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IS claims attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul
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Afghanistan
Taliban Big Turban, 5 others die in Nangarhar
A Taliban commander and his militants were mysteriously killed in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, the local officials said Monday.

The incident took place late on Sunday night in the vicinity of Khogyani district of Nangarhar.

The provincial government says the militants and his commander were killed by unknown gunmen late on Sunday night in Kagi Haderi area of the district.

The Taliban leader killed in the attack has been identified as Fazal Ahmad who was killed with his five fighters, the provincial government.

In the meantime, the district administrative government said Fazal was involved in several destructive activities in this district and their dead bodies are still lying in the area.

The Taliban insurgents group has not commented regarding the report so far.

But reports indicate that the Taliban commander and his militants were killed during an infighting on Sunday night and a total of two Taliban commanders were killed in the infighting.

This is not the first time reports emerge regarding the infighting among the Taliban insurgents but numerous incidents have taken place in the past.

The majority of infighting among the Taliban insurgents take place due to the differences available among the Taliban ranks regarding the appointment of the Taliban group leader.
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#1  432 virgins gained employment
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#2  A Taliban commander and his militants were mysteriously killed in eastern Nangarhar
Time to divide the opium trade and someone didn't like their share?
Posted by: magpie || 08/01/2017 11:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Don't jump to hasty conclusions. It could very well have been where the new dancing boys were supposed to go.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/01/2017 11:21 Comments || Top||


2 die in Zabul IED blast
At least two civilians were killed in a roadside mine explosion in southern Zabul province on Sunday night, local officials said.

In addition, three other civilians were wounded.

The blast happened in Shahjoy district of the province after a civilian vehicle hit the IED, officials said.

“The wounded people are in critical condition,” an official added.

No group including the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.
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IS claims attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul
[DAWN] A jacket wallah went kaboom! outside the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on Monday and snuffies breached the compound in a complex hours-long attack claimed by the bully boy 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) group, said Afghan officials.

All the attackers had been killed and the compound secured roughly four hours after the assault began, Afghanistan's interior ministry said, adding that all embassy staffers were safe and only one policeman maimed "slightly".

Earlier, black smoke billowed into the air above the neighbourhood in northwestern Kabul as the sound of gunfire, blasts and ambulance sirens could be heard. Panicked residents, including women and kiddies, could be seen fleeing the area.

The ministry said at least four snuffies had attacked the embassy, beginning with a suicide bomber who detonated his vest at the compound entrance.
Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [430 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Key al-Shabaab commander killed
[AA.TR] A key al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
leader was killed in an operation in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region on Saturday, Somalia’s information minister said in a statement on Monday.

Government troops with international partners killed Ali Mohammed Hussein (Ali Jabal), commander of the Banadir region -- including the capital Mogadishu -- in a security operation.

"Ali Jabal was part of an al-Shabaab network responsible for planning and executing several bombings and liquidations that resulted in the deplorable death of numerous innocent civilians in Mogadishu," a statement from Somalia’s information minister said.

"The successful operation signals the Federal Government’s continued commitment to protect Somali citizens and reduce al-Shabaab's ability to conduct senseless acts of violence against the people of Somalia, its East African neighbors, and the international community," he added.

A statement from the U.S. Africa Command said Monday it carried out a dronezap near Tortoroow in southern Somalia that killed an al-Shabaab member, but gave no further details.

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Uganda Says 12 Killed in Somalia Shabaab Attack
[An Nahar] Uganda's military said on Monday it had lost 12 soldiers in an attack claimed by Shabaab Lions of Islam in southern Somalia.

The al-Qaeda linked murderous Moslems ambushed Ugandan troops that are part of 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...
force as they patrolled a supply route in the hotly-contested Lower Shebelle region, the military said in a statement.

"From the battlefield, it is now confirmed that UPDF lost 12 gallant soldiers with seven sustaining injuries," the statement from the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces said.

Witnesses told AFP the attack occurred in the village of Golweyn, some 120 kilometres (74 miles) from the capital Mogadishu.

The AU mission AMISOM said an improvised bomb (IED) was used in an ambush of a convoy composed of its troops and Somali forces.

"A lot of damage was inflicted on the enemy while our troops took fatalities whose number is yet to be ascertained," the mission said on Twitter.

A Shabaab front man on Sunday told a radio station linked to the group that the murderous Moslems had killed 39 soldiers, a claim that could not be independently verified.

Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
5 LNA soldiers die in clash in Derna
BENGHAZI, Libya: Rebels on Sunday killed five members of a force led by military strongman Khalifa Haftar in the country’s east, sources said.

“Terrorist groups attacked at dawn Sunday three sites under the control” of Haftar’s forces south of the eastern city of Derna, they said.

Four of Haftar’s forces were also wounded, it added.

Derna was known for being a bastion for rebels even before the 2011 uprising that toppled and killed former ruler Muammar Qaddafi.

Haftar’s forces are waging a campaign against rebel and terrorist groups, including efforts to capture the eastern city from the “Revolutionary Shoura Council of Derna,” a coalition of militias close to Al-Qaeda.

On Saturday, a pro-Haftar fighter died as he took part in a mission to try and rescue a pilot whose plane had crashed in the same area.

The pilot who died in the crash, had been carrying out a raid against rebel positions when his fighter jet was hit by a missile, the news agency said.

Haftar’s forces have lost several aircraft in recent months.

The strongman supports an administration based in the country’s east that has refused to recognize the UN-backed Government of National Accord based in Tripoli.

Top committee votes in favor of constitutional draft

A committee tasked with writing a constitution for Libya voted on Saturday in favor of a draft, paving the way for Parliament to approve a referendum and causing uproar among opponents.

Critics, including secessionists and people in favor of the country’s 1951 constitution, called for a redo of Saturday’s vote.

Protesters broke into the committee’s building in the eastern town of Bayda, according to two committee members, who said they called on the committee to reconvene Sunday. It was not immediately clear whether the committee met again.

Committee members opposing the decision issued a signed statement saying that voters failed to consider amendments proposed by opponents to articles in the draft.

Amraja Noah, a committee member from the eastern city of Tobruk, said protesters stormed the building to stop the session, forcing the members to rush the vote.

He said 44 members attended the session and 42 voted in favor of passing the draft.
Posted by: badanov || 08/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Algerian Army Kills Six Armed Islamists
[An Nahar] The Algerian army on Monday killed six armed Islamists during an ongoing security operation west of Algiers, the defense ministry said.

Weapons and ammunition were also recovered, it said.

The six suspects were killed in the Safsafa area near Tipaza, 70 kilometers (44 miles) west of Algiers, according to the ministry.

Algerians had hoped that a 2005 peace and reconciliation charter would turn the page on a 1991-2002 civil war that cost 200,000 lives.

But Islamist groups remain active in some areas, largely targeting security forces.

At least 71 armed Islamists have been killed by Algerian security forces this year, according to an AFP tally of official figures.
Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Arabia
Senior al-Qaeda leader surrenders to Yemeni security forces
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Khaled Abdelnabi, a prominent leader of Ansar al-Sharia
...a Salafist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends. There are groups of the same name in Libyaand Yemen, with the Libyan versions currently most active. Tunisia's Shabaab al-Tawhid started out an Ansar al-Sharia and changed its name in early 2014. It still uses the old name now and then, probably because the stationery's not all used up and the web site hasn't expired yet...
, the local branch of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
, voluntarily turned himself in to security forces in the Yafa’a district of the Lahij governorate.

According to local Yemeni news reports, Abdelnabi turned himself in on Saturday night.

Jalal al-Rabihi, the commander of the emergency unit in Yafa’a, said Abdelnabi is now in their custody and he will be handed over to the relevant authorities.

Rabihi called on the rest of the organization’s leaders to turn themselves in to security and army forces in the liberated governorates.

Al-Arabiya.net contacted Yemeni officials in the legitimate government but they refused to comment on the matter and said they would once Abdelnabi is transferred to relevant authorities in Aden and interrogated.

Abdelnabi, also known as Abu Basir al-Yazidi, is wanted by the American intelligence. He ruled "the emirate of Jaar" in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
, south of Yemen, when al-Qaeda seized it between 2011 and 2012. After al-Qaeda was expelled from the city, his whereabouts became unknown but Yemeni security forces continued to pursue him for years.

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Drone Strike on Qaida in Yemen Kills 5
[An Nahar] Five men suspected of belonging to al-Qaeda were killed in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
Monday in a dronezap likely to have been carried out by the United States, a security official said.

The strike on Juba in the central Marib province, the site of a ground raid by U.S. commandos in May, killed five Yemenis and "foreigners" in an attack that targeted a gathering of people "known to belong to al-Qaeda," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
He declined to elaborate on the nationalities of those killed.

The United States considers the Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
to be the group's most dangerous branch.

A long-running drone war against AQAP has intensified since President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
took office in January.

An air raid he ordered that month killed a U.S. Navy SEAL and several Yemeni civilians in Baida province, south of Marib.

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Europe
Austria sentences Hamas man to life for terror plot in Israel
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinian released in 2011 Shalit deal sought to enlist West Bank residents to carry out grenade attacks in Jerusalem

Austria sentenced a Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", operative to life in prison for enlisting Paleostinians in the West Bank to carry out terror attacks against Israeli targets.

The Paleostinian man, whose name is being held under gag order in Austria, was sentenced last week, Israel’s Justice Ministry said in a statement.

The Hamas operative was previously serving a life sentence in Israel, but was released to the Gazoo Strip in the 2011 prisoner exchange deal for IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. He later relocated to Austria.

In 2016, the Paleostinian man contacted two residents of the West Bank over the internet and enlisted them to carry out grenade attacks in Jerusalem and to assemble additional cell members.

The planned attacks were never carried out.

After learning of the Hamas member’s intentions, the Shin Bet security agency was able to track him to Austria. The agency also incarcerated
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
four Paleostinians suspected of involvement in the planned attacks, the Justice Ministry said.

Israel also transferred intelligence on the Hamas operative to Austrian authorities, leading to his arrest in Austria.

At Austria’s request, Israel also provided legal assistance in the case, including by allowing the Austrian judge to question the four West Bank residents suspected of involvement in the planned attacks by video conference.
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India-Pakistan
Two alleged terrorists killed in Karachi's suburbs
[DAWN] Two alleged murderous Moslems claimed to have been members of a banned krazed killer outfit were killed on Monday during a police raid in Shah Latif Town in the outskirts of Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Police said they had raided a house in Shah Latif Town upon receiving a tip from an informant. Two men present in the house opened fire on the raiding party and were killed in retaliatory fire, police said.

One of the dead men was identified as Abu Huzaifa Tanzeemi, but the identity of the other person is unknown.

According to Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Rao Anwar, the men were members of Al Qaeda's South Asia chapter and had been involved in the killings of security personnel, including Deputy Superintendent of Police Faiz Shigri, as well as Shias and members of the Ahmediyya community.
Posted by: Fred || 08/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Iraq
ISIS Top Kop dies in airstrike in Kirkuk
Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State’s police chief was killed, while five others were injured in an airstrike, southwest of Kirkuk, a local source from the province was quoted saying.

“IS leader in charge of the so-called Islamic police in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, was killed along with one of his companions, while five others were wounded as an airstrike targeted a group’s rest house at the outskirts of the town,” the source told AlSumaria News on Monday.

The source, who preferred anonymity, added that the killed member was from the group’s second-line leaders in Kirkuk.

On Sunday, nine IS militants were killed as U.S.-led coalition jets targeted IS locations in al-Rashad, al-Riyadh and Hawija, southwestern Kirkuk.

Hawija, located west of Kirkuk, have 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.

Security officials say tens of IS families in the group’s so-called Diyala State headed to Hawija after losing the cities they controlled after June 2014.

There has been pressure on Iraqi government to hasten with invading Hawija, given the humanitarian crisis people were experiencing under the group’s rule. Further offensives are expected to be launched across Iraq.
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Diyala Devastation Digest
Kop dies in IED attack near Baqubah

Baqubah (IraqiNews.com) A policeman was killed and two others were wounded Monday when a roadside bomb exploded northeast of Baqubah, Diyala, a local source was quoted saying.

The source told Alsumaria News that the bomb was placed on the side of a country road near Tawakkol village (40 Km northeast of Baqubah), and exploded when the police patrol was passing by.

Earlier on Monday, Dijlah Security Operations commander Mezher al-Ezzawi said three rest houses belonging to the militant group were seized northeast of Diyala.

An airstrike also destroyed a vehicle boarded by Islamic State militants on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, killing three on board, a local source told Alsumaria News earlier today.

Islamic State members have escalated their attacks against security and civilians over the past months as Iraqi forces were focusing most of their efforts to drive the group out of Mosul, the militants’ former capital which was declared free earlier this month. More than 25000 militants were killed in the Mosul campaign, according to Iraqi generals, including both foreign and local members, while a few thousands remain in other havens in Diyala, Salahuddin, Kirkuk and Anbar which the Iraqi government plans to target with future military offensives.

Iraqi kops destroy 3 ISIS safe houses

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces have destroyed three rest houses belonging to the Islamic State, northeast of Diyala governorate, according to Dijla Operations Command.

Joint forces of army, police and al-hashd al-shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) launched a large-scale military operation to track the cells of the IS across al-Saadiya town and nearby towns, Lieutenant General Mazhar al-Ezzawi told Alsumaria News.

“The preliminary results showed that the forces have managed to destroy three rest houses” he added.

The Dijla Operations Command had launched a series of large-scale operations in recent months across Diyala to eliminate IS cells

Early today, an airstrike destroyed a vehicle boarded by Islamic State militants on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, killing three on board.

3 ISIS Bad Guys die in airstrike

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An airstrike destroyed a vehicle boarded by Islamic State militants on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, killing three on board, a local source was quoted saying on Monday.

The source told Alsumaria News that the airstrike targeted the vehicle at Bou Awwad region, Hawi al-Udhaim, 90 kilometers north of Baqubah.

The network quoted another security source saying that the three militants killed in the raid included the group’s area security commander nicknamed Abu Zakariya, an Iraqi.
Posted by: badanov || 08/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


20 ISIS Bad Guys turn into a Red Mist near Syrian border

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi warplanes killed 20 Islamic State members near the borders with Syria, military media reported Monday, denying reports that the strikes targeted locations inside Syria.

The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said an airstrike was carried out at Tal Sufouq, a region at Nineveh’s borders with Syria, based on intelligence provided by the Popular Mobilization Forces.

The strike killed 20 militants and destroyed six vehicles, the statement said, denying reports that the strikes targeted locations inside Syria.

On Sunday, semi-official al-Sabah newspaper said Iraqi warplanes pounded IS locations in the Syrian city of Mayadin, Deiz Ezzour, before the group proceeded with plans to target holy Shia sites in the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala, as well as the residence of the country’s top Shia cleric, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

Iraqi forces regained control over the city of Mosul earlier this month, ending more than eight months of battles against the militants at their former capital. Coinciding with the campaign in Mosul, paramilitary troops, backed by warplanes, managed to take full control over the borderline with Syria and Jordan.

Islamic State now holds a few towns in Nineveh near the Syrian borders, most notably Tal Afar, which is widely reported to be the next target for military operations.

12 ISIS Bad Guys die in drone strike near Tal Afar

Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) A drone guided by the U.S.-led coalition killed 12 Islamic State militants near the group’s last stronghold west of Nineveh, an air force officer said in a statement.

Maj. Abbas al-Khozami said in a press state,ent that the drone fired two rockets at an Islamic State residence in Alawliya, east of Tal Afar, the town held by militants since 2014.

Among those killed was Islamic State’s commando chief, Abdul-Aziz Abdul-Qader al-Jeheishi, Khozami said.

He said the air force continues to fly drones above the town to collect intelligence about the group’s locations and movements, noting that more air raids will be carried out in the area over the few next days.

The Iraqi government has recently set Tal Afar as the next target of oeprations against the Islamic State. So far, the town has been isolated from the Syrian borders and from Mosul by the pro-government Popular Mobilization.

Earlier on Monday, the media service of the Popular Mobilization said troops, backed by the Iraqi jets repelled an IS attack at the region between the borders and al-Hamdaniyah district, northeast of Nineveh province.

Ten militants were killed, while six vehicles of the group were burnt, the statement added.

Another statement by the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said an airstrike was carried out at Tal Sufouq, a region at Nineveh’s borders with Syria, killed 20 militants.
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Anbar Antix


4 civilians die in airstrikes near Rawa

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Civilians of one family were killed, while another person was injured in an airstrike that targeted Islamic State havens in Anbar, a security source was quoted saying on Monday.

An airstrike by unidentified jets shelled a house on Sunday evening in Rawa town, western Anbar, the source told the Russian Sputnik news agency. Four members of one family were killed.

The shelling also left another civilian, who was near the house, injured, the anonymous source added.

On Sunday, a military source was quoted saying that Lt.Gen Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operation, ordered to besiege IS havens in western Anbar preparing to invade them.

Iraqi fighter jets reportedly dropped last week millions of leaflets informing locals that liberation offensives for the province were nearing.

Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them. However, Anbar’s western towns of Annah, Qaim and Rawa are still held by the extremist group since 2014, when it emerged to proclaim a self-styled Islamic Caliphate.

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

12 ISIS Bad Guys die in fighting near Annah

Annah (IraqiNews.com) Twelve Islamic State militants were killed Monday as encounters broke out between them and Iraqi army forces backed by paramilitary troops west of Anbar.

Jordan’s Petra news agency quoted Col. Gamal al-Dulaimi saying the militants were killed during clashes at the desert area around the town of Annah, a major IS stronghold west of the province and near the borders with Syria.

A military source had told Alsumaria News that intense clashes flared as an army force, backed by Tribal Mobilization troops, advanced towards the areas , 210 Km west of Ramadi.

On Sunday, Ikhnews quoted a military source saying senior Iraqi military commanders arrived in Anbar and discussed anticipated operations to retake the towns of Annah, Rawa and Qaim, on Anbar’s borders with Syria, from Islamic State militants.

The commanders directed for “advancing towards Annah’s desert areas to cut IS supply routes and besiege the group before the invasion,” the military source told the website.

7 ISIS Bad Guys smoked in Iraqi airstrikes near Rawa

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Seven Islamic State fighters were killed in an airstrike launched by the international coalition in western Anbar, Al-Jazeera Operations Command announced on Monday.

“The U.S.-led coalition jets managed to shell a group of IS militants in north of Rawa city, located west of Anbar province,” Major-General Qassim al-Mohammadi, commander of the army’s Al-Jazeera Operations, told AlSumaria News.

“Seven militants were killed, while two vehicles were destroyed,” Mohammadi added.

Earlier on Monday, Sputnik news agency quoted a source as saying that an airstrike launched by unidentified jets shelled a house in Rawa, killing four members of one family and injuring a fifth.

Iraqi army dismantles 97 IEDs in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) An army force has dismantled 97 improvised explosive devices (IED) in the liberated areas of Anbar governorate, Alsumaria News reported on Monday.

A Security source told Alsumaria that a force from the 8th army division managed to find 52 IEDs in several areas in Ramadi, while another force found 45 IEDs east of the city.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that the forces dismantled these IEDs.

Security forces continue its efforts to dismantle the explosives planted by IS in the liberated areas.

Early today, intense clashes broke out between Iraqi army forces and paramilitary troops on one side and Islamic State militants in western Anbar deserts.

A military source told Alsumaria News that the clashes flared as an army force, backed by Tribal Mobilization troops, advanced towards the desert areas around the IS-held town of Annah (210 Km west of Ramadi).
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Iraqi raid kills 20 Daesh militants near Syria border
[AA.TR] At least 20 of ISIS murderous Moslems were killed in an Iraqi Arclight airstrike near border with Syria on Monday, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry.

The raid was initiated upon a tipoff from the pro-government Hashd al-Shaabi militia and targeted the area of Tel Safouk near border with Syria, the ministry said in a statement.

Army Capt. Jabbar Hassan, for his part, said the Hashd al-Shaabi has reinforced its forces along the Iraqi-Syrian border.

"They are tasked with securing Iraq’s border with Syria," he told Anadolu Agency.

Earlier this month, Iraqi forces expelled ISIS murderous Moslems from djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, which the terrorist group overran along vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq in 2014.

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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Police arrest 33 suspected of instigating Temple Mount riots
[IsraelTimes] Overnight raids in East Jerusalem neighborhoods round up key figures who police say fueled violent protests

Police jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in raids overnight Sunday 33 men suspected of playing key roles in recent violent demonstrations against Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Officers and border guards, equipped with arrest warrants, raided homes in East Jerusalem and detained the suspects for questioning, police said in a statement.

Seven were minors aged between 13 and 17, police said.

Raids took place in A Tur, the Shuafat refugee camp, Beit Hanina, Wadi Joz, Ras Al Amud, Issawiya, and the Old City.

The detainees are suspected of taking part in riots and endangering lives, the statement said.

Following questioning they will be brought before a court to have their detention extended.

Police said that by using a combination of groundwork, intelligence-gathering, documentation, and "sophisticated use of technologies" they were able to identify major instigators of violent rioting.

During the rioting dozens of suspects gathered in a number of locations and threw stones, glass bottles and Molotov cocktails, set dumpsters alight, blocked roads, and launched firecrackers at security forces.

A number of officers were maimed during the rioting, police said.

"The Israel police takes a serious view of efforts to riot with the aim of shaping reality and to influence decision making, and will not allow it," the statement said.
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Terrorists holding out 70 days into Philippine battle
[AA.TR] After 70 days of fighting, up to 40 pro-ISIS Lions of Islam are holding out in Marawi City, Defense Minister Delfin Lorenzana said Monday.

Militants from the Maute group and Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
seized Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on May 23 and just a handful remain embedded in pockets around the devastated city.

The military said it has killed 491 forces of Evil in heavy fighting that saw the government order Arclight airstrikes on Marawi and impose martial law across Mindanao.

"I think they are down to only 30 to 40 fighters but don’t discount them as these are good fighters and we are still taking casualties," Lorenzana said, according to the state-run Philippine News Agency.

"In fact, we had one killed and nine maimed some three days ago and yesterday."

The military is looking into claims that Abdullah Maute, one of the brothers leading the Maute group, was killed over the weekend, front man Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said.

The Lions of Islam currently hold 80-100 hostages, including Catholic priest Teresito Suganob, ABS-CBN news reported Padilla as saying.

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Philippine Militants Behead Seven Loggers
[An Nahar] Islamist faceless myrmidons in the Philippines have beheaded seven local loggers they kidnapped last week in their stronghold in the strife-torn south, police said Monday.

The bodies of the loggers were found on Sunday in a mountainous village on the island of Basilan
...Basilan is a rugged, jungle-covered island in the southern Philippines. It is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, bandidos, and maybe even orcs. Most people with any sense travel with armed escorts...
, local police chief John Cundo told AFP, blaming the killings on a faction of the Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
kidnap-for-ransom group based there.

The group of senior Abu Sayyaf leader Furuji Indama kidnapped and killed the loggers apparently over a local business row rather than for its typical ransom activities, Cundo said.

"This was an act of Dire Revenge by Indama who may have blamed the destruction of his rubber plantation on these loggers. The kidnappers did not demand ransom but immediately beheaded the loggers," Cundo said.

The Abu Sayyaf is a loose network of faceless myrmidons formed in the 1990s with seed money from the late Osama bin Laden
... who is now neither a strong horse nor a weak horse, but a dead horse...
's al-Qaeda network.

One faction based on Basilan has pledged allegiance 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....
group, with members among faceless myrmidons who have been occupying parts of Marawi, the largely Catholic nation's most important Islamic city, since May.

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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army Combat Summary
The Syrian Air Force carried out sorties targeting ISIL gatherings and positions in a number of villages in the countryside of Salamiyeh, 30 km east of Hama city.

A military source told SANA that the Syrian Air Force destroyed ISIL centers, fortifications, and machinegun-equipped vehicles in Salba, Jorouh, Qulaib al-Thaor, Jana al-Elbawei, al-Azib Valley, Dekaileh Shamaliyeh, and Dekaileh Janoubiyeh in the eastern countryside of Hama.

Homs, Raqqa

The Syrian Army Air Force targeted gatherings and positions of ISIL terrorists in the eastern countryside of Homs and the southern countryside of Raqqa, inflicting heavy losses upon them in the personnel and equipment.

A military source told SANA that the Syrian Air Force carried out intensive airstrikes in the eastern countryside of al-Badiya in Homs, targeting fortifications and supply routes of ISIL terrorists in the surroundings of Hmeima and al-Sikhnieh 70 km to the east of Palmyra and in the village of Mushairfet Qibliyia.

The source added that the Air Force targeted gatherings and fortifications of ISIL in the village of al-Rabia in the southern countryside of Raqqa.

A number of the ISIL machinegun-equipped vehicles, fortifications and positions were destroyed in the airstrikes, and a number of terrorists were killed.

Deir Ezzor

The Syrian Air Force carried out raids against ISIL gatherings and fortifications in Wadi al-Tharda, the area surrounding the graveyards and the neighborhoods of al-Ardi, al-Rashdia and al-Hamidia, killing a number of terrorists, injuring others and destroying a number of their sites and fortifications.

Source: SANA
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Syrian Army launches assault on Homs locality
Homs (Syria News) Syrian government forces, backed by foreign militias attacked, at noon today, the Islamic State headquarters in the city of Sukhna, east Homs.

Qasioun News reported that Syrian government forces, backed by foreign militias launched, at noon today, an extensive attack on the locations and headquarters of the Islamic State group, in the vicinity of the city of Sukhna, east Homs.

Meanwhile, clashes broke out between the two sides, amid mutual artillery and rockets shelling, but the security forces were not able to achieve any significant progress.

Furthermore, Syrian warplanes bombarded the Islamic State’s headquarters, killing and wounding several terrorists, as well as destroying a number of military vehicles.

It is noteworthy, Syrian regime forces and allied militias, backed by Russian aerial coverage, are seeking to recapture the city of Sukhna.

Earlier this week, Syrian army, backed by foreign militias managed to recapture several security headquarters belonging to the Islamic state in the city of Sukhna after violent clashes.
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Militants eliminate checkpoint near As Suwayda City
As Suwayda (Syria News) Unidentified militants removed a security checkpoint, south of As Suwayda City, in a move that surprised the people of the province.

Suwayda 24 network published, on Monday, the photos of the checkpoint, after being completely demolished, reporting: “The [checkpoint] disappeared, and the surrounding rooms were demolished without any explanation.”

It is noteworthy that the checkpoint is not the first of its kind to be removed, where security forces removed five checkpoints between Damascus and As Suwayda since last May.

Suwayda 24 also reported that three barriers inside the administrational borders of As Suwayda were removed, recently, also without any explanation.
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Syrian Army reinforcements, supplies arrive in Deir Ezzor via helicopter
[ALMASDARNEWS] Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reinforcements poured into the Deir Ezzor Governorate, Monday, after several military choppers landed at the 137th Brigade Base near the western entrance of the picturesque provincial capital.

According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, at least six helicopters carrying reinforcements and supplies landed so far today at the 137th Brigade Base after making the short journey from the al-Qamishli District of the Hasakah Governorate.

The reinforcements will be concentrated in the western part of the city, where they will aid the army in driving back 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....
(ISIS) turbans from the Panorama area.
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Lebanese security forces arrest ISIS members
[ALMASDARNEWS] Lebanese security forces managed to uncover and eventually capture 4 ISIS members in the country’s north.

The members ‐ who formed a sleeper cell ‐ were active in the area located between 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...
and al-Daniyah in north Leb, and were found to have regular contacts with several senior ISIS commanders in Syria and Iraq.

The Lebanese forces raided their hideout and seized large quantities of weapons, ammunition and equipment; including 13 60mm caliber missiles, 13 detonators, rifles, pistols, electronic equipment and detailed maps of north Leb and al-Beqaa area.
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