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ISIS ‘resisting till their last breath’ in Sirte, Libya
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Good morning
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#1  Seems to me Caitlin Can.
Posted by: gorb || 11/23/2016 2:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Caitlin sang in the Proctor, VT Junior/Senior High School chorus, played the trombone in the band and was self-taught on the guitar.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/23/2016 6:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Meanwhile, the glitterati gets baubles for their efforts--payback. Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to 21 actors, musicians, athletes and innovators who inspired him over the years and "helped make me who I am."

"O" quote spot on.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/23/2016 8:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Happy Turkey day don't forget the pork stuffing! Is she waiting tables?
Posted by: Goober Wittlesbach5685 || 11/23/2016 8:54 Comments || Top||

#5  pork stuffing

You ain't foolin' no one, buddy...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/23/2016 10:34 Comments || Top||

#6  Does cornbread, sausage stuffing count?
Posted by: AlanC || 11/23/2016 15:32 Comments || Top||

#7  I think it was a euphemism
Posted by: Frank G || 11/23/2016 21:53 Comments || Top||


Africa North
ISIS ‘resisting till their last breath’ in Sirte, Libya
[ALMASDARNEWS] Rida Issa, a front man for the Libyan forces fighting ISIS, announced that the terrorist group is desperately resisting in their stronghold of Sirte, resulting in the death of 30 turbans and three Libyan fighters.

ISIS members "are trying desperately to resist up until their last breath," said Issa on Tuesday.

Libyan forces have pushed ISIS to their last areas of control have liberating several houses in the city.

One Libyan fighter announced over a megaphone that: "All women and kiddies leave now if you want to live, don't miss this chance. Let them (militants) go now, there is safe passage, the battle is over."

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [523 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
FO terms Indian claims 'false and baseless'
[DAWN] The Foreign Office rejected Indian reports that the body of an Indian soldier was mutilated on the LoC.

"Pakistain strongly rejects the false and baseless media reports regarding the alleged mutilation of an Indian solider on the LoC.," said Nafees Zakaria, spokesperson for the Foreign Office.

The FO statement further added that the "reports are a fabrication and a blatant attempt to malign Pakistain"..

"The Pakistain Army, with its professional approach, is not involved in any such unethical and non-professional activity and neither does it support any such action," said the Foreign Office statement.

The fact is that India is constantly violating the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, targeting civilians and trying to divert international attention from its atrocities in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmire, said Zakaria.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  "The Pakistain Army, with its professional approach...," to bigotry, simony, graft, illegal politicking, smuggling, narcotics trafficking...
Posted by: Heriberto Greper9897 || 11/23/2016 6:16 Comments || Top||


Indian army claims three of its soldiers killed near LoC
[DAWN] India said three of its soldiers were killed Tuesday along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Machhal sector in held Kashmire.

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The body of one of the dead soldiers had been "mutilated", the army said in a tweet, threatening "retribution".

The Hindustan Times reported 'militants' were behind the attack.

There was no immediate comment from the Pakistain Army, which last week accused India of killing seven of its soldiers in cross-border fire in Kashmire.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under:


Infiltrators take shelter in Pak Rangers’ post
[Daily Excelsior] The BSF early today foiled seventh major infiltration attempt post September 29 surgical strikes on the International Border (IB) in Suchetgarh sector, killing a terror guide and forcing two others to retreat. Several Pakistain made items were found in possession of the terror guide, which has once again exposed the hand of the neighbour behind infiltration of holy warriors.

The BSF would lodge strong protest with Pakistain over role of the Rangers in facilitating infiltration attempt by the bandidos Death Eaters as CCTV footage available with it showed that two bandidos Death Eaters had fled back to Pakistain and took shelter in a post of the Rangers after terror guide was killed on the border in wee hours of this morning.

Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontiers, DK Upadhyaya told news hounds at Octroi Post in RS Pura sector after visiting the site of infiltration attempt, that the alert BSF troops observed movement of an infiltrator in Suchetgarh sector of RS Pura tehsil at 4.30 am today when he was trying to enter into the Indian territory taking advantage of dead ground, thick gross, dark hours and fog.
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Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  dead gross is a remarkable problem for infitrators
Posted by: Slurong Squank8493 || 11/23/2016 10:36 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Shiite force launches next phase to ‘isolate and encircle’ Turkmen Tal Afar
[RUDAW.NET] The Shiite-led Hashd al Shaabi paramilitary force on Tuesday launched stage four of its offensive to "isolate and encircle" the largely Turkmen city of Tal Afar, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, where the Shiite forces liberated a village and a road close to the city today.

"The fourth stage of the ’We Are Coming Nineveh’ operation on the western front has begun, where the Legions of Victory continue their march to clear the rest of the usurped land," a Hashd statement said.

"The operation aims to isolate and fully encircle Tal Afar city in preparation for its liberation from the ISIS dirt," Ahmad al-Assadi, the spokesperson for the Shiite forces said in a statement.

The Hashd al-Shaabi had already claimed on Friday that forces had encircled the city from two sides, south and west.

They liberated the village of Khirab al-Jihash and the road between the villages of Zariqi and al-Shariah on Tuesday.

The Hashd al Shaabi, which says it has an armed force of 140,000 fighters, began its offensive southwest and west of Mosul on October 29, almost two weeks after the start of the Mosul operation by the Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

A week ago the group said that it had an area of 14,000 sq. km to recapture from ISIS.

"The front that has been tasked to the Hashd al-Shaabi is one of the most significant and most dangerous fronts in this operation," al-Assadi said last month.

He added that the Hashd "is tasked with one of the widest areas, ranging from Qayyara in the west, Tal Afar in the north to the Mosul outskirts in the east and some areas on the Syrian-Iraqi border to the west."

Assadi had also claimed that the area is vital and important for its geostrategic location between Iraq and Syria ‐ where ISIS has its caliphate in the city of Raqqa -- but also because the bully boys’ top leader is believed to be there.

"The intelligence information indicates that their self-proclaimed caliph, the terrorist His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
, is usually present between Tal Afar and Baaj," Assadi said.

When the paramilitaries began operations more than three weeks ago, they said the largely Turkmen town of Tal Afar was among areas they wanted to liberate.

"The maimed and victimized town of Tal Afar and other towns will be among the areas (Hashd al-Shaabi) will liberate," Asadi said in late October.

The Shiite militia said a week ago that decision is now with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and reaffirmed that the Iraqi federal police and the Iraqi army will enter the town.

Earlier this month Abadi told a delegation of tribal leaders from Tal Afar that the Hashd force will not enter the Turkmen town. He said that Iraqi forces would be given that responsibility.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
had warned the Shiite forces against entering Tal Afar, for fear the force would brutalize the town’s population, which is largely Turkmen and a mix of Sunnis and Shiites.
Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


As Shiite forces near Tal Afar, ISIS militants hasten escape to Syria
[RUDAW.NET] After capturing Tal Afar airport near the Syrian border, the state-backed Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi forces say there are rapidly moving to Tal Afar itself to wrest control of the town from ISIS.

Peshmerga commanders report that, as the paramilitary Hashd force closes in on the town, ISIS Death Eaters are seen escaping to Raqqa in Syria via corridors that were used as supply lines in the past.

But the Yezidi community fears that, as the Death Eaters escape, they are also taking kidnapped girls and women with them.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Hideout, documents belonging to 'terrorists' who fought security forces in Halabja discovered
[RUDAW.NET] A group of suspected "terrorists" locked up in festivities with a number of Kurdish security personnel at a village near the Kurdish city of Halabja earlier this week were bumped off and maimed and a haven used by the group was later discovered, according to a statement by the Kurdish security establishment.

The Kurdistan Region’s Security Council (KRSC) also said that three security members were slightly maimed in the festivities with the myrmidons.

The security forces "received information through people from the Halabja province that some strange hard boyz were present in the region... On October 19, near Sirwan River and Boin village, some hard boyz were seen and later festivities broke out between security members and the myrmidons."

"A haven used by the group, which contained a lot of ammunition and documents, was later discovered, with some holy warriors killed and others maimed," the statement added.

In the raid, "three Asaish (security) members were maimed," it detailed.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie was cracking himself up, but nobody else seemed to be getting the non-stop jokes...
the acting Halabja Governor Ali Othman told Rudaw earlier this week that identities of the gunnies who attacked the Peshmerga on Saturday were still unknown.

But one local official from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said that the hard boyz were associated with ISIS.

In late August, Kurdish security forces rubbed out four gunnies identified as ISIS hard boyz in the Azhdagh Mountain in Sangaw in southern Sulaimani.
Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Southeast Asia
Abu Sayyaf suspected behind kidnapping of two Indonesians
[BenarNews] Five gunmen, suspected to be Abu Sayyaf militants, kidnapped two Indonesian fishermen in the waters off Kunak, a small coastal town in the eastern Malaysian state of Sabah, before fleeing toward Tawi-Tawi in the southern Philippines on Saturday.

After destroying the boat's communications equipment and stealing cash and mobile phones, the gunmen left 11 other crewmen unharmed, according to Eastern Sabah Security Command commander Wan Abdul Bari Wan Abdul Khalid.

He said Malaysian authorities were alerted by Philippine officials of a speedboat that they were pursuing near Tawi-Tawi’s Taganak Island.

Philippine military spokesman Filemon Tan said troops were informed by Malaysian authorities that an abduction had been reported at about 7:30 p.m. The abduction occurred near Kunak, 80 miles south of Sandakan, Sabah.

Following Saturday’s kidnapping, Tan said militants were holding 24 people captive – five Malaysians, a Dutch national, a German, a South Korean, four Indonesians, six Vietnamese and six Filipinos.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish-backed rebels recapture Qabasin town in northern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Tuesday around noon, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) recaptured Qabasin, marking the fifth time the town has changed hands in the past week.

Following up on humongous gains during operation 'Euphrates Shield' in the northern Aleppo countryside, the FSA stormed Qabasin with infantry and technicals while the TAF provided tank support and aeriael bombardment against ISIS bandidos faceless myrmidons defending the town.

Prior to retreating from Qabasin, ISIS fighters destroyed a rebel BMP and rigged the town with five improvised explosives, injuring many FSA bandidos faceless myrmidons according to Amaq Agency.

If rebel forces can keep control of the town this time around, it will allow for a pincer movement around al-Bab, a nearby 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....
stronghold which The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has promised to liberate and also heavily bombed.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


More than 1,000 Iranian combatants KIA in Syria
[AFP] More than 1,000 combatants sent from Iran to fight in support of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria have been killed in the conflict, the head of Iran’s veterans’ affairs office said Tuesday.

“The number of martyrs from our country defending the shrines has now passed 1,000,” Tasnim news agency quoted Mohammad Ali Shahidi Mahalati, the head of Iran’s Foundation of Martyrs’ and Veterans’ Affairs, as saying.

Iran has sent military advisers, as well as fighters recruited from Afghanistan and Pakistan, to work with Assad’s forces. They are known in Iran as “defenders of the shrines” in reference to Shiite holy sites in Syria.

Shahidi did not specify the nationalities of those killed.

The Fatemiyoun Division of Afghan recruits organized by Iran comprises the majority of volunteers sent from Iran to fight in Syria and Iraq. Iran says they are sent to fight against Sunni extremists such as ISIS.

The Islamic republic denies having any boots on the ground in Syria, and insists its commanders and generals of the elite Revolutionary Guards’ foreign operations wing act as “military advisers” both there and in Iraq.

Iranian media regularly report on the death of Iranian, Afghan and Pakistani “martyrs” in Syria, whose bodies are buried in Iran.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [338 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  According to official Iranian news service the gold-domed Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque and Shrine, located near Damascus, is one of the holiest sites in Shiite Islam outside of Iraq and Saudi Arabia. "It houses the remains of Zaynab, granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed and daughter of Ali ― the fourth leader of the early Islamic empire and one of the most revered figures in Shiism."
Posted by: Heriberto Greper9897 || 11/23/2016 6:26 Comments || Top||

#2  1000 is a lot of 'advisors' to lose in combat
Posted by: lord garth || 11/23/2016 9:21 Comments || Top||

#3  the gold-domed Sayyidah Zaynab - sounds like one of those monuments that are worshipped like idols and should - therefore - be demolished by "The Pure".

Makes me extra thankful I live in a place where most of the co-religionists have stopped killing each other.
Posted by: Bobby || 11/23/2016 12:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah, that's why we have softball leagues.

WATCH YOUR HEAD PAPIST DAWG !
Posted by: Shipman || 11/23/2016 20:19 Comments || Top||

#5  from ye vasty heap...

One Saturday night in Dungannon,
A leprechaun brandished his cannon:
"You're cute with yer toots
On yer yuge Orange flutes,
But you're nothin' to mighty Mike Shannon!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 11/23/2016 23:50 Comments || Top||


Russian airstrikes devastate jihadist rebels in northwest Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force has shown little mercy to the jihadist rebels of Jaish al-Fateh
...Army of Conquest coalition includes Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat al-Nusra, Fath al-Sham, Ihyaa al-Jihad Brigade, Mujhedi Nawa, Asoud al-Tahid Brigade, Ansar al-Haqa Brigade and the Islamic brigade of al-Omarein, of which three are affialiated with al-Qaeda. It is or has been supported by Saudi Arabia and Turkey...
(Army of Conquest) tonight, launching several powerful Arclight airstrikes over the northwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate.

Russian jets began their air campaign tonight by launching Arclight airstrikes over several villages in the 'Anadan Plains, hitting Jaish al-Fateh targets near the Gaziantep-Aleppo Highway.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Russian Arclight airstrikes specifically struck Jaish al-Fateh's positions at the villages of 'Anadan, Hayyan, Bayyanoun, Haritan, Khan Assad, Kafr Naha, and Dart 'Izza in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo.

The military source added that several jihadist rebels were killed by these Arclight airstrikes in northwestern Aleppo tonight, including a number of forces of Evil from Harakat Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
(formerly al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front).

Harakat Ahrar al-Sham had a rough day in Aleppo on Tuesday after their top commander was among the dead jihadists in the Sheikh Sa'eed District.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Meh, maybe, depends on the pilot, but
If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a 'Backfire .. varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!
Posted by: Shipman || 11/23/2016 11:28 Comments || Top||


Family of six die in east Aleppo chlorine gas attack
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A photo apparently showing a family of six killed in a suspected chlorine gas attack in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, has gone viral on social media.

If genuine it would not be the first picture from Aleppo showing civilians, including women and kiddies being killed in the heavy bombardments carried out by Russian and Syrian Arclight airstrikes.

On Sunday it is claimed a helicopter struck the Al Sakhour neighborhood with chlorine gas killing the four siblings and their father.

Media activists from Aleppo told Al Arabiya English that the mother died shortly after from shock.
Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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  ISIS ‘resisting till their last breath’ in Sirte, Libya
Tue 2016-11-22
  ISIS claims responsibility behind Kabul mosque bombing that left 32 dead
Mon 2016-11-21
  Turkey’s Erdogan warns NATO on sheltering ‘terrorist’ plotters
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  Taliban shadow governor among 11 killed in North of Afghanistan
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