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ISIS declares Tal Afar as a separate kalifate
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Afghanistan
Taliban commander killed in Nangarhar infighting
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
commander'>Taliban Überstürmbannführer
has been killed during the latest infighting among the Taliban forces of Evil 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.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place late on Monday in the vicinity of Bati Kot district.

The provincial government in a statement also confirmed the infighting among the Taliban turbans.

The statement further added that the information received by the provincial government indicates that the Taliban leader Amad was killed during the infighting in Jantian area.

Amad was reportedly involved in insurgency activities since a long time in Bati Kot district of Nangarhar, the provincial government said.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan intelligence foil coordinated attack plot by Haqqani network in Gardez city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives foiled a plot by the Haqqani terrorist network to carry out a coordinated attack in Gardez city, the quiet provincial capital of southeastern Paktia province.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in a statement said Wednesday that a group of eight gunnies were nabbed
Please don't kill me!
in connection to the attack plot.

The statement further added that the suspects were arrested during an operation of the intelligence operatives in the vicinity of Gardez city.

The detained faceless myrmidons have confessed that they were deployed to Gardez city by the Haqqani network commanders, Ghazi and Jahad, who they claim are based on the other side of the Durand Line.

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

This comes as the Afghan officials have long been insisting that the leadership councils of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network are based in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, Quetta, and other parts of Pakistain from where they plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan.

The Afghan officials earlier said that the deadly kaboom near the embassy of Germany in Kabul was plotted by the Haqqani network in Pakistain, although the leaders of the network and the Taliban have rejected their role in the devastating attack that killed over one hundred and fifty people.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Gunmen kill at least seven abductees in Afghanistan
[DAWN] Afghan authorities on Wednesday recovered the bullet-riddled bodies of seven passengers kidnapped by gunnies in the western province of Farah a day earlier, in an attack blamed on the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
, police said.

The violence, which underscores the fragile security situation in Afghanistan, came after Taliban fighters closed a highway connecting lovely provincial capital Farah to Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
city late Tuesday, stopping a bus and forcing 16 passengers to dismount, Farah police front man Iqbal Baher told AFP.

They shot at least seven of them, while the remaining nine were taken hostages, he said.

The Afghan forces launched an operation early Wednesday to free the hostages and open the highway, clearing roadblocks set up by the bad boys, Baher said.

They recovered the bodies of seven passengers, he continued, adding that six were civilians and one a police officer. "It is not clear why the suspected turbans kidnapped and killed them, and we are still unsure about the fate of the remaining kidnapped passengers," he said.

The Taliban have so far not commented on the incident in Farah province, which has witnessed an increase in the bad boy group's activities recently, said the provincial officials.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Two militants reportedly killed in Gedo fighting
[SHABELLENEWS] Somali military officials say they killed at least two holy warriors in a fierce fighting between Al shabaab and Federal government forces in the country’s southern Gedo region on Wednesday.

The officials who spoke to Radio Shabelle on condition of anonymity said the battle erupted after SNA soldiers launched an attack against Al shabaab stronghold near Bardere town.

Residents in Daar Maclin, about 30Km away from Bardere, where the festivities took place said the attack began at around 9:00 a.m. local time, sparking a deadly shootout between the sides.

There was no immediate confirmation of the casualties on the Somali army, but, the holy warriors deny claims of losing two combatants in the skirmish occurred in the outskirts of Bardere city.

The situation in the area has returned to normal, however, reports indicated that there is still a military movement by the warring sides, which could ignite potential festivities.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Five dead in car bomb explosion at security checkpoint near Mogadishu
[SHABELLENEWS] At least five people were reported to have been killed and several maimed in a huge boom-mobile kaboom near Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, witnesses said.

According to the eyewitnesses, the blast took place after a truck-laden with explosives went off at a security checkpoint in Sinka Dheer area located on the main highway linking Mogadishu to Afgoye.

The truck went kaboom! at a parking lot soon after it was stopped by the security forces over suspicion, while heading to the capital. A thick plume of black smoke rose to the sky following the kaboom.

The sirens of the ambulances were heard as they rushed to scene of the kaboom. The maimed, mostly civilians have been taken to hospital in Mogadishu to receive medical treatment.

The Al Qaeda-affiliated Militants have grabbed credit for the attack through a statement posted on pro-Al shabaab, saying it was targeted an African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
forces convoy passing in the area.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Tripoli brigades announce victory in Garabulli
[Libya Observer] A coalition of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Revolutionaries Brigade and Addaman Brigade from Tajoura declared on Tuesday full control of Garabulli town, some 70 km east of Tripoli, after 3 days of fierce festivities against Salvation Government brigades from Misrata.

Heavy fighting
... as opposed to the more usual name-calling or slapsy...
broke out in the afternoon after mediation efforts exerted by Tajoura Municipal Council failed to urge Misrata brigades to withdraw.

Casualties among both sides were reported, but the number is yet to be officially declared.

Local residents said the heavy artillery fire echoed in the rural town for hours before the declaration of victory. They added that Misrata brigades have withdrawn to the east side of the town, but it’s not known whether they will launch a counter attack or pull back to their city.

The Health Ministry said the festivities in the past two days have led to 4 deaths and 21 injuries. It explained that 3 deaths and 6 injuries took place on Sunday, 2 of whom were foreign workers, while 1 person was killed on Monday and 15 others were maimed.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Misrata says forces attacking east Tripoli not from Misrata
[Libya Observer] Misrata municipality rejected the news circulated on "irresponsible media outlets" regarding the festivities in Castelverde, eastern tripoli.

It added that the attacking forces and brigades are not from Misrata city.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the municipality rejected destabilizing the capital and terrifying the civilian population.

"The brigades that attacked east Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
districts on Sunday are from different Libyan cities and aim at returning the General National Congress and its Salvation Government. Those forces are against the Libyan Political Agreement and they are implementing the orders of their sponsors." The statement reads.

Misrata municipality also called on the Presidential Council to activate the role of military and security institutions and to swiftly implement the articles of the Libyan Political Agreement signed in Skhirat, Morocco on December 17, 2015.

"The Presidential Council must also drive out all the gangs from Tripoli and must explain the delay in doing so as well as clarify who the impeding parties are." The statement adds.

The municipal council warned as well the fighting gangs of starting arresting people based on their IDs, inviting them to be wise and to look for the greater good of the country and avoid creating chaos for the sake of political or personal and partisan aims.

A coalition of Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade and Addaman Brigade from Tajoura declared on Tuesday full control of Garabulli town, some 70 km east of Tripoli, after 3 days of fierce festivities against Salvation Government brigades from Misrata.

Some observers found it a bit strange that Misrata municipality's condemnation of the festivities got delayed as such after three days of fighting, knowing that mobilization of troops and military vehicles of Misratan forces were seen weeks ago.

Observers also thought that it was strange that Misrata municipality described the attacking forces as a combination of forces from all Libyan cities, while in fact it was mainly formed from Misratan brigades, which departed their camps in Misrata in daylight.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Four female suicide bombers kill 19, injured 23 in Maiduguri, Nigeria: Police
[AlAhram] Four 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...
jacket wallahs killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defense force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria said Wednesday. It was the deadliest attack in months in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram's eight-year insurgency.

Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said 23 others were maimed in Tuesday night's attacks. The police commissioner said 12 of the dead were members of a civilian self-defense force and the other seven people had been mourning them.

At least one of the suicide bombers was female, said a front man for the self-defense force, Danbatta Bello. The bombers specifically targeted his colleagues while they were on duty, he said.

"A teenage exploding trollop female suicide bomber actually crept to the sandbag post of our boys at Molai and before they could realize what was happening she detonated herself and killed three of our boys," Bello said.

"That happened simultaneously with the one that occurred at the tea vendor's, where seven of our members who took their time off to eat their dinner were killed," he said.

Boko Haram has increasingly used girls and young women to carry out attacks on marketplaces, checkpoints and other targets. Some young women who escaped bad boy group have said girls are drugged and forced to carry out suicide missions.

An News Agency that Dare Not be Named news hound at the scene saw mourning residents preparing the bodies of the victims for burial.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


The Grand Turk
Turkish Police Kill 5 Suspected IS Jihadists, Detain 233
[AnNahar] Ottoman Turkish police on Wednesday killed five suspected 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....
jihadists in the central province of Konya, officials said, as officers detained 233 suspected murderous Moslems across The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
"During the operation, the five bandidos turbans were neutralized after they resisted armed force, and four security forces were lightly injured," the local governor's office said in a statement.

Police also seized weapons during the raid including five Kalashnikovs, a gun and ammunition.

Officers launched raids against IS across 29 different provinces, detaining 233 suspects, the national security headquarters said in a statement.

The raid in Konya took place as part of an investigation into whether the suspects were planning to target events commemorating last year's failed coup on July 15, Dogan news agency said. The statement did not say whether the five had actually been planning an attack.

Police began the raid shortly after sunrise, targeting a house believed to belong to an IS cell, Dogan said, indicating that they searched a total of 10 separate addresses.

Istanbul security forces captured 25 foreigners intending to go to Syria, the agency reported, adding they would be deported.

Police detained 32 suspected IS members in the Aegean city of Izmir and the southern Ottoman Turkish city of Mersin, in separate operations on people who had been planning to attack July 15 commemoration events, the agency reported.

Turkey has been hit by a series of attacks in the last 18 months blamed on IS and Kurdish murderous Moslems.

In a report published on Tuesday, the interior ministry said there had been 14 major terrorist attacks conducted by IS including 10 suicide kabooms, one kaboom and three armed attacks.

The attacks had killed 304 people, including 10 coppers and one soldier.

The last major IS attack was during New Year's Eve celebrations at an elite Istanbul nightclub where a gunman killed 39 people, most of them foreigners.

Police locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
the attacker after a manhunt.

Last week, President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him...
claimed Turkey had killed 3,000 IS bandidos turbans during its operations against the group in northern Syria which ran from August until March.

He also said Turkey had deported 5,000 terror suspects and banned another 53,000 people from entering the country.
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India-Pakistan
Protests erupt in Srinagar after Indian troops kill suspected separatists
[DAWN] Anti-India protests and festivities erupted in the main city of Srinagar in India-held Kashmire after three Kashmiri suspected separatists were killed in a shootout with government forces, police said on Wednesday.

According to police, the fighting began overnight after Indian troops raided western Radbugh village following a tip that "militants" were hiding there.

The shootout lasted the whole night and three suspected separatists were killed early Wednesday.

Authorities imposed curfew in the old parts of Srinagar anticipating protests and festivities opposing Indian rule as two of the dear departed were natives of the city.

However,
the way to a man's heart remains through his stomach...
as the news of their killing spread, residents defied the restrictions and pelted stones at police forces.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
6 ISIS Bad Guys die in artillery strike in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Six Islamic State militants were killed as a secret meeting for the fighters was shelled, northeast of Diyala, a paramilitary official said on Wednesday.

AlSumaria News quoted Sami abd Hussein, a leader with Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) as saying that troops were able to follow a secret meeting for the militants in Wadi Thilab region, in Naft Khana, that included 18 militants.

The troops, according to Hussein, “shelled the meeting region using six mortar missiles.”

Six fighters were killed, while others were injured. The remaining ones escaped to nearby valleys.

Last month, PMUs announced launching an offensive in Naft Khana, northeast of Diyala.

Naft Khana is considered a pivotal region in Diyala for its strategic location, being near to main roads, in addition to being geographically-connected to Hamrin basin.

Attacks launched by Islamic State militants against security troops, the pro-government forces and civilians surged over the past few weeks in northeast of Diyala, which urge the Iraqi forces to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town.

IS holds pivotal regions that link between each of Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk, posing threats to the liberated regions.
Posted by: badanov || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


17 ISIS Bad Guys die in failed counterattack in Mosul
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi joint force have thwarted an attack by the Islamic state near Mosul, two days after the liberation of the city, Shafaq News reported on Wednesday.

The attack is the fourth of its kind by the IS after losing the battle of Mosul.

“A force made up of Al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) and al-Hashd al-Ashaeri (Tribal Mobilization Forces), backed by fighter jets, managed to repulse a violent attack by the IS on Hatra, southwest of Mosul, killing 17 militants” a security source told Shafaq News.

“The militants used bicycle bombs driven by suicide bombers,” the source added.

Anadoly news agency quoted Col. Ahmed al-Jabouri, of Nineveh Operations Command, as saying that 13 militants were killed in an attack againt Jurn village, south of Mosul. Battles are still ongoing at Mqalae’ Jiyaa region, located near the village, after army troops were deployed to repulse the attack in Hatra.

Meanwhile, Peshmerga troops foiled another attack by IS fighters as they sneaked into a village northwest of Mosul. Al-Hashd al-Ashaeri and Al-Hashd al-Shaabi also repulsed two other attacks near the city.

Western officials warned that the IS terror group will try to launch attacks after losing their last stronghold in Mosul last Monday.

Tal Afar is a pivotal stronghold that is still held by IS in Nineveh province since August 2014.

On Monday, the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi declared, victory in the city of Mosul, ending an eight-month campaign backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary forces, which has displaced more than 900.000 civilians.

The victory in Mosul also means an effective collapse of the Islamic State’s self-styled “caliphate” declared from Mosul’s Old City by the group’s supreme leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

More
Posted by: badanov || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Drivers who smuggled terrorists into Israel to be charged with negligent homicide
[Ynet] Police say 'Anyone who drives illegal aliens into Israeli territory needs to know and suspect there might be a terrorist among them seeking to carry out an attack,' vowing to ensure accomplices are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

An Israeli Arab and a Paleostinian will be charged with negligent homicide after smuggling into Israel the bandidos bandidos krazed killers behind an attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem a month ago, which claimed the life of Border Policewoman Hadas Malka, police said Wednesday.

"Anyone who drives illegal aliens into Israeli territory needs to know and suspect there might be a terrorist among them seeking to carry out an attack. This means on certain level, the driver is an accomplice to the attack and responsible for its deadly consequences," police said in a statement.

The two suspects, one from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya and the other from the West Bank, were locked away
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
shortly after the attack.

They are suspected of organizing and smuggling a group of Paleostinian illegal aliens into Israel, among them the terrorists, a day before the attack.

This is the third time police, along with the State Attorney's Office, have been able to establish enough evidence to indict drivers with negligent homicide after they illegally smuggled into Israel Paleostinians who went on to carry out terror attacks.

The police stressed it "will reach anyone who was involved in any way--whether directly or indirectly--in terror attacks and will work to prosecute them to the full extent of the law."

Malka, 23, from Moshav Givat Ezer, was killed when three bandidos bandidos krazed killers armed with knives and firearms launched an attack in two different places near the Damascus Gate. She was fatally maimed and later succumbed to her wounds. Two other people were moderately hurt, while two were lightly hurt.

All three terrorists, Paleostinians from the West Bank, were shot and killed on the scene.

Late Tuesday night, the IDF informed the family of one the bandidos bandidos krazed killers that their home in Deir Abu Mash'al was set for demolition. The family has 72 hours to appeal the decision.

The families of the two other bandidos bandidos krazed killers received similar demolition orders earlier this week.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under:


Two Palestinians said killed in clashes with IDF troops in Jenin
[IsraelTimes] Army says troops came under attack with multiple bombs during overnight West Bank raid, returned fire; no soldiers hurt

Israeli soldiers operating in the West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday exchanged fire with Paleostinian gunnies, after coming under fire and being attacked with multiple explosive charges, the army said. Paleostinian sources said two people were killed and one maimed.

"Overnight, during an IDF operation in the Jenin refugee camp, Paleostinian gunnies shot up the forces and assailants hurled bombs at the forces," the army said in a statement. "In response to the immediate threat, forces shot towards the attackers."

Military officials said they had received reports of a Paleostinian killed in the firefight. "Reports of casualties are under investigation."

No soldiers were hurt during the incident.

According to the Paleostinian Authority’s Wafa news outlet, one of the two Paleostinians killed was shot in the head and died immediately, while the second was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors later pronounced him dead
He's dead, Jim!
The third Paleostinian was shot in the leg, according to Wafa.

The army said details of the incident were under investigation.

The IDF carried out early morning raids across the West Bank on Wednesday, arresting 21 Paleostinian suspects, mostly for rock throwing and taking part in violent protests, the army said.

Three of the 21 suspects were picked up on the suspicion that they were members of the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terrorist organization, the army said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Southeast Asia
Abu Sayyaf executes third Vietnamese hostage
[VnExpress] The Abu Sayyaf has reportedly killed another Vietnamese sailor in the Philippines. He is the third Vietnamese captive to be killed by the Muslim rebels this month.

A raid carried out by Filipino troops against the notorious militants found several bodies, including that of Vietnamese national Tran Viet Van, Vietnam's foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The Vietnamese Embassy in Manila is working with local agencies to return his body to Vietnam.

Vietnamese nationals Hoang Trung Thong and Hoang Van Vai were beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf last week.

The three were among six crew member taken hostage when their Vietnamese cargo ship MV Royal 16 was attacked off the Philippines last November. The pirates released the vessel and 13 of its crew members at the time. Hoang Vo, 28, managed to escape and was rescued by Filipino troops last month.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

#1  ...If you've killed three Vietnamese so far, and they don't seem to be talking to you, it's possible that this particular line of reasoning isn't working. Just sayin'.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/13/2017 5:28 Comments || Top||


Two troops killed in friendly-fire bombing in Marawi
[Inquirer] Two Philippine soldiers were killed and 11 others were wounded when a bomb missed its target and exploded near their around noon on Wednesday. Military spokesman Edgard Arevalo said, "Investigation is being conducted to determine the circumstances surrounding an incident where an ordnance missed its target during an airstrike."

Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera said, "Initial report from Marawi indicates that the bomb was 250 meters off target. The impact of the explosion caused the collapse of nearby structures. Large debris from heavily reinforced buildings accidentally hit two of our personnel, who succumbed to death in the process."

He said the 11 soldiers suffered minor shrapnel injuries.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [321 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)

#1  250 Meters off?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2017 9:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Either bad targeting data, poor coordination with the FO and/or ground units, or more bombing practice is needed.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/13/2017 10:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Or more bombs.

/AT Harris
Posted by: Shipman || 07/13/2017 14:40 Comments || Top||


Big C bomber gunned down at Pattani mosque
[Bangkok Post] Thai security forces killed a suspect in the May bombing of Big C Supercenter during a raid in Pattani province on Wednesday.

The shooting occurred when security forces were searching for suspects at a mosque in tambon Paka Harang in Muang district. Behind the mosque, a group of five or so men were resting on hammocks and bamboo beds. As the authorities approached them, they fled, and both sides exchanged gunfire.

One man was killed instantly. He was Suding Mama of Nong Chik district. Officials identified him as one of the suspects wanted in the Big C Supercenter bombing on May 9. Military spokesman Komet Ratanapongsai said that local villagers told authorities that the suspects went into hiding at the mosque on Tuesday evening.

Authorities think 15 people were behind the Big C bombing, which wounded 80 people. The blast came from two cooking gas cylinders stuffed with explosives that had been placed on a pickup truck stolen from a merchant from Yala province. The vendor was brutally murdered after the theft on the same day of the bombing.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami

#1  at a Mosque? That are unpossible. Religion of Peace and all that shit
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2017 8:56 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
2 Americans volunteering with Syrian Kurds, die battling ISIS
[Ynet] A U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia says two American volunteers were killed fighting the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in northern Syria last week.

The People's Protection Units, also known by their Kurdish initials as the YPG, announced Tuesday that 29-year-old Nicolas Alan Warden of Buffalo, New York, died in battle on July 5 in Raqqa, IS' de-facto capital.

The YPG says 28-year-old Robert Grodt from Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, was killed on July 6 in the same battle.

The U.S. military has developed a close relationship with the YPG and its parent coalition, the Syrian Democratic Forces, in the war against IS.

The two men were not members of the U.S. special forces embedded with the Syrian coalition.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  both were millenials

and as opposed to the phony on line SJWs, they were actually warriors and were fighting for justice

RIP
Posted by: lord garth || 07/13/2017 9:31 Comments || Top||


5 die in mortar attack in Deir Ezzor
ISIL terrorists on Wednesday fired mortar shells on neighborhoods of the besieged Deir Ezzor city, claiming the lives of five people and injuring six others.

SANA news agency reported that ISIL terrorists targeted the neighborhoods of Harabesh and al-Qusour with mortar shells, killing five people and injuring six others.

The agency added that the shelling also caused material damage.

Source: SANA
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Suicide bomber kills and injures scores in Syria’s Idlib province
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A jacket wallah rammed a car laden with explosives into a gathering of rebels near the rebel-held northwestern Syrian city of Idlib on Wednesday, killing and injuring scores, rebel sources said.

They said the blast ripped a textile factory where members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, an alliance of rebel groups whose backbone is the former al-Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front, had been using as their quarters. At least 12 were killed, one rebel source said.

The Death Eater alliance has been waging in the last few days a major sweep to round up ultra-hard-line ISIS sleeper cells in Idlib province. They say they have tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
at least 100 people, including who the group says are senior operatives blamed for a string of recent liquidation and blasts in the province.

Idlib province is dominated mainly by Death Eater groups although there is some presence of the moderate Western-vetted Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
groups.

The province, which borders The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, has long witnessed infighting between the main Death Eater groups vying for power.

Although opposed to Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s rule, bandidos Lion of Islams are riven by deep divisions on ideology and rivalry that erupts occasionally in deadly festivities.
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Syrian forces hit rebel positions in Latakia Mountains
Latakia (Syria News) Eight members of the Syrian opposition were killed while others were wounded by a guided missile launched by the regime forces, near al-Yamdiyyeh village in the northern countryside of Latakia.

The Syrian Observatory for Human rights reported that the regime forces shelled the rebels locations near al-Yamdiyyeh Village, north of Latakia, killing eight members if the syrian opposition.

Last night, a missile fell near Bayt al-Hayek and al-Bassit village in the countryside of Latakia, causing material damages, but no casualties were reported.

Noteworthy, the northern countryside of Latakia has been witnessing a decline in the military operations for weeks.
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10 die in airstrike in Hasakah
Hasakah (Syria News) Ten persons were killed in an air strike believed to be conducted by the international coalition air force, south of Hasakah, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Wednesday.

The Observatory reported that an air strike killed 10 persons, including two women, 5 children and 3 men, in Zayanat village in the southern countryside of al-Shaddadi, while injured several people and some of them are in dangerous situations, which may raise the death toll.

Earlier this week, warplanes believed to belong to the international coalition bombarded areas in al-Zayanat village in the southern countryside of al-Shaddadi city, killing at least 7 persons.
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Aleppo hit with artillery
Won't say from whom
But the Syrian government territory is on the receiving end.
Aleppo (Syria News) Several shells fell, on Wednesday, on areas in a neighborhood, west of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for human Rights reported.

The observatory revealed that shells fell, after midnight yesterday, in the regime-held Jam’eyyat Al-Zahraa neighborhood, west of Aleppo, causing material damages.

Also, a child was killed by a bomb blast al-Thkhira Village in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, while two children died in another blast in Kafr Bisin town in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Meanwhile in Homs Province, violent battles broke out between the regime forces and the Islamic State militants on Palmyra-Sukhnah road, in the eastern countryside of Homs, where casualties were reported at both sides.

Yesterday, SOHR reported that regime forces managed to retake al-Hail Oil Field, as well as driving out the rest of the Islamic State members from the field.

Noteworthy, regime forces are less than 15 km away from al-Sukhnah, the last stronghold of the Islamic State in Homs Province.
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