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ICJ orders Pakistan to stay Jadhav execution
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Afghanistan
ISIS claims responsibility for the attack on Nangarhar television
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, grabbed credit behind the attack on television station 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.

ISIS in a statement said the attack was carried out by a group of jacket wallahs belonging to the group.

The attack was launched around 10:30 am local time after a group of at least four suicide bombers stormed the compound of the radio and television station in Jalalabad city, the lovely provincial capital of Nangarhar province.

Provincial governor Gulab Mangal told news hounds that the attack ended after all four suicide bombers were rubbed out by the security forces.

He said festivities between the security forces and the murderous Moslems continued for almost three hours before they were eliminated.

Mangal further added that four people, all workers of the television, were killed during the attack and at least 24 others were maimed.

According to Mangal, seven security personnel and 17 civilians were among those maimed during the festivities.

He said the forces of Evil launched the attack by initially carrying out a suicide kaboom and allowing the remaining murderous Moslems to enter the compound.

Posted by: Fred || 05/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [383 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


23 militants killed, 4 of their hideouts destroyed in US airstrikes in Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least twenty three snuffies were killed in Arclight airstrikes conducted by the US forces in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government in a statement said at least four hideouts of the snuffies were also destroyed in the Arclight airstrikes.

The statement further added that the Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Garamser district of Helmand.

The first Arclight airstrike targeted two vehicles of the snuffies carrying nine snuffies and were travelling in the vicinity of Kamarbandi (Kharko) area, leaving all nine snuffies dead and the two vehicles totally destroyed, the statement said.

The statement also added that the second Arclight airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Omarzo area as the personnel of the 215th Maiwand Corps of the Afghan army were busy conducting counter-terrorism operations.

The provincial government said at least 14 bandidos bad boys including five Paks were killed in the Arclight airstrike and 8 others were maimed and four of their hideouts were destroyed.

Posted by: Fred || 05/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [355 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan intelligence foil Taliban attack plans in Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives have foiled plans by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group to carry out a series of attacks in capital Kabul.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in a statement said Wednesday that a hideout of the Taliban forces of Evil was busted in capital Kabul, resulting to the killing of a Taliban bad boy.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted in the vicinity of Mosahi district of Kabul.

The Taliban bad boy killed during the operation was actively involved in terrorist attacks and bombings, NDS said, adding that two of his lover companions were also tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
during the operation.

The Afghan intelligence operatives also confiscated three Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), large cache of ammunition, and documents for spreading propaganda in favor of the Taliban group along with other types of military equipment and kits, NDS added.

Posted by: Fred || 05/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [380 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


2 Pakistani diplomats arrested in Kabul, Islamabad claims
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Pak officials claim two diplomats of the country have been placed in durance vile
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
by the Afghan cops in capital Kabul.

"The Afghan Deputy Head of Mission was summoned to the Foreign Office today to lodge Pakistain’s strong protest over the incident in which two diplomatic officials in Kabul were detained, reportedly by Afghan security agencies," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistain said in a statement.

The statement further added "The Afghan DHM was conveyed that the incident was a clear violation of the Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations (1961) and against the spirit of the brotherly relations between the two countries. It was emphasized that such incidents undermined the constructive engagement which the two countries envisaged for strengthening of bilateral ties."

"We urge the Afghan Government to take immediate steps to ensure the security and safety of our diplomatic personnel and premises and to ensure that such incident do not take place in future," the statement added.

Posted by: Fred || 05/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [390 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  What mischievous activity caused this?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/19/2017 11:20 Comments || Top||

#2  They were probably nabbed providing cash, weapons, and material support to the Haqqani terrorist network operating in Kabul.
Posted by: Lampedusa Glose1765 || 05/19/2017 13:22 Comments || Top||


1 killed, 2 wounded in attack on Afghan army bus in Herat
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least one person was killed and two others were maimed in an attack on the Afghan army bus in western 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...
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place earlier today in the central city of Herat.

Provincial governor’s front man Ghulam Jilani Farhad confirmed the incident and said two faceless myrmidons riding on cycle of violences opened fire on a bus carrying Afghan army soldiers and officers.

He said the faceless myrmidons managed to flee the area after opening fire on the bus, leaving one person dead and two others maimed.

Farhad further added that an investigation is underway along with a search operation for the apprehension of the culprits.

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45 rockets fired on Nangarhar from other side of Durand Line: Khogyani
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least forty five rockets fired from the other side of Durand Line landed 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 officials said Thursday.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani said the rockets were fired on Wednesday and landed in Lalpur district.

Khogyani further added that the rockets landed in Rina Parcha areas but the attack did not incur any casualties to the local residents.

The eastern provinces of Afghanistan including Kunar, Nuristan, and Nangarhar provinces have been subject to indiscriminate artillery shelling from the other side of Durand Line during the past several years.

The persistent rocket attacks have incurred casualties to the residents of the three provinces besides hundreds of families have been forced to flee the area.

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Eight police killed in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan
[NEWS24] An Afghan official says eight police have been killed in attacks on three checkpoints in southern Kandahar province.

Zia Durani, spokesperson for the provincial police chief, said on Thursday the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attacked police checkpoints overnight in the districts of Khakrezm Arghistan and Nasheen.

Durani says 22 Taliban fighters were also killed in the attacks. The fighting was particularly fierce in Nasheen district, he says.

Taliban spokesperson Qari Yousof Ahmadi grabbed credit for the attacks.

Elsewhere, in western Hirat province on Thursday, a Taliban gunman attacked an army bus, killing one officer and wounding two others, according to Jilani Farhad, spokesperson for the provincial governor.
Posted by: Fred || 05/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [380 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Somalia's al Shabaab cuts off hands of two men convicted by sharia court
[REUTERS] Somalia's al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
publicly cut off the right hands of two men on Thursday after a sharia court convicted them of breaking into a shop and stealing about $500, the al Qaeda-linked group said.

The two men had confessed to the theft in Tiyeglow district of the southern Bakool region and were ordered to refund the money, Moalim Gedow, al-Shabaab’s Bakool governor told Rooters.

An al-Shabaab ambulance then took the men to hospital, Abdullahi Madey, a Tiyeglow resident told Rooters.

Al-Shabaab, which has been fighting for years to topple the central government and impose its own strict interpretation of Islamic law, carries out executions, floggings and amputations after summary trials in cases ranging from espionage to theft.

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Ethiopia sentences Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab militants to lengthy jail terms
[CITIZEN.CO.ZA] The Æthiopian Federal High Court accused them of planning to carry out terror attacks inside the East African country.

A court in Æthiopia has sentenced 23 people to up to 15 years in prison for establishing links to the Al Qaeda and Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
Lion of Islam groups.

The Æthiopian Federal High Court accused them of planning to carry out terror attacks inside the East African country.

"The state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate quoted the court ruling as saying three of those sentenced had been planning to establish an Islamic state," the Voice of America (VOA) has reported.

According to court officials, the defendants were involved in clandestine activities in six Æthiopian cities, including the capital Addis Ababa, between 2010 and 2014.

The charge sheet said the defendants recruited individuals and sent them to neighbouring Somalia for training. Al-Shabaab, which has links to Al Qaeda, is based in Somalia

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Africa North
Egypt seizes funds of 28 Brotherhood leaders, 12 firms owned by group members
[AlAhram] The governmental committee tasked with appraising and seizing the funds of members of the banned Moslem Brüderbund group seized on Thursday the funds of 28 Brotherhood leaders, as well as 12 companies affiliated with the group.

In a Thursday statement, the committee, which was formed in 2014 and is headed by Mohammed Yasser Abo El-Fotoh, said that it confiscated the funds 11 members of the family of leading Brotherhood figure and businessman Hassan Malek, including the funds of his five children.

In November 2016, the committee said it had seized the assets of more than 1,370 people as well as 1,125 companies and NGOs since March 2014, with a total of at least $34 million in seized Brotherhood assets.

The Moslem Brüderbund was designated a terrorist organization by the Egyptian government in November 2013.

Malek has been in jail since October 2015 pending investigation into charges of harming the country's economy and financing the banned Brotherhood. His assets were seized by the committee in September 2014.

Earlier this month, a Cairo Criminal Court ordered Malek's release on an EGP 20,000 pending trial. However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
after prosecurtors appealed the release order, a judge renewed his detention for 45 days.

The 12 firms seized by the committee today mainly operate in real estate investments, contracting, transportation and import and export, according to the committee’s statement.

The committee added that it has informed both the administrative and general prosecutions of financial and administrative violations in nine schools also seized by the committee.
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Arms cache, ammunition discovered in Tinzaouatine
[EN.APS.DZ] ALGIERS-An arms cache and ammunition have been discovered Thursday in Tinzaouatine (Bordj Badji Mokhtar) by a detachment of the People's National Army (ANP), announced the National Defence Ministry in a communiqué.
Posted by: Fred || 05/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [368 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


4 hiding places for terrorists, 6 homemade bombs destroyed in Boumerdes and Skikda
[EN.APS.DZ] ALGIERS – Four hiding places and 6 homemade bombs have been destroyed on Wednesday in Boumerdes and Skikda, said Thursday the National Defence Ministry in a release.
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India-Pakistan
ICJ orders Pakistan to stay Jadhav execution
[Al Jazeera] The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Pakistain to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying.

India approached the top UN court after Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, a retired Indian naval officer, was sentenced to death by a Pak military court last month on charges of espionage and sabotage.

"Pakistain shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings," the ICJ ruled in a unanimous and binding decision on Thursday.

Ronny Abraham, the Hague-based court's president, also asked Pakistain to inform the tribunal that it will implement the ruling, and stressed that ICJ decisions are binding on all state members.

The ICJ's rulings are final and binding. Yet, the court has no means to enforce its decisions and they have occasionally been ignored.

The hearings and, final decision, could take more many months, if not years.

Pakistain's government accepted the decision of the court, saying that the orders do not affect the current status of Jadhav's case as his execution was not imminent, given pending appeals.

Posted by: Fred || 05/19/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [690 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Dijla Operations Command launches offensive at five regions in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Military operations have been launched from three regions in Diyala province, the Dijla Operations Command has declared.

"Security troops of police and army, backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Units] andal-Hashd al-Ashaeri [tribal mobilization] forces and army jets, launched on Wednesday military operations at three regions to comb five areas is Hamreen basin, in north and northeastern Diyala," Mag. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi, told Alghad Press.

"The troops will raid 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....
havens in Hamreen including Anjana, Sarha, Qurret Tabah, Jisr Narin and Ain Laila," he said adding that the outcome of the operations will be declared over the coming few hours.

According to Azzawi, the operations "come within the leadership strategy to eradicate shelters of the Death Eater groups in Diyala."

Several offensives were launched over the past few months in eastern and northeastern regions in Diyala. Earlier this month, the command launched offensives at four regions of al-Nada basin, Hamreen, Wadi Thilab and Tilal Qazlaq in the province.

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...
occasionally using them as launching points for its attacks against civilians and security. The Iraqi government is currently employing most of its military power in a major campaign to drive IS out of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, its largest stronghold in Iraq.
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Western Mosul Reconquest
Events of Thursday, May 18:
Police: 291 km under control in western Mosul, militants set sewers on fire

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Federal Police forces have become in control over 291 square kilometers of western Mosul as operations running since February reach the Islamic State’s last havens.

Federal Police chief Shaker Jawdat said Thursday that his forces had also evacuated 270.000 civilians since operations launched in February 19th to retake western Mosul.

“The group (Islamic State) resorted to submerging sewage networks at the south of 17 Tamuz with petroleum and setting it on fire in order to prevent our drones from tracking its defeated members towards the Old City,” Jawdat stated.

Iraqi troops invade western Mosul district, kill militants in airstrike

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army has invaded another district as troops resume their advance in the western side of Mosul, a source said.

Speaking to Shafaaq News, the source said that the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service raided al-Najjar district, recapturing half of it.

Hundreds of Islamic State families publicly fled al-Najjar and the remaining IS-held districts in western Mosul, along with civilians heading toward the liberated regions.

In related news, the War Media Cell reported that Iraqi fighter jets F16 have destroyed a booby-trapping workshop, killing several IS militants in an airstrike launched in western Mosul.

In a statement on Thursday, the WMC said “the airstrike destroyed all weapons and explosive substances that were inside the workshop, located on al-Shifa district, in western Mosul.”

“The jets also destroyed two IS locations, one of them was used for telecommunications. A bomb factory in Tal Afar town was also destroyed,” the statement added.

Iraqi troops free two Yazidi girls from IS captivity in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have freed two captivated Yazidi girls in western Mosul, AlSumaria News reported on Thursday.

Federal Police’s Rapid Response forces were able to liberate two Yazidi girls, who were held by Islamic State militants in 17 Tamuz (July 17th) district, in western Mosul, the news report mentioned.

The two girls were in good health condition, it added.

IS abducted and executed hundreds of Yazidis after it took over Sinjar district, a Mosul region on the borders with Syria. News reports mentioned that the captives were distributed among the fighters in Iraq and Syria.

After Sinjar fell to IS in August 2014, thousands of Yazidi Kurds fled Sinjar to nearby mountain areas. In March, revealed data showed that 2,915 Yazidis, including nearly 1500 children, were rescued from IS captivity, while more than 3500, including nearly 1500 children, were still held by the extremist group. The ethno-religious minority of Yazidis came to the spotlight when Islamic State militants, taking over large parts of Iraq, victimized its members, massacred, enslaved and tortured thousands of the community members.

Events of Wednesday, May 17:
Minister: Mosul refugees numbers at 670.000

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The number of Iraqi refugees displaced by battles between Islamic State fighters and Iraqi government troops in Mosul has reached 670.000 since encounters broke out in October, the government said Wednesday.

Migration and Displacement Minister Jassem al-Jaff told al-Arabiya TV that 150.000 people have, meanwhile, returned to their home areas, adding that repatriation was still going with a slower pace compared to migration.

Earlier this week, Nineveh council member Hassan al-Allaf said that besides 600.000 civilians the government registered at refugee camps, there are 600.000 more who sought refuge with relatives or settled in rented lodgings.

IS suicide bombers attack Iraqi troops in western Mosul district

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State suicide bombers attacked Iraqi troops on Wednesday with booby-trapped cars at a district in western Mosul where intense encounters continue as the group’s domains shrink.

Rudaw network said the militants attacked the forces with five booby-trapped vehicles at al-Rifaie district, but said no word was given regarding casualties.

On Monday, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command urged Iraqi civilians to avoid using cars or motorbikes for transportation, saying that troops would target those vehicles as IS continues to use them in their attacks against government forces.

More than 30 IS militants killed in two days as troops invade western Mosul districts

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) More than 30 Islamic State militants were killed as Iraqi troops invaded two western Mosul districts, according to the Interior Ministry’s Rapid Response forces.

“Rapid Response troops killed on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning more than 30 IS militants while invading Iqtisadiyeen and 17 Tamuz [July 17th] districts in western Mosul,” Maj. Gen. Thamer al-Husseini told Alghad Press on Wednesday.

“The troops resume their advance after raiding 17 Tamuz and Iqtisadiyeen,” he said adding that the militants attempted hindering the forces depending on booby-trapped vehicles and civilians used as human shields.

“Several houses were booby-trapped. Families were held inside. Thus, we were forced to depend on the individual combat skills,” Husseini added.

“The total number of IS members killed on Wednesday exceeded 25, most of whom were Arabs and foreigners. On Tuesday, four booby-trapped vehicles were seized, while 12 militants were killed on Iqtisadiyeen district,” Husseini added.

More Islamic State militants killed in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Twenty Islamic State militants were killed in clashes against the Iraqi troops in western Mosul, a Federal Police officer declared.

“Fierce clashes erupted between Iraqi forces and IS militants in regions of Bab al-Toub, al-Mekkawi and Bab al-Jadid, which left 20 militants killed and others injured,” Lt. Gen. Odai Samir told BasNews on Wednesday.

“The troops confiscated the militants’ weapons,” he said adding that “police troops fully besieged al-Arbeaa and Jadid markets ahead of invading them.”

Iraqi forces recapture western Mosul’s al-Rifaie district, a major IS bastion

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces recaptured on Wednesday al-Rifaie district, a major area held by the Islamic State where intense battles have been running to retake the region.

The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said the army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service took over the district completely and raised the Iraqi flags above its buildings.
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Three IS militants die in coalition airstrikes west of Mosul: officer
Baaj (IraqiNews.com) Three 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 were killed on Wednesday when fighter jets from the U.S.-led coalition bombarded the group’s location west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and near the Iraqi borders with Syria.

Col. Kheder Hussein, from the Iraqi Federal Police, said coalition fighters pounded IS locations in the desert areas of Baaj region, west of Nineveh, killing the trio and destroying a munition reservoir belonging to the group.

Coinciding with the major government operations in Mosul, Iraqi and coalition fighter jets are backing a parallel operation recently launched by ground paramilitary troops of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) to clear Baaj and neighboring Qayrawan from IS.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


Two killed, eight wounded in 2 blasts in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians died and eight others were wounded on Thursday when two bomb blasts hit areas in western Baghdad, according to security sources.

One civilian was killed and three others were injured when an explosive device planted near a popular market in al-Nasr wal Salam area in Abu Gharib, west of Baghdad, went off.

Another bomb exploded near commercial stores in Sakalat, al-Resala, also west of Baghdad, killing one civilian and wounding five others.

IED blast leaves three civilians wounded in northern Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three persons were wounded as an IED blast took place in northern Baghdad, a security source said on Wednesday.

“A bomb exploded in Taji district, leaving three civilians wounded,” the source told Alghad Press.

Earlier on Wednesday, security services reportedly defused an IED in al-Subaihat region in west of the capital.

One killed, five wounded in another blast in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One person was killed, five others were wounded in a bomb blast that occurred in southern Baghdad, a police source said.

“A bomb, placed near a popular market in Sadr al-Yusufiyah region, exploded on Wednesday leaving one person killed and five others injured,” the source told AlSumaria News.
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Seven militants, including Arabs, killed in military operation, western Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Seven Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Death Eaters, including Arabs, were killed and a mobile telecommunications facility was destroyed in a military operation, southeast of Rutba district, Anbar province, a military source said.

"Security troops from Anbar and Jazeera commands as well as the 7th division carried out a military operation in Makr al-Deeb region, southeast of Rutba in the west of Anbar," the source from Anbar Operations Command told AlJournal News on Wednesday. "Seven Death Eaters, including an Egyptian and Saudi nationals, were killed, while a mobile telecommunications facility, which was used for internet connection between Raqqa in Syria and Anbar towns of Qaim, Rawa and Annah, was destroyed."

Moreover, "A truck and three other vehicles loaded with amounts of fuel and ammunition were destroyed. An underground shelter, used by the turbans to hide from the jet fighters, was blown up," the source added.
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Iraqi command to target Tal Afar after Mosul, officials say 750 fighters remain in city
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi command leading the war against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Death Eaters in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
will aim at the town of Tal Afar as a next stage, while officials say 750 fighters remain in the city.

Maj. Gen. Najm al-Jubouri, a top commander of Mosul operations, told state-run paper al-Sabah on Thursday that Iraqi troops’ next target after Mosul will be the town of Tal Afar, an Islamic State stronghold near the Syrian borders.

"The army will join forces with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) to liberate what is left of the province, especially Tal Afar, the main haven for ISIS (Islamic State) leaders," Jubouri told the newspaper. He also pointed to ongoing operations to retake Qairawan, Baaj and Adnaniya, all near Tal Afar.
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#1  Well it sure was nice of you to let them know exactly where you are going to strike next.
Posted by: chris || 05/19/2017 9:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably running low on ammo, thus letting them know in advance where they're going to strike in the hope that IS will flee and save Iraqi money and ammo.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 05/19/2017 10:04 Comments || Top||

#3  hope that IS will flee and save Iraqi money and ammo I don't think that plan will work - ISIS has stood and fought...and has been beat down by the Iraqis at every turn over the past 8 months. The IA and IP are confident enough now to call their shots.
Posted by: Tennessee || 05/19/2017 10:23 Comments || Top||

#4  This also reassures the civilian population and politicians that they haven't been forgotten.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/19/2017 11:21 Comments || Top||


Salahuddin Festivities
One soldier, five IS militants killed in foiled attack against troops in Salahuddin

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) One soldier, five Islamic State militants were killed, while others were injured as an attack against security troops in Tuz Khurmatu region, east of Salahuddin province, was foiled, security source said.

“IS militants launched early on Thursday a fierce attack against security troops at Bir Ahmed region in Tuz Khurmatu,” the source told Alghad Press.

Joint troops of “army, police and paramilitary troops were able to thwart the attack forcing the fighters to escape after killing and injuring some of them,” the source added.

“An army soldier was killed, while two others were slightly injured. Other police personnel were wounded,” according to the source. “Five IS members were killed, while others were injured as the attack was foiled.”

Nine civilians killed, 11 wounded in IED blast in Salahuddin

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Nine civilians were killed, while eleven others were wounded as a blast occurred in a popular market in Tuz Khurmatu region, north of Tikrit, Salahuddin province, a security source said.

“A suicide attack took place as a bomber wearing explosive belt targeted a popular market in Tuz Khurmatu, leaving nine civilians killed and eleven others injured,” the source told Sky Press on Thursday.
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Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries seize air base from Islamic State
[UK.REUTERS] Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries captured an air base from Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Lions of Islam on Thursday, gaining a strategic foothold in the western desert as they push towards the Syrian border.

While regular Iraqi security forces engage in gruelling urban combat inside djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the paramilitaries have been advancing against Islamic State through thinly populated terrain to the southwest.

Last week, the paramilitary groups, known collectively as Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), or Hashid Shaabi, launched an offensive to retake the Qairawan district, around 95 km west of Mosul.

The Sahl Sinjar airbase is around 65 km east of the Syrian border.

"After rehabilitation, the air base will be an important base for Hashid troops and Iraqi helicopters to transport fighters and arms," said Karim al-Nuri of the powerful Badr Organisation.

"The air base will help chasing the snuffies in the open desert with Syria."

The head of the PMF, Falih al-Fayyadh, met with Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
One of the last of the old-fashioned hereditary iron-fisted fascist dictators...
in Damascus on Thursday and discussed "close and direct" military cooperation against Islamic State along their shared border, Syrian state media said.

Unlike regular Iraqi security forces, the PMF does not receive support from the U.S.-led coalition, which is wary of Iran's influence over the most powerful factions within the body.

Paramilitary troops cut off IS main supply route in west of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The paramilitary troops have cut off the main supply route of the Islamic State in west of Mosul, according to the media service.

In statements, Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said troops “were able to cut off the street linking between Tal Qasab and Qairawan,” which is considered “the IS main supply route in north of Qairawan.”

Moreover, “the 40th brigade’s missiles shelled IS strongholds in al-Qahira, in south of Qairawan.”

Roads in villages of Tal al-Dala’ and Thara al-Karrah, located south of Qairawan, were combed after being liberated on Tuesday, the media service added. Huge losses were inflicted on the enemy near villages in north of Qairawan.

The troops also “received dozens of families fleeing IS from villages north of Qairawan,” according to the statement
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian gunned down by settler in West Bank clashes
[Al Jazeera] A Paleostinian was killed by an Israeli settler during a clash near the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank during protests in support of hunger-striking prisoners.

The clash near Hawara military checkpoint in the northern West Bank erupted on Thursday when an Israeli settler in a car attempted to pass through a crowd of Paleostinian protesters, with the settler and Israeli soldiers opening fire, Paleostinian security sources said.

The Paleostinian killed was identified by the health ministry as Muataz Bani Shemsay, 23, from a village near Nablus. He was shot in the head.

A photographer with The News Agency that Dare Not be Named news agency was also maimed by gunfire but was in stable, pH balanced condition, medics said.
The Times of Israel adds:
A spokesperson for the Samaria Regional Council said in a statement that it was the third day in a row of riots along the highway near Hawara.

According to a military spokesperson, “hundreds of Palestinians threw rocks at passing vehicles” during the violent demonstration.

A military jeep pulled up seconds after the man’s car came under attack, and the soldiers inside it quickly dispersed the crowd with tear gas and other riot dispersal means.
Update at 12:20 p.m. EDT. Ynet adds:
The Palestinian ambulance driver who blocked a settler vehicle from escaping a rioting crowd has been arrested by security forces. The driver was filmed exiting the ambulance and assaulting the settler's vehicle. The ambulance itself has been impounded.
And from The Times of Israel:
Between Thursday night and Friday morning, security forces also picked up one of the suspected rioters and impounded a bus that is believed to have been used to shuttle people to the violent protest in Hawara, outside Nablus, the army said.

Some of the Palestinians who participated in the riot had been brought to the area on organized buses, like the one that was seized early Friday morning, the army said.
Go to the link to see a short video of traffic moving slowly but steadily until one car is cut out, then blocked by the ambulance. The driver walks away as the first few Palestinian lads start throwing stones.
Update from An Nahar at 12:50 p.m. EDT names the ambulance driver:
Yussef Derieh, an ambulance driver from the village of Aqraba, near the main northern West Bank city of Nablus,
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#1  It's time for the local grocery store to start making deliveries via drones.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/19/2017 11:26 Comments || Top||

#2  pH balanced condition

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Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/19/2017 13:46 Comments || Top||

#3  ?????

A bit of Fred's auto-translate silliness, g(r)omgoru. A pH of 7 is neutral --> neutralized.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/19/2017 16:45 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Indonesia: 2 More MIT Militants Slain
[BENARNEWS.ORG] Two men killed in a firefight with security forces in Sulawesi have been identified as members of the Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT) bully boy group, local officials said Tuesday.

The gunbattle took place a day earlier when soldiers on a routine patrol encounted gunnies in a mountainous area of Poso regency so remote that civilians can reach it only after a four-day walk from the nearest village, officials said.

Two were rubbed out while the other men escaped, said Arif Darmawan, head of the Central Sulawesi Police Mobile Brigade Unit. One soldier was maimed, he said.

Central Sulawesi police chief Rudy Sufahriadi on Tuesday identified the two dead men as MIT members Barok, 38, and Askar, 30, of Bima, West Nusa Tenggara.

They were identified by MIT members who were captured in recent months, police said, and their bodies were taken to Bhayangkara Hospital in Palu, where DNA samples would be taken in hopes of locating their relatives.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who was in Palu on Tuesday to open a congress of the Indonesian Islamic Students Movement, instructed security forces to find the members of the banned outfit still on the lam.

Hundreds of security personnel have been on the ground in Poso regency since January 2015 in two joint army-police operations code-named Camar Maleo and Tinombala.

"(The president) expressed appreciation for the personnel of Tinombala Task Force and communicated that we should focus on finding the remaining (suspects)," Rudy told news hounds in the lovely provincial capital.

More than a dozen MIT members, including its leader, Santoso, were killed as a result of the operations in 2016, officials said. Santoso swore allegiance to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terror group in an audio recording released by the MIT in July 2014.

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#1  MIT militants, eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/19/2017 10:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Yep, g(r)om, from the Peoples Republic of Cambridge.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/19/2017 12:06 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
U.S.-Led Coalition Strikes Pro-Regime Convoy in Syria
[AnNahar] U.S.-led coalition aircraft Thursday struck a pro-regime convoy apparently transporting Shia bandidos gunnies in Syria as it headed toward a remote coalition garrison near the Jordanian border, U.S. defense officials said.

While officials stressed the defensive strike did not signal deepening U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war, it nonetheless raises questions about the ongoing feasibility for the coalition to maintain its singular focus on 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 a statement, the coalition said the strike had occurred "well inside" an established de-confliction zone northwest of the At-Tanf garrison, where British and U.S. commandos have been training and advising local forces fighting IS.

"A convoy going down the road didn't respond to numerous ways for it to be warned off from getting too close to coalition forces in At-Tanf," a U.S. defense official told AFP on condition of anonymity. "Then there was finally a strike against the lead portion of that movement."

A second defense official told AFP the forces in the convoy appeared to have been Shia militia.

Attempts to stop the convoy included a call to the Russians -- who are working with the Syrian regime -- then a "show of force" in the skies above the vehicles, followed by warning shots.

The first official said the convoy was "significant" in size, but only the lead vehicles were hit.

Coalition officials said Russian forces had apparently unsuccessfully tried to dissuade the pro-regime movement south.

Describing the hours-long event as an "escalation-of-force situation," the official said it did not signal a strategic shift for the coalition, which remains focused on fighting IS group.

Yehya al-Aridi, a front man for the Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee in Geneva, praised the strike.

"We welcome robust action against the foreign forces who have turned Syria into a killing field," he said. "Iran and its militias have kept (President Bashar-al) Assad in power. They cannot be allowed to wage war on our soil with impunity."

America has been militarily involved in Syria since 2014 but has for the most part avoided engaging directly in the country's civil war.

The biggest exception to this was a U.S. cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase last month in response to a suspected chemical attack by the regime.

At-Tanf has been the target of repeated attacks in recent months.

Last month, U.S.-led allied forces and Syrian rebels thwarted a significant IS attack on the base.

And in June last year, Russian warplanes bombed the outpost, reportedly just one day after British special forces had pulled out.
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#1  The moral of the story: don't bring trucks, tanks, and a bull-dozer to a jet fight.
Posted by: Lampedusa Glose1765 || 05/19/2017 13:23 Comments || Top||


Missiles, Rockets, and Airstrikes on As-Suwayda, Daraa and Deir Ezzor
Missiles fall on As-Suwayda, regime forces attack Daraa

As-Suwayda (SyriaNews.media) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, on Thursday, that militant factions attacked headquarters of the Islamic State group in the eastern countryside of As-Suwayda, while revealed that Syrian regime forces attacked the northwestern countryside of Daraa.

The observatory stated that the factions fighting alongside the Syrian government forces shelled gatherings and headquarters of the Islamic State group in al-Rasefi area, in the eastern countryside of As-Suwayda, but no casualties had been reported.

Meanwhile in Daraa Province, Syrian regime forces attacked several areas in al-Yadudah Village, in the northwestern countryside of the province, but also without causing any casualties.

Rocket shelling on Daraa leaves 6 casualties

Daraa (SyriaNews.media) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported, on Wednesday, that the clashes between regime forces and Islamic State militants continued in al-Mansheya neighborhood, in the city of Daraa, while pointed out that government forces shelled several areas in Daraa, using at least seven rockets.

The observatory said that clashes between Syrian government forces and the Islamic State militants in the city of Daraa left several casualties among the ranks of the two sides.

Meanwhile, regime forces launched at least seven ground-to-ground missiles on areas in the city of Daraa, injuring six persons, including a female child, while also shelled other areas in Basr al-Harir town, in the eastern countryside of Daraa, but no casualties were reported.

IS executes 9 persons in Deir Ezzor and Daraa, coalition airstrikes kill 24 militants

Deir Ezzor (SyriaNews.media) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported, on Wednesday, that the self-proclaimed Islamic State group executed 9 persons in Al-Bukamal city and the countryside of Daraa, while coalition air strikes killed 24 fighters of the Islamic State in Deir Ezzor.

The observatory said that the Islamic State militants executed 8 persons in al-Bukamal city, on the Syrian-Iraqi borders, on charges of spying for the international coalition and security forces, while sources informed that the execution took place near al-Rahman Mosque and al-Hajana headquarters.

Meanwhile, at least 20 members of the Islamic State were killed by coalition air strikes of the vicinity of al-Rahman and al-Iman mosque, in al-Bukamal.

Furthermore, four members of the Islamic State were killed by coalition air strikes in Qors town, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, while clashes between the terrorist group and fighters of the Syrian Democratic forces resulted in the killing of 5 SDF fighters and 9 IS members, in the countryside of Raqqa.

In a related news, another execution took place in the northwestern countryside of Daraa, where the Islamic State executed a youth, by firing squad, for killing another.
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Syrian regime forces launch over 30 rockets on eastern Ghouta, airstrikes on Houla
Damascus (SyriaNews.media) Syrian Air Force warplanes bombarded areas in the northern and eastern country sides of Homs, while Syrian regime forces fired more than 30 rockets on areas, in eastern Ghouta of Damascus.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that Syrian Air Force warplanes bombarded areas in Taldou District, in Houla area, in the northern countryside of Homs, while carried another air strikes on al-Sokhna city and al-Shumareya Mountains in the eastern countryside of Homs.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce...
in Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights revealed that festivities escalated between Syrian government forces 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....
bandidos turbans in al-Muhamadeya and Bayt Nayem towns, in eastern Ghouta, leaving casualties among the ranks of the both sides.

Furthermore, more than 18 ground-to-ground rockets, launched by Syrian regime forces, fell on al-Muhamadeya and Bayt Nayem towns, while over 12 different missiles were launched on the same areas, causing material damage, but no casualties were reported.
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Airstrikes and sniper fire kill 6 persons in Aleppo
Aleppo (SyriaNews.media) Six persons, including four children, had been killed in Aleppo Province, on Wednesday, due to air strikes, raids and sniper fire, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The observatory stated that an air strike on 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....
-held Maskana town, in the eastern countryside of the city of Aleppo, killed a youth, while air raids on Sem al-Hamam Village, in eastern Aleppo, resulted in the killing of four children.

Furthermore, another youth was killed by a sniper fire in eastern Aleppo, near the borders with the city of Raqqa, the observatory added.
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Islamic State continues its violent attack on Salamiyah
Hama (SyriaNews.media) Violent festivities continued between Syrian government forces 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 in the northern countryside of al-Salamiyah, due to the ongoing attacks of the terrorist group on the headquarters of the regime forces in al- Mabujah and Aqarib villages, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Thursday.

The observatory revealed that the Islamic State group launched a violent attack on the villages of al-Mabujah and Aqarib, located 15 km away from al-Salamiyah city, while Syrian government forces are trying to retake the locations they lost near the two villages.

The festivities also coincided with a shelling by regime forces on the headquarters of the Islamic State in the area, allowing security forces to captures some of the headquarters and forcing the gunnies to flee.

Meanwhile,
...back at the hanging, Butch continued with his last words, trying not to repeat himself too often......
three blasts hit the city of Salamiyah, in addition to several air strikes conducted by army warplanes, resulting in the killing of 9 security members and 15 members of the Islamic State, as well as wounding 20 others.

Noteworthy, al-Mabujah village suffered a similar attack in April 2015, where the Islamic State group executed 46 Sunni, Alawi, and Ismaili civilians, including 10 children.
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52 killed in Islamic State attacks on Syrian villages
[Chicago Tribune] 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 attacked several government-held villages in central Syria on Thursday, capturing at least one of them in violence that left 52 people dead including more than two dozen women and kiddies, some of whom had their heads chopped off, as well as Syrian troops, state media, medical officials and an opposition monitoring group said.

The attack in the central Hama province targeted villages where most residents belong to the Ismaili branch of Shiite Islam, raising fears the Death Eaters might massacre them, as they have in other minority communities in Syria and Iraq.

The villages are located near the town of Salamiyeh and the highway that links the capital, Damascus, to the northern city of Aleppo, but state media said traffic was not affected.

The attacks come as government forces are on the offensive against the Death Eaters in other parts of Syria, mostly in the northern province of Aleppo and the central Homs region and to the east. U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led forces are meanwhile marching toward the holy warriors' de-facto capital of Raqqa, in northern Syria.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraq Edition

Islamic State execute young man in Kirkuk who spied for security forces

Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants executed a young man in Kirkuk for collaborating with Iraqi security forces, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday.

DPA quoted the source saying that the group executed the young man by a firing squad at Hawija, an IS stronghold the group has held since 2014.

Islamic State execute 4 in Anbar who allegedly spied for security forces

Rawa (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State members have executed for civilians in western Anbar over accusations of collaboration with security forces, a security source was quoted saying.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that a shooting squad killed the four in the center of the city of Rawa in the attendance of watching residents.

Since it emerged in 2014 to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate, the Islamic State executed hundreds of civilians and security agents for multiple reasons, including failure to commit to its extremist religious rules, attempting to flee areas under its control or collaboration with security forces.
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