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ISIS abandons Aleppo
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Afghanistan
Paktia Police Demand Anti-Taliban Operation Amid Rising Threats
[Tolo News] Police force members in Paktia province have called for a large-scale military operation in the historic provincial capital Gardez city to eradicate Lions of Islam who operate just few kilometers away from police check posts and carry out frequent attacks on them.

Officials from Paktia Police Headquarters confirmed that the Talibs were posing serious threats to the province, calling for sufficient police force to be deployed to the area in order to tackle the turbans.

According to security officials, Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
has been looking to expand their area of operation.

The resurgent group has increased its attacks against certain targets, security officials said.

"Taliban (fighters) are operating four kilometers away from historic provincial capital Gardez city. The group launches attacks on police check posts. There is a need to carry out military operation and add to the number of check posts (in the area)," said Mohammad Mangal, an Afghan National Police officer in Paktia.

"Security in Gardez city and the roads which connect the city with other parts of the province is fragile and the Taliban can easily infiltrate into the city," said Naqibullah, a police officer.

Some members of Paktia Provincial Council expressed their concerns over ’growing security threats’ in parts of the province and said they had shared the issue with relevant institutions.

"Paktia intelligence agencies were informed about the situation, but they are quite weak to tackle the issue," member of Paktia Provincial Council Abdul Malik Zazai said.

"Threats are on the rise. The current formation of police cannot meet our needs to improve security in the province," said Paktia Police Chief Toryalai Abdiyani.

Paktia residents warned that the situation could deteriorate unless government takes action and eliminates holy warriors.

Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


20 ISIS militants killed in an airstrike in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least twenty hard boyz 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 were killed in an Arclight airstrike 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 Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the Arclight airstrike was carried out during the past 24 hours, supporting the ongoing offensive to eliminate the threats posed by the terror group.

A statement by MoD said the hard boyz were targeted in the vicinity of Achin district, one of the main areas in Nangarhar where the ISIS loyalists are active in some of its parts.

Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS militants suffer casualties in US drone strike in Kunar province of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The murderous Moslems 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, suffered casualties in a dronezap conducted in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the Arclight airstrike was carried out late on Thursday in the vicinity of Manogi district.

Provincial police front man Faridullah Dehqan said the US forces based in Afghanistan conducted an Arclight airstrike using unmanned aerial vehicle, targeting the ISIS murderous Moslems in Manogi district.

Dehqan further added that the information they have received indicates that three ISIS loyalists were killed and another one was maimed in the Arclight airstrike.

He said the local residents have not suffered any casualties in the Arclight airstrike.

Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
IOM says 60 missing feared drowned after boat sinks off Libya
[Iran Press TV] Some 60 people are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after the dinghy they were on sank off the Libyan coast on Monday.

The dinghy set off with 140 to 150 passengers, including women, and started to sink five hours later, media reported on Friday citing testimonies by 80 survivors who were interviewed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

IOM front man Flavio Di Giacomo said after the dinghy sank the survivors had been clinging on to bits and pieces until help arrived and transferred them to Italia.

The IOM said 95,768 migrants colonists and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017.

Many of the asylum seekers arrived in Italia and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
Two Killed in Double Suicide Attack at Niger Refugee Camp
[AnNahar] Two women bombers blew themselves up in a refugee camp in southeastern Niger, killing two other people in a suspected attack by Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Islamists from neighbouring Nigeria.

Boko Haram's insurgency began in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
and has spread to Chad, Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
and Niger, claiming more than 20,000 lives and displacing 2.6 million people. They are increasingly staging suicide kabooms using women and girls.

Wednesday's attack took place in Kabalewa, a village near the southeastern Niger city of Diffa, which is close to Nigeria.

"Two women jacket wallahs infiltrated the refugee camp and blew themselves up, killing two civilians in the camp," an aid worker said.

Private radio stations said the victims were a man and a woman. A local official confirmed the attack but did not give a toll.

Boko Haram members have been staging regular attacks in the Diffa region since 2015. There are more than 300,000 refugees and displaced people sheltered in the area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [403 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  Love quadrangle?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2017 16:16 Comments || Top||


Arabia
2 Soddys wounded in rocket attack in Najran
Two citizens were slightly injured when a projectile launched by Houthi insurgents from Yemeni territories fell in residential areas in the Saudi city of Najran, Deputy Official Spokesman for the Civil Defense in Najran Region Captain Abdullah Saeed Al Fare’a said.

One projectile fell inside a hospital, but fortunately nobody was hurt, the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the official as saying.

The injured were rushed to hospital and necessary measures were taken by the concerned authorities to tackle the situation, Fare’a said.
Posted by: badanov || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bahrain shuts down suspected militant network
A good deal more on this story from yesterday.
[AAWSAT] Manama– Bahrain has arrested on Thursday members of a terrorist network known as “Saraya al-Ashtar”, within a security plan aimed at fighting terrorism.

The country’s security authorities carried out a proactive security operation to capture members of the terrorist organization.

Several terrorists were detained and explosive devices were caught and neutralized in an intelligence-led raid on a suspected storage site in the village of Al-Dair.

The raid was conducted on the basis of a preliminary investigation, which revealed that members of the terrorist group had sent videos they took of bomb-making experiments to known terrorism leaders in Iran, with the aim to improve manufacturing operations.

The Public Prosecutor was notified of the operations and all appropriate security and legal procedures were undertaken.

On Thursday, counter-terrorism and anti-explosive teams were deployed to the site and secured the area in the village of Al-Dair.

Security forces arrested members of one cell, which includes, Sayed Ahmed Mahdi Kadhem, who had frequently traveled to Iran and was previously detained by the Bahraini authorities for attacking the police; Isa Hassan Isa Ali, who is involved in terrorist cases and had frequently traveled to Syria; Ali Dawood Ahmed Dawood Al Aradi, who was trained by the Iraqi Hezbollah branch; Hassan Shakir Hassan Ali, who was also trained in Iraq; and Maitham Ali Hassan Ali Hassan, who is also involved in terrorist activities.

Security forces also arrested, in a parallel operation, Abdullah Abdulmahdi Hassan Al Aradi and Loay Hani Saood Hussain Al Muamen, who both belong to another terrorist cell.

The investigation revealed that the two cells were linked to a known convicted terrorist and fugitive Hussein Ali Ahmed Dawood, 31, who is based in Iran.

The security forces also seized 52 KG of high-grade TNT explosives, including C4, urea nitrate, ammonium nitrate and raw materials.

Explosives experts estimated that the equipment had a potential to impact a 600-meter radius, posing a significant threat to the surrounding residential area.
Posted by: badanov || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Britain
Man jailed after hitting Muslim teen with bacon
The third data point, hard on the heels of car attacks on Moslem crowds in London and Paris, though the latter was stymied by bollards blocking access. We have a trend.
[FoxNews] A British man has been jailed after hitting a Muslim teen with a slab of bacon after hurling insults at her and her mother.

Alex Chivers was sentenced at a London court on Thursday to six months in jail for assault and a public order offense. The 36-year-old admitted to religiously or racially-aggravated assault.

Police said Friday that he approached two Muslims on June 8 in north London and made abusive Islamophobic comments before striking the teen with bacon.

Detective James Payne said other people were present during the attack including someone who filmed the incident. Payne called the assault "truly shocking."

It came five days after Islamic extremists attacked people on London Bridge and at Borough Market.

British police have reported a rise in hate crimes.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [472 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  A pound of 'slap bacon' please.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2017 2:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Payne called the assault "truly shocking."

So how exactly would you describe a beheading?
Posted by: gorb || 07/01/2017 2:59 Comments || Top||

#3  gorb, slapping a Muslim with bacon is 1000X worse than beheading in the same way that it's worse than a lion disemboweling a gazelle.

The elites that run the bureaucracy view anyone other then themselves as sub-human and you can't expect them to behave in a civilized manner.......their own lower classes are on the cusp of civilization and are treated accordingly.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/01/2017 7:37 Comments || Top||

#4  What a horrible waste.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2017 7:41 Comments || Top||

#5  The hardest part is washing the grease off. It tends to spread and then you have to wash even more. And even after you dry with a clean towel you still feel sticky and slick.

Its about as bad as Macbeth's wife, really. And then they won't let you in the Mosque. And then the "mental anguish" issue.....

But if you have a dog ( most Moslems don't ) the dog sniffs you a lot and is excessively friendly.
Posted by: Big Platypus8146 || 07/01/2017 8:29 Comments || Top||

#6  bbuh - bacon be upon him
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 07/01/2017 13:48 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Mosul Offensive News


Iraqi forces close in on IS redoubt in Mosul

Mosul (Reuters) U.S.-backed Iraqi forces attacked Islamic State’s remaining redoubt in Mosul’s Old City on Friday, a day after formally declaring the end of the insurgents’ self-declared caliphate and the capture of the historic mosque which symbolized their power.

Dozens of civilians fled in the direction of the Iraqi forces, mostly women and children, some wounded by insurgents fire, thirsty and tired.

Commanders of Iraq’s CTS counter terrorism units cautioned that with the mostly non-Iraqi IS militants dug in among civilians and likely to fight to the death, the battle ahead was challenging.

CTS Major General Maan al-Saadi told Reuters it could take four to five days of fighting to capture the insurgents’ redoubt by the Tigris River, defended by about 200 militants.

“The advance continues to Midan neighborhood,” he said. “Controlling it means we have reached the Tigris River.”

The IS militants themselves denied the setbacks, their weekly publication alleging that the Iraqi army had collapsed with big casualties.

The group, whose leader declared a caliphate over parts of Iraq and Syria almost three years ago, still occupies an area as big as Belgium across the two neighboring countries, according to one estimate.

The fall of Mosul would in effect mark the end of the Iraqi half of the caliphate, although the group still controls territory west and south of the city, ruling over hundreds of thousands of people.

Its stronghold in Syria, Raqqa, is also under siege. U.S.-backed forces encircle the city after closing the militants’ last way out from the south, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Thursday..

Desperate Civilians
The insurgent position in Mosul is several hundred meters wide and tens of thousands of civilians are trapped there in harrowing conditions, with little food, water, medicine and no access to health services, according to those who managed to flee.

Those who escaped on Friday streamed through alleyways near the Grand al-Nuri Mosque, which Islamic State fighters blew up a week ago.

A Reuters correspondent saw smoke billowing over the riverside districts amid artillery blasts and burst of gunfire. Western troops from the U.S.-led coalition were helping adjust artillery fire with air surveillance, he said.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of Islamic States’ caliphate — which he called “a state of falsehoood”‘ — on Thursday after CTS units captured the ground of the ruined 850-year-old mosque.

It was from the mosque’s pulpit that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his caliphate almost three years ago to the day.

The insurgents chose to blow it up rather than see their black flag taken down from its al-Hadba, or Hunchback, minaret where it had been flying since June 2014.

The suffering of tens of thousands whose lives have been wrecked for having lost relatives, their homes or their businesses dampened feelings of victory.

“I hear victory speeches on the radio but I cannot help not to feel sad when you see the people without homes and others fleeing with their children under the blazing sun,” said Mahmoud, a taxi driver in eastern side of Mosul which was taken back from the militants in the first 100 days of the campaign.

Grinding Warfare
The symbolic victory of the Iraqi forces came after more than eight months of grinding urban warfare which has displaced 900,000 people, about half the city’s pre-war population, and killed thousands of civilians, according to aid organizations.

Islamic State’s weekly publication al-Nabaa, denying they were losing the battle for Mosul, said the Iraqi army had virtually collapsed and suffered 300 killed and wounded.

“The epic battle of Mosul is one of the most important battles of Islam and its lessons will be applied in other confrontations God willing,” read the headline of its cover article.

A U.S.-led international coalition is providing air and ground support to the offensive, which army and federal police units are also taking part in, attacking from different directions.

“Tight alleyways with booby traps, civilians and ISIS fighters around every corner make the Iraqi security force’s advance extremely challenging,” coalition spokesman U.S. Army Colonel Ryan Dillon said in video media briefing from Baghdad.

Al-Baghdadi’s speech from the Grand al-Nuri Mosque on July 4, 2014, was the first and only time he has revealed himself to the world.

He has left the fighting in Mosul to local commanders and is believed to be hiding on the Iraq-Syrian border, according to U.S. and Iraqi military sources.

The group has moved its remaining command and control structures to Mayadin, in eastern Syria, U.S. intelligence sources said last week, without indicating if Baghdadi was also hiding in the same area.

The secretive Islamic State leader has frequently been reported killed or wounded. Russia said on June 17 its forces might have killed him in an air strike in Syria. But Washington says it has no information to corroborate such reports and Iraqi officials have also been skeptical.

Iraqi forces mopping up

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces on Friday took over more of the last few remaining areas in western Mosul’s Old City as Islamic State militants give their last breaths in their biggest stronghold.

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command said Counter-Terrorism Service troops took over Shaarin market, Nabi Girgis and Abd Khoub in the Old City.

It said earlier that the forces consummated the recapture the of al-Farouq area, which falls adjacent to the Nuri al-Kabir Mosque where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the group’s rule over Iraq in 2014.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday hailed the recapture of the mosque by government troops, saying it stands as an announcement to the fall of IS’s self-styled “caliphate”.

CTS commander Abdul-Ghani al-Assadi said in statements on Friday that the final liberation of Mosul could be achieved within a few days, noting that only between 200 and 300 IS fighters were remaining in the city, adding that those were mostly foreign nationals.

Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary forces, launched a major offensive in October to retake Mosul. Operations managed to liberate the eastern side of the city in January, and charged at the western side starting February 19th.

Civilians flee as Iraqi forces close in on final objectives

Iraqi government forces attacked ISIL’s remaining redoubt in Mosul’s Old City on Friday, a day after formally declaring the end of the insurgents’ self-declared caliphate and the capture of the historic mosque which symbolized their power.

Dozens of civilians fled in the direction of the Iraqi forces, mostly women and children, some wounded by ISIL fire, thirsty and tired.

The battles ahead will be difficult as most of the militants are foreigners expected to fight until the death. They are dug in among civilians, using them as human shields, Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) commanders in the city told Reuters.

The interspersal of civilians and militants presents complications on the urban battlefield. The U.N. Human Rights Office Friday also called on the Iraqi government to take action to halt the “imminent” forced evictions of Mosul families for alleged links to ISIL.

Hundreds of families have received threatening letters laying down a deadline for leaving, mainly under tribal agreements, which amount to “acts of vengeance,” U.N. human rights spokesmman Rupert Colville said.

“We urge the Iraqi Government to take action to halt such imminent evictions or any type of collective punishment, and to reinforce the formal justice system to bring perpetrators to justice,” he told a Geneva news briefing.

Iraq would declare victory in the battle for Mosul in the “next few days,” Agence France Press quoted a senior commander as saying Friday.

Source: Reuters
Posted by: badanov || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [333 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Map of old city of Mosul.
Green = Secured part of city.
Red = contested areas.

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 07/01/2017 13:52 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
ISIS forces women trapped in over-run Philippines city to become sex slaves and orders hostages to convert to Islam as it uses Christian human shields to fend off Duterte's troops
In other words, the usual jihadi viciousness.
[DailyMail] Militants from the Maute group took Marawi City five weeks ago and have taken scores of Christian hostages including leading churchman Father Teresito Soganub.

ISIS fighters in the Philippines are forcing women to become sex slaves and hiding behind 100 Christian human shields as the vicious battle to retake a city held by the militants enters its second month.

Terrorists from the Maute group seized Marawi City five weeks ago and have taken hostages who they are forcing to convert to Islam and carry wounded fighters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [501 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)

#1  Does even anyone remember what we did the last time this sh!t happened in the Philippines?
Got that done in a hurry, no?

Not even Moslem Nations put up with it. Nor should you.
Posted by: newc || 07/01/2017 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  I suppose the sex slaves have something to do with being a good Moslem?
Posted by: gorb || 07/01/2017 2:58 Comments || Top||

#3  I suppose the sex slaves have something to do with being a good Moslem?

Why constrain yourself. The anti-slavery movement was part of 'white supremacy' culture the moon-bats howl about.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2017 8:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Mohammed (bpuh) explicitly stated that women captured in battle could be used however the Muslim soldiers wanted.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/01/2017 12:00 Comments || Top||

#5  The century-ago Chinese execution method (reserved for crimes viewed as especially severe, such as high treason, patricide, or matricide) of death by slow slicing was obviously tailor-made for these people. Someone should rig up a gigantic cold cut machine and feed these people feet first into it. Still, that's probably way too much trouble to go to for these bozos. A wood chipper would probably be the closest off-the-shelf substitute, at the end of which the residue could be ground up, cooked and fed to pigs.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 07/01/2017 14:46 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Lebanese Army detains 350 in Arsal
[Iran Press TV] The Lebanese army has detained some 350 people, including members of the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group, during raids on Syrian refugee camps in the northeastern border town of Arsal, a security source says.

Early on Friday, Lebanese troops raided two Syrian refugee camps in the area. During the raids, five bombers attacked the soldiers while a sixth murderous Moslem threw a hand grenade at a patrol.

The Lebanese military said seven soldiers were maimed and a girl was killed as one of the assailants went kaboom! in the midst of a family of refugees.

An bomb also went off during a manhunt for suspected murderous Moslems in one of the refugee camps, the army said, adding four others were defused.

The security source said the raids were part of a major security sweep in an area that has been a flash point.

The army reportedly conducted the raids after intelligence reports said that murderous Moslems were preparing to carry out a series of assaults inside Leb.

5 crazies die in army sweep

Five militants blew themselves up during raids on two refugee camps in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria in which seven soldiers were wounded, the army said.

Four of the suicide bombers struck in one camp near the border town of Arsal, wounding three soldiers.

Troops recovered four explosive devices during the raid on the Al-Nour camp.

One militant blew himself up in a second camp near the town — Al-Qariya — while another militant threw a grenade at troops wounding four of them.

The army command said the raids were aimed at arresting terrorists and seizing weapons.

Source: Agencies
Posted by: badanov || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS abandons Aleppo
(Reuters) Islamic State militants have withdrawn from the last territory they held in Aleppo province after the Syrian army retook the Ithriya-Rasafa road and areas east of Khanaser, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Friday.

A military media unit run by the army’s ally Hezbollah said soldiers had captured the Ithriya-Rasafa road and besieged Islamic State’s positions east of Khanaser. It did not say the jihadist group had abandoned those positions.

A war monitor said Islamic State regained control over most of the industrial district in Syria’s Raqqa on Friday, but the alliance fighting it denied that while acknowledging there was a jihadist counter attack in the east of the city.

The assault marked Islamic State’s first sustained effort to fight back against the slow advance into Raqqa by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The SDF, a U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab groups, took the industrial district this month in its biggest gain so far in Islamic State’s Syrian capital of Raqqa.

It said on Friday that there had been heavy clashes since late Thursday in east Raqqa, where the industrial district is located, in the areas of al-Rawdha, al-Nahdha and al-Daraiyah.

However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said Islamic State had regained control over most of the industrial area in fierce fighting.

The SDF, on its social media feed, acknowledged there had been intense clashes, but added the whole industrial district was still in its hands and the attack had been thwarted.

On Thursday, the Observatory said the SDF had managed to take the last stretch of the Euphrates’ south bank opposite Raqqa, completely encircling Islamic State inside the city.

Since all Raqqa’s bridges were already destroyed, and the U.S.-led coalition was striking boats crossing the river, the city had already been effectively isolated since May.

Naser Haj Mansour, a senior SDF official, told Reuters on Thursday he thought it could be “maybe more than a month or a month and a half” before the group took the city. Previous SDF timescales for its war on Islamic State have proven optimistic.

Beyond Raqqa, Islamic State still retains most of the 200km (130 mile) stretch of the Euphrates valley flowing to the border with Iraq. The Syrian army still holds a big enclave in Deir al-Zor, the area’s largest city, on which it is slowly advancing from the direction of Palmyra.
Posted by: badanov || 07/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [763 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  NSFW
Posted by: newc || 07/01/2017 0:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Gary Johnson: "Aleppo?"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/01/2017 9:06 Comments || Top||

#3  re: NSFW

Not even close. Any one of dozens of Saddam Hussein's body doubles would slap him on the face.
Posted by: Chesney Prince of the Visigoths3595 || 07/01/2017 12:58 Comments || Top||


Israeli plane hits Syrian army after shell lands in Golan
[IsraelTimes] Retaliatory attack comes as errant mortar shells hit Israeli side of border in 16th spillover incident this week.

An Israeli warplane struck a Syrian army post on Friday, hours after stray fire from Syria’s civil war hit the Israeli Golan Heights, in the 16th such spillover just this week, the IDF said.

"In response to the projectile launched earlier today at Israel from Syria, an Israel Air Force aircraft targeted the Syrian army position that fired the mortar," the English-language Israeli statement said.

"The errant projectile was a result of internal fighting in Syria."

No one was hurt and no damage was reported in the incident. IDF forces located the shell casing near the border fence not far from Quneitra.

Rebels recently launched an offensive against government forces in Quneitra on the Syrian side of the armistice line.

During a speech on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not tolerate any spillover from the fighting.

"We will respond to every firing," he said. "Whoever attacks us, we will attack him. This is our policy and we will continue with it."

He was speaking at the Israeli town of Katzrin on the Golan, when a Syrian mortar shell hit further north and Israeli warplanes retaliated. He was not in any danger.

"During my speech, shells from the Syrian side landed in our territory and the Israel Defense Forces have already struck back," he said.

Over the past week, the IDF has responded to such fire by targeting Syrian army installations, including in a strike on Saturday that reportedly killed two Syrian soldiers. Israel holds the Assad regime responsible for all incidents originating from the war-torn country.

In his speech, Netanyahu vowed that "the Golan Heights will always be ours" and said Israel must continue to retain its control over the area in light of the ongoing bloodshed in Syria.

"We hold this territory fearlessly, while on the other side of the border there is chaos and tragedy," he said, according to Channel 2.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and later extended its illusory sovereignty over the area in 1981 in a move that was never recognized by the international community.
Iran Press TV adds:
An Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle has reportedly targeted Syrian army positions in Golan Heights after a projectile allegedly fired from Syria landed in the occupied territory.

Leb-based Arabic-language al-Manar television network reported on Friday that the drone struck a Syrian battle tank as well as a 105mm cannon in Syria’s strategic southwestern region of Quneitra near the border with Israeli-controlled Paleostinian territories.

It is the fourth time in a week that projectiles from Syria have hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
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