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ISIS: Al-Bagdadhi baghdeadi
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Afghanistan
Deadly airstrike target ISIS leaders in Jawzjan in North of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A deadly Arclight airstrike was carried out on the leaders 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, in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), said the Arclight airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Qosh Tapa district.

A statement by NDS said a total of five key leaders of the terror group were killed in the Arclight airstrike.

The statement further added that the ISIS leaders killed in the Arclight airstrike have been identified as Mullah Abdul Ahad, Qri Muhibullah, Damullah Sadruddin, Qarid Mawdood, and Faiz Mohamad.

Among those killed are one of the key leaders of the terror group, Qari Mawdood, who was in charge of the terror group’s financial affairs in Jawzjan.
Posted by: Fred || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Hekmatyar asks tribal elders to maintain security in their regions
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The leader of Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
... who used to be known in intelligence circles as The Most Evil Man in the World but who now seems merely run-of-the-mill evil...
has asked the tribal elders across the country to maintain security in their respective regions.

Hekmatyar made the remarks during a large gathering in Kabul to discuss the ongoing violence and conflict.

He said one of the easiest ways to ensure security and stability in the country is to use the influence of the tribal elders.

The leader of Hezb-e-Islami further added that the tribal elders must declare the areas under their control as safe zones and prohibit the Lions of Islam to establish sanctuaries for the insurgency activities.

Hekmatyar insisted that necessary measures should be taken to ensure stability so that the residents of the country can live peacefully and without any fear.

He also called on the Afghan people to remain united and thanked the people for their participation in the large gatherings in Kabul, Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a reputionagreat wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
, and Jalalabad, emphasizing that Hezb-e-Islami can play a role in ending the ongoing violence.

In the meantime, a member of the executive council of Hezb-e-Islami Qutbuddin Helal said they are hopeful that Hekmatyar’s presence will help in grinding of the peace processor and end the ongoing violence and conflict in the country.
Posted by: Fred || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-i-Islami-Hekmatyar

#1  Going back to the warlord-mode of government.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/11/2017 10:10 Comments || Top||


Taliban suffer casualties in joint operations conducted in Logar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least sixteen Taliban
...Arabic for students...
holy warriors were killed in a joint operation conducted in central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

According to the local government officials, the operation was launched in the early hours of Sunday morning in Mohammad Agha district.

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the operation.

"An operation was launched around 4 am local time in Mohammad Agha district which ended in the afternoon and as a result 16 holy warriors were killed," a statement by the provincial government said.

The statement further added that eight Improvised Explosive Devices stored in a mosque were also confiscated during the operation along with ten cycle of violences.
Posted by: Fred || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [283 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Fighting in Garabulli continues in 2nd day
Tripoli and Tunis, 10 July 2017:

To the despair of its inhabitants, Garabulli has remained a battleground for a second day with pro-Ghwell forces from Misrata still reportedly occupying the town. They have been exchanging gun and rocket fire with pro-Presidency Council (PC) units sent out the 50 km from Tripoli to stop them.

There have been unconfirmed reports that two jet fighters from Misrata dropped bombs. It has also been said that Grad rockets have been fired.

The townsfolk are trapped between the opposing forces and because the coast road is closed they have no way of escaping the violence. At noon, municipality spokesman Al-Shareef Jaballah told Reuters by phone that he could hear heavy gunfire. He said he had received reports of two people living in the town, one of them an Egyptian, being killed. Casualties among the combatants are unknown.

“The clashes have resulted in severe damage to houses and shops because of indiscriminate shelling,” said Jaballah, “and forced a large number of resident to flee.”

A senior figure inside the town has told this newspaper that the rival forces have undergone a change in the course of the day. Some 330 vehicles together with artillery are reported to have come from Misrata. It is unclear if the new arrivals are members of Sala Badi’s Samoud militia and the Benghazi Defence Brigades which have been leading the attack, or have come to support them.

Meanwhile some of the militias from Tripoli which came out on Friday to block the advance of the pro-Ghwell forces have withdrawn back into the capital. These include Abdul Rauf Kara’s Nawasi Brigade and some at least of Gneiwa’s Abu Sleem Brigade. The main force now opposing the attackers is Haytham Tajouri’s Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigade. It is unclear why these militias have been pulled back but it is possible that the PC fears a second attack on Tripoli from another direction.

UNSMIL has today messaged that the Garabulli threat to Tripoli’s security was unacceptable. It urged no further escalation in the fighting.

Also today, UNSMIL security chief, Italian general Paolo Serra was in Tripoli to meet PC member Mohamed Al-Amari. It is not know whom else Serra met but his visit must have focused on the imperilled security in the capital.

On Friday as pro-Ghwell forces were advancing towards Tripoli, PC head Faiez Serraj said he would ask for “friendly countries” to take action against these “rogue groups … and outlaws”.
Posted by: badanov || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under:


Benghazi Battle Bulletin
Mines still killing LNA soldiers

Though the guns have fallen silent in Benghazi, the killing continues. Three Libyan National Army (LNA) soldiers died in mine and boobytrap explosions today.

It is being reported that one of the deaths came when a soldier was helping a family return to their Sabri home.

He warned them to stay outside while he went in first to check the property. When he entered the building the fatal blast was triggered. The family was unharmed.

3 LAN soldiers wounded in suicide bombing

Three soldiers were injured in Benghazi this morning when a militant, who had apparently escaped from Sid Akribesh, blew himself up when he was cornered.

The militant, who said said to be a Tunisian, was found in a school opposite the Al-Najma football club in the Salmani district. When troops advanced to detain him he detonated a suicide vest or a grenade. Another man with him was however captured.
Posted by: badanov || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under:


Police kill six 'terrorists' affiliated with Daesh in upper Egypt's Assiut
[AlAhram] Egypt's Ministry of Interior said on Monday that police have killed six "terrorists" affiliated with the ISIS bully boy group during a raid on an abandoned apartment building in Upper Egypt's Assiut governorate.

The raid in Dayrot town centre was aimed at eliminating a terrorst cell before it was able to conduct attacks, and was based on intelligence from Homeland Security, the ministry said.

The forces of Evil were killed during a shootout with police personnel, who seized large amounts of guns, ammunition and counterfeit military uniforms.
Couldn't have been much of a shootout if there was a large amount of ammunition left...
The raid is the second in recent weeks in Assiut governorate, with the interior ministry also claiming to have killed seven gunnies involved in attacks on Christians and churches.

Security forces in Giza also said that two members of the Hasm terrorist movement were killed in a shootout on Sunday in 6th of October City, a suburb of Greater Cairo.
The Times of Israel adds:
The police found a bomb, five automatic weapons, ammunition, military uniforms, and "educational publications containing the concepts and slogans of the (IS) group," the interior ministry added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [279 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Saudi Police, Civilians Wounded in Shootings
[AnNahar] A policeman and two civilians have been maimed in shootings in a Shiite-majority province in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, police said Monday.

Qatif, an eastern province in Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia, has been hit by a string of attacks over the past week, some of them deadly.

Police said an off-duty officer was maimed late Sunday when gunnies opened fire on his car as he was driving by private farmland.

And two civilians were admitted with gunshot wounds early Monday to a hospital in Qatif's town of Awamiya, police added.

All three are in stable, pH balanced condition.

Violence over the past week has gripped Qatif, where two coppers were killed in two separate bombings targeting their patrols on Tuesday and Thursday.

Two more coppers were maimed in a Saturday attack.

Last month, three people, including an officer, were also killed in bombings in the area.

Saudi authorities have said they are treating the bombings last week as "terrorist crimes" and have blamed drug and arms traffickers for unrest in the area.

Residents have accused police of opening fire on civilians and give a higher corpse count.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Soddy civilian wounded in artillery attack in Arda
Jeddah- A Saudi civilian was injured and two vehicles were completely damaged when a number of projectiles fired from inside Yemen hit the southwestern Saudi province, Arda.

Lieutenant colonel Yahya al-Qahtani, civil defense spokesman for the Jizan region, which Arda belongs to administratively, said that the civil defense teams reported Sunday evening on “military projectiles launched by Houthi militiamen from inside the Yemeni territory towards Arda resulted in injuring a citizen and damaging two vehicles.”

The Houthi insurgency in Yemen pits Houthis militiamen joined by armed loyalists backing ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh against Yemen’s constitutionally elected authority– it began in Northern Yemen and has since escalated into a full-scale civil war.

The Iran-aligned putschists have long targeted the stability and security of Yemen’s neighboring state, Saudi Arabia.

Qahtani pointed out that concerned authorities transferred the injured to the closest hospital. He added that security measurements are in effect.
Posted by: badanov || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Caribbean-Latin America
Costa Rican police arrest Colombian man, 22, 'planning a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert after he sent organisers threatening messages in Arabic'
[DailyMail]
  • Suspect, who has the last names Caicedo Lopez, is a 22-year-old from Colombia

  • Detectives launched a manhunt on Saturday after threatening messages posted in Arabic on concert organizers' webpage

  • Officers seized two mobile phones that were allegedly used to make the threats
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If you can't get attention for doing something good ...

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 07/11/2017 11:03 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Hawaii soldier arrested for alleged ties to terror group, FBI says
[CBS] A U.S. Army soldier on active duty in Hawaii has been charged with providing material support to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the FBI said.

FBI officials identified the soldier to CBS News as 34-year-old Ikaika Erik Kang. According to the FBI, Kang allegedly attempted to provide military documents, and training, to ISIS.

His service record indicates he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 and Iraq in 2011 and was highly decorated, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. According to CBS affiliate KGMB, Kang was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Kang was nabbed
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
on Saturday and is expected to appear in court on Monday afternoon. The FBI said Kang was the subject of a year-long, joint investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Army.

According to the criminal complaint, Kang swore allegiance to ISIS. The FBI said it believes Kang worked as a lone actor and was not associated with others who present a threat to Hawaii.

KGMB reports that Kang graduated from Kaiser High School in Honolulu. He was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu.

Kang's father, Clifford Kang, told KGMB that he is "shocked" about the allegations against his son.

"I'm just in shock. He's a great kid. He's not real outgoing, he's never been, but neither was I," Kang told KGMB. "But other than that he's a great kid, a normal kid who grew up in Waimanalo."

Kang said he believes his son may be suffering from PTSD from his tours overseas.
Update at 6:30 a.m. EDT:
The younger Kang's court-appointed defense attorney, Birney Bervar, said it appears his client may suffer from service-related mental health issues the government was aware but neglected to treat. Bervar declined to elaborate.

Sergeant First Class Ikaika Erik Kang: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Key details about the nice boy who chose to become a very nasty man:
  • Sgt. 1st class in the 25th Infantry Division, Level IV Tactical Combat Instructor

  • Current assignment as an air traffic control operator at Wheeler Army Airfield

  • Affidavit: He was reprimanded on several occasions for threatening to hurt or kill other service members, and for arguing pro-ISIS views while at work and on-post

  • Gave classified military documents to an undercover FBI agent to pass on to ISIS
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Top Pakistani police official among several dead, wounded in back to back explosions
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A top police official was among those killed in back to back kabooms in Pakistain on Monday, the security and government officials said.

The incidents took place in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province and Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistain earlier today.

The Chaman DPO SSP Sajid Khan Mohmand was killed in a suicide kaboom that took place in the vicinity of Eidgah Chowk area earlier today.

According to the officials, at least ten others were also maimed in the attack.

In another attack in Laka Tika area of Kurram Agency
...home of an intricately interconnected web of poverty, ignorance, and religious fanaticism, where the laws of cause and effect are assumed to be suspended, conveniently located adjacent to Tora Bora...
, at least two Pak soldiers were killed.

The local media reports suggest that the Tehrik-e-Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Pakistain (TTP) group has grabbed credit behind the two attacks.
Posted by: Fred || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
ISIS says Al-Baghdadi titzup
Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) The Islamic State has declared its runaway supreme leader dead, announcing it was going to name a successor soon, a source in Nineveh province said, the latest episode in clashing, unconfirmed reports around the leader's survival.
Did he poison himself and Mrs. al-Baghdadi and have one of his ruthless henchmen set fire to their bodies?
Alsumaria News quoted a local source Tuesday saying that IS made a brief statement in the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul,
Tal Afar is the Potsdam of Mosul...
in which it confirmed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death without adding further details
In that case they're more embarrassing than gruesome. Sucked his pistol, did he?
except stressing an imminent declaration of a successor and a call upon fighters to remain resilient.
"Hokay, Omar. You get to be successor..."
"Not me! Mustafa wants to be successor!"
"I do not! Abdul said he wants to..."
"Abdul, we've voted. You're [bang!] successor."
"Okay. Who wants to be Abdul's successor? Show of hands!"

Chaos flared in Tal Afar following the declaration, according to Alsumaria News's sources. Infighting among Baghdadi's loyalists and opponents broke out, prompting the group to carry out wide-scale arrests and to impose a curfew at most of the town.
"Yer under arrest!"
"No, yer under arrest!"

No official Iraqi authority confirmed the reported statement, but it came one day after Alsumaria News said the group reversed a ban on discussing Baghdadi's death and a 50-lashes punishment prescribed for the violation.
"Okay! Okay! We can talk about it!"
"Well, then why'd you give me fifty across my back?"

The group had earlier, according to sources, executed a top preacher and a close aide to Baghdadi who inadvertently brought up the issue of his death during an emotional sermon.
"... an' I exhort youse, brethren and sistern, to foller the example of our late, beloved leader..."
"Waitaminnit! Did you say 'late?'"
"Well. yeah, but what I meant wuz‐"
"[BANG!]

Update at 7:49 p.m. EDT:
Syrian Observatory says has "confirmed information" that IS chief killed
Show us the evidence, guys.
[AlAhram] The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Rooters on Tuesday that it had "confirmed information" that 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) leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
has been killed.

Russia's defence ministry said it may have killed Baghdadi when one of its air strikes hit a gathering of IS krazed killer commanders on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, but Washington said it could not corroborate the death and Western and Iraqi officials have been sceptical.

Rooters could not independently verify Baghdadi's death.

Baghdadi's death, which has been frequently reported since he declared a caliphate from a mosque in the Iraqi city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
in 2014, is one of the biggest blows yet to IS, which is trying to defend shrinking territory in Syria and Iraq.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/11/2017 08:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [967 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Set as today's headline. Thank you for being on top of this for us, Frank G. Rantburg truly is a group project.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2017 9:22 Comments || Top||

#2  except I fat-fingered "Baghdadi"....dammit
Posted by: Frank G || 07/11/2017 9:59 Comments || Top||

#3  A reporter asked CENTCOM to verify, and he twitted their response.

"We cannot confirm this information at this time, but we hope it is true. We also encourage ISIS to have a strong chain of command and secession plan.

They are going to need it."


Classic.
This ain't your Obumble's military anymore.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/11/2017 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  except I fat-fingered "Baghdadi"

Fixed. The joke is much better when properly spelt.

Oh brilliant, DarthVader. Not his military, indeed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2017 11:35 Comments || Top||

#5  thank you
Posted by: Frank G || 07/11/2017 11:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Was wondering what that smell was
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/11/2017 11:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Baghdeadi?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/11/2017 12:03 Comments || Top||

#8  If he wasn't before, he is now. :-)
Posted by: gorb || 07/11/2017 12:38 Comments || Top||


Iran Congratulates Iraq On Mosul Victory
[NDTV] TEHRAN, IRAN: Iran has congratulated Iraq on its declared victory over the ISIS terrorist group in Mosul and offered its help to rebuild the devastated country.

"Congratulations to brave people and Government of Iraq upon liberation of Mosul," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote late Sunday in a tweet.

"When Iraqis join hands, no limits to what they can achieve."

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was in Mosul Sunday, officially marking the end of a difficult campaign to retake the city, where IS declared its self-styled caliphate three years ago.

Other Iranian officials were also quick to welcome the victory, Iraq's biggest yet against the terrorists.

It was a "great achievement in the path to ending the presence and savage actions of the criminal Daesh (ISIS) group against the Iraqi nation", said Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, in messages to Abadi and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the country's most revered cleric.

"The government, armed forces and the brave nation of Islamic Iran... are prepared to offer aid to the displaced and injured in the war and help rebuild the cities and vital infrastructure in the country," official news agency IRNA quoted Shamkhani as saying.

Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and the chief of staff of Iran's armed forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, also congratulated Abadi, saying they were ready to boost defence and security ties with Baghdad.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/11/2017 01:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under:


Iraqi warbirds catch ISIS munitions convoy in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Air Force has destroyed a convoy of booby-trapped cars near al-Shirqat town, north of Salahuddin province, Alsumaria News reported on Monday citing statements by a local source.

The attack resulted in the killing of Abu Qutaiba, a leader in the Islamic State (IS), the network said.

“A column of vehicles belonging to IS, which was carrying dozens of C4-made improvised explosive devices, was attacked near al-Shirqat town, resulting in destroying the whole convoy and killing several elements of the terror group,” the source said.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, added that the IS transferred Abu Qutaiba to a hospital in Eastern al-Shirqat before his death.

IS has controlled eastern Shirqat since June 2014.

On Sunday, a Syrian national designated by the Islamic State as a governor of combined Iraqi areas was seriously wounded in an airstrike in Shirqat, and was seriously injured, while two of his assistants were killed.

The airstrike targeted a rest house in Zuweya, northeast of Salahuddin, where a secret meeting was held.

Having achieved victory over IS in its biggest stronghold in Mosul on Sunday, Iraqi government forces are expected to carry out further offensives at other IS holdouts in Iraq, including Shirqat.
Posted by: badanov || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mosul Offensive News


Iraqi forces smoke 19 ISIS troops in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Nineteen Islamic State militants were killed in western Mosul’s Old City on Monday as troops continue to clear the city after declaring victory over the extremist group.

A Counter-Terrorism Service officer, Ali Mohsen, told BasNews that the service’s forces opened fire at two IS suicide bombers after suspecting them in the Old City. “Our forces are currently combing the liberated areas and have intensified vetting of refugees from the Old City for fear that they might be infiltrated by terrorists or IS suiciders.”

Col. Khaled al-Jawari, from the Joint Operations Command, told the website that Iraqi warplanes also killed 17 other militants after detecting their attempt to flee the Old City to the eastern side of Mosul via Tigris River.

BasNews quoted another source at Nineveh police service saying that four buildings at Shahwan and Qleyat neighborhoods exploded after they had been previously booby-trapped by IS members. The explosions left no casualties, according to the source.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and celebrated victory over IS in Mosul, but abstained from delivering an official speech on the occasion until the last combing operations are concluded. “It is a matter of time until we announce victory to our great nation,” he was quoted saying.

Chinese ISIS operator dies in Mosul, 5 detained

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A Chinese Islamic State militant has been killed, five other militants were arrested in Mosul city, according to troops of Atheel al-Nujaifi, former Nineveh governor.

Troops from the Nineveh guards killed a Chinese militant as he was trying to escape Dekket Barakah region in Mosul’s Old city while the forces were combing the region in collaboration with security troops, Zuhair al-Jabouri, spokesperson of the guards, told Shafaq News.

Moreover, Jabour announced the arrest of five militants at the outskirts of Imam Gharbi village in southern Nineveh, which is held by the militants, during operations there.

Nujaifi was the governor of Nineveh when Mosul was captured by IS in 2014. The guards were formed after the city fell to the militants. The armed force, trained by Turkey, include more than 5,000 fighters, 180 of them were killed while liberating the eastern side of the city, according to its leaders.

On Sunday, a security source told Shafaq News that the militants are in control of 60 percent of the village, located in Qayyarah, south of Mosul.

Iraqi troops had liberated Qayyarh in August.

Last week, twenty-five tribal forces personnel were killed and injured in an attack launched by IS in the same village.
Posted by: badanov || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antix


'Dozens' of ISIS troops turned into a fine, red mist near Rawa

Annah, Rawa (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army warplanes killed dozens of Islamic State militants and destroyed combat equipment west of Anbar on Monday, military media reported.

Quoting the Iraqi intelligence service, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said in a statement that army jets pounded three booby-trapping factories and three weaponry depositories, killing dozens of IS militants in the town of Rawa, west of Anbar.

Thirteen other militants were killed in airstrikes that targeted three weaponry reservoirs in Annah, according to the statement.

Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa have been held by the extremist group since 2014, when it emerged to proclaim a self-styled Islamic “Caliphate”. The border area between Anbar and Syria has seen occasional bloody attacks against security forces over the past months, but Iraqi paramilitary forces continue advances to impose control over that region.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the U.S.-led international coalition have also regularly pounded IS locations in the province.

With the Iraqi government’s campaign to drive IS out of Mosul, its largest bastion in Iraq, is expected that government troops will aim at those strongholds as well as other pockets across Iraq.

4 die in suicide bombing attack near Heet

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three suicide attackers and a policeman were killed in the city of Hit, in Anbar province, an Iraqi security source said on Monday.

“Three suicide bombers, wearing suicide belts, accessed Hit in the night on Sunday to blow themselves while between citizens. However, they were discovered and followed,” Police Cap.Magid al-Nimrawi told DPA.

“The attackers took shelter at a building known as the headquarters of ‘women association’, in central Anbar,” the source said adding that shootout left three of the attackers and a policeman killed.

Iraqi troops liberated Hit from Islamic State militants in mid-April 2016.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

More than 700 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of June as result of violence and armed conflicts, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) which excludes security members deaths. Baghdad ranked the second place with 22 deaths and 88 injuries.

According to a previous count by UNAMI, 824 Iraqis were killed and wounded during the month of May.

According to observers, IS is believed to constitute a security threat even after the group’s defeat at its main havens across Iraqi provinces.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF soldier moderately injured during vehicular, stabbing attack; attacker shot and killed
[Ynet] Attacker crashes vehicle during attack in West Bank, before exiting vehicle and attempting a stabbing; soldier now lightly injured apparently hurt from pole that fell due during incident; attacker has been shot and killed.

An attacker attempted to carry out a vehicular and stabbing attack on Monday at the T intersection, located in the Gush Etzion West bank cluster, between the settlements of Tekoa and Ma'ale Amos. The attacker reportedly crashed his vehicle, before exiting it and pulling out a knife in a stabbing attempt. He was shot and killed by Israeli security forces.

One IDF soldier was moderately injured during the incident, when a pole hit by the vehicle fell and hit him. MDA administered emergency care and rushed him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. He was later reported to be lightly injured.

The attacker is believed to have been acting alone and independently.

Initial reports stated that the attacker drove his vehicle into an Infantry soldiers' station, causing a pole to fall and hit one of the soldiers, who is currently being treated for injuries in his lower extremities.
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2 Palestinians said injured by IDF in Gaza border clashes
[IsraelTimes] Two Paleostinians are injured in border festivities with Israeli security forces in the northern Gazoo Strip, according to reports in Paleostinian media.

The Wafa news site says IDF soldiers used tear gas and shot up a group of Paleostinians who approached the border fence adjacent to Jabaliya.

According to the report, one young man is at death's door after being struck in the head with a tear gas canister, and another man is being treated for a gunshot injury to his foot.

Israeli soldiers arrest 2 Palestinians crossing from Gaza into Israel

[IsraelTimes] Israeli soldiers tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
two Paleostinians who crossed the border fence from the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",-ruled Gazoo Strip into Israel, the Israeli military said on Sunday. The two were apprehended immediately after entering Israeli territory from southern Gazoo, and were transfered to security authorities for questioning. The men were unarmed, the IDF said.

The border fence contains a bevy of sensors and cameras to support the large number of soldiers who regularly patrol the area. Infiltrators are typically caught within moments.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  My common sense is tinkling, I wonder if those two Paleostinians who crossed the border fence were there as decoy to allow other Palestinians to sneak in via some as yet undiscovered tunnels?

A tactic not unlike causing a major event at one location to draw all the cops to the area, while the real crime proceed unimpeded across town.
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 07/11/2017 4:57 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army Combat Summary
[AlManar] A Syrian Army and Armed Forces unit targeted ISIL hideouts in Howeijet Sakker on the eastern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city, destroying a mortar launcher.

SANA reporter said on Monday that the Syrian Air Force carried out intensive airstrikes on ISIL hideouts and movements on the Raqqa-Deir Ezzor Road, destroying 4 machinegun-equipped vehicles.

The source added that a number of terrorists were killed in the army operations against ISIL in Muhassan city 20 km east of Deir Ezzor city.

Self-claimed leaders in ISIL “Abu al-Qa’qa al- Albani” and Safwan al-Yassin were identified among the dead, according to the source.

Other army units operating southwest of the city clashed with ISIL in al-Bghiliyeh, in the surroundings of Regiment 137, the Panorama, and the cemeteries area, killing and injuring a number of terrorists.

The Syrian army and allies also started a new attack on the terrorist groups in southeastern Damascus countryside.

The Syrian army and allies further regained control over a large number of village in Sweida northeastern countryside, killing scores of terrorists.
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6 die as Syrian rebel artillery hits targets in Damascus
[AlManar] Six civilians were killed when armed groups fired shells on the southern Halab al-Jadida neighborhood in Aleppo city, in a new breach of the Russian memorandum on de-escalation zones.

A source at Aleppo Police Command told SANA that armed groups positioned in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo fired three shells on citizens’ houses in the southern Halab al-Jadida neighborhood.
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Syrian Army captures locales in Suwayda
As Suwayda (Syria News) The Syrian regime forces, backed by foreign militia, advanced into several villages and town in the eastern countryside of As Suwayda, sources told Qasioun News on Monday.

The sources said that the government forces recaptured the areas of Deir al-Nusrani, Rajm al-Bakar, Tlul Salman, Tlul al-Fedyeen, Tal Asfar, Ashayheb, Tlul Ashhab, al-Moftra, Tal al-Moftra, Shenwan, al-Sakeya, al-Qasr, Tal Banat Baeer, Kherbet Saad and Tal Sa’ad.

This came after violent clashes between the regime forces and Syrian rebels, amid mutual artillery and rockets shelling.

It is noteworthy that the eastern countryside of As Suwayda witnessed several battles between the regime forces and Syrian rebels, lately destroying six helicopters belonging to the Syrian regime.
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US coalition aircraft hits targets near Deir Ezzor
Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Five civilians were either killed or wounded in a raid carried out by the US-led international coalition air force, on Monday, on Mayadin City, east of Deir Ezzor.

Qasioun News reported that the international coalition aircraft raided the city of Mayadin, east of Deir Ezzor, at dawn today, killing three civilians and wounding two others.

The raids intensified on Nuri al-Sa’eed Hospital in al-Souq area, near al-Sharia Mosque and Dawar al-Baloum, causing severe damage to the civilian property.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out between the security members of the Islamic State group and another one of its members, who tried to move his family to the countryside of al-Hasakah.

Noteworthy, US-led international coalition carried out hundreds of air strikes, lately, on the city of al-Mayadin, east of Deir Ezzor, killing more than 250 civilians, as well as injuring dozens.
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Turkish artillery pounds Syrian Army positions in Latakia
Latakia (Syria News) Turkish army troops, on Monday, shelled the locations of the Syrian army in Turkman Mountain, in the countryside of Latakia.

Qasioun News reported that the Turkish army shelled, using heavy artillery, the locations of the Syrian army in Turkman Mountain, in the countryside of Latakia, leaving several casualties.

On a related news, a number of the Syrian regime forces were either killed or wounded in a shelling conducted by the rebels on the areas of Burj Zaheya and Atbara, in Turkman Mountain in Latakia.

Meanwhile, ongoing clashes continue between the rebels and syrian regime forces in several areas, north of Latakia.

It is noteworthy that the rebels-held areas in Turkman Mountain, north of Latakia, are a part of the de-escalation zones agreement made in Astana, where zones aimed at reducing tensions were set up in four areas, mainly in Idlib Province and some neighboring territories (Latakia, Hama and Aleppo) to the north of Homs, East Ghouta and some provinces in southern Syria (Daraa and Quneitra).

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Posted by: badanov || 07/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [482 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  if this is true and it was intentional it is a big deal

Posted by: lord garth || 07/11/2017 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Ergodan got rid of all the decent military personnel and infrastructure, so I'm looking at this to be a 'mistake'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/11/2017 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  "Turkman Mountain, in the countryside of Latakia" explains the reason.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/11/2017 10:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Point taken, Pappy.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/11/2017 11:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Erdogan defending ISIS again?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/11/2017 12:04 Comments || Top||

#6  No. Erdogan defending Turkmen, and thus a potential Turkish enclave.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/11/2017 15:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Protector of the Turks, like the Russians are Protector of the Slavs.
Posted by: Fred || 07/11/2017 23:37 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi, Yemeni and Fillipino Editions


6 die in bombing attack in Salahuddin

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A family of six members were killed and injured due to a bomb blast that targeted families fleeing Islmaic State-held regions, north of Salahuddin, a local source said.

“Three members of one family were killed, while three others were wounded as a bomb, planted by IS at the region of Hamreen mountains,” the source, who preferred anonymity, told AlSumaria News on Monday.

“The blast targeted the families fleeing regions held by IS militants in Hawija town, southwest of Kirkuk, and the surrounding villages,” he said, adding that many civilians were killed and injured over the past few days as families were fleeing through dangerous roads.

The militants, according to the source, “banned families from fleeing in order to use them as human shields.”

Hawija, located 55 KM west of Kirkuk, has been held by IS since mid-2014, when the group emerged to proclaim an Islamic “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria. The group executed dozens of civilians and security members there, forcing thousands to flee homes.

Dozens of residents from Hawija and the regions in its vicinity escape to Kirkuk province on a daily basis. Despite the risky routes to the freed regions, the civilians prefer death to staying under IS control.

IS still holds a few areas in each of Anbar, Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk.

ISIS executes its own in Salahuddin

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State has carried out the fourth mass execution of its militants this year, east of Salahuddin.

AlSumaria News quoted a source as saying that “IS shot dead five members on Monday at the outskirts of Mutaibija, north of Salahuddin, over reluctance in fulfilling duties instructed by the group.”

Most of the executed members, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, were from Diyala province. “It’s the fourth execution that occurred this year in Mutaibija, an important IS stronghold, from which the militants launch its armed attacks against liberated regions either in Salahuddin or Diyala,” the source added.

On Friday, news reports said the group burnt the ninth emir of Diyala province in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk over reluctance in fulfilling duties and failing to achieve victories over the past few months.

IS still holds a few areas in each of Anbar, Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk.

Occasional attacks have been witnessed in Mutaibija by Islamic State against government and paramilitary troops deployments since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMUs, launched a major offensive to retake areas occupied by IS since 2014, most notably the city of Mosul.

ISIS starts kid recruiting drive in Hawija
the Thrill of One Way Missions await them
Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Having lost Mosul, its main stronghold in Iraq, Islamic State is preparing for a military parade in Kirkuk’s Hawija, another bastion it has held since 2014, according to intelligence sources.

Shafaq News website quoted the source saying that IS called upon young men, aged at least 15, to sign up for the planned show of force. The source said the parade aims to make up for demoralization caused by losing Mosul, which Iraqi commanders announced recapturing totally on Sunday.

Hawija and other neighboring areas in southwest Kirkuk have been under Islamic State control since 2014, when the group emerged to proclaim an Islamic “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria. The group executed dozens of civilians and security members there, forcing thousands to flee their homes to refugee camps or neighboring provinces. The civilians are executed for either attempting to flee the town or for collaboration with security forces.

Local tribal leaders and politicians from Kirkuk have mounted pressure on the Iraqi government to hasten with invading Hawija, suggesting that its people were experiencing a humanitarian crisis under the group’s rule. Having concluded its campaign in Mosul, the Iraqi government is planning to launch further offensives at other IS pockets across Iraq, including Hawija.

2 Yazidi girls freed in Mosul

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two Yazidi girls were freed during an operation in western Mosul, the Ministry of Defense’s War Media Cell (WMC) said on Monday according to AlSumaria News.

“Iraq’s 9th Armored Division managed on Monday to free two Yazidi girls during an operation in al-Maidan district of Mosul,” the WMC said in a statement.

The Ministry of Interior announced today that a Yazidi girl was freed in Nineveh.

Early today, Sinjar Women’s Units (SWU) announced the participation of some of its members in the battle for Raqqa in Syria to avenge the Islamic State’s (IS) violence against the Yazidi women.

“The SWU has sent a special unit of its fighters to the Syrian City of Raqqa to take part in the liberation of the city from the IS’ grip,” an official from the all-female militia, Privian Sinjari, told Alsumaria News.

Sinjari stressed that the decision to participate in the Raqqa battle came in revenge of IS violence against the Yazidi women and girls.

“The female Yazidi fighters wants to send a message to the world through their participation in the war against the IS that ‘they are strong women who have the ability to defend herself. The Yazidi woman will not give up despite their suffering”.

ISIS conducts drumhead in Marawi, executes 6

According to the Philippine military, ISIS fighters executed six hostages in front of other prisoners for refusing to fight the Philippine Army in the city of Marawi.

Lt. Col. Christopher Tampus, commander in the Philippine Army, said three freed hostages confirmed that ISIS was forcing the hostages to fight the Philippine Army.
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Houthis carry out executions of deserters

Taiz – Insurgency militias in Yemen have carried out mass executions, killing several of their members on accusations of fleeing a losing battle against government forces, said army chief of staff Mohammed al-Maqdishi.

Maqdashi condemned the executions in the Mokhadara area in Sirwah and vowed to prosecute militias’ leaders for all their crimes against the Yemeni people.

Yemen’s Saba news agency reported Maqdishi as saying that Sirwah, west of Maarib, will soon be liberated and it will soon be within the government’s jurisdiction and control.

He had also made a field visit to army units near the Marthad mountain northwest of Sirwah, praising the efforts and victories of the soldiers

In related news, 30 Houthi and Saleh militants were killed and injured during raids launched by the Coalition to Support the Legitimacy in Yemen against several insurgency positions, said a military source.

The source added that the bombardment was centralized on insurgent locations in the Khalid Ibn al-Walid camp west of Taiz.

On Saturday, Arab coalition air forces bombed Houthi militant posts off the Jazan port after militias attempted to target civilian sites on the Saudi border, according to al-Arabiya television.

Military sources confirmed that the coalition targeted two positions, killing 27 Houthi and Saleh militants and destroying anti-tank shields, military vehicles and an ammunition cache.

The militias are trying to advance towards army positions in al-Mafalis in the Haifan district to the south of Taiz. The army retaliated on Saturday by increasing its raids against the militants, killing eight, including an insurgency war media photojournalist. Several other militants were injured while trying to infiltrate army locations in Mafalis.
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