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Afghanistan
Prominent Taliban leaders killed in Afghan forces targeted operation in Samangan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two prominent Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
leaders were killed in a targeted operation of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel in northern Samangan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the two prominent Taliban leaders were actively in charge of leading the group’s insurgency in this province.

The statement further added that Mawlavi Jalal, the group’s shadow deputy provincial governor and Mawlavi Ghiasuddin, the group’s district chief were among at least six holy warriors killed in the operation.

At least fifteen Lions of Islam were also maimed during the operation, the Ministry of Interior added.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban’s recruitment leader arrested in Kandahar city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leader in charge of recruiting turbans for the group has been tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

According to the local security officials, the detained Taliban leader has been identified as Akhtar Mohammad and was arrested late on Saturday night in Kandahar city, the quiet provincial capital of the province.

Provincial police front man Zia Durani confirmed the report and said Akhtar was arrested around 9 pm local time during a special operation conducted in the city.

He said another Taliban member who was involved in murders and guerilla attacks was also arrested during the operation.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban vehicle hit roadside mine in Kandahar, 10 killed, 7 wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A Taliban
...Arabic for students...
vehicle struck an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted on a roadside in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, leaving at least 10 of them dead, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Sunday.

According to a statement by MoD, the incident took place on Saturday in Maiwand district.

The statement further added that seven bandidos murderous Moslems were also maimed in the kaboom and their vehicle was totally destroyed.

The ministry also added that 10 bandidos murderous Moslems were killed, 6 were maimed, and 2 others were tossed in the clink
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
during a separate operation conducted in Nish district.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including the Taliban bandidos murderous Moslems have not commented regarding the report so far.

Taliban bandidos murderous Moslems and faceless myrmidons belonging to the other murderous Moslem groups frequently use Improvised Explosive Device as the weapon of their choice to target the government and security personnel.

However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
in majority of such attacks the ordinary civilians are targeted besides the roadside kabooms inflict heavy casualties to the security personnel and government officials while in some cases the bandidos murderous Moslems fall prey of the tactic.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [354 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  You would think that the Taliban would at least remember where they planted their IDEs. Good thing that they cannot remember!

I wonder what kind of medical treatment they gave to the 'survivors'? "Lead medicine?"
Posted by: Whuting Thinenter7656 || 05/15/2017 8:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry that was me above, I cleared out my cookies and my name went with it!
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 05/15/2017 9:23 Comments || Top||

#3  More likely it was either another Taliban faction, or IS.
Posted by: Pappy || 05/15/2017 12:47 Comments || Top||


4 Taliban insurgents killed while planting roadside bomb in Logar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A group of four Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
bully boyz were killed as they were planting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on a roadside in central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said "Last night, four Taliban mine planters including a local commander of Taliban were killed by own explosives while they were planting a roadside kaboom."

The statement further added that the incident took place in Mohammad Agha district of Pashtun-infested Logar province.

"Afghan National Police are working diligently with local leaders and the public to prevent these types of acts from killing and wounding innocent civilians and security forces," the statement said, adding that "Afghan National Police encourages all citizens to report suspicious activities and criminal acts by dialing 119."

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Two soldiers injured in Al shabaab attack in Qoryoley
[SHABELLENEWS] At least Two Somali government soldiers were reported to have been maimed in Al shabaab attack on SNA bases in the town of Qoryoley, located some 120Km southwest of Mogadishu.

The overnight attack has sparked a fierce clash between the bully boyz and government forces that left at least two soldiers injured, according to residents who spoke to Radio Shabelle.

The fighters belonging to Al shabaab attacked the district from different direction, and targeted Somali military bases and the city’s Police station, said the anonymous locals.

The city which fell to Somali and AMISOM forces in mid 2014 has been hit by sporadic attacks by the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al shabaab fighters who want to topple the government.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Somalia: Tension runs high in eastern Galgaduud
[SHABELLENEWS] A tense of fighting was news hound to be running high in parts of eastern Galgaduud region on Sunday following a deadly inter-clan fighting on Saturday that left six people dead.

Residents in Labi Ano reported that both clan murderous Moslems are massing around the village, in preparation for another battle. Local villagers began to flee their houses due to the conflict.

The armed clan militia fighters clashed over land ownership in pasture area. The elders of both warring sides are making efforts to bring an end to the escalating tension.

At least 10 people were maimed and witnesses said that many houses were torched while hundreds of people fled the area, which is under the control of Somali government.
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Africa North
Explosion kills Egyptian colonel, injures 3 recruits in Sinai
[Iran Press TV] A colonel in the Egyptian military has been killed and three recruits have been injured in an kaboom that targeted their armored vehicle in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources say.

The Sunday attack was carried out in northern Sinai, where Egyptian government forces are battling militancy in connection with the presence of the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorists.

Sources provided neither the exact location of the kaboom nor further details.

Last week, bandidos Death Eaters in Sinai opened fire on members of Tarabeen tribe and killed a dozen of them. The tribe members have been armed by the Egyptian military to counter the bandidos Death Eaters operating across the region.

The bandidos Death Eaters have also extended their campaign to other parts of Egypt, most recently attacking churches in the capital Cairo and other cities.
Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Houthis declares state of emergency in Sanaa over cholera outbreak
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa declared a state of emergency on Sunday after an outbreak of cholera, which has killed dozens of people.

Yemen's health ministry called on humanitarian organizations and other aid donors to help it deal with the epidemic and avert an "unprecedented disaster".

The announcement comes just hours after earlier reports suggested Houthi militias were preventing cholera patients from receiving medical treatments at the Republican Hospital in Sanaa.

The Ministry of Health speaking on behalf of the illegitimate government run by Houthis and Saleh forces said on Sunday that the hospital would stop receiving any cases of cholera in order to treat murderous Moslems on the front lines first, sources confirmed.

A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
has killed 115 people and left 8,500 ill as hospitals struggle to cope with an influx of patients, the International Committee of the Red Thingy said Sunday.

"We now are facing a serious outbreak of cholera," said ICRC director of operations Dominik Stillhart at a news conference in the capital Sanaa.

Citing figures compiled by the Yemeni health ministry, Stillhart said 115 people had died of cholera between April 27 and Saturday.

More than 8,500 suspected cases of the waterborne disease were reported in the same period in 14 governorates across Yemen, Stillhart said, up from 2,300 cases in 10 governorates last week.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemeni sharpshooters kill 2 more Saudi soldiers in Jizan
[Iran Press TV] Yemeni snipers have killed two Saudi troopers in the kingdom's southern region of Jizan in another retaliatory attack against Riyadh's full-scale war on the impoverished nation.

Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network carried the report on Sunday, saying the first soldier was killed in ambushes by the Yemeni army sharpshooters in the Faridhah military base and the second trooper was fatally maimed in Dafiniah village later in the day.

A report by Rooters published in April last year said that at least 400 Saudi soldiers had been killed in the cross-border fire since the start of the war in March 2015.

In early April, Arabic-language Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
Watch news agency reported that nearly 120 Saudi troopers had been killed in dozens of sniper operations carried out by Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees. It added that most of the operations had been conducted in Jizan, where a total of 74 Saudi soldiers bit the dust in 22 encounters.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


India-Pakistan
2 LeT militants killed in Handwara
[Daily Excelsior] Two turbans of Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) who beat feet from an Army base after carrying out Fidayeen attack last month were killed in a shootout in Handwara area of North Kashmire this afternoon.

The two turbans were killed in a brief encounter in Warpora area of Handwara after 21 RR of Army and Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmire Police Handwara carried out an operation on a specific information regarding the presence of turbans in Warpora.

As the security forces launched searches in the area, turbans fired upon the search party and security forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter. Two turbans affiliated with LeT were killed in this brief encounter.

Two AK 47 rifles, 2 pistols, 4 AK magazines, 77 AK rounds, 2 pistol magazines, 7 pistol ammunition rounds, 2 UBGL grenades, 2 HHR, one matrix sheet C3 and C4 and C6 were recovered from the Fidayeen killed in Panzgam Army base, while one map, one feather jacket and some more articles including some cash were recovered from the encounter site.

The Commanding Officer 21 RR, Colonel Kuldeep Singh said that these two killed turbans were involved in suicide kaboom on Panzgam Army base last month. "We found yet to heal wound on the body of one of the eliminated holy warriors which is indicative of likelihood of his involvement in the Panzgam suicide attack. We have found some other evidence among war like stores confirming their involvement in Panzgam incident."

Giving details of the operation, the Commanding Officer said: "We got information about presence of two holy warriors in the forest area of Handwara. This information came to us this afternoon and we accordingly alongwith the Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmire Police Handwara planned an operation to track these terrorists. When we were searching the forest area we observed suspicious movement of two individuals and on being challenged they fired indiscriminately at our joint Army and SOG party. We retaliated and firing continued for 10-15 minutes during which we were able to neutralize both the terrorists. We recovered large quantity of war like stores which includes two AK rifles, two pistols", he said.

These turbans managed to escape from the Panzgam Army base on April 27 and one had received an injury and left his AK-47 rifle there. Three Army personnel including a senior officer and two turbans were killed when turbans of LeT stormed into an Army base in Panzgam village of North Kashmire’s Kupwara district on April 27.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Pak opens new fronts on LoC; targets more forward villages
[Daily Excelsior] Pakistain army today opened new fronts in Rajouri and Poonch sectors even as entire population from nine villages of Nowshera sector, located close to the Line of Control (LoC) shifted to safer areas including the migrant camps and houses of their relatives. While there was no shelling in Nowshera sector today, panic still prevailed among the villagers, who were putting up in forward areas.

Official sources told the Excelsior that almost entire population from nine villages, located close to the LoC and which bore brunt of Pak shelling yesterday as well as prior to that, were evacuated in buses and bunkers overnight and this morning while some of them reached the safer areas including the migrant camps on their own.

The villages, deserted by the people, included Khamba, Sarya, Bhawani, Kalsian, Anwas Bhandar, Manpur, Dhanaka, Khori and Ganiah, located close to the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, where three civilians have been killed and half a dozen others injured during past four days.

Official figures revealed that 1200 people have been lodged in three migrant camps at Government Higher Secondary School Boys, Nowshera, Government Middle School, Bawali and Government High School Nonial while around 400 people have left for the houses of their relatives in safer areas from the villages, hit by very heavy mortar shelling by Pakistain army yesterday.

Indian side had given effective retaliation to Pakistain. However,
a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
details of casualties and damages suffered by Pakistain couldn’t be ascertained immediately.

All Government schools falling within five kilometers radius of LoC have been closed in Nowshera and Manjakote sectors in view of Pakistain shelling. Some of the Government schools have been hit by 120mm and 82mm mortars fired by the Pakistain army in Nowshera and Manjakote sectors.

Sources said the authorities had to press a fleet of buses and bunkers to evacuate the civilians, who were trapped in the forward villages in view of heavy Pakistain shelling. The buses going on evacuation operation were also targeted at Nonial yesterday. However,
a hangover is the wrath of grapes...
the evacuation operation was completed by this afternoon as there was no shelling since 7.45 pm yesterday. Apart from evacuation, some of the people reached the migrant camps on their own while others left for the houses of their relatives in safer areas.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Paramilitary troops reach to last IS supply route in Qairawan, western Mosul
[Iraq News] The paramilitary troops have declared reaching to the last supply routes of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
after cutting all the roads in Qairawan, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
The troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) "controlled the main street in Qairawan," according to its media service

"The troops cut all of the supply routes of IS, which now has only one route of Qahtaniyah -Qairawan route in the west," it added. The murderous Moslems "withdrew from the front defense lines to inside Qairawan

Meanwhile,
...back at the mall, Clarissa suddenly spied Mr. Bartlett at the checkout counter. He was buying Grecian Formula!...
a security source told Shafaq News that IS evacuated the residents from a village in Qairawan as the battle rages.

"The murderous Moslems forced the people in al-Mawaleh village, west of Qairawan, to leave toward Baaj district, in west of Mosul on borders with Syria," the source added.

PMUs liberated many villages in Qairawan region, a main Islamic State bastion which links between Tal Afar town and the Syrian borders, over the past two days as the troops launched operations on Friday to free the region.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


One killed, five injured in booby-trapped car explosion in Baghdad
[Iraq News] One person was killed, five others were maimed in a blast that took place in Baghdad, a security source has said.

"A booby-trapped car went kaboom! near a bridge of al-Rubaie street, leaving one person killed and five others maimed," the source told Alghad Press, adding that the number is subject to increase.

"The blast occurred near the Federal Police deployment after the car drove off the bridge which flies over al-Rubaie street on the intersection leading to Karrada district, which has a high Shia majority.

Violence and armed conflicts claimed the lives of 317 Iraqis, and caused injuries to 403 others during the month of April, according to a monthly count by the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

The total figure of victims signalled a drop from 1115 victims in March.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi troops retake first district to have fallen to IS in Mosul
[Iraq News] Iraqi government forces recaptured Sunday the first district to have fallen in Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s grip in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, setting 80 families free from there as operations near recapturing the group’s last strongholds in the region, a security source was quoted saying.

BasNews quoted Iraqi army Major Ali Mohsen saying forces took over the 17 Tamuz (July 17th), the very first neighborhood of Mosul to have fallen in IS grip in June 2014. Shafaaq News website quoted a security source saying that Iraqi forces managed to free 80 families from the northern area of that neighborhood.

Mohsen told BasNews that the forces also took over the 30 Tamuz district and were in control over 60 percent of al-Refaie. He said troops were preparing to invade al-Najjar district and the Mosul Hotel.

BasNews quoted Ahmed al-Obaidi, a Federal Police Captain, said IS Death Eaters on Sunday rubbed out 16 Iraqi women who were trying to flee al-Rifaie, adding that 30 other families in the same district.
Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mass grave found in Diyala near Iraqi-Iranian borders
[Iraq News] A mass grave was found in a remote area near the Iraqi-Iranian borders, a local source from Diyala province said.

"Based on a report from a sheep herder, security troops were able to find a mass grave that includes eight bodies, five of whom were unidentified women, in Shaanoun region, (20 KM east of Qazaniya,120 KM northeast of Baquba)," the source told AlSumaria News on Sunday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, "the grave is very close from the Iraqi-Iranian borders," adding that the "bodies were decayed and handcuffed."

"The bodies are being recovered while efforts are made in search for other bodies," the source said adding that the grave is the first one found in Qazaniya.

The sprawling region of Qazaniya is located in Diyala with common borders with Iran extending for tens of kilometers.

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....
executed hundreds of civilians and security personnel since its emergence in 2014.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  That area I figure that mass graves could be anywhere from a few months to a few millennia old..
Posted by: AlanC || 05/15/2017 6:29 Comments || Top||


Former al-Qaeda leader, close aide to IS’s Baghdadi, killed in Mosul airstrike
[Iraq News] A local official has unveiled that a former al-Qaeda leader and a close aide of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s supreme leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
was killed in an Arclight airstrike in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
on Sunday.

Alsumaria News quoted Udai al-Khadran, mayor of al-Khales, Diyala, saying he received confirmed information that the krazed killer, a former Iraqi army brigadier, died along with four companions.

Kahdran said the dear departed member was al-Qaeda’s "emir" in al-Khales between 2006 and 2007. He had fled to Hawija, Islamic State’s stronghold in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
where he stayed in hiding using a fake ID before emerging to the scene again to become IS’s military commander for that region. He later became a senior commander in Mosul.

"The dear departed is the criminal mastermind for Islamic State’s defense strategies," Khadran stated, adding that he had been involved in the killing of "hundreds of innocent people in many provinces, including Diyala."
However, it seems he has no name, or the reporter would have mentioned it.
Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [411 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  a former Iraqi army brigadier

Reminds me: did we ever get a confirmed-confirmed kill/death on Big Red?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/15/2017 9:00 Comments || Top||

#2  shoulda looked myself. Was this ever disputed?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/15/2017 9:03 Comments || Top||

#3  If you would be so kind as to give us that URL again, Frank G -- you forgot to paste it over the placeholding http:// in the drop-down box.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2017 10:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Matter Of Time Before ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Killed: Rex Tillerson
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/15/2017 11:02 Comments || Top||

#5  With the link
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/15/2017 11:03 Comments || Top||


PMUs liberate one village, besiege another in western Mosul
[Iraq News] The paramilitary troops have freed a village, east of Qairawan region, and besieged another in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
In a statement, al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said that troops "fully liberated Tal Qasab village, east of Qairawan, from the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
bully boys."

"Huge losses in lives and weapons were inflicted on the enemy," the statement said adding that Bashuk village in western Mosul has been besieged.

A stash of weapons and explosives factory were found in east of Qairawan, the troops said in other statements.

Earlier on Sunday, the PMUs declared reaching to the last IS supply routes of Qahtaniyah -Qairawan in the west after cutting all the roads in Qairawan.

The troops also declared that the snuffies withdrew from the front defense lines to inside Qairawan.

Many villages in Qairawan region, a main Islamic State bastion which links between Tal Afar town and the Syrian borders, were freed over the past two days as the troops launched an offensive on Friday to free the region.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamic State kill 64 civilians, including children, fleeing western Mosul
[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....
forces of Evil killed 64 civilians, including women and kiddies, while trying to flee battles between the group and Iraqi security forces in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
to the eastern side, a human rights
...not to be confused with individual rights, mind you...
monitor said.

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said the civilians were trying to cross the Tigris River, which bisects the city, on Thursday morning to the eastern side which Iraqi forces took over in January, but were rubbed out by IS snipers.

Some others were captured by the Death Eaters, according to the organization, which quoted some survivors who made it to the Sallamiya district in the east. They said more than 40 families were trying to cross the river, but 64 dead bodies were washed ashore.

The observatory quoted a security source in Sallamiya that the corpses bore signs of gunshots, and that he was predicting more dead bodies to resurface.

Earlier on Sunday, BasNews quoted Ahmed al-Obaidi, a Federal Police Captain, saying that IS forces of Evil had rubbed out 16 Iraqi women who were trying to flee al-Rifaie district in western Mosul, adding that 30 other families in the same district.

Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces attack ISIS in Mosul as battle approaches endgame
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] US-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the last pocket of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
controlled by ISIS murderous Moslems on Sunday as the battle for the city approaches an end after seven months of gruelling urban combat.

The murderous Moslems have now been dislodged from all but a handful of districts in the western half of Mosul including the Old City, where ISIS is expected to make its last stand, taking advantage of narrow streets and its dense population.

Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul said the area controlled by ISIS was no more than 9 percent of west Mosul, which is bisected by the River Tigris.

"It’s a very small area," he told Rooters. "God willing, this is the final phase."

The elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) stormed the Ureibi and Rifaie districts at dawn on Sunday, according to a statement from the Joint Operations Command.

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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF arrests alleged senior terror figure in overnight raid
[IsraelTimes] Wife of Ahmad Qatamesh denies he has PFLP connections, says he was likely detained for supporting prisoners’ hunger strike.

IDF troops placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
14 suspects in the West Bank during raids overnight Saturday, including a senior member of the terror group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine, an army spokesperson said.

According to the Shin Bet security agency, Ahmad Qatamesh was arrested in the city of el-Bireh and taken in for interrogation on the basis of his alleged membership in the PFLP.

Qatamesh, who is also a writer, was previously held in an Israeli prison in the 1990s for over five years without trial over his ties to the PFLP. At the time of his release, he was the longest-serving Paleostinian prisoner to be held in so-called administrative detention.

He was also rearrested in 2011 and held again without charge for over two years.

Qatamesh’s wife, Suha Barghouti, told al-Jazeera on Sunday that she believes her husband was arrested due to his advocacy on behalf of Paleostinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli prisons.

"We don’t know yet what is happening or why, but I think because he is campaigning for the prisoners and is very active," she said, adding that he was warned by Israel "not to speak so publicly."

Barghouti also said that her husband was wrongly targeted as a result of the "image" Israel has of him.

"They still in their mind consider him a leader and hold him responsible for actions. He’s not a leader or a part of any political organization," she said.

"They have an image of Ahmad [and] he’s paying the bill for what they think he is," she added.

According to Paleostinian officials, 1,500 inmates have been refusing food since the strike began nearly a month ago to protest prison conditions. However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
Israeli officials say only some 800 continue to refuse food and have dismissed the hunger strike as an attempt by its leader -- convicted Fatah terrorist Marwan Barghouti -- to show Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
that he still wields influence on the Paleostinian street.

Barghouti is a popular figure in Paleostinian society and is seen as a possible successor to Abbas.

Of the 14 suspects arrested overnight, 13 were detained for their involvement in "popular terror," a term used by the army to denote acts such as rock-throwing and rioting, the IDF said.
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Southeast Asia
Suspect in Thai superstore bombing arrested
[Bangkok Post] A key suspect was arrested in connection with the car bombing of a Big C superstore in Pattani's Muang district on Tuesday, and a massive manhunt is underway for eight others. Suhaimee Sama-ae was apprehended in Pattani's Nong Chik district on Thursday night. He had allegedly confessed he was involved the attack and implicated eight others in the plot.

Pol Maj Gen Piyawat alleged Suhaimee was part of a group that held up and murdered pickup truck owner Nuson Khachornkham and stole his vehicle. The truck was then packed with explosives and used in the car-bomb attack that left 61 people injured at Big C Supercenter on Tuesday afternoon.

The eight others implicated by Suhaimee have outstanding warrants for their arrest in connection with previous violence in Pattani and Yala provinces. They were identified as Anuwa Kaso, Ruslan Baimat, Maolana Samoh, Isma-ae Mosu, Bukkolee Lamsoh, Abdulasi Japakeeya, Manase Saidee and Muhammad Kaso.

Two of seven other people earlier detained for questioning over the attack are a religious leader and a local tambon leader, who gave "useful information" to investigators.
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Merchant brutally killed for truck used as car bomb
[Bangkok Post] A canvas vendor was battered, bruised, tied up and cruelly executed before his truck was stolen to be used as the bomb delivery system in an attack on a department store in Pattani on Tuesday.

The body of Nuson Khachornkham was brought to the hospital where doctors said that apart from a gunshot wound in the neck, Nuson was struck with a hard object in the face. His nose was broken and the skin around his eyes and cheeks was gashed open. There were marks on his neck, wrists and ankles where he was tied up. The body was found with its wrists tied behind its back.

Detectives said that a "customer" phoned Nuson on Tuesday morning and asked him to install a canvas awning at a mosque in Nong Chik district. His truck was later parked at the Big C Supercenter in Muang district, Pattani, and exploded at about 2pm Tuesday, injuring 61 people.

Nuson's body was found in a paddy field in tambon Ko Po of Nong Chik district on Thursday. His widow said at his funeral on Friday that her family with two young children had lost its breadwinner and she was worried about how they would survive. She also said she was too afraid to stay in Yala.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Huge explosion rocks rebel base in northern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] A massive blast hit, this morning, a base for rebels near the northern city of Azaz, leaving scores dead and injured.

According to rebel sources, the kaboom was caused by an unidentified surface-to-surface missile, and targeted an ammunition depot for the rebel group known as Liwa al-Fateh.

The sources reported that scores of turbans have been killed and maimed in the kaboom.

Azaz has been frequently targeted with waves of suicide kabooms 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....
. The last attack has killed 6 and maimed 18 others at the Interim Government headquarter in the city.
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#1  What kind of rebels?

My first thought was Turks shooting at Kurds, but these could be Russian/Syrian targets or US targets.

I don't know that ISIS has ground to ground missles.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/15/2017 6:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Whuh? Who's got a program?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 05/15/2017 6:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Generally speaking, altohough that may not apply in the Middle East, ammo dumps are protected by...stuff. Concrete. Sandbags. Big holes with overhead cover.
IOW, it's not a target for an area weapon. It has to be very accurate and that means you need to know the position to the nearest, say, ten meters.
Additionally, military explosives or propellantes are designed not to go off willy nilly. So you have to put a high explosive--detonator prefearbly--on it. Or a gib ol' bomb close by.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 05/15/2017 9:07 Comments || Top||

#4  east of Raqqa and north of the Euphrates

I think it is in Kurdish controlled territory
Posted by: lord garth || 05/15/2017 10:21 Comments || Top||

#5  A quick google of "Liwa al-Fateh" suggests that it first became Liwa al Tawhid and then Jabhat al Shamiya, which is one of the US-supported power brokers in Aleppo among the 50+ rebel groups operating there, according to an Institute for the Study of War backgrounder dated February, 2016. Perhaps someone with a mind better suited to such complexities could do further research, as I do not stand behind any of this beyond averring that I found it on the internet.

Al Jabhat al Shamiya (U.S. Supported)

Al Jabhat al Shamiya is the newest incarnation of one of Aleppo’s oldest Free Syrian Army A liates, Liwa al Tawhid.27 Al Jabhat al Shamiya likely maintains the Liwa al Tawhid’s connections to the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, although the formation of Al Jabhat al Shamiya reportedly followed months of negotiations between Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, which may have included a new funding agreement for the group.28 The group’s in uence appears to be growing in 2016. The group publically declared its merger with prominent U.S.-backed, TOW anti-tank missile recipient Thuwar al Sham Brigades on January 27, 2016.29 The merger appears to have transferred the TOW missiles, as Al Jabhat al Shamiya demonstrated its rst use of the weapon on January 26, 2016.30 Al Jabhat al Shamiya controls the Babal Salameh border crossing with Turkey north of Aleppo City, which feeds the GLOC pro-regime forces severed on February 4, 2016.31 The group is therefore now likely split between the Northern Aleppo countryside, where it retains access to the border, and the city, where it is at risk of siege.

Al Jabhat al Shamiya is a major anti-ISIS opposition group, and increased its anti-ISIS messaging in late 2015. It released a mock execution video styled after ISIS propaganda on December 9, 2015, in which ghters staged an execution of ISIS ghters and walked away from the detainees, asserting “Muslims are not criminals” and demanding that ISIS repent for its violent actions.32

Al Jabhat al Shamiya is also a major political and religious actor in the province. The group maintains specialized units for activities behind the front line, including a Security Commission, which is responsible for internal security measures on behalf of the Shari’a Court of Aleppo and its Countryside. Its activities include policing, managing checkpoints,33 and conducting arrests and executions.34 The Security Commission also claims to provide services such as maintaining electricity and water infrastructure in Aleppo, although this appears to function at a more localized level;35 Jabhat al Nusra maintains control over the main water and power plants in Aleppo city.36 Al Jabhat al Shamiya also manages several “monitoring centers” in Aleppo Province to assist other opposition factions with surveillance and command and control.37
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/15/2017 11:06 Comments || Top||

#6  If you found it on the internet you know it must be true.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/15/2017 14:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Personally, I save a lot of time by assuming all "America's allies" in Dar are the opposite.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/15/2017 14:59 Comments || Top||


Kurdish forces reach the northern gates of Raqqa after liberating four more villages
[ALMASDARNEWS] Following new gains, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have advanced to within a few kilometers of Raqqa city, bringing four new villages under their control over the past 24 hours.

With the fourth phase of operation Euphrates Wrath in full force, the SDF took control of Tal Maaz, Melali, al-Atshana and Abu Khabret al-Rachid in a rural region northwest of Raqqa.

Similar to djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, 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....
forces have turned to jacket wallahs to fend off attacks from hostile belligerents. A SDF-linked outlet said "tens" of ISIS snuffies were killed but did not specify the jihadist corpse count during the Kurdish advance.
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US, British forces enter southern Syria with rebels
[ALMASDARNEWS] U.S. and British forces entered southern Syria on Sunday afternoon while traveling through the Tanf Border-Crossing in the Homs Governorate, the SMART News Agency reported tonight. Based on the report released by the SMART News Agency, approximately 150 U.S. and British military personnel entered Syria, alongside the Free Syrian Army’s “Jaysh Mughawyr Al-Thurah”; they were filmed traveling towards the Hamimah area.
Posted by: Fred || 05/15/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [435 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  I read about them staging for this last week here - https://www.superstation95.com/index.php/world/3835
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 05/15/2017 9:33 Comments || Top||


‘Euphrates Wrath’ forces advance north of Raqqa
[Iraq News] Continuous festivities are still taking places between Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by US-led international coalition, and 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, after the terrorist group’s attack on the countryside of Raqqa.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the forces from the operation codenamed "Euphrates Wrath" continue their assault, where they managed to advance toward the city.

These festivities are coincided with shelling by the SDF and bombing by the International Coalition’ warplanes on the Islamic State-held areas, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights added.

Noteworthy, SDP, backed by the US-led coalition warplanes, imposed their control on al-Tabqa city and the Euphrates dam.
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IS stones man for adultery in Deir Ezzor, cancels two other sentences
[Iraq News] 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....
group stoned a man, on Sunday, on charges of adultery in Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The observatory said that the Islamic State group stoned a man, on charges of adultery, in the municipal square in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, in front of dozens of civilians, including children.

The terrorist group canceled the execution of two other stoning sentences in the city, due to the presence of aircraft of the international coalition in the skies of the area, the observatory added.

Noteworthy, the US-led international coalition is intensifying its air strike on the Islamic State headquarters in both Syria and Iraq.
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Mon 2017-05-15
  Kurdish forces reach the northern gates of Raqqa after liberating four more villages
Sun 2017-05-14
  Iraq: ISIS leaders killed during ‘meeting’ in al-Qaim
Sat 2017-05-13
  Syrian Army Makes Gains in Rebel Area of Damascus
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  Turkish court sentences notorious British ISIS member wanted by US, UK
Thu 2017-05-11
  Jakarta’s Christian governor jailed for blasphemy
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  US ignores Turkey’s objection, approves arming Kurdish forces in Syria
Tue 2017-05-09
  Egypt issues life sentence for Muslim Brotherhood chief
Mon 2017-05-08
  Confirmed: Head of ISIS In Afghanistan Killed In Raid By 50 U.S. Special Ops, 40 Afghan Commandos
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  Ismail Haniyeh elected new head of Hamas
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  US drone strike leaves 7 ISIS-K militants dead in East of Afghanistan
Thu 2017-05-04
  Kurd, Turkish army troops fighting near Rojava
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