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Africa Horn
Fierce battle near Mahaday kills one, injured several
[SHABELLENEWS] At least one person was confirmed killed, and several others were maimed in a hevay fighting between two armed clan militias in southern Somalia on Saturday morning.

According to residents the skirmish broke out in Jameca Misri, a rural settlement located in the outskirts of Mahaday district in Middle Shabelle region.

The fighting has raged on for several hours in the area, as both warring sides exchanged heavy and small weaponry, including machine guns and rocked propelled grenades (RPGs).

The administration of middle Shabelle is yet to release its own statement concerning the clan fighting ongoing the the outskirts of Mahaday town, about 100Km north of Mogadishu.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


KDF air strikes blamed for casualties in Somalia
[SHABELLENEWS] A Somali official blamed Kenyan air forces for carrying out air strikes against civilians targets in southern Somalia, killing innocent people and livestock.

Speaking with Radio Shabelle, Sahal Moallim Aden, the deputy commissioner of El Wak district said there were many civilians, camels and goats killed by KDF raids in Gedo region.

He added Kenyan warplanes fighting al-Shaabab hard boyz in the southern regions have bombed residential areas, and inflicted heavy losses on the locals, mainly herders.

Moallim called on Somalia’s Federal government to communicate with Kenyan defense ministry over stopping of the frequent Arclight airstrikes in Gedo region which left dozens dead.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  said there were many civilians, camels and goats killed by KDF raids in Gedo region.

They hit a Somali whorehouse?
Posted by: Frank G || 04/30/2017 11:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Any Secret Service injured?
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/30/2017 14:43 Comments || Top||


Africa North
LNA airstrikes again hit Tamenhint and Jufra
[Libya Herald] The Libyan National Army (LNA) resumed Arclight airstrikes yesterday on Tamenhint and Jufra airbases. However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
casualties ‐ if any ‐ are currently unknown, as is damage to the two places.

Both bases are held by Misrata’s Third Force ‐ Tamenhint in alliance with members of the local Hasawna tribe. The Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) were present in Jufra until earlier this month, but then pulled out.

At Tamenhint, there was a ceasefire between LNA forces, led by General Mohammed Ben Nayel and his 12th Brigade, and the Third Force. This has effectively dissolved, although the effectiveness of the general’s troops in trying to capture the bas has been distinctly muted. The same has be so in regard to Arclight airstrikes against it.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shouting match, a new, even louder, voice was to be heard...
a new but uneasy truce has begun between the rival Tebu and Awlad Sulaiman communities in Sebha. Four days ago, there were festivities between the two communities in central Sebha following the Tebu confiscation of an Awlad Sulaiman gas truck. Both sides have now withdrawn to the original checkpoints they held, with the Tebu moving south of Sebha airport.

Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Two oil tankers seized off Libya after gunfire
[Libya Observer] Libya Coast Guard seized two oil-smuggling tankers off the country’s western coast on Friday, a navy official said.

Spokesman of the Libyan Navy, Brigadier-General Ayoub Qasim, said Ukraine-flagged tanker Routa with 14 crewmembers of Ukrainian nationalities and another Congo-flagged called Stark with 9 crewmembers of Turkish and Georgian nationalities were intercepted early in the morning 2 km west of Zuwara port, a hub for fuel and human smugglers.

He said the two tankers refused orders of Coast Guard patrols to stop, igniting more than three hours of exchange of fire with fuel smugglers escorting the tankers.

"Our patrols managed to seize the two tankers," he said. Qasim declined to give further information on the incident.

Earlier this month, Libyan Coast Guard killed four human smugglers after they refused to obey orders to stop.

Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Suicide Bomber Kills Five Troops in NE Nigeria
[AnNahar] At least five soldiers were killed and another 40 injured when a Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
jihadist rammed an explosives-laden pick-up truck into a military convoy in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
, security sources told AFP on Friday.

The bomber, believed to be loyal to factional leader Abu Mus'ab al-Barnawi, targeted the convoy, which was conducting "clearance operations" between Yobe and Borno states, two military officers said.

"At about 1100 hours (1000 GMT) on Thursday, a jacket wallah believed to be a Boko Haram terrorist riding in a van loaded with explosives rammed into a military convoy at Manguzum village," one said.

"We lost five soldiers in the incident and more than 40 sustained various degrees of injuries," added the officer, who asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorised to speak about the incident.

The convoy was heading to the garrison town of Damboa, which is some 90 kilometres (55 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, at the time.

A second military source said the troops were heading into Borno when the jihadist crashed his vehicle into a tank.

"The armoured tank was seriously damaged and the operation slowed down," he added.

There has been a spate of deadly attacks on military targets in recent months, as troops fight to end the eight-year insurgency, which has left at least 20,000 dead in Nigeria alone.

The conflict has also spilled into neighbouring countries Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
, Chad and Niger, making more than two million homeless.

Most of the recent attacks are suspected to have been carried out by the al-Barnawi faction, which is backed by 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.

Last August IS declared al-Barnawi, whose father founded Boko Haram, as the group's new leader, replacing its long-time figurehead Abubakar Shekau
... the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fire by the Caliph and refused to step down ...
Shekau has rejected al-Barnawi's leadership and maintained he was still in charge, leading to a split and infighting.

While Shekau focuses mainly on hit-and-run raids on villages and attacks on civilian targets, al-Barnawi is focused on attacks on the military.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2017 00:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Bangladesh
HujiB Jhenaidah military commander arrested
[Dhaka Tribune] Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
the Jhenaidah district unit military commander of banned Lion of Islam group Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami Bangladesh (HuJI
Founded in 1984 by Fazlur Rehman Khalil and Qari Saifullah Aktar. The Bangla branch was established in 1992 with assistance from Osama bin Laden. Recruits come mostly from Deobandi madrassahs. HuJI and Fazlur Rehman Khalil are signators of bin Laden's declaration of war on the west.
B).

Abdul Alim, 50, son of late Azizul Islam from Satkhira, was picked up early Saturday.

He was a close aide of Mufti Hannan, the chief of a faction of the Lion of Islam outfit hanged recently, RAB said.

RAB 6 Jhenaidah Camp Commander Golam Morshed, also an assistant superintendent of police, said they had conducted raids at the district’s Hathgopalpur village in four teams.

They finally arrested Alim from in front a graveyard around 4am.

Later in the day, he was produced before a Chuadanga court amid tight security in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The accused admitted planning sabotage in Chuadanga, Meherpur and Jhenaidah, RAB said.

After the July 1 Gulshan attack, Alim started organising a team consisting of 10 members in the region, the RAB official said.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: HuJI


Europe
Champs-Elysees attacker’s father ‘threatens’ police
[IsraelTimes] Dad of 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi, killed in a firefight with police, turns up drunk at law enforcement station in Gay Paree suburb

The father of the gunman who killed a policeman in an attack on Gay Paree’s Champs-Elysees this month was tossed in the calaboose
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
after turning up drunk at a cop shoppe and threatening officers, a source close to the case said Saturday.

His son, 39-year-old Karim Cheurfi, was killed in a firefight with police that sent tourists on the world-famous boulevard running for cover days before the first round of La Belle France’s presidential election.

The father, who was not identified, "came to the cop shoppe (in Gay Paree suburb Noisy-le-Grand) drunk and threatened coppers without weapons and without violence," the source told AFP.

He was also angry that officials in Noisy-le-Grand and nearby Chelles had refused permission for his son to be buried in those towns, the source added. The father was arrested on Friday and was still in police custody on Saturday.

The April 20 shooting, which 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....
(IS) group claimed as the work of one of its "fighters", was the latest in a string of attacks that have claimed 239 lives around La Belle France since 2015.

The scenes of violence propelled security back to the fore in the presidential campaign after nine months of relative calm.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [395 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  In un-connected but maybe useful #LEO advice:
Special Research Report War on Cops
Posted by: newc || 04/30/2017 0:19 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
‘Killer’ shot dead by police in Azizabad encounter
[DAWN] KARACHI: A suspect who allegedly rubbed out a man over some dispute and injured a police officer was bumped off by the police in an encounter in Azizabad on Friday evening, officials said.

Central SSP Muqaddas Haider told Dawn that the police received information on Madadgar-15 from someone that a gunman, later on identified as Saqib, was firing shots and that he had taken someone hostage inside a home in Azizabad over some dispute.

The police party responded and reached the spot. As the coppers knocked on the door, the armed man attacked the police, resulting in bullet wounds to Sub-Inspector Tasaduq.

The police retaliated and in an ensuing encounter, the suspect, Saqib, was bumped off.

As the police party entered the home, they saw another man lying dead on a bed with bullet wounds.

The Central SSP believed that the man was bumped off by the suspect.

The identity of the victim could not be ascertained immediately.

However,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
neighbours told the police that the victim was sent by his father to settle some monetary dispute with Saqib, said Mr Haider.

Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Senior Afghan Taliban leader killed by gunmen in Pakistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A big shot of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group has been rubbed out by unknown gunnies near Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
city of Pakistain, it has been reported.

The senior Taliban leader, Mawlavi Daud, was killed near Shamshato refugee camp on Friday.

Taliban sources quoted by Pakistain’s Daily Times newspaper have said Mawlavi Daud, the former Taliban governor of Kabul, was killed as he travelling in the area.

The sources have further added that the driver of Mawlavi Daud was also killed in the attack.

No group or individual has so far grabbed credit behind the killing of Mawlavi Daud so far.

Islamic State kills senior Afghan Taliban official in Pakistan

The turban 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....
(IS) group killed a senior Afghan Taliban
...the Pashtun equiovalent of men...
official in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, the Afghan turbans said on Saturday, in a rare clash between the rival Islamist groups inside Pakistain.

Afghan Taliban sources told Rooters Maulvi Daud was killed on the outskirts of Peshawar with two other men on Thursday. Taliban front man Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed Daud's death.

The IS on Friday grabbed credit for "liquidation of a Taliban leader" a day earlier, without naming him, through the group's affiliated news agency AMAQ.

The IS, which at one point controlled huge chunks of territory across Syria and Iraq, has made some inroads into Afghanistan but the turban group has met tough resistance from the Taliban as well as US and Afghan special forces.

Afghan Taliban sources said Daud was based in Afghanistan's Pashtun-infested Logar province but would frequently visit Pakistain.

The turban group does not control any territory inside Pakistain but the group has grabbed credit for several large-scale kabooms.

Pakistain denies IS has any presence inside the country.

Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Iraq
Turkish military says kills 14 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's military killed 14 members of the bad boy Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq on Saturday, the military said in a statement.

Six bully boyz were killed around the area of Sinat-Haftan and eight in the countryside around Adiyaman in two separate air strikes, the military said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


ISIS claims responsibility for Baghdad bomb that kills 4
[Ynet] The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing that targeted a police station in Baghdad's center Friday night, and Iraqi officials said the blast killed four people and wounded eight.

The attack was carried out by a suicide car bomber, according to police and hospital officials who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. They put the death toll at four.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Assassination kills foreign jihadist Emir in Idlib city
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Friday evening, a jihadist Emir originating from the Caucasus region of Russia was killed during prayer time in a mosque in the bustling provincial capital of Idlib.

Sheikh Salah, Emir of the Imam Bukhari brigade (jihadist group with imported muscle mainly from Uzbekistan), was rubbed out along with four bodyguards by unknown assailants during Magreb prayer in downtown Idlib. The attackers are still on the lam.

Nowadays, Idlib is targeted by boom-mobiles or liquidations once a week on average. Rebel factions usually point the finger at spies of the Mukhabarat (Syrian intelligence agency) although infighting seems just as likely.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under:


ISIS counter-offensive devastates rebel forces in East Qalamoun
[ALMASDARNEWS] The ISIS terrorist group has launched a well-executed counter-offensive against the Osoud al-Sharqiya rebel group (a US/ Jordanian-backed Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
franchise) on the border region between the provinces of Homs and East Qalamoun.

ISIS launched its assault out the so-called Mahsaa salient, this area being the small, but all-important territorial wedge that ISIS has driven between FSA-held East Qalamoun and FSA-held desert areas to the southeast. The ISIS counter-stroke came after a fortnight of encroaching FSA gains against the terrorist group which where aimed at expelling it in the direction of Homs province and lifting the the siege on East Qalamoun.

So far, ISIS has managed to recapture Manqourah, Zibedah , Dab’ and Daba’ and, consequentially, the Osoud al-Sharqiya group has been forced onto the defensive for the time being.

As a result of this counter-offensive, ISIS has effectively reaffirmed and reinforced its siege of FSA-held East Qalamoun, which only twelve hours ago seemed to be on the verge of being broken. In doing so the Jihadist group has demonstrated that it will not easily surrender this strategic foothold in the Syrian desert despite other military pressures being placed on it in eastern Homs and Raqqah.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [367 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  And where is the air support?
Posted by: Crimble Shusort5846 || 04/30/2017 13:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Popcorn.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/30/2017 13:14 Comments || Top||


Jaish Al-Islam executes Al-Qaeda commander as rival jihadists slaughter each other in Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] Infighting in the East Ghouta peaked on Saturday as jihadist factions clashed with one another on an unprecident scale, leading to the death of a high-ranking commander of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).

With dozens more killed in the inter-rebel festivities, HTS chief Abu Ayyoub Tasni was rubbed out by Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
just two days after being jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
in the town of Irbeen.

Jaish al-Islam, a Saudi-funded group, is the largest East Ghouta rebel faction. It is now opposed by HTS, Failaq al-Rahman (Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
group) and Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
All four factions released statements regarding the festivities, thereby reaffirming them.

Meanwhile,
...back at the saloon, Butch got the bill for the damage caused by the fist fight, the mirror broken in the shootout, and drinks for everyone......
the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) watches with delight from afar. Only three murderous Moslem pockets are left in and around the Syrian capital.

Government forces are currently trying to wrestle control of al-Qaboun and Barzeh. Once this urban area of East Damascus is liquidated, the SAA will launch a brand new East Ghouta offensive, sources inform al-Masdar News.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [463 views] Top|| File under: Jaish al-Islam (MB)


Syrian Army exploits rebel infighting to advance in east Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] With rebel forces heavily invested in defeating one another in rural Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is slowly but surely gaining ground in the embattled al-Qaboun neighborhood on the eastern fringes of the Syrian capital.

On Saturday, the 105th Brigade of the Elite Republican Guard seized a batch of building blocks in the southern sector of the district following previous gains in the same area yesterday.

Effectively, Syrian government troops have reached the Abd al-Ghani Bajqni school which has been turned into a sniper nest fortification by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (Syrian al-Qaeda branch) and Failaq al-Rahman (Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
group).

Remarkably, rebel-held sections of the al-Qaboun district are just 600 meters from being split in two down the middle due to recent SAA advances.

Much similar to the Daraya offensive last year, chopping up the pocket into smaller fractions will likely speed up the SAA’s seemingly inevitable victory. Leading this operation is the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Division and 105th Brigade of the Elite Republican Guard, commanded by Brigadier General Ali Mahmoud and Colonel Ghayath Galla.

The Elite Republican Guards are primarily engaged on the southern sector of al-Qaboun district while the 4th Mechanized Division is deployed on its eastern and western axis.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Jaysh Al-Islam demands HTS surrender in east Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
released a statement on Saturday that called on all Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham fighters in the East Ghouta to turn themselves and their weapons in.

Jaish al-Islam promised to not harm any Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham fighters that surrender to their forces and further added that they will release them later.

This statement from Jaish al-Islam comes just hours after Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and their fighters engaged in a violent battle in the East Ghouta, resulting in more than 75 dead between both jihadist entities.

Despite this demand by Jaish al-Islam, it is rather unlikely that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham will surrender to the former in the East Ghouta; especially, since the latter is the larger of the two jihadist groups in Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Jaish al-Islam (MB)


Syrian Air Force obliterates Al-Qaeda base in southern Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Air Force (SYAAF) carried out a strategic Arclight airstrike in the southern countryside of Idlib this week, targeting another al-Qaeda camp with Russian help.

A Russian drone captured footage of the Syrian Air Force attacking this base in southern Idlib, showing the moment the al-Qaeda camp was destroyed by the Arclight airstrike.

Since launching their counter-offensive in northern Hama, the Syrian and Russian air forces have intensified their Arclight airstrikes over the Idlib countryside in order to obstruct the flow of jihadists to the front-lines.

The Syrian Arab Army is expected to resume their offensive operations in the northern countryside of Hama in the coming days, as they look to attack both Morek and al-Lataminah.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Hama frontier becomes killing ground for elite Syrian Army troops
[ALMASDARNEWS] A 30-minute long battle video was released on Saturday, showing the Tiger Forces living up to their reputation as the most fearsome assault troops on the Syrian battlefield. Other army factions are also stationed in northern Hama although all military decisions are taken by Suheil al-Hassan and his advisors.

The footage depicts recent events in rural Hama, including storming operations and fire support provided by Arclight airstrikes and rearguard artillery units.

The footage shows the battle for Taibat al-Imam, Souran, Massasnah and other nearby rural areas. Currently, the Syrian Arab Army is gearing up to storm Lataminah, an Islamist stronghold that has been under rebel control since 2012.
Posted by: Fred || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Arab media reports Israeli strike on Syrian army near border
[IsraelTimes] Sky News Arabic, opposition forces report kabooms near Qunietra, claim Israeli choppers seen overhead; Syrian military said to deny attack.

Arab media and Syrian opposition forces reported Saturday night that the Israeli Air Force had carried out strikes near the border town of Quneitra.

The strikes reportedly targeted Syrian army forces in the area. Sky News Arabic reported kabooms and said Israeli choppers were sighted in the area.

However,
denial ain't just a river in Egypt...
Leb’s Al Mayadeen network quoted Syrian army officials who denied an attack had taken place.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, and no official comment from Israel.

On Thursday a Patriot missile intercepted a Syrian drone that entered Israeli airspace. According to the IDF, the missile successfully downed the unmanned aerial vehicle over the Golan Heights.

On Wednesday, Arab media reported that Israel attacked a Syrian Army air base near Damascus.

Israel has carried out multiple Arclight airstrikes in Syria since that country’s civil war erupted in 2011, most of which it has said targeted arms convoys or warehouses of Hezbollah, which is a key supporter of the Syrian regime.

Last month, the army said it conducted several strikes near the Syrian desert city of Palmyra, targeting what it said were "advanced weapons" belonging to Hezbollah.

The strikes prompted Syria to launch ground-to-air missiles, one of which was intercepted over Israeli territory in the most serious flare-up between the two neighbors since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



Who's in the News
20[untagged]
7Sublime Porte
4Islamic State
3al-Shabaab (AQ)
3Arab Spring
3Taliban
2Jaish al-Islam (MB)
2Commies
2al-Nusra
2Govt of Syria
2Govt of Pakistan
1HuJI
1Moslem Colonists
1Palestinian Authority
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1Boko Haram (ISIS)

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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2017-04-30
  Jaish Al-Islam executes Al-Qaeda commander as rival jihadists slaughter each other in Damascus
Sat 2017-04-29
  ISIS on its last legs as the Syrian Army imposes full control over gas field in east Homs
Fri 2017-04-28
  Fighting between Kurds and Turkish troops continue in Northern Syria
Thu 2017-04-27
  Damascus airport rocked after 'Israel air strike' on arms depot
Wed 2017-04-26
  Abu Sayyaf beheads captive Philippine soldier
Tue 2017-04-25
  Sweden arrests second suspect over deadly truck attack
Mon 2017-04-24
  Drone strike kills 5 Qaeda suspects in Yemen
Sun 2017-04-23
  5 terrorist suspects arrested in Brussels after arms, ammo & drugs seized in police raids
Sat 2017-04-22
  Dozens of About 140 Afghan troops dead in Taliban base attack
Fri 2017-04-21
  ISIS Media Chief dies in airstrike
Thu 2017-04-20
  Paris - cops shot, 1 killed. Suspect dead, Suspicious package left
Wed 2017-04-19
  US: Man screams 'Allahu akbar!' and kills three civilians
Tue 2017-04-18
  Pakistani Taliban leader Ehsanullah Ehsan 'surrenders'
Mon 2017-04-17
  Pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia
Sun 2017-04-16
  At least 43 killed as car bomb hits Syria evacuees

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