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Pakistani insurgent among 4 Taliban blown up by own explosives in Kunduz
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four Death Eater including a Pak national were killed after an Improvised Explosive Device went off prematurely in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army in the North said the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Imam Sahib district.

The Shaheen Corps officials said the bully boyz were attempting to prepare the Improvised Explosive Device to be placed on a roadside when it went off.

The officials further added that a Pak national who was involved in the engineering works of the roadside kabooms was also among those killed.

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Disdain ye not the Djinn of Electrostatic Discharge, O my brothers, for his wrath is sudden and thermodynamically irreversible. And never mistake the Red Wire for the Green.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/01/2017 0:53 Comments || Top||

Haqqani network commander leading a group of 50 insurgents killed in Logar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A prominent commander of the Haqqani terrorist network who was leading a group of at last fifty bully boyz was killed during an operation in central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan in a statement confirmed that the commander of the terror network was killed late on Tuesday night.

The statement further added that the slain Haqqani network commander has been identified as Mawlavi Abdul Rahman who was also famous as Mullah Qand.

According to MoI, the operation that led to the killing of Mullah Qand was conducted in the vicinity of Kharwar district by the Special Unit of the Afghan national police forces.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups including the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and Haqqani network have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Afghan and US officials saying that the leadership councils of the notorious Haqqani terrorist network having links with the Taliban are based in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, Quetta, and other parts of Pakistain and the terror network is involved in some of the largest attacks in the country, including the ones on US forces.

The Afghan officials earlier said that the deadly kaboom near the embassy of Germany in Kabul was plotted by the Haqqani network in Pakistain, although the leaders of the network and the Taliban have rejected their role in the devastating attack that killed over one hundred and fifty people.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

11 die in airstrikes in Logar
At least 11 civilians were killed in foreign troop’s airstrike in central Logar province on Wednesday, local officials confirmed on Thursday.

In addition, 16 other insurgents were wounded.

The airstrike took place in part of Pul-e-Alam, the capital of the province after Taliban insurgents reportedly hid in civilian houses and were targeted by foreign troops, provincial governor Haleem Fedaye said.

“Two key Taliban commanders were also killed in the airstrike,” he said.

However, he did not provide further details.

In the meantime, NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan said in a statement on Thursday that: “US Forces-Afghanistan is aware of an incident in the Pul-e-Alam district in Logar province this morning with potential civilian casualties.”

The statement said that an official investigation has been launched into the incident.

“United States Forces-Afghanistan takes all allegations of civilian casualties seriously and is working with our Afghan partners to determine the facts surrounding this incident,” it said.

More information will be released as appropriate, the statement added.
This comes after at least 16 civilians, including women and children, were killed in airstrikes by foreign forces in Zerkoh district in Herat province late Monday afternoon.

The attack also left seven more wounded, residents said.

Provincial officials in Herat also confirmed the airstrikes but said a fact finding team has been assigned by the national security council to probe the incident.
Posted by: badanov || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Roadside Bomb Kills Three In Northeast Kenya
[RADIOSHABELLE] Three non-combatants were killed after their vehicle ran over a landmine on a road near Kenya´s border with Somalia, a government official said, in the fifth such incident in the area in three months.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.

"A Toyota vehicle which had several occupants on board ran over an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) at Nyongoro area," Gilbert Kitiyo, Lamu county commissioner, told Rooters by phone on Thursday.

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Al-Shabaab Destroys Communication Mast In Kenya’s Border Region
[RADIOSHABELLE] Suspected al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
Death Eaters destroyed a communication mast in Dabacity area in Mandera county of northeast Kenya on Tuesday night, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Regional government official Mohamud Saleh said the Death Eaters were however repulsed and escaped towards to Somalia border. He said no one was injured during the attack.

Saleh downplayed the attack, saying the Death Eaters had attempted to attack the communication mast to cut telecommunication services in the area before they could carry out terror attack in the restive region.

The attack comes two days after the Death Eaters killed two military personnel in an improvised bomb (IED) attack in Damasa area. The holy warriors also engaged the military personnel in a shootout before escaping.

Three others were maimed in the kaboom that badly damaged the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) that was racing on the road.

Security personnel in the area said the Improvised Explosive Device had been set up by al-Shabaab Death Eaters who are roaming there.

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
Algeria Policeman Killed Stopping Suicide Bombing
[AnNahar] An Algerian policeman was killed Thursday when he threw himself on a jacket wallah before the attacker's explosives belt detonated, state media said, citing the police department.

The officer had intervened when the attacker tried to enter the police headquarters in the region of Tiaret, about 350 kilometers (220 miles) southwest of the capital Algiers, the official APS news agency reported.
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#1  God bless
Posted by: Frank G || 09/01/2017 7:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Does Islam have some version of Valhalla, a place for the righteous?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 09/01/2017 8:36 Comments || Top||

The gangster behind oil fields closure
[Libya Observer] 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...
-based Special Deterrence Force has released a video of the infamous gangster from Zintan town, whose family is behind the closure of oil fields.

Osama Dahish, a.k.a Osama Gurj, 32, is a member of so-called Petroleum Facilities Guard of the Western Region, a militia group from Zintan that seizes a number of oil fields.

The 32-year-old criminal is notorious for abduction and human smuggling. In one of his crimes, he and other criminals kidnapped a man from Harsha town and forced his family to pay a ransom of LYD 1 million.

Gurj is also a human smuggler; he transports migrants colonists from both Bani Walid town in northwest of Libya and Brak town in the south to al-Motrad and Sabratha where they start their journey to Europe. He gets thousands of dollars for each trip he facilities.

Now the Gurj family is closing the three main oil fields of El Feel, Sharara and Hamada causing state losses of about LYD 160 million dollars in the first week of closure.

According to oil sources, the oil militia family is demanding the release of Osama before they reopen the fields, but they made other requests to cover up the real reason of closure.

The National Oil Corporation has filed a formal complaint with the Attorney General's Office against the leaders of the armed militias responsible for the closure.

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the oil militia family is demanding the release of Osama before they reopen the (3) fields,

"we'll release a third of him for every field reopened"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/01/2017 9:03 Comments || Top||

Belgian court holds man over 'terrorist offence' plan
[Ynet] Belgian authorities say they are keeping a 22-year-old man in jug on suspicion that he was planning to carry out a "terrorist offence."

The Federal Prosecutor's Office said Thursday that the Belgian man, identified only as Hajar A., was remanded in jug for a month by a court in the city of Liege.

The court issued an arrest warrant for the man on Aug. 25. He is charged with "having left national territory with a view to committing, in Belgium or abroad, a terrorist offence."
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2017 01:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

10 suspected militants killed in Balochistan operation
[DAWN] Ten suspected murderous Moslems were killed in an operation carried out by security forces in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
's Harnai district on Thursday evening, a security official told DawnNews.

Three camps allegedly being used by murderous Moslems in the area were also destroyed, and a large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered during the operation. The bodies of the dear departed 'militants' were shifted to Harnai hospital, the official said.

The murderous Moslems were involved in bomb kabooms, assassination'>assassination
s and other acts of terrorism in the area, the security official said.

Earlier, a vehicle of the Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
had come under attack in the area on Aug 14. Eight personnel were martyred in the event.

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army

Iraqi PM Abadi declares victory over ISIL in Tal Afar
[Al Jazeera] Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has declared victory over 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 the Levant (ISIS, also known as ISIS) gang in the northern city of Tal Afar and the entire province of Nineveh.

US-backed Iraqi forces launched an offensive against ISIS fighters, who had been holding Tal Afar for three years, on August 20.

"Tal Afar has been liberated," Abadi said in a statement on Thursday, congratulating the Iraqi security forces.

"We say to the Islamic State fighters: wherever you are, we are coming for you and you have no choice but to surrender or die."

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin

7 Iraqi militia die in checkpoint attack

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Seven tribal fighters were killed and injured on Thursday in an armed attack that targeted their checkpoint west of Baghdad, a police source was quoted saying.

The source told Alsumaria News that three members of Tribal Mobilization groups were killed, while four others were wounded when armed attackers hurled a hand grenade on their checkpoint in Abu Gharib, west of the capital.
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Anbar Antix

6 ISIS Turbans die in Iraqi airstrike

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Six Islamic State militants, including a member of the group’s so-called legislative court, in an airstrike launched in western Anbar, a military source was quoted saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “U.S.-led Coalition jets shelled a house of one of the legislative court members in Qaim,” the source said, adding that the shelling left the member, as well as five of his guards, killed.

On Wednesday, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said the air force bombarded six IS locations in Qaim, killing 94 members, including a senior security commander and a close aide to the group’s supreme leader abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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.

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

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 || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Southeast Asia
Nearly 50,000 Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar
[Al Jazeera]
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [388 views] Top|| File under: Harakah al-Yaqin

#1  bringing violence with them
Posted by: Frank G || 09/01/2017 7:40 Comments || Top||

Convoy carrying Islamic State fighters retreats deeper into Syria -U.S. general
[Ynet] The top US general in Iraq and Syria said on Thursday that a bus convoy of 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....
fighters and their families seeking to reach a stronghold near the Iraqi border had turned and retreated deeper into Syrian-held areas after being blocked by air strikes.

"When I walked into this conference about an hour ago, the buses were on the move. They had turned and had driven back into regime held areas," Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told news hounds via a video teleconference from Baghdad.

Townsend said forces from the US-led coalition had not attacked the convoy but had struck every Islamic State "fighter or vehicle that has tried to approach that convoy."
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2017 01:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [412 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Rollin', rollin', rollin',
keep them doggies rolling,

Keep movin', movin', movin'
Though they're disapprovin'
Keep them doggies movin', rawhide
Posted by: Frank G || 09/01/2017 8:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Ask Assad if we can finish them.
Posted by: newc || 09/01/2017 12:47 Comments || Top||

Syrian Army Adventures
25 elite Syrian troops repel assault by 350 ISIS militants in ‘Uqayribat pocket

[AlMasdar] According to the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite ISIS Hunters unit operating in central Syria, a disproportionately small number of their forces repelled a large Islamic State counteroffensive at a key town near the provincial borders of Homs and Hama Governorates in the ‘Uqayribat pocket.

According to the ISIS Hunters, some twenty-five of their troops stationed at the town of Mashrifah in north-central Homs came under attack by 350 ISIS terrorists during the late night hours of Wednesday through till Thursday and managed to successfully turn it back.

If the claim is in fact anywhere near the truth, then there can be no doubt that the elite SAA unit was supported by constant Russian airstrikes since only Russian airpower has the technological means to carry out precision night attacks.

Earlier today, key formations of the Syrian Army – including the 5th Assault Corps and the 4th Mechanized Division – officially liberated six major towns from ISIS, trapping the terrorist group’s forces in a second encirclement within the greater ‘Uqayribat pocket area.

Syrian Army creates new ISIS pocket in east Hama after liberating 6 major towns

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has liberated six major towns from besieged ISIS militants throughout eastern Hama Governorate in a mammoth advance that has been ongoing since yesterday.

As of today, the Syrian Army has secured the towns of al-Mashrifah, al-Hafiya and al-Zarouniyah located to the southeast of the regional Islamic State stronghold of ‘Uyaqribat, whilst also liberating the settlements of Qastal Shamali, Qastal Wistani and Qastal Janoubi to ‘Uyaqribat’s northeast.

The advance was led by the 5th Assault Corps – including the elite ISIS Hunters detachment – as well as key elements of the veteran 4th Mechanized Division and was achieved after a number high-pitched battles with ISIS fighters.

By this advance, the Syrian Army has de facto created a second envelopment of already besieged ISIS forces in eastern Hama Governorate. The new encirclement exists to the northeast of ‘Uyaqribat and consists of about ten ISIS-held settlements there within.

SAA liberate 4 towns from IS in eastern Hama: video

[AlMasdar] Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recaptured four towns in eastern Hama province, Tuesday, as they advanced within 10 kilometres (6.21 miles) of the self-proclaimed Islamic State’s (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) regional stronghold at ‘Uqayribat.’

Footage shows units of the SAA engaged in clashes with militants near the village of Salba.

The SAA reportedly managed to liberate the towns of Haddaj, Rasm Zainab, Tahmaz and Bir Ghazaleh.

ISIS claims it killed another Russian soldier in east Hama, second in 24 hours

[AlMasdar] The ISIS terrorist group is claiming that its fighters have killed yet another Russian soldier in eastern Hama Governorate amid ongoing battles with pro-government forces there.

ISIS media claims that the soldier was killed at the town of Mashirfah about two kilometers from the Islamic State’s regional stronghold of ‘Uqayribat. This is the same location where the first Russian soldier was said to be slain.

The ISIS-linked Amaq news group released an image yesterday of the what it claims to be the second Russian solider killed by Islamic State forces in eastern Hama, however, Al-Masdar News is not allowed to release the photo per a recent policy on the sharing of static images showing dead pro-government fighters.

The picture released by Amaq is, in the eyes of some analysts, highly questionable. The deceased soldier is shown to have a beard (forbidden in the Russian military) and very old Soviet-style equipment which puts him more in the realm of a native Syrian National Defence Forces fighter than a Russian military advisor.

Syrian Army takes over strategic mountain en route to Deir Ezzor

[AlMasdar] Having fully recaptured the town of Sukhnah in east Homs countryside and secured the surrounding areas, the Syrian Army has officially entered the administrative borders of Deir Ezzor.

According to an informed military source, the government troops imposed full control over the strategic Bishiri mountain located to the west of Deir Ezzor city.

The mountain is strategically important as it overlooks Kobajjep and Ash-Shola; two towns located on the road from Sukhna to Deir Ezzor which also serve as major bastions for the Islamic State.

The same source added that the blitz – led by the SAA’s elite Tiger Forces – has killed and injured dozens of the jihadi militants.

Meantime, the Russian jets conducted several airstrikes against ISIS outposts and fortification in and around the mountain.

VIDEO: Syrian airpower flattens ISIS command base in Deir Ezzor

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has carried out a precision airstrike against an ISIS command base in Deir Ezzor city, completely destroying it. The raid, from beginning to end, was captured on video by unknown pro-government fighters who were clearly aware of when and where the strike was going to take place.

According to reports, the SyAAF airstrike was conducted in the ISIS-occupied al-Rashdiyah district of Deir Ezzor against a building identified by local intelligence to be a headquarters for the terrorist group’s forces in the city.

Sources also say that about a dozen ISIS fighters were killed and injured as a result of the raid and that at least two field commanders of the jihadist faction were present in the targeted building at the time of it being hit.

For a better understanding of the situation in and around Deir Ezzor, click here to see an interactive map.

Syrian Army, allies liberate key village from ISIS in central Homs

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies continue to advance against ISIS in central Homs, today liberating a key village and putting themselves in position to create a second envelopment of the terrorist group’s already besieged forces within the ever-shrinking ‘Uqayribat pocket.

Early today, the Syrian troops secured al-Wahabiyah village which is located five kilometers to the west of Manukh town. Pro-government forces were able to take the settlement after a brief firefight with ISIS.

According the military sources, pro-government forces are looking to separate ISIS militants in central Homs from those in eastern Hama Governorate.

At the very least, pro-government forces hope that the threat of being double-besieged inside a single pocket will entice ISIS fighters to retreat north to eastern Hama, allowing the SAA to liberate central Homs without too much of a fight.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2017 01:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Al-Qaeda slaughters entire rival militant family in Idlib, 20 killed inc. women, children
[AlMasdar] The al-Qaeda-linked Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorist group has carried out a brutal massacre of a rival hard boy family in northern Idlib Governorate.

According to reports, HTS fighters recently stormed the rural town of Taladah and rounded up an entire family, some of whom were members of the Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki hard boy group, and then slaughtered them.

In the massacre that was, some 20 people including women and kiddies as well as 4 serving bully boyz of the al-Zenki faction were killed.

Opposition sources say that HTS specifically targeted this family because it was very vocal in its anti-HTS sentiment during the latest round of rebel infighting in Idlib.

After being part of the HTS alliance since its formation at the beginning of this year, Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki departed from the al-Qaeda-led jihadist conglomerate in late-July due to disillusionment over its blatant hostility towards other rebel groups (namely Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
and the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2017 01:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Rebels struggle to repel ISIS counteroffensive in south Daraa: videos
[AlMasdar] After launching a failed offensive against the ISIS-linked Saifullah al-Maslul holy warrior group in southwestern Daraa Governorate, rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
’s (FSA) Southern Front are new struggling to hold back a wide-sweeping counteroffensive that has since been conducted by jihadist affiliate.

The aforementioned rebel offensive was launched against ISIS in southwestern Daraa’s Yarmouk Basin area about one week ago. In the event, the FSA operation failed within hours and resulted in defending ISIS forces inflicting brutal losses on the ranks of rebel fighters.

Beginning about two days ago, ISIS bully boyz launched a counteroffensive hoping to capitalize on the lowered morale and perceived disarray of rebel forces opposing them.

Now something of a medium-intensity battle has broken out in southwestern Daraa with the FSA throwing in every thing it has ‐ tanks, gun trucks and artillery ‐ in an attempt to grind down the ISIS assault.

Yesterday, ISIS media claimed that its forces had killed twelve FSA and Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group) fighters as a result of the counteroffensive. If indeed the claim is true that Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham were killed, then this shows that other holy warrior groups in Daraa ‐ including jihadist ones ‐ are now fighting alongside the FSA against ISIS in the region.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2017 01:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Damascus: this is when we exchange prisoners
Over 30 Syrian soldiers released by the FSA tonight in southeast Damascus

[AlMasdar] At least 30 more Syrian soldiers have been released by the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) in the southeastern countryside of Damascus, tonight, following a deal between the latter and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to exchange prisoners.

According to Al-Masdar field correspondent, Ibrahim Joudeh, the 30 military personnel released in the deal were members of the border guards that were previously deployed along the Jordanian crossings.

Joudeh added that the 30 soldiers were released along the Sweida-Damascus axis, where they were welcomed by a large army party that included the head of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence in Al-Sweida, Wafiq Nasser.

Captured Syrian pilot freed by FSA in southeast Damascus

[AlMasdar] The Syrian pilot, ‘Ali Al-Helo, who was shot down by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the southeastern countryside of Damascus two weeks ago has now been released, according to a report from the Syrian military.

Helo was freed as part of a prisoner exchange deal that required the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to release several Free Syrian Army militants that were in their jails.

A Syrian government source stated that Helo is now being transferred to the Tishreen Hospital, where he will receive necessary medical assistance for his wounds sustained during his crash landing in southeast Damascus.

Jaysh Al-Islam, Syrian Army complete large prisoner exchange in East Ghouta

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Jaysh Al-Islam have completed another large prisoner exchange in the East Ghouta region of Damascus after a deal was put in place earlier in the week.

According to the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Damascus, Jaysh Al-Islam released 24 government prisoners at the Al-Wafideen Crossing near the large town of Douma.

Among the 24 prisoners released by Jaysh Al-Islam were 16 men (mostly SAA soldiers), 4 women, and 4 children that were all imprisoned in the Islamist group’s East Ghouta jails.

No information was released about the number of prisoners released by the Syrian Arab Army.

Wednesday’s prisoner transfer between the Syrian Arab Army and Jaysh Al-Islam is the fourth exchange that has been completed this year in the East Ghouta region of Damascus.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2017 01:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

13 Syrian rebels die in fighting with ISIS
Raqqa (Syria News) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights informed, on Thursday, that 13 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces were killed, in battles with the Islamic State (ISIS) militants, in the city of Raqqa and countryside of Hasakah.

The observatory reported that ongoing battles are taking place between the Syrian Democratic Forces militias and the Islamic State militants, in the countryside of Raqqa, where the SDF militias managed to capture the Panorama Garden, west of the city.

Furthermore, the observatory added that the US-led international coalition conducted an aerial landing operation in the countryside of Deir Ezzor City, in addition to another landing operation in al-Ma’mel area, near the city.
Posted by: badanov || 09/01/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2017-09-01
  Nearly 50,000 Rohingya flee violence in Myanmar
Thu 2017-08-31
  At Least 18,500 Rohingya Flee to Bangladesh as Rakhine Unrest Rages
Wed 2017-08-30
  Rohingya Men Fight against Myanmar's Forces, 6000 stranded at Bangla border
Tue 2017-08-29
  Houthi militias prevent Saleh loyalists from leaving Yemen capital
Mon 2017-08-28
  Turkish Army invades northern Syria, launches attack on Kurdish-held border town
Sun 2017-08-27
  Iraq forces recapture city of Tal Afar from ISIS
Sat 2017-08-26
  'Terror attack’ in Brussels: Machete-waving ‘terrorist’ is shot dead as he attacks soldiers shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ near street where ISIS called for vehicle attacks
Fri 2017-08-25
  'Islamist terror cell' with a hoard of bombs blow themselves up rather than surrender to Russian police
Thu 2017-08-24
  Iraqi forces recapture more of Tal Afar, the last refuge
Wed 2017-08-23
  Yemen: At least 30 dead as air strike hits hotel
Tue 2017-08-22
  Somali extremist group confirms killing of senior commander
Mon 2017-08-21
  It's over-ish: Las Ramblas van terrorist shot dead wearing explosive belt 'and screaming Allahu Akbar' west of Barcelona
Sun 2017-08-20
  Kenya Says Police Killed Most Wanted Al Shabaab Commander
Sat 2017-08-19
  War crimes suspect Mahmoud Warfali arrested on Hafter’s orders
Fri 2017-08-18
  Finland attack – ‘Several people injured after multiple knifemen rampage through city of Turku' amid reports of shots fired

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