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

According to the local security officials, the civilians were kidnapped from the vicinity of Pacher Agam district around four months ago.

The officials further added that the civilians were rescued due to the efforts of the local government and security officials.

Provincial security chief General Syed Aqa Gul Rohani condemned the act by the loyalists of the terror group for taking ordinary civilians as hostages.

He said the Afghan forces are fully capable to confront ISIS loyalists and vowed that Nangarhar will be turned into their graveyard.

Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban shadow governor among 21 killed in counter-terrorism operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A shadow provincial governor of the Taliban group was killed along with at least 20 others during the counter-terrorism operations, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Sunday.

According to a statement by MoD, at least twenty three holy warriors were also maimed during the same operations.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
, Kapisa, Paktia, Ghazni, Pashtun-infested Logar, Khost, Bamyan, Uruzgan, Zabul, Baghlan, and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces.

The Taliban shadow governor killed during the operations was in charge of the group for southern Uruzgan province, MoD said, adding that he was identified as Sheikh Hamza.

The ministry also confirmed the death of a top Taliban leader Haji Abdullah whose elimination as confirmed by the provincial government in Bamyan.

According to MoD, the operations were jointly conducted by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in coordination with the Afghan Air Force and the artillery units of the Afghan national army.

This comes as the Afghan cops are busy conducting their counter-terrorism operations as part of the Shahfaq-2 military operations being conducted to suppress the insurgency activities of the krazed killer groups.

Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [746 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  When a "Shadow Governor™" gets killed, does that make him a "Smudge"?
Posted by: Frank G || 02/27/2017 8:49 Comments || Top||

#2  It most definitely ought to, Frank G.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/27/2017 15:48 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Somali Govt officer shot dead in Mogadishu
Unknown gunmen have shot and killed a senior official working at the office of Somali Parliament speaker office in Mogadishu on Sunday morning.

The officer who was identified as Abdulkadir Mursal Salad was killed by two men armed with pistols near his house in Dharkenley district while he was heading to his workplace. Salad died on the spot
"Which spot?"
"THAT spot!"
after he was shot on the head and chest several times by the gunmen, who later escaped the scene before police arrived and launched an investigation.
Almost as if they were never there, or were Officers Muldoon and Clancy down at the pub rather than guarding their man?
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the murder of the staffer worked for the speaker’s office, but the local officials blamed Al shabaab for the assassination.
Easy claim to make, right or wrong...
Salad has served as a member of Somalia’s former transitional Parliament elected in Djibouti from 2000 to 2004. In the last few years, he was working at the office of the speaker.
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Africa North
Bomber targets police office in eastern Algerian city
A militant bomber attacked a police station in the eastern Algerian city of Constantine on Sunday but was shot before he could enter the building, Reuters reported.
Another happy ending!
Officials did not immediately confirm details of the attack, but local private Ennahar TV station reported the bomb exploded and APS state news said the bomber was shot in the attack before he got inside. It was not clear if there were any injured.

"A policeman who was in front of the police station located under in a building with dozens of families, retaliated vigorously..., precisely targeting the explosive belt carried by a terrorist," APS said citing a police statement.

Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui confirmed an attack to state television, and wished a quick recovery to the wounded without giving any details.

Attacks and bombings have become less common in Algeria since the end of the country's 1990s war against armed Islamists in which more than 200,000 people died. But al Qaeda's North Africa branch and small brigades of Islamic State-allied militants are still active, mostly in remote mountains and the desert south.
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The Grand Turk
10 PKK terrorists killed in eastern Turkey
Turkish security forces killed ten PKK terrorists and captured two others on Saturday in an ongoing anti-terror operation in eastern Bitlis province, according to the local governor, Anadolu reported.

A statement released from the Bitlis Governor's Office said that one PKK shelter, eight AK-47s, several weapons, four improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and several documents were also seized during the field search carried out by Bitlis Gendarmerie Regional Command.

The anti-terror operation continues in the region.
Posted by: Steve White || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Explosives seized in AJK
[DAWN] MUZAFFARABAD: Around 80 kilograms of exp­losive material was seized by police during a raid in Bagh district of Azad Jammu and Kashmire on Saturday.

The raid was conducted on a tip-off on a rented house in Nomanpura village where three persons, belonging to Malakand Agency in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
, were residing, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bagh Kamran Ali told Dawn.

The police locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
Raees Gul and Moslem Khan while the third suspect, Abdullah Khan, managed to escape.

The SSP said 52 kilograms of kaboom was in "ready condition" while the rest was in raw form.

"As of now, it’s premature to confirm whether the haul was stashed for any terrorist activity. The exact situation will become clarify once the investigation is complete," he said. The suspects were book­ed under Section 5 of the Explosives Act and Sec­tion 15 of the Arms Ordi­nance and they would be presented in court on Mon­day.

Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [356 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Four killed, 600 arrested during crackdown in Punjab
[DAWN] LAHORE: Four terrorism suspects have been killed and around 600 have been taken into custody during crackdowns jointly conducted by the Counter Terrorism Department of the Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Police and the Punjab Rangers in different parts of Layyah and Rawalpindi districts of Punjab.

The law-enforcement agencies also claimed to have seized weapons and banned literature during the crackdowns.

According to a news release issued on Saturday by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the official mouthpiece of the military, the crackdowns were undertaken under the recently launched Raddul Fassad operation by the army.

The news release said: "Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad continues across the country. Punjab Rangers conducted over 200 search operations in various areas of the Punjab including Karor, Layyah and Rawalpindi. Rangers have searched suspicious houses, madrassas and shops in both districts."

The ISPR claimed that the four suspected bad boyz were potted during an exchange of fire with security personnel. It said some Afghan nationals were among the jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
suspects.

Some suspects believed to be controllers in the recent acts of terrorism in the country are also among the arrested people.

The ISPR said they belonged to the Jamatul Ahrar, a splinter group of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain, which has grabbed credit for some of the recent terrorist attacks in the country, including the one carried out outside the Punjab Assembly building in Lahore on Feb 13. Fifteen people, including two senior coppers, were killed and over 80 others injured in the attack carried out by a jacket wallah during a protest organised by chemists and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

The arrested people have been taken to unspecified locations for interrogation.

A senior police official told Dawn that personnel of the Punjab Rangers and police had conducted an operation in Shiyan Wali village in Karor Lal Esan tehsil of Layyah district during which they had arrested four terrorism suspects and seized a rifle, flags with the insignia of a banned outfit and hate literature.

The Pakistain Army launched the Raddul Fassad operation after a series terror attacks in different parts of the country claimed lives of hundreds of people.

Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Ahrar


Iraq
PMUs pound Islamic State gathering in w. Mosul before attack
[Iraq News] Iraqi paramilitary forces pounded Sunday a gathering of 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....
snuffies in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
before carrying out an attack against the forces.

Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said through its media outlet that the force bombarded a gathering of IS fighters west of al Jahaf village, saying they were planning an attack against PMU troops

The announcement comes hours after al-Hashd said they had recaptured eight villages (40 Kilometers of land) near the strategic town of Tal Afar, a major Islamic State stronghold where PMU operations have been concentrated since the launch of operations to liberate Mosul in October.

Iraqi government forces pushed deeper into western Mosul until late Saturday, announcing the recapture of the Mosul Airport and the nearby Ghizlani military camp, with several senior IS commanders announced dead.

Iraqi forces recaptured eastern Mosul late January after three months of fighting, and are carrying on with U.S.-led coalition-backed operations to retake the west since last Sunday.

Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  PMU= Powerful
Men
Urinating - it was amazing I was there when the shit went down like when the Jews marched around the walls with their horns shit just collapsed!
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 02/27/2017 18:27 Comments || Top||


Civilian, police agent killed in Baghdad blasts
[Iraq News] Bomb blasts in southern Baghdad left one police agent and one civilian dead on Sunday, according to security sources quoted by news reports.

One casual police member was killed when a bomb fitted beneath his vehicle went kaboom! as he passed through al-Resala neighborhood in Abu Gharib, south of the capital, according to security sources.

Also on southern Baghdad, a civilian was killed and four others were maimed when bomb went kaboom! near a popular market in Suweib neighborhood.

Violence surged in Iraq with the emergence of 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....
Death Eaters who took over large areas of the country in 2014. Baghdad has been witnessing almost daily bombings targeting civilians and security personnel.

Nobody has grabbed credit yet for the bombings, but IS Death Eaters have said they had been responsible for several bloody kabooms and attacks that hit the capital in the past months, bringing the governorate municipal and security officials under critics’ fire.

Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Six members of Islamic State in Diyala killed in blast, airstrike
[Iraq News] Six members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s so-called "Diyala State" were killed Sunday in a blast and Arclight airstrikes in Kirkuk and Salahuddin.

Three big shots from the Islamic State were killed in Arclight airstrikes that targeted their location at the outskirts of Hawija, a group stronghold in southwestern Kirkuk.

In statements quoted by Alsumaria News, Sadeq al-Husseini, chairman of Diyala security committee, said one of those killed was the group’s media official in the province.

Also in Diyala, Udai al-Khadran, mayor of the town of Khales, said three other Islamic State members died while a booby-trapped ambush they were trying to set up in Mutaibija went kaboom!.

Mutaibija lies between Diyala and Salahuddin, and has proven to be a security concern having witnessed several deadly attacks against security members.

According to Khadran, IS members have worked on booby-trapping Mutaibija roads to stymie any advances by security troops.

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Federal Police recaptures Harakiyat area south of Mosul
[Iraq News] A Federal Police Officer announced on Sunday, that security forces recaptured al-Harakiyat area, the biggest oil smuggling point belonging to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
, south of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Major Kareem Jamal said in a press statement, "Security forces managed to recapture al-Harakiyat area, which is considered the biggest oil smuggling point belonging to the Islamic State from areas south of Mosul to outside the city."

"Security forces also imposed it control over the entire area, after violent festivities resulted in the killing of 16 members of the Islamic State, as well as wounding others," Jamal added.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, Buford bit the snake and Eloise began speaking in tongues...
Iraqi security forces continue liberating the western side of the city of Mosul, while pushing deeper into residential areas and neighborhoods, to drive out the Islamic State’s Death Eaters.
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Iraqi forces retake 2 major districts following Mosul airport victory
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces recaptured on Sunday two major districts in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
from 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....
fighters, both near the city’s airport which the troops conquered a few days earlier.

Sky News Arabia quoted Haider al-Maturi, an Iraqi army commandos chief, as saying that the forces invaded al-Tayaran. He said the forces detonated nine booby-trapped cars planted by IS myrmidons, but a tenth vehicle went kaboom!, killing two police members.

Meanwhile,
...back at the game, the Babe was wondering why the baseball kept getting bigger and bigger. Finally it hit him...
Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Joint Operations Command’s operations in Nineveh, said in statements that troops also retook al-Maamoun district, with the forces arresting several bandidos forces of Evil of diverse nationalities.

Iraqi police forces also said Sunday they had killed three snipers from the Islamic State group in southern Mosul, and took control over the Baghdad-Mosul road.

Bas News quoted Cap. Karim Gamal, from the Iraqi Federal Police service, saying that the force killed three IS snipers, including a Russian national, at Wadi Hajar region, south of Mosul. The troops also ran into a weapons stashes in the area.

Meanwhile,
...back at the game, the Babe was wondering why the baseball kept getting bigger and bigger. Finally it hit him...
Aziz al-Aaraji, a colonel at the Federal Police, said the forces also took over the southern road linking Baghdad with Mosul. He said the takeover followed encounters with IS bandidos forces of Evil which left 20 bully boyz dead. He added that seven others were incarcerated
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
while attempting to escape the area after police captured it.

Regarding the situation with refugees fleeing battles in Mosul, the Migration and Displacement Ministry said Sunday that 2380 people fled western Mosul in 24 hours.

Aaraji said security forces had invaded al-Mansour area in southern Mosul, and had opened safe exit routes for civilians fleeing southwards from IS-held areas.

Iraqi government forces pushed deeper into western Mosul until late Saturday, announcing the recapture of the Mosul Airport and the nearby Ghizlani military camp, with several senior IS commanders announced dead. They pushed further to announce later the takeover of al-Tayaran and Maamoun districts near the airport.

Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [339 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Separate blasts kill 2 militia leaders near Mosul
[Iraq News] Two leaders of al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia were killed, by booby-trapped houses’ kaboom, during the ongoing battles against the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Militia leader Mousa Hassan Jawlak said.

Jawsak said in a press statement, "Militia leader Arkan Kareem al-Mayahi, member of Martyr Sadr Forces), and leader Hussien Ajami al-Burki, member of Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia were killed during the ongoing battles in the vicinity of Tal Afar (56 km west of Mosul)."

"The Islamic State planted explosives in several houses in the villages of Tal al-Zalat and Umm al-Masayed," Jawsak added. "The two leaders were killed due to the kaboom of the booby-trapped houses, in two separate incidents," Jawsak further explained.
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [309 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamic State closes its last headquarters in central Tal Afar
[Iraq News] A local source in Nineveh Province revealed that the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group closed its last main headquarters in central Tal Afar, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, while pointed out that the group besieged a residential neighborhood in the district after the escape of three prisoners, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday.

The source said in a press statement, "The Islamic State group closed its last main headquarters, known as the black building, in the center of Tal Afar District, west of Mosul," pointing out that, "The headquarters was opened after the turban group took over the district in 2014."

"The Islamic State also besieged a residential neighborhood in the eastern vicinity of Tal Afar District, after the escape of three prisoners from a detention center belonging to the group," the source added on condition of anonymity.

Noteworthy, security forces continue liberating the remaining areas held by the Islamic State in the city of Mosul, after inflicting heavy human and material losses on the turban group.
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [323 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Southeast Asia
Abu Sayyaf beheads German captive
[PhilStar] The Abu Sayyaf has reportedly executed German captive Juergen Gustav Kantner after the deadline the terrorist group imposed for the ransom payment lapsed yesterday. Reports received by the military and police said the rebels led by sub-leader Muamar Askali, alias Abu Rami, beheaded Kantner at about 3:30 p.m. in Indanan, Sulu.

Last Saturday, the military launched air strikes against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu as the ransom deadline approached. The Philippine Air Force 3rd Air Division used attack helicopters to pound 40 to 60 Abu Sayyaf militants with rockets.

Military spokesperson Jo-Ann Petinglay said ground commander Col. Cirilito Sobejana confirmed that the air strikes were directed against rebels encamped in the mountains of Patikul, Sulu.

Philippine security forces searched for Kantner's remains yesterday. Without the remains, the military and police said that though they received a report about the beheading, they could not officially confirm it.
Posted by: ryuge || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [494 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf

#1  Orc Brautwurst?
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 02/27/2017 18:41 Comments || Top||


Two Maute militants killed, one arrested
[Update.PH] Two members of the Maute terrorist group were killed and one was arrested after a carjacking attempt in Iligan City, on Saturday. Military spokesman Edgard Arevalo said, "This is a manifestation of the AFP’s resolve in defeating the terrorist groups operating in Central Mindanao. We are determined to crush the membership of this group including their leaders who continue struggling to get the affirmation from ISIS of their actions."

The Maute militants flagged down and forcibly drove away a pick-up truck owned by a businessman in Ubaldo, Iligan City. Philippine National Police Special Action Force troopers chased the vehicle and intercepted it, resulting in the arrest of Maute member Eyeman Alonto.

The military spokesman said, "Meanwhile, the Ford Ranger which was driven towards the opposite direction by the group was intercepted along the boundary of Iligan and Tagoloan, Lanao del Norte by troops of the CAA patrol base. A shoot-out transpired after the suspects fired at the government forces who were on checkpoint and blocking positions. As a result, the enemy incurred two casualties who were later identified as Azzam Ampua Tahir and a certain Wowie, both members of the Maute group."
Never trust a certain Wowie.
Posted by: ryuge || 02/27/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [397 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)


Thai rebels tie up govt workers, torch office, steal truck
[Bangkok Post] Seven armed rebels in military-style uniforms on Saturday night raided the office of a local administrative office in Tak Bai district, tied up three employees, then set fire to the building and an emergency rescue vehicle before fleeing with a pick-up truck. The building and the emergency rescue vehicle were damaged.

The janitor said that when he returned to the office to be on night duty at about 9:30 p.m., he saw seven armed men in military-style uniforms waiting at the entrance gate and waving at him. Believing they were soldiers, he stopped his motorcycle, only to be held up at gunpoint.

About ten minutes later, two members of the TAO's rescue team also arrived. They were held up and forced to walk along with the janitor in front of a water pump building. All of them were tied up with nylon rope and blindfolded. The raiders then set fire to several parts of the office and the emergency rescue vehicle before fleeing with a pick-up truck.

About an hour afterwards, the janitor managed to free himself and the two other men. He then reported the incident to someone who called the police to set up security checkpoints to intercept the stolen vehicle for fear that it could be later turned into a car bomb, but they found no trace of it.

The police found this morning that the rebels had brought chairs and desks to the reception hall of the TAO office, piled them up and set them on fire. The fire damaged the wall and the ceiling. A storeroom on the second floor of the building was also set ablaze.

On Sunday morning, the pick-up truck stolen from the TAO office was found abandoned near a ranger outpost in Sungai Padi district. Rangers who examined the vehicle found that a home-made bomb had been installed in it.

The bomb was connected to two gas cylinders and a power circuit. A bomb disposal unit was called. After using a robot to open the truck doors and disconnect the power circuit, the unit removed both gas cylinders from the vehicle. Four cans of gasoline left on the back seat were also removed.

Police believed that after stealing the pick-up truck, the rebels installed the bomb and drove it from Tak Bai to Sungai Padi district, possibly with an aim to use it in a violent attack in Sungai Kolok. But, on seeing the rangers' security checkpoint, the militants decided to abandon the vehicle and fled.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian army advances against Islamic State near Aleppo
[Iraq News] The Syrian army and its allies made a sudden advance on Saturday and Sunday into areas held by 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....
in northwest Syria, a war monitor said, as the jihadist group retreated after losing the city of al-Bab to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
-backed rebels.

By taking Islamic State territory south of al-Bab, the army is preventing any possible move by Turkey and the rebel groups it supports to expand southwards, and is moving closer to regaining control of water supplies for Aleppo.

On Sunday, the army took the town of Tadef, just south of al-Bab after Islamic State withdrew from it, state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
reported. Earlier this month, a senior Russian official said Tadef marked an agreed dividing line between the Syrian army and the Turkey-backed forces.

The eastwards advance south of Tadef has extended Syrian army control across 14 villages and brought it within 25km (15 miles) of Lake Assad, the stretch of the Euphrates above the Tabqa dam.

Also on Sunday, the Syrian army and its allies made a new advance against Islamic State around Palmyra, coming to within a few kilometers of the ancient desert city that the jihadists captured in December.

Islamic State’s holdings in northwest Syria have been eviscerated over recent months by successive advances by three different, rival forces: Syrian Kurdish groups backed by the United States, the Turkey-backed rebels, and the army.

Fighting in the area is continuing as the army and its allies advance, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based war monitor, said on Sunday.

Islamic State’s loss of al-Bab after weeks of bitter street fighting marks the group’s effective departure from northwest Syria, once one of its most fearsome strongholds, and an area of importance because of its location on the Turkish border.

Steady advances since 2015 by the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Kurdish-led alliance of gangs, had already pushed Islamic State from much of the frontier by the middle of last year and have since then threatened its stronghold in Raqqa.

Turkey’s entry into Syria’s civil war via the Euphrates Shield campaign in support of rebel groups fighting under the banner of the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
was intended both to push Islamic State from the border and to stop Kurdish expansion there.
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