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Manchester 'explosions': Police warn people to stay away from arena after loud bangs heard at Ariana Grande concert
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Afghanistan
ANA artillery units pound Taliban hideouts in Ghazni, leaving scores dead
[Khaama] The Afghan National Army (ANA) artillery units pounded the hideouts of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Lions of Islam in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, leaving scores of bully boyz dead.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the ANA artillery units pounded the hideouts of the Taliban Lions of Islam in Waghez district of Ghazni.

MoD further added that 48 Lions of Islam were killed in the artillery strikes and at least 28 others were maimed.

In the meantime, MoD said at least 5 Lions of Islam were killed and 6 others were maimed in a similar operation in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

According to MoD, the hideouts of the Taliban Lions of Islam were pounded by the artillery units of the Afghan army in Gortapa area of Kunduz.

Both the northern Kunduz and southeastern Ghazni provinces are among the volatile provinces where the Taliban Lions of Islam and bully boyz belonging to the other Lion of Islam groups are actively operating.

The Taliban Lions of Islam frequently carry out attacks in Kunduz city and the group managed to take control of the strategic Kunduz city for at least two times.

The Taliban Lions of Islam often carry out insurgency activities including roadside kaboomings, murders, coordinated attacks, and other types of insurgency activities in Ghazni province which links Kabul through Maidan Wardak province to the southern provinces of the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  At least 28 maimed? Need more range time.
Posted by: gorb || 05/22/2017 4:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Apparently artillery is much more effective than airstrike missions.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/22/2017 16:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Not to mention orders of magnitude cheaper
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/22/2017 16:06 Comments || Top||


Taliban suffer heavy casualties in Uruzgan airstrikes
[Khaama] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
holy warriors suffered heavy casualties in a series of Arclight airstrikes conducted in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 53 holy warriors were killed after they were targeted in the vicinity of Tarinkot, the lovely provincial capital of Uruzgan province.

According to MoD, the Arclight airstrikes were carried out in Shah Mansoori area, in the outskirts of Tarinkot city.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as at least twenty five holy warriors were killed and a vehicle packed with explosives was destroyed in a similar Arclight airstrike conducted in Tarinkot city earlier last month.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban holy warriors and hard boyz belonging to the other krazed killer groups are actively operating in its various districts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


20 policemen killed during clashes with Taliban in South of Afghanistan
[Khaama] At least twenty coppers bit the dust during festivities with the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
snuffies in southern Zabul province of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor Bismillah Afghanmal said Sunday that the coppers suffered the casualties during the festivities late on Saturday night.

Afghanmal further added that the festivities between the coppers and the Taliban snuffies erupted after scores of bully boyz launched coordinated attacks on security posts in Shahjoi district.

He said several Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel are also among those killed during the festivities.

According to the provincial governor, the Taliban snuffies were busy plotting attacks to take control of Qalat city and finally launched attacks on security posts on Saturday night.

In the meantime, another local official said the Taliban snuffies have managed to take control of Bolan Rubab area in Shahjoi.

The official further added that additional forces have been deployed to the area from the picturesque provincial capital of Qalat city to push back the Taliban holy warriors.

Zabul is among the volatile provinces in south of Afghanistan where the Taliban snuffies are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Karzai hosts Hekmatyar in his residence to discuss peace and other issues
[Khaama] The former Afghanistan's Caped President Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
...A product, probably the sole product, of the Southern Alliance...
on Saturday met with the leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
... who used to be known in intelligence circles as The Most Evil Man in the World but who now seems merely run-of-the-mill evil...
in his residence.

The Office of the former President in a statement said the HIA leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and several other government officials and political figures participated in a gathering in the residence of the former President Hamid Karzai on Saturday.

The statement further added that the party participants discussed regarding the ongoing situation of the country, peace efforts and its importance for the country.

Hekmatyar arrived in Kabul earlier this month from Jalalabad city, the scenic provincial capital of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province, almost a week after he appeared before the media and people in 20 years.

The Afghan officials are optimistic that the conclusion of peace deal between the Afghan government and Hezb-e-Islami is a major step towards reconciliation and stability of the country.

During a meeting with the tribal elders and influential figures of southern Kandahar province last week, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
said the peace agreement with Hezb-e-Islami is based on four main principles, including goodwill, determination, judgment, and legality.

President Ghani further added that the conclusion of peace agreement with Hezb-e-Islami has encouraged some others to participate in peace talks as well but did not elaborate further in this regard.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-i-Islami-Hekmatyar

#1  Just two hash-addicted old friends Talibunnies having a chat
Posted by: Frank G || 05/22/2017 8:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Missed opportunity for an airstrike.
Posted by: chris || 05/22/2017 9:05 Comments || Top||

#3  What, no wedding next door?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/22/2017 12:38 Comments || Top||


Foreign woman shot dead by gunmen in Kabul city, another missing
[Khaama] A foreign woman was rubbed out by unknown gunnies in Kabul city late on Saturday night, it has been reported.

Security sources have confirmed the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Dar-ul-Aman area of the city.

The sources further added that preliminary reports indicate the woman was from Germany and was killed along with her security guard.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) front man Najib Danish confirmed the incident took place around 11:30 pm local time in the vicinity of the 7th police district of the city in Dar-ul-Aman area.

He said another foreign woman belonging to Finland is missing following the attack and an investigation is underway in this regard.

According to Danish, the foreign women were serving with an international non-profit organization in Kabul city.
That was their first mistake.
No individual or group including the anti-government armed myrmidon groups has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under:


7 ISIS militants killed, 12 wounded in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama] At least seven turbans affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, were killed during the operations in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment said the turbans were killed or maimed during the past 24 hours in Chaparhar district.

The operations were conducted in the vicinity of Latakpur and Kandi Bagh areas of Chaparhar district, the police commandment said, adding that the operations were conducted with the support of the air power.

The Afghan cops also confiscated a RPG rocket launcher along with a vehicle belonging to the ISIS terrorist group, the police commandment added.

The security officials are saying that the Silab-5 operations launched to eliminate ISIS holy warriors are successfully being conducted in the restive districts of Nangarhar.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in eastern Afghanistan but the anti-government armed holy warrior groups have recently increased their insurgency activities in some parts of the province during the recent years.

The Afghan cops have stepped up operations to eliminate the loyalists of the terrorist group as they attempt to expand their operations in this province and other parts of the country.

The US forces based in Afghanistan also conduct regular Arclight airstrikes to target the ISIS loyalists and support the Afghan forces in their fight against the terrorist groups.

The US forces based in Afghanistan said Friday "In the last nine months alone, Afghan and US counter-terrorism forces have killed the ISIS-K Emir Hafiz Sayed Khan and his replacement Abdul Hasib. They have also killed over a dozen of their top leadership. Since March, they have killed more than 750 ISIS-K fighters, recovering territory so that displaced Afghans have been able to return to their homes."
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
48 referred to military court for involvement in Egypt's Palm Sunday deadly bombings
[AlAhram] Egypt's general prosecution referred on Sunday 48 defendants to military court on charges of involvement in three recent deadly church bombings in Egypt, according to a statement by Prosecutor-General Nabil Sadek.

The accused are also charged with being members of terrorist cells, affiliation with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, and manufacturing weapons and explosives, among other charges, the statement reads.

The defendants are accused of being involved in the December 2016 suicide kaboom on St Peter's Church in Cairo that killed 29 worshippers, as well as the two Palm Sunday suicide kabooms in April 2017 that killed 46 people at two Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria.

The Palm Sunday bombings, which were claimed by the Islamic State turban group, were the deadliest attacks on Copts in the country's recent history.

One day following April attacks, the interior ministry said that police had killed seven members of a terrorist cell connected to the bombings in a shootout in Upper Egypt's Assiut governorate.

A three-month state of emergency was declared by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on the day of the church attacks.
Ynet adds:
In a statement on Sunday Public Prosecutor Nabil Sadek said some of the suspects held leadership positions in Islamic State cells that carried out attacks on churches in Cairo, Alexandria, and Tanta in December and April that killed more than 70 people.
The Times of Israel points out:
Of the 48 suspects, 31 are in custody and 17 still at large, it says.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Yemeni air defense forces target Saudi F-15 fighter jet
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Saturday morning, Yemeni Air Defense officials announced their forces had shot down a Saudi F-15 fighter jet over Saadeh province in northern Yemen.

Today al-Sahat TV, a satellite channel broadcasting from Beirut, published a video supposedly showing the moment when the warplane was hit by a surface-to-air missile
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
5 suspected militants surrender to RAB
I had fun with this yesterday, but I'm very glad the idiots came out alive. Here's hoping they didn't do something irremediably stupid, either by intent or accidentally.
[DhakaTribune] Five suspected bad boys, who were hiding inside a den in Narsingdi’s Gabtoli area, have surrendered to the law enforcers.

They came out of the under-construction two-storey building Sunday morning.

Confirming the matter, RAB spokesperson Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan said: "Details regarding the matter cannot be disclosed now. We are looking into the matter."

Earlier, he said they were able to establish contacts with the suspected forces of Evil hiding in the den and have convinced them to surrender."

Besides, three families entered the building to convince their children to surrender around 9:20am.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)

#1  "Please don't kill us!"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/22/2017 8:43 Comments || Top||

#2  We don't even have a shuttergun!
Posted by: Spot || 05/22/2017 11:46 Comments || Top||

#3  No rounds of bullet, either.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/22/2017 13:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Apparently the 'Crossfire Scenario' didn't play out or something.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/22/2017 16:58 Comments || Top||

#5  They came out of the under-construction two-storey building Sunday morning.

"We were hanging sheetrock, we swear!"
Posted by: Raj || 05/22/2017 18:04 Comments || Top||


Britain
Manchester 'explosions': Police warn people to stay away from arena after loud bangs heard at Ariana Grande concert
[Independent] Nineteen people have been killed and at least 50 people have been injured following an kaboom at Manchester Arena which is being treated as a terrorist incident.

Footage shows thousands of panicked young people fleeing the arena in panic after an kaboom went off at around 10.40pm.

Eyewitnesses said the kaboom sounds were heard outside the auditorium after the artist had finished her show and left the stage, with people claiming on social media they believed the bangs were a bomb.

One fan leaving the concert described how the loud bangs resonated as fans were leaving the venue, which has a capacity of 21,000. It is not known how many people were attending the concert, but the majority of the American pop star's fans are young people in their teens and twenties.

One eyewitness named Andy who had been at the concert with his wife and daughters told the BBC he had seen many people lying on the ground injured as he desperately searched for his family.

"Whoever's done it has done it on a kids' concert," he said, adding that the whole building had shook from the force of the kaboom.

Another eyewitness said he was thrown "30 feet in the air" by the force of the kaboom.

Emergency services are said to be in attendance at the venue close to Manchester Victoria station with police helicopters reported to be circling overhead.

Police have warned people to stay away from the arena while investigations take place and put out a a statement confimring the number of fatalities shortly after 1am.

Police confirmed a bomb disposal squad carried out a controlled kaboom of a suspect device around 1am.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/22/2017 18:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1026 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Deaths confirmed after Manchester Arena blast
Posted by: ryuge || 05/22/2017 19:29 Comments || Top||


#3  "Nothing to see here. Go about your business. We've already determined it was a...water heater. Yeah...that's the ticket"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/22/2017 20:07 Comments || Top||

#4  "Using rusted nails is the new way to power Water Heaters here in the UK. Honest."
Posted by: Charles || 05/22/2017 20:32 Comments || Top||

#5  "Oops! Looks like we've found a second 'Water Heater'. Please stay away while our Bomb disposal experts Plumbers dispose of it"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/22/2017 20:40 Comments || Top||

#6  "Remember to recycle"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/22/2017 20:41 Comments || Top||

#7  Plumbers in England must have heard that she hates donuts.
Posted by: gorb || 05/22/2017 21:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Targeting preteen and teenage girls. Brave Islamic Warrior.
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 05/22/2017 21:41 Comments || Top||

#9  NBC reporting law enforcement officials say at least 20 dead and hundreds have been injured.

But the hundreds injured claim is being challenged on Twitter, and the police reports continue to say 19 dead and at least 50 wounded -- though that may mean seriously enough wounded to be taken to hospital rather than slapped with a bandaid and sent home. Still, given the size of the crowd and the average age of the audience, and the supposition of a suicide bomber plus a second device, it's fairly miraculous it wasn't a very great deal worse. Thank you all for being on top of this.

I've set it as today's headline, late in the day though it is.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 22:56 Comments || Top||

#10 
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 05/22/2017 23:24 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
2 suspected Islamic State extremists killed in Turkey raid
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
says two people suspected of being members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group have been killed in an Ankara police operation.

Ankara's governor told the Anadolu news agency Sunday the suspects may have been planning an attack on Turkey's capital. Police recovered weapons and explosives in the raid. Governor Ercan Topaca said the two men, in their 20s, have not been identified yet.

The nighttime police operation was conducted after a man from Azerbaijan, thought to be an IS member, was detained in Istanbul. The unnamed suspect allegedly drove the two men to Ankara.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
Four more villages liberated in Qairawan, west of Mosul
As the Iran-controlled Shiite paramilitaries continue doing whatever it is that they do.
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) The paramilitary troops have liberated several villages in Qairawan region and blocked an 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....
supply route, west of Mosul.

In statements on Sunday, al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) media service the troops freed villages of al-Mesabas, al-Niliya, Sadet Zawbaa and Thara al-Owaiset in south of Qairawan. "Huge losses in lives and equipments were inflicted on the enemy."

"The troops cut off an IS supply route that extends between al-Hatmiya and Tal Qasab, north of Qairawan," according to the statement.

Many villages in Qairawan region, a main Islamic State bastion which links between Tal Afar town and the Syrian borders, have been freed since the troops launched an offensive on May 12 to free the region. Last week the troops announced liberated of Sahl Sinjar airbase, located south of Qairawan, in addition to cutting off a main supply route between the freed Tal Banat village and Qairawan
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Western Mosul Reconquest

Twenty Islamic State members killed sneaking into Mosul bridge

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Twenty Islamic State members were killed trying to reach an old bridge in Mosul, an officer was quoted saying Sunday as security operations near a total recapture of the group’s largest stronghold in Iraq.

Brig. Gen. Mohamed Jubouri, from the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, said the twenty militants killed included senior leaders of Arab nationalities as well as Western nationals. They were bound to a security deployment near the Old Bridge, said the officer.

Federal Police: plan in the works for the invasion of Mosul’s Old City

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Federal Police forces are working on a combat plan for the invasion of the Islamic State-held Old City as operations reach the final stage to retake the city.

Deputy Federal Police commander, Maj. Gen. Jaafar al-Battat, was quoted Sunday saying in statements the density of the civilian population in the area had obliged the delay of the invasion until districts overlooking it from the northwest are retaken.

Only four districts are left under Islamic State militants’ control in western Mosul : the Old City: Zanjili, al-Shifaa and al-Sihha, according to Battat, who added that the Old City has recently seen an increase in militants numbers as many sought refuge there after Iraqi forces had retaken areas to the northwest, most notably the 17 Tamuz and Iktisadiyeen districts.

Islamic State head of administrative affairs in Nineveh, Raqqa, killed in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militant in charge of the administrative affairs of Nineveh province in Iraq and the Syrian city of Raqqa has been declared to be killed in western Mosul.

In a statement on Sunday, the military intelligence department confirmed the death of IS leader called Mohamed Mejbal al-Jawari, who was recently appointed as head of the administrative affairs in Nineveh and Raqqa in an airstrike at al-Zanjili district, in western Mosul.

Iraqi forces have been sweeping through northwestern neighborhoods over the past few weeks in a way to invade the strategic Old City, after finding it hard to invade from the south.

CTS commander says troops liberated 47 out of 74 districts in western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi army’s elite Counter-Terrorism Service has declared liberating 47 out of 74 residential districts in western Mosul.

Speaking to the Kurdish-owned Rudaw network, Lt. Gen.Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, CTS commander, said “during our battles in western Mosul, hundreds of Islamic State militants were killed by CTS troops. Once the battle ends and Mosul is liberated, we will announce the total losses and number of IS militants killed.”

CTS, according to Saadi, “is ready to take part in all battles in Iraq and to receive commands from the commander-in-chief of the armed forces.”

On Saturday, CTS declared concluding its mission in western Mosul.

Official: Iraqi forces control 97% of western Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces are in control over 97 percent of territories at the western side of Mosul, a municipal official said Sunday as battles against the Islamic State near a total recapture of the city.

Hossam al-Abbar, a member of the Nineveh province council, was quoted by Russian Sputnik news agency saying that Iraqi forces had managed to liberate 97 percent of the western side of Mosul, besieging more than 450 militants in the region.

“Federal Police and Rapid Response forces are heading towards the liberation of al-Shifa, al-Zanjili and al-Sihha neighborhoods, once done with clearing this axis, they will all unite to attack the Old City from all directions,” he said in his statements.

Also on Sunday, Federal Police commander, Shaker Jawdat, said military forces were positioning at the southern outskirts of 17 Tamuz, the first neighborhood occupied by IS in 2014 which troops recaptured on Saturday, preparing to invade the Old City.

Iraqi Army captures over a dozen ISIS car bombs in west Mosul

[ALMASDARNEWS] ISIS appears to be running low on volunteer suicide bombers in Mosul after the Iraqi Federal Police captured a large car bomb factory in the newly liberated ’17th Tammuz’ district of northwestern Mosul.

Upon discovery of over a dozen ready-made fortified car bombs, these were hastily transferred to rearguard positions for immediate destruction to avoid any complications following a potential ISIS-counter attack:

Prior to Mosul’s encirclement late last year, ISIS withdrew all its armored vehicles and tanks to Syria; instead, Islamic State commanders have relied heavily on modified civilian cars to function as deadly mobile bombs.

Due to recent advances, the Islamic State controls just three neighborhoods anchored on the western part of the Tigris River.

Meanwhile the Counter Terrorism Units, 9th and 15th divisions have been relieved of their duties in Iraq’s second largest city, rendering the final counter-insurgency operations to the Iraqi Federal Police and Rapid Response Division to deal with.
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Soldier killed, another wounded in bomb blast in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A soldier was killed, another was injured in an IED blast that targeted an army patrol in Baghdad, according to security source.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Sunday, the source said, "a bomb, placed on the side of the road in al-Halabsa region, in Tarmiyah district, went kaboom!."

"A soldier was killed, while another lieutenant general officer was maimed."
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Coalition jets destroy IS convoy coming from Syria to Iraq, kill dozens
Git 'em, guys!
ِAnbar (IraqiNews.com) Fighter jets from the U.S.-led coalition fighting 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....
have killed dozens of the group’s members and destroyed their combat vehicles in a raid in western Anbar, a military source was quoted saying.

The convoy was arriving from Syria to Iraq’s Anbar, the source was quoted saying by Alsumaria News.

Islamic State forces of Evil have held Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa since 2014. Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the allied U.S.-led coalition have also regularly pounded IS locations in the province. Local officials believe Islamic State is holding thousands of civilians at its western strongholds to use them as human shields against any future security offensive.

The Iraqi government and army commanders say they will aim at IS havens in Anbar once they are finished with eliminating the group from djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, its biggest bastion in Iraq. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had said that as the battle in Mosul approached its end, securing the Iraqi borders with Syria at Anbar became a top priority.

Islamic State has escalated its attacks against army and paramilitary forces in the province over the past few months, leaving several personnel dead. It has also executed dozens of civilians over charges of collaboration with security forces or attempting to flee the group’s domains.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Muthanna security foil Islamic State attack with bomb vehicles
According to the nifty little google map at the link, it looks like Muthanna province is in the southeast corner of Iraq near Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
Samawah (IraqiNews.com) Security services in the southern Iraqi province of Muthanna said Sunday they had foiled an attack 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....
using booby-trapped vehicles.

The announcement comes two days after authorities there raised the security alert to a highest degree as intelligence information told that five booby-trapped vehicles were heading to the province’s city of Samawah.

Muthanna governor Faleh al-Ziyadi told Sky Press that security forces apprehended the five vehicles at the city’s southern entrance.

The governor said that two other vehicles in the same convoy had headed to Basra province, carrying out the suicide kaboom which left civilian casualties on late Friday. The vehicles went kaboom! at al-Remeila military checkpoint, located on a highway near oilfields in Basra. Eleven persons were killed, while 32 others were maimed.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF raids West Bank ‘freedom camp’ built by Diaspora Jewish activists
Some are born tools, some have toolhood thrust upon them, and some go looking for it and seize it with both hands. I hope Israel blackballs this lot from ever entering the country again, and tracks down all their no doubt interesting connections so they can be sent home from Ben Gurion airport upon arrival.
[IsraelTimes] Army, accused of assaulting demonstrators, says they erected illegal structures meant for Paleostinian village in a closed military zone.

Israel Defense Forces soldiers raided a protest encampment in the South Hebron Hills late Saturday night, sparring with a group of largely American Jewish activists who had erected it a day earlier.

According to the activists, some 25 soldiers arrived at the "Sumud Freedom Camp," which they had set up with the goal of reestablishing the Paleostinian village of Sarura, near the Israeli outpost Havat Ma’on. Israeli officials said they had erected "illegal structures" in the area without a permit.
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#1  Rachel Corrie Pancake Breakfast Club

*Vroom Vroom*
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*Clank Clank*
Posted by: Frank G || 05/22/2017 7:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Next time just use a fuel-air explosive
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/22/2017 9:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Jeez Darth, if you discover squatters in your house, do you throw in a grenade?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/22/2017 10:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Nope. Just seal the entrances and burn it down. Most likely it is a biohazard with all their contamination anyway. Just look at what they did when protesting the pipeline.

Burn it down with the infestion inside and start over.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/22/2017 11:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Jeez Darth, you'd use superlaser on Tatooine, and lose no sleep over it, wouldn't you?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/22/2017 16:24 Comments || Top||

#6  I'd sleep the sleep of an innocent child.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/22/2017 16:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Oh yeah, you would, while I'm out there trying to figure how to clear the established trade route of debris like so many tarantulas on the highway. I have to figure how to replace the fuel spent on the superlaser shot now that the transport guild is on strike after filing a complaint concerning the loss of business with the destruction of Tatooine. Intelligence is pissed because a number of deep moles within the smuggler community were killed so rebel plots have gone dark. Surviving smugglers are committing sabotage and worse, joining the rebel scum.

Oh to top it off, get this. You know those stupid little glass orbs the Emperor loves so much....well guess where Xenemific Glass Intergalactic, Inc. got their sand. Everyone sitting around, drinking Zam Zam juice, talking about big boom booms, guess what I'll be doing. Crap. I wasn't even supposed to be here today.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/22/2017 17:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Ah, Tatooine is an agricultural planet (and Anakin's birthplace).
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/22/2017 17:32 Comments || Top||

#9  It is only agricultural while the moisture evaporators work. Sand, sand and more sand is Tatooine.

By the force I fucking hate sand!
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/22/2017 17:48 Comments || Top||

#10  Oh boy, did you know there is a Gungans for the Ethical Treatment of Aliens? GETA? Guess what was on their watch list...freakin' sarlaccs. Really. So in about 30 parsecs a mob of Gungans with pink frilly looking things are going to be in hanger 43-C laying on the ground belching as a protest.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/22/2017 18:12 Comments || Top||

#11  Oh, and the Geonosian who claims he is a Jedi Master isn't really a Jedi Master, he is the face of the Galactic Association of Alienated Species - GAAS - yeah guess who were members. The Sand People.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/22/2017 18:28 Comments || Top||

#12  Bless you all for being amazing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2017 23:10 Comments || Top||


Israeli security forces arrest 10 wanted suspects in West Bank overnight
[Ynet] Israeli security forces tossed in the clink
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
10 wanted suspects in the West Bank overnight Saturday.

They are suspected of beng involved in terror activity and violent rioting.

In addition, the IDF and Shin Bet also arrested several senior members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine (PFLP) in Ramallah overnight.
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Hamas sentences 3 to death over killing of military commander
[IsraelTimes] A court in the Gazoo Strip on Sunday sentenced three men to death over the liquidation of a Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", military commander that the terror group accused Israel of criminal masterminding.

After a trial that lasted four days, two of the accused were sentenced to be hanged and one to be shot, the military court announced.

The liquidation of Mazen Faqha in the middle of the Hamas-run Gazoo Strip in March shocked the Islamist terror organization. Hamas immediately blamed Israel.

Israel has not confirmed or denied the accusations.

In Sunday’s court ruling, the chief suspect, Ashraf Abu Leila, 38, was sentenced to hang after being convicted of murder.

The others were identified only as Hisham al-Aloul, 44, who was also sentenced to hang, and Abdallah al-Nashar, who was to face the firing squad. They were convicted of collaborating with Israel.

Faqha had been in charge of forming cells for Hamas’s military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades in the West Bank.
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#1  "Abdallah - we're letting you off easy"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/22/2017 8:44 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Two Abus, 11 NPAs surrender in Mindanao
[SunStar] Eleven New People’s Army militants and two Abu Sayyaf rebels have separately surrendered as Philippine troops continue their offensive in Mindanao.

Joint Task Force Central commander Arnel Delavega said the NPA militants surrendered Sunday morning in the village of Midtungok, Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat province. He said that all of the NPA surrenderees belong to the Manobo tribe and they were identified as Ayob Mopac, Benjamin Kalay, Samuel Badak, Mel Pandi, Kang Mopac, Tiin Mooac, Usad Mopac, Long Oding, Sebio Masandag, Gabriel Mopac, and Nonoy Lapi.

Colonel Bismarch Soliba said in the province of Sultan Kudarat the NPA is losing members due to demoralization in the ranks. He said, "The lumads are disgruntled over the unfulfilled promises of the NPA leaders. The members are dying in the encounters but the supamil (family support) for their followers was not provided."

The two Abu Sayyaf rebels surrendered on Saturday morning at Sitio Camalig in the village of Bohe Pahu, Ungkaya Pukan, Basilan province. They were identified as Wowee Hassan and Samer Batin, alias Iroh. Both are followers of Abu Sayyaf sub-leader Nurhasan Jamiri.

Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez said, "The two Abu Sayyaf revealed that they fear for their lives as more of their fellow ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group) members surrendered and gave information of the others. They said that they opted to surrender now believing that the government forces will eventually get them."
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian government forces shell Homs, clashes near Palmyra
Homs (IraqiNews) Syrian Air Force, on Sunday, carried out air strikes on towns, in eastern Homs, while festivities broke out between regime 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....
holy warriors, east of the city of Palmyra, Qasioun News Agency reported.

The agency stated that warplanes of the Syrian Air Forces bombarded the city of al-Sokhna and al-Taiba town, in eastern Homs, concurrently with an artillery shelling on the area.

Meanwhile,
...back at the argument, Livia grabbed for Jane's hair to make her point. Jane elbowed her in the face in rebuttal...
festivities broke out between government forces and the Islamic State hard boyz in the vicinity of silos, east of the city of Palmyra, while the IS hard boyz managed to foil the attempt of the regime forces to advance into the vicinity of al-Abtar Mountain and Kasr al-Halabat, west of Palmyra.

Furthermore, several civilians were maimed in an artillery shelling conducted by the government forces on al-Houla area, north of Homs.

Noteworthy, ongoing battles take place between the Islamic State hard boyz and Syrian government forces in the city of Palmyra, in an attempt by the latter to advance toward Deir Ezzor, east of Syria.
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Syrian opposition captures 3 regime soldiers near al-Bab, Aleppo
Aleppo (SyriaNews.media) The Syrian opposition, on Sunday, tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
three members of the Syrian regime forces in the city of al-Bab, east of Aleppo, Qasioun News Agency reported.

Muntasir Billah Brigade stated on its Facebook page that its heroes managed to arrest three members of the government forces, near Amiyah Village in the countryside of al-Bab City, east of Aleppo.

The soldiers were arrested for looting property of citizens in the village, the statement added.

Noteworthy, Amiyah Village is located near al-Bab in the opposition-held areas, east of Aleppo.
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Islamist rebel group joins Al-Qaeda franchise in Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Saturday, the renown Abu Omarah Regiment announced it would merge with Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), an al-Qaeda affiliated group known to be the largest turban faction in Syria.

The Abu Omarah Regiment ‐ a prominent faction in the Fatah Halab operations room ‐ rose to fame in the battle for Aleppo which nevertheless culminated in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) taking full control of the city in December, 2016.

With the remnants of the Islamist group evacuated to the western Aleppo countryside, a few hundred fighters were on the verge of disbanding but have now decided to join HTS instead of leaving the battlefield.

The Abu Omarah Regiment was accused by Amnesia Amnesty International of conducting war crimes on the Kurdish-held Sheikh Maqsoud district last year, including a chemical attack and indiscriminate shelling.

With more and more jihadist factions joining what was previously known as the al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front, HTS now boasts a fighting force of some 50,000 bully boys.
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Iraqi (Hezbollah) units open fire on hostile US jets operating inside Syrian desert
[ALMASDARNEWS] Footage emerged on Saturday of Iraqi pro-government fighters using anti-aircraft weaponry to shoot at US coalition jets near the Al-Tanf border crossing in eastern Homs.
How much higher were the jets than the weapons' reach? And yet we know that Allah could have made it so had he desired, demonstrating once again that Allah really does not approve of fighting against America and her allies, whether by Sunni or Shiite.
The amateur video was published by a fighter of the Badr Movement, an Iraqi contingent which operates alongside the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), 313 Forces (Syrian militia), Hezbollah (Lebanese paramilitary), Harakat al-Abdal (Iraqi paramilitary), Kata’ib al-Imam Ali (Iraqi paramilitary), Kata’ib Hezbollah (Iraqi paramilitary) along the Damascus-Baghdad highway.
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US Army convoy transports weapons, vehicles to Kurdish forces in rural Raqqa
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Saturday, a new batch of armaments and military vehicles traveled through Kurdish-held northern Syria en route to the Raqqa frontier where Kurdish forward units are just four kilometers from the Islamic State capital.

The convoy was spearheaded by US Humvees and traveled from Iraq through the city of Qamishli onwards to rural Raqqa where the equiptment was handed over to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a staunch US ally in the battle against ISIS.

Pictures of the US convoy passing through territory Kurds have dubbed ‘Rojava’
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ISIS to evacuate its positions in southern Damascus:
[ALMASDARNEWS] ISIS Death Eaters are preparing to leave the districts under their control in the southern suburbs of Damascus as per an evacuation deal with the Syrian government.

According to pro-rebel activists, news spread in al-Hajar al-Aswad and Yarmouk Refugee camp that within a week, ISIS fighters are leaving the area for the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, where 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....
control large swathes of land.

The same activists reported that those Death Eaters have already began to sell their belongings for a cheaper price as locals willing to leave the area were asked to enroll their names
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Norwegian Army enters southern Syria to aid endangered rebels at border crossing
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Saturday, Iraqi military commander Shakir Abid said a unit of Norwegian special forces had been allowed to enter Syria through the Al-Waleed border crossing in western Anbar.

The Norwegian unit arrived at the Al-Tanf region on the Syrian side of the border, home to US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) that have become the target of an ongoing offensive by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) along the Damascus-Baghdad highway.

The Iraqi Army, Iraqi border guards and Iraqi Federal Police notably provided the Norwegian contingent safe passage to link up with US and British forces already deployed inside eastern Homs, despite vocal objections by the government in Damascus.
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#1 
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/22/2017 16:11 Comments || Top||

#2  The next article says
Russian forces arrive in southern Syria
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/22/2017 16:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Do they make them take their flag off of the uniform?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/22/2017 16:56 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 05/22/2017 23:33 Comments || Top||


Russian forces arrive in southern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] Russian paratroopers and special forces arrived in the Al-Sweida Governorate of southern Syria this week, following the U.S. attack on a pro-government convoy near the Iraqi border-crossing, a military source told Al-Masdar News last night.

The Russian military personnel will take the role of advising the Syrian government troops in southern Syria, while also helping to deter any potential response from the U.S. and Jordanian forces that have carved a niche in the Al-Sweida and Homs governorates.

According to some media activists in southern Syria, the Russian forces are planning to build a base along the Al-Sweida Governorate’s border with Jordan; however, this could not be confirmed by Al-Masdar News.

Rumors have also surfaced regarding the deployment of the 31st Brigade of the Russian special forces; they are allegedly meant to engage the enemy forces and help the government troops seize the Iraqi border-crossing.
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Hezbollah, Iraqi forces poised to help Syrian Army capture Baghdad-Damascus Highway
[ALMASDARNEWS] Over the course of ten days, hundreds of Hezbollah and Iraqi paramilitary fighters have poured into the southeastern countryside of Damascus, taking up positions alongside the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies.

The Iraqi paramilitaries, comprised of fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi), greatly outnumber the Hezbollah forces in southern Syria and for good reason.

Similar to Hezbollah’s field operations along the Lebanese border from 2013-present, the Iraqi paramilitaries are poised to not only secure the Baghdad-Damascus Highway, but also, seal the border from any jihadist forces.

Elements of the Popular Mobilization Units have been inside of Syria for 15 months, with the initial forces deployed to Damascus (Sayyida Zaynab area), Aleppo, and Deir Ezzor.

The Popular Mobilization Units will now have much more responsibility inside Syria, as the government in Damascus hopes their participation will help eliminate the last remnants of the Islamic State (ISIL) inside the country.
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Over 20 Islamist rebels killed as suicide bombers blast Ahrar Al-Sham base in rural Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Sunday morning, two jacket wallahs infiltrated an area controlled by Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
in eastern Idlib and detonated tons of explosives inside a military base at Tall al-Toukan.

The suicide bombers carried with them powerful homemade bombs concealed in bags and subsequently entered a camp where some 200 Ahrar al-Sham recruits were undergoing training. At least 20 fighters were killed in the kabooms and dozens more maimed.

As of yet, no faction has taken responsibility for the suicide kabooms. Nevertheless, rebel factions blamed the attack 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....
Hundreds of ISIS sleeper cells are still active inside Idlib province while the Mukhabarat (Syrian intelligence) also conducts operations behind enemy lines. Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
sporadic infighting has also resulted in countless liquidations and car kabooms.
Iraqi News adds:
The source said that two jacket wallahs, wearing boom belts, blew up themselves, this morning, in the headquarters of ’Lions of Islam Brigade’, which belongs to Ahrar al-Sham Movement, in the eastern countryside of Saraqib City.

The suicide kaboom resulted in the killing of at least four persons, including the movement’s resources official Mahrous al-Khatib, in addition to wounding many others.

The source also revealed that the deaths are expected to increase due to the severity of the casualties’ injuries that were transferred to Saraqib Hospital.

Ahrar al-Sham Movement is widely deployed in Idlib Province, northern countryside of Hama, northern and western countryside of Aleppo, countryside of Damascus and Daraa.
Update from Iraqi News as of 7:33 p.m. local time:
The corpse count of the suicide kaboom that hit the headquarters of Ahrar al-Sham, east of Idlib, today, rose to 16 dead and more than 40 maimed, Qasioun News Agency reported on Sunday.

Earlier today, a jacket wallah blew up himself in the headquarters of Ahrar al-Sham, east of Idlib, followed by a booby-trapped cycle of violence kaboom at the headquarters’ entrance.

Local source pointed out that the deaths are expected to increase due to the severity of the casualties’ injuries that were transferred to Saraqib and Bab al-Hawa Hospitals.
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