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Libyan group says it has freed Gaddafi son Seif al-Islam
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Afghanistan
MoD informs regarding ISIS casualties in Kunduz province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan has informed regarding the casualties in incurred to the bandidos 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 in northern Kunduz province.

MoD said at least ten bandidos turbans of the terror group were killed during the ground operations and Arclight airstrikes of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces.

The ministry further added that the operations were conducted in the vicinity of Imam Sahib district, a relatively volatile district in Kunduz province.

This is the first time reports have emerged regarding the casualties of the ISIS loyalists in northern Kunduz province.

The ISIS bandidos turbans are mostly active 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 from where they initially started their operations although signs suggesting the insurgency led by the terror group in other parts of the country have also been noted, including some northern provinces such as Jawzjan and Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Taliban vehicle hit mine planted by own fighters, leaving 11 dead, wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
vehicle hit an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the fighters of the own group 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, leaving at least eleven gunnies of the group dead or maimed.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army in the East said the incident took in the vicinity of Sherzad district.

The source further added that several Taliban snuffies were travelling in a pickup vehicle when it run over an IED already planted by the bad boys, leaving four of them dead and five others maimed.

In the meantime, the provincial government media office in a statement said at least three Taliban snuffies were killed during a clash with the security force in Khogyani district.

According to the officials, all the incidents took place within the past 24 hours.

Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [461 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I love happy endings
Posted by: Frank G || 06/11/2017 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  And the WINNER IS.....
Posted by: Enver Tojo1307 || 06/11/2017 8:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Smoking that opium makes one forgetful, I'm told.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/11/2017 10:53 Comments || Top||

#4  NO VIRGINS FOR YOU!!
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/11/2017 20:05 Comments || Top||


3 killed, 9 wounded as militants attack mosque in Paktia province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least three people were killed and nine others were maimed after a group of bully boyz attacked a mosque in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the incident took place late on Friday night in the vicinity of Gardez city, the thriving provincial capital of Paktia.

MoI further added that scores of people had gathered in a mosque in the 2nd police district of the city for the prayers when gunnies stormed the mosque and started shooting the prayer participants.

Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  The Religion of Peace doing missionary work. Ah, Peace., nothing like it. PBUH and all that.
Posted by: Enver Tojo1307 || 06/11/2017 8:25 Comments || Top||


Suicide attack foiled in Lashkargah city of Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops foiled a suicide kaboom plot by the anti-government armed bully boy groups in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said a jacket wallah was incarcerated
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
before he manage to carry out an attack in a busy part of Lashkargah city, the picturesque provincial capital of Helmand.

The statement further added that the suicide bomber was arrested during an operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives from the vicinity of the 3rd police district of the city.

The Afghan intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), released a video of the suicide bomber as he admitted that he had plans to carry out a suicide attack in a busy part of the city.

The suicide bomber who introduces himself as Hamidullah and claims that he was trained for a period of four months in a seminary in Chaman area of Pakistain after he was recruited by a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
commander'>Taliban Überstürmbannführer
.

He says he was sent back to Lashkargah city after his training concluded but was arrested by the NDS operatives.

Hamidullah urges the government to assist and release him as he admitted that he was brainwashed and that he is regretting to plan a suicide attack in Lashkargah city.

Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Suicide bomber arrested with car bomb in Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A jacket wallah has been tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
along with a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) in Kabul city.

The bomber was reportedly arrested in the vicinity of the 5th police district of the city soon after entering Kabul city from Maidan Wardak province.

According to the security sources, the suicide bomber was looking to carry out an attack using the vehicle packed with explosives but was arrested by the security forces.

This comes as a suicide bomber belonging to the Haqqani terrorist network was also arrested earlier by the security forces in central Maidan Wardak province before he manage to carry out an attack in Kabul city.

The provincial police commandment said a suicide bomber identified as Qari Ehsanullah was arrested from the vicinity of Jalrez district by the security forces before he manage to enter Kabul city for the attack.

Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Afghan soldier kills 2 US troops, injures 2 others in Nangarhar
[Iran Press TV] An Afghan army soldier has opened fire on US troops stationed in the east of the country, killing two and injuring two others from the American military personnel.

A front man for the provincial governor in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province said on Saturday that the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack, which was carried out in Achin district.

Attahullah Khogyani would not elaborate on further details about the insider attack and what could have caused the incident. He said the Afghan commando was killed in the return fire and the incident came during a joint operation against potential attacks by ISIS, a Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group based in Iraq and Syria that has gained a foothold in Nangarhar.

Afghanistan has seen attacks by military personnel on foreign forces some 15 years after the United States led a Western military campaign to oust the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
from power. In March, three US soldiers were killed in one such attack in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, the volatile province where the Taliban still holds a grip.

The attack in Nangarhar comes as anti-US sentiments still run deep among Afghan police and military forces as many blame Washington for the continued bloodshed in the country. They say the US presence in Afghanistan continues to claim lives from civilians and security forces while attacks by the Taliban and other murderous Moslem groups, such as ISIS, are also on the rise.

At least three Afghan coppers were killed on Saturday, when US warplanes opened fire on their gathering during an operation in Helmand. The US military command said in a statement that the Afghan coppers were killed in a so-called friendly fire. Both Afghan and US officials said they had launched investigations into the incident, which happened during a joint operation, this time against the Taliban.

Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [331 views] Top|| File under:

#1  3 now. Grrrrrrr
Posted by: Frank G || 06/11/2017 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Grrrrr

Very strongly yes, Frank G. As has been pointed out, Afghan soldiers attack each other considerably more often than they attack the Americans in their midst, even given that some of them are secretly the enemy acting with malice aforethought. The culture is stupidly violent and impulsive. That the killer died immediately is small comfort.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/11/2017 10:58 Comments || Top||


District in Kunduz declared free of Taliban
Jawed Salim, a Special Forces spokesman, said on Saturday Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province has been cleared of Taliban insurgents.

According to Salim, during a three day operation 80 insurgents were killed and 120 others were wounded.

Three Afghan soldiers were killed and four others were wounded during the clearance operation, Salim said.

During the operation Special Forces managed to push back insurgents who had held an army base under siege, Salim said.

Salim said that foreign forces also assisted government forces during the operation.
Posted by: badanov || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


2 Afghan border patrol soldiers die in coalition airstrike in Helmand
Two Afghan Border Police Soldiers were killed on Friday night in a foreign forces airstrike in Helmand province, local officials said Saturday.

Officials from Helmand said that the strike took place in Nad Ali district of Helmand province.

On the other hand sources from Helmand said the number of casualties are much higher than what the governor's office said.

Meanwhile U.S forces in Afghanistan released a statement and confirmed the death of Afghan border soldiers during overnight operations in Helmand.

“We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the ABP members affected by this unfortunate incident,” the statement said.

The statement further added that during an ANDSF and U.S partnered operation, strikes resulted in the deaths and injuries to members of the Afghan Border Police.

The U.S-Forces Afghanistan said that an investigation is being conducted to determine the specific circumstances that led to this incident.
Posted by: badanov || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [279 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Horn
Roadside bomb hits army convoy pulling out of Barire
[SHABELLENEWS] A roadside kaboom has destroyed a military convoy carrying Somali and foreign forces outside Barire, a small town located about 60Km south of Mogadishu on Saturday.

Witnesses said the land mine blast has destroyed one of the armored vehicles, and there was no immediate confirmation on the casualties.

The troops were reported to have been returning from an operation against Al shabaab in the town, where a US Navy SEAL was killed during an especial raid in 4th May.

Al shabaab is reportedly retook Bariire peacefully, after the allied forces pulled out of it.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Somali, AU forces begin fresh war on Al shabaab
[SHABELLENEWS] Somali government forces, backed by AU and US soldiers have launched Saturday an offensive against Al shabaab snuffies in Lower Shabelle region, south of Somalia.

The region’s officials confirmed to Radio Shabelle, the start of the fresh military operation, which them said is aimed to flush out Al shabaab from their remaining pockets.

The coalition forces began their offensive at Mubarak, Beled-amin and other nearby small towns, where they fought off Al shabaab fighters for several hours early on Saturday morning.

In April, Somali President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo declared war on Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
on and offered amnesty to fighters, if they surrendered within 60 days.

Last week, a suspected US warplane dropped leaflets on Jilib, an Al shabaab-held town in Middle Jubba region, urging fighters to defect, and take advantage of the President’s amnesty offer.

Despite being driven out of large swathes of territory, Al shabaab still controls key areas in south-central Somalia, and capable of carrying sporadic bomb ad gun attacks in the country.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Libyan group says it has freed Gaddafi son Seif al-Islam
[IsraelTimes] Wanted by ICC for ‘crimes against humanity,’ former dictator’s emissary released by rebel militia under contested amnesty law.

An gang in Libya said on Facebook Saturday it had freed Seif al-Islam, the son of dead dictator Muammar Qadaffy
...who single-handedly turned a moderately prosperous kingdom into a dictator's fantasyland and was then murdered by his indignant subjects 42 years later...
who had been in their custody since November 2011.

The Abu Bakr al-Sadiq Brigade, a militia of former rebels that controls the town of Zintan in western Libya, said Seif al-Islam was freed Friday evening, "the 14th day of the month of Ramadan", under an amnesty law promulgated by the parliament based in the east of the country.

Libya has rival administrations, with the authorities in the east not recognizing the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) based in the capital Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
"We have decided to liberate Seif al-Islam Muammar Qadaffy. He is now free and has left the city of Zintan," the statement on Facebook said.

Zintan is controlled by gangs opposed to the GNA.

The son of the former dictator is the subject of an arrest warrant for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the eight months of the uprising in 2011.

Libya’s authorities and the International Criminal Court (ICC) are in dispute over who has the right to judge him.
’Sword of Islam’

Seif al-Islam Qadaffy, 44, was sentenced to death in July 2015 by a court in Tripoli for his role in the murderous repression of the 2011 revolt.

His name means sword of Islam, and he is the second of Qadaffy’s eight children, the eldest son of his second wife Safiya.

The fluent English speaker often appeared in the West as the public face of his father’s regime.

He held no official post but had influence as a loyal emissary of the regime and architect of reform.

In July 2016, Seif al-Islam’s lawyers claimed that their client had been released under an amnesty issued by the unrecognized authorities in the east of the country.

But the GNA said the amnesty, enacted in April that year, cannot apply to persons accused of crimes against humanity.

In all, three of Qadaffy’s seven sons were killed during the revolution.

One son who survived, Saadi, is still on trial in Libya for his alleged involvement in the crackdown and killing of a former football coach.

The deposed dictator’s widow Safiya and three more of their children found refuge in Algeria in the wake of the revolution and then later in Oman.

But the shockwaves created by the ouster and grizzly killing of Muammar Qadaffy by rebels in his home town of Sirte continue to ripple across the troubled country.

Late last month, Tripoli was rocked by fierce festivities between forces loyal to the unity government and rival militias, with more than 50 members of the pro-GNA forces reported killed.

Relying on militia support and pitted against the rival administration in the east, the GNA has struggled to assert its authority.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/11/2017 00:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [459 views] Top|| File under:


Eight refugees drown as boat sinks off Libya's coast
[Iran Press TV] At least eight refugees have drowned when their Europe-bound boat sank off Libya's coast, a coastguard official says.

The eight bodies were on an inflatable craft that can carry up to 120 passengers, said Colonel Fathi al-Rayani, head of the coastguard in Garabulli, 60 kilometers east of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
He estimated that "at least 100" refugees were missing.

The boat was spotted deflated off Garabulli, and the coastguard found the bodies inside, AFP reported.

Conflict-ravaged Libya has long been a stepping stone for refugees seeking a better life in Europe.

The UN says around 61,250 refugees have reached Italia since the start of the year after crossing the Mediterranean, while 1,778 more are dead or missing.

The Italian coastguard has said that more than 900 refugees were rescued off Libya on Thursday and Friday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Moslems are willing to die to get out of Moslem sh3tholes and come to live in Italy and get Pizza and Pasta and live the good life in Sicly and Bonguorno.

Good Luck with that. The Land of the Pope and Tony Soprano's mother.
Posted by: Enver Tojo1307 || 06/11/2017 9:07 Comments || Top||


Europe
EasyJet plane diverts over ‘terrorist activity’ threat
[IsraelTimes] 151 passengers evacuated via emergency slides after crew alerted of ’suspicious conversion’ between 3 men on board.

A London-bound EasyJet flight was diverted to Cologne
...a lovely city in Germany. They invented perfume there...
Saturday evening due to a "suspicious conversation" heard on board, with passengers evacuated on emergency slides and three men nabbed
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
, German police said.

The pilot of the flight from the Slovenian capital Ljubljana decided to land after passengers told flight attendants "that several men were talking about terrorist activities," a police front man told AFP, without elaborating on the content of their discussion.

After the plane landed in a secure area of Cologne-Bonn airport at about 6:00 pm local time, federal police evacuated the 151 passengers down emergency slides. They isolated a backpack belonging to the three suspects, which was blown up by bomb squad officers.

The three men were handed over to police in Cologne, but no details were provided on the contents of their baggage or the reality of the terrorist threat.

German air traffic at the airport was interrupted between 7:00 pm and 10:00 pm with 10 flights diverted and 20 departures delayed.

Germany remains on high alert following several jihadist terror attacks there and in other European countries. Authorities Friday evacuated Germany’s biggest rock festival, the three-day "Rock am Ring," over fears of a possible terrorist threat, which proved unfounded.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/11/2017 00:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [453 views] Top|| File under:

#1  . They isolated a backpack belonging to the three suspects, which was blown up by bomb squad officers.


Can they determine what is in the backpack before it is blown up? Not exactly, of course, but at least the difference between wires and batteries vs. dirty underwear?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/11/2017 8:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Ask and ye shall receive, AlanC. ;-) Update from Deutsche Welle:

Three British citizens, whose conversations on board an Easyjet flight prompted an unscheduled landing in Cologne, were released on Sunday after being detained and questioned for hours by German authorities.

German authorities questioned the men and examined their cell phones but found no evidence to indicate that they were planning an attack, Cologne police said in a statement.

"At the moment Cologne police believe there was no actual threat," the statement read.

Earlier, police told DW that three British nationals were detained in connection to reports that they engaged in discussions about "terrorist activities." The men - aged 31, 38 and 48 - were returning from a business trip in Slovenia.

According to police, a female passenger on the Saturday flight overheard a conversation in which the men discussed "terrorist content and alerted crew members. Authorities said they could not verify the content of the conversation, but they said that one of the men was carrying a book that had the word "kill" and a picture of a sniper on it.

Police also destroyed a backpack using controlled explosives. The luggage reportedly belonged to the 48-year-old suspect and was destroyed after officials found suspicious cables inside. The cables turned out be various charging cords and adapters, authorities said.


People clearly now believe in the likelihood of terrorists attacking them. How that will impact the next round of elections remains to be seen.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/11/2017 19:41 Comments || Top||


Dutch police on car incident: no indication of attack
[CHRON] A car struck pedestrians around Amsterdam's main train station on Saturday, injuring eight people. There was "no indication whatsoever" it was an myrmidon attack, police said.

Six of the injured were hospitalized, with two of them at death's door, police spokeswoman Marjolein Koek said.

"There is no indication whatsoever that this is a terrorist attack," Koek added.

Amsterdam police later tweeted that apparently the driver had been unwell. "Talked to the suspect. Doesn't appear to be intentional, rather getting sick. Obviously we continue the investigation to exclude other options."

Police said that the driver was parked in a place where he wasn't allowed to stop and drove off when approached by police and ran into a wall.

The incident received immediate widespread attention after several myrmidon attacks in Europe over the past year involving vehicles, including one in London last week.
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Karachi police say 3 killed in 'encounter', 29 arrested in late-night raids
[DAWN] At least three people were killed, in what police term as an 'encounter', near Murgi Khana Bridge, where they were allegedly caught robbing a man.

According to the police, a first investigation report (FIR) has been lodged against the three men by the person named Abid, who claimed the men had stolen Rs7,000 and a mobile phone from him.

A cycle of violence without a number plate and three TT pistols were also recovered.

In separate raids carried out by police in various parts of Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
last night, 29 people were tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Rangers arrest imposters who used car with fake army number plate
[DAWN] Pakistain Rangers, Sindh on Saturday jugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
a gang of fraudsters who were using "fake connections" with Pakistain Army officers to exert influence in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, a blurb issued by the paramilitary force said.

Rangers personnel stopped a 'suspicious-looking car' during snap-checking near Safoora Chowrangi. The car was bearing a fake Pakistain Army number plate, the statement said.

The suspects' vehicle was being escorted by two guards of a private security company who were riding a cycle of violence.

During initial investigation, two men travelling in the car -- identified as Rehan Ali and Syed Rizwan Ali -- confessed to using their influence on the basis of fake connections with army officers and a counterfeit number plate, the blurb said.

It emerged that the two men riding the cycle of violence, Mohammad Zahid and Ghaffar, had obtained uniforms on rent from a private security company for this purpose.

Rangers personnel recovered a 12-bore gun and a 9mm pistol from the suspects, who have been handed over to police for legal action.

Posted by: Fred || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
Iranian militia capture ISIS positions along Syrian border
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi pro-government paramilitary forces said they totally cleared areas west of Mosul and along the borders with Syria from Islamic State militants except Tal Afar.

Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, deputy chief of the Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), said in a press statement on Saturday that the force imposed full control over areas west of Mosul, crowning operations that launched in September with retaking 14.000 kilometers of territories and liberating 360 villages.

He said the victory puts IS fighters in Mosul in complete isolation.

“Our forces are awaiting directives from Prime Minister and Supreme Armed Forces Commander, Haider al-Abadi, to invade Tal afar,” Mohandes said, referring to the major IS bastion west of Mosul.

Last week, PMUs announced the total recapture of Baaj region near the borders with Syria, later announcing the retaking of several villages surrounding it. They took over neighboring Qairawan in May.

So far, Mohandes assured, PMUs have not entered Syrian territories, but reached a village two kilometers away from Syria two days earlier and hit some targets with artillery.

Operations by the Popular Mobilization Units have recently managed to impose control over villages along the borderline with Syria. Meanwhile, government troops have become closer to retaking Mosul, Islamic State’s previously-proclaimed capital, where a campaign has been running since October 2016 and recently cornered a few hundreds of militants in the western side of the city.

Islamic State militants have been holding the Tal Afar town since 2014. PMUs have been recapturing areas around the enclave, and isolated it from Mosul and Syria preparing for an invasion which the JOC has not yet decided whether it would assign to paramilitary or government troops.
Posted by: badanov || 06/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces capture district in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces recaptured on Saturday Zanjili district in western Mosul, leaving only one district in Islamic State’ grip before reaching its strategic stronghold in the Old City neighborhood.

Federal Police chief Shaker Jawdat said in a statement that his forces went on clearing booby-traps from the district, adding they ran into a huge reservoir of projectiles and rocket launchers belonging to the group. Troops also continue to evacuate civilians escaping from al-Shifa neighborhood, the last remaining area near the Old City.

Iraqi government troops regained control over eastern Mosul in January after three months of fighting. Operations for the western side of the city launched in mid February, and Iraqi generals say a few hundreds of IS fighters remain in the Old City as a last refuge.

In an apparent attempt to hinder the troops’ advances, Islamic State militants on Saturday surprisingly attacked a supply route between Baghdad and Mosul which passes via the city of Shriqat, Salahuddin. The attack left civilian casualties.

A military source was quoted saying in a press statement that the “massive” attack targeted Shirqat, Makhoul region and desert areas to the southwest of Mosul. He said Iraqi warplanes and large ground reinforcements helped fight the militants off.

Shirqat mayor, Ali al-Dawdah, said a curfew was imposed in the city, but said troops, backed by Popular Mobilization Forces, managed to repel the attack and killed 16 militants.

DPA quoted an Iraqi security source saying 14 civilians, including three women and a little girl, were killed in the attack which reached a village on the outskirts of Shirqat. He added that intense fighting continued in the area.

Iraqi forces press attacks in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces invaded on Saturday the last neighborhood held by the Islamic State near western Mosul’s Old City, the group’s last entrenchment in the city.

An official military source told Shafaaq News website that arm forces made incursions along 50 meters into al-Shifa neighborhood, entering from nearby Zanjili which government troops took over earlier on the same day.

Federal Police chief Shaker Jawdat said in a statement hours earlier that his forces went on clearing booby-traps from Zanjili district after taking entire control. He said hundreds of militants were killed there, including 49 snipers and 22 suicide bombers.

Iraqi forces drive back ISIS attack in Mosul

[AlManar] Iraqi forces repelled an offensive launched in the early hours of Saturday by ISIL on the town of Shirqat, south of Mosul, during which more than 30 military and civilians were killed and 40 more wounded, security sources said.

About a dozen ISIL terrorists were also killed in the fighting, which ended around midday, the sources said.

About half the dead in the city were civilians and the rest members of the Iraqi armed forces and tribal fighters. A curfew was still in place in the early evening.
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#1  And , just at a rough guess, ONLY Moslems were involved and all of the Moslems were Moslems. There's a lesson to be learned from all this but I do think it's three minutes in the microwave for each bag of Popcorn.
Posted by: Enver Tojo1307 || 06/11/2017 9:21 Comments || Top||


3 Bad Guys die in checkpoint attack in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Three Islamic State militants were killed as an attack launched by the group against security checkpoint, north of Baqubah, Diyala province, was foiled, the Dijla Operations Command said.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Saturday, Mag. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi said troops “thwarted an attack launched by Islamic State against a security checkpoint in the vicinity of al-Azeem dam , killing three militants”

Meanwhile, Mohamed Dayfan al-Obeidi, head of Azeem provincial council, in Diyala said all members were from Hawija town, southwest of Kirkuk.

“A boat with three IS fighters on board attempted approaching a checkpoint in the vicinity of the dam. Confronted, they were all killed by joint troops of army and paramilitary troops,” Obeidi told AlSumaria News.

“Preliminary information showed that the three members were from Hawija,” he said adding that “the defense plan helped foiling the attack.”
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Southeast Asia
13 Philippine marines killed in battle to free city of militants
[DAWN] Thirteen Philippine marines were killed in fierce fighting with Lions of Islam who have laid siege to a southern city for nearly a month in the biggest single-day loss for government forces, the military said Saturday.

A US Navy aircraft provided surveillance for the local troops as the battle raged in Marawi on Friday, confirming the involvement of the US military in helping quell the urban insurrection at the request of the Philippine government, Philippine military officials said.

An News Agency that Dare Not be Named journalist and photographer saw a US Navy P3 Orion plane hovering in cloudy skies above Marawi on Friday. The aircraft flew above rocket-firing Philippine helicopters that struck Lion of Islam positions, causing plumes of smoke to billow skyward.

"We don't have adequate surveillance equipment, so we asked the US military for assistance. It's noncombat assistance," military front man Brig Gen Restituto Padilla said by phone, citing a Philippine government policy that bars foreign troops from local combat.

The US Embassy in Manila said without elaborating that US special operations forces were providing help to Filipino troops battling the Maute and Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
Lions of Islam in Marawi.

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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi reported 'killed in Syrian air strike'
[MSN} The leader of Islamic State has been killed in an air strike in Syria, according to unverified reports in Syrian state media.

Claims suggest the leader of ISIS Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi was killed in an air strike on Saturday.

Heavy artillery was dropped across the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa throughout the day, with footage online posted by ISIS news agency Amaq revealing the devastation caused.

The Islamic State leader has a £20million bounty on his head because his hate-filled sermons inspired suicide attacks across Europe. There have been previous reports of al-Baghdadi's death, which turned out to be untrue.
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#1  Adios, Asshole
Posted by: Frank G || 06/11/2017 7:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Rumors ? WHOSE rumors?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Sounds like a RUMOR to me.
Posted by: Enver Tojo1307 || 06/11/2017 8:58 Comments || Top||

#3  48 hour rule?

Heck, 14 day rule.

If true, this should be the end of ISIS. AIU the caliphate is a cult of personality centered on the caliph. No caliph, no caliphate.
Posted by: Large Scourge of the Huns6273 || 06/11/2017 12:24 Comments || Top||

#4  There's always a Number Two ready to fill the Curly-Toed Slippers™
Posted by: Frank G || 06/11/2017 13:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Anyone watch the Lego Star Wars series where the imperial commander does everything he can to not get promoted?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/11/2017 15:53 Comments || Top||


Mastermind behind Tehran twin attacks killed
[Iran Press TV] The Iranian Intelligence Ministry has announced that the criminal mastermind behind the Tehran terrorist attacks has been killed.

During a televised interview on Saturday, Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said that the terrorist commander was killed earlier in the day by intelligence forces.

He noted that the terrorist had fled the country following the ensuing security operations after the attack, but was killed with the cooperation of friendly foreign intelligence services.

At least 17 people were killed and 52 others injured in Tehran on Wednesday when gunnies mounted almost simultaneous assaults on Iran’s Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Theocratic Republic, Imam Khomeini. The ISIS terrorist group grabbed credit for the attacks.

After offering condolences to the families of the attacks victims, Alavi stressed that over the past few months the country’s intelligence forces had neutralized over 25 terrorist cells.

He added that the large number of terrorist operations thwarted by Iran had pushed the murderous Moslems into engaging in the Wednesday attacks.
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22 die as Iranian tribes in fight it out in Khuzestan
JEDDAH/LONDON: Fighting between rival tribesmen in southern Iran left 22 people dead Friday night, an Iranian lawmaker was quoted by the ILNA news agency as saying Saturday.

“The incident… in Ramhormoz county (in Khuzestan province) is rooted in an old tribal conflict,” lawmaker Hedayatollah Khademi said. “Unfortunately… advanced military weapons were used and 22 people were killed.”

But Harvard scholar and Iranian affairs expert Majid Rafizadeh said it was inaccurate to describe the fighting as tribal.

“Although the government claims the conflict is tribal, the root of the issue is anchored in other critical underlying reasons,” he told Arab News Saturday.

“Ramhormorz is located near Masjad Soleiman and east of the Arab region Ahvaz in Khuzestan province, which provides roughly 90 percent of Iran’s oil exports,” he said.

“Although the province is the wealthiest when it comes to natural resources, it is ranked at the bottom of Iran’s 31 provinces regarding health, standard of living, life expectancy, poverty, air pollution, employment and housing.”

Ramhormorz, like many other counties in Khuzestan, has long been neglected, Rafizadeh added.

“This region is one of the most deprived economically, and it is discriminated against socially, ethnically, religiously and politically,” he said. “Many habitants are from the religious and ethnic minorities of Arabs and Bakhtiaris.”

Rafizadeh said there have been protests recently in Ramhormorz because the government-backed Caspian Credit Institute did not return depositors’ and investors’ money. “These underlying issues have created deep grievances among people.”
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11 Syrian regulars die in ISIS attacks in Homs
Homs (SyriaNews.media) The Islamic State-owned Amaq News Agency reported, on Saturday, that the group’s militants killed 4 Syrian soldiers, and wounded 7 others, near al-Talila Protectorate, east of Palmyra.

The Islamic State group also managed, yesterday, to attack government forces near Huwayses, Talila protectorate and al-Abbasiya areas, in the eastern countryside of Homs.

Furthermore, the Islamic State attack resulted in destroying two tanks, using two rockets, near Huwayses area, in eastern Homs.

Noteworthy, ongoing clashes are taking place between the Syrian government forces and Islamic State near Palmyra, in an attempt to advance into the Syrian Badiyah.
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NATO warbirds hit targets in Deir Ezzor
Deir Ezzor (SyriaNews.media) US-led coalition warplanes carried out six air strikes, on Saturday, on the residential neighborhoods in Mayadin City, east of Deir Ezzor, Qasioun News reported.

The air strikes were concentrated on Kansarwa Plant near the Euphrates River, and the Rural Recovery Center, resulting in the damage of some houses near al-Nour Mosque in al-Arbaeen Street, but no casualties were reported.

Meanwhile, Syrian army aviation conducted air strikes on the industrial area and al-Sekka area in al-Bukamal City, east of Deir Ezzor.

Furthermore, two air strike were carried out on Ayash Town, west of Deir Ezzor, leaving a number of civilian casualties.

Noteworthy, Deir Ezzor is witnessing ongoing battles between the Islamic State group and Syrian government forces, amid artillery shelling and air strikes.
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Syrian rebel continue advance into Raqqa
(Reuters) U.S.-backed Syrian forces have advanced into opposite sides of Islamic State’s so-called Syrian capital of Raqqa, the forces and a war monitor said on Saturday.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a U.S.-led coalition, began to attack Raqqa on Tuesday after a months-long campaign to cut it off.

The U.S.-led coalition estimates that Raqqa, which Islamic State seized from Syrian rebels in 2014 during their lightning advance in Syria and Iraq, is defended by 3,000-4,000 jihadists.

It has been a hub both for Islamic State’s military leaders and its bureaucrats, and has been used to plot attacks in countries around the world.

The SDF said it had seized al-Mishlab district in the far east of Raqqa on Friday and al-Sabahia district in the west. The war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said the SDF had taken Mishlab and more than half of Sabahia.

The forces are now advancing into al-Romania district in northwest Raqqa, the SDF and the Observatory said. Islamic State had turned back an earlier SDF assault on a military base on the north side, the Observatory said.

Islamic State still has a long sweep of territory along Syria’s Euphrates valley and wide stretches of desert, despite recent losses to the SDF, the Syrian army and rebel groups.

To the west of Raqqa, the Syrian army and its allies have advanced into Islamic State territory and on Friday reached SDF lines near the town of Tabqa, 40km (25 miles) from the city.

The Syrian government has described the SDF’s war against Islamic State as “legitimate” and said its military priorities are further east, suggesting it does not plan to confront the group now.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi and Syria Editions


8 die in ISIS mortar attack in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Eight civilians were killed, while five others were wounded as five mortar missiles were shot by Islamic State against western Mosul regions, source from Federal Police said on Saturday.

“Eight civilians were killed, while five others were wounded as IS militants fired mortar missiles against al-Zanjili district,” Cap. Adel Haidar told BasNews.

The militants, according to Haidar, “began targeting Zanjili after being kicked out from al-Shifa district as well as the Grand Nuri al-Kabeer mosque,” he added.

Meanwhile, Col. Khaled al-Jawari, from the Joint Operations Command, said a weapon stash was found, while civilians held by the fighters were liberated in al-Shifa district in western Mosul.

“The Rapid Response troops, which accompany Federal Police forces on al-Shifa district where confrontations are taking place, seized a huge weapon stash with dozens of mortar missiles as well as locally-manufactured rockets and other explosives,” he added.

“Ten civilians kidnapped by the militants from Zanjili were freed,” he told BasNews.

“Troops are slowly advancing toward al-Shifa to protect lives of citizens in the region,” he said.

Earlier on Saturday, the Iraqi government forces recaptured Zanjili district in western Mosul, leaving only one district in Islamic State’ grip before reaching its strategic stronghold in the Old City neighborhood.

2 Kidz die in ISIS landmine attack

[ARA News] At least two children were killed and three other civilians were injured on Saturday after a landmine planted by ISIS extremists exploded in the Kurdish city of Kobane, in northern Syria.

“A landmine, that had been planted by ISIS terrorists in Kobane, exploded on Saturday, causing the death two children, beside injuring three other civilians,” eyewitnesses told ARA News.

The Kurdish Asayish security forces in Kobane identified the victims as Nada Mustafa, 4, and Hamoud al-Barho, 13.

“The wounded were transferred that the Kobani Hospital for treatment,” the Asayish said in a statement.

Unexploded devices pose a daily threat to civilians in the cities and towns liberated for ISIS.

Similar cases were reported in Hasakah and Manbij, where dozens of civilians died in explosion of landmines planted by ISIS extremists before losing those areas to the Kurdish YPG forces and allied SDF troops.

Speaking to ARA News, Abdulrahman Hemo, head of the reconstruction board of Kobane, said that the explosives continue to threaten civilian lives. “Until now, 50 per cent of the civilian death toll in Kobane was caused by explosives in the ground,” he said.

“This explosive pollution will make it impossible for people to reconstruct their lives, and blocks access to several areas. It also prevents humanitarian organizations from operating safely and providing the necessary support to this vulnerable population,” said Frédéric Maio, Handicap International’s Mine Action Program Development Manager in a public statement.

“ISIS militants are experts in the use of mines,” German fighter of YPG Heval Cihan told ARA News, suggesting that ISIS is using traps and decoys, which had killed one of the YPG’s mine experts in Ayn al-Issa town.

“After the liberation of Kobane, most martyrs were not killed by attacks, but by mines,” he said.
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