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FBI translator married ISIS terrorist she was supposed to investigate: report
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Afghanistan
Pakistani army: Militant attack from Afghanistan repelled
[AP] ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's army says it has repelled an attack by militants from across the border in Afghanistan that targeted two of its checkpoints, killing three of the attackers.

It says several militants were wounded as they fled back across the porous boundary. The army says Tuesday's incident took place in the South Waziristan tribal region, where the military has been conducting operations since mid-2014 to rout militants from the area

Islamabad alleges that Pakistani militants hide across the border in neighboring Afghanistan, from where they plot attacks inside Pakistan.

Kabul denies Pakistani allegations that it condones the militant sanctuaries.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/02/2017 04:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  That would be the Tehrik-i-Taliban, whom Pakistan consider the renegade Taliban, the ones who attack in Pakistan; the good Taliban are the ones who attack in Afghanistan as the ISI orders them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/02/2017 11:15 Comments || Top||

#2  "Hi Mom, we're home!"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/02/2017 13:56 Comments || Top||


12 ISIS-K militants killed in Nangarhar operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least twelve gunnies 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....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) were killed during the ongoing operations 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.

According to the local government officials, the gunnies were killed during Hamza counter-terrorism operations in Achin district of Nangarhar.

The officials further added that the gunnies were targeted in air and ground operations in the vicinity of Lata Band and Mamand Dara areas.

A heavy Dshk type machine gun used by the gunnies was also destroyed during the operations, the officials added.

The Hamza operations were launched nearly one month ago in response to the growing threats posed by ISIS loyalists in Nangarhar province.

Posted by: Fred || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US drone strike leaves 8 Taliban insurgents dead in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eight Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
hard boyz were killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted by the US forces 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 local security officials said Monday.

The murderous Moslems were targeted in the vicinity of Chaparhar district, home to several Taliban and ISIS turbans.

A clash was also broke out between the Taliban hard boyz and ISIS murderous Moslems in Chaparhar district yesterday which left more than 30 murderous Moslems dead or maimed from the both sides.

At least two civilians including a child were also killed and five others including children were maimed during the clash.

In the meantime, the security officials in Nangarhar are saying that four ISIS murderous Moslems including a big shot of the group were killed during the operations of the Afghan forces in Pekha area of Achin district on Sunday.

Posted by: Fred || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


130 insurgents killed in Afghan forces operations, MoD claims
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan (MoD) claims at least 130 gunnies were killed during the counter-terrorism operations in the past 24 hours.

A statement by MoD said, The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted joined offensive operations in order to protect lives and properties of people in the past 24 hours, also defeating the gunnies in different parts of the country that as a result, 130 gunnies including 46 ISIS affiliates and a local commander of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
were killed, 24 maimed and 3 others tossed in the slammer
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
The statement further added, joint operation of the Defense Security Forces was held by supporting of the artillery and air forces in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
, Kunar , Kapisa , Parwan , Paktia , Ghazni , Kandahar , Urozgan , Zabul ,Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, Balkh , Kundoz , Faryab , Baghlan , Takhar , Badakhshan and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces.

"During these operations, in Dehrawod and Trenkot districts of Urozgan , 30 Taliban gunnies killed and 4 maimed , in Achin , Chaparhar and Khogyano districts of Nangarhar , 56 gunnies including 46 ISIS affiliates were killed , 2 maimed , 4 hideouts and a vehicle destroyed , in Tagab district of Kapisa , 16 gunnies killed also , enemy’s camp destroyed , in Nahrsaraj district of Helmand , 11 gunnies killed including a local commander of Taliban , 13 maimed , 22 vehicles loaded of ammunition destroyed," the statement added.

MoD further added "Similarly , in Moqor and Andar districts of Ghazni , 6 gunnies killed and 4 maimed , in Watapor district of Kunar , 5 gunnies killed , in Shahjoi district of Zabul , 2 gunnies killed and 1 maimed ,in Zebak district of Badakhshan , 4 gunnies killed and a vehicle destroyed , in Gozra district of Herat , 3 hard boyz arrested with a vehicle , in Bagram district of Parwan , 1000 KGs of Ammonium Nitrate along with some other explosives confiscated."

According to MoD, the Afghan National Army as nation’s defense forces, are ready to give sacrifice to ensure peace and security for people and has strong determination to eliminate terror groups.
Posted by: Fred || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab militants attack AU troops in Somalia
[SHABELLENEWS] Al shabaab fighters ambushed a convoy of Æthiopian troops serving the UN-mandated African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in Lower Shabelle region on Monday.

The convoy came under attack on a road near the southern village of Leego, as it has been travelling to Burhakabo town in Baay region, according to locals who spoke to Radio Shabelle.

The attack began with IED blast, and followed by heavy exchange of gunfire between the holy warriors and the AMISOM soldiers. There no immediate confirmation of the casualties.

Residents in jamee’a Mubarak, where the attack took place reported loud kabooms and artillery fire, as a result of the combat. AMISOM did not release any statement on the raid.

Despite being pushed out of its major urban strongholds, Al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
still controls large rural areas in southern Somalia, and retains the ability to launch large-scale assaults in the country, even with a major African Union mission present.

Posted by: Fred || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al Shabaab executes two men for rape and murder
[SHABELLENEWS] The Al Qaeda-affiliated Al shabaab fighters have publicly executed two men convicted of rape and murder in a bully boy bastion central Somalia on Monday.

The men ‐ Ahmed Ibrahim, 29, and Yusuf Ali, 22, were killed a big square in Buq Aqable town in Hiiraan region, with the presence of hundreds of residents, including women and kiddies.

Ibrahim was stoned to death for raping a women in Beledweyne and killing her brother, while Ali rubbed out firing squad for participating the alleged rape, according to Al shabaab media.

An Al shabaab judge said at the execution site that the men were nabbed in an operation at Baar area, located on the outskirts of Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiiraan province.
Posted by: Fred || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [389 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Don't really trust their justice system, but if they got the right guys I can't fault their sentencing.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/02/2017 16:23 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought rape and murder was in their ROE?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/02/2017 21:02 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Gunmen kill 3 Egypt policemen in Cairo gun attack
[IsraelTimes] Unidentified gunnies attacked an Egyptian police convoy near the main ring road around Cairo, killing three officers and wounding five others, the interior ministry said early on Tuesday.

"Armed elements riding in two vehicles approached a moving security convoy" around 11:45 p.m. Monday, the ministry said in a statement.

The convoy was crossing a roundabout that intersects with the main ring road that surrounds the capital, separating New Cairo and newer real estate projects from the city.

Police returned fire at the attackers’ vehicles, which police were pursuing "in an effort to apprehend the perpetrators," the ministry said.

While no one grabbed credit for the attack, Egypt has been fighting an insurgency by a local affiliate 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 in North Sinai province.
Or it could be one of the fighting wings of the Muslim Brotherhood that formed last year. No doubt at some point the answer will be revealed.
Update from Al Ahram at 5:00 p.m. EDT, possibly of interest to those who know Cairo:
The attack took place in the city's northeastern neighborhood of Nasr City.
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French forces kill or capture 20 militant fighters near Mali-Burkina Faso border
[DW] In a weekend operation involving Arclight airstrikes, French forces have reported killing or capturing 20 jihadists hiding in a forest near the border between Mali and Burkino Faso. A French soldier had been killed last month.

A statement from the French regional force in Mali said the operation involved air and ground forces but it did not identify which myrmidon group had been attacked. Operation Barkhane is an ongoing anti-insurgent operation in Africa's Sahel semi-arid region.

The bandidos gunnies were targeted in a forest in the southwest of Gao province in an operation which began on Saturday, Colonel Patrik Steiger, a military front man told AFP on Sunday. The operation began with air strikes by Mirage 2000 jets on supply depots which had been located in an earlier operation.

The French "force has been engaged in an operation in which it was possible to neutralize about 20 bully boyz in the Foulsare forest near the border between Mali and Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
," Steiger said. Helicopters transported ground forces who had found weapons including rocket launchers and ammunition.

Steiger said the bandidos gunnies were either killed or captured, but he did not give further details.

The operation took place in an area where a French soldier had been killed on April 5. On Saturday, Mali's National Assembly voted to extend a state of emergency by six months in a bid to control an upsurge in attacks.

Operation Barkhane

There are 4,000 French soldiers deployed in the region since 2014 as part of Operation Barkhane, named after a crescent-shaped dune in the Sahara desert.

The French counterterrorism operation is being carried out in partnership with five countries and former colonies which span the Sahel: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger - collectively referred to as the "G5 Sahel."

French, Malian and UN forces are regular targets of attacks in the area.

On April 20, La Belle France "welcomed the establishment" of interim authorities responsible for the five regions of northern Mali.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/02/2017 01:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [291 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Rocket attack on Benghazi’s Leithi leaves one man dead
[Libya Herald] One person is said to have been killed and two others maimed when a number of rocket-propelled grenades hit Benghazi’s Leithi district this evening. A man, named as Abdulrasul al-Zwai, is reported to died when one of the grendes hit a lorry carrying bottles of cooking gas, causing it to explode. The massive blast was heard across the city.

The maimed, named as Marwan Raied Aissa and Abdulaziz Rafallah Fakrun, were taken to Jalaa Hospital for treatment but their injuries were not said to be serious.

The attacks are thought to be in reprisal for renewed Arclight airstrikes on Death Eaters’ positions in Sabri and Suq al-Hout.

Leithi was, until it was finally recaptured early last year, one of the main centres of Death Eater resistance to the Libyan National Army.

Posted by: Fred || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Al-Qaeda leader says group fought alongside US-backed forces
[IsraelTimes] Terror group’s Yemen branch has become a de facto ally of Yemeni government in civil war against Iranian-sponsored Houthis.

The leader of al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen said that his murderous Moslems have often fought alongside Yemeni government factions -- remarks that could embarrass the US-backed coalition fighting the impoverished Arab country’s Iranian catspaws.

Qasim al-Rimi leads the group known as 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...
, considered by Washington to be the most dangerous offshoot of the global terror network. He succeeded Nasir al-Wuhayshi, who was killed in a US dronezap nearly two years ago.

On the US most-wanted list with a $5 million reward for his capture, al-Rimi has been a top target of US Arclight airstrikes, which have soared in the past four months in southern Yemen. He spoke on Sunday to AQAP’s media arm al-Malahem from some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location in Yemen.

"We fight along all Moslems in Yemen, together with different Islamic groups," he said, adding that his followers have teamed up with an array of factions -- including the ultraconservative Salafis, "the Moslem Brüderbund and also our brothers among the sons of (Sunni) tribes" -- against Yemen’s Iranian catspaws known as Houthis.

Al-Rimi did not elaborate on what exactly fighting "alongside" meant but al-Qaeda has emerged as a de-facto ally of the government of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his backers Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and the United Arab Emirates against the Houthis in a grueling civil war that has wreaked devastation, caused widespread hunger and killed more than 10,000 since late 2014.

Over the past decade, the terror group has built up ties of one degree or another with the country’s many tribes -- and has often used anger over civilians killed in American Arclight airstrikes to gain recruits.

The Moslem Brüderbund and Salafis are some of the key militias on Hadi’s side, and regularly receive funds and weapons from the US-backed Saudi led coalition.

The Yemen war pits fighters loyal to Hadi, who was forced into Saudi exile after Houthis seized the capital, Sanaa, in September 2014. A coalition of mostly Sunni Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia stepped in to wage an extensive air campaign in March 2015 and deployed ground forces against the rebels.

Multiple rounds of UN-brokered peace talks have failed to bridge the gap between Yemen’s warring sides, and the conflict allowed al-Qaeda and its rival 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....
affiliate to exploit the chaos and increase their footprint, especially in southern Yemen where Hadi’s forces have failed to restore law and order.

Al-Qaeda seized the city of Mukalla, the capital of Yemen’s largest province of Hadramawt in 2015, but was forced to withdraw last year.
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Britain
Al-Shabab suspect nabbed at UK Parliament Square
[SHABELLENEWS] Al shabaab suspect found with a ’rucksack full of knives’ near Parliament Square was allegedly a friend of a British jihadist known as the ’White Beast’ who died fighting for the al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
terror group.

It was revealed by MailOnline that Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali was an aid worker who had travelled in a relief convoy to Gazoo.

But now it has emerged that jihadi Thomas Evans was also in the group who travelled there from London with the charity Road to Hope in 2010, according to reports.

Evans was shot in Kenya while fighting for the African terrorist group al-Shabaab in 2015.

Whitehall terror suspect Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali, pictured left, was on the same trip to Gazoo in 2010 as jihadi Thomas Evans, pictured right, according to reports.

He had been linked to the world’s most wanted woman ‐ ’White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite ‐ over an attack that left 50 innocent villagers dead in the Kenyan countryside in June 2014.

His mother told The Sunday Telegraph that she believes her son was radicalised on the aid trip which saw the pair stuck in Libya.

Sally Evans ‐ who reported her son to the authorities following the journey to Gazoo ‐ said: ’After he returned from that trip he began interpreting Islam more strongly. He was upset about he had seen there.

’He was already a Moslem but he became more radicalised on his return. I do feel that was the case.

’It needs to be investigated. I’m shocked they were both on the same trip.’

In footage of the convoy, Ali can be seen with a Paleostine banner tied round his head.

Footage from 2010 shows a young Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali ‐ now 27 ‐ sitting excitedly in the front of his van as he prepares to drive from London to Gazoo.
This article starring:
Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali
Posted by: Fred || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Three women arrested in London under anti-terror laws
[Ynet] Three women were tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
under Britannia's anti-terror laws in east London on Monday, police said, in connection with investigations into a plot that was thwarted last week.

The Metropolitan Police said it arrested two 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts.

"The arrests were made as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation in connection with an address on Harlesden Road," the police said in a statement, referring to a location where a woman was shot on Friday during an armed raid which police said disrupted a Lion of Islam plot.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
U.S. issues travel alert for Europe, citing threat of terrorist attacks
The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on Monday, saying U.S. citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout the continent.

In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom and said Islamic State and al Qaeda "have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe."

The State Department's previous travel alert for Europe, issued ahead of the winter holiday season, expired in February. A State Department official said Monday's alert was not prompted by a specific threat, but rather recognition of the continuing risk of attacks especially ahead of the summer holidays. The alert expires on Sept. 1.

Malls, government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, airports and other locations are all possible targets for attacks, the State Department's alert said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/02/2017 04:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Sweden probes 'arson attack' on nation's largest Shiite mosque, one arrested
[TheLocal.se] Sweden's largest Shiite Moslem mosque was badly damaged overnight in a suspected arson attack, police said Monday, adding later that they had made one arrest in connection with the incident.

Fire and emergency services were alerted to the scene a little before 12:30am on Monday, where "flames were engulfing the outer facade" of the Imam Ali Islamic Centre in the northern Stockholm suburb of Jakobsberg, a police front man said.

No injuries were reported.

"A man who earlier in the day had been tossed in the slammer
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
and was scheduled for a hearing, was, after interrogation, taken into custody," police said in a statement.

However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
they released no information on the man's identity or possible motive.

"This is Sweden's largest Shia mosque with thousands of faithful... They are really concerned," mosque front man Akil Zahari told broadcaster SVT. Zahiri said that there were a few people in the mosque when the fire was first noticed. A party had been held earlier in the evening.

The fire raged for over an hour but by 3am fire fighters had the flames largely extinguished.

No residential buildings surround the large mosque, so police said there was no risk of the fire spreading to other houses.

Several mosques in Sweden have been the target of arson attacks in recent years but few perpetrators have been caught.

In April last year, a 31-year-old man identified through CCTV footage was tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
for three years for racially-aggravated arson after admitting setting fire to a mosque in the southwestern town of Boras.

Swedish anti-racism campaigners protested in January 2015 after a trio of arson attacks on mosques in the Nordic country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [484 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Sunni?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/02/2017 13:44 Comments || Top||

#2  nope, partly cloudy here.
Posted by: Blinky Johnson9180 || 05/02/2017 14:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Go to your room, #2 Blinky.
Posted by: Barbara || 05/02/2017 15:14 Comments || Top||

#4  1) Sunni - Isis or other
2) Viking that's had enough
3) Astro-turf


Pick one
Posted by: AlanC || 05/02/2017 16:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe the mosque wasn't up to current fire codes?
Posted by: Raj || 05/02/2017 18:00 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Head of Iranian TV channel gunned down in Istanbul
[DAWN] The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was rubbed out in Istanbul together with a business partner, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s Dogan news agency said on Sunday.

GEM TV founder Saeed Karimian and an associate were driving in Istanbul’s Maslak neighbourhood after 8pm (1700 GMT) on Saturday when their car was blocked by a jeep and shots were fired, Dogan said.

Mr Karimian was found dead by emergency services arriving at the scene, it said. His associate was taken to hospital but could not be revived.
Posted by: Fred || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Drug deal gone bad, nothing to see here, move along.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/02/2017 16:27 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
FBI translator married ISIS terrorist she was supposed to investigate: report
[NYPOST] An FBI translator who was assigned to investigate a bloodthirsty ISIS terrorist wound up falling head-over-heels in love with the man -- and married him instead, a report says.
Junior translator, linguist, investigator, which is it ?
Daniela Greene, 38, was apparently so lovestruck by the German-born jihadist that she left her husband in the US to be with him in war-torn Syria, and then lied to the feds about her whereabouts, according to CNN.
'Lied to the feds about whereabouts' but kept in contact with friends via email ?
Denis Cuspert — a wannabe rapper-turned-ISIS pitchman — reportedly became the apple of her eye sometime in 2014, despite having a notorious penchant for violence.
An apple in someone's eye no doubt.
Roughly three years after joining the FBI as a linguist, Greene was assigned to the Detroit bureau in Jan. 2014 and asked to probe Cuspert.

By June, she was already smitten by the tatted-up terrorist and making plans to be with him in the Middle East. They reportedly tied the knot in Syria sometime that month.

Greene eventually got cold feet, though, and decided to come back to the US in Aug. 2014. She was immediately arrested upon her return.
He's just not interested in a White House performance.
According to CNN, Greene had been emailing an unidentified person back home about having second thoughts about her decision to pack up and leave soon-after she got hitched.

Greene was arrested immediately upon her return to the states and later agreed to cooperate with authorities. She pleaded guilty to making false statements involving international terrorism in Dec. 2014 and was released from prison in Aug. 2016 after serving a surprising two-year sentence.
'Later' was it? Just a nice quiet plea, no evidence, no media or publicity.
Some have argued that Greene — who now works as a hostess in a hotel lounge — got off easy, compared to other Americans who’ve been prosecuted for ISIS-related crimes.
No need to 'argue' that one.
While Greene’s conduct was described in court papers as skirting “a line dangerously close to other more serious charges,” Assistant US Attorney Thomas Gillice insisted that she receive a lighter sentence on account of her cooperation.

The ISIS savage, known as Abu Talha al-Almani in Syria, is infamous in Germany for his terror-related rap songs.

Performing under the name “Deso Dogg,” Cuspert once praised Osama bin Laden and rhymed about killing then-President Barack Obama.

Greene’s case is just now being reported on account of it being sealed by the Justice Department.
Good morning Attorney General Sessions, we have a special case we'd like to brief you on this morning. Here are your follow-along PPT's sir.
It wasn’t unsealed until after she was done cooperating with authorities, CNN reports.
The Paramours:

Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 05/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [950 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  CIA, FBI, NSA, WoT.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/02/2017 4:50 Comments || Top||

#2  According to CNN, Greene had been emailing an unidentified person back home about having second thoughts about her decision to pack up and leave soon-after she got hitched.

Yea, more than likely her Case Officer.

'He's constantly deployed and spends all our money on dancing boys in Raqqah. When he's home all he wants to do dope and drink beer. Please send more money. I want out of this op.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/02/2017 5:09 Comments || Top||

#3  From a CNN article, same topic:

In October 2015, the Pentagon said Cuspert was killed in an air strike near the northern Syria city of Raqqah.

Nine months later, on August 3, 2016, the Pentagon released a statement reversing its assessment of Cuspert's death: "It now appears that assessment was incorrect and Denis Cuspert survived the airstrike."

One day later, Greene was released from federal prison, records show.


If nothing else, interesting timing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/02/2017 6:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Sound like anyone we know ?

Cuspert's past is well documented, and presents a checklist of social pathologies. Son of a German mother and Ghanaian father, his father abandoned the family when Denis was a baby. The boy was alienated from his African-American stepfather, and was involved in a series of petty criminal act, including drug use. He felt racially ostracized, and said that he had been beaten as a child because of his race.[1]

MEMRI Link
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/02/2017 9:53 Comments || Top||

#5  "He's so bad!"

"But I know I can change him!"

Squee! (Tingle)
Posted by: charger || 05/02/2017 9:57 Comments || Top||

#6  BTW, why is her photo pixellated?

It's not like her ID needs to be protected now.
Posted by: charger || 05/02/2017 9:58 Comments || Top||

#7  BTW, why is her photo pixellated?

And why is this traitor allowed to walk among us?
Posted by: Crusader || 05/02/2017 10:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Other FBI success stories found here:

FBI's Awlaki surveillance footage revealed

And here:

Internal Documents Reveal How the FBI Blew Fort Hood
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/02/2017 10:42 Comments || Top||

#9  how do we know for sure that the translator was not simply pretending to fall in love with the jihadi and was in Syria to bring the govt info about ISIS
Posted by: lord garth || 05/02/2017 10:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Because jihadis are crazy, not idiots - unlike western "intelligence" services what fight them.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/02/2017 11:59 Comments || Top||

#11  The Times of Israel reports she was very cooperative, indeed:

Court documents did not explain how she escaped from IS territory, but by early August, less than two months after traveling to Syria, she returned to the United States and was arrested.

She immediately confessed and began cooperating with US prosecutors. Her cooperation “was significant, long-running and substantial,” said an investigator, supporting a lenient sentence.

Ultimately she pleaded guilty to one charge of “making false statements involving international terrorism,” based on what she originally told the FBI about her travel plans. She received a relatively light 24-month prison sentence, and was released last year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/02/2017 19:43 Comments || Top||

#12  What happened to the hapless JTTF detainee from Army CID at WFO who did the crapiest investigation on Hassan?
Posted by: Jack Salami || 05/02/2017 21:18 Comments || Top||

#13  Face like that, who'd want her?
Posted by: KBK || 05/02/2017 22:41 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Suspected militant killed in Pasni encounter
[DAWN] QUETTA: A suspected Lion of Islam was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Pasni on Sunday.

According to Levies officials, security personnel lau­n­ched a search operation in the Kolanch area after recei­ving information about the presence of forces of Evil there.

"Heavy exchange of fire took place in the area, resulting in the killing of an armed Lion of Islam," they claimed.

The body of the suspected Lion of Islam, identified as Habibullah, a resident of Ward No-6 of Pasni town, was shifted to the district hospital.

Habibullah’s family claimed that he had not returned home for the past four years.
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Army repulses cross-border 'terrorist attack' in South Waziristan
[DAWN] The Army repulsed a cross-border "terrorist attack" on two border checkposts in South Wazoo, the military's media wing said in a statement issued in the early hours of Tuesday. Inter-Services Public Relations said Army troops valiantly repulsed the attack, killing three 'terrorists' and injuring a number of others in an "intense exchange of fire".
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Pak troops sneak-in on LoC, kill two soldiers; mutilate bodies
[Daily Excelsior] Pak Special Forces, known by the name of Border Action Teams (BATs) today carried out most dastardly and cruel act after sneaking about 400 to 500 meters inside the Indian territory across the border fencing along Line of Control (LoC) in Nangi Tekri area of Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district and martyred two soldiers of Army and BSF.

Army vowed retaliation saying it will hit back and hit back very strongly to give "appropriate and adequate" response to most cowardly acted committed by Pak troops. The BAT attack by Pakistain Special Forces came just a day after Pakistain army chief Qawar Javed Bajwa visited LoC in Pakistain Indian Kashmiree (PoK) including the areas across twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.

Soon after the report of martyrdom of two soldiers and mutilation of their bodies came, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval spoke to Army and BSF officers to review situation prevailing along the borders with Pakistain.

Singh also reviewed overall security situation of Jammu and Kashmire with top security and Home Ministry officials.

Official sources told the Excelsior that Army and BSF have been given free hand to teach Pakistain army a lesson for their dastardly act of killing the Army and BSF soldiers and mutilating their bodies. Army has vowed to retaliate saying it will take strong action against Pak troops for their unsoldierly act.

Head Constable of BSF Prem Sagar, a resident of Tokampur, Deoria in Uttar Pradesh and Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh of 22 Sikh attained martyrdom in the BAT attack while Rajinder Singh, a BSF constable, was injured. The injured jawan has been hospitalized and was responding to the treatment.

Sources said the Pak Special Forces team sneaked 400 to 500 meters inside the LoC at Nangi Tekri in Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC in Poonch district this morning under the cover of rocket launchers and automatic weapons firing from Pakistain side.

The attack was carried out by the Border Action Team (BAT), which comprised the Special Forces. The BAT team had set up an ambush to target the patrol party of the Indian soldiers while the Pakistain army engaged two Indian Forward Defence Locations (FDL) with rockets and mortar bombs.

"It was a pre-planned operation of the Pakistain army. They had pushed in BAT teams over 400 meters deep inside Indian territory and set up ambushes for a long period to carry out the attack," sources said.

"The Mighty Pak Army posts attacked two FDL posts with rockets and mortar bombs at 8.30 am and engaged them," sources said.

"Their target was a 7 to 8-member patrol party, which had come out of the post," sources said but added that since the posts were engaged, the patrol party men ran here and there. Two members of the patrol party, who were left behind, were attacked by the BAT team and killed. Their bodies were badly mutilated.

PTI quoted an Army official as saying that bodies of two soldiers had been beheaded.

There were reports that the Indian Army patrol, whose two members had their heads chopped off by Pak special forces today, might just have walked into a death trap laid by the enemy, official sources said.

The incident in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmire occurred when a joint team of the Army and BSF had gone to check the veracity of an intelligence report that landmines had been planted by Pak troops on the Indian side.

As they were looking for landmines, the patrol was taken by surprise by Pakistain’s Border Action Team (BAT) which had laid an ambush over 250 metres deep inside the Indian territory.

While the Pak troops attacked two forward posts with rockets and mortar bombs, the BAT personnel lay in wait for their targets. The Indian Army patrol too came under fusillade of gunfire, resulting in the death of two soldiers.

The BAT personnel quickly moved in and beheaded two fallen soldiers, official sources said in New Delhi.

It was still not known if landmines had indeed been planted in the area.

K K Sharma, the Director General of BSF, one of whose personnel was killed in the attack and decapitated, met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and briefed him on the incident.

As per reports, at 8.30 am, Mighty Pak Army’s 647 Mujahid Battalion targeted India’s forward post ’Kirpan’ from its post ’Pimple’ in Krishna Ghati sector. It was followed by attack on another forward post in the sControlame area.

"They attacked with rockets a forward BSF post (which lies) ahead of the fencing and opened heavy fire from automatic weapons. They violated the ceasefire," sources said.

"It was an attack directly hitting a post (listening post)", they added.

The BAT is specifically employed for trans-LoC action.

In Pakistain, the SSG (Special Services Group) formed the core of BAT. Its primary task is to dominate the LoC by carrying out disruptive actions in the form of surreptitious raids.

There have been several BAT attacks in the past in which jawans have been beheaded or their bodies mutilated.

Sources said bodies of the two martyr soldiers have been shifted to their headquarters and will be flown to their native towns tomorrow morning with full military honours.

Sources pointed out that the forward post targeted by Pak Special Forces was about 400 meters ahead of border fencing and the area was filled with sense bushes and trees, where visibility is confined to only few meters. Therefore, they said, the security personnel couldn’t assess movement of the troops immediately and were trapped. However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
some of the jawans retaliated but by then the BAT members had managed to retreat.

ISPR denies Indian claim of two soldiers killed, mutilated by Pak Army in LoC attack

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Monday refuted Indian army claims that Pak soldiers had killed two members of an Indian army patrol on the Line of Control (LoC) and mutilated their bodies, saying Pak soldiers would never disrespect another soldier, even if they were Indian.

"Pakistain Army did not commit any ceasefire violation on the LoC or a BAT action in Buttal sector as alleged by India," said the ISPR statement.

BAT refers to 'Border Action Team'.

"Indian blame of mutilating Indian soldiers' bodies are also false," added the ISPR statement.

"Pakistain Army is a highly professional force and shall never disrespect a soldier even Indian," the ISPR statement said in response to the allegations.

The Indian Army had earlier claimed that Pak forces fired rockets and mortars at two Indian posts along the LoC.

"In a unsoldierly act by the Pakistain Army the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated," the Indian Army claimed in a statement, adding that the "despicable act will be appropriately responded".
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5 cops, 2 bank guards killed in militant attack
[Daily Excelsior] In a major strike, five coppers including an officer and two bank officials were killed when bandidos gunnies attacked a Jammu and Kashmire Bank Van in Kulgam district of South Kashmire today.

A J&K Bank mobile van bearing registration number JK01P-9793 carrying cash in the southern district of Kulgam was attacked by bandidos gunnies near Bombay village of the district.

Five coppers including an Assistant Sub-Inspector and two JK Bank officials were killed in the deadly attack and bandidos gunnies decamped with 4 riles of the cops.

The slain coppers have been identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Bashir Ahmad Dar (100/GRP) son of Abdul Gani Dar of Bonigam Qazigund, Farooq Ahmad Bhat (No. 332/KGM) son of Abdul Aziz of Nehama D.H.Pora, Mohammad Qasim (No. 638/KGM) son of Bohu Khan of Awoora Trehgam Kupwara, Muzafar Ahmad (No. 1090/KGM) son of Gul Mohammad Bhat of Y.K.Pora Qazigund, and Ishfaq Ahmad Hajam (No. 745/KGM) son of Abdul Ahad Hajam of Zakoora Batpora Srinagar. The two Security Guards of J&K Bank have been identified as Javaid Ahmad Bhat of Vessu Batpora Kulgam and Muzafar Ahmad Laway of Largoo D.H. Pora Kulgam.

The bandidos gunnies fled away after carrying out the attack leaving the cops and bank officials in a pool of blood. Soon after the incident, a joint team of Army, SOG and CRPF reached the spot and have launched a massive man hunt against the assailants.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmire SJM Gillani said that the incident happened at around 4:15 pm at Pombai in Kulgam. "The cash van was returning to Kulgam from Manzgam and gunnies attacked it in which our five police personnel were martyred. Two civilians, who were in the van, were also martyred in the attack", he said.

The IGP said that Umar Majid and his associates carried out the attack. "During our preliminary investigation, the name of a terrorist from Kulgam, Umar Majeed, and two of his associates, has come forward. They have taken four weapons which were being carried by the guards", he said.

Militants this evening fired at the vehicle of DySP headquarter Pulwama, Farooq Ahmad at Dangerpora Pulawma. His guards retaliated. However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
no loss of life was reported.

Hizbul Mujahiden has grabbed credit for the attack. However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
it said that they killed five coppers and not bank guards. "They were killed by CRPF men," it claimed and said that the attack was not aimed at looting cash.

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti strongly condemned the killing of five police personnel and two bank officials of a cash van.

Minister said the officials were on duty to disburse and collect cash at a local bank branch and their killing reflects the dangerous criminalization turn the society is taking.

Mehbooba also condemned the killing of two soldiers in a cross LoC fire in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district. She also expressed grief over the death of a civilian in a grenade attack yesterday in the Khanyar area of Srinagar.

Mehbooba Mufti said she has been warning of the ill effects of violence time and again and appealed the civil society to rise to the occasion to make the future of our younger generation peaceful.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?...
JK Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmad expressed grief over the killing of security personnel guarding the bank’s cash van."We at J&K Bank are pained over the killings of these security personnel who were on way back to Kulgam after delivering cash remittance at the Bank’s Manzgam, Aharbal branch. My heartfelt condolences and deep sympathies are with the bereaved families," he said.
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Iraq
Army say killed 30 IS members at Anbar-Salahuddin borders
[Iraq News] Iraqi army commanders said army forces killed 30 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 and took over a command center on the borders between Anbar and Salahuddin provinces.

A source at the Anbar army command told Alsumaria news that a force from the army’s 7th division, backed by fighter jets and paramilitary forces, killed 30 IS members during an operation at the Malha desert region.

The source said a communication facility and two booby-trapped vehicles were also destroyed in the assault.

Borders conjoining Anbar, Salahuddin and Diyala have witnessed occasional attacks by Islamic State against government and paramilitary troops deployments since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMus, launched a major offensive to retake areas occupied by IS since 2014, most notably the city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Iraq’s second largest city and the group’s most important stronghold in the country.

Observers have said Islamic State’s occasional attacks against security and civilians outside Mosul aimed at distracting security attention from the Mosul front. IS still holds a few areas in Salahuddin, Diyala, Anbar and Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
but the Iraqi government, employing most of its military power in the Mosul campaign, is expected to aim at those strongholds once the battle in Mosul realizes victory.

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Islamic State execute 10 for escaping western Mosul districts, assisting security
[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....
turbans executed ten civilians on Monday for attempting to flee districts under their control in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
as security forces begin assaulting those areas.

A local source told Alsumaria News that the group executed the civilians for attempting to flee the 17 Tamuz (July 17th) district and for collaboration with security forces. The source added the the group filed the execution process which had been sanctioned by the group’s so-called "Sharia court".
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Police break up pro-hunger strike protest at Jerusalem’s Old City
[IsraelTimes] Woman tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
at Damascus Gate rally in solidarity with Paleostinian prisoners; Israeli official says number of hunger.


A protest in support of Paleostinian inmates on hunger strike was broken up by police at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City Monday.

Protesters showed up at Damascus Gate wearing shirts bearing images of Paleostinian prisoners as part of an "attempt to carry out a deliberate provocation," police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. Police at the scene declared the protest an illegal demonstration and ordered the participants to disperse.

A video from the scene showed about 100 people at the protest.

One female resident of East Jerusalem was arrested for disorderly conduct and failing to listen to police instructions, while the rest of the protesters left the area in accordance with police instructions, Samri said.

Paleostinian officials say some 1,500 prisoners are participating in the hunger strike that began on April 17, with detainees ingesting only water and salt. Israel Prison Service front man Assaf Librati said on Monday that 870 prisoners are still refusing to eat.

Librati did not elaborate on why over 400 prisoners had quit the strike. He said the strikers are held in separate wings, monitored by medical staff. He said several are held in isolation.

Support for the strike has gained momentum with West Bank marches and a social media campaign showing celebrities in the Arab world drinking salty water in solidarity.

The hunger-strikers, led by convicted terrorist and popular Paleostinian figure Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life terms for his role in deadly attacks, have become a cause celebre, with near daily demonstrations in support of them.

On Sunday night, festivities erupted near Nablus as Israeli troops broke up a sit-in in support of the strikers, according to the Paleostinian Ma’an news agency.

While some demonstrations in the West Bank have turned violent, those in Jerusalem have been mostly calm. On Saturday, police dispersed dozens of protesters in Jerusalem’s Old City who demonstrated in support of the striking prisoners. The protesters held pictures of prisoners and attempted to march to the Damascus Gate, but were blocked by Israeli authorities.

Some 6,500 Paleostinians are currently detained by Israel for a range of terror offenses and crimes. Around 500 are being held under Israel’s system of administrative detention, which allows for imprisonment without charge.

Paleostinian prisoners have mounted repeated hunger strikes, but rarely on such a scale.

Among the demands made by Barghouti and fellow prisoners are the resumption of a second monthly visit by family members (a benefit that was canceled by the International Committee of the Red Thingy last year due to budget cuts), the prevention of family meetings being canceled for security reasons, extending the length of each visit from 45 minutes to an hour and a half, and the restoration of academic studies and matriculation exams for prisoners. Other demands include more television channels being available in cells and the installation of public telephones in security wings.

Barghouti is popular among Paleostinians, with polls suggesting he could win the Paleostinian presidency. Many Israeli and Paleostinian analysts have speculated that Barghouti organized the strike in a bid to boost his declining power in Paleostinian politics.

Israeli Arab hurt in Palestinian rock throwing incident

[IsraelTimes] An Israeli Arab man is lightly maimed after his car was hit by rocks thrown by Paleostinians on Route 465 in the West Bank. He received treatment from an IDF medic.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
90 insurgents killed as Jaish Al-Islam storms rival Islamist stronghold in rural Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] Amid increased tensions in the East Ghouta, 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...
stormed and entered Zamalka to dislodge Failaq al-Rahman (FSA) Lions of Islam from the town, located on the eastern fringes of the Syrian capital.

Utilizing heavy weaponry and tanks, Jaish al-Islam entered the northeastern part of the FSA stronghold and engaged Failaq al-Rahman who subsequently called upon Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) to stiffen their defenses.

With HTS reinforcements flooding into the town, heavy festivities erupted in Zamalka especially in the evening hours.

So far, at least 90 rebel fighters have been killed in the infighting that began last week, 32 of whom were from Jaish al-Islam.

Meanwhile,
...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout Montefiore's foot was still stuck and the hound had completely soaked his uniform with slobber...
Jaish al-Islam apologized in an official statement for opening fire on protesters, killing and injuring many civilians in the process.
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#1  In some sense this is similar to the fatality increase in Balt and Chi with gangs going at it against each other.
Posted by: lord garth || 05/02/2017 13:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Blue on Blue. I love it.
Posted by: gunsmithKat || 05/02/2017 14:30 Comments || Top||


Top ISIS commander killed by Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] A high-ranking field commander of the self-proclaimed 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....
was killed today along with scored others in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor during festivities with the Syrian Army.
Whoever he is, judging by the picture he's dead now.
The terror group has staged a massive assault to take over the government-held airbase but failed to achieve any significant advance.

Fierce festivities broke out outside the airbase as the Army troops ‐ backed by local fighters ‐ foiled the offensive and fought back; expanding its control around the base.

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Kurdish forces show Islamic State no mercy, capture over 80% of Tabqa
[ALMASDARNEWS] A large ISIS flag in Tabqa city centre was pulled down today by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as their units secured downtown Tabqa, rendering jihadist bandidos snuffies in control of only 3 northern neighborhoods and a small portion of the adjacent Tabqa Dam.

Amid the Kurdish counter-insurgency operations, three boom-mobiles were immobilized and tons of armaments captured. Booby traps and mines were also continuously dismantled while humanitarian corridors have allowed over 20,000 civilians to escape.

Tabqa city was completely encircled on April 2; shortly after, the SDF liberated the Alexandria suburb which served as a launching pad to capture the former ISIS bastion.

US warplanes have aided the offensive with air support, conducted hundreds of Arclight airstrikes against ISIS bandidos snuffies while choppers have also been deployed, a relatively new development.

Once Tabqa city is wrestled from ISIS, the YPG-led SDF will head towards Raqqa city, the self-proclaimed ISIS capital since 2014.
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#1  The Iraqis need to learn from the kurds, maybe it wouldn't take them a year to get something done.
Posted by: chris || 05/02/2017 9:42 Comments || Top||

#2  This is why the Turks are scared of the Kurds. in the south eastern 1/3 of Turkey, Kurds are a majority. If they do decide to rebel as a group, it would be a big civil war, and the Kurds know how to fight.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 05/02/2017 22:10 Comments || Top||


US and Russian military units patrol Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Monday, Kurdish activists published photos depicting arrival of Russian military units to Afrin canton which is situated in the northwestern part of Aleppo province.

A convoy of Russian military police has arrived to a rural area in the aforementioned region.

The activists claim that Russian military command in Syria and commanders of Afrin’s People’s Protection Units (YPG) reached an agreement, by the terms of which a Russian military installation will be established in Afrin canton near the Turkish border. According to local sources, this agreement is intended to prevent Turkish Army from attacking YPG positions in the region.

Meanwhile,
...back at the abandoned silver mine, the water was up to Jack's neck and still rising. And then he smelled the smoke...
the US military vehicles have been spotted in the city of Qamishli in northeast Syria, where they perform the same patrol duties along the Turkish border
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Huge explosion rocks militant-held town in Idlib province near Turkish border
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Monday, series of powerful kabooms rocked islamist-held Babsqa town near the Turkish border in north Idlib countryside.

According to local sources, the incident occurred in the area controlled by "Fastaqim Union", an gang which is a part of "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...
" islamist coalition. The series of kabooms, which lasted more than 40 minutes, were caused by detonation in an ammo depot belonging to the aforementioned group.

The exact cause of kaboom is unknown so far. However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
there is an indirect evidence that might indicate involvement of "Hayat Tahrir al-Sham" (HTS, "Al-Qaeda in Syria") jihadist group.

Weapon and ammo storages in this area are used by both "Ahrar al-Sham" and "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...
" groups. The latter is currently involved in heavy infighting against fellow jihadists from HTS and "Faylaq al-Rahman" in East Ghouta region near Syrian capital of Damascus. Recently, HTS issued a warning to "Jaish al-Islam" commanders threatening to sabotage their facilities in Idlib province as a punishment for infighting in Ghouta.

Since "Jaish al-Islam" has much less influence and presence in Idlib in comparison to East Ghouta, which is their long-time stronghold, such a scenario is quite possible.
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  Al-Qaeda ready to join forces with Saudi-led groups to fight ‘Houthi Shia’ in Yemen
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'

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