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Insurgents call Rohingyas to arms for war in Myanmar
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Africa North
Bodies of 16 migrants found in Libya’s eastern desert
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Libyan security forces said on Tuesday that the bodies of 16 migrants colonists had been found in the desert near the country’s border with Egypt.

The bodies were found about 310 kilometers southwest of the coastal city of Tobruk, said Ahmed al-Mismari, front man for the Libyan National Army.

He said the area was still being searched and no more details were available about the migrants colonists’ identities.

In the past, patrols and rescuers have recovered the bodies of Egyptian migrants colonists who have perished after being stranded or abandoned by smugglers in Libya’s eastern desert.
Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Africa Subsaharan
2 UN peacekeepers killed in Mali when convoy hits explosives
[Ynet] The United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
mission in Mali says two peacekeepers have been killed and two others seriously injured when a convoy hit a mine in the northern Kidal region.

The mission says in a statement that the two injured peacekeepers were immediately evacuated Tuesday after their vehicles hit the explosives about 15 kilometers outside of Aguelhok.

A UN official says the peacekeepers were Chadian. The UN condemned the attack and others by Islamic turbans.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


France turns to armed drones in fight against Sahel militants
[Ynet] La Belle France has decided to arm its surveillance drones in West Africa as part of counter-terrorism operations against Islamist murderous Moslems, Defense Minister Florence Parly said on Tuesday.

French President Emmanuel Macron has made fighting Islamist faceless myrmidons his primary foreign policy objective and the move to armed drones fits into a more aggressive policy at a time when it looks increasingly unlikely Gay Paree will be able to withdraw from the region in the medium to long-term.

La Belle France currently has five unarmed Reaper reconnaissance drones positioned in Niger's capital Niamey to support its 4,000-strong Barkhane counter-terrorism operation in Africa, and one in La Belle France.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A step up to acceptable engagement tactics.
Twisting the knife in a corpse.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/06/2017 0:40 Comments || Top||


400 killed in Boko Haram attacks since April: Amnesty
[DAWN] A spurt in attacks by Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Islamists has claimed nearly 400 lives since April in Nigeria and Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
, double the figure of the previous five months, Amnesty said on Tuesday.

The increasing use of jacket wallahs ‐ often young women and girls forced to carry and detonate explosives in crowded areas ‐ has killed at least 381 civilians in the two countries, the rights group said in a statement.

"Boko Haram is once again committing war crimes on a huge scale, exemplified by the depravity of forcing maidens to carry explosives with the sole intention of killing as many people as they possibly can," said Alioune Tine, Amnesia Amnesty International's director for West and Central Africa.

"This wave of shocking Boko Haram violence, propelled by a sharp rise in suicide kabooms, highlights the urgent need for protection and assistance for millions of civilians... Governments in Nigeria, Cameroon and beyond must take swift action to protect them from this campaign of terror." Amnesty said at least 223 civilians died in Nigeria since April, underscoring that the real toll could be far higher.

"Between May and August, seven times more non-combatants were killed than in the preceding four months, while 100 non-combatants were killed in August alone," it said.
Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  Must be fundraising time again.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/06/2017 9:51 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Live: Raid in Mirpur militant den suspended, to resume in the morning
[Dhaka Tribune] 12:30pm- RAB spokesperson Mufti Mahmud Khan says operations have been suspended for the night, and will be resumed in the morning. He adds that RAB cannot yet confirm if the forces of Evil are deceased.

11:00pm- Sources say that the forces of Evil and their family members suspected to be in the hideout are presumed dead.

10:00pm‐ Sounds of gunfire still ongoing, building reportedly on fire.

9:47pm- Five kabooms heard, followed by sounds of gunfire from the bully boy den. Our correspondent Arifur Rahman Rabbi reports from the spot that RAB officials were caught unawares. Smoke is seen billowing from the Komol Prova building.

6:42pm‐ RAB spokesperson Mufti Mahmud Khan says Abdullah, the identified bully boy inside the Mirpur house informed the security agency that he along with his family and associates will surrender around 7:30pm to 8pm. Earlier, RAB Director General Benazir Ahmed confirmed the media that according to their estimation, a total of seven people, including Abdullah, two of his associates, his two wives and two children are currently holed up in the house.

6:17pm‐ Sources say that house owner Habibullah Bahar Azad is in RAB custody.

3:31pm- RAB Deputy Director Abdullah Al Mehedi tells the Dhaka Tribune: "We are continuously in contact with the bully boys. We are trying to convince them to surrender."

2:55pm- Law enforcers take position on the roads near the hideout.

12:57pm- Gulshan Ara, who stays on the third floor of the building, says: "We heard the sound of a blast around 1:30am. RAB officials evacuated us around 6am.

"I never had any interactions with the people living on the fourth floor."

12:30pm- Abdullah’s sister surrenders, RAB sources say.

12:10pm- Benazir Ahmed says: "A total of 65 people were evacuated from 23 flats of the building."

11:51am- RAB Director General Benazir Ahmed says: "A total of seven people, including bully boy Abdullah, two of his associates, his two wives and two children are hiding in the den.

"When contacted, Abdullah told us that he has over 50 IEDs with him."

He says: "Abdullah disguised himself as an electrician who also sold pigeons on the side."

Earlier in the day, RAB detained two suspected forces of Evil from Elenga area under Kalihati upazila of Tangail district. Based on the information given by the two suspected bully boys, the elite force is conducting the raid in Mirpur’s Komol Prova.

11:26am- RAB evacuates 65 people from the building ‐Komol Prova‐ located on Bordhon Bari Road in Darus Salam.

10:23am- Mufti says: "We were able to contact the forces of Evil inside the den. One of them identified himself as Abdullah.

"He sells pigeons and stays in the house with his family. We are not sure about the number of people inside it."

9:57am-Mufti Mahmud Khan tells the Dhaka Tribune: "We are suspecting that a top JMB bully boy is inside the den."

9:00am- RAB Deputy Director Abdullah Al Mehedi tells the Dhaka Tribune: "We have not yet begun the raid. We are trying to convince them to surrender."

8:30am- RAB evacuates the build and asks people living in the neighbourhood to stay inside their house.

8:00am- RAB urges the suspected forces of Evil to surrender.

7:30am- Mufti Mahmud Khan tells the Dhaka Tribune: "Militants have already hurled bombs targeting us from the fourth floor of the six-storey building."

7:00am- Mufti Mahmud Khan says: "Earlier we detained two forces of Evil from Tangail. They gave us information about this den."

6:30am- RAB front man Mufti Mahmud Khan confirms the matter to the Dhaka Tribune.

1:30am- Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) cordons off a suspected bully boy hideout in Mirpur’s Darus Salam area in Dhaka.
Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)

#1  (Channeling Joe Friday):
"This is the city. I was working the night watch out of the local Upazilla.
My name is Khan. I carry a badge. And a big fricking stutter gun."
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/06/2017 14:31 Comments || Top||

#2  It was a dark and drizzly night, but then again this isn't Chester.
Downtown had gotten word of the location of the headquarters of the local bad boys from one Prag the Weasel an infamous snitch.
Many years in various hellholes have given me an extra sense, I calls it me Spydy Sense.
HARK!
A Snider!

It only works against Dawna's, these were Burma.
That's it end of the line.
Posted by: Shipman || 09/06/2017 16:17 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Taliban commander who attacked Malala Yousafzai killed
Pakistani police counter-terrorism officers on Monday killed four terrorists including a commander of the banned group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), who was involved in the 2012 attack on the child rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai.

All four militants were killed in a police shootout, conducted at the Southern port of city of Karachi, police officials confirmed.

A man identified as Khursheed – a cousin of the current TTP chief Mullah Fazalullah – was identified among the dead. He was linked to various terrorist attacks on security personnel as well as the attack on Malala.

Malala was attacked and shot at close range by the gunmen in October 2012, as she left school in the Swat Valley.

Days after the attack, Pakistan's Taliban described Malala as a "spy of the West." "For this espionage, infidels gave her awards and rewards. And Islam orders killing of those who are spying for enemies," the group said in a statement.

In June 2015, a Pakistani court in the northwestern province of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa freed eight out of the 10 militants charged with the shooting of Malala. That move however, raised serious questions about the country's criticized judicial system.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/06/2017 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  Tisk, tisk...what a shame. Not.
Posted by: Clem || 09/06/2017 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Pakistan's Taliban described Malala as a "spy of the West." "For this espionage, infidels gave her awards and rewards. And Islam orders killing of those who are spying for enemies," the group said in a statement.

Uh, right. Looks like someone spends too much time reading the Crayon/banging their forehead on the ground too hard and not enough time figuring out the definition of words and logic.

Typical.
Posted by: gorb || 09/06/2017 9:52 Comments || Top||


Four suspected IS militants killed in ‘encounter’
[DAWN] Police claimed to have killed four faceless myrmidons linked with the bad boy Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group (IS) here on Monday afternoon. One of them was allegedly involved in an liquidation attempt on Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai
...a Pashtun blogger and advocate for girls' education from Mingora, in Swat. She is esteemed as an ambassador of international good will, even though she can't go home lest some fellow in a turban shoots her in the head again...
and other terrorist attacks in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
The alleged encounter took place in an under-construction housing scheme off Superhighway, according to the officials.

Malir Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar Ahmed Khan told Dawn that police had received information from an intelligence agency about the presence in the area of some faceless myrmidons previously belonging to the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain (TTP) and now associated with IS. They were planning a major terrorist attack in the Quaidabad area after Eidul Azha, he said.

When Malir police raided an under-construction house in Scheme-33, the suspects opened fire on them and tried to flee. A heavy exchange of fire took place in which all the four suspects were killed on the spot.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
Salahuddin Kombat Kronicle
3 suicide bombers die in Balad

Tikrit (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi paramilitary forces killed three suicide bombers before carrying out an attack in Salahuddin province, a media official was quoted saying on Tuesday.

Muhannad al-Ezzawi, media officer at al-Salam Corps said in a statement that the force, assisted by a number of civilians, killed three Islamic State suicide bombers late Monday before they could stage an attack against nightclubs in the town of Balad, 130 kilometers south of Tikrit, the province’s capital.

Fighters besieged the militants in the area, to which they responded with mortar firing, according to Ezzawi.

On Monday, al-Salam Corps said it foiled an attempt by IS to detonate electricity pylons in al-Ishaqi island in Salahuddin.

Al-Salam Coprs is the military wing of popular Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s movement.

Islamic State members have escalated their attacks against security forces and civilians inside Salahuddin and on the province’s borders with neighboring Diyala since Iraqi forces launched offensives to retake the group’s holdouts in Mosul in October 2016.

The group’s influence in Iraq is currently shrinking, with Iraqi government troops having recaptured Mosul, their former capital, Tal Afar, their last Nineveh stronghold and preparing to aim at other havens in Kirkuk, Anbar and Salahuddin.

15 ISIS Turbans now ex-Terrorists in airstrikes in Salahuddin, Diyala

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Fifteen Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes between Salahuddin and Diyala provinces, a security source said on Tuesday.

“Army jets launched airstrikes on IS havens in al-Mayta and al-Boujumaa villages in Mutaibija,” the source told Baghdad Today.

The shelling, according to the source, “left four rest houses and five vehicles destroyed. More than fifteen members were killed.”

Iraqi jets carried out similar air raids targeting IS convoy and a rest house in Mutaibija, making these attacks the third in two days.

Occasional attacks have been witnessed in Mutaibija by Islamic State against government and paramilitary troops deployments since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMUs, launched a major offensive to retake areas occupied by IS since 2014.

Pivotal regions that link between each of Diyala, Salahuddin and Kirkuk, are still held by the militants which poses threats to the liberated regions. Iraqi troops are urged to prevent the militants infiltration between Salahuddin and Kirkuk provinces, especially the regions stretching along Hamreen mountains and Al-Azeem town.

It’s expected that the Iraqi government will head towards liberating other IS strongholds across Iraq, including in Salahuddin.
Posted by: badanov || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


10 Kurd fighters caught in bombing attack

Sinjar (IraqiNews.com) Ten Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were wounded Tuesday in a roadside bomb blast west of Mosul, a senior commander was quoted saying.

Operations commander at the Peshmerga command in Sinjar mountains told Kurdish-run BasNews that ten soldiers sustained mild injuries when a bomb blast hit an area near Shaalan village, a place with a mostly Arab population.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the blast, but Islamic State militants have been behind hundreds of attacks against Peshmerga forces in Mosul and other provinces.

Peshmerga fighters have been actively involved in the Iraqi government’s campaign against Islamic State militants.

Iraqi government troops recaptured Mosul early July after more than eight months of fighting, marking an effective collapse of the self-styled “caliphate” declared by IS from the city in 2014. The group lost more than 25.000 of its militants in the Mosul campaign.

Iraqi troops gave encountered occasional attacks in Mosul after the city had been retaken. Taking Mosul back, the government troops, backed by paramilitary forces, later recaptured Tal Afar, west of Nineveh, late August.

The government is currently building up for an offensive to retake IS-held town of Hawija, Kirkuk. IS IS still holding more havens in Anbar and Salahuddin provinces.
Posted by: badanov || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under:


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


6 casualties in 2 bombing attacks

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Six persons were killed and injured in two blasts in north and west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying.

“An IED exploded near a market in Khan Dhari in Abu Ghraib region, west of Baghdad, leaving a civilian killed and four others wounded,” the source told Baghdad Today on Tuesday.

“Another bomb targeted an army patrol in al-Houra village in Tarmiyah, north of Baghdad, leaving one conscript injured,” the source said.

Ambulances transferred the wounded to hospital and the victim to forensic medicine department, the source said.

On Monday, six civilians were wounded as an IED blast occurred near a market in al-Dawanem region in southwestern Baghdad

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

A monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), which excludes security members deaths, said 297 Iraqis, were killed and injured due to violence and armed conflicts during the month of ِAugust. Baghdad was the most affected province with 45 deaths and 135 injuries.

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 and attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.
Posted by: badanov || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under:


Anbar Antix


8 ISIS Turbans smoked in airstrike in Qaim

Qaim (IraqiNews.com) An airstrike killed a senior Islamic State leader and seven of his escort in western Anbar on Tuesday, a military source said.

The source told Alghad Press that U.S.-led coalitio warplanes bombarded the house of Hilal Ismail al-Salmani in the town of al-Qaim, killing him and seven of his companions.

The source told the website that Salmani’s residence had been a major Islamic State headquarter in al-Jazeera region.

Islamic State militants are still holding the towns of Qaim, Rawa and Anna, in western Anbar, 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.

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 preparing to expel the group from Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk.

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.
Posted by: badanov || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian security forces member charged with inciting violence
[Ynet] Muhammad Jalal Naji al-Sawiti, who has a senior position in the Paleostinian Preventive Security Service, writes 'We need Hitler' on a photo of the Nazi leader and calls to 'shed blood' for al-Aqsa in Facebook posts.

A member of the Paleostinian security forces was jugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
last month on suspicion of incitement to violence against Jews and support for a hostile organization, it was cleared for publication on Tuesday.

Muhammad Jalal Naji al-Sawiti, a resident of Beit Awwa, holds a senior position in the office of the Paleostinian Preventive Security Service (PSS) head in Jenin.

He has been posting holy warrior content on his Facebook page recently, including a direct call to carry out acts of violence against Jews and words of praise, admiration and support for acts of terrorism.

Among other things, he posted a photo of the al-Aqsa Mosque with the call to "shed blood" for it. In addition, he posted photos of Adolf Hitler
...late Fuehrer of Germany, founder of the Third Reich, currently communing with his pals Himmler and Heydrich. He is reincarnated every few days as a politician somebody doesn't like...
, writing "We need Hitler," as well as a photo of Adolf Eichmann, noting he misses "people like him."

Al-Sawiti was indicted for incitement at the Judea Military Court on Monday.

Israeli forces shutter Ramallah printer producing materials inciting terror

[Ynet] IDF, police and Shin Bet forces shuttered a printer in Ramallah overnight Monday, which produces materials used for incitement to terrorism, the IDF Spokesman's Office said Tuesday morning.

In addition, the forces seized in Hebron tens of thousands of shekels from Hamas meant to fund terror activity.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority


Southeast Asia
Insurgents call Rohingyas to arms for war in Myanmar
[Dhaka Tribune] The armed holy warriors in the Rakhine state, calling themselves the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa), have called upon the Rohingya population to take up arms against the Myanmar army.

In an audio recording exclusively obtained by the Dhaka Tribune, Ata Ullah Abu Umar Al Junooni, leader of the murderous Moslem group, called for open war in Myanmar.

He asked the oppressed Rohingya people to join his insurgency to take the fight to the armed forces of Myanmar.

Ata Ullah asked the people to sacrifice their lives in accordance with the Koran in their struggle.

"If 300 people come from each village, 50 may die in the conflict, but the surviving 250 will win the fight for them."

The declaration comes in the wake of the rapidly escalating conflict in the Rakhine state. Thousands have fled to Bangladesh and hundreds are reported dead, including murderous Moslems, Rohingya civilians, and the Myanmar law enforcement agency members.
Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [384 views] Top|| File under: Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army


‘Armed resistance from women, children’ in Marawi
[DAWN] Phil­ippine troops fighting IS-linked rebels in a southern city have encountered armed resistance from women and kiddies, the military said on Monday, as troops make a final push to end a conflict that has raged for more than 100 days.

Ground forces were braced for higher casualties amid fierce fighting in Marawi City on the island of Mindanao, where the field of battle has shrank to a small area in a commercial heart infested with snipers, and littered with booby traps.

"We are now in the final phase of our operations and we are expecting more intense and bloody fighting. We may suffer heavier casualties as the enemy becomes more desperate," Lieutenant General Carlito Galvez, who heads the military in Western Mindanao, told news hounds.

He said the number of fighters was diminishing and a small number of women and kiddies, most likely family members of the rebels, were now engaged in combat. "Our troops in the field are seeing women and kiddies shooting at our troops so that’s why it seems they are not running out of fighters."

More than 800 people have been killed in the battle, most of them Lion of Islams, since May 23 when the Lions of Islam occupied large parts of the predominantly Moslem town.

The battle is the biggest security challenge in years for the mostly Catholic Philippines, even though it has a long history of Moslem separatist rebellion in Mindanao, an island of 22 million people that has been placed under martial law until the end of the year.

Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)


Myanmar laying landmines near Bangladesh border
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Myanmar has been laying landmines across a section of its border with Bangladesh for the past three days, said two government sources in Dhaka, adding that the purpose may have been to prevent the return of Rohingya Moslems fleeing violence.

Bangladesh will on Wednesday formally lodge a protest against the laying of land mines so close to the border, said the sources who had direct knowledge of the situation but asked not to be named because of the sensitivity of the matter.

An army crackdown triggered by an attack on August 25 by Rohingya holy warriors on Myanmar security forces has led to the killing of at least 400 people and the exodus of nearly 125,000 Rohingya to neighboring Bangladesh, leading to a major humanitarian crisis.

"They are putting the landmines in their territory along the barbed-wire fence" between a series of border pillars, said one of the sources. Both sources said Bangladesh learned about the landmines mainly through photographic evidence and informers.

"Our forces have also seen three to four groups working near the barbed wire fence, putting something into the ground," one of the sources said. "We then confirmed with our informers that they were laying land mines."

The sources did not clarify if the groups were in uniform, but added that they were sure they were not Rohingya bad boys.
Posted by: Fred || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

#1  And they will forget where the mines are in a year and in three years God himself won't know until he steps on one.
Mines are like that. Twenty years from now, those mines will still be there. "Most" of them will still be functional too.
The mines will last longer than the fence.
Posted by: Black Charlie Graimp2104 || 09/06/2017 9:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Land mines are the gift that keeps on giving.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 09/06/2017 13:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Kinda like one of those welcome mats that say "Go Away".
Posted by: gorb || 09/06/2017 15:06 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US aircraft are striking stranded ISIS fighters if they try to take a leak
[Bus Insider] US aircraft operating over Syria have been taking out stranded ISIS fighters one or two at a time in recent days, as a convoy of the group's militants remains stranded in the desert, according to a Foreign Policy report.

Eight days ago, a convoy of 17 buses carrying 300 to 500 fighters and their families left the eastern side of the country after a truce was reached between surrendering ISIS fighters and Syrian government forces, which are backed by Hezbollah.

The US has objected to the truce, and in the days since the convoy departed, US aircraft have targeted 40 vehicles and any members of the convoy who stray too far from the main group.

"Whether it's to evade by foot or to relieve themselves, if they make it far enough out there for us to strike, then we will," US Army Col. Ryan Dillon told Foreign Policy.

Last week, US airstrikes destroyed a bridge and made a road impassable, and the convoy has since been stuck between the Syrian cities of As Sukhnah and Abu Kamal, the latter of which is on the border with Iraq.

Six of the buses have turned back toward territory held by the Syrian government; the rest have been resupplied by trucks coming from Syrian government territory.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/06/2017 04:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [505 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "taking small arms fire"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/06/2017 7:07 Comments || Top||

#2  You mean those same ISIS fighters the US has been providing weapons to?

But leave it to the US to not obey a truce.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 09/06/2017 8:58 Comments || Top||

#3  You mean those same ISIS fighters the US has been providing weapons to?

Don't be too hard on the morons who conveniently believed it when they said they were the good guys.
Posted by: gorb || 09/06/2017 9:55 Comments || Top||

#4  That's some pretty expensive ordnance for taking out 1 or 2 ISIS dudes at a time.
Posted by: texhooey || 09/06/2017 16:39 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army seizes new points along Jordanian border
[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensives in the southeastern countryside of Damascus, targeting the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) last positions along the Jordanian-Damascus border.

Backed by Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Iraqi paramilitary), the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion attacked garrisons 171 and 172 in southeastern Damascus this morning.

The Syrian Army units and their allies managed to overrun the Free Syrian Army’s defenses and impose full control over these garrisons, further expanding their presence along the Jordanian border.

With this latest advance, the Syrian Arab Army has inched closer to the imperative Tanf Border-Crossing, which is currently occupied by the U.S. military in the southeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/06/2017 01:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Huge assault begins in east Damascus as Syrian Army troops rain missiles on enemy positions
[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began a massive assault in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, tonight, targeting the defenses of Faylaq Al-Rahman in Jobar’s Al-‘Arab Neighborhood.

Using a more than 15 surface-to-surface missiles, the Syrian Arab Army’s 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division unleashed a powerful attack on Faylaq Al-Rahman’s positions, scoring several direct hits on the enemy’s trenches.

At this moment the Syrian Arab Army is still pounding Faylaq Al-Rahman’s trenches in the Al-‘Arab Neighborhood, as they prepare to launch ground assault in the coming hours.

If the Syrian Army can successfully take control of the Al-‘Arab District, they will likely force the Islamist rebels to sue for peace because the latter cannot survive in this suburb without it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/06/2017 01:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Defeat of ISIS = one more piece of the Obama legacy dismantled.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/06/2017 16:01 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army Combat Summary


Update on Deir Ezzor

The Joint Command of Syria Allies issued a statement on Monday commenting on latest developments taking place on the Syrian battlefield, especially breaking the siege on Deir Ezzor.

The Joint Command Center- made up of Syria allies: Russia, Iran and Lebanese resistance forces- lashed out at the US-led coalition operating in Syria and Iraq, stressing that the delay in Deir Ezzor liberation was due to the international alliance’s conspiring against Syria.

“The deliberate strikes carried out by the coalition against the Syrian army, hindered the advance of the Syrian army and led to the expansion of ISIL Takfiri group and its control of Deir Ezzor.”

“Syrian people should know that the delay of victories (in Deir Ezzor) was because of US-led coalition direct and indirect support of Takfiri groups,” the statement added.

The command added meanwhile that colluding between the US-led coalition and the terrorist groups is proven with conclusive documents, noting that dozens of ISIL commanders and militants have been transferred throughout the past three months in a suspicious plot by the US-led coalition.

Source: Hezbollah Military Media Center

Syrian Army, Allies Break ISIL Siege on Deir Ezzor

Syrian army and its allies managed on Tuesday to break a three-year-siege imposed by ISIL Takfiri terrorists on eastern city of Deir Ezzor.

At noon on Tuesday, the first tank from the Syrian Arab Army’s 17th Division reached the 137th Brigade Base in besieged Deir Ezzor.

Al-Manar correspondent reported celebrations were taking place across the newly liberated city.

For its part, the Syrian presidency congratulated the Syrian army and its allies on the military achievement.

Source: Hezbollah Military Media Center

Next phase of the Syrian Army’s Deir Ezzor offensive – the military airport

[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) lifted the 28 month long siege on the Deir Ezzor Governorate this afternoon, following a two month long battle with the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) in eastern Syria.

While this is no doubt a remarkable achievement for the Syrian Army, it is only a small glimpse into the battle that awaits them as they push deeper into the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

In particular, the next phase of the Syrian Arab Army’s offensive will concentrate on lifting the siege imposed by the Islamic State on the Deir Ezzor Military Airport.

Unlike the siege on the city, the Syrian Arab Army will not have the luxury of pushing through several kilometers of desert landscape to reach the provincial capital.

Instead, they will have to fight the Islamic State in the heavily fortified Thardeh Mountains that overlook the Deir Ezzor Airport from its western perimeter.

Liberating the Thardeh Mountains will be no easy task, given the large number of Islamic State terrorists that are present between this mountaintop and the Panorama area.

However, with air assistance from the Russian Aerospace Forces, the Syrian Arab Army should eventually break-through the Islamic State’s lines to retake the Thardeh Mountains.

The Thardeh Mountains were previously under the control of the Syrian Arab Army until October 2016, when the U.S. Coalition ‘accidentally’ bombed the latter, killing over 100 soldiers and forcing the remaining military personnel to withdraw to the airport.

Syrian Army begins second phase of Deir Ezzor offensive

[AlMasdar] Not long after lifting the siege on the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) shifted their attention south towards the strategic military airport.

Led by the Tiger Forces and elements of the 17th Division, the Syrian Arab Army kicked off the second phase of their Deir Ezzor offensive by pushing south of the 137th Brigade Base towards the Ayyash Storage area.

According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the Syrian Arab Army is steadily advancing south towards the Ayyash Storage area, while also building an imperative buffer-zone around the 137th Brigade Base.
Posted by: badanov || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


ISIS Turbans debate surrender in Kiruk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Splits are growing among foreign and local Islamic State members in Kirkuk over whether to surrender or stand up in face of Iraqi troops preparing to retake the group’s strongholds in the province.

A local source told Alsumaria News that commands of the Islamic State’s so-calld “Kirkuk State” and “Diyala State’, stationed in the town of Hawija, have put their fighters on alert anticipating violent twists as controversies exacerbate over whether to surrender or fight the upcoming battle.

According to the source, while foreign elements vote for fighting, local members largely back the surrender option.

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command has recently declared the approach of operations to recapture IS strongholds in Kirkuk, most notably the town of Hawija which the militants held since 2014. Reports had told of reinforcements sent to the the town’s outskirts, but the exact date of the offensive is yet to be determined by the Iraqi command.

On Monday, Jabbar al-maamouri, a leader at the Popular Mobilization forces in Kirkuk, said IS militants families had begun evacuating their residences in Hawija.

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights predicts 85.000 civilians to flee the town as military offensives launch.

Iraqi forces had so far recaptured Islamic State’s former capital in Iraq, Mosul, in July, and also retook Tal Afar, the group’s last holdout in Nineveh province, a week ago.

ISIS could use 100K as human shields in Hawija

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State has been working on arrangements in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, ahead of anticipated military operations to free the town, a local source said.

Speaking to Baghdad Today on Tuesday, the source said, “Hawija has 100,000 besieged civilians. The militant group could use them as human shields during the battle.”

The group, according to the source, “will depend on anything as well as logistic and military measures to protect itself. This means the group will use civilians for protection.”

The source urged the government to reconsider the civilians’ lives and provide them with safe passageways ahead of the battle.

On Monday, four IS leaders, including deputy chief in charge of the militants affairs, were reportedly killed by residents, who were prompted by millions of airdropped messages by Iraqi jets over the past few days in Hawija.

Hawija and other neighboring regions, west of Kirkuk, have been held by IS since mid-2014, when the group emerged to proclaim an Islamic “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria. The group executed dozens of civilians and security members there, forcing thousands to flee homes.

Earlier this week, further reinforcements from the Federal Police were sent from Baghdad to the town, as the military command declared last week, the end of operations in Tal Afar, the militants’ last haven west of Nineveh, and the approach of the launch of offensives for Hawija.

ISIS using pack animals for movement of supplies

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have begun using donkeys as a new method for movements and smuggling money from Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, to borders between Diyala and Salahuddin, a local source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Tuesday, the source said, “IS militants in Hawija began using donkeys as method for movements to reach border regions that stretch out to Diyala and Salahuddin provinces including Hamreen mountains.

“Several militants and leaders carrying bags full of smuggled money infiltrated from Hawija to the other regions using donkeys,” the source added. “They took advantage of the donkeys’ ability to move across mountainous areas without making sounds like cars or motorbikes.”

“Available information shows that the leaders who sneaked from Hawija to borders between Diyala and Salahuddin with money in their possession over the past 48 hours exceed 12, using 11 donkeys,” the source added.

1K refugees arrive in Rutba

Rutba (IraqiNews.com) More than 1,000 displaced civilians have arrived from western regions in Anbar province to Rutba town, according to chief of the town.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, Sobhi al-Kubaisi said, “the local government in Rutba and security services received on Tuesday 1,200 civilians displaced from Annah, Rawa and Qaim towns in western Anbar.”

“Aid was provided to the displaced. Identities of the males and youths were checked to prevent infiltration of IS militants to safe regions in Ramadi and areas in its vicinity,” Kubaisi added.

Rutba is controlled by security troops, however, the town faces IS militants attacks every now and then that are being encountered by security. Tens of displaced civilians arrive daily from western regions to the town. Some have to pay for smugglers in order to flee IS militants.

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 || 09/06/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Islamic State militants have begun using donkeys as lovers a new method for movements and smuggling money from Hawija

Ya do what ya gotta do when you've left the Lil Missus (or two) behind with your spawn
Posted by: Frank G || 09/06/2017 10:27 Comments || Top||



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