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90 ISIS bodies found in southwest of Sirte
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [505 views] Top|| File under:

#1  J'attends encore, J'attends encore.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/28/2017 5:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Oui, les femmes qui se baignent.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/28/2017 11:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Les baignoires, pourquoi ils nous détestent ?
Thanks for the reminder, it is Saturday.
Posted by: Steve White || 01/28/2017 11:51 Comments || Top||

#4  La plume de ma tante est bleu...sorry guys, that's it.
Posted by: Dopey Jones6578 || 01/28/2017 13:55 Comments || Top||

#5  She's daintily testing the waters
With one of her pale, porcine trotters.
She swims! On her belly,
Some stuff from the deli.
O Canada, lock up your daughters!

(re Lena, not the baigneuse)
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/28/2017 18:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Se laver, tout les deux jours.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 01/28/2017 19:21 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghan and Pakistani border guards clash in Spin Boldak
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Afghan and Pak security forces exchanged fire in Spin Boldak district located close to Durand Line, the local officials said.

The incident took place late on Thursday after the Afghan border guards opened fire on a number of turbans who were trying to enter the district from the other side of the line.

Provincial police front man Zia Durani confirmed that a border policeman lost his life and two others were maimed during the clash.

He said the Pak border guards opened fire on the Afghan police forces after the turbans came under fire.

According to Durani, the turbans and Pak militia forces have likely suffered casualties during the clash but there are no reports regarding the number.

The bad boy groups and Pak authorities have not commented regarding the incident to so far.

Incidents involving cross-border attacks mainly by the turbans are not rare as the porous areas along the Durand Line are normally frequented by the Afghan turbans as well as the foreign Lions of Islam including the Pak Taliban myrmidons.

The Afghan and Pak forces have also clashed for numerous times along the Durand Line last year, mainly in eastern and southern provinces.

Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [349 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Paks: "Hey! Them are OUR turbans they're shootin' at! Return fire!"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/28/2017 15:48 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Emirati officer accused of espionage killed in Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The head of the investigation bureau at the Libyan Attorney General’s Office. Sediq al-Soor, has revealed that the Emirati officer, who has been tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
on charges of spying in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, was killed by a member of the Libyan Intelligence Department inside his detention location.

Speaking in a presser Wednesday, al-Soor said the intelligence member, who killed the UAE’s spy, was also killed in a clash with the security personnel when he resisted them as he stormed into the detention location of the Emirati officer.

"We’ve contacted the Libyan Foreign Ministry and asked it to inform the UAE’s authorities about the incident and to prepare for receiving the body of the officer." al-Soor explained.

Tripoli security personnel arrested the Emirati officer on November 11, 2015 after he was a potential suspect while he was traveling from Mitiga airport in Tripoli to Tunisia.

The Emirati officer - a sergeant in Dubai Police Station For International Operations, Yousif Saqr Ahmed Mubarak - came from Tobruk to Tripoli on an internal flight then he stayed in a hotel for days, the investigations showed, adding that he had videos of foreign embassies in Tripoli, including the Turkish one.

Social media circulated days ago photos claiming to be for the intelligence member who killed the Emirati sergeant, saying he killed him after he discovered that some of his colleagues and members of a brigade were meaning to smuggle him out of Libya in exchange of millions of dollars.

Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


90 ISIS bodies found in southwest of Sirte
[Libya Observer] Misrata-led forces have conducted a combing operation in the two ISIS camps that were hit by US Arclight airstrikes in southwestern Sirte last week.

In the first camp, the forces clashed with 4 ISIS Death Eaters and killed them after they refused to surrender. 2 others were incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
70 bodies for ISIS Death Eaters were found there, Bunyan Marsous
...(al-Bunyan al-Marsous, Solid Base) An operation carried out by Misratan forces loyal to the Libyan Goverenment of National Accord to dislodge ISIS forces from Sirte. 2,500 turbans were reported killed in the operation, which lasted from May through December.GNA's Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj officially announced the end of military operations on 18 December 2016...
Operation confirmed.

Later, the forces moved to the second camp where they found 20 bodies.

Military sources indicated that both camps were set up by ISIS for training and that those who were killed in the US Arclight airstrikes were not escapees from Sirte.

"They are believed to be those who beat feet from Benghazi," the sources claimed.

Earlier this month, ISIS Death Eaters beat feet from Benghazi leaving the door wide open for speculation on how they managed to flee without being intercepted.

Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [549 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Subsaharan
Witnesses say dozens killed in al-Shabaab attack on Kenyan troops
[Guardian] Witnesses have confirmed claims that Islamic militants killed dozens of Kenyan troops in an attack on a remote military base in Somalia.

A spokesman for al-Shabaab, which has been fighting an insurgency in Somalia for more than a decade, said on Friday morning that its fighters had killed at least 57 Kenyans deployed with a regional peacekeeping mission at the base in Kulbiyow, near the Kenyan border.

Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab told the Reuters news agency that the group was still pursuing "the Kenyan soldiers who ran away into the woods" after the attack.

He described how two fighters had driven suicide car bombs into the Kulbiyow base before others stormed it, killing the soldiers and seizing vehicles and weapons. "We have taken over the base," he said.

Kenyan military officials dismissed the claims as "completely false".

Kenya’s defence ministry said militants had attacked the base using two car bombs, but it added: "[Kenyan] soldiers repulsed the terrorists, killing scores ... Currently an intensive pacification operation is under way reinforced by our air and land forces."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Arabia
Houthis stole a lotta money in coup
$1,199,280,431.74. Shoot, they could have a good time in Vegas with all that wampum...
I suspect that current officials just made off with some of that money, and are in a position to put the blame on the Houthis.

[Asharq Al-Awsat] Yemeni Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Obaid bin Dagher expressed his direct and deep regret on coup militias having unwarrantedly taken over YR 300 billion in customs, taxes and excesses. Profits of telecommunications, tobacco, cigarettes and cement factories were exploited as well.

Militants fighting in a Houthi-led coup aligned with ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh loyalists, have extorted the money out of institutional officials and directors by means of terror and enforce them to hand over revenues worth billions.

In a statement reported by the official Yemeni news agency, PM Dagher accused rebels of terrorizing the private industrial and service sectors, forcing fees. Most of the funds, once acquired, are directed to coup military efforts covering war expenses and prolonging the war.

Dagher stressed that it is time the government dispenses the payment of staff salaries, in all parts of the republic, and that these funds are placed under the legitimate government authority or allocated to the payment of the salaries of some government facilities, in the areas controlled by the coup leaders.

However, he highlighted that leaving these funds under the militias control, will further damage people’s lives, as such situation allows for them to procure even more arms.

PM Dagher called on putschists to put an end to the illegal and illegitimate seizure of the central bank branch, in Sana’a and allow it to operate properly, under the leadership of the new bank governor Munassar Al-Qu’aiti and its new board of directors.
Posted by: badanov || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [398 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  You've heard of "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade"?
If life gives you cash, take it and run.
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/28/2017 18:45 Comments || Top||


Bahrain: One dead during police raid against Shia holy man’s supporters
[ALMASDARNEWS] Security forces in Bahrain shot and injured one person and allegedly tortured another, who later died, during a raid against supporters of Bahrain's Shia holy man Ayatollah Isa Quassim, in Diraz on Thursday, according to reports.

Police officers reportedly shot at Quassim’s supporters, who have been staging sit-in protests since June, when the holy man’s citizenship was revoked on the grounds that he had allegedly provoked violence and fostered ties with foreign powers.
Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [326 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


The Grand Turk
11 ISIL suspects arrested over Istanbul club attack
[Hurriyet Daily News] Police have locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
11 suspected 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....
Iraq and Levant (ISIS) members in connection with a deadly attack on an Istanbul nightclub in the early hours of the new year, a police official said Jan. 26.

The suspects are women of foreign nationality, the official said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Police said the women possessed fake passports, false Syrian identities and were planning terror attacks at tourist locations in Izmir.

The women are among 21 suspects who were detained Jan. 4 by counter-terrorism officers at four addresses in the Bornova and Buca districts of Izmir.

Investigations are underway on the remaining 10 male suspects.

All 21 suspects are believed to have lived in the Central Anatolian province of Konya with the suspected attacker of the Istanbul club, Abdulkadir Masharipov, according to officials.

Police seized 41 foreign passports, considered fake, and 15 false identity documents issued to foreign nationals in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, during the Jan. 4 operation.

Police said they found a GPS device at one address that was used in conflict areas, adding that ISIS members determined meeting points by positioning each other with the device.

The suspects were in contact with ISIS in conflict areas, according to police. They also gave the impression that they had rented a house with their families and were living a normal life in Izmir, police added.

Night vision equipment, a sniper scope, an ammunition belt and other military equipment were also found during the raids, according to police.

At least 39 people, including a police officer, were killed when Masharipov allegedly shot up the Reina nightclub in the Ortaköy neighborhood at about 1:15 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Masharipov was captured last week on the outskirts of Istanbul late on Jan. 16.
Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [370 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Three militants of banned outfit held
[DAWN] LAHORE: Three suspected forces of Evil belonging to a banned outfit were jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
from Gujranwala, claimed a front man for the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) here on Thursday.

He claimed that the suspected forces of Evil who pledged allegiance to the murderous Moslem 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 were arrested from DC Colony in Gujranwala.

He said the suspects were planning to attack a sensitive installation in the city when a police team raided a house and arrested them.

The front man identified the arrested as Muhammad Rizwan, Wajid Ali and Muhammad Armughan.

He said the police team also recovered 1,370 grams of kaboom, three detonators and 7.25 feet prima cord from their custody.

Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Hezbully militia group to enter Tal Afar
ARA News

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command, headed by General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah, on Friday confirmed that the Shia-majority Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) will march on the ethnic Turkmen town of Tal Afar, despite previous opposition from Turkey, while the Iraqi army and police will take Mosul city.

Iraqi Shia paramilitary groups launched an operation on 20 October, 2016, to retake the town of Tal Afar from ISIS and to cut off ISIS supply lines from Mosul to Syria.

However, early on in the campaign, it was decided that PMU would only isolate Tal Afar while the Iraqi army would take the town, due to objections by Turkey that the PMU would commit sectarian abuses against the Sunni Turkmen population in the town–that used to be inhabited by both Shia and Sunni Turkmen until ISIS evicted all Shia Turkmen.

Currently, there are just 50,000 Sunni Turkmen left in the town.

Turkey has also opposed any involvement by Shia paramilitary groups or the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Mosul operation.

“Tal Afar is a very sensitive issue for us. We definitely do not regard it [the militia’s involvement] positively in Tal Afar and Sinjar. I already told this to officials clearly,” Turkish president President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on 29 October, 2016.

Many Shia Turkmen later joined the PMU forces to take the town back from ISIS.

However, on 7 January, 2017, the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, which signaled an improvement in Turkish-Iraqi ties.

Now the Iraqi National Security Advisor Falah Fayad says the PMU forces could enter Tal Afar.

“Turkey is preoccupied with the PKK in northern Iraq and mostly dropped its agenda of pushing Baghdad away from Mosul and Tal Afar,” Ali Özkök, a Eurasia-Analyst told ARA News.

“Baghdad reportedly signed a deal with Turkey to keep Hashd [PMU] out of Mosul and have army and police take it,” Joel Wing, an Iraq expert who runs the Musings on Iraq blog, told ARA News.

“Now that’s apparently changed and the PMU will liberate the town of Tal Afar probably because they don’t have enough ISF forces with the attack on west Mosul coming up and Turkey hasn’t said anything yet,” Wing said.

The new agreement would most likely be a victory for Iran that backs the Shia military groups to create a corridor from Tal Afar to Syria.

“The PMU have talked about protecting the Shiite Turkmen population there for a long time,” Wing told ARA News.

“Iranian-backed groups also want to control it because it is a route to the Syrian border and would allow Tehran to ship men and material from Iran through Iraq to Syria [in support of Assad regime],” he concluded.

After the US removed Saddam Hussein from power in 2003, Tal Afar became a smuggling hub for Al-Qaeda militants in Iraq, and the Assad regime ferried in foreign fighters into Iraq to destabilize the country. “Now Iran wants to use it to prop up the Syrian regime,” Wing.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News
Posted by: badanov || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [554 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Shia paramilitary groups are not good guys, they activily carry out massacres against sunnis and less extreme Shias and ethnic cleaning of sunnis
Posted by: BernardZ || 01/28/2017 2:54 Comments || Top||

#2  IOW, BZ, they follow the Koran and old Mo.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/28/2017 8:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Mo's cousin, to be exact.
Posted by: Pappy || 01/28/2017 10:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Oh crap, Pappy, I got my Mo's confused with my Shiaite and Sunnys.

My Bad.



BTW does this mean I should get more PopCorn?
Posted by: AlanC || 01/28/2017 12:50 Comments || Top||

#5  (Wondering how many boxcars of popcorn Barbara has...)
Posted by: Pappy || 01/28/2017 14:08 Comments || Top||

#6  Not to worry Pappy, Barb would have walked away with the Erie RR.
Posted by: Shipman || 01/28/2017 18:52 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian rebel gorups slug it out in Idlib
Idlib – Clashes broke out on Friday between Syrian rebel groups and al-Qaeda-splinter group of Fateh al-Sham in Syria’s northwestern Idlib Governorate.

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, previously known as Nusra Front, clashed with foreign-backed rebel factions in the countryside of Idlib –where they both used to share power after the expulsion of Syrian regime’s forces nearly two years ago.

“Rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) attacked headquarters of Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in southern Idlib, killing and wounding scores of extremists. The attack was followed by heavy clashes between the FSA and Fateh al-Sham,” local media activist Samer al-Sayyed told ARA News.

Idlib is considered one of the main Syrian governorates out of the regime’s control.

Both Fateh al-Sham and FSA rebels had formed a coalition to jointly run the regime-free Idlib Governorate. However, rifts erupted between both sides after the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham was listed by the West as a terrorist organization.

The US-led coalition and Russia have repeatedly targeted Fateh al-Sham’s positions in Idlib and western Aleppo, killing leading members of the group.

“Jabhat Fateh al-Sham has been trying to monopolise power in Idlib, excluding moderate rebel factions that have been supported by foreign countries to combat Assad regime,” rebel spokesman Salih al-Zein told ARA News.

“This radical group has been accusing the moderate anti-Assad rebels of being puppets in the hands of foreign powers, which is unacceptable,” the official said.

“Despite cutting ties with al-Qaeda, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham remains an extremist group that should be eliminated,” al-Zein said.

Also on Friday, Islamists of Fateh al-Sham shelled rebel-held districts in Idlib with mortar fire. The bombardment has reportedly resulted in civilian casualties.
Posted by: badanov || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under:


Situation in northern Hama becomes worrisome as jihadists take over
[ALMASDARNEWS] The situation in northern Hama has turned very worrisome over the last 24 hours, as the jihadsit rebels of 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) have taken control of several sites from their opposition allies.

According to reports from local rebel activists, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham entered the strategic town of Helfaya in northern Hama today, forcing the remaining holy warriors to flee the area.

With Jabhat Fateh al-Sham in full control of Helfaya, the largest Christian town in Syria now faces a serious threat from the sectarian rebel forces that are not part of the nationwide ceasefire.

Jabhat Fateh al-Sham launched a massive offensive in northern Hama in 2014 that threatened Mhardeh and its civilians after Abu Mohammad al-Jolani (Nusra leader at the time) declared his jihadist rebels would take the town from the Syrian Armed Forces - they ultimately failed to do so.

Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Syrian Arab Army annihilates ISIS infiltration group in Qalamoun
[ALMASDARNEWS] A coup by the so-called 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....
or Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to infiltrate fighters from western to eastern Qalamoun turned very ugly tonight when Syrian Arab Army units operating in the area uncovered and engaged them.

The firefight took place between the areas of Qarah and al-Buraij near the Homs-to-Damascus Highway and resulted in the death of 5 ISIS bully boys. Another 3 holy warriors are believed to have fled from the engagement zone.

The SAA troops who took part in this small clash later uploaded video evidence of their victory.
Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian Army kills scores of ISIS terrorists in east Sweida
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army's Rocket Battalion carried out a powerful series of missile strikes against the so-called "Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
" (ISIS) in east Sweida on Friday, killing scores of murderous Moslems along a rural road to the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

According to a report from local activists, the Syrian Arab Army scored direct hits on several Islamic State military vehicles, stopping the convoy from reaching its intended destination.

The local activists claimed this attack took place outside the village of al-Rashidah, which is located in the eastern countryside of the al-Sweida Governorate.

With the Islamic State's inability to successfully transport oil from Iraq to Syria (vice versa) via the Abukamal, the Syrian Arab Army has shifted their attention to the Sweida border in order to halt the terrorist group's movements.

Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Turkish army kills militants in Syria, Iraq
[Hurriyet Daily News] Turkish jets have hit terrorist targets separately in Syria and Iraq as part of its policy of fighting against terrorism outside its borders.

A total of 57 Lions of Islam from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed in an air strike by Turkish warplanes in northern Iraq on Jan. 13 and 14, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said in a statement on Jan. 27.

It added that many Lions of Islam were also maimed in the air strikes.

Turkish armed forces have been engaged in armed festivities with the PKK since the mid-1980s.

Separately, 22 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 the Levant (ISIS) Lions of Islam were "neutralized" in northern Syria over the last 24 hours as part of the The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
-backed Euphrates Shield operation, the Turkish military said on Jan. 27.

Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the Lions of Islam in question were either killed, captured or incapacitated.

The Turkish Armed Forces also hit 272 ISIS targets including command and control facilities, defense points, shelters, vehicles and weapons used by ISIS Lions of Islam in northern Syria, a Turkish General Staff statement said on the 157th day of the operation.

Turkish jets also hit 21 buildings used as shelters, two headquarters, one weapons depot and four bomb-laden vehicles. Some 73 handmade explosives were neutralized.

Since the beginning of the operation, 3,282 handmade explosives and 55 mines were neutralized under controlled conditions.

The Euphrates Shield operation began late August 2016 to tighten border security, eliminate the terror threat along Turkey’s southern borders and support opposition forces in Syria. Turkey backs the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
with artillery and jets as part of the operation.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, a little lightbulb figuratively appeared over Bossy's head...
the Russian army said on Jan. 26 that Russian and Turkish warplanes carried out new air strikes in Syria on the same day, targeting positions of ISIS Lions of Islam in the town of al-Bab in the northern Syria.

"On Jan. 26, the Russian and Turkish air forces conducted another joint air operation against the Islamic State group in the town of al-Bab," the army said in a statement, AFP reported.

The operation involved Russia’s Su-24M bombers and Su-35S fighter planes along with Turkey’s F-16 and F-4 fighter jets, the army statement said.

The Russian planes "destroyed three command and communication centers and several fortified positions," it added.

Moscow and Ankara had already carried out air strikes against ISIS in al-Bab on Jan. 18 and 21, after signing an accord earlier this month to coordinate their air campaign against "terrorist targets" in Syria.

In all, 58 ISIS targets had been destroyed in the joint air raids, the Russian army said.
Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2017-01-28
  90 ISIS bodies found in southwest of Sirte
Fri 2017-01-27
  Yemen’s Rebels Seize 3 Trucks Carrying Aid to Al-Bayda
Thu 2017-01-26
  Libyan Army captures Ganfouda district
Wed 2017-01-25
  Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (Nusra) expels Jund Al-Aqsa from its ranks
Tue 2017-01-24
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  Nearly 70 killed in fresh Yemen fighting
Sun 2017-01-22
  Suicide bombers blow themselves up in Saudi Arabia
Sat 2017-01-21
  Over 100 Al Qaeda fighters killed in 'major' US air strike in Syria
Fri 2017-01-20
  Over 80 IS Fighters Killed in U.S. Strikes in Libya
Thu 2017-01-19
  Suicide blast kills 33 at north Mali military camp
Wed 2017-01-18
  US Air Force kills high ranking Al-Qaeda leader in Syria
Tue 2017-01-17
  Obama Releases 10 More GITMO Detainees Just Before Leaving Office
Mon 2017-01-16
  Noor Salman, wife of Orlando bomber, now jugged by FBI
Sun 2017-01-15
  Three arrested during Belgian police raid on Molenbeek street where Paris attacks mastermind Salah Abdeslam lived
Sat 2017-01-14
  Islamic State supporters face jail after infiltrated in undercover police sting

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