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Iraqi command says controls 60% of western Mosul
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Afghanistan
MOAB: 'It felt like the heavens were falling'
After his evening prayers, Mohammad Shahzadah closed the house gates and sat down for dinner. Then the blast came, engulfing the sky in flames and sending tremors through the ground.

"The earth felt like a boat in a storm," Shahzadah said. "I thought my house was being bombed. Last year a drone strike targeted a house next to mine, but this time it felt like the heavens were falling. The children and women were very scared."
Look on the bright side, Mo. The women and children didn't have to jump out of 60th floor windows to avoid being burned to death. (And don't think for a second we've forgotten about that.)
Also, if a drone hit the house next door last year and this year a MOAB was dropped less than two miles away, just whose side are you on?

The bomb was dropped in the mountains close to Moman village in an area called Asadkhel. About 1.5 miles away, in Shaddle Bazar where Shahzadah lives, the impact was palpable.

"My ears were deaf for a while. My windows and doors are broken. There are cracks in the walls," he said.
Don't worry -- the Delta Force Claim Adjustment Detachment will be there around 4 AM.
The following morning around 9am, fighter jets strafed the area, a local police commander, Baaz Jan, said.

"We don't know who was killed yesterday or this morning. But there is confusion and fear in the radio chats we are intercepting. There is limited communication among Isis fighters," he said.
Fighter 1: "Ouchies."
Fighter 2: "Humminahumminahummina."
Fighter 3: "Holy Shit!"
Fighter 4: (Rosebud)

Some observers, however, questioned the necessity of deploying a weapon of that scale against a group whose estimated 600 to 800 fighters pose only a limited threat to the Afghan state.
Outstanding. Let's mobilize the First Fightin' Observer Battalion and have them go clear a cave complex in hand-to-hand fighting.
Update at 12:15 p.m. EDT: CNN reports that Afghan officials say 36 ISIS fighters died, while Al Ahram reports that ISIS says no one was killed at all. It seems to me this kind of thing, widely reported as it has been, will make Afghanistan less attractive to ISIS fighters looking for their next battlefield after Iraq/Syria.
Posted by: Matt || 04/14/2017 09:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [800 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Better to deploy 1,000 MOABs than to needlessly risk American lives.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/14/2017 9:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Mattis to World:
"We have more, and they're reaching their 'Use By' dates. Just sayin'"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/14/2017 10:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Other observers, however, question the necessity of resisting jihad.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 04/14/2017 10:40 Comments || Top||

#4  More Afghan comments:
Another Achin resident, Mohammad Hakim, voiced his approval for the strike, saying “We are very happy and these kinds of bombs should be used in future as well, so Daesh is rooted out from here,” using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State group.

“They killed our women, youths and elders sitting them on mines. We also ask the Kabul government to use even stronger weapons against them,” Hakim added.

The U.S. estimates 600 to 800 IS fighters are present in Afghanistan, mostly in Nangarhar. The U.S. has concentrated heavily on combatting them while also supporting Afghan forces battling the Taliban. President Donald Trump called Thursday’s operation a “very, very successful mission.”

“I want a hundred times more bombings on this group,” said Hakim Khan, 50, a resident of Achin district, the site of the blast.

Inamullah Meyakhil, spokesman for the central hospital in eastern Nangarhar province, said the facility had received no dead or wounded from the attack.

District Gov. Ismail Shinwari said there is no civilian property near the airstrike location.

There was no immediate comment from the Islamic State group on the attack.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 04/14/2017 10:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Our former Caped Crusader isn't happy. Between this and the destruction of the heroin factories, he's butthurt:

Former President Hamid Karzai condemned the strike, saying it “is not the war on terror but inhuman, and (the) most brutal misuse of our country as (a) testing ground for new and dangeorus weapons. It is upon us, Afghans, to stop the USA.”

Karzi said, “I vehemently and in strongest words condemn the dropping of the latest weapon.”

Since news of the strike broke, most social media users in Afghanistan criticized both the Afghan government and U.S. One user called it “our generation’s “Hiroshima,” adding, “I’m still in shock.”
Posted by: Frank G || 04/14/2017 11:08 Comments || Top||

#6  One user called it “our generation’s “Hiroshima”

Dude, you don't know "Hiroshima".
Posted by: Pappy || 04/14/2017 11:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Here's the video. I wonder if we could drop enough of these to spell K-I-M.
Posted by: Matt || 04/14/2017 11:41 Comments || Top||

#8  "My ears were deaf for a while. "

Same thing happened to me, pal. Van Halen, summer tour of 1981 at the old Boston Garden. Couldn't hear right for two or three days. Helluva show!
Posted by: Raj || 04/14/2017 11:43 Comments || Top||

#9  T.E. "Lawrence of Arabia" Lawrence once asked for Turkish mountain guns because he felt the morale effect of "Big badda boom" on Arab irregulars was more important than any measurable effect...
Posted by: magpie || 04/14/2017 12:03 Comments || Top||

#10 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/14/2017 12:51 Comments || Top||

#11  Such an explosion has a much greater effect in a valley area rather than flat terrain. The mountains around offer little escape for the blast causing considerable compression.
Posted by: Nero White 3083 || 04/14/2017 14:09 Comments || Top||

#12  I heard a report on NPR on the subject as I drove between hither and yon earlier today: they quoted an Afghan official as saying not only were 36 ISIS fighters killed, but no civilians whatsoever.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/14/2017 15:10 Comments || Top||

#13  (And don't think for a second we've forgotten about that.)

Oh, the non-American globalist have. They show it everyday in their words and deeds.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/14/2017 15:30 Comments || Top||

#14  Worse than that #13, MSM is intent on finding out who ordered the strike as in their leftist, pro-Islamic, anti-WOT role.
Posted by: Nero White 3083 || 04/14/2017 15:47 Comments || Top||

#15  Oh, the non-American globalist have. They show it everyday in their words and deeds.

Half of Congress for all intents and purposes *forgot* about it within a few weeks of 9/11. Half the American people took their cue from Congress and promptly forgot about it shortly thereafter.
Posted by: Crusader || 04/14/2017 17:11 Comments || Top||

#16  "There was no immediate comment from the Islamic State group on the attack"

Maybe because it's hard to comment when you're DEAD?
Posted by: Barbara || 04/14/2017 17:22 Comments || Top||

#17  Now that's a barrel bomb.
Posted by: Grailing Snort3782 || 04/14/2017 18:06 Comments || Top||

#18  Some observers, however, questioned the necessity of deploying a weapon of that scale against a group whose estimated 600 to 800 fighters pose only a limited threat to the Afghan state.


How about they [jihadists] have just been p!$$ing us off for too long. We are just helping them get their 72 raisins.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/14/2017 22:25 Comments || Top||


4 large heroin factories destroyed by Afghan forces in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel destroyed four large heroin factories in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the factories were destroyed during a special military operation conducted late on Tuesday night in the vicinity of Ghani Khel district.

The statement further added that the Afghan forces also discovered 7,500 kgs of morphine, 810 kgs of ammonium chloride, 500 liters of liquid opium, and some other types of chemicals and equipment used to produce heroin.

The chemicals and equipment were all destroyed on the spot, the Ministry of Interior added.

This comes as the Afghan forces are busy conducting operations to eradicate the fields from poppy cultivation as there has been a sharp rise in opium cultivation, production and smuggling across the country during the recent months.

According to the last survey report, there has been a 43 per cent rise in opium cultivation in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Taliban leader in charge of group of 80 insurgents arrested
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key Taliban leader in charge of a group of at least 80 gunnies was nabbed
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
by the Afghan intelligence operatives in north of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), said the detained Taliban leader has been identified as Akhtar Mohammad who was also famous as Belal.

A statement by NDS said Akhtar was arrested by the intelligence operatives from the vicinity of the Jawzjan province.

The statement further added that Akhtar was involved in major terrorist attacks including attacks on convoys, government officials and civilians, roadside kaboomings, and kidnappings.

Akhtar confessed that he was looking to join 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group offshoot in Jawzjan under the leadership of Mullah Hekmatullah.

NDS said the attempt by Akhtar was reflecting the latest move by the Taliban gunnies to infiltrate the ISIS terrorist group and further expand their insurgency in the country.

Both the Taliban gunnies and turbans loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group are active in some parts of Jawzjan province.

Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


3 Pakistanis arrested in Nangarhar amid ongoing anti-ISIS operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least three Paks were tossed in the slammer
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
by the Afghan cops 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 o fAfghanistan.

The provincial police commandment said the three individuals were arrested as they were travelling without any valid document.

The source further added that the individuals were handed over to the relevant institutions for further investigations and actions.

The arrest of the Pak nationals in Nangarhar comes as the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the offshoot 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in this province.

The local officials had earlier said that the majority of the ISIS bully boyz fighting in this province are foreign nationals, mainly from the tribal regions of Pakistain.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani last year that the documents obtained from the dead bodies and those arrested during the operations in Achin, Kot, Haska Mina and other parts of Nangarhar, reveal that they are originally residents of Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
Khogyani further added that the intelligence information gathered by the government also reveal that the ISIS loyalists are mostly comprised of Pak nationals.

According to Khogyani, the residents of Tajikistan are also fighting alongside the Pak nationals for ISIS terrorist group who are mainly deployed after completing training in Pakistain.

Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS terror group’s main shadow judge killed in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The main shadow judge 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group was killed during an operation in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army in a statement said Mullah Salah was killed along with scores of other forces of Evil during the ongoing Hamza military operations.

The statement further added that Mullah Salah was among the 4 key ISIS leaders and 44 snuffies killed during the operations.

The three other ISIS leaders killed during the operations have been identified as Yar Habib the brother of Hafiz Saeed
...founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and its false-mustache offshoot Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The United Nations declared the JuD a terrorist organization in 2008 and Hafiz Saeed a terrorist as its leader. Hafiz, JuD and LeT are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Pak intel apparatus, so that amounted to squat...
, and Sediqyar and Ahmad, the two key leaders in charge of the training of the terror group in Nangarhar.

The provincial police commandment in Nangarhar in a statement said at least 44 ISIS forces of Evil including four key leaders of the group were killed during the air and ground operations conducted in the framework of Hamza operations.

Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Panic among Taliban in Kunduz after the death of Mullah Abdul Salam
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A panic has erupted among the Taliban bandidos myrmidons in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan following the death of the group’s most big shot Mullah Abdul Salam.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), said the majority of the Taliban bandidos myrmidons are seeking different ways to escape from the battlefield after the killing of Mullah Salam.

A statement by NDS said Karimullah son of Sarwar and brother of Mullah Salam was tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
before he manage to disguise as another individual and escape from the province.

The statement further added that Karimullah was arrested along with another individual after they were identified by the intelligence operatives.

The Taliban confirmed the death of Mullah Salam, one of the most senior and a notorious leader, in northern Kunduz province late in February.

The group in a statement said Mullah Abdul Salam has been killed, insisting that the group’s activities will not be affected with his loss.

The statement further added that Mullah Salam’s main dream was to seize control of Kunduz and vowed that hundreds of more youths will follow his steps.
Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


89 insurgents killed in Afghan forces operations in past 24 hours
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eighty nine bully boyz belonging to the various turban groups including the Taliban bully boyz group were killed during the counter-terrorism operations in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Thursday.

A statement by MoD said the operations were conducted in the various parts of the country and as a result at least 47 bully boyz were also maimed and at least 8 others including local commanders of the Taliban group were locked away
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
The statement further added that the operations were conducted with the support of the Afghan Air Force and the artillery units of the Afghan army.

According to MoD, at least 37 of the Lions of Islam comprising the ISIS loyalists were killed in the vicinity of Achin district of 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..
, including the brother of the former top ISIS leader Hafiz Saeed
...founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and its false-mustache offshoot Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The United Nations declared the JuD a terrorist organization in 2008 and Hafiz Saeed a terrorist as its leader. Hafiz, JuD and LeT are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Pak intel apparatus, so that amounted to squat...
At least five Taliban capo identified as Shahwali, Malang Jan, Ata-ur-Rehman, Mohammad Akbar, and Toran Ismail were arrested in the vicinity of Nari district of Kunar, MoD said, adding that at least 7 Taliban bully boyz were killed and 14 others were maimed in the vicinity of Nawa district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
MoD also added that 11 Lions of Islam were killed and around 10 others were maimed in the vicinity of Sayad district of Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
, and 9 Lions of Islam were eliminated along with their 2 vehicles in Dasht-e-Archi district of Kunduz.

The Ministry of Defense said at least 12 bully boyz were killed and 8 others were maimed while 3 others were arrested in Maidan Wardak province, and 6 Lions of Islam were killed while 8 others were wouned in Arghandab district of Zabul.

At least 7 bully boyz were killed and 7 others were maimed during the operations in Pashtun-infested Logar, Uruzgan, and Farah provinces of Afghanistan.
Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Police issue alert on Al shabaab attack in Kenya
[SHABELLENEWS] Kenyan Security agents have been put on alert following reports that at least nine Kenyan terrorists who joined Al-Shabaab in Somalia could be headed back to the country to launch attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Somali court hands alleged Al Shabaab men 10-year jail
[SHABELLENEWS] A military court in Somali capital Mogadishu has sentenced two men accused for being members of al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
to 10 year in jail on Thursday, April 13.

According to Col Hassan Ali Nur Shuure, the chairman of the military tribunal, the 2 men were sentenced to jail terms after they were convicted of collaborating with Al shabaab.

The defendants are Mohammed Ali Kediye, and Hussein Hashi Abdullahi.

Shuute added that Galmudug
...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth...
forces tossed in the slammer
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
both men in Godinlabe village in central Somalia as they were driving an exploding car in 19th March, 2017.

The European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
(EU), the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
(UN) and human rights
When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much...
campaigners have all urged Somalia authorities to reinstate the moratorium.
Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Moroccan authorities say IS-linked cell dismantled
[IsraelTimes] Moroccan authorities said on Wednesday they dismantled a "terrorist cell" that was recruiting volunteers for 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....
terror group.

The IS-affiliated cell, which was active in the northern city of Fez and nearby town of Moulay Yacoub, had seven members, an interior ministry statement said.

They "recruited and sent Moroccan volunteers to Iraq and Syria" where the jihadist group holds territory, it said.

Police seized bladed weapons, military uniforms, money and electronic equipment during the raid.

The authorities have regularly announced the dismantling of IS cells and arrest of suspected jihadist recruiters in recent months.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Qaddafi’s People’s Hall again set on fire
[Libya Herald] The former People’s Hall between 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...
’s Suq al-Thalath roundabout and Hay al-Andalus was again set on fire today. It is the fourth time since 2011 it has happened, the last time being just eight weeks ago.

The reasons are as yet unknown. Some locals have accused Haithem Tajouri
...Commander of the pro-(Islamist) government First Support Brigade...
’s Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade of setting alight the building which once housed Qadaffy’s General People’s Congress. Others have accused the Mobile Forces which supports Khalifa Ghwell and is firmly opposed to Tajouri.

Yet others give a more prosaic explanation. They point out that the building, taken over by Tajouri just over a year ago, was then abandoned and is used by gangs as a drinking and drugs den. Now full of rubbish, it has been the scene of frequent fights.

It is suggested these fights may the real cause for the latest blaze.

Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


LNA resumes airstrikes on Tamenhint as Misratans target Brak Al-Shatti
[Libya Herald] The Libyan National Army (LNA) has resumed its aerial assault of the Third Force-held Tamenhint airbase, north-east of Sebha. There was an attack yesterday and locals in Sebha today told the Libya Herald that they again heard aircraft over the town heading toward the base.

In what is said to have been a reprisal, Misratan forces late last night were reported to have attacked the LNA-controlled airbase in Brak al-Shatti with Soviet-era aircraft, killing five.

Yesterday, there were also reports that a unit belong to the Mohammed Ben Nayel’s 12th Brigade, part of the Libyan National Army, had surrounded the village of Samnu, east of Tamenhint, which Misrata’s Third Force said it recaptured on Monday. At the time, the Presidency Council’s defence ministry the front man, Mohammed al-Ghasri, said that Nayel’s men had been "forced to flee to the mountains".

The latest Samnu siege followed allegations that the Third Force had killed four young Salafist supporters of the LNA at a checkpoint near the village. All are said to have been from the same family.

Forces under the control of Ben Nayel now controls much of the south. One Sehba resident who travelled from 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...
to Sebha today by road told the Libya Herald that south of Gharyan, all the numerous checkpoints were controlled by the 12th Brigade, or Ben Nayel’s Magarha tribe.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wrecked scow, a single surviver held tightly to the smashed prow...
Ali Kana, a prominent military figure in the region who leads a pro-Qadaffy Tuareg force, has demanded an end to fighting throughout Fezzan. He called for an immediate ceasefire, asking officials and tribal figures to facilitate it.

He previously attempted to set up a ’Fezzan Army’, but this was brushed aside by Ben Nayel.

Kana now says he supports the National Dialogue and insistes his forces will work with any army operating under a unified politicianship accepted by the Libyan people.

Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Libya Coast Guard: 147 immigrants died at sea
[Libya Observer] 147 African immigrants colonists have drowned after their inflatable boat capsized off Libya’s western shores on Thursday, Libyan Coast Guard has reported.

The Coast Guard said the victims included 77 men, 55 women and 15 children.

"23 immigrants colonists were rescued and provided with medical care," it added. The tragedy happened 17 miles off 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...
coast.

The boat was reported missing early in the day.

Human smuggling has become a flourishing business in Libya due to the political and security chaos ongoing in the country.

Early this month, Libyan Coast Guard exchanged fire with human smugglers at sea, killing four and arresting two others.
Posted by: Fred || 04/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Egyptian authorities identify Tanta cathedral suicide bomber
[AlAhram] Egypt’s Ministry of Interior identified in a statement on Thursday Mamdouh Mohammed Baghdadi as the jacket wallah responsible for Sunday’s attack on Tanta’s Mar Girgis Cathedral that killed 29 people.

The ministry said that Baghdadi, who is from Upper Egypt’s Qena, was identified using CCTV footage and DNA testing.

Baghdadi was a member of a terrorist cell led by a runaway bully boy named Amr Saad Abbas, who also trained the suicide bomber who attacked Alexandria’s St. Mark’s Cathedral on the same day of the Tanta bombing, according to the statement.

The ministry said that Abbas also orchestrated the December bombing of Cairo's St Peter and St Paul's Church, which killed 29 worshipers, mostly women and kiddies.

The ministry also raised a reward from EGP 100,000 to EGP 500,000 for information on 19 individuals it identified a day earlier who are suspected of involvement in the two church bombings.

The ministry’s statement added that Baghdadi was also involved in an attack in January on a police checkpoint in the New Valley that killed eight coppers.

At the time, authorities attributed the New Valley attack to 12 forces of Evil from Sinai-based bully boy group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis.

The interior ministry’s Thursday statement also said that three people involved in terrorism-related crimes have been jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in Qena, without elaborating.

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....
bully boy group has grabbed credit for the suicide kabooms of the Alexandria and Tanta churches, which killed 46 people and injured dozens more.
Update from The Times of Israel at 11:15 a.m. EDT:
“DNA tests carried out on the family of a runaway member and the remains of the jacket wallah... made it possible to identify him as Mamduh Amin Mohammed Baghdadi, born in 1977 in Qena province, where he lived," it said.

The ministry said he was a member of a "terrorist" cell, and also announced the arrest of three other members of the group.
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#1  "...The ministry also raised a reward from EGP 100,000 to EGP 500,000..."

100,000 Egyptian pounds is about $5500

500,000 Egyptian pounds is about $27,500.
Posted by: lord garth || 04/14/2017 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Annual income of the average Egyptian is?
Posted by: Pappy || 04/14/2017 11:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Per The Tubes: (no, not them)

What is the average income in Egypt?

The average per person income in Egypt (in current US dollars) is $5,680 per year (about $16 per day), but in China it is $6,890. So, Egypt has fewer desperately poor people (as a percentage of the population) than China, but the average income in China is higher than in Egypt.Feb 5, 2011
Posted by: JHH || 04/14/2017 14:33 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish police detain 9 suspected ISIL militants for ‘planning attacks on referendum ballot boxes’
Why would ISIS attack the ballot boxes? Since their goal is to overthrow Turkey altogether, making it into another of their caliphates, what difference does it make whether or not the citizenry wants to give President Erdogan more or less power? I could see them attacking the voters, but that is not the accusation.
[Hurriyet Daily News] Police in the southern province of Mersin have detained nine suspected bandidos bandidos myrmidons 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....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) after receiving intelligence that the jihadist group ordered its followers to carry out attacks on ballot boxes set for the April 16 referendum, which will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be shifted into an executive presidency.

The Mersin Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office released a statement regarding the operation carried out on April 12, saying that the efforts to reveal ISIS’s acts were launched by the provincial police’s counter-terrorism bureau in coordination with the prosecutor’s office.
Continued on Page 49
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Turkey detains 412 suspected Kurdish militants
It was a busy day.
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's Interior Ministry says police have detained 412 suspected Kurdish gunnies in a security sweep.
The ministry said in a statement Thursday that the suspects were rounded up in police operations in 21 provinces late on Wednesday.

The operations came a day after the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, claimed an attack against a cop shoppe in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, which was carried out with a ton of explosives planted inside a tunnel dug by rebels.
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Iraq
Islamic State arrests workers at western Mosul blood banks
[Iraq News] 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....
members have closed down blood banks and medical stores at western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and enjugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
a number of workers, according to local sources in Nineveh.

Alsumaria News quoted sources at the western side of Mosul saying the group shut down blood banks and medical stores near Mesherfa region. "ISIS (Islamic State) gangs arrested a number of workers at those stores and drove them to unknown destinations after they refused to provide enough blood and medicine to their maimed members," according to the source.

Earlier reports a few weeks ago said IS had set fire to some blood banks in the western region, with some locals and security officials saying the tactic aimed to create smoke screens and blur vision for fighter jets pounding their locations.

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Iraqi forces partially retake western Mosul’s Tenek, 15 militants, one officer killed
[Iraq News] Iraqi government forces on Thursday took partial control over an area in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
after 13 hours of fighting with 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....
hard boyz as operations enter a tenth week to clear the region from the Lion of Islam group

Cap. Saeed al-Alousi, from the Interior Ministry’s Rapid Response forces, told Anadolu Agency that forces from the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service took over seven alleyways at al-Tenek, a district that is considered one of IS’s most remarkable havens. CTS forces killed 15 hard boyz from the group and locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
three others, while losing one officer, he said.

Bad weather at that area prompted the U.S.-led coalition to reduce Arclight airstrikes against IS there, according to al-Alousi.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had been cornered by the banditti...
Cap. Ali Mohsen, from the CTS, told BasNews that the forces also freed 30 families previously kidnapped by IS to use them as human shields. He also put the number of hard boyz killed at 31, including five foreign jacket wallahs.

Earlier on Thursday, the Federal Police command said its troops killed 13 hard boyz and advanced closer to the Nuri al-Kabir Mosque, a much-coveted target for the Iraqi troops being the place where Islamic State declared the establishment of its "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria.

Iraqi government forces, backed by the coalition and paramilitary groups, recaptured eastern Mosul in January, and launched another offensive in February to retake the western region. Iraqi commanders said earlier this week that IS hard boyz were in control over less than seven percent of Iraqi territory.

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France carries out 62 airstrikes, artillery shelling against IS in Iraq
[Iraq News] French Ministry of Defense announced, via a tweet, that the French troops conducted four air strikes and 58 artillery shelling on the headquarters of the Islamic State group in Iraq, during this week.

The tweet posted by the French Ministry of Defence.
According to the ministry, French warplanes carried out 27 sorties in Iraq, this week, including 4 air strikes, destroying 4 targets, while it also pointed out that artillery troops conducted 58 shelling, all in the vicinity of Mosul.
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Iraqi command says controls 60% of western Mosul
[Iraq News] The Iraqi Joint Operations Command said Thursday its forces had recaptured 60% of the western flank of 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....
turbans as operations approach a third month to retake that region.

JOC’s spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasoul, said in a press statement that only 40 percent of districts in western Mosul await liberation. He again reiterated the difficulty of battles targeting the IS-held Old City.

"Troops are advancing accurately and cautiously in Old Mosul due to its geographical nature and its dense population. Our main goal is to liberate human before territory," he stated.

"The narrowness of alleyways in Old Mosul prevents the use of armored vehicles, hence the on-foot advances. Snipers are being used to locate holy warriors and keep them away from civilians," according to Rasoul.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
One killed in terror attack on Jerusalem light rail

A woman killed after being stabbed in a terror attack on the Jerusalem light rail Friday, Magen David Adom reported.

The woman, about 25 years old, suffered multiple stab wounds to her upper body and was transferred to Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment before succumbing to her wounds.

According to Israel Police, the woman is reportedly a student tourist from Britain.
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IDF again raids Palestinian car-rammer’s hometown
[IsraelTimes] Army confiscates stolen cars, ’terror funds’ in Silwad; soldiers find improvised submachine gun in Sanur.

The IDF returned to Silwad in the West Bank, the hometown of a Paleostinian man who killed a soldier last week, seizing alleged "terror funds" and stolen cars early Thursday morning, the army said.

According to the military, some NIS 85,000 ($23,000) was confiscated in the overnight operation in the Paleostinian town outside Ramallah. Three stolen cars were also seized, the army said.

The IDF carried out a similar operation in Silwad last week.

It is "part of the ’concept of expanded prevention’ for taking action against all the circles of support for the terrorist and his family," the army said in a statement.

In Sanur, southwest of Jenin, the army uncovered an improvised, Carlo-style submachine gun, the army said.

This year, over 100 guns have been confiscated by the IDF, as part of its crackdown on the illegal weapons trade.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, the army jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
six Paleostinian suspects for throwing rocks or taking part in violent protests, the army said. One person was arrested in Ramallah; another in nearby Hizme; two people were picked up in Bethlehem; the fifth was arrested in the nearby al-Ayda refugee camp; and the last suspect was arrested in Khirbet al-Tabka, outside Hebron.
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Palestinian arrested with knife in West Bank on Passover eve
[IsraelTimes] Qalandiya resident stopped at checkpoint into Jerusalem was planning attack, police say; accomplice turns himself in.

Border Police and IDF forces on Monday locked away
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
a Paleostinian man armed with a knife and a stun grenade who tried to cross from the West Bank into Jerusalem on the eve of the Passover festival, police said in a statement Thursday.
During the holidays routine paperwork isn't as high a priority.
The suspect, a resident of Qalandiya village in his twenties, was stopped by security forces as he approached the nearby Qalandiya checkpoint, a major crossing point from the West Bank located north of Jerusalem.

A search of his person uncovered the weapons.

The checkpoint has seen a series of security incidents over the past year.

"During an initial investigation, Border Police discovered he apparently intended to carry out an attack," the statement said.

The Paleostinian man also told Sherlocks that he had an accomplice who had not turned up for the planned attack in the capital.

Police said the second suspect, also from Qalandiya, turned himself in to security forces on Thursday.

"Since the arrest of the first suspect, a number of operations were carried out during the course of the investigation that led this morning to the second suspect, also a resident of Qalandiya, turning himself in, and his arrest for further investigation," police said.

The detention of the first suspect was extended until April 18, police said.

Police added that thousands of officers would continue to be deployed nationwide until the end of the Passover holiday.

Tens of thousands of people were expected to visit Jerusalem and its Old City during the week-long Passover festival, which began on Monday night. Ahead of the holiday police announced increased deployment of forces as a precaution against attacks since Jewish festivals are favored times for attacks by terror groups.

As it does for almost all major Jewish holidays, the IDF announced last week that it would be shutting down the crossings in the West Bank and Gazoo for the duration of the Passover holiday.
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Southeast Asia
Philippine troops kill militant leader blamed for hostage beheadings
[SCMP] Philippine troops battling bully boyz in a central province killed a key Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
commander who had been blamed for the beheadings of two Canadians and a German hostage and was apparently attempting another kidnapping mission, the military chief said Wednesday.

Military chief of staff General Eduardo Ano said that troops have recovered and identified the remains of Muammar Askali, who used the nom de guerre Abu Rami, in the scene of the battle in a far-flung coastal village on Bohol island, where five other Abu Sayyaf gunnies were killed in the fighting Tuesday, along with four soldiers and coppers.

Ano said troops took the picture of Askali after his death and that captured Abu Sayyaf bully boyz identified the young myrmidon leader.

"This is a major blow to the Abu Sayyaf," Ano said.
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#1  should post his head on a pike at Duterte's Palace
Posted by: Frank G || 04/14/2017 9:46 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Palestinian Force Deploys in Ain el-Hilweh after Clashes
[AnNahar] A local Paleostinian security force deployed across southern Leb's Ein el-Hellhole Paleostinian refugee camp on Thursday, a commander said, ending a week of sporadic festivities with an Death Eater group.

The fighting, which left nine dead and more than 50 maimed, had prompted many to flee their homes and forced schools and shops in and around the camp to close.

The commander, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the local security force, which includes 100 fighters from several Paleostinian factions, was able to deploy throughout the camp after a ceasefire late Wednesday night.

The Lebanese army does not enter the camp by long-standing convention.

"Security forces deployed in the al-Tiri neighborhood, which had been the focal point of the festivities," the commander said.

He added that "extremist Islamist groups" had withdrawn from some areas to avoid further festivities.

Fighting erupted late Friday after Paleostinian factions deployed throughout Ein el-Hellhole as part of an operation aimed at combating the influence of a local Islamist group linked to Bilal Badr, a wanted Lion of Islam.

The commander said Badr had refused to give himself up to Paleostinian security forces to be handed over to the Lebanese authorities.

Badr is wanted on suspicion of "terrorism", firearms offenses and belonging to an gang, according to a Lebanese security official.

An AFP correspondent said the camp had suffered major damage and that some residents had been trapped inside their homes throughout the fighting.

Local activist Asef Moussa told AFP that "dozens of young people will volunteer on Friday to clean the streets and clear up the damage and rubble left by the fighting."

The United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
Paleostinian refugee agency UNRWA said it welcomed the return to calm.

"UNRWA... is working to restore its services in the camp as quickly as possible," said its local affairs director Claudio Cordone, adding that UNRWA would resume its activities on Friday morning.

Ein el-Hellhole is the most densely populated Paleostinian camp in Leb.

Home to multiple armed factions including Death Eater groups, it has been plagued by intermittent festivities.

Lebanese security forces do not enter Paleostinian refugee camps, where security is managed by joint committees of Paleostinian factions.

Ein el-Hellhole is home to some 61,000 Paleostinians, including 6,000 who have fled the war in Syria.
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#1  Badr is wanted on suspicion of "terrorism", firearms offenses and belonging to an gang, according to a Lebanese security official.

well, in his defense, he IS a Paleostinian
Posted by: Frank G || 04/14/2017 0:13 Comments || Top||


General Security Arrests 'Terrorist' Brother of Slain Militant Mansour
[An Nahar] General Security on Thursday announced the arrest of the "dangerous terrorist runaway" Jalal Mansour, who is the brother of slain Islamist krazed killer Osama Mansour who was killed in a confrontation with security forces in 2015.

"After obtaining information about the presence of a dangerous terrorist wanted on charges related to murder, terrorism and fighting against the Lebanese army, and after identifying the aforementioned person as the terrorist Jalal Mansour, a brother of the terrorist Osama Mansour, a General Security special force raided his hideout in the North and nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
him," a General Security statement said.

It said the man, who was wanted on more than 40 arrest warrants, had changed his appearance and chosen a fake name with the aim of concealing his real identity.

"During interrogation, he confessed to belonging to a group previously led by runaway terrorist Shadi al-Mawlawi and slain terrorist Osama Mansour and that he had pledged allegiance to the terrorist 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 group and fought alongside it in a military battle against the Lebanese army with the aim of declaring an Islamic emirate in the North," the statement added.

"He also confessed to kidnapping a soldier in the city of 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...
, trading in arms and transporting arms to the terrorist al-Nusra Front group, and recruiting holy warriors on behalf of the aforementioned group and sending them to Syria for military training," General Security added.

The detainee was referred to the judiciary after interrogation.

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Female bomber attempts to blow up children’s school in Homs
[ALMASDARNEWS] A woman attempted to place explosives near a local children’s school in the Akrama Neighborhood of Homs on Thursday, a Syrian security source reported this afternoon.

The woman was seen placing bombs alongside the school in Akrama before she was apprehended by Syrian security personnel.

The Syrian security personnel managed to safely remove the bombs and foil the attempted terrorist attack before it could harm the people inside the school.

In 2014, the same school was targeted by a jacket wallah, who managed to infiltrate security and kill over 50 people, mostly children.
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#1  Very Islamic™. Mo would be proud
Posted by: Frank G || 04/14/2017 9:47 Comments || Top||


ISIS, rebel forces clash in southern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] A jihadi group affiliated with 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....
has thwarted an attempt by rebel force to advance in the northwestern countryside of Daraa.

Khalid Ibn al-Waleed Army ‐ an ultraconservative group linked to ISIS ‐ claimed that 7 rebels were killed, 9 others injured in the failed offensive on the villages of Jillen, Adwan and al-Jumou’ hilltop.

Earlier on Sunday, ISIS launched a surprise attack on the Tanaf Border Crossing with Iraq using a VBIED which have killed at least 3 FSA fighters in the Crossing’s outpost.

According to unconfirmed news, the US and Jordanian troops have intervened to repel the attack.
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Scores of ISIL terrorists killed in Syrian Army attack in Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a vicious series of attacks in the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Thursday, targeting 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 (ISIS) in-and-around the pronvincial capital.

Units from the Syrian Arab Army’s Elite Republican Guard led the way on Thursday, striking the Islamic State Lions of Islam at the al-Huwiqah, al-Arfi, and al-Baghiliyah districts of Deir Ezzor City.

While their Elite Republican Guard units attacked the aforementioned districts, the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade carried out their own assault on the Islamic State’s positions around the military airport and Saqr Island.
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US denies Syrian claim of targeting chemical depot in Deir Ezor
[ALMASDARNEWS] Spokesman of the US-led coalition, Colonel John Dorrian, denied a claim made by the Syrian government that coalition Arclight airstrikes bombed a chemical depot for 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....
in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.
Coincidentally...
"The Syrian claim is incorrect and likely intentional misinformation," Colonel Dorrian told Rooters.

In a related context, the Russian Ministry of Defense said it has dispatched drones to probe on the incident.

"We have no information of so far about victims killed in an Arclight airstrike near Deir Ezzor. Three Russian drones have been sent to follow up the situation, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, front man of the Russian MoD, said.

The Syrian Defense Ministry has issued an official statement earlier today accusing the US coalition of targeting a chemical depot for the terror group which resulted in the death of hundreds of snuffies as well as civilian.
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Kurds make game changing exchange in northern Aleppo to help rebel forces
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are reportedly handing over several villages to the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) in northern Aleppo.

According to local activists in northern Aleppo, the Syrian Democratic Forces will hand-over the villages of Tal Rifa’at, Mennagh, Kafr Karmeen, Deir Jammal, Harbek, ’Ayn Daqnah, and Mur’anez to the Free Syrian Army.

Initially, the Syrian Democratic Forces seized these villages from the Turkish-backed rebels; however, in some strange agreement recently, these sites will be handed back over.
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  Iraqi command says controls 60% of western Mosul
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  Bomb attack on Dortmund team bus
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  ISIS shells east of Mosul with chlorine gas, 10 casualties
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  U.S. launches cruise missiles against Assad's forces
Thu 2017-04-06
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