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Afghanistan
US airstrike kills several civilians in Afghanistan
Several civilians have been killed in an US airstrike in eastern Afghanistan, local officials said Friday, the latest setback in efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country.
"On Thursday afternoon, the American forces bombarded a civilian private vehicle... when they were travelling inside the district," he told AFP.

"Unfortunately, in the airstrike we have casualties. Eleven people were killed and one wounded. All the victims, which included women and children, were civilians and they were from one family. Crowded civilian vehicle.

"The victims were beyond recognition, So how do we know they were civilians, and from one family? and they were placed inside the sacks and were buried late last night," he added.

One wonders how such a mistake could happen, since there is no mention of any active fighting (and resulting confusion) in the area: was the vehicle 'authorized' as a legitimate target by a Talibunny pretending to be an Afghan official?
Posted by: Glenmore || 08/11/2017 11:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [347 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...the latest setback in efforts to bring peace to the war-torn country
The Romans and Mongols had methods of pacifying areas that seemed to work very well (for varying definitions of the term "well") --- not that I'm advocating them, just to be clear.
Posted by: magpie || 08/11/2017 15:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Aka... Undocumented Taliban
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/11/2017 16:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Airstrikes on Germany and Japan killed a lot of civilians as well. Turned two countries with militaristic cultures into two of the least militaristic.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/11/2017 16:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Were they civilians before the strike? Or just after?
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/11/2017 18:37 Comments || Top||


Explosion targets police vehicle in Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An kaboom targeted a police vehicle in Kabul city late on Wednesday evening, leaving at least four people maimed.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials confirmed the incident took place in the vicinity of Cinema Pamir area of the city.

MoI front man Najib Danish said a magnetic bomb planted in a police vehicle went off, leaving at least four coppers maimed.

Last evening’s kaboom followed hours after a jacket wallah detonated his explosives in the outskirts of the city, leaving at least one person dead.

The incident in Bani Hesar area of the city took place between 11 an d12 pm local time on Wednesday close to a check post of the security forces.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
turbans had grabbed credit behind the attack and claimed that one security official was killed and another was maimed.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces foil a deadly attack plot on a university in Kapisa province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan cops have foiled a deadly attack plot to target a university in northeastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.

The local security officials are saying that the murderous Moslems were looking to carry out an attack on al-Beruni university in the vicinity of the Hesa-e-Awal district of the province.

Provincial security chief Mohammad Masood Chahardara told news hounds that the Afghan cops have locked away
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
a group of three suspects in connection to the attack plot.

He said the murderous Moslems were attempting to detonate Improvised Explosive Device made out of 100 kilograms of Ammonium Nitrate along with two mortar shells and some of its detonators.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces conducted 45 ground operations, 10 airstrikes, leaving 51 militants dead
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel conducted at least 45 ground operations and 10 Arclight airstrikes in the past 24 hours, leaving at least 51 holy warriors dead.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in its latest operational update said the operations were conducted in various provinces of the country with an aim to suppress the growing insurgency of the anti-government armed bully boy groups.

MoD further added that out of the holy warriors killed during the period, at least 26 of them were killed in Posht-e-Rod district of Farah, 24 of them were maimed, and a vehicle along with a cycle of violence were destroyed.

In another operation conducted in Band-e-Taimor area of Maiwand district of Kandahar province, at least 18 holy warriors were killed and 18 improvised bombs were discovered and destroyed.

The Afghan forces also conducted an operation in Qarabagh, Andar, and Geru districts in southeastern Ghazni province, leaving at least 2 holy warriors dead and 5 others maimed.

At least two holy warriors were killed and another one was maimed during the other operations conducted in Alisheng district of 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.
province, while in Khogyani district of 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, at least one bully boy was killed and two others were maimed.

The Afghan forces also killed two forces of Evil during an operation conducted in Bala Morghab district of Badghis province.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [291 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  55 operations, 51 baddies killed.
As silly as the numbers from yesterday.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2017 0:31 Comments || Top||


Teenage boys arrested before joining ISIS ranks in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four teenage boys were incarcerated
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
by the Afghan cops before joining 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 ranks as they were apparently lured by the fighters of the terror group.

The provincial government media office in 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 in a statement the teen boys were arrested from the vicinity of Haska Mina district.

The statement further added that the boys aged between 14 to 16 years old and had travelled from Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
to join the ISIS ranks.

The arrested teenage boys have admitted that they were travelling in Nangarhar to join the ranks of the terror group, the statement said, adding that the boys are currently in jug of the security forces for further investigations.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Gunmen kill Puntland Security Official in Bosaso
[Garowe Online] Unidentified Gunmen killed a security official in the heart of Bosaso, the commercial hub of the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
on Wednesday, Garowe Online reports.

Abdi Ali Muse (Abdi Dheere), the deputy commander of central Police station was rubbed out by near the compound of the first degree court of Bari region in the coastal, who immediately expeditiously departed at a goodly pace.

The reason behind the killing of Muse is unclear, as no group has yet grabbed credit for the attack against the official, which was the latest in series of liquidations in the town over the past days.

Police authorities cordoned off the crime area, and have launched an investigation and a manhunt mission to capture the suspects thought to be Al shabaab assassins, according to the eyewitnesses.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


KDF fighter jets bomb Al-Shabaab stronghold near Afmadow
[Garowe Online] Kenyan Air force fighter jets have bombed positions of murderous Moslem Islamist group al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
in Lower Jubba region of southern Somalia on Wednesday night, Garowe Online reports.

The warplanes had targeted Weelmarow area, used by the bully boyz as a training camp in the outskirts of Afmadow district, inflicting casualties on herders and their livestock, according to the residents.

A resident, who asked not to be named, told GO that several civilians have sustained severe shrapnel wounds, while more than ten camels were killed during the aerial bombardment by Kenyan military jets.

Reports said KDF launched the air raid, targeting senior Al shabaab commanders attending a graduation event held for newly trained fighters at a secret camp in the rural vicinity near the town of Afmadow, which is under Jubbaland state forces control.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce...
the Al Qaeda-linked murderous Moslem group Al shabaab has denied claims that it suffered heavy casualties in the KDF Arclight airstrike, but confirmed the deaths of at least 10 camels belonging to the herders.

Kenyan warplanes have targeted al-Shabaab positions in southern Somalia on numerous occasions since it sent troops to the nighbouring country in mid October, 2011 following series of attacks and kidnappings in its soil.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
North Africa migrant colonist briefs


More than 180 migrants rejoice and run through the streets as they reach European soil after storming security check point at Spanish enclave in Morocco
07/08/17
[DailyMail] Security guards were unable to stop the refugees as they ran through a checkpoint along the border of Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in northern Morocco at about 5am today.

From Breitbart - immigration:
Migrants on jetskis reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa as police push back 700 Africans as they attempt to storm a 20-foot border fence
10/08/17
About 700 migrants attempted to storm the border between Morocco and Spain at the enclave of Ceuta (pictured) while 12 rode into EU waters off the enclave on jetskis, with one man drowning.

Libyan Coastguard Intercepted over 1,000 Migrants Since Friday
9 August
The Libyan coastguard claims that since Friday it has intercepted over one thousand migrants in various boats attempting to head for Europe and returned them to the Libyan mainland.

1,000 African Migrants Armed With Sticks, Improvised Spears Storm Spanish Border
9 August
A reported 1,000 African migrants armed with makeshift weapons tried to storm the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Tuesday morning.

Soros-Funded Tunisian NGO Commands Fishermen to Block ‘Defend Europe’ Ship from Port
8 August
Several fishermen in the Tunisian port city of Zarzis have blocked the Defend Europe vessel, the “C-Star”, from refuelling claiming that the ship and its mission to watch over migrant rescue NGOs is “racist”.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Egyptian police kill suspect in Minya Christian bus attack in shootout
[AlAhram] Egypt's interior ministry has announced that a man suspected of involvement in the deadly armed attack on Christian pilgrims in Minya in May was killed during a police shootout.

A statement published on the ministry's official Facebook page announced that the suspect was killed on Wednesday night during a shootout with police forces in the hilly area of Qena governorate in Upper Egypt.

In May, gunnies attacked buses carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery in Minya governorate. Thirty people were killed and at least 21 injured.

The suspect is a member of a terrorist cell that was involved in the attacks on the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Cairo last December, the Palm Sunday attacks on churches in Tanta and Alexandria, an attack on El-Nakab checkpoint in Wadi Gadid in January, as well as the Minya attack on pilgrims, the statement said.
Possibly the above was a preliminary report, followed by the below:
Egypt police kills 3 jihadists behind anti-Coptic attacks

[IsraelTimes] Egyptian interior ministry says one officer also killed during shootout in south of country

Egypt’s interior ministry said Thursday its forces had killed three jihadists suspected of involvement in deadly attacks against the country’s Coptic Christian minority.

An officer also died in a shootout in the southern province of Qena on Tuesday, security officials said.

Egypt is battling a local affiliate 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....
terror group, which has claimed attacks that have killed more than 100 Copts since December.

The shootout occurred after a suspected jihadist, who had previously been detained, guided police to an alleged hideout in Qena, the ministry said in a statement.

"As soon as the security forces reached the location, the terrorist elements suddenly opened fire using all types of weapons, which forced them to retaliate," it said.

The shootout led to the killing of the detained suspect, a policeman who was guarding him, and two other suspected jihadists, the ministry said.

At the hideout, police found weapons and "gold jewellery which was probably stolen from some of the Christian victims" of a previous attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs


Greece: Refugees living in limbo
10 August
[DW] Since the closure of the Balkan route, many refugees who arrived on the shores of Greece are trapped in overcrowded camps without any prospects. A report from Fabian Pianka, who visited the Greek hotspot in Samos.

Austria Increases Border Controls to Stem Migrant Influx
9 August
[Breitbart] Austria’s interior minister says police and soldiers are increasing controls on the country’s eastern and southern borders in response to what he says are increased numbers of migrants entering illegally.

EU Nations Move to Resume Returning Migrants to Struggling Greece
9 August
[Breitbart] European Union countries have begun the process of sending migrants who arrived over the last five months via Greece back there to have their asylum applications assessed, resuming a practice that was suspended as Greece struggled to cope with a massive refugee influx.

French farmer who helped migrants gets longer suspended sentence
8 August
[IsraelTimes] A French appeals court on Tuesday increases the sentence against a farmer who has made a point of helping migrants cross the border from Italy, but stops short of jailing him. The court in Aix-en-Provence gives activist Cedric Herrou a four-month suspended sentence — half the length the prosecutor had asked for, but more than his initial sentence.

Herrou, an organic olive farmer, is a leading figure in Roya Citoyenne, an association dedicated to helping migrants. Last month he was arrested and charged as he accompanied 156 migrants to Marseille to help them file their asylum requests.

German police nab crooks with tighter anti-terror checks
7 August
[DW] There are tighter passport controls across the EU this summer, aimed at keeping track of suspected terrorists. A side effect is that police have been able to catch up with other wanted criminals.

Jaafar, shu fi? Germany has a problem: frustrated young refugees
7 August
[DW] The hostel residents had warned repeatedly about Ahmad A., but nothing was done. Now they feel misunderstood and distrust the authorities. It's an alarming development.

Many refugees thought that after two years everything would be fine: language, apartment, work, family reunification. That idea has since been crushed. The processing by the authorities is still dragging on. Some of them still don't have a residence permit. They're struggling with the German language. The German course teaches them the basics, but in order to speak really well they need to have contact with native speakers and practise a lot. Finding an apartment is not easy, even for German citizens. In some cities, getting an appointment with the authorities is like winning the lottery, and the processing takes ages. At the same time, with every passing day their fears grow for their families back home. Many don't know what their lives will be like in six months' time.

It's an alarming development when many young people feel they've been abandoned. The state must take care not to lose these people. Many feel they aren't getting enough support. They have no prospects, but they're looking for something to hold on to. Things happen that we don't see and are no longer doing anything about. Groups form according to nationality (Afghans against Arabs) or political allegiance (for/against Assad in Syria). We pay no attention to these conflicts until they result in altercations and violence. We used to see photos from the LaGeSo [State Office for Health and Social Affairs] in Berlin; pictures of crowds of people, waiting. We were outraged. Now these people have become invisible, yet many are still living in refugee hostels.

Woman 'barred from French vacation home pool over burkini'
6 August
[DW] A report has alleged that a woman vacationing with her family in the southern France city of La Ciotat was kicked out of a vacation home pool due to her full-body swimsuit. The owner then reportedly tried to retain the deposit for pool cleaning fees.

Lower Saxony set to ban Islamic face veils in schools
4 August
[TheLocal.de] The case of a Muslim pupil refusing to remove her niqab triggered debate in Lower Saxony. Now a new law may mean that full-face Islamic veils will no longer be allowed in state schools.

From the Daily Mail - immigration:
Amazing moment boat carrying dozens of African migrants arrives on Spanish beach in front of shocked tourists and scatter before police arrive
10/08/17
Footage shows the migrants leaping out of an inflatable dinghy and dashing across the sand on beaches at Cadiz in southern Spain, after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar.

Migrants from Africa are found clinging to the bottom of a freight train travelling from Valencia to Munich at speeds of up to 93mph
09/08/17
Seven adults and five children were found travelling under a freight train in Raubling, Germany, near the border with Austria. They are from Nigeria, Somalia and the Ivory Coast, it is believed.

Migrants make 30,000 illegal bids to get into the UK from Calais this year despite costly security measures around the port and Channel Tunnel
09/08/17
The French government logged 17,867 attempts to break into Calais' port and Channel Tunnel with over 12,300 asylum seekers trying to stow away on UK-bound lorries.

From Breitbart - immigration:
Number of Asylum Seekers with Mental Health Issues Rising in Germany
10 August
After a series of violent attacks perpetrated by migrants in Germany which have been blamed on mental illness, many have noted a sharp increase in the number of asylum seekers showing evidence of depression and trauma.

Firefighter Fired, Fined over Anti-Migrant Facebook Post
10 August
A firefighter has been fired from his position after being found guilty of incitement by a German court due to an anti-migrant post he made on Facebook.

Italy Releases Evidence of Open Borders NGO Taking Migrants from People Smugglers
10 August
The Italian government has released photographic evidence which they claim shows the German migrant rescue NGO Jugend Rettet cooperating with people smugglers off the Libyan coast.

Gambian Migrant Attacks Man with Knife on German Train After Being Told to ‘Calm Down’
9 August
A 27-year-old Gambian asylum seeker has been arrested after he attacked a passenger on an intercity train in Germany with a knife and a glass bottle after the victim urged him to”calm down.”

Lorry Drivers Demand Military Deploy to Calais After Deadly Migrant Attacks
8 August
Representatives of British lorry drivers have called for the army to be sent to Calais to protect vehicles if attacks and attempted hijackings by migrants do not subside.

Swedish Minister Refuses to Strip Returning Islamic State Fighters of Swedish Citizenship
8 August
Swedish Interior Minister Morgan Johansson has ruled out the possibility of stripping Islamic State fighters of their Swedish citizenship saying the government refuses to make anyone stateless.

Poland Tells EU: We’ll Take Immigrants from Europe – But Not North Africa and the Middle East
8 August
Witold Waszczykowski says Poland will welcome migrants from its poor and conflict-stricken European neighbours, but will resist the European Union’s efforts to impose a compulsory quota of migrants from North Africa and the Middle East.

Sweden: Police Say Situation ‘Completely Unacceptable’ after 550 Per Cent Rise in Grenade Attacks
6 August
The number of hand grenade attacks in Sweden has risen by 550 per cent in just three years, with police describing the situation as “completely unacceptable”.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [333 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The number of hand grenade attacks in Sweden has risen by 550 per cent in just three years, with police describing the situation as “completely unacceptable”.

And what will they do about it? Not a god damn thing.
Posted by: Raj || 08/11/2017 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  refugees who arrived on the shores of Greece are trapped in overcrowded camps without any prospects.

You mean they not even allowed to leave the camps occasionally, so they can rape some local children?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/11/2017 12:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Poland will welcome migrants from its poor and conflict-stricken European neighbours

Meaning Ukrainians & Baltics?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/11/2017 12:19 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Russian man held in Turkey for planning to down a US plane
[IsraelTimes] Ottoman Turkish authorities detain a Russian national and 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....
member for allegedly planning a drone attack on US aircraft at The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s Incirlik air base, police say.

Renad Bakiev is detained in the southern city of Adana over suspicions that he plotted to crash an American aircraft or attack the Incirlik air base using a drone, Adana police say in a statement.

Bakiev also intended to attack the local Alevi community in Adana city, the statement says. It says he was affiliated with IS and had previously traveled to Syria.

The Alevi religious minority is an offshoot of Shia Islam and is the largest religious group in Turkey after Sunnis. IS regards Alevis as heretics.
The Daily Mail adds:
Bakiev had also used a messaging app widely used by ISIS sympathisers to appeal for 2,800 Ottoman Turkish Lira (£610) from other bully boyz to buy a drone, Adena police said.

During police interrogations, Bakiev admitted to previously having made an attempt to attack U.S. forces at the base, but that this had been unsuccessful.
And, of course, photos at the link.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
Authorities hold 12 Islamic State-linked children
[Iraq News] Iraqi authorities are holding more than 12 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....
-affiliated children tossed in the slammer
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, a government minister has said, stressing on the issue’s sensitivity.

"ISIS (IS) children is a reality that we avoid discussing because it is highly sensitive, and some take it for an act of defamation," Mohammed Shayya al-Sudani, Iraq’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, told Alsumaria TV on Wednesday.

The minister said his ministry had cooperated with security authorities in handling IS fighters’ children who are less than a year of age. "We bring them to Baghdad and subject them to care before investigating about their relatives through DNA tests," al-Sudani stated.

The minister said it was dangerous to leave unauthorized organizations to handle the issue away from the government’s legal channels.

Observers have said that Islamic State fighters’ families would pose a challenge to Iraqi authorities after the recapture of the group’s havens across the country.

Following the liberation of Mosul, IS’s largest stronghold in Iraq, early July, authorities in Nineveh province said they were isolating bully boys’ families in rehabilitation camps.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Smoke seen out of IS Islamic Police headquarter as powerful blasts occur in Tal Afar
[Iraq News] Smoke billows were seen coming up from 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....
’s so-called Islamic Police after huge blasts hit Tal Afar town, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, a local source from Nineveh was quoted saying.

"Seven powerful blasts occurred in Tal Afar, amid heavy shelling," the source told AlSumaria News on Thursday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added "the areas of shelling were unknown, however, smoke was seen coming out of the main headquarters of IS Islamic Police. The human losses among the snuffies were unidentified."

On Wednesday, the group reportedly began evacuation of the so-called ’security squares’, which the group established after gaining control on Tal Afar town in 2014, due to frequent shelling on IS headquarters and targeting of rest houses of prominent leaders.

IS member kills own father, a senior leader, in Tal Afar

[Iraq News] A senior 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....
official was killed on Thursday by his own son in the group’s stronghold town of Tal Afar, a local source was quoted saying as military operations to retake the area approach.

The source told Alsumaria News that the head of the the Islamic State’s so-called "ores bureau" was killed by his oldest son mysteriously. Militants began intensive search for the runaway killer, the source added.

Abu Ismail, an Iraqi, was killed by his son inside his residence in central Tal Afar, but the method and reason of the killing was not known, according to the source.

The division headed by Abu Ismail had handled antiquities and mineral resources traffick, the source explained.

Islamic State has held Tal Afar since 2014, when the group occupied a third of Iraq to establish a self-styled "caliphate".

The Iraqi government declared victory over IS in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
last month, while army-backed paramilitary forces isolated Tal Afar both from Mosul and from the Syrian borders. Tal Afar is marked as the next target of anti-IS military action, and the Iraqi Defense Ministry said recently preparations were completed for the invasion of the town.
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Three IS members killed while escaping through mountain routes, southwestern Kirkuk
[Iraq News] Three 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....
Death Eaters were killed while trying to escape in southwest of Kirkuk province, the pro-government Shiite paramilitary troops announced.

In a statement on Thursday, al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) said, "troops of the 24th brigade noticed a path through which IS Death Eaters escape from Hawija town passing through Hamreen mountains."

Three Death Eaters were killed, while others escaped toward the mountain chain, it added.

Earlier on the day, the Diyala Police Command said two IS rest houses were destroyed in Hamreen Mountains area.
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One killed, seven wounded in separate IED explosions in Baghdad
[Iraq News] A civilian was killed and seven others were maimed in two separate kabooms in Baghdad on Thursday, according to Iraq Gate News.

A security source told Iraq Gate News that two improvised bombs (IEDs) went kaboom! today in western and southern Baghdad, leaving one dead and seven others injured.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added that a security force arrived to the kaboom scene and cordoned it off. The two injured were taken to a nearby hospital and the body was taken to the forensic medicine department.
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Eleven Islamic State members killed in joint operations in Anbar desert
[Iraq News] Eleven 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....
Death Eaters were killed, while two others were locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in a joint military operation in Anbar desert, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell declared.

Jazeera Operations Command, along with the Tribal Mobilization Forces carried out two military operations from two directions," the WMC said in a statement on Thursday. "The first direction started from the desert toward Anah town. Troops reached to three kilometers away from Anah. The second direction started from the desert toward Anah then to the main road reaching to Rawa town. Troops reached to three kilometers away from Rawa."

"Eleven Death Eaters were killed, three cycle of violences, a booby-trapped vehicle, booby-trapping workshop and three rest houses were destroyed. Twenty-two bombs were defused, while two IS members were arrested," the statement added indicating that the operations lasted for two days.

Earlier on the day, news reports said fifteen paramilitary personnel of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) were killed as IS Death Eaters attacked defense line in Okashat region in western Anbar.
Posted by: Fred || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Jihadist: Hamas Arrests Islamic State-Affiliated Suspects After Rocket Fire on Israel
[Breitbart] Hamas security forces arrested dozens of jihadists affiliated with Islamic State ideology in wake of rocket fire from Gazoo into Israel on Tuesday evening, a senior jihadist told Breitbart Jerusalem.

According to Gazoo-based jihadist Abou Baker al-Maqdesi, Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, began a widespread operation since yesterday to arrest jihadists, mostly those who identify with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
. Maqdisi said that some of those tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
were released from Hamas prisons in the past few weeks after serving months-long sentences together with hundreds of jihadist prisoners.

One terror rocket was fired Tuesday from the Hamas-controlled Gazoo toward the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. No damage was caused in the incident, which sparked the wave of arrests.

The Israeli air force responded to the rocket fire by striking Hamas positions in Gazoo. According to the Paleostinians, the Israeli air force struck one position in western Gazoo City and another in the north of the Strip. Both positions belonged to the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the so-called military wing of Hamas.

Hamas-affiliated media claimed that three people were maimed in the Israeli Arclight airstrikes.

According to al-Maqdesi, the arrests carried out by Hamas began immediately after the rocket fire and before the Israeli retaliation. However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
the jihadist refused to identify or give any personal details regarding those purportedly arrested or their precise number. al-Maqdesi added that Hamas security forces increased deployment along the border with Israel after the rocket fire in order to prevent any further launches.

Hundreds of IS-affiliated jihadists are said to be imprisoned in Hamas facilities as part of the contention between Hamas and the jihadists and Hamas’ efforts to improve relations with Egypt, feeding tensions between Hamas and IS fighters in Sinai.

As the arrests continued, Hamas condemned the Israeli strikes in Gazoo.

Hamas front man Fawzi Barhoum said, "The Gazoo Strip won’t continue to be a testing ground for Israeli weapons," and claimed that Israel "bears responsibility for the attacks and their implications."

Barhoum’s comment about Israeli responsibility came in response to reports in the Gazoo Strip that the Israeli planes that struck in Gazoo were brand-new F-35s Israel recently received from the U.S. The Israeli army did not specify in its statements which aircraft had been deployed in the strikes.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [357 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  were released from Hamas prisons in the past few weeks after serving months-long sentences together with hundreds of jihadist prisoners

Now you know hoe The Juice feel
Posted by: Frank G on the Road || 08/11/2017 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  "The Gaza Strip won’t continue to be a testing ground for Israeli weapons"

Keep things up, and it won't be 'testing' anymore.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/11/2017 11:06 Comments || Top||

#3  So the check did clear!
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/11/2017 14:50 Comments || Top||


Israeli forces arrest 5 Palestinians said on way to terror attack
[IsraelTimes] Suspects nabbed in West Bank town near Jerusalem, reportedly left behind suicide notes; Shin Bet mum on details

Israeli forces tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
five Paleostinians "suspected of being involved in terrorism" in the West Bank village of Eizariya, outside Jerusalem, on Thursday, the Shin Bet security service said.

The agency said it could not detail of what they are suspected at this time. However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
Channel 10 news reported the five men were armed and were believed to be en route to committing a major attack in Jerusalem.

According to the news outlet, the suspects had all left behind suicide notes.

The Shin Bet said it could not confirm the report and provided no further details.

The five Paleostinians are all residents of the Hebron
...Hamas Central in the West Bank...
area in the West Bank, the Shin Bet said.

The arrest operation was conducted by the Shin Bet, the IDF and Israel Police.

They were taken into custody where they will be interrogated, the police said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS executes Revolutionary Guards prisoner, Iran threatens revenge
Iranian media reports ISIS executes captured member of the Revolutionary Guards near the Syria-Iraq border; Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force, promises revenge for the killing.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/11/2017 08:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [341 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The no lose scenario. I knew I'd live to see it...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/11/2017 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  The Chicago solution requires no intervention. Please pass the salt.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/11/2017 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  One of the few times I wish both sides rousing success in killing each other.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/11/2017 9:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Let me check...nope, not enough popcorn. Got to get some.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/11/2017 12:26 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army launches offensive on ISIS inside Deir Ezzor city
[AlMasdar] Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) besieged inside the strategic city of Deir Ezzor have started offensive actions against occupying ISIS forces with the apparent objective of retaking the entire area from the terrorist group.

Yesterday, SAA troops clashed heavily with 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....
Death Eaters inside Deir Ezzor city. Russia Today’s Ruptly group has released two minutes of footage showing this engagement.

The firefights seen in the video are said to be part of a series of localized operations inside Deir Ezzor by the SAA aimed at gradually ejecting ISIS bandidos faceless myrmidons from the city ‐ or at the very least putting additional pressure on them ‐ whilst long-awaited relieving forces push in from southern Raqqa and eastern Homs.

Despite being in a highly unfavorable strategic situation inside Deir Ezzor, the SAA has of late launched a series of successful tactical attacks against occupying ISIS Death Eaters inside the city area, taking ground in some cases.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Rebels mass retreat to Jordan as Syrian military captures entire Sweida-Jordan border
[AlMasdar] The Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) has suffered a major defeat today as their forces retreated from several points along the Jordanian border.

Backed by Hashd al-Sha’abi (Iraqi paramilitary) and the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps captured 151st Border Garrison today after launching a powerful attack along the Jordanian border.

According to a military source in southern Syria, the Syrian Arab Army and Hashd al-Sha’abi captured a total of 57km along the Jordanian border, forcing the Free Syrian Army’s Ahmad al-Abdo unit to mass retreat to Jordan.

The Syrian military has now connected the 134th, 139th, and 151st border-garrisons in the al-Sweida Governorate.

Today’s advance on the Jordanian border by the Syrian military marks the first time they control the entire Sweida-Jordan border.

1300 km2 liberated as Syrian Army, allies roll over FSA militants in southwestern Syria

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and other pro-government forces have officially liberated some 1,300 square kilometers of territory in Syria’s Badia al-Sham region as a result of recent offensive operations across this battlespace.

The operation ‐ initiated about one week ago ‐ has served to severely undermine the strategic position of Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) mercenaries operating in the great southern desert region.

This is especially true after the SAA and its allies forcibly ejected FSA bandidos forces of Evil from their last positions along the entire section of Jordanian border that runs parallel to Syria’s As-Suwayda Governorate.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


ISIS sez 1,000 Kurdish fighters killed in Raqqa battle
[AlMasdar] Over 1,000 fighters of the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been killed during engagements inside Raqqa city over the last two months according to an info-graphic released by ISIS propaganda.

According to the ISIS info-graphic (shown below), jihadist faceless myrmidons fighting inside Raqqa have inflicted losses of the SDF to the effect of:
  • 1,040 fighters killed (207 by sniper fire); and

  • 24 vehicles destroyed (6 damaged) including two Humvees, one bulldozer, three Toyota pickups, three BMPs, fourteen “other types” of vehicles and a drone.

Furthermore, ISIS claims that its forces carried out a total of 54 attacks on the SDF of which four were Inghimasis (shock troop) assaults, thiry-six were suicide missions and fourteen were "normal" engagements.

Realistically speaking, it is hard to believe that SDF manpower losses are actually as high as ISIS claims they are; more likely it is the case that SDF Raqqa battle-related deaths are around half to one-third of the number suggested in the jihadist info-graphic.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian Army liberates key territory from ISIS in east Hama
[AlMasdar] Syrian Arab Army (SAA) forces, led by the Elite Republican Guard, continue to rout ISIS in the northeastern countryside of Hama Governorate, today liberating a number of key locations from the terrorist group.

According to military sources, the SAA was able to secure three key areas from ISIS after a brief engagement with the jihadist faction’s bandidos snuffies south of Ithriyah town, these include the runs of Kharab al-Katnah, the mountain of Jabal Dawylab and the hilltop of Tal Mazroor.

Al-Masdar News currently has no information regarding losses sustained by either the SAA or ISIS as a result of today’s engagement.

In any case, this recent advance by the SAA comes several days after it liberated the village of Marinia (for a second time) and a number of points south of it from ISIS.

The offensive operation being witnessed in this region of Syria is all part of an ongoing effort by pro-government forces to create a large buffer zone south of the Ithriyah to Resafa highway and to further isolate 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....
bandidos snuffies in Hama Governorate from their comrades in the easternmost regions of Syria (e.g. Deir Ezzor).
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian Army liberates entire city block from Islamist militants in east Damascus
Golly.
[AlMasdar] As the Jobar operation in eastern Damascus approaches its second month, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continues to slowly but surely pick its way through the maze Islamist defenses entrenched in the area, today achieving a noteworthy breakthrough.

The latest assault by the SAA comes after forty (40) Elephant rockets were delivered onto the positions of the Faylaq al-Rahman Islamist faction in the suburb of Ayn Tarma.

After this bombardment, SAA forces ‐ led by Elite Republican Guard’s 105th Brigade and 106th Brigade stormed rebel positions in southern Ayn Tarma rapidly securing a whole building block located north of the Sunbul fuel station.

This successful push by the SAA forced Faylaq al-Rahman bully boyz to retreat to the central area of Ayn Tarma after suffering ten casualties.

The Salafist tough guys nonetheless left behind one sniper to delay SAA advance units. The SAA managed to located the marksman and neutralize him.

Attacks by the SAA were also made on the Jobar axis today, however, after two separate assaults army forces failed to achieve any breakthrough; festivities are still ongoing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/11/2017 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Great! Everyone there can go back home now!
Posted by: gorb || 08/11/2017 11:04 Comments || Top||



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