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New wave of US air raids on Qaeda in Yemen
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Afghanistan
3 key Taliban commanders killed in Kunduz airstrike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least three commanders of the Taliban group were killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted by the Afghan Air Force in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Arclight airstrike was carried out late on Saturday night in Imam Sahib district.

The statement further added that fifteen Taliban holy warriors including three commanders of the group identified as Qari Mazlum, Qari Hejran, and Farooqi were killed in the Arclight airstrike.

At least three Taliban holy warriors were also maimed in the Arclight airstrike, MoI said, adding that five vehicles and some weapons were also destroyed.

The security forces and local residents did not suffer any casualties during the operation, the ministry said.
Posted by: Fred || 03/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Key ISIS leader Gul Agha killed in Zabul operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key leader 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 was killed during an operation of the Afghan Special Forces in southern Zabul province.

According to the local government officials, Gul Agha was among at least seventeen bandidos Lion of Islams killed during the operation.

Provincial police chief Mirwais Noorzai said Gul Agha was originally a resident of 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 and was actively involved in insurgency activities in Zabul province.

This comes as the Ministry of Defense (MoD) officials said Wednesday that seventeen ISIS loyalists were killed during a special military operation conducted by the Afghan forces in Arghandab district.

Zabul is among the relatively volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban bandidos Lion of Islams and other bandidos bandidos Lion of Islams including ISIS loyalists are actively operating.

The local residents and tribal elders recently met with the government officials in Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
to convey their concerns regarding the growing activities of the terror group in some restive districts of Zabul.

According to the tribal elders, the ISIS loyalists, comprising mostly foreign bandidos Lion of Islams have started operations in Khak Afghan and other districts as the majority of them have shifted to the province with their families.

Posted by: Fred || 03/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Egypt's army arrests 12 Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis leaders in Sinai
[AlAhram] Egypt's Army said in a statement Saturday evening that security forces had incarcerated
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
12 "extremely dangerous" leaders of Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, known as "Sinai Province" in central Sinai.

The statement said the apprehended leaders were arrested while they held meeting to plan a range of "deadly" attacks in the near future.

Egypt has been battling waves of turban attacks in North Sinai, centred mainly in Rafah, Shiekh Zuewied and Arish cities since the ouster of former Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July 2013, following nation-wide protests against his rule.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  jail em, beat em, drain em of intel, then disappear them
Posted by: Frank G || 03/06/2017 9:05 Comments || Top||


Arabia
New wave of US air raids on Qaeda in Yemen
[AlAhram] The United States on Sunday launched a new wave of air raids against al-Qaeda in Yemen, as Islamist turbans fled from towns being targeted to mountainous areas, security sources said.

At least five early morning raids hit targets linked to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP) in the southern Shabwa and central Baida provinces, security sources told AFP.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Among the areas from which the radical group pulled its operatives is the Baida town of Ghail, where top AQAP commander Abdulelah al-Dhahab has reportedly been holed up, the sources said.

Suspected AQAP gunnies meanwhile killed five soldiers at a checkpoint in the southern province of Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
, which has itself been hit by air strikes in recent days, security sources and medics there said.

Since Thursday, Washington, which regards AQAP as the Islamist turbans network's most dangerous branch, has stepped up its air and dronezaps on Yemeni provinces including Baida, Shabwa and Abyan.

The Pentagon on Friday confirmed it had carried out more than 30 strikes against AQAP, conducted in partnership with the Yemeni government.

Local officials and tribal sources told AFP that at least 20 Islamist turbans were killed on Thursday and Friday.

The bombing campaign comes after a botched January 29 raid against AQAP left multiple civilians and a US Navy SEAL dead in the first military strike ordered by President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
Al-Qaeda has exploited a power vacuum created by two years of war between Yemen's government and sock puppets of the Medes and the Persians who control the capital to consolidate its presence, particularly in the south and east.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/06/2017 01:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [699 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

#1  But Democrats and the MSM (BIRM) quoted unnamed Obamabot "Senior Mil Sources" as saying the raid gathered NO usable/valuable info and intel.

Who ya gonna believe?

Time to root out the corrupt rot
Posted by: Frank G || 03/06/2017 8:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Short of massive sweeps requiring hundreds of thousands of soldiers and a huge logistics tail, aggressive raids and ambushes are the correct approach.

Drone zapping 'eaches' is a half-asses approach that harvest little if any actionable intelligence and prolongs the conflict.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/06/2017 9:04 Comments || Top||

#3  The 'git done and git out' strategy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/06/2017 9:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Beso, seriously is prolonging the conflict a bad thing?

As long as it stays contained having the Iranian faction killing the AQAP folks and IS when found; and vice versa just seems like a reason to stock up on pop-corn.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/06/2017 12:15 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Special tribunal orders arrest of 25 leaders of radical Islamist groups
[Dhaka Tribune] The court has issued arrest warrants against 25 people, including leaders of Hefajat-e-Islam
...a madrassa-based false nose and mustache of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, formed in 2010 to protest against secular education. In 2011 demonstrated violentyly against women's rights and in 2013 held large rallies demanding capital punishment of Shahbag Square protesters and banning women working outside the home...
, in a case lodged against them four years ago for instigating an attack on Gonojagoron Moncho on February 22, 2013.

Dhaka Metropolitan 1 Special Tribunal Judge Mohammad Kamrul Hossain Molla ordered the arrest warrants based on the Shahbagh cop shoppe’s charge sheet which accuses 29 people for the bombing under the Explosives Act.

Islami Oikya Jote
... a political party in Bangladesh. In the 2001 elections the party won 2 out of 300 elected members in an alliance with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party. It has a focus on building an islamic state, and has used the madrassas to gain support...
Chairman Abdul Latif Nizami and Secretary General Mufti Md Faizullah, Bangladesh Khilafat Majlish Ameer Mawlana Md Ishaq, Secretary General Ahmed Abdul Quader and chief Mawlana Abdur Rouf Yusufi, Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
Executive President Mufti Md Wakkas, Bangladesh Khilafat Andolon Ameer Shah Ahmedullah Ashraf and Nizam-e-Islam Bangladesh President Abdur Rakib are among the 25 accused.

The court has also ordered the Shahbagh cop shoppe OC to submit a report on April 6 stating whether these accused have been tossed in the slammer
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
Posted by: Fred || 03/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Hefajat-e-Islam


AQIS’ Bangladesh wing Ansar al-Islam banned
[Dhaka Tribune] The government has declared outlawed Ansar al-Islam, the Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), which is responsible for over a dozen attacks on war crimes trial campaigners, secularists and LGBT rights activists in the last couple of years.

Ansar al-Islam becomes the seventh banned myrmidon group of the country.

The Home Ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard on March 1.
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Posted by: Fred || 03/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent


Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs

Norwegian ship rescues 503 refugees from Med Sea

[Ynet] A Norwegian ship has rescued 503 people from the Mediterranean Sea in eight operations since Thursday.

The Norwegian Police Service says the Siem Pilot arrived Sunday in the Sicilian port of Catania with 503 migrants on board. A seriously ill 16-year-old boy died being helped on board, police said.

The agency said the migrants—358 men, 29 women and 116 children, including babies—sailed from Libya last week in rubber dinghies and wooden boats. It said many of them were injured, some with gunshot wounds, burn injuries and head wounds. It did not explain the reasons for the wounds or injuries. Police said two people on board suspected of being human traffickers were detained and handed over to Italian authorities for further investigation.

From Breitbart:
Germany Wanted To Turn Back Migrants In Sept 2015
5 March
BERLIN (AP) – Germany planned to close its border with Austria and turn back asylum seekers in September 2015, a move that could have dramatically changed the course of the European migrant crisis that was at its peak at the

Globalist Media Launches Project to ‘Show Human Side’ of Mass Migration
5 March
Four globalist newspapers have teamed up to work on an 18 month project they hope will “show the human side” of mass migration to Europe.

Adult Baptisms Skyrocket Due To Migrant Conversions
5 March
The number of adult baptisms in the Austrian Catholic church has more than doubled over the last year. The church claims the rise is due to a huge influx of migrants from Afghanistan and Iran converting to Christianity. The Archdiocese

Somali Asylum Seeker Accused of Raping Helpless Pensioners and Killing An Elderly Woman
5 March
An 18-year-old Somali asylum seeker is said to have sexually abused two elderly men in a retirement home and attacking the wife of one of the men leading to her death. He will now go to trial. The Somali is said
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Brussels mayor imposes curfew in Molenbeek
[GEO.TV] Mayor Francoise Schepmans issued on Saturday an executive order imposing partial curfew on Molenbeek, a municipality dominated by Moroccans.

The curfew bans the gathering of more than three people from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The locality is known for its radicalised youth and its allegedly deep connections with international Lions of Islam organizations such as ISIS.

The area came into limelight after the main culprits of Gay Paree attacks, a series of coordinated attacks which killed 130 people in November 2015, were nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
from here.

According to the internal reports of relevant departments, the café culture of Molenbeek is dominated by unemployed and deeply radicalised youth who hang around and drink mint tea endlessly drawing strength from the deeply conservative community. Previously, the locality has shared a tense relationship with the police. The socialist establishment, however, have been more lenient towards the immigrants colonists.

The mayor has imposed curfew following talks with police, the Brussels transport company and the local housing company. The decision was taken after local residents complained of growing verbal and physical stressing as well as drug dealing

The local housing company has agreed to improve lighting, install closed circuit television camera (CCTV) and hire more people to keep the area clean.

Area’s police chief, Johan De Decker said, "They [the miscreants] deal drugs, ring people's doorbells at night, set fire to rubbish bins and congregate in the entrances of buildings."

Around 3,308 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Belgium have been subjected to judicial investigation, out of which 144 were found to have links with terrorist organizations.

Almost all of these NGOs are located in Molenbeek. These NGOs show enormous activities on the paper, from youth movements to sports or even running tea houses.

These NGOs are rigorously being checked if they are receiving illegal subsidies from the local authorities.

The police have also investigated over 8,600 houses to check whether occupants had proper registration papers or they were residing illegally.

Posted by: Fred || 03/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


India-Pakistan
Body found with ‘Daesh Al-Bakistan’ written on victim’s dress
[DAWN] MULTAN: The perforated carcass of a man who had been kidnapped over two years ago was found near the Cotton Research Centre on the Old Shujabad Road here on Saturday.

Umer Mubeen Jilani, 33, was kidnapped by seven gunnies on June 16, 2014, when he left his house in Garden Town for his office at around 8.30am.

Wrapped in a black plastic bag, the body was dressed in an orange uniform similar to the ones worn by prisoners at the US military’s Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

According to official sources, the following words were written with a black marker on the orange uniform: ’ISIS al-Bakistan’, ’Inspector Umer Mubeen Jilani’ and ’Tareekh Aghwa (June 16, 2014)’.

ISIS is the Arabic acronym for the Death Eater 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.

Police shifted the body to the Nishtar Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

According to the initial report, the victim was hit by five bullets -- two in the back and one each in the head, right arm and left leg.

Umer Jilani was a son of Zahid Husain Jilani, a retired civil servant who had reportedly served as the director general of the Cholistan Development Authority.

His funeral was held in the Kotla Raham Ali Shah area of Jotai tehsil in Muzaffargarh district later in the day.

The victim was said to be a relative of former chief justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani whose family members attended the funeral.
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Inspector martyred, DSP injured during shoot-out in Sahiwal
[GEO.TV] One inspector was martyred while a deputy superintendent of police was injured during an encounter between the counter-terrorism department (CTD) personnel and turbans in Sahiwal on Saturday night.

According to CTD officials, two turbans were also injured in the shoot-out, while four others were enjugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
and kaboom was found in their possession. Two other turbans beat feet from the site.

The officials said their department had received a tip-off about the presence of turbans in Harrapa village of Sahiwal. During the raid, the turbans shot up the officials, killing inspector Fida Hussain and leaving a DSP injured.

The martyred inspector's body and injured persons were shifted to the hospital.
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2 militants, cop killed in Tral; Major among 5 injured
[Daily Excelsior] Two bully boyz and a police man were killed and five security personnel including an Army Major were maimed in a fierce overnight shootout in Tral area of Southern Kashmire’s Pulwama district.

The shootout that started last evening continued till morning in which two bully boyz Aqib Molvi of Tral and Umar of Pakistain were killed. A constable of Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmire Police, Manzoor Ahmad Naik of Uri was also killed. Three coppers including an Army Major was also injured in the shootout.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
the security forces delayed the clearance of the debris due to stone pelting festivities that were going on in the area since last night. Dead body of Aqib Molvi and two AK-47 rifles were recovered while the body of Umar was under debris.

Director General of Police, S P Vaid told news hounds in Srinagar that two bully boyz have been killed. "The bully boyz have been identified as Aqib Molvi of Hayuna, Tral and Umar of Pakistain".

The encounter resumed today evening after one of the turban fired from the debris of the house. "We found two bodies in the rubble in the afternoon. When our men went to collect them, one of the turbans, who had pretended to be dead, fired from the rubble in which one of our constable was injured in his leg due to a bullet fired from the turban," he said.

"The turban was killed in the retaliatory fire from security forces," the DGP said, adding, that the operation is "almost over" as security forces are clearing the debris from any ammunition.

The shootout began last evening when security forces cordoned off Hafoo village in Nazneepora area in Tral. "We had specific inputs about presence of bully boyz in the village," Vaid said.

The shootout lasted for more than 20 hours, with exchange of heavy gunfire between bully boyz and security forces. Security forces used IED blasts to raze the house to the ground.

An SOG man, Manzoor Ahmad Naik of Uri, of police was also killed while five security forces personnel, including an army major, one policeman, two soldiers and a CRPF man, were maimed in the encounter.

Clashes erupted near the encounter site as protesters pelted stones on the security forces. Several protesters were maimed in the festivities as security forces fired teargas canisters and pellets to disperse them.

In the meantime, to pay homage to constable Manzoor Ahmad Naik, a wreath laying ceremony was held in DPL Srinagar. Minister for Education Altaf Bukhari led civil, police and security force officers and jawans in laying floral wreaths.

Among others who presented wreaths and flowers included DGP S.P Vaid, IG (Ops) CRPF Zulfikar Hassan, IGP Kashmire S.J.M Gillani, IG (Adm) CRPF Ravideep Sahi, DIG CKR Ghulam Hassan Bhat, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Ahmad Lone, DIG CRPF P.S. Rajora, DIG CRPF Narender Paul, DIG Armed Kashmire Rafiq-ul-Hassan and a number of SsP and other senior coppers.

A Police front man said: "As has been reported constable Manzoor Ahmad Naik son of Faqeer Mohammad Naik resident of Salamabad, Uri gave supreme sacrifice of his life while fighting the bully boyz in an encounter in Haffoo area of Tral. The martyr is survived by an aged father, sister, brother, wife and a 4 years old son."

"The martyr was laid to rest in his native place at Salamabad where SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain attended the last rites of the martyr", he added.
Posted by: Fred || 03/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under: Hizbul Mujaheddin


Iraq
Iraqi forces storm 4 districts in central Mosul, alleged Baghdadi’s cousin arrested
[Iraq News] Iraqi government forces pushed deeper Sunday into western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
seeking to drive out 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, storming four major districts, while a video claimed to show the arrest of the cousin of the group’s supreme leader.

Chief of the Joint Operations Command’s operations in Nineveh, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, said in a statement that Federal Police and Rapid Response forces invaded the districts of Dindan and Dawasah, in the easternmost area of western Mosul, while the Counter-Terrorism Force invaded al-Sumoud and Tal al-Rumman in the westernmost area.

Iraqi forces recaptured eastern Mosul in January, ending three months of fighting to retake the city which fell to Islamic State holy warriors in 2014. A new offensive began in mid February to retake the western region, with generals from the Iraqi forces and the allied U.S.-led coalition reporting faster collapses and weaker resistance on IS behalf.

Western Mosul is smaller in space from the eastern side, albeit denser in population and residential areas, with officials predicting to retake that area within six months.

On Sunday, social media outlets circulated a video showing police forces walking a handcuffed, bearded Death Eater whom they claimed to be the cousin of Islamic State’s supreme leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
. The officers did not mention the holy warriors exact name. Baghdadi’s exact location and survival have been subject to clashing, unconfirmed reports since operations to free the city sat out.
Posted by: Fred || 03/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mass grave of Peshmerga fighters found in Kirkuk
[Iraq News] Authorities in Kirkuk province have run into a mass grave containing the bodies of Kurdish Peshmerga troops, officials say.

Shakhwan Abdullah, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, said on Sunday that the grave, found in Daqouq region, contained the relics of 20 fighters fro m the Kurdistan Region’s army force who are believed to have been killed and buried 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....
bad boys.

Islamic State has executed hundreds of civilians and security members since it took over large areas in Iraq to proclaim a self-styled "Islamic Caliphate". The group carried out the executions of its victims, which it proudly posted through its media, over accusations of collaboration with the Iraqi security authorities or for attempting to flee areas under its control.

Iraqi forces and allied militias have found several mass graves in Islamic State-held areas since the Iraqi government, backed by a U.S.-led military coalition, launched a major security offensive in October 2016 to recapture the city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Islamic State’s largest stronghold in Iraq.

Posted by: Fred || 03/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [339 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces control most of 2 western Mosul districts, pound Tal Afar
[Iraq News] Iraqi security forces have largely become in control over two districts in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as the campaign presses on to clear the region 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....
myrmidons.

"Counter-Terrorism Forces imposed their control over 80 percent of al-Shohadaa and al-Somoud, southwest of Mosul," Capt. Abdul-Amir al-Sabaawi told Bas News Sunday.

Sabaawi said the forces killed five jacket wallahs and detonated two booby-trapped vehices storming the two neighborhoods earlier in the morning.

"The forces have opened safe exits for the families," the officer said.

Also in the west of Mosul, the Defense Ministry said in a statement its fighter jets destroyed four headquarters run by the group in Qayrawan and Senaa.

The statement added that Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU) also killed 15 Islamic State members and destroyed trapped vehicles in Khedr Elias, at the town of Tal Afar, Islamic State’s major stronghold near the borders with Syria.

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Iraqi airstrike kills 20 IS members near Mosul
[Iraq News] A security source in Nineveh Province revealed that 20 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....
were killed by Iraqi air strike near the city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Alsumaria News reported on Monday.

The source said, "Iraqi Air Force aircraft bombarded, at dawn today, one of the Islamic State’s headquarters inside residential buildings in western Mosul."

"The aerial bombardment resulted in the killing of 20 members of the Islamic State group," the source added on condition of anonymity.

The source further explained that the air strike was carried out based on accurate intelligence information.

Security forces are slowly advancing in the battles to liberate the western side of the city of Mosul, due to the presence of civilians in the axes of combat with the Islamic State group.
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Sixteen civilians killed in security-IS battles in western Mosul
[Iraq News] Sixteen civilians died in fighting between Iraqi government forces and 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 at one of western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
districts, activist sources said Sunday.

Anadolu Agency quoted activist Omar al-Taee as saying that the civilians, mostly women and kiddies, were killed and ten others were maimed in fierce ground battles and shelling over Nabi Sheet district, an area close to central Mosul and the first to be invaded by government troops in their advance towards the Old City.

No comment has yet been made of the civilian casualties, but the Iraqi government has reiterated that ensuring civilians’ safety was a top priority in its Mosul campaign. However,
there's more than one way to skin a cat...
several incidents were reported where security operations targeting IS had left civilian casualties, prompting international rights groups to urge parties to battles to heed civilian lives.

The U.S. army said Saturday that 21 non-combatants were killed in nine separate strikes by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria between November and January, bringing the total of civilians unintentionally killed by the coalition since the start of operations against the bully boy group in 2014 to 220.
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Five persons killed, wounded in bomb blast near Baghdad
[Iraq News] A police source declared that five persons were either killed or maimed in a kaboom, west of Baghdad, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday.

The source said, "An improvised bomb went kaboom! near a blacksmith workshop in Khan Dari area in Abu Gharib District, killing one person and wounding four others."

"Security forces cordoned off the area of incident and barred approaching it, while ambulances transferred the maimed to a nearby hospital to receive needed treatment, and the body to the forensic medicine department," the source added on condition of anonymity.
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Airstrike kills 3 IS members north of Salahuddin
[Iraq News] A local source in Salahuddin Province informed that three 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....
group were killed by an Arclight airstrike, north of the province, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday.

The source said, "Three members of the Islamic State were killed by an air strike that targeted a location belonging to the group in the vicinity of al-Sharqat District, north of Salahuddin."

"One of the killed members is the son of the group’s Security Official in Sharqat area, also known as Abu Yakoub," the source added on condition of anonymity.

The Islamic State group has several cells in the areas of the province, including the eastern side of Sharqat District.
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Several airstrikes destroy 4 IS headquarters and rockets plant in Iraq
[Iraq News] Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday, that several air strikes destroyed 4 headquarters 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....
and a rockets plant in Nineveh Province.

The ministry said in a press statement, "Iraqi Air Force destroyed four headquarters belonging to the Islamic State group and a rockets plant in Qayrawan area and al-Sena’a area in Nineveh Province."

"Security forces also destructed a number of vehicles belonging to the Islamic State inside a farm in Tal Afar District, west of the city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
," the statement added.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shouting match, the spittle had reached unprecedented levels...
Commander of Iraqi Army Aviation, Lieutenant General Hamed al-Maliki announced that the Army Aviation conducted more than 3250 air strike since the start of Nineveh liberation Operations.

"The majority of Arclight airstrike was a night strikes, and inflicted heavy human and material losses on the Islamic State group," Maliki said.

He also declared that the Army Aviation’s engineers developed US rockets to be used in Mi 28 and Mi 35 aircraft.
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Iraqi command says a few meters away from Mosul government complex
[Iraq News] The Iraqi Joint Operations Command and the Federal Police service said Sunday the forces became tens of meters away from government buildings in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, a major target as the campaign to expel 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....
Lions of Islam continues.

Federal Police chief, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, said in a statement the forces continue advances inside the neighborhoods of Dawasa, Dindan and Nabi Sheeth, killing tens of Lions of Islam and destroying many of their combat equipment. He said the troops have become a few meters away from the government complex, adding that retaking that area could mean "a 80 percent strategic and moral victory in western Mosul battles".

Earlier on Sunday, Iraqi government forces pushed deeper Sunday into western Mosul seeking to drive out Islamic State murderous Moslems, storming four major districts.

Chief of the Joint Operations Command’s operations in Nineveh, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, said in a statement that Federal Police and Rapid Response forces invaded the districts of Dindan and Dawasah, in the easternmost area of western Mosul, while the Counter-Terrorism Force invaded al-Sumoud and Tal al-Rumman in the westernmost area.

Iraqi forces recaptured eastern Mosul in January, ending three months of fighting to retake the city which fell to Islamic State Lions of Islam in 2014. A new offensive began in mid February to retake the western region, with generals from the Iraqi forces and the allied U.S.-led coalition reporting faster collapses and weaker resistance on IS behalf.

Western Mosul is smaller in space from the eastern side, albeit denser in population and residential areas, with officials predicting to retake that area within six months.
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Border Guards clash with Islamic State west of Anbar
[Iraq News] Commander of Anbar Border Guards, Lieutenant General Ammar al-Kobessi, announced on Sunday, that his forces clashed with 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....
, west of the province, while pointed out that a number of suspects were placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
, west of Rutba District.

Kobbesi said in a press statement, "Today, forces from the Border Guards of the second section in Anbar, the command’s commando brigade and al-Hashd al-Ashaeri raided Albu Hayat village, west of Trebil-Waleed intersection in Rutba District (310 km west of Ramadi)."

"The security forces clashed with the Islamic State’s members on the outskirts of the village, while also managed to dismantle five improvised bombs and removed four others, which were planted in the area," he further explained.

"A number of suspects were also arrested and several vehicle were seized in Albu Hayat village," Kobessi added.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Two Palestinians planning attack arrested in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] Border Police officers jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
two Paleostinian men at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank on suspicion of planning a stabbing attack at the site, police said Sunday.

The two are residents of the nearby city of Nablus.

According to a statement by police, a border policeman stationed at the junction saw two figures walking through an open field near the intersection.

Officers approached the two, found one man in possession of a knife, and arrested them both.

After questioning the men, officials concluded that one had carried out a reconnaissance of the site and brought the other man with him to carry out an attack, police said.

Security forces are regularly stationed at and near the junction, which has been a flashpoint of violence over the past year.
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Southeast Asia
Official gunned down in front of home in Thai south
[Bangkok Post] A local leader was gunned down in front of his home in Yala province. Madolor Salae, chairman of a local administration organization in Muang district, was exiting his vehicle to close the gate of his house yesterday morning when two men on a motorcycle drove up and fired multiple shots at him before fleeing. Madolor was taken to Yala Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The murder is the latest violent incident in the Muslim-dominated far South, which is raising new concerns among Thai authorities and local communities. The Buddhist network in Yala recently asked the government for more protection and financial help for families of victims.

Their calls stem from a series of recent attacks that have targeted Buddhist villagers, including the killing of four people in Narathiwat province last week and a couple in Songkhla province on February 28. The pair were killed and their bodies dumped in a river. Police investigators believe the attackers wanted their car to make a car bomb.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army Inflicts Heavy Losses upon Nusra Terrorists
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Syrian Army units, supported by the air force, destroyed 8 vehicles belonging to 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 holy warriors in the countryside of Hama and Idleb.

SANA news hound in Hama said Sunday that army units bombarded al-Nusra Front hideouts in al-Latamineh town in the northern countryside of Hama, destroying two vehicles and killing and injuring 8 terrorists, among them Ahmad al-Taweel, one of al-Nusra leaders.

The source added that the army units targeted the terrorist organizations’ positions and movement in the villages of Taybat al-Immam, Lahaya, Ma’rkabeh, Wadi Kafer Zeita northwest of Kafer Nabboudeh in the northern countryside of the province, leaving many holy warriors dead or injured and destroying two cars for them.

The Syrian air force destroyed al-Nusra terrorists’ vehicles and killed 5 of its members in the town of Sarmada, about 30 km north of Idleb city.

5 other al-Nusra-linked bad boyz were potted and 3 vehicles, some equipped with machineguns and loaded with ammunition were destroyed in the army operations against their hideouts in the outskirts of Kafer Nebel town in the southern countryside of Idleb province.

Daraa

Army units regained control over a number of blocks of buildings in Daraa al-Balad, killing a number of al-Nusra holy warriors at al-Masri roundabout and in the neighborhoods of al-Karak and al-Arba’een.

Sweida

An army unit targeted ISIS fortifications on the southern outskirts of al-Qassr village in the northeastern countryside of Sweida province.

One of ISIS sites was destroyed and all the holy warriors inside it were killed or injured.

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