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'Islamist terror cell' with a hoard of bombs blow themselves up rather than surrender to Russian police
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Afghanistan
Taliban driven back in Baghlan
A coordinated attack by the Taliban was repelled in Doshi district in Baghlan province on Thursday, local officials said.

The fighting started on Wednesday morning when a group of militants attacked the center of the district. The Baghlan-Kunduz Highway was closed to traffic for a couple of hours following the clash which ended on Thursday morning.

TOLOnews reporter Hamid Shirzai said dozens of civilians were caught up in the battle between government forces and the Taliban but many managed to flee.
Footage from a battle line close to Baghlan-Kunduz Highway shows civilians – mostly women and children – running from the area while military tanks and soldiers are firing at the Taliban.

“It was 3pm when people shouted that the Taliban has come to the street. We ran and I narrowly escaped two bullets,” said Abdul Wahid, a resident of Doshi district, who was fleeing with his family.

“No we left everything at home. We were washing the carpets when we heard the fight. I took my baby son when he was sleeping and we left our house,” said Hajira, another resident of Doshi, who was cleaning their house ahead of Eid-ul-Aha.

Reports indicate that civilians were also hurt in the clash but no details have yet been released.

The militants were pushed back after the arrival of the Army’s Special Forces, deputy minister of defense Shour Gul said.

“According to intelligence, Taliban had gathered from all districts of Baghlan and even from Badakhshan and Kunduz (provinces) to close the highway to traffic and seize Doshi district but the enemy was defeated and suffered a heavy casualty toll,” he told TOLOnews.

Local officials said seven Taliban fighters were killed and 15 others were wounded in the fighting.

Baghlan governor Abdulhai Nemati said the defeat of the Taliban was a big achievement for the government forces.

“All the forces from all units were well prepared (for a counterattack). They pushed back the Taliban attack. They (Taliban) suffered heavy losses in the clash,” the governor told TOLOnews.
Posted by: badanov || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Allied Forces Recapture Key Town In Central Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somali National Army, along with Galmudug
...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth...
state soldiers have recaptured key town in central Galgaduud region during an offensive on Wednesday.

The allied troops seized Mareer Gur area from Ahlu Sunna fighters following shootout, according to local residents. Situation remains tense as a counter-offensive is imminent.

There was no further details of the casualties on both sides, and the civilians in the area.

However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
Somali military officers said they are in full control of Mareer Gur, 30Km away from Dhusamareb town, the regional capital of Galgaduud province in central Somalia.

Ahlu Sunna has been fighting its rival Galmudug forces and Al shabaab for years, as the group controls large swathes of territory in the region, including Dhusamareb and Guri’el.

Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I give 'em a week before they lose it again.
Posted by: Pappy || 08/25/2017 8:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Wonder what makes a town 'key' in central Somalia.
Posted by: jpal || 08/25/2017 10:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Clean water?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/25/2017 11:08 Comments || Top||

#4  And who makes allies?
Posted by: AlanC || 08/25/2017 14:42 Comments || Top||


Gunmen Open Fire On Bus Carrying Passengers Near Afgoye
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least two people were killed, several injured near Afgoye town, in Lower Shabelle region after unidentified gunnies opened fire on a bus carrying passengers on Tuesday night.

The bus came under attack by gunnies dressed in Somali Military Uniform manning an illegal checkpoint, shortly after leaving Afgoye for nearby rural areas.

There were other people in the bus who were maimed in the shooting and taken to the city’s hospital for treatment. The gunnies are believed to have fled from the area afterwards.

Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egyptian police kill two Hasm militants in shootout in Beheira
[AlAhram] Egyptian police have killed two members of the Hasm myrmidon group in a shootout in uninhabited areas of Wadi El-Natroun in Beheira governorate, a statement by the interior ministry said on Thursday.

The ministry said the two suspects, identified as Mohammed Younis and El-Sayed Mostafa, shot at police as they tried to apprehend them at their hideout.

They were involved in a range of "violent incidents" recently, the statement said, without specifying further.

Younis was responsible for mobilising and storing explosives within the group, according to the statement.

Hasm has grabbed credit for a number of attacks on security personnel in recent months, mostly targeting police checkpoints.

Security forces have nabbed
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
and killed dozens of suspected Hasm members in the past few months.

Officials have said the group is linked to the banned Moslem Brüderbund.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2017 00:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  NOW they're uninhabited
Posted by: Frank G || 08/25/2017 9:06 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Uganda Court Jails Muslim Leader For Life Over Al Shabaab Links
[RADIOSHABELLE] A Ugandan court has sentenced a Moslem group leader and three associates to life in prison after their conviction on terrorism charges related to threats to harm rivals, a judicial official said.

Over the last few years more than a dozen senior Moslem figures in Uganda have been killed, in most cases bumped off by unknown assailants riding on cycle of violence taxis.

Sheikh Mohammad Yunus Kamoga, who heads Tabliqs, a radical Moslem faction, and 13 others were enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
and charged with terrorism and the murder of some other Islamic group leaders.

On Monday six of them were convicted on the terrorism charges but all were cleared of murder.

In a high court session on Tuesday, Kamoga and three others were sentenced to life while two associates were given 30 years each, according to judiciary front man Solomon Muyita.

The court acquitted the group of murder because prosecutors failed to place any of them at the scenes of crime, he said.

Local media quoted defence lawyers as saying they would appeal against the convictions.

About 13 percent of Uganda’s 35 million population is Moslem. The east African state’s Moslem community has various factions that often feud over issues ranging from differing interpretations of Islam to rows over property and leadership.
Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Tablighi Jamaat


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
'Islamist terror cell' with a hoard of bombs blow themselves up rather than surrender to Russian police
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Russian police tracked down men believed to be Islamist terrorists

  • Group were hiding in a house in southwestern Republic of Ingushetia

  • Four terror suspects refused to surrender and instead blew themselves up
Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [461 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Emirate of Caucasus

#1  You don't get 72 virgins if you blow yourself up.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/25/2017 8:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Better no virgins than being taken by the Russians.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/25/2017 11:10 Comments || Top||


Europe
Man shot in Brussels after attacking soldiers
[Jpost] A man was shot in the center of Brussels on Friday evening after attacking two soldiers with a knife, Brussels prosecutors said.

The man was critically wounded but was still alive and in hospital, they said. The soldiers were lightly wounded in the attack, one in the face and the other in the hand.

"With the identity that we currently have, it is a 30-year-old man who is not known for terrorist activities," a spokeswoman for the prosecution service said.

In addition to regular police, Brussels streets are being patrolled by soldiers due to a heightened security threat level in the wake of militant attacks in Paris and the Belgian capital in 2015 and 2016.

In June, troops shot dead a suspected suicide bomber in Brussels' central train station but there were no other casualties, in what authorities treated a terrorist incident.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/25/2017 16:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [400 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  "The man was critically wounded but was still alive and in hospital"

Mattis is disappointed in your grass growing skills...
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/25/2017 16:36 Comments || Top||

#2  You need fertilizer to grow grass, after all.
Posted by: gorb || 08/25/2017 16:45 Comments || Top||


Smuggler boats burned in the Med
[BBC]
Video report from July, but still interesting.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Police and refugees clash in Rome
[BBC] Police using water cannon and batons have clashed with refugees who had occupied a square in the capital Rome.

About 100 refugees had been occupying the square near Rome's main train station since Saturday, when about 800 people were evicted from an office building they had occupied for several years.
Mostly Eritreans, according to the video.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Herd them into the Vatican.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/25/2017 8:46 Comments || Top||


Cops in Venice have been told to shoot potential terrorists on sight.
[FoxNews] Cops in Venice have been told to shoot potential terrorists on sight.

The Italian city's mayor has ordered them to target anyone shouting "Allahu Akbar", Arabic for God is Greater.

Luigi Brugnaro, mayor of the tourist hot spot of Venice, revealed the order at a summer think tank and was applauded by delegates.

He said: “Anyone who shouts Allahu Akbar in St Mark's Square can expect to be gunned down by snipers within four paces.

"We need to increase our security when it comes to terrorism. We had four would be terrorists arrested in Venice a few months ago who wanted to blow up the Rialto bridge.

"They said they wanted to go and meet Allah so we will send them straight to Allah without having to throw them off the bridge, we will just shoot them."
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Italy takes a stand!
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/25/2017 0:56 Comments || Top||

#2  to target anyone shouting "Allahu Akbar"

Well that'll twist some knickers.....starting with the Pope.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/25/2017 8:41 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Govt bars 65 proscribed outfits from collecting hides during Eidul Azha
[DAWN] The federal government on Thursday placed a ban on the collection of hides of sacrificial animals by proscribed outfits on the eve of Eidul Azha, a list of such organizations has been issued by the Interior Ministry.

The list, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, has been issued by the Ministry of Interior and carries the names of 65 proscribed outfits, including Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
, Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain
...a Sunni Deobandi organization, a formerly registered Pak political party, established in the early 1980s in Jhang by Maulana Haq Nawaz Jhangvi. Its stated goal is to oppose Shia influence in Pakistain. They're not too big on Brelvis, either. Or Christians. Or anybody else who's not them. The organization was banned in 2002 as a terrorist organization, but somehow it keeps ticking along, piling up the corpse counts...
, Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
Pakistain, Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
National Liberation Army and Rabita Trust.


It has been decided that the organizations interested in collecting hides will have to procure NOCs from the area's Deputy Commissioner.

The government also announced that the process of collection of hides will be closely monitored and FIRs against anyone collecting hides by force will be registered under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

It was also announced that the government is going to work on strictly enforcing the National Action Plan in terms of dealing with people who facilitate proscribed outfits economically.

Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  So, kill'em but don't use the body parts for anything?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/25/2017 0:53 Comments || Top||


Iraq
ISIS attacks Kurds in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have attacked the Kurdish Peshmerga troops in Kirkuk, a commander was quoted saying.

“IS launched an attack at al-Bou Mohamed village,” deputy commander of the troops, Firhad Kakai, told the Kurdish Rudaw network on Thursday. The attack was launched from four directions against troops deployed in Daquq.

“Clashes have been ongoing for half an hour,” Kakai said adding that “troops are in efforts to repel the attack without allowing the militants to advance.”

Peshmerga repulsed two attacks by IS earlier this month, which left three personnel killed and eight others wounded.

Peshmerga fighters have been part of the U.S.-backed military campaign to retake IS-held areas which launched in October.
Posted by: badanov || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


50 ISIS Turbans die fighting Iraqi kops

Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Federal Police service said Thursday its troops killed 50 Islamic State members during operations to recapture one district in the town of Tal Afar, the group’s last bastion in Nineveh province.

The service’s chief, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, said the militants were killed while the forces cleared the Kefah al-Shamali (northern) district west of Tal Afar. He said five booby-trapped vehicles and 40 explosive devices belonging to the group were also destroyed in the operations. Other weaponry were also seized, he added.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared early Sunday the launch of operations to recapture the enclave where military commanders believe up to 2000 fighters are deployed.

Over the past few days, Iraqi field commanders reported progress on the ground, saying government and paramilitary troops had reached the center of the town. Military media said Wednesday that forces told militants through loudspeakers to either surrender or face death.

The United Nations says 40.000 civilians had fled the town while 30.000 are believed to be stranded inside.

The Iraqi government plans to wage further offensives at other IS holdouts in Anbar, Kirkuk and Salahuddin once it is done with the recapture of Tal Afar, which commanders predict to be achieved soon.

Iraqi troops continue advance in Tal Afar

Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) Several districts have been liberated as Iraqi joint troops resumed their advance in Tal Afar, the last Islamic State’s biggest enclave in Nineveh.

Joint troops of army and pro-government al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) liberated al-Nour al-Oula district, Lt.Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of Tal Afar Operations, said in a statement by the War Media Cell on Thursday.

Another statement by the media service of the PMUs said, “joint troops liberated on Thursday al-Khadraa district in east of Tal Afar following clashes that lasted for two days.”

The troops also indicated “removing explosives and landmines planted by IS to hinder the troops advance.”

Moreover, joint forces freed al-Jazeera region in east of the town.

“Paramilitary troops are 250 kilometers away from the center of the town,” the statement added.

Several regions and villages were freed in Tal Afar since operations started earlier this week after Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi announced on Sunday in a televised speech the beginning of offensive to recapture Tal Afar, which has been held by the militants since 2014, when the extremist group first emerged to proclaim its self-styled ‘caliphate’. This came after 40 days of declaring victory in Mosul, the group’s former capital, where operations lasted between October to July.

More than 1400 Islamic State militants with Arab and foreign nationalities are estimated to be in the town, according to military commanders.

Iraqi forces eject ISIS from 5 villages

Iraqi forces made further gains in their offensive to dislodge ISIS from Tal Afar, seizing five more villages on the eastern and southern outskirts of the city, the military said on Thursday.

In the fifth day of their onslaught, Iraqi forces continued to encircle militants holding out in the city in far northwestern Iraq close to the Syrian border, according to statements from the Iraqi joint operations command.

Within the city limits, Iraqi forces captured three more neighborhoods – al-Nour and al-Mo’allameen in the east and al-Wahda in the west, taking over several strategic buildings in the process.

The advances were the latest in the campaign to rout the militants from one of their last remaining strongholds in Iraq, three years after they seized wide swathes of the north and west in a shock offensive. On Tuesday, the army and counter-terrorism units broke into Tal Afar from the east and south.

The main forces taking part in the offensive are the Iraqi army, air force, Federal Police, the elite US-trained Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) and some units from the Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) that began encircling the city on Sunday.

About three quarters of Tal Afar remains under militant control including the Ottoman-era citadel at its center, according to an operational map published by the Iraqi military.

Located 80 km (50 miles) west of Mosul, Tal Afar lies along the supply route between that city – which Iraqi forces retook from IS in July after nine months of fighting – and Syria.

Tal Afar has produced some of IS’s most senior commanders and was cut off from the rest of ISIS-held territory in June.

Up to 2,000 battle-hardened militants remain in Tal Afar, according to US and Iraqi military commanders. Between 10,000 and 40,000 civilians are estimated to remain in the city and its surrounding villages.

Source: Reuters
Posted by: badanov || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antix


Iraqi air forces smokes ISIS Bad Guys near Qaim

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Tens of Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes that occurred in Anbar, according to the Defense Ministry.

In a statement on Thursday, the ministry said, “the air force carried out several successful airstrikes destroying five headquarters and killing tens of militants, who were possessing weapons, in Qaim in western Anbar.”

On Wednesday, the U.S.-led Coalition jets reportedly shelled IS convoy, coming from Baaj desert heading toward al-Rommana region in Qaim town.

Earlier this week, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said jets dropped hundreds of thousands of leaflets after midnight on Hawija as well as Qaim, Rawa, Annah and Okashat regions with news on victories by troops as well as IS defeats and threatened IS militants that they either have to surrender or die.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.

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

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

25 ISIS Turbans now pining for the fjords

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army forces killed 25 Islamic State militants in western Anbar on Thursday, while 17 civilian families managed to flee militants-held areas, military media and security sources in the province was quoted saying.

The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said army warplanes, depending on intelligence tips, bombarded IS locations west of the province, killing 25. The statement did not name the targeted location, though.

Aljournal News website quoted a security source in the province saying that more than 17 families fled Islamic State havens in the towns of Annah, Rawa and Qaim, near the western borders with Syria, towards security deployments in the city of Rutba.

The source said the civilians seized the opportunity of chaos which struck the group there as many leaders fled those pockets. He added that they were thoroughly vetted to make sure no militants had hidden among them.

The families were transferred to a camp at the Kilo 18 area, according to the source.

Islamic State militants have held the three towns since 2014, when they occupied a third of Iraq to proclaim their self-styled “caliphate”. So far, there has not been a wide-scale campaign to retake those regions, but occasional offensives by government forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces have managed to take over several surrounding villages.

IS has been notorious for executing civilians trying to flee its strongholds.

The Iraqi government declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul, the group’s former capital in Iraq, in July, and said it was going to proceed towards other group holdouts, including Anbar. Government troops are currently battling Is out of Tal Afar, west of Nineveh.

Late July, Iraqi army warplanes reportedly dropped millions of messages on western Anbar telling locals that liberation offensives for the province were nearing, and advising them to stay away from militants’ deployments.

Anbar’s borders with Syria had seen occasional encounters between security forces and Islamic State militants.

ISIS HQs near Qaim and Rawa hit with rocket artillery

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Seven rockets were fired targeting Islamic State militants in western Anbar, a security source was quoted saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Thursday, the source said, “seven rockets were fired from al-Assad base, the second biggest airbase in Iraq, against IS members in Qaim and Rawa towns.”

No further details were provided.

Defense Ministry said earlier in a statement that tens of IS members were killed in airstrikes that targeted Qaim town in Western Anbar. Meanwhile, the War Media Cell said 25 militants were killed by army warplanes in western Anbar, without naming the targeted location.

On Wednesday, the U.S.-led Coalition jets reportedly shelled IS convoy, coming from Baaj desert heading toward al-Rommana region in Qaim town.

Earlier this week, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said jets dropped hundreds of thousands of leaflets after midnight on Hawija as well as Qaim, Rawa, Annah and Okashat regions with news on victories by troops as well as IS defeats and threatened IS militants that they either have to surrender or die.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.

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

ISIS fires mortar rounds near Rutba

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have fired mortar missiles on western Anbar, a security source from Anbar was quoted saying.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Thursday, the source said “IS fired six mortar missiles, which fell on different areas in Rutba, 310 kilometers west of Ramadi.”

“No casualties occurred among civilians or security personnel,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Earlier on the day, seven rockets were fired from al-Assad air base against IS locations in Qaim and Rawa towns in western Anbar.

Defense Ministry said earlier in a statement that tens of IS members were killed in airstrikes that targeted Qaim town in Western Anbar. Meanwhile, the War Media Cell said 25 militants were killed by army warplanes in western Anbar, without naming the targeted location.

On Wednesday, the U.S.-led Coalition jets reportedly shelled IS convoy, coming from Baaj desert heading toward al-Rommana region in Qaim town.

Earlier this week, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said jets dropped hundreds of thousands of leaflets after midnight on Hawija as well as Qaim, Rawa, Annah and Okashat regions with news on victories by troops as well as IS defeats and threatened IS militants that they either have to surrender or die.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.

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

Iraqi warbirds destroy bridges in western Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) U.S.-led coalition jets have shelled two bridges in western Anbar to cut off Islamic State’s supplies, a security source has said.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Thursday, the source said, “coalition jets targeted al-Rommana and Hawija bridges in Qaim town, located in western Anbar, to cut off IS supply between al-Jazeera and al-Shamiya regions.”

In a statement earlier on the day, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said tens of IS members were killed in airstrikes that targeted Qaim town in Western Anbar. Meanwhile, the War Media Cell said 25 militants were killed by army warplanes in western Anbar, without naming the targeted location.

On Wednesday, coalition jets reportedly shelled IS convoy, coming from Baaj desert heading toward al-Rommana region in Qaim town.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.

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

In late July, a military source was quoted saying that Lt.Gen Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operations, ordered to besiege IS havens in western Anbar preparing to invade them.
Posted by: badanov || 08/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


1 dead in bombing attack in Bakriya

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) One civilian was killed and three others were wounded on Thursday when a bomb blast hit an area in western Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying.

Baghdad Today quoted the source saying that the explosive device was placed near commercial shops in Bakriya, west of the capital.

Violence and armed conflicts left more than 500 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of July, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths.

“A total of 241 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 277 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July,” the UNAMI report said, noting that the security personnel casualties were excluded from the figures.

Baghdad was the second most affected province with 38 killed and 85 injured.

Baghdad has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016. While most of of the explosions attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.

Some security observers believe that even after IS’s main havens across Iraqi provinces are conquered, the group may still constitute a security threat through sleeper cells and lone wolf attacks.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Arab Israeli man charged with aiding Temple Mount terrorists
[IsraelTimes] Shin Bet says investigation of deadly shooting attack uncovered connections between the gunnies and banned Northern Branch of Islamic Movement

An Arab Israeli man was indicted Thursday for assisting the three gunnies who killed two coppers just outside the Temple Mount compound last month.

The Shin Bet security service said the suspect, 35-year-old Amjad Muhammad Ahmad Jabarin from the city of Umm al-Fahm, transported the three faceless myrmidons to Jerusalem, spoke with them about their plans ahead of time, and "even offered to join them in carrying out the attack on at least two occasions."
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#1  OnJuly 14, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the three gunnies, all of whom were named Muhammad Jabarin,

Hi, I'm Muhammad Jabarin. This is my brother Daryl Muhammad Jabarin, and my other brother Daryl Muhammad Jabarin
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Syrian Army Combat Summary
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The Syrian Army units engaged in sporadic clashes with ISIL-affiliated terrorist groups over the past few hours in the surroundings of the Airport and the areas of al-Maqaber “cemeteries” and al-Panorama in Deir Ezzor, killing or injuring scores of terrorists , according to SANA reporter.

The reporter said that the Syrian Air Force and Artillery destroyed positions and fortifications for ISIL terrorists in Hwaijet Saker, Ein Bo Jouma’a and al-Ommal neighborhood, and in the villages of Ayyash , al-Khareta, al-Boughilieh.

The sources indicated that ISIL terrorist organization kidnapped 17 young men from Deir Ezzor city and some 200 others from al-Ashara and transported them to al-Mayadden city and forced them into the battles to cover the heavy losses inflicted upon the terrorists during the advancement of the Syrian Arab Army in several directions.

Hama

Units of army, in cooperation with backup forces, regained Jana al-Albawi town and the surrounding hills in Salamya in Hama eastern countryside.

Source: SANA
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Syrian forces encircle ISIS troops in Badiya
BEIRUT: Syrian troops backed by Russian warplanes completely surrounded fighters of the Daesh group in a vast central desert region on Thursday, a monitoring group said.

Advancing overnight, troops north and south of the Badiya desert area met up and seized Jabal Dahek, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
By encircling them, the government forces dealt a “strategic” blow to the Daesh jihadists, said the Britain-based Observatory.

They have been battling for months to retake the Badiya, which stretches from the country’s center to the Iraqi and Jordanian borders and has been held by Daesh since 2014.

Fighting was still raging between the two sides near Sukhnah, one of the main towns in the desert area.

Victory over Daesh in the region is seen as key to the army’s hopes of retaking Deir Ezzor, the last Syrian province that remains nearly completely under Daesh control.

The jihadists have long surrounded government forces in the province’s capital city, also named Deir Ezzor.

Analysts say the Syrian army needs to completely eliminate Daesh from the central part of the desert before it can attack Deir Ezzor, otherwise its troops would be exposed.

According to Fabrice Balanche, an expert on Syrian geography, the regime would have more than half of the country’s territory under its control if it can drive Daesh out of the Badiya.

More than 330,000 people have been killed since Syria’s conflict erupted in March 2011 with protests against President Bashar Assad.
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20 die as ISIS attacks Syrian Army position in Homs
Homs (Syria News) Twenty members of the Syrian army forces were killed, on Wednesday, in an attack launched by the Islamic State militants on the Syrian Badiyah, Qasioun News reported on Thursday.

The Islamic State-owned “Amaq” news agency stated that the group’s militants launched an attack on the Syrian Army headquarters in Wadi al-Wa’er area in the syrian Badiyah, killing 20 members and wounding dozens others, as well as destroying three military vehicles and two SVUs.

It is noteworthy that the government forces and allied militias recaptured, at dawn today, the areas of Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, Rajm al-Hajana, Jabal al-Hajana and Wadi al-Ha’er in the eastern countryside of Homs.
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Islamic Krazed Killers shell Syrian Army HQ in Latakia
Latakia (Syria News) Ahrar al-Sharm militia announced, on Thursday, shelling the headquarters of the Syrian Army forces in the countryside of Latakia.

The Spokesman of Ahrar al-Sham militia Ahmed Mohamed said that the artillery brigade shelled the headquarters of the Syrian regime forces in Kinsabba Town and Shalaf castle area, in the countryside of Latakia.

The shelling came as a response on the Syrian army and allied militias shelling that was carried out, at dawn today, on al-Najiya area, west of Idlib, Mohamed explained.

Furthermore, Mohamed added that the Syrian army forces are frequently shelling the areas of al-Hadada Town, Tardin, al-Khedr and al-Tofaheya in the countryside of Latakia.

It is noteworthy that the countryside of Latakia joined the areas that follow the de-escalation agreement signed in Astana peace talks 4; however, the government forces are usually violating the agreement.
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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


ISIS executes 8 in Hawija

Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants burned to death eight civilians, including an infant, for attempting to flee the group’s stronghold in southwestern Kirkuk.

A security source told Alsumaria News on Thursday that the militants had arrested the eight civilians, including two parents and their enfant, before the execution.

The victims were heading to al-Alam region in neighboring Salahuddin province, according to the source.

The militants caged the victims and poured tar on them before setting them on fire, the source added.

Islamic State militants have held areas in southwestern Kirkuk since 2014, when they declared a “caliphate” rule on a third of Iraq and Syria. Since then, militants have executed hundreds of security agents and civilians collaborating with security troops, besides executing civilians attempting to flee the enclave.

Local tribal leaders and politicians from Kirkuk have mounted pressure on the Iraqi government to hasten with invading Hawija, the group’s largest stronghold in the southwest of the province, suggesting that its people were experiencing a humanitarian crisis under the group’s rule as the group continues to massacre civilians attempting to flee the town. The Iraqi government and paramilitary troops are currently focused on recapturing Nineveh’s town of Tal Afar.

ISIS kidnaps civilians in western Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State kidnapped five families over attempting to flee from a region to another in western Anbar, a security source was quoted saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “IS militants kidnapped five families in the middle of desert as they were trying to escape from Qaim town toward Rutba and took them to unknown destination.”

“Most of the abducted people were elderly and children with only three youth,” the source added.

Earlier on the day, more than 17 families reportedly fled IS havens in the towns of Annah, Rawa and Qaim, near the western borders with Syria, towards security deployments in Rutba.

Fighter jets from the Iraqi army and the international coalition regularly pound IS locations in the province.

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

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