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Good Morning
Posted by: Steve White || 11/26/2016 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Setting cookie..... Hmmmmm... chocolate....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/26/2016 2:02 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Taliban leaders may have moved to Afghanistan from Pakistan
[WAPO] KABUL, Afghanistan -- After operating out of Pakistan for more than a decade, the leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban movement may have moved back to their homeland to try to build on this year’s gains in the war and to establish a permanent presence.

If confirmed, the move would be a sign of the Taliban’s confidence in their fight against the U.S.-backed government in Kabul. It could also be an attempt by the militants to distance themselves from Pakistan, which is accused of supporting the movement.

The Taliban’s leaders have been based in Pakistani cities, including Quetta, Karachi and Peshawar, since their rule in Afghanistan was overthrown in the 2001 U.S. invasion after the 9/11 attacks.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the leadership shura, or council, relocated to Afghanistan "some months ago," although he would not say to where.

One Taliban official said the shura had moved to southern Helmand province, which the insurgents consider to be part of their heartland and where most of the opium that funds their operations is produced. The official refused to be identified because of security reasons.

Other Taliban sources said the justice, recruitment and religious councils had also moved to southern Afghanistan. The statements could not be independently confirmed.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s office said it had no confirmation that any such move had taken place.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/26/2016 08:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [466 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  "Quetta was getting to violent and crazy. We had to move"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/26/2016 8:47 Comments || Top||

#2  "too". Jeebus. "Fidel! More coffee, dammit!"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/26/2016 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Pakistan wants plausible deniability for the actions of the Taliban again.

I wonder what they have planned
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/26/2016 10:45 Comments || Top||

#4 
I wonder what they have planned


Watch India. Haven't the two of them been getting worked up again lately?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/26/2016 13:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Ima wondering if the Paks didn't have the US elections in mind (either candidate.)
Posted by: Pappy || 11/26/2016 14:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Moving the Talib back to Helmand does give the ISI a fig leaf when the Taliban inevitably commits one atrocity or another, as well as ensuring the heroin money continues to flow and fund things in the region, as directed by the ISI in large part.

It also takes most, if not all, of the dronezaps out of Pakistan, which have been putting a lot of pressure on the Pak government from their own people.

Still, good point about something being up. It can be seen as suspicious.
Posted by: OldSpook || 11/26/2016 22:26 Comments || Top||


2 militants blown by own explosives in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least two bandidos murderous Moslems were killed in an kaboom triggered by own explosives in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment said the incident took place in Ghani Khel district on Thursday, leaving two bandidos murderous Moslems dead and two others maimed.

A commander of the bandidos murderous Moslems identified as Lal Mohammad was also among those killed in the kaboom.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups including the Taliban murderous Moslems have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban Überstürmbannführer among 4 killed in Nangarhar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A commander of the Taliban group was among at least four holy warriors killed during festivities and military operations in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said a commander of the Taliban group identified as Ghorzang was killed during a clash with the security forces in Hesarak district.

The statement further added that two more holy warriors were also maimed during the festivities.

According to the provincial police commandment, at least two holy warriors were killed when an bomb went off prematurely in the same district.

The anti-government armed bully boy groups including the Taliban forces of Evil have not commented regarding the reports so far.

This comes as the Afghan cops tossed in the clink
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
the explosives expert of the Taliban group in this province last month.

According to the local security officials, the detained Taliban expert has been identified as Ghulam Akbar who is originally a resident of Rodat distrit of Nangarhar.

The officials further added that was previously maimed in a premature kaboom and resumed his operations to manufacture improvised bombs after he recovered.

The Talibs and forces of Evil belong to other bully boy groups frequently use homemade improvised bombs to target the security forces and government officials and employees.
Posted by: Fred || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


At least five killed, 27 wounded in Afghan triple bombing
[Al Ahram] At least five people were killed and 27 others maimed in a triple bombing in eastern Afghanistan's 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 Friday, provincial officials said.

There was no claim of responsibility for the three bombings in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province, which is a hotbed of IS militancy.

"Five people were martyred in three kabooms in different parts of Jalalabad of Nangarhar province this morning," provincial front man Ataullah Khogyani told AFP.

Khogyani said the first blast was a roadside kaboom which detonated outside the house of a senior prison official, Abdul Hakim, killing him and a child and wounding six others.

The second blast came outside the fire brigade office -- from where the first rescuers are usually dispatched after an attack -- killing three and wounding 21.

Khogyani said the third blast came as people gathered at Hakim's house after the first blast, but there were no casualties.

Dr Najib Kamawal, director of the Nangarhar civil hospital confirmed the toll.

Posted by: Fred || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Seven killed in Mudug fighting
At least seven people are confirmed killed and dozens wounded in a heavy fighting between Al shabaab militants and local militiamen in Mudug region of central Somalia on Friday.

The combat flared up when armed Al Shabaab fighters attacked a militiamen stationed at Dumaye village, about 50Km away from the seaside city of Harardhere in Mudug region. A senior Al Shabaab number three commander named Abdullah Salad was among those killed in the battle near Harardhere, a former pirate bastion and current Al shabaab stronghold.

Sources said the fighting broke out when local residents in Dumaye rural area took arms against Al shabaab over Zakah collection (an Islamic levy on wealth).
Posted by: Steve White || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Suspected Ruritanian U.S. warplanes bomb Shaboob camps in Qoryoley
Suspected Ruritanian U.S. military jets have launched an airstrike on Al Shabaab training camps in southern Somalia on Friday, and officials and local residents said.

After the air raid, foreign troops backed by Somali commandos units swooped into Dugulle area, about 48Km away from the southern town of Qoryoley in Lower Shabelle region, sources said. The allied troops were reportedly encountered a resistance as they engaged in a fierce gunfight with the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab fighters in the area.

A local resident in Dugulle told Radio Shabelle that they could heard intense gunfire and explosions as a result of the airstrike and the ground combat. The aerial bombardment has sent a thick plume of smoke billowing into the air, he added.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Arabia
7 Houthis die in air raid in Marib
[Al Arabiya] A raid launched by the coalition forces targeting the rebels’ military bases in the Serwah region in the west of the Marib province region has killed seven Houthi militias and those belonging to Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Witnesses confirmed that the raid targeted a military force of seven rebels in the north, burning down their vehicle and killing them all.

Earlier, as many as 23 others were killed in Taiz by the raids conducted by the coalition and the clashes that erupted on the fronts there. According to al-Hadath sources, the rebels are asking the citizens of Rawd region in west Taiz to evacuate their houses.
Posted by: badanov || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Saudi Arabia: 11 missiles launched on al-Tuwal
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least 11 missiles were launched into the southern border village of al-Tuwal in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent has confirmed.

The attack comes as coalition forces were still pounding Yemeni militia targets across the border by Friday afternoon near the cities of Jazan and southern Dhahran.

The cross-border operations come on the same say a raid was launched by coalition forces targeting the rebels’ military bases in the Serwah region in the west of the Marib province region that killed seven 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 ...
militias and those belonging to President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
Witnesses confirmed that the raid targeted a military force of seven rebels in the north, burning down their vehicle and killing them all.

Posted by: Fred || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemeni snipers kill 3 Saudi soldiers
[ALMASDARNEWS] Yemeni soldiers killed three Saudi soldiers with sniper fire at the al-Alab border crossing in the Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
n southwestern border region of Asir on Friday, al-Masirah television reported.

The Yemeni soldiers backed by the 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 ...
militias also launched several missiles at the al-Sarqah military camp in Asir region, although there have been no reported casualties.

The Yemeni forces also prevented a Saudi-led attack consisting of Hadi loyalists and mercenaries in the Rabuah district of Asir.

PressTV also reported that Yemeni forces lobbed a barrage of artillery rounds at a gatherings of Saudi soldiers in Beit al-Moshqaf and Madrasah al-Qawiyah areas in Jizan, located 967 kilometers southwest of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital.

Posted by: Fred || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Four killed in Pabna ‘gunfight’
[Dhaka Tribune] Four suspected robbers have been killed in a "shootout" with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Joynagar area under Ishwardi upazila of Pabna district.
"It's the RAB! Open indiscriminate fire!"
The identities of the dear departed could not be ascertained yet.
[BANG! BANG! BANGETY BANG!]
"Aaaiiieee! Rosebud!"
"Who wuz dat?"
"Dunno! Keep firing!"
[BANG! BANG! BANGETY BANG!"

RAB 12 Company Commander ASP Beena Rani Das told the Dhaka Tribune: "Acting on a tip-off,
[RING!]
Cop shoppe! Sergeant Shafiq speaking!
Lissen! Dis is Mahmoud da Weasel! I got a tip for youse...

we conducted a drive to catch a group of 15 robbers who were looting a rice mill in the area around 3:30am on Friday."
"Harrr! Bring up the rickshaw, boys! I smell rice!"
"Sensing our presence, the robbers opened fire targeting us."
"It is they! Quick, lads! The shutter gun!"
[KERPOW!]
"Take that, coppers!"

In retaliation, RAB fired back that left two robbers dead on the spot.
[BANGETTA BANGETTA BANG BANG BANG!]
"Take that, foul miscreants!"
"Aaaiiieee! I am undone!"
"There goes another one! Who was that?"
"Dunno! Wudn't me!"

She said the elite force also detained five maimed robbers with the help of locals and one of them died on way to hospital.
[gasp] [rattle] rosebud!
Besides, two rice-laden trucks were seized in the drive.
Posted by: Fred || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under:


The Grand Turk
PKK kills Turkish soldier in Diyarkabir
One soldier was killed on Nov. 25 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Lice district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

Security forces and PKK militants engaged in an armed conflict during an operation in the district. One soldier was heavily wounded during clashes and transferred to the Selahaddin Eyyubi State Hospital in Diyarbakır. He later succumbed to his injuries despite all medical efforts.

The security forces’ operation to apprehend PKK militants in the region is ongoing.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Massive explosion rocks city of Gaziantep near border with Syria
[EXPRESS.CO.UK] Witnesses reported a defeaning blast at around 8.20pm GMT, while photos taken at the scene show smoke billowing across the skyline.

The first official report dismissed the explosion as nothing more than the sound of a jet flying at supersonic speed.

It read: "All possible leads for explosion claim investigated and nothing found. Could be jet plane going supersonic."

Posted by: Fred || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [311 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Home Front: WoT
One by One, ISIS Social Media Experts Are Killed as Result of F.B.I. Program
Superb piece in the NYT -- yes, that NYT -- about a program you haven't heard of and perhaps shouldn't be hearing about. But since it's in the NYT now you can read it. Just the first few paragraphs here to whet your appetite.
In the summer of 2015, armed American drones over eastern Syria stalked Junaid Hussain, an influential hacker and recruiter for the Islamic State.

For weeks, Mr. Hussain was careful to keep his young stepson by his side, and the drones held their fire. But late one night, Mr. Hussain left an internet cafe alone, and minutes later a Hellfire missile killed him as he walked between two buildings in Raqqa, Syria, the Islamic State’s de facto capital.

Mr. Hussain, a 21-year-old from Birmingham, England, was a leader of a band of English-speaking computer specialists who had given a far-reaching megaphone to Islamic State propaganda and exhorted online followers to carry out attacks in the West. One by one, American and allied forces have killed the most important of roughly a dozen members of the cell, which the F.B.I. calls “the Legion,” as part of a secretive campaign that has largely silenced a powerful voice that led to a surge of counterterrorism activity across the United States in 2015 as young men and women came under the influence of its propaganda.

American military, intelligence and law enforcement officials acknowledge that the Islamic State still retains a sophisticated social media arm that could still inspire attacks like those in San Bernardino, Calif., and in Orlando, Fla., and remains a potent foe suspected of maintaining clandestine cells in Europe. But they point to the coordinated effort against the Legion as evidence of the success the United States has had in reducing the Islamic State’s ability to direct, enable or inspire attacks against the West.

Initially the threat posed by the Legion was primarily seen as a problem for law enforcement officials. But as the threat worsened last year, and the F.B.I. stepped up the monitoring of terrorism suspects around the country, the bureau pressed the military to focus on the group, according to current and former American officials.

While American and British forces conducted a series of drone strikes on members of the group, the F.B.I. sifted through thousands of the Legion’s followers on social media to figure out who had actually been inspired to take action. In the last two years, it has arrested nearly 100 people in cases involving the terrorist group.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [653 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  One bad guy, one Hellfire missle. $70,000 per shot is certainly one way to bust a budget.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/26/2016 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  "...roughly a dozen members of the cell..." Killed one a year since the cell's founding. Par for the FBI course.
Posted by: Heriberto Greper9897 || 11/26/2016 9:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Takes that long (and costs more than $70k) to filter through the layers of lawyers.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/26/2016 9:41 Comments || Top||

#4  compare the cost of that vs the "arrest, incarceration and trial" method.

Trump may not be so soft toward the human shields of mass murder promoting psychopaths.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 11/26/2016 10:41 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm really kind of partial to the .50 caliber aneurysm myself.

But Pappy's critique would probably make that moot.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/26/2016 11:04 Comments || Top||

#6  I wonder if someone's tried putting a stabilized M2 on a drone. Gotta be cheaper than wasting anti-tank munitions on them.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/26/2016 13:29 Comments || Top||

#7  I do have to wonder just how much Law-fare the new leadership will put up with. Most of the mentioned DoD NSS Advisor and DCI leadership names being bandied about do not come to mind as the sort of persons who want JAG calling the shots, and tactical ROE field decisions made and critiqued from desk jockeys in the pentagon.
Posted by: OldSpook || 11/26/2016 22:30 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
2 cops, soldier, LeT comdr among 5 killed in Kashmir
[Daily Excelsior] Two coppers of Jammu and Kashmire Armed Police, an Army man and two Lions of Islam including Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
commander were killed in two separate militancy related incidents in Kashmire today.

Militants fired on cops of 18th Armed Police Battalion of Jammu and Kashmire Police near Bus Stand Kulgam this afternoon killing two of them and critically injuring another.

The killed cops have been identified as Head Constable Tanveer Ahmad and Constable Jalaluddin of Kulgam while the injured has been identified as Head Constable Shamsuddin.

Sources said that a group of four masked Lions of Islam of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) who came in a Santro car bearing registration number JK18-2207 fired at three cops who were performing law and order duty at Kulgam town. Another cop who was holding a teargas thrower fired a tear gas at the Lions of Islam who left the car behind and fled through nearby orchards.

The Lions of Islam left the cops in pool of blood who were rushed to hospital where two were brought dead and another critically injured was shifted to Srinagar for treatment.

Immediately after the attack, senior police and Army officers reached the spot and massive manhunt was launched against the Lions of Islam responsible for the attack.

A wreath laying ceremony was held in District Police Lines Kulgam where floral tributes were paid to the two cops killed in the attack. DIG SKR Nitesh Kumar led the civil, coppers and jawans in laying floral wreaths.

In the meantime, an Army jawan and two foreign Lions of Islam were killed in a shootout in Naidkhai area of North Kashmire’s Bandipora district this morning.

A police official said after receiving a tip off, security forces including SOG and 13 RR of Army cordoned off Manzpora village of Naidkhai and launched a search operation. As the searches were underway, Lions of Islam who were hiding in the village opened fire, on troops killing a soldier Naik Chandra Singh.

The shootout continued for an hour during which two foreign Lions of Islam were rubbed out. Two AK 47 rifles, one pistol, one bag containing a matrix sheet, two AK magazines, 30 AK rounds, two grenades and one GPS.

The two Lions of Islam had infiltrated into Kashmire this year along with three others in June this year through Macchil sector of Kupwara. Two of their associates were killed early this week in Hajin area of Bandipora. They have been identified as Abu Suraqa and Abdullah.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wrecked scow, Agent 49 felt gingerly for his head. It was still there. He had been hoping differently...
Army today said a murderous Moslem after being persuaded laid down arms and surrendered before security forces in Tujjar area of Sopore in North Kashmire’s Baramulla district. The Army said a pistol was recovered from the murderous Moslem. He is the second murderous Moslem of LeT in North Kashmire who surrendered before security forces since November 4.
Posted by: Fred || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Iraq
Anbar Antics: 7 die


7 ISIS Bad Guys have a Very Bad Day in Anbar

Anbar – (iraqinews.com) Seven Islamic State militants were killed in an airstrike by US-led fighter jets west of Ramadi, an army source said Friday.

‘International coalition air forces bombed today two vehicles belonging to ISIS at the 110th Kilometer, west of Ramadi,” a source at the army’s Anbar operations command told Alsumaria News. He added that the strike killed seven militants on board.

“Group elements were on their way for an attack on a security point,” said

Local sources have recently said that the group had kidnapped 250 former police and army agents, accusing them of acting as informants for security forces and consequently enabling the forces to locate militants and kill them.

Several ISIS militants were killed over the past week as airstrikes targeted their havens and combat vehicles in Anbar towns. Security authorities say the strikes are carried out based on intelligence information.

Iraqi government and popular troops, assisted by a US-led international coalition forces, have been on a major campaign since mid October to clear the country, most notably the city of Mosul, from Islamic State militants who took over large areas of Iraq in 2014.
Posted by: badanov || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition

ISIS continues its war on civilians in Mosul

Erbil – (Reuters) A medic peeled blood-soaked bandages from the arm of a boy in the emergency room of a hospital in northern Iraq, revealing the full extent of the damage inflicted by an Islamic State mortar attack.

“Is something wrong with my hand?” the boy asked his father, who stood over the stretcher covering his son’s eyes to prevent him seeing the wound.

“It’s nothing, just a small wound,” replied the father, Abu Nidal, as the medic inspected the mangled remains of the boy’s hand, maimed beyond repair.

Around them were dozens of other civilians who have been wounded in areas of Mosul since they were retaken from Islamic State by Iraqi forces trying to dislodge the militants from their largest urban stronghold in Iraq.

The civilians say are not accidental victims caught in the crossfire and that Islamic State has been targeting them.

“In any area liberated by the army, Daesh (Islamic State)considers us apostates, so it is permissible to kill us,” said the boy’s father, who asked not to be identified.

His son had insisted on accompanying him to buy flour at a market in the Zahra neighborhood of Mosul when a mortar bomb hit them, nearly three weeks after Iraqi forces entered the district.

As Iraqi forces edge forward in Mosul’s eastern districts, taking pains to avoid harming civilians, Islamic State mortar and sniper fire is hitting the people it ruled harshly for more than two years.

With more than 100,000 men backed by an international coalition arrayed against an estimated 5,000 to 6,000 insurgents inside the city, there is little doubt Iraqi forces will eventually prevail. The question is at what cost.

PRICE OF FREEDOM
An average of 100 casualties are arriving each day at the hospital in the Kurdish regional capital Erbil, where those with wounds too serious to be treated at field clinics on Mosul’s outskirts are rushed, a hospital administrator said.

In the burns unit, a 28-year old woman lay wrapped in bandages, only part of her face showing. Ten days after the army retook her neighborhood, she was making bread when her stove was knocked over during a mortar attack and she was set ablaze.

“They (Islamic State) harmed us after the liberation,” she said in a weak voice.

About 70,000 of Mosul’s estimated population of 1 million have fled to camps in the surrounding area, according to U.N. figures, but the majority have remained in their homes.

“We decided to stay because my mother and father are ill and it’s hard to live in a camp,” said 42-year old Abu Abd al-Rahman. That decision cost him a leg, he said, folding back a blanket to show a stump below the knee.

“May God take revenge on them,” he said.

Despite the growing number of casualties, the wounded praised the conduct of the Iraqi security forces and said it was a price worth paying to be free again from Islamic State.

“We are happy to be liberated, but Daesh spoiled it,” said 38-year-old Abu Ahmed, a blanket covering a leg wound after he was shot by a sniper. “They have no mercy”.

Across the corridor was Ziyad Younis, who buried his elder brother en route to the hospital. He is now tending to a nephew wounded in a mortar attack as he had breakfast.

“Our one hope was to be liberated; we didn’t expect it to be like this,” he said.
Posted by: badanov || 11/26/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mosul Offensive News
Iraqi militia commences fifth phase of offensive operations

Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) Al-Hashd al-Sha’bi popular militias announced Friday the beginning of a fifth decisive phase of its advancement towards the strategic, Islamic-State-held town of Tal Afar, Nineveh.

The militia’s media service said Friday it had liberated the village of al-Aazal, west of Mosul, as operations launched.

The latest phase, which concluded on Wednesday, had seen the mostly-Shia militia consummating a siege on the city and liberating several villages on its outskirts after taking control of its vital military airport. Its commanders said the fifth phase would see the troops advancing further towards the center of Tal Afar.

A spokesperson for Asaeb Ahl al-Haq, a component of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi, said in a statement that the current stage of operations are specifically targeting the Tal Abta neighborhood. He said his troops had managed to take over the villages of Um Nekheila and Toffaha as operations proceeded.

Tal Afar has been a concern for Turkey which had said it feared that Shia paramilitary forces engaged in combat, most notably al-Hashed al-Shaabi, could carry out retaliatory measures against Sunni Turkmen residents of the town.
Turkey has demanded the government in Baghdad to ensure that the militias stop at the siege on Tal Afar airport.

The takeover of Tal Afar airport represents a major victory for the militias as it stands as a vital step towards the liberation of the whole town and cutting the last ISIS supply corridor to Syria.

Iraqi militia captures villages in Tal Afar

Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) Al-Hashd al-Sha’bi militias said Friday they had recaptured one more village on its way to liberating the strategic town of Tal Afar, Nineveh, from Islamic State militants.

The militia’s media service said they took over the village of Khodeir southwest of Tal Afar. “Al-Hashd has engaged in ferocious fights with ISIS elements,” adding that the group uses civilians as human shields.

“Al-Hashd had also brought down an ISIS-run drone in Um Nekheila village, and also destroyed two booby-trapped vehicles.”

Earlier today, the militia announced the beginning of a fifth decisive phase of its advancement towards the town, beginning the operation with liberating the village of al-Aazal, west of Mosul.

The latest phase, which concluded on Wednesday, had seen the mostly-Shia militia consummating a siege on the city and liberating several villages on its outskirts after taking control of its vital military airport. Its commanders said the fifth phase would see the troops advancing further towards the center of Tal Afar.

A spokesperson for Asaeb Ahl al-Haq, a component of al-Hashed al-Sha’bi, said in a statement that the current stage of operations are specifically targeting the Tal Abta neighborhood. He said his troops had managed to take over the villages of Um Nekheila and Toffaha as operations proceeded.

Tal Afar has been a concern for Turkey which had said it feared that Shia paramilitary forces engaged in combat, most notably al-Hashed al-Shaabi, could carry out retaliatory measures against Sunni Turkmen residents of the town.
Turkey has demanded the government in Baghdad to ensure that the militias stop at the siege on Tal Afar airport.

The takeover of Tal Afar airport represents a major victory for the militias as it stands as a vital step towards the liberation of the whole town and cutting the last ISIS supply corridor to Syria.

50 ISIS Turbans eat it near Mosul

Nineveh – (IraqiNews.com) Fifty Islamic State militants were killed and 32 others were arrested on Friday as Iraqi Federal Police proceed with operations to liberate area south of Mosul.

A statement by the police service said operations have also resulted into the destruction of four barracks, adding that efforts continue to comb the villages recaptured over the past few days, presumably from booby-traps and landmines.

Iraqi joint police and army forces, assisted by US-led international forces and popular militias, have been in battles with ISIS in Mosul, the extremist group’s last bastion in Iraq, since operations kicked off in mid October.

Battles and military advancements from all directions over the past week have effectively isolated the province of Nineveh from the rest of Iraq, as well as cut ISIS’s vital supply lines from Syria.

According to statements by the Iraqi Interior Ministry and the US-led international coalition, at least 1500 ISIS fighters have been killed since operations to recapture Mosul launched.

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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 2 die


2 die in bomb attack in Hussainiya

Baghdad – (IraqiNews.com) Two people were killed and six others were wounded when an IED blast rocked a commercial area north of Baghdad.

Jordan’s news agency, Petra, quoted a Baghdad police officer as saying that the bomb went off near a commercial area in Hussainiya, 10 Km from Baghdad.

Security forces cordoned the area off and victims were taken to hospitals, according to the officer.

Iraq has seen a surge in violent attacks since Islamic State militant captured large areas of the country in 2014. The United Nations said earlier this month that 58000 people died due to violence since then.

ISIS is currently struggling to defend Mosul, its last strategic foothold in Iraq, against continuous, successful advancements by Iraqi security forces and popular militias. With attacks carried out at several areas other than Mosul, supposedly by ISIS, observers and security officials believe the extremist group is trying to divert attention from its defeats in Mosul as well as to distract the focus of the assaulting security troops.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian tries to stab troops in East Jerusalem, is shot dead
[IsraelTimes] A Paleostinian man armed with a knife tried to stab a member of the security forces at a checkpoint in the East Jerusalem refugee camp of Shuafat on Friday evening and was rubbed out.

Police said there were no Israeli injuries.

"At the barrier of the Shuafat refugee camp Friday evening, a young Arab man approached security forces with a knife and tried to stab one of them," Israel Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.

Forces "replied by neutralizing him," she added, later confirming he had died.

A later statement said a row had broken out during a search of a minibus at the entrance of the camp.
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Palestinian child dead as Israel wildfires reach West Bank
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A two-year-old Paleostinian boy has died after his house caught on fire in the town of Beitin in Ramallah as authorities investigate the cause.

The boy’s death comes as Israeli firefighters kept battling the flames in wooded hills around Jerusalem and in northern areas on Friday, with support from Paleostinian firemen and emergency teams from Greece, Cyprus, Croatia, Italia, Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
Israeli police have jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
13 people on suspicion of arson as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he has accepted additional help from Egypt and Jordan.

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Syrians jailed for blocking ambulance carrying Al-Nusra terrorists to Israel
[ALMASDARNEWS] Two Syrians living in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have been sentenced to prison by an Israeli military court for blocking an ambulance transporting Islamist fighters operating in Syria from being treated in Israel.

Amal Abu Saleh was sentenced to seven years and eight months in jail with a $3,000 fine, whilst Bashira Mahmoud was sentenced to 22 months in prison and fined $1,000 dollars.

According to SANA, Israeli forces placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
the two along with 24 others in June 2015, when residents of the village of Majdal Shams blocked the ambulance and prevented it from transporting two injured bully boyz from Jabhat Fateh al-Sham
...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
, formerly known as Jabhar 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 .. ...
Amal’s uncle, Sheikh Nazih Abu Saleh, said the court ruling was "hostile" and that it was the right of those in the Golan Heights to block bully boyz being treated in Israeli hospitals.

Ahmed Sheikh Abdul Qader, the governor of the city of Quneitra in southwestern Syria, called the ruling "provocative" and spurred on human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
organizations to force the Israeli regime to release Syrians held in its prisons.

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Fires Rage Near Jerusalem as Israel Arrests Arson Suspects
[BLOOMBERG] Large brush fires swept across hills outside Jerusalem, after Israeli police detained arson suspects following days of severe blazes in the country.

Residents of towns in the Jerusalem Mountains were evacuated on Friday while dozens of houses were burned down. Israel accepted offers of firefighting help from Egypt and Jordan and police front man Micky Rosenfeld tweeted a picture of Paleostinian firefighters working alongside their Israeli counterparts in the city of Haifa.

Fires have forced tens of thousands of Israelis from their homes in the past four days, with officials saying many began almost simultaneously and were probably due to arson. Israeli police chief Roni Alsheich on Thursday said that where arson was the cause, it was likely "nationalist," a phrase authorities use to describe attacks by Arabs. Police said they have placed in durance vile
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
13 people for suspected arson or incitement to start fires.

While several blazes are now largely under control, firefighters fear that strong winds could reignite them. The fires are the worst to hit Israel since 2010 when 42 people died in a forest region south of Haifa.

“I’ve accepted the offer of help in putting out the fires from Egypt and Jordan,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Twitter. “Egypt will send two firefighting helicopters and Jordan will send fire trucks.”

They will join vehicles sent by the Palestinian Authority and aircraft from Russia, Cyprus, Turkey, Croatia and Greece already battling the flames. A massive Supertanker firefighting plane from the U.S. arrived late on Friday, according to Channel 2.

Fires that spread through the northern port city of Haifa are apparently “acts of terrorism,” and the government will compensate residents for loss of property, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said.


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Southeast Asia
Two wanted militants gunned down in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] Two militants wanted on a number of arrest warrants were shot dead in an exchange of gunfire with rangers in Yala province around noon on Friday. The clash broke out shortly after the two men aboard a motorcycle refused to stop for a search at a security checkpoint in Raman district. The two fired shots at the rangers, who returned fire and killed them.

The pair were identified as Masupiyan Yakumor, wanted for murder and attempted murder and separatist activities in Raman and Bacho districts. The rangers had set up checkpoints on local roads after receiving information from area residents that militants were active at Ban Aekaeng village.

Authorities believe the duo were in the area planning attacks.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Lebanese Army detains 11 ISIS Baddies, including Underboss
The Lebanese army said on Friday it had arrested a leading local ISIS group commander and 10 other members in a special operation on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal.

The army said special forces from the intelligence and other troops carried out the dawn attack on an ISIS base in the mountainous area of Wadi al-Araneb on the border with Syria.

“They clashed with (ISIS) militants with different weapons and managed to break into the headquarters where they captured 11 of them, including the dangerous terrorist and ISIS emir (leader) of Arsal, Ahmed Youssef Amoun,” said the army in a communique.

According to the military, Amoun was seriously wounded in the operation, and a medical source told Agence France Presse he had been transferred to a hospital in Beirut for emergency treatment.

The communique said the ISIS commander was involved in preparing car bombs used in attacks in various parts of Lebanon, including the southern suburbs of Beirut, a stronghold for the so-called Hezbollah.

It also accused him of involvement in attacks on military posts during bloody gunbattles in the region in August 2014 when ISIS and al-Nusra Front briefly overran the town of Arsal.

As the jihadists withdrew, they abducted 30 soldiers and policemen, five of whom were subsequently executed.

The 16 hostages held by Al-Nusra were released in December 2015 after lengthy negotiations, but there has been no progress on the release of the nine held by ISIS.

Hezbollah has sent fighters to Syria to bolster the regime of Bashar al-Assad against rebels seeking to topple him.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for several explosions in Lebanon over the past two years that killed scores.
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Syrian Army regulars advance in Aleppo
How many times have we seen this news in the last six months?
ALEPPO, SYRIA: The Syrian army Friday advanced in Aleppo after pounding the city’s rebel-held east with air strikes and shelling that killed dozens, adding to the despair of more than 250,000 civilians under siege.

The US military, meanwhile, announced its first combat loss in Syria, saying a service member had been killed by a bomb during an offensive against the Daesh jihadist group.

Ten days into the latest government offensive to recapture all of Syria’s battered second city Aleppo, regime bombardment has killed nearly 190 civilians, according to a monitoring group.

The capture of east Aleppo would represent the regime’s biggest victory in Syria’s five-year civil war, dealing a potentially decisive blow to the rebels.

On Friday, regime forces pounded several eastern districts with air strikes, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Clashes also rocked Masaken Hanano, east Aleppo’s largest district, more than 60 percent of which is now under the control of regime forces, the monitor said.

State television said army units were advancing into Masaken Hanano “from three axes.”

Civilians in the east have been under army siege since July, with food and fuel supplies dwindling and international aid completely exhausted.

The Observatory said four children fled Friday to Sheikh Maqsud, a Kurdish-controlled enclave between the government-held west of Aleppo and the east.

But rebels prevented “dozens of families” from Bustan Al-Basha from leaving, it said.

And regime raids on two villages west of Aleppo killed at least 15 civilians on Friday, four of them children, according to the Observatory.

Damascus says residents and surrendering fighters are free to leave, and accuses the rebels of preventing civilians from doing so and of using them as “human shields.”

Residents of eastern Aleppo endured a brutal night of bombardment Thursday during which 32 civilians, including five children, were killed in air strikes and artillery fire.

“I’m terrified by the army’s advance and the increasing bombardment,” said Abu Raed, a father-of-four living in Fardos neighborhood. “There’s no safe place for me and my family.”

On Thursday night, rescue workers in several parts of the east battled to extricate civilians trapped under the rubble of bombed buildings.

In Bab Al-Nayrab, an AFP cameraman saw rescuers battle for more than an hour to pull out a seriously wounded boy. The lower part of his body was trapped and the back of his head badly gashed. He cried out “father, father,” as the rescuers used pickaxes to break up the concrete surrounding him.

“Living under these circumstances is unbearable,” said 43-year-old Mohammed Haj Hussein, in Tariq Al-Bab district. “There’s no work, there’s no food, and the bombing is incessant... I want to get out of here by any means possible.”

Abu Hussein, speaking from Bab Al-Nayrab district, added: “I don’t know what the UN is waiting for. Why don’t they at least evacuate the children and women?“

Retaliatory rocket fire by the rebels has killed at least 18 civilians in the government-held west, 10 of them children, according to the Observatory.

The UN says it has a plan to deliver aid to Aleppo and evacuate the sick and wounded that rebel factions have approved. But Damascus has yet to agree, and additional guarantees are needed from Moscow, UN officials say.

On Thursday, the head of the UN-backed humanitarian taskforce for Syria, Jan Egeland, warned there was no plan B to help civilians in east Aleppo.

“In many ways plan B is that people starve, and can we allow that to happen? No we cannot,” he said.

Further east, in Raqqa province, where a US-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters is battling Daesh, Washington suffered its first combat loss in Syria, the coalition announced. It said the service member died on Thursday from wounds caused by an improvised bomb near the town of Ain Issa.

US special forces are on the ground in the area supporting an offensive to retake the city of Raqqa, the jihadists’ de facto Syrian capital.

The death came as Americans celebrated their Thanksgiving holiday.
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Syrian rebel group attack Aleppo using chemical weapons
[ARA News]. Aleppo – Syrian Islamist rebels launched on Friday an offensive on a Kurdish district in the northern city of Aleppo, using chemical gas, eyewitnesses and activists reported.

Fighters from the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham –formerly al-Nusra Front– reportedly shelled the Kurdish district with rockets that contained mustard gas.

The offensive killed at least six people, including two children. Also, more than 15 suffocation cases were reported in the Kurdish district subsequent to the attack.

“The wounded were immediately transferred to a makeshift hospital run by the Kurdish Red Crescent in Sheikh Maqsoud,” a local media activist told ARA News.

Doctor Mihemed Hamke, the director of a hospital in Sheikh Maqsoud, said that the initial investigation showed that the victims were exposed to a chemical agent during the shelling on Friday.

“The injured suffered suffocation, skin burning and vomiting. These are obvious symptoms of exposure to mustard gas,” Dr Hamke told ARA News.

Sheikh Maqsoud has been under siege by Syrian Islamists for over three years. Violence has recently intensified in the district as Kurdish People’s Protect Units (YPG) have tried to establish a buffer zone.

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

This is not the first for the Syrian Islamist rebels to attack Sheikh Maqsoud with chemical weapons.

On March 8, 2016, the same groups hit the Kurdish district with phosphorus agent, causing dozens of casualties among civilians. “Radical groups launched dozens of rockets filled with yellow phosphorus element,” the Kurdish YPG leadership said in a statement at the time.

Human rights activist Rezan Hiddo appealed to the international community and human rights organizations to intervene and stop the fierce attack on the Kurdish district of Sheikh Maqsoud.

“We do not see any sympathy with the Kurdish civilians who suffer under those barbaric chemical attacks in Aleppo,” Hiddo told ARA News. “Lives of hundreds of Kurdish children are at risk,” he said, adding that Sheikh Maqsoud district suffers a sharp shortage of medicine.

From Al Manar via Russian Today: Russia: New Evidence of Chemical Warfare against Aleppo Civilians

[AlManar] Russian said on Friday that its military experts have reported finding new evidence of chemical warfare against Syrian civilians in Aleppo.

The Defense Ministry said an unexploded mortar shell uncovered in Aleppo contained mustard gas, Russia Today reported.

Ammunition containing the chemical agent was reportedly used in a devastating attack on a village in the Aleppo province conducted back in September.

“An express-analysis of the contents [of ammunition] carried out using a portable infrared spectrometer revealed the presence of vesicant chemical warfare agent sulfur mustard. We’ve taken roughly a 20 milliliter sample from the shell. Afterwards it was sealed tight and delivered to the Russian Center for reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian Arab Republic for further investigation,” a representative for Russian Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense (RChBD) told journalists.

The recovered chemical round is a crude homemade 240-mm mortar shell, with a capsule in the rear. The capsule contained from 0.5 to 1.5 liters of a black oily liquid, which proved to be a chemical warfare agent.

Over 40 people were injured in the attack they displayed typical symptoms of mustard gas poisoning.

Russian experts previously produced evidence of chemical munitions usage by militants. On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that chlorine and white phosphorus had been found in nine samples from southwestern Aleppo.
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Another OBGYN hospital destroyed in Syria’s Aleppo
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A hospital specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGYN) in the Syrian city of Termanin was targeted by air raids on Friday, leaving two reported dead and several injured.

Al-Zahraa hospital, located in the border region between Aleppo and Idlib, was reported to be one of the few remaining OBGYN hospitals in the area.

Doctors who were working at the hosptial sent pictures Al Arabiya English showing the destruction caused by at least one reported Arclight airstrike.

About 250,000 people in eastern Aleppo have been under siege since Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
’s army, aided by Iranian-backed militias and Russian jets, cut off the last road in early July.

The last operating hospital in the rebel-held district was destroyed by Russian fighter jets last week, leaving the besieged people without access to medical care.
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ISIS recruiter twice declared dead has reportedly been captured
[ALMASDARNEWS] An Australian ISIS recruiter that has been declared killed twice, including by the Australian government, has been captured alive according to reports.

Neil Prakash, also known as al-Cambodi given his mixed Cambodian and Fijian heritage, has been linked to organizing a beheading of a police officer in his native Melbourne, Australia's second largest city.

He travelled to Syria in 2013 and has been wanted by the Australian federal police since August 2015.

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation News spoke to a Turkish official who said that the ISIS recruiter was nabbed
Please don't kill me!
several weeks ago after Australian authorities contacted The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
saying he was intending to enter the country. They said that al-Cambodi was arrested trying to cross from Syria into Turkey using false documents and a fake name.

In a statement, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter-Terrorism Michael Keenan said: "As a matter of longstanding practice, the Australian Government does not comment on matters of intelligence or law enforcement operations.

"Prakash has been linked to several Australia-based attack plans and calls for lone-wolf attacks against the United States," he added. "He has actively recruited Australian men, women and kiddies, and encouraged acts of terrorism."

Al-Cambodi converted from Buddhism to Islam in 2012 before leaving Australia for Syria in 2013, suggesting he was converted by radical Salafi elements in Australia that operate mostly unchallenged by the Australian government.
Update from The Times of Israel at 3:00 p.m. ET:
Australia asks Turkey to extradite Neil Prakash
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