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High Court reinstates Trump travel ban, will hear arguments
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Africa North
Man arrested in Melilla, accused of helping to finance Isis
[TheLocal.se] The Spanish Civil Guard tossed in the clink
You have the right to remain silent...
a Danish-Moroccan man on Friday in Spain’s African enclave of Melilla over suspicions that he helped to finance terrorist groups like Isis.

The Spanish Interior Ministry reported that the 40-year-old Danish national of Moroccan heritage had been linked to a network that recruited for groups like Isis and AQIM (Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb).

The man, identified only by the initials M.E.M.,
...at least one and possibly both of those names is a variant on Mohammed....
had used a network of shell companies to hide large sums of money in order to help finance a recruitment network for terror groups, according to Sherlocks.

The Civil Guard had been looking into various residents of Melilla since 2012 who lacked basic economic training, but somehow reported holding high-ranking positions of responsibility at companies registered in Denmark.

This investigation led the agents to M.E.M., and ultimately to the discovery that the recruitment network he was helping to finance had international reach and was "probably the most active network broken up" in Spain, according to the ministry’s report. The group had sent at least ten recruits to conflict zones, including people from Germany, Denmark and Spain.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Saudi Arabia foils Houthi attempt to infiltrate Najran, Jazan borders
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Saudi land forces backed by coalition aircrafts were able to foil an attempted attack by Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias on Sunday morning to breach the borders near Jazan and Najran.

Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported that Houthi militias started two simultaneous attacks in both border regions by firing Katyusha rockets at Saudi security posts in the village of al-Qarn in Jazan and al-Shorfa in Najran.

Saudi forces were quickly to stop the attempt by targeting the Houthi militias stationed near the front lines of the border through artillery attacks that targeted them at a distance of 25 km, while the rest of the militias who tried to breach the border where targeted with direct fire.

A coalition aircraft supported the military operation by destroying a number of mobile military vehicles carrying Houthi militias near the Saudi border.

Military sources confirmed the killing of a Houthi commander and scores of fighters, with the destruction of military vehicles and vehicles carrying militias.

Posted by: Fred || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemen: Coalition carries out intelligence operation and eliminates Houthis
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition Forces, on Sunday, managed to carry out a qualitative intelligence operation, targeting the meeting headquarters of prominent Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
leaders in Marib on Sunday.

According to local sources, the meeting included a large number of prominent leaders of the militias, including Mubarak al-Mashn, a Houthi leader and a member of the so-called Political Council of the coup, he was responsible for the Srwah front, and Nasser al-Zabli, one of the prominent leaders.

Military sources said on Saturday, the National Army, backed by coalition forces, controlled vast areas of the front in Marib under heavy cover from air and artillery fire.

A military source said that the legitimate forces supported by the Arab coalition forces managed to control sites of strategic importance, most notably al-Mkhdra area and mountains overlooking the market of Srwah from the north-west.

The Houthi and the ousted president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
suffered heavy losses in lives and equipment amid the escape of the remaining elements of the militias as a result of fierce fighting on this front, according to the source.

The source added "the legitimate forces continued to advance in a number of axes, especially the Helan and al-Mashgah and controlled the black hill, the red hill and al-Mkhdra axis to 11 kilometers deep."
Posted by: Fred || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Home Front: WoT
High Court reinstates Trump travel ban, will hear arguments
[WAPO] WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration mostly enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, overturning lower court orders that blocked it.

The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

The court did leave one category of foreigners protected, those "with a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," the court said in an unsigned opinion.

The justices will hear arguments in the case in October.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2017 10:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [609 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bravo.
Posted by: Crusader || 06/26/2017 10:59 Comments || Top||

#2  To take effect in 72 hours. You beat me by 20 minutes, Besoeker. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/26/2017 11:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Common sense wins at last.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 06/26/2017 11:23 Comments || Top||

#4  A pox on the U.S. left-wing, Obama-affiliated District Courts who waged war against something that was Trump's Constitutional right.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/26/2017 11:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Let's hope they decide favorably on religious rights of people who don't want to bake cakes. Is Kennedy going to retire?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/26/2017 11:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Blinding flash... but this is a very significant development. If Kennedy retires, the left will undoubtedly rampage.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2017 11:32 Comments || Top||

#7  The Category they protected seems quite reasonable to me, since those persons and entities will be held accountable for those foreigners.
Posted by: ptah || 06/26/2017 11:33 Comments || Top||

#8  From a USA Today article - Through all the defeats, Trump was forced to play on what amounts to his opponents' home turf: The 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, is dominated by President Bill Clinton's nominees. The 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, is dominated by President Barack Obama's nominees. All 13 judges on those two courts who voted to strike down the revised travel ban were appointed by Democratic presidents.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/26/2017 11:36 Comments || Top||

#9  The justices will hear arguments in the case in October.

July, August, September. 90 days. It will be OBE by then. The court can dismiss. Oh, don't think they didn't know that. Thus not saying yes, not saying no. Avoiding a constitutional crisis posed by the lower judiciary.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/26/2017 14:54 Comments || Top||

#10  All 13 judges on those two courts who voted to strike down the revised travel ban were appointed by Democratic presidents.

And there lies the problem...
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/26/2017 14:57 Comments || Top||

#11  Power by importing votes by any means necessary regardless of what will happen to the American people is the goal of a debased Democratic party bosses in this country.

Next, put them in chains.
Posted by: Slomoling Thrailing7736 || 06/26/2017 18:26 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
'Toy' bomb kills six children in South Waziristan
[DAWN] A bomb resembling a toy killed at least six children on Sunday in the tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

The bomb went kaboom! while the children were playing with it in Speenmark village in the South Wazoo tribal district.

"Six children aged between six to 12 years, all boys, were killed by a toy bomb and two others maimed critically," a local government official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Another local security official confirmed the incident and casualties. The origin of the bomb was unclear.

Dozens of children, mostly in northwest Pakistain, have bit the dust in the past when playing with "toys" that turned out to be bombs.

"Toy" bombs were airdropped in neighbouring Afghanistan by Soviet forces during the 1980s as weapons against those who opposed their invasion.

South Waziristan is also one of the seven semi-autonomous tribal areas, where the army has for more than a decade been battling bandidos gunnies linked to the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and al-Qaeda.

Posted by: Fred || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [421 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  Were any shaped like clocks??
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/26/2017 23:27 Comments || Top||


Iraq
"Stench of death" from bodies of ISIS fighters fills Mosul
Iraqi forces opened exit routes this weekend for hundreds of civilians to escape Mosul. Iraqi forces backed by the U.S. military are making a final push to drive ISIS out of a city now in ruins.
It will give the Iraqis plenty of work to have their ISIS slaves do after this is all over.
U.S.-backed Iraqi special forces said Sunday they've retaken two-thirds of the Old City, but it's come at a cost.
Well, yeah. That's the whole idea if you're ISIS trying to defend yourself.
Commanders finally decided that the suffering of tens of thousands of civilians still trapped inside this brutal battle outweighed of any hope of leaving the Old City intact -- especially after ISIS robbed Iraqi forces of a symbolic victory by blowing up the al-Nuri mosque, where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the creation of the so-called caliphate more than three years ago.
As sad as it is, it seems to me that generally there are fewer overall casualties if you break them with an overwhelmingly violent first strike.
CBS News entered the Old City with Iraqi special forces, the very forces that broke through ISIS defenses and started advancing toward the mosque.

CBS News and the special forces drove until the streets got so narrow we had leave the protection our humvees behind and get out on foot as gunfire and mortars rang out in every direction.
Looks like the Iraqi forces learned a lesson or two from the US Marines during the operation to take Falluja.
The stench of death from the bodies of ISIS fighters rotting in the sweltering heat filled the air.
Smells like . . . victory!
As you walk around the streets of the Old City, you just get an indication of the damage and destruction. Whole neighborhoods have ceased to exist after eight months of fighting - and it's not over yet.

General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi said they're starting to face female ISIS fighters on the battlefield for the first time.
Great. Bomb them, too.
"It's their ultimate point of weakness now," he said. "But they're also the women of ISIS, so they have the same ideology, that's why they're fighting."
And that's exactly why ISIS families don't need to be given any quarter now or after this is all over.
The Iraqi military has begun opening exit routes for shell-shocked residents to flee the Old City, with the U.N. warning of a rising civilian death toll and the "unimaginable" risks facing those trapped inside.
Especially if you're an ISIS wife.
As the battle enters its final phase, Iraqi soldiers are not locked in a fight against ISIS holdouts -- but a fight against time.
Before civilians are killed, die of disease or starve to death, I assume.
Posted by: gorb || 06/26/2017 17:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I just spoke with a guy from Iraq. He claims the Shia soldiers are destroying the city way more than they need to because Sunni have been hard on them in the past. He doesn't really like either side in the battle.
Posted by: gorb || 06/26/2017 18:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Yah, a classic 'can't both sides lose?' situation.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/26/2017 18:21 Comments || Top||

#3  When I first read the headline, I thought it was a Harley Quinn Suicide Squad quote.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/26/2017 18:24 Comments || Top||

#4  I just spoke with a guy from Iraq. He claims the Shia soldiers are destroying the city way more than they need to because Sunni have been hard on them in the past.

Shia or Sunni?
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 06/26/2017 19:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Neither.
Posted by: gorb || 06/26/2017 20:00 Comments || Top||


Airstrikes kills 30 IS terrorists, destroys explosives workshop west of Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) The Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell announced, on Sunday, that 30 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 were killed, and an explosives workshop was destroyed by air strikes, west of Anbar Province.

The WMC said that Iraqi Air Force carried out air strikes, destroying a hideout that was used by the Islamic State foreign Lions of Islam and killing 20 Lions of Islam inside it, as well as destroying a workshop used for explosives’ manufacturing and killing 10 Lions of Islam inside it, in Rawa District, west of Anbar.

The Arclight airstrikes were carried out based on accurate intelligence information, the War Media Cell added.

It is noteworthy, International coalition and Iraqi air force continue targeting the Islamic State in the areas of Anah, Rawa, Qaim and the western desert of Rutba.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Said it before: Whenever this happens, to a "hideout", they have to be wondering how the Iraqis got the accurate intel.
Them trying to find out, and to fix whatever they find, is counterproductive, since it's likely wrong.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 06/26/2017 6:17 Comments || Top||

#2  wondering how the Iraqis got the accurate intel.
Tipped off my the highest ranking survivor, of course.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/26/2017 10:06 Comments || Top||


Suicide bomber attacks IS leaders’ meeting near Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Anbar Province informed that a number 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....
leaders were either killed or maimed, when a jacket wallah belonging to the group blew up himself amid their meeting in Qaim District, west of the province, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday.

The source said that a member of the Islamic State blew up himself amid a gathering of the group’s leaders in al-Qaim District, on the Iraqi-Syrian borders, while added that the suicide bomber let 'er rip after the significant defeat of the group in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and the approaching battles to libetare areas west of Anbar.

It is noteworthy, cities of Qaim, Anah and Rawa in al-Anbar Province are still under the control of the Islamic State that captured them three years ago, while security forces are preparing to launch an assault to liberate these cities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [363 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  One suicide bomber who may actually deserve his virgins in Heaven.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/26/2017 10:08 Comments || Top||


Iraqi forces liberate 2/3 of Mosul’s Old City: commander
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Iraqi Armed Forces have liberated two thirds of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
’s Old City District over the last two weeks, the commander of the federal police, Ra’ed Shaker Joudat claimed on Saturday.

With the army and federal police intensifying their military operations in this district, 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....
has been forced to consolidate their positions in the last neighborhoods they control inside Mosul’s Old City.

Despite their rapid advance, the Iraqi Armed Forces are expected to face stiff resistance in the last neighborhoods under ISIS control, as the terrorist group clings onto these final buildings in their former stronghold.
Posted by: Fred || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi forces let hundreds of civilians out of Mosul
[DAWN] Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from the krazed killer 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 mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate.

US-trained urban warfare units were channelling their onslaught along two perpendicular streets that converge in the heart of the Old City, aiming to isolate the jihadist bandidos Death Eaters in four pockets.

The week-old battle in the Old City is turning into the deadliest of the eight-month US-backed campaign to take back the northern city, which fell to the bandidos bandidos Death Eaters in June 2014.

A correspondent saw a maiden with facial injuries walking dazed and shocked across the frontline out of heavily-populated district with a group of neighbours. All her family was killed when their house collapsed, they said.

The United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
voiced alarm on Saturday at the rising corpse count among civilians in the fighting, saying as many as 12 were killed and hundreds injured on Friday.

Posted by: Fred || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
4 soldiers jailed after one falls asleep in middle of live fire drill
Nahal infantry soldier dozes off during exercise, only to wake up when a tank bomb goes off near him; he is saved after alerting police to his whereabouts; an officer and three soldiers are sent to jail as a result.
Golden youth
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/26/2017 02:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under:


Israeli Arab suspected of being ISIS sympathizer indicted
[Ynet] An Israeli Arab was indicted Sunday for sympathizing with ISIS and making preparations to join the terror organization's ranks.

Muhammad Ahmed Azzam from Kfar Manda was locked away
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in a joint operation of the Shin Bet and Israel Police earlier this month.

Azzam was allegedly in contact with ISIS snuffies and supporters, followed ISIS propaganda online and recently made "tangible preparations to leave for the combat zone in order to join the ranks of ISIS fighters," the Shin Bet said in a statement.

3 teens indicted for throwing rocks at Jewish worshippers in Jerusalem

[Ynet] Three teens from east Jerusalem have been indicted for attacking Jewish worshippers while they were leaving a synagogue in the city last week. The investigation revealed that the three youths threw rocks at the worshippers before fleeing the area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Southeast Asia
Isnilon Hapilon may have fled Marawi battle
[SCMP] Isnilon Hapilon,
...who first appeared in our pages in 2002 as the leader of Abu Sayyaf, forcibly marrying someone's captive mother. He has not improved upon acquaintance...
a veteran Filipino holy warrior said to be the leader of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) in Southeast Asia, has not been seen in the battle zone in Marawi City, said Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, head of the military’s Western Mindanao Command.

An attempt by government troops to arrest Hapilon in Marawi on May 23 triggered a rampage by Islamist murderous Moslems flying black IS flags and backed by some imported muscle who seized parts of the mainly Moslem city.
Continued on Page 49
This article starring:
Isnilon Hapilon
Posted by: Fred || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [400 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

#1  I thought this guy had been rubbed out several times in the past (at least according to 'government spokespersons' at the time).

Another 'Dread Pirate Roberts'?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/26/2017 10:47 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Israel Strikes Targets in Syria for 2nd Day
[Townhall] JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military on Sunday said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military, after several projectiles from neighboring Syria landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights for a second day.

The military said it targeted two Syrian artillery positions and an ammunitions truck. There were no immediate reports of casualties. But as an added precaution, the military instructed Israeli civilians from gathering in open areas in the border area.

It was the second straight day that Israel responded to what it has described as errant fire from Syria. Israel has tried to stay out of the six-year civil war in Syria and refrained from taking sides, but has responded to spillover fire on numerous occasions.

Israel also is believed to have carried out airstrikes on suspected weapons shipments to its archenemy Hezbollah, whose fighters are in Syria backing government forces.

"Our policy is clear: We will not tolerate any spillover or trickle whatsoever -- neither mortars nor rockets, from any front," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday. "We will respond strongly to any attack on our territory or our citizens."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/26/2017 03:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [347 views] Top|| File under:


Rebel militias beat-off ISIS offensive in western Daraa countryside
[ALMASDARNEWS] Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) rebels, backed up by the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group, have foiled a large ISIS offensive in the western countryside of Daraa Governonate. ISIS had launched their assault on the rebel-held town of Hait beginning on midnight and festivities lasted until today afternoon. In a fashion quite untypical of past festivities between ISIS and rebel militias, ISIS has suffered a heavy defeat, losing a considerable number of its attacking forces as well as failing to seize its objective (this representing both a tactical and operational defeat).

For their part, rebels managed to destroy two (2) tanks, one (1) Toyota pickup fitted with a 23 mm ZU-23-2 gun and a vehicle-borne improvised bomb (VBIED) belonging to ISIS. Furthermore, rebels also captured a BMP-1 from ISIS (in the picture above).

According to local sources, ISIS manpower losses came to a total of at least 20 fighters as a result of the failed attack whilst rebels and HTS suffered around 10 men dead and maimed.
Posted by: Fred || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


MoD footage shows Kalibr missiles obliterating IS targets
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Ministry of Defence released footage on Sunday showing its Kalibr cruise missiles hitting 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....
(IS, formerly ISIS/ISIS) targets in Syria’s Hama region.

The bombardment took place on Friday, as Russia’s Krasnodar submarine and naval vessels Admiral Essen and Admiral Grigorovich launched missiles at the targets from the Eastern Mediterranean.

According to the Defence Ministry, the missiles destroyed IS command and control centres, as well as ammunition depots close to the town of Aqerbat.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
as well as Israel was reportedly informed about the attacks using military communication channels.
Posted by: Fred || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iranian missile strike destroyed ISIL oil tanker: IRGC commander
[ALMASDARNEWS] The commander of Aerospace Force of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC) said on Sunday that one of their missiles hit the target and a gas tank that caused a huge fire.

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said on the June 18 missile attack on ISIS hit the target but "caused a huge fire that surprised us; and later we found out that the fire was because of the kaboom of a gas tanker parked next to the base."

Hajizadeh added, "80 million Iranians unanimously welcomed the attacks; the welcome wasn’t limited to Iran, though. It was not just the Dire Revenge of Iranian deaders; Yemen, Leb, Syria, and Bahrain were delighted, too."
Posted by: Fred || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Jihadist rebels launch fresh assault after Israeli warplanes target Syrian Army in Golan Heights
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham launched a fresh assault this afternoon in the Golan Heights region, following another Arclight airstrike by the Israeli Air Force.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and their allies reportedly began their assault after an Israeli warplane struck the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the Old Government building.

The Israeli attack would pave the way for the forces of Evil to strike several points around al-Ba’ath City, including the Bemo Bank and Fire Station.

According to a military source, no gains have been made by the jihadist rebels; however, intense festivities are still ongoing near the al-Samdaniyah al-Gharbiyah axis.

Today’s attack by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham comes just hours after the Syrian Arab Army reversed the jihadist gains around al-Ba’ath City in the Golan Heights
Posted by: Fred || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Iran says arrests 50 suspected of links to militant groups
[Ynet] Iranian authorities have rounded up at least 50 people suspected of links to krazed killer groups in a Western province, a prosecutor said on Sunday, the latest in a wave of arrests following twin bomb and gun attacks in Tehran in early June.

"Since the terrorist attacks in Tehran, more than 50 supporters and elements linked to terror groups have been jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
in Kermanshah province," provincial prosecutor Nemat Sadeqi told the state news agency IRNA.

"An appreciable number of suicide belts, electronic detonators, and weapons have been seized from the detainees," IRNA quoted Sadeqi as saying.
One wonders if this is a new arrest of fifty plus materiel, or the accumulated proceeds of all the raids since the early June attacks... and how many of those picked up are guilty of anything at all.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/26/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


After IDF retaliates for Sunday's spillover, Syrian army warns Israel
[IsraelTimes] Regime says three Syrian soldiers killed, maintains it will hold Jewish state responsible for hostilities.

The Syrian army on Sunday issued a warning to Israel, following two IDF retaliatory strikes on its territory in as many days for spillover fire from the war-torn country.

The regime also said that three Syrian soldiers had been killed by Israeli fire.

Around 10 mortar shells from Syria struck the Golan Heights on Saturday, prompting an Israeli response that reportedly killed two Syrian soldiers. On Sunday, several more projectiles hit Israel, in what the army said was spillover fire.

The IDF on Sunday again responded to the errant fire, confirming it targeted a Syrian military vehicle. Arab media reports said five people were maimed in the Israeli raid.

"The general staff of the Syrian army warns of the dangers of these aggressive actions and holds the Israeli enemy responsible for the grave consequences of these repeated actions, despite any excuse there may be," the Ynet news site quoted the Syrian military as saying.

The Syrian general staff also published photos of at least three men it said were Syrian soldiers killed in Israeli strikes. It did not provide a date or any other information on when they were killed.

Also on Sunday, Syrian Defense Minister Fahd Jassem al-Freij visited troops in southern Syria to mark the end of the Ramadan monthlong fast where he vowed the regime would continue fighting until it conquers "every morsel of the homeland."

In Sunday’s strike, the IDF "targeted two artillery positions and an ammunitions truck belonging to the Syrian regime," an Israeli military statement read, noting the army had also ordered Israelis to keep away from open areas along the border near Quneitra, where internal fighting was heavy.

Sunday’s mortar fire was the seventh such incident in a week and came as fighting between Assad’s regime and the numerous rebel groups in southern Syria has been escalating.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Saturday night that the regime would continue to "suffer the consequences" of any attack on Israel emanating from its territory.

Israel, he said, had "no intention of accepting challenges to our illusory sovereignty and threats to our security, even if they are caused by ’spillover’" from Syrian infighting.

"We will respond strongly, resolutely and with levelheadedness to any such case," he said. "As far as we are concerned the Assad regime is responsible for what occurs in its territory and will continue to suffer the consequences if such events recur."

Israel has tried to stay out of the six-year civil war in Syria and refrained from taking sides, but has responded to spillover fire on numerous occasions.
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#1  The warning is on you Assad. You scumbag.
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The Beatings Will Continue: ISIS slaughters 7 civilians after Eid prayer near Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A local source in Kirkuk Province revealed that 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....
hard boyz slaughtered seven civilians after Islam’s Eid al-Fitr prayer, southwest of the province, Alsumaria News reported on Sunday.

The source said that the so-called Sharia court of the Islamic State group in Hawija District sentenced seven civilians to death, on charges of cooperation with Iraqi security forces, while added that the terrorist group slaughtered the civilians, this morning, after Eid al-Fitr prayers in public.

Furthermore, Islamic State hard boyz cut the bodies of the civilians into small pieces, then put the flesh in plastic bags and threw them in the southern suburb of Hawija, the source added on condition of anonymity.

It is noteworthy that the Islamic State is still controlling Hawija District and the areas of al-Rashad, al-Abbasi, al-Zab and al-Riyad that considered the strongholds of the terrorist group, from where it launches attacks on Salahuddin Province and the outskirts of Kirkuk.
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