least 6 snuffies were also killed.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups including the Taliban bandidos holy warriors have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the Afghan commandos released at least 23 snuffies during a similar raid in this province nearly a month ago.

The operation was conducted in Marjah district of Helmand to destroy a prison run by the Talibs and release the hostages.

Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban shadow governor for Ghazni killed in an airstrike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Taliban’s shadow governor for the southeastern Ghazni province was killed in an Arclight airstrike in this province, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said Saturday.

According to a statement by MoI, Mullah Qasim was killed along with his other fighters in an air raid in Aab Band district.

It was yet not clear if the Arclight airstrike was carried out by the Afghan Air Force or the United States Forces in Afghanistan.

The US President Barack Obama
That’s just how white folks will do you....
granted broader role to the US Forces in Afghanistan to assist the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in their fight against a resurgent Taliban.

Teh US forces were earlier carrying out regular Arclight airstrikes against the loyalists of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella opened her mouth at precisely the wrong moment...
MoI said at least two other bandidos faceless myrmidons were maimed and several vehicles and cycle of violences were destroyed in the raid.

According to MoI, Mullah Qasim had a major role in terrorist activities in various parts of Ghazni province and his death will have a positive result on security situation of the province.

Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  For full disclosure, I am the shadow Defense Minister of the Cedar Republic, dawg's welcomed. Humans apply if unknown.

SWAMP CABBAGE FOREVER!

(It can be Kosher if necessary)
Posted by: Shipman || 06/19/2016 7:12 Comments || Top||


Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Baghlan raids, 21 killed, 20 wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs suffered heavy casualties during an operation led by the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army said the operations were conducted in the past 24 in Surkh Kotal area of Dand-e-Ghori district.

According to the 209th Corps, at least 21 bandidos bandidos holy warriors were killed and 20 others were maimed during the operations supported by the Afghan Air Force.

At least two key commanders of the Taliban group identified as Qari Bakhtiar and Mullah Sahwali were among those maimed.

The Afghan forces also discovered and defused at least 10 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during the operations, the 209th Corps added.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including the Taliban bandidos holy warriors have not commented regarding the report so far.

The security situation in Baghlan province has been sharply deteriorating during the past few months as a result of the Taliban-led insurgency.

The Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) managed to end siege of at least three military bases in this province recently which resulted into the rescue of over 100 trapped security personnel.

Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Police killed would-be suicide bomber in Ghazni province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces rubbed out a would-be jacket wallah before he manage to carry out an attack in southeastern Ghazni province.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the suicide bomber was looking to detonate a cycle of violence packed with explosives in Shakhook village of Andar district.

MoI further added that the bomber was identified and rubbed out by the police forces before he manage to carry out an attack.

According to MoI, the Afghan police forces and the ordinary civilians have not suffered any casualties.

The anti-government armed myrmidon group have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as a suicide bomber was rubbed out by the Afghan cops before he manage to carry out an attack in central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Mursi sentenced to life on espionage charges
Not that this matters -- he has already been sentenced for a long time for a number of other misbehaviours, and each case has to go all the way up to the supreme court, sentence be approved by the chief religious authority then, if I understand correctly, repeat part of the process. For each case. Former President Morsi will be shuttling between prison and the courthouse for the rest of his earthly existence unless he is released as an act of Ramadan mercy or the Moslem Brotherhood somehow takes power and releases him along with the rest of their people. Ditto for the rest of the Moslem Brotherhooders on trial with or without him.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Egyptian court Saturday sentenced former Islamist President Mohammed Mursi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six co-defendants were handed death penalties.

The court acquitted Mursi of charges of having supplied Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
with classified documents but sentenced him to life for leading an unlawful organization, his lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maksoud told AFP.

The ousted president was also convicted of having "stolen secret documents concerning state security" and handed another 15-year jail term, the lawyer added.

Mursi was ousted by the military in July 2013 and has already been sentenced to death in another case.

The court also confirmed death sentences against six defendants, including three journalists tried in absentia who allegedly helped relay secret documents to Qatar.

The journalists have been identified as Ibrahim Mohammed Hilal and Jordanian citizen Alaa Omar Mohammed Sablan, both of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera
... an Arab news network headquartered in Qatar, notorious for carrying al-Qaeda press releases. The name means the Peninsula, as in the Arabian Peninsula. In recent years it has settled in to become slightly less biased than MSNBC, in about the same category as BBC or CBS...
channel.

The third has been named as Asmaa Mohammed al-Khatib, a female news hound with pro-Moslem Brüderbund news outlet Rassd.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Bangladesh
Teenage 'militant' killed in Bangladesh 'gunfight' after Hindu attack
[DAWN] DHAKA: A teenage suspected holy warrior being held in jug in Bangladesh was rubbed out Saturday in a shootout, police said, days after he allegedly hacked and critically maimed a Hindu lecturer.

Police said Golam Faizullah Fahim, a 19-year-old Moslem, who was in jug for questioning, was killed when officers came under attack in a farmland area after taking him to a river in search of his associates.

"Miscreants fired at the police van as we came near a jute farm. A shootout ensued. After the shootout we saw Fahim was shot and maimed. He died after we brought him to a hospital," Sarwar Hossain, police chief of Madaripur, where the shooting took place, told AFP.

Locals in Madaripur caught Fahim on Wednesday after he and two other suspected Death Eaters attacked and maimed 50-year-old mathematics lecturer Ripon Chakrabarti, a Hindu, police said.

The attack was the latest in a wave of brutal assaults on secular activists, writers and religious minorities by suspected Islamist holy warriors.

Police later told news hounds Fahim was a college student and was a member of banned Islamist group Hizbut Tahrir
...an al-Qaeda recruiting organization banned in most countries. It calls for the reestablishment of the Caliphate...
Hizbut Tahrir (Party of Liberation) is an international holy warrior group outlawed in several countries, including Bangladesh.

Six suspected Islamist Death Eaters have now been rubbed out since Bangladesh launched a nationwide crackdown on local jihadist groups in the wake of a spike in murders of secular activists and religious minorities.

The drive has seen more than 11,000 people including 194 Death Eaters nabbed
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
over the past week despite widespread criticism by local and international human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
groups.

Rights activists also questioned the incidents of deaths in police custody, saying the Death Eaters were rubbed out in "cold blood" in encounters staged by officers.

Nearly 50 people have been killed over the last three years in a wave of gruesome murders targeting Hindus, Christians, Sufi Moslems, secular activists and foreigners, with most blamed on or claimed by Islamist holy warriors.

Many of the victims were hacked to death with machetes.

This month alone, an elderly Hindu priest was found nearly decapitated in a rice field and a Hindu monastery worker was hacked to death, while a Christian grocer was found murdered near a church.

The holy warrior 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 has grabbed credit for the Hindu priest's murder and other recent attacks.

But authorities instead blame homegrown holy warrior groups and say international groups such as IS and Al-Qaeda have no presence in Bangladesh.

Although it is officially secular, around 90 pc of Bangladesh's 160 million-strong population is Moslem. Some eight percent of the population is Hindu.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Ansarullah Bangla Team


Europe
Migrant Colonist round-up
It's been a while since I checked Breitbart and the Daily Mail, though I did link to them yesterday in a general way. Some of the stories they report we picked up elsewhere, so here are the key stories from the last few days.
From Breitbart:
Germany: Educating Migrants To Cost €3 Billion A Year
Educating newly arrived migrants is set to cost Germany €3 billion a year, a federal report has estimated. More than a million migrants entered Germany last year, and as the majority of them are thought to be under 25, educational

German City Gives €850,000 Worth Of Land to Muslims To Build Mosques
A German city has decided to give away land worth €850,000 to Muslims for free so they can build mosques with minarets up to 65 feet high. The city of Monheim am Rhein has announced that it will be handing

German Minister: Turkey Controls German Islamic Association
A Turkish-German MP who has heavily criticised an Islamic group in the country claims that it is under the control of the Turkish government. German Integration Commissioner of the Federal Government, Aydan Özoguz, a Muslim, has claimed that the Turkish-Islamic Union for

Study: Migrants Hurt Long Term Economic Growth
A new study casts doubt on migrants propping up the economy, saying that they could heavily impact the economy in a negative manner. Enzo Weber from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg and his colleague Roland Weigand produced a

Austrian Police Arrest Three Terror Suspects In Asylum Homes
Three migrants, who are thought to be members of the Al-Nusra Front and a Shia militia, were arrested by Austrian police at asylum homes in Tirol. The three migrants who were arrested by Austrian police in Tirol are said to have

Facebook Bans Gay Magazine Critical Of Islam
Facebook has banned the page of gay magazine Gaystream after they published an article critical of Islam in the wake of the Orlando massacre. The social media platform has again been censoring pages that criticise Islam. Facebook banned the page
Musn't upset the narrative.
Turkish President Has Taken Over 268 People To Court For Insulting Him
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has taken at least 268 people to court for insulting him and some now refer to him as the “offended president”. Article 299 of the Turkish Penal Code states that it is illegal to insult
The Neo-Ottoman neo-sultan must not be insulted.
From The Daily Mail, which of course is more interested in events in Britain:
Calais port shuts for hours after migrants dive into the sea and try to SWIM to UK-bound car ferries
19/06/16
The port of Calais was shut down at around 2am this morning after reports that migrants had rushed into the sea in a desperate bid to cling onto UK-bound ferries - leading to a rescue operation.

As politicians squabble over border controls, yet another lorry load of migrants arrives in the UK from mainland Europe
16/06/16
The moment was captured on video yesterday in Harold Hill, East London, by electrician Tom Andrews who was passing the lorry as officers made the discovery.

Germany orders doctors to stop handing out so many sick notes to migrants saying they are too ill to be deported
16/06/16
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said too many certificates were being issued when there is 'no real health reason' why the migrants can't travel back home.

The Fuengirola invasion: Stunned holidaymakers film 20 men jumping out of packed rubber boat on the Costa del Sol and scampering away (but were they migrants or terrorists?)
16/06/16
This astonishing footage shows the dramatic moment a dinghy carrying migrants landed on a tourist beach on the Costa del Sol - before they sprinted off in different directions.

Refugee children in French camps forced into sex to pay Channel traffickers: Up to 500 unaccompanied youngsters being exposed to violence on a daily basis
16/06/16
Child refugees stuck in camps in northern France are being forced to have sex with traffickers in return for the promise of passage to Britain, a UN report warns today.

Number of unaccompanied child migrants travelling to Europe in the first half of the year hits 7,000 – DOUBLE what it was 2015
15/06/16
Nine out of every 10 children arriving in Italy after a perilous journey across the Mediterranean are unaccompanied minors. They are at high risk of abuse and exploitation.
How many of them, like the "unaccompanied children" who flooded across our southern border last year, were between 15 and 21, young adults rather than children in their world?
The manifesto for Brexit: Senior Tories publish six laws to take back power from the EU including immigration control bill and act that would kick out criminals
15/06/16
In an audacious challenge to the Prime Minister, Michael Gove, Chris Grayling and Boris Johnson set out what is effectively a manifesto for a 'government in waiting' in the event of a Brexit.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/19/2016 11:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Belgium Charges Three Amid Reports of Plot to Attack Soccer Fans
[Bloomberg] Belgian authorities charged three people in connection with a suspected terror plot amid a broadcast report of a plan to attack fans gathering to watch the national soccer team.

The trio of Belgian citizens were accused of "having attempted to commit a terrorist murder and for participation in the activities of a terrorist group," Belgium’s federal prosecutor said in an e-mail Saturday.

The country’s terror alert will remain at level 3 out of 4, Belgium’s government said earlier Saturday, after security forces raided properties across the country and locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
12 people. The prosecutor didn’t confirm a report by broadcaster VTM that the holy warriors were planning to attack fans -- possibly on Saturday -- while Belgium’s soccer team played in the Euro 2016 tournament.

Counterterrorism forces across Europe have increased security during the soccer championships, particularly in La Belle France where the tournament is taking place until July 10.

Prosecutors identified those charged as Samir C., born on Jan. 13, 1989; Moustapha B., born on March 14, 1976; and Jawad B., born on March 3, 1987. The other nine people who were arrested during the overnight raids were released without charge, prosecutors said.

Prime Minister Charles Michel called for calm and said public events will go ahead with heightened security.

"The security services have obviously been extremely vigilant," Michel told news hounds in Brussels after an emergency meeting with Cabinet members and counterterror chiefs. "We will continue our fight against extremism, against radicalism, against terrorism."

In total, police questioned 40 people during raids on Friday night and Saturday morning. No arms or explosives were found, the prosecutor said.

Belgium has been on a high state of alert since holy warriors allied to 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 killed 32 people in suicide kabooms at Brussels airport and on the city’s subway. The federal government has deployed soldiers on streets around prominent buildings and introduced increased security checks for travelers and commuters.

Security Protection
Since Friday evening, several members of Belgium’s federal government, including Prime Minister Michel, have been subject to heightened security protection, broadcaster RTBF said, without saying where it got the information. The overnight anti-terror raids were not linked to the threat to politicians, RTBF said.

A Belgian citizen, identified only as Youssef E.A., born on Aug. 4, 1985, was arrested and detained in connection with the March attacks, the federal prosecutor said in a statement sent by e-mail late Friday.

Separately, a French terror probe is under way after Larossi Abballa, who swore allegiance to Islamic State, stabbed a policeman and his partner to death on Monday and may have planned similar attacks on rap stars, public figures and the media, according to Sherlocks. Abballa, the attacker, was killed by police inside the couple’s house near Gay Paree.

The Gay Paree prosecutor on Saturday said it’s investigating and requesting detention of two other individuals, Charaf-Din Aberouz and Saad Rajraji, following the slaying. Aberouz, Rajraji and Abballa had been convicted in 2013 in a previous terror case.
An Nahar adds:
According to state broadcaster RTBF and daily Phlegmish newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Prime Minister Charles Michel, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, Interior Minister Jan Jambon and Justice Minister Koen Geens, are among a group of 30 people who, along with their families, have had their personal security stepped up since Friday.

RTBF added that there is no link to the most recent raids.
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The Grand Turk
Turkish territory shelled by Syria
Turkey’s territory came under fire of Syrian armed forces, Haber7 newspaper reported June 17.

Turkish province of Hatay was shelled from the territory of Syria’s Latakia. No injuries are reported.

The last time the Turkish province of Hatay was shelled May 27 by militants of the “Islamic State” (IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorist group, leaving three people injured.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Turkish jets hit 16 PKK targets in Diyarbakır's Lice
Turkish warplanes conducted an air operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in rural areas of the Lice district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on June 18.

A total of 16 PKK targets, including sanctuaries and shelters housing the militants, were destroyed in the air operation conducted between 10:05 a.m. and 10:41 a.m. following intelligence assessments in the region. The warplanes safely returned to their bases after the operation.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Radiohead Listening Party in Istanbul Attacked by Islamists
[VARIETY] A group of radical Islamists attacked a listening party in Istanbul where Radiohead was holding a listening party for fans in support of their new album.

The men reportedly stormed the record store, Velvet Indieground, in Istanbul, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, and used pipes to violently beat fans running away from the venue for drinking alcohol during the holy month of Ramadan.

"Our hearts go out to those attacked tonight at Velvet IndieGround in Istanbul," Radiohead said in a statement. "We hope that someday we will be able to look back on such acts of violent intolerance as things of the ancient past. For now, we can only offer our fans in Istanbul our love and support."

It’s unknown how many people were maimed in the uproar or the severity of their injuries.

One of the store’s owners allegedly posted about the encounter on Reddit, saying, "I am the person that’s speaking in that video. I am the owner of that periscope account. They were determined to kill us. We were beaten by more than 20 men with pipes in their hands, beer bottles were broken on our heads. I don’t even know how we made it out. I will share the details later guys, just hoping that no one will die."

The event was part of a global listening party in support of Radiohead’s new album, "A Moon Shaped Pool," and included specially curated playlists, games, and limited-edition vinyls.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Salafists


Iraq
Salahuddin Combat Courier
Defense Minister announces launching operation to free Qayyarah, Salahuddin

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi announced on Saturday launching a military operation to free Qayyarah vicinity, while the military adviser for the Defense Ministry Mohammed al-Askari said the vicinity is the most important air and administrative base to secure the troops heading towards Mosul.

Askari said in a statement obtained by Iraqi News, “The Defense Minister announced launching the liberation operation of Qayyarah from the control of the ISIS,” noting that, “The [army’s] Ninth Armored Division and regiments of the Anti-Terrorism Directorate, in addition to the international coalition aviation and the Iraqi Air Force, participated in the operation.”

He added, “Those forces began advancing into the northern axis of Salahuddin towards their specified targets in [Qayyarah] vicinity.”

Security forces liberate Mashak village north of Baiji

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Media officials with the Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday liberating the village of al-Mashak, located north of Baiji District, from the ISIS control.

The officials said in a statement, a copy of which was received by IraqiNews.com, “The joint [security] forces managed, at noon today, to liberate al-Mashak village north of Baiji District from the ISIS control,” adding that, “The security forces are advancing into the areas north of Salahuddin Province.”

Casualties in suicide bombing on Patriotic Union of Kurdistan’s headquarters in central Tuz

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Tuz Khurmatu District Council announced on Saturday, that a number of people had been either killed or wounded in a suicide bombing by a booby-trapped vehicle that targeted the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the center of the district east of Tikrit.

The Mayor of Tuz Kharmatu Disrict Shalal Abdul said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “A booby-trapped vehicle driven by a suicide bomber exploded, before noon today, near the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the general hospital street in the center of the district, killing and wounding a number of people.”

Abdul added, “A security force transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department.”

Tuz suicide attack on Patriotic Union of Kurdistan kills, wounds 13 people

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A security source in Salahuddin Province said on Saturday, that the outcome of the suicide bombing that targeted the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in Tuz Khurmatu District amounted to 13 dead and wounded.

According to information shared by the source, and obtained by Iraqi News, it was stated, “The outcome of the suicide bombing that targeted the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, before noon today, amounted to three dead and ten wounded.”

“The wounded are receiving medical treatment in one of the hospitals and some of them are suffering from serious injuries due to the intensity of the bombing,” the information added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antics: 513 dead
ISIS military commander for Heet killed west of Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Saturday, Jazeera Operations Command announced killing the ISIS military commander in Heet District, along with seven of his aides, during a security operation west of Anbar.

Commander of Jazeera Operations Major General Qassim al-Mohamadi said in a statement, a copy of which was received by Iraqi News, “This morning, a joint security force, based on intelligence information, managed to hunt down four (4) boats along the Euphrates River in al-Bakr neighborhood in Heet District, carrying the ISIS military officer in the district and seven of its aides,” pointing out that, “The [security] force attacked the boats with medium and heavy weapons, killing all of them.”

Mohamadi added, “The information indicated that the ISIS members are planning to flee from the vicinity of Heet, Rawah and al-Qaim west of Anbar towards Syria.”

Iraqi high-ranking army officer killed in ISIS shelling south of Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – An informed military source in Anbar Province said on Saturday, that the commander of the Commando Regiments of the army’s First Division had been killed in a rocket attack by ISIS south of Fallujah.

According to information shared by the source, and obtained by Iraqi News, it was stated, “ISIS shelled an army force in the area of al-Shuhada, south of Fallujah, by a long-range missile, killing the commander of the Commando Regiments of the army’s First Division Lt. Col. Hashim Ismail and wounding four soldiers.”

The information added, “A force from the army transferred the body of the [army] commander to the forensic medicine authority and the injured to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.”

4 volunteer soldiers killed while dismantling IED in central Karma

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The Leadership of al-Hashd al-Shaabi announced on Saturday, that four of its members were killed in the explosion of a booby-trapped house while trying to dismantle it in the center of al-karma District in eastern Fallujah, pointing out that the security forces managed to dismantle more than 1000 IEDs and 70 booby-trapped houses in the district.

The commander of Karma Brigade, Colonel Jumaa al-Jumaili, said in a statement obtained by Iraqi News, “This morning, a booby-trapped house exploded while a force from al-Hashd al-Shaabi was trying to dismantle the IEDs that were emplaced inside it in the center of Karma District, resulting in the killing of four (4) members of al-Hashd al-Shaabi.”

Jumaili added, “The [ISIS] used complicated methods to booby-trap houses and plant explosive devices in the district,” pointing out that, “The joint security forces managed to dismantle more than 1000 IEDs and 70 [booby-trapped] houses until now.”

Baghdad Operations confirms liberating 40 areas in Fallujah, 500 ISIS members killed

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Saturday, Baghdad Operations Command announced liberating 40 areas in Fallujah from the ISIS control, while pointed out to the killing of 500 ISIS members.

The spokesman for Baghdad Operations Command, Brigadier General Saad Moen, said in a press statement, a copy of which was received by IraqiNews.com, “The joint security forces, during the liberation operations of Fallujah, managed to liberate 40 areas from the ISIS control,” pointing out that, “The security forces killed about 500 [ISIS] members during the battles, in addition to dismantling tens of explosive devices and booby-trapped vehicles.”

Moen added, “Fallujah is now under the control of the security forces except few areas that will be liberated completely in the coming days.”

Islamic State security chief killed in Iraqi raid

[ARA News] Ahmed Majeed, head of security in the Islamic State (ISIS), was reported dead in a raid by Iraqi army forces in Hit district on Saturday.

“A special unit from the 29th Division of the Iraqi military on Saturday raided a building where Majeed and other members of Daesh were hiding,” Defence Minister Khaled al-Ubaidi said in a statement, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

“Majeed, who served as the head of Daesh security, was killed along with seven other terrorists in Hit district earlier today,” the minister said.

Al-Ubaidi added that the “high level of coordination” between the Iraqi army brigades has helped them advance against ISIS in Nineveh and Fallujah.
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Diyala Devastastions: 11 casualties
Unidentified militants kill 3 volunteer soldiers northeast of Baqubah

(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – A local source in Diyala Province said on Saturday, that three elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia had been killed in an armed attack that took place northeast of Baqubah.

The source said in a press statement followed by Iraqi News, “Today, unidentified militants opened fire against three elements of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia inside an agricultural grove in the vicinity of Shakrak (38 km northeast of Baqubah), resulting in their immediate death,” adding that, “The security authorities cordoned off the area of the incident and transferred the dead bodies to the forensic medicine authority, while opened an investigation into the incident to determine the party that stands behind it.”

Security forces foil ISIS attack by 5 suicide bombers on Muqdadiya

(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – The Military Intelligence Directorate announced on Saturday foiling an attack launched by ISIS on Abu Saida vicinity in Mukdadiya District northeast of Baqubah.

The Military Intelligence Directorate said in a statement followed by Iraqi News, “Based on accurate intelligence information, a force from the Military Intelligence [Directorate] raided gatherings of ISIS gangs inside one of Diyala orchards, killing five [ISIS] suicide bombers wearing explosive belts.”

The statement added, “The suicide bombers were planning to target markets and checkpoints in Abu Saida vicinity and the surrounding villages in Mukdadiyah.”

3 army members wounded in explosion northeast of Baqubah

(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – A source in Diyala Province said on Saturday, that three army members were wounded in the explosion of an improvised explosive device that targeted their patrol northeast of Baqubah.

According to information shared by the source, “This evening, an explosive device targeted an army patrol in al-Makhaisa area in Abi Saida vicinity northeast of the province,” noting that, “The explosion resulted in the wounding of three army members with different injuries, as well as inflicting material damage upon their vehicle.”

The information added, “A [security] force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment,”
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ISIS executes 3 people while trying to flee from al-Qayyarah
[Iraq News] Nineveh ‐ A source in Nineveh Province announced on Saturday, that ISIS executed three (3) people while they were trying to escape from al-Qayyarah vicinity south of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
According to information shared by the source, a copy of which was obtained by Iraqi News, it was stated, "This morning, ISIS members executed three people by firing squad after failing to escape from Qayyarah vicinity toward al-Nasr village which was previously liberated by the security forces."

The information added, "The execution took place in public at the center of [Qayyarah] vicinity."
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "If there's any fleeing to be done, it'll be done by our Brave Lions of Islam fearless leaders! You fodder must stay in place"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/19/2016 9:30 Comments || Top||


Iraqi army seizes hospital, jails as military ops continue in Fallujah
[RUDAW.NET] Military operations against remaining 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) murderous Moslems in the liberated town of Fallujah are ongoing and late on Saturday three secret ISIS jails were broken up and a main hospital was recaptured in the embattled town.

According to a statement issued by Iraqi Terror Combat Forces, three secret prisons were found by the forces and a main hospital in downtown Fallujah was seized. The hospital was, however, destroyed after ISIS set it on fire upon their retreat from the area.

During the operation to take the hospital, Iraqi soldiers entered the building slowly, fearing that the murderous Moslems would use patients as human shields, Brig. Gen. Haider al-Obeidi told the News Agency that Dare Not be Named, adding that they did not find any patients inside.

Retaking Fallujah is the final step to wiping out ISIS' foothold in Anbar province.

Over the past year, Iraqi forces backed by US-led Arclight airstrikes have, city by city, regained large parts of the country. But the biggest prize, Iraq's second largest city, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, and surrounding territory in the north, remains under Islamic State control.

Friday evening, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke on national TV from the joint command center, congratulating the troops on their victories.

"We promised to liberate 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...
and it has returned to the embrace of the nation," he said.

ISIS took over the city in early 2014. It was the first area to fall into its hands before the murderous Moslems overran most of Anbar and much of northern Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [644 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Reports are that the IS has fallen back to western Fallujah, along the river. Likely there'll be a holding action while most of its force tries to cross and head west.

Posted by: Pappy || 06/19/2016 8:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe someone on al-Obeidi's staff might have mentioned that it would be beneficial to deploy a force west of the Euphrates as a blocking move.

Probably won't though as that would be somewhat intelligent.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/19/2016 13:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Whatever happened to "Democracy, Whiskey, Sexy"?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/19/2016 13:33 Comments || Top||

#4  The Shiites realized they were in charge?
Posted by: Pappy || 06/19/2016 22:28 Comments || Top||


Iraqi forces open 2nd front south of ISIS-held Mosul
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi forces opened a second front on Saturday in preparation for an assault on the ISIS stronghold of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, a day after government troops declared victory over the Lions of Islam in Falluja.

Elite counter-terrorism forces and two army divisions, backed by US-led coalition air strikes, advanced from a northern refinery town towards an airfield seen as key for a move to retake Mosul, security officials said.

Mosul is Iraq’s largest northern city and ISIS’ de facto capital in the country.

Government troops cleared two villages and pressed around 20 kilometers (12 miles) along a desert route west of Baiji, the first advance past the town since its recapture in October, the security officials said.

Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi said the assault marked the launch of operations to push ISIS out of Qayara, about 115 km (70 miles) north of Baiji, where an airfield could serve as the staging ground for a future offensive on Mosul, a further 60 km north.

Army troops on a separate front pushing west from Makhmour for the past three months have made only halting progress on the opposite side of the Tigris river.

"The launch of operations to liberate Qayara will not give the Lions of Islam a chance to catch their breath," Obaidi said on Twitter alongside a picture of Humvee military trucks snaking down a desert road.

Iraqi forces entered the center of Falluja, an hour’s drive west of Baghdad, on Friday morning after a four-week operation that sent its tens of thousands of residents fleeing to overwhelmed displacement camps nearby.

Prime Minster Haider al-Abadi had declared victory over the Lions of Islam by evening, but police sources said on Saturday that government troops had not yet entered seven northern districts held by ISIS and were still clearing southern areas.

Iraqi troops engaged the gunnies on Baghdad Street, the main east-west route through Falluja, firing rockets at their positions and taking sniper fire and mortar rounds.

Counter-terrorism forces took control of Falluja hospital, a nest for the Lions of Islam who set fire to large parts of it before fleeing, and were clearing the eastern al-Dhubat neighborhood, a military statement said.

Live footage broadcast on state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
from outside the hospital showed smoke rising from the hospital and elite commandos celebrating with an Iraqi flag.

Falluja, an historic bastion of the Sunni insurgency against US forces that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein, a Sunni, in 2003, and the Shi'ite-led governments that followed, was seen as a launch pad for recent ISIS bombings in Baghdad.

The International Organization for Migration said on Saturday more than 81,000 people had been displaced by the fighting in Falluja, which had a population about three times that size before the ISIS seizure in early 2014.

"Needs: tents, water, supplies," the agency tweeted.

Western desert route
Militants tried to slow the troops’ advance north of Baiji with mortar attacks that killed two coppers and maimed three soldiers, said army Col. Mohammed Abdulla from Salahuddin operations command.

Two suicide boom-mobiles were taken out by air strikes before reaching their targets, though dusty weather was making it difficult to target Lions of Islam and slowing the advance, military sources said.

A front man for the US-led coalition said Apache attack helicopters had conducted operations in support of Iraqi forces in the Tigris river valley, where the advance is situated.

The government forces were advancing along a desert path west of the main highway linking Baghdad to Mosul which is lined with mines and runs through villages that have a heavy ISIS presence, said Col. Mohammed al-Assadi, an Iraqi army front man.

Senior officers in the counter-terrorism service have told Rooters the forces would not enter ISIS strongholds in the area, such as Shirqat and Hawija, to avoid getting tied down in secondary battles.

The desert route also leads the troops further away from the Makhoul mountains east of Baiji, from which ISIS has been launching mortars in and around the town for months.

Prime Minister Abadi has said Iraqi forces will retake Mosul this year but, in private, many question whether the army, which partially collapsed when ISIS overran a third of the country in June 2014, will be ready in time.

Retaking Qayara and a nearby refinery with a production capacity of 16,000 barrels per day could also pinch ISIS' finances.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS offensive kills 15 Syrian soldiers in Homs
[ARA News] HOMS – An offensive by the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group caused the death of at least 15 Syrian army forces and the injury of a dozen more, military sources reported on Saturday.

ISIS fighters attacked a Syrian army base in the central province of Homs, using mortar shells.

“The group launched dozens of mortar shells on the Syrian army base of Qaryatayn in Homs province on Saturday evening. Huge explosions were heard subsequent to the attack,” media activist Amro al-Hussein told ARA News.

“After the attack, many soldiers were seen evacuating their positions. ISIS seized control of at least five military buildings in the Qaryatayn on Saturday,” the source reported.

A Syrian army officer, who spoke to ARA News on condition of anonymity, confirmed that 15 soldiers were killed and 11 others were wounded in the attack, without giving further information about the withdrawal of their forces from the Qaryatayn base.
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KDPI claims at least 20 Iranian soldiers killed in recent clashes in Shno
[RUDAW.NET] More festivities between Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) broke out on Thursday in a second day of violence in the Shno area of Iran.

A KDPI blurb issued on Friday, states, "A group of political cadres who were accompanied by a Peshmerga platoon went to the villages of Sergiz and Qereseqe [in Shno]. Our cadres and Peshmergas came under fire by forces of the Iranian regime. The ensuing battle in this village lasted for 10 hours and continued in several other places of the region until around 23:00 on June 16."

The KDPI accused the Iranian forces of shelling "the villages of Sergiz and Qereseqe in the most brutal way, causing civilian deaths and destruction of property."

The group did not release numbers of civilian casualties but claimed to have killed more than 20 Iranian soldiers, stating on Twitter on Friday, "We have the identity of more than 20 killed [Iranian Revolutionary Guards] soldiers & commanders."

Also on Friday, IRGC forces ambushed Peshmerga in the region of Sarokani in Piranshar. "The Peshmergas managed to break the Iranian ambush without any casualties. The battle lasted for one hour," the KDPI confirmed in a blurb on their website.

Thursday’s festivities come after similar violence on Wednesday in Shno where at least six Iranian forces were killed.

The IRGC also issued confirmation of the skirmishes in a statement published on their website. "In a clash that happened between the Iranian forces and Death Eaters in the northwest of Iran, 12 of the bad boyz were potted and we have captured weapons, ammunitions and classified documents."

The Iranians announced that three of their forces were killed and they warned they will not let anyone destabilize the security of their borders.

The KDPI’s Operational Command confirmed that an undisclosed number of its Peshmerga were killed and said it would "release the names of our martyred Peshmerga in due course."

The KDPI and its other branches ceased armed activities against Iran some years ago to seek a political solution. But leaders say they have recently moved some of their fighters into towns and the border areas.

In May of 2015 KDPI deployed its Peshmerga forces to the border between southern (Iraqi) Kurdistan and eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan.

The KDPI was founded by the president of the first Kurdish republic in Mahabad, Qazi Muhammed, in 1945. The current leader of the party is Mustafa Hijri and its headquarters are based in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Following the establishment of the Islamic republic in 1979, the KDPI and other secular political organizations opposed the republic and a war between the Kurdish movement and the Iranian regime lasted until the mid-1990s.

On the occasion of Newroz, Mustafa Hijri announced that the KDPI would send Peshmerga and political cadres to eastern Kurdistan (Iran) in order to facilitate closer interactions with the Kurdish people.
Posted by: Fred || 06/19/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  KDPI? http://kdpifm.org/

Thats a lot of reach from Idaho
Posted by: Throting Henbane9697 || 06/19/2016 10:46 Comments || Top||


SDF forces break ISIS defense lines and reach trapped civilians in Manbij
[RUDAW.NET] Forces of the Manbij Military Council say they have broken 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....
's first lines of defense in order to reach trapped civilians who need urgent help such as water and food supplies.

"Concerning the trapped, we are trying to deal with the matter. Before we target any place we try to make sure there are no civilians in there, and this is one of the foundations of our operations. I can say that this campaign has been successful at every level. So far no damage was done to any civilians, no mistakes on the fronts between us and the civilians. We are being very careful and we are dealing with the matter very seriously," Sharfan Darwish, official front man of the Manbij Military Council said.

According to Nasser haj Mansour, adviser in the Syrian Democratic forces: "Manbij Military Council forces are working to rescue civilians from the jaws of ISIS and also working to open safe corridors from within the city. The stay of civilians inside the city is not because of the military council siege of the city but because ISIS is trying to use them as human shields."

General Commander of the military council, Adnan Abu Amjad, reported that his forces have managed to free more than 1,000 square kilometers of the Manbij countryside, and have killed and maimed nearly a thousand members of ISIS.

He claimed that the bodies of about 500 dead ISIS turbans lay in the hands of the military council.

"Our forces are now advancing towards the city and the siege is almost complete on the city. Our troops are rapidly advancing into the place where there are no civilians." Adnan Abu Amjad said.
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Russia slammed for striking Syrian rebels
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Russia launched a second air strike on US-backed Syrian fighters battling ISIS, even after the US military used emergency channels to ask Moscow to stop after the first strike, a US official told Rooters on Friday.

The official, who spoke to on condition of anonymity, said a small number of Syrian fighters were killed in Thursday’s air strikes in southern Syria.

The Pentagon has criticized the strike near al-Tanf, saying it raised concerns about Russian intentions in Syria and promising to bring up the matter with Russia. No Russia or Russian-backed Syrian ground forces were in the area at the time.

"This was an attack on forces first of all that were fighting ISIS. And obviously that’s the first thing that’s problematic about this Russian conduct," US Defense Secretary Ash Carter told news hounds, using an acronym for the radical group ISIS.

"The Russians initially said they were coming in to fight ISIS, and that’s not what they did."

Asked about the incident, the Kremlin said on Friday it was hard to distinguish between moderate and bully boy rebels on the ground when it came to targeting air strikes in Syria because they were frequently fighting close to one another.

Carter did not get into details about the sequence of events but told a news conference that "the channel that we have to communicate with them in instances like this wasn’t professionally used."
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