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Zeenat ul Islam to be new Lashkar-e-Taiba commander in Kashmir
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Afghanistan
Explosion in Khost city mobile phone market leaves several dead, wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Around eighteen people were killed or maimed after an kaboom destroyed a mobile phone market in southeastern Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the incident took place around noon time in the provincial Khost city.

Provincial police chief Faizullah Ghairat confirmed the incident but put the corpse count to one person while confirming ten others were maimed in the kaboom.

However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
the provincial public health officials said at least four people were killed and thirteen others were maimed in the incident.

In the meantime, provincial police chief said the incident took place after explosives planted inside the market went off.

It is yet not clear who was the target of the kaboom and no individual or group has grabbed credit behind the attack yet.
Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Perhaps someone was dissatisfied with their phone contract.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/18/2017 10:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Darned lithium batteries!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/18/2017 22:18 Comments || Top||


Taliban suffer heavy casualties in air and ground operations in Faryab
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
snuffies have suffered heavy casualties during the air and ground operations in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Corps of the Afghan national army in the North said the operations were conducted in the past several hours in pashton Kot district.

The Shaheen Corps officials said at least twelve Taliban snuffies were killed and nineteen others were maimed during the operations.

The officials further added that the forces of Evil were targeted in the vicinity of Barghan, Toimast, Bidaki villages.

At least twelve vehicles belonging to the snuffies were also destroyed during the operations, the officials said, adding that a landmine planted by the forces of Evil was also discovered and defused.

In other operation conducted in Qaramqol district, the Afghan cops tossed in the calaboose
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
a seminary lecturer for having links with the anti-government armed hard boy groups.

According to Shaheen Corps officials, the security forces also discovered an improvised bomb, our rockets, four hand grenades, and eight thousand rounds of AK-47 rifle ammunition from his residence.

Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Top Taliban leader killed by Pakistani Taliban militants in Kunar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A top leader of the Afghan Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
gunnies has been killed by the Pak Talibs in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan, it has been reported.

The incident has reportedly taken place in the vicinity of Sarkano district with the slain Taliban leader identified as Ubaid.

According to the local media reports in Pakistain citing informed sources, Ubaid was killed two days ago by the bully boyz of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar faction of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain.

Last week the Pak gang allegedly killed an Afghan Taliban local leader Zabita Jalal that caused tension between the two sides in the area, according to Daily Times.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Ubaid was believed to be a prominent Taliban leader who was in the wanted list of the Afghan and American forces.
Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I thought the difficulty of telling the players without a program had maxed out.
Getting worse.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 09/18/2017 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Paks versus Afghans.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/18/2017 10:09 Comments || Top||


15 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Uruzgan Airstrikes: MoI
[Tolo News] At least 15 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Lions of Islam were killed in Afghan Air Force (AAF) Arclight airstrikes in central Uruzgan province on Saturday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement on Sunday.

In addition, 11 other Lions of Islam were maimed.

The Arclight airstrike took place in Khas Uruzgan district after the AAF targeted two murderous Moslem strongholds, read the statement.

"Two bases of the murderous Moslems, three vehicles, nine cycle of violences and some weapons were destroyed in the Arclight airstrikes," it said.
Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Al Shabaab Militants Seize Key Town in Central Somalia
[All Africa] Al shabaab Death Eaters were reported to have retaken a key town in central Somalia on Sunday following a deadly attack which killed at least six soldiers, according to the locals.

The fighters mounted in battle wagons launched the attack on military base in Kalabeyr from two different directions and engaged in a fierce shootout with government forces.

Reports from the area indicate that both sides have exchanged heavy weaponry and machine guns during the confrontation that raged on for several hours in the morning.

Al shabaab has intensified its raids against Somali government controlled towns in South and central Somalia over the past few days, to topple the UN-backed Federal government.

Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
3 die in fighting in Sabratha in Libya
Tunis, 17 September 2017:

At least three men have been killed and several injured, some severely, in further fighting today in Sabratha between an Islamist militia and a local anti-people smuggling force.

The shooting in the town centre which broke out early this morning, is understood to have involved members of Ahmed Dabbashi’s Al-Amu militia. Dabbashi is a member of a prominent local family with a record of Islamist support. On the other side was the 48th Brigade of the town’s “Operations Room Fighting IS” under its commander Omar Abdul Jalil. The brigade was formed to crack down on local people-smuggling gangs.

Local elders have spent the day seeking to broker a ceasefire. The cause of the conflict is unclear. However, there has been speculation that it may have been triggered by a dispute over funds that Italy is paying to stop the flow of illegal migrants by having them intercepted and held in Libyan detention centres. A week ago Italian ambassador Giuseppe Perrone visited the town to congratulate the mayor Hassen Dhawadi on his clamp-down on the people-traffickers.

Another source has said that ranged against the Al-Amu militia have been pro-Libyan National Army (LNA) fighters. In July force of some 500 LNA supporters from the Watiya airbase and surrounding towns came into Sabratha and forced the Islamists out of the town.
Posted by: badanov || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Soddy warbirds hit targets in Maarib
[Al-Manar] The death toll of the crime committed on Saturday by the Saudi warplanes against the civilians in Jreib Al-Qaramish in the Yemeni province of Maarib rose to 12 martyrs, mostly women and children.

Yemen has been since March 2015 under a brutal aggression by Saudi-led coalition. Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been injured or martyred in Saudi-led strikes, with the vast majority of them are civilians.

The coalition has been also imposing a blockade on the impoverished country’s ports and airports as a part of his aggression which is aimed at restoring power to fugitive former president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.
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Yemen soldier murders 3 Al-Qaeda detainees in revenge attack
[STRAITSTIMES] A young soldier participating in operations against al-Qaeda in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
has murdered three murderous Moslem detainees who confessed to killing his colonel father, a security source said on Sunday (Sept 17).

The soldier - a member of Yemen's government intelligence services - carried out the killings "suddenly and without the consent of his colleagues" during an interrogation on Saturday, the source said.

According to the source, the soldier's colleagues were "angered" by the killings, but he did not face repercussions.

Tribal leaders confirmed the Dire Revenge killings to AFP.

The detainees were captured during a military operation last week in the district of Wadea in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
province, a stronghold of al-Qaeda in southern Yemen.

The soldier's colonel father, whose name was not disclosed for security reasons, was assassinated in Wadea early last month.

Yemeni forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition on Thursday managed to drive al-Qaeda Death Eaters from Wadea, which is symbolic as the birthplace of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

#1  This is where you do the juror null thing, right?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 09/18/2017 7:46 Comments || Top||


Britain
Day 3: Second man arrested for Parsons Green bucket bomb identified as Syrian refugee who had been housed with the same foster parents as the arrested yoot
[DailyMail]
  • Yahya Faroukh, 21, was taken into the home of Penelope and Ronald Jones in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey

  • He had been placed with the Joneses after reaching Britain in 2013 from Al Harah near Damascus, Syria

  • Police swooped on the foster carers' house and a home opposite Heathrow airport where Faroukh lives

Faroukh is believed to come from Al Harah near Damascus – an area that has escaped much of the devastation caused by Syria's civil war.

He appears to have fled his homeland for Egypt, possibly by flying to Cairo.

On November 23, 2013, he posted a picture on his Facebook page showing a dilapidated fishing boat with the caption: 'The boat we took from Egypt to Italy.'

Within a few days he was in Croydon, where Britain's immigration authorities are based.

He was placed with the Joneses at their home in Sunbury-on-Thames and began studying at West Thames College.

On his Instagram he wrote about 'smoking weed every day' and posted an image saying: 'For better life you need to have weed, vodka and drugs.'

He also posted anti-Israel images proclaiming: 'Stop Israeli terror in Palestine.'

Mohammed Konbus, who met Faroukh during the journey through Egypt, said: 'He wasn't into all that religious stuff. He was a very sensible person and very mature. I am so surprised that he has been linked to this.

'I really hope that it isn't him, but I haven't seen him in three years, and no one knows what can happen in three years.

'He doesn't seem like a guy that would go to that limit. I don't agree with people being killed so I hope we find out who it was.

'We moved because the situation got worse in Egypt and he wanted to learn English and start establishing his future.'

At Christmas 2015, Faroukh appears to have travelled to Scotland to see a cousin, also a refugee, and some children.

But 11 weeks ago, on June 29 - a few days after the London Bridge terror attack – his father died back in Syria.

It set off a period of intense mourning for Faroukh, who posted sombre images of his father on his Facebook page.

By now he was living in a house in Staines, next to Heathrow Airport. Anti-terror police swooped there yesterday.

Neighbour Pat Hodge, 59, said: 'My wife and I have sat outside in the communal garden with him in the summer and had ice lollies.

'He seems like a nice chap. Sometimes his family come down from Edinburgh, I think it's his brother and two nephews.

'They're all really lovely to talk to. They're obviously Arabic but the kids speak with perfect Scottish accents.

The other suspect arrested, an 18-year-old Iraqi, is also believed to have come from the foster care of the Jones family.

A local councillor said the teenage suspect came to the UK aged 15 after his parents died in Iraq while a friend of the Joneses said the man's biological family did not agree with him moving in with Christian foster parents.

It comes as a man was caught on camera an hour-a-half before the Parsons Green bombing carrying a Lidl bag as he left the Joneses' house.

CCTV footage shows a figure outside the property in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, at 6.50am, just 90 minutes before a 'bucket bomb' inside a shopping bag exploded and injured 30 people.

In the CCTV video obtained by ITV, a man dressed in a grey tracksuit keeps his head down and his face hidden from the camera as he walks quickly down the street.
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Europe
Four American college students are attacked with acid at Marseille France train station
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/18/2017 06:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Latest reports, at least according to FNC, are that the attacker was a woman with mental health issues previously known to local authorities. Whether or not that is actually true is another question.
Posted by: Eltoroverde || 09/18/2017 9:46 Comments || Top||

#2  No name though not called French either.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/18/2017 12:06 Comments || Top||

#3  I believe the reports indicate the attacker was a victim of an acid attack at some point.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/18/2017 16:19 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey deploys 80 military vehicles near Syrian border
[Al Jazeera] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
sent 80 military vehicles including tanks to its southern border with Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday.

Citing an unnamed military source, Anadolu said the deployment was part of reinforcements for troops stationed along the border. The vehicles were sent to the southeastern province of Hatay, Anadolu said.

A third convoy of armoured vehicles was heading to Hatay's Reyhanli district, where Turkey's Cilvegozu border gate with Syria is located, Anadolu said.

A convoy of about 18 Ottoman Turkish army vehicles arrived in an area close to the Bab al-Hawa crossing on the Ottoman Turkish-Syrian border, sources told Al Jazeera.

Eyewitnesses confirmed the arrival of the vehicles, including armoured personnel carriers, at the Rihaniyah area on the Ottoman Turkish-Syrian border.

Syrian opposition officials and activists said they expected the troops would continue towards Syria as per the terms reached in the Astana agreement. The treaty requires the entry of Ottoman Turkish forces in areas controlled by the Syrian opposition in the province of Idlib.

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India-Pakistan
Blast kills five in Pakistan, Taliban claims responsibility
[IOL.CO.ZA] The bully boy Pak Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group said it carried out an attack on Sunday that killed five people in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) spokesperson Mohammad Khurassani said the turbans planted an improvised bomb "to target security personnel" in the Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
area that is part of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

The blast struck a vehicle in the Mamund area of Bajaur, killing four security personnel and an official from the civilian administration, local government sources said.

Bajaur is one of the Pashtun tribal regions near the Afghan border. Security in the region has improved in recent years after the Pak military mounted offensives there against the al Qaeda-linked Pak Taliban, which is considered the country's biggest security threat.
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#1  Full moon approaching.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/18/2017 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  "When Feral Pets Attack".
Posted by: Pappy || 09/18/2017 10:12 Comments || Top||


Zeenat ul Islam to be new Lashkar-e-Taiba commander in Kashmir
[NEWSNATION.IN] Zeenat ul Islam alias Alqama has been appointed as the new Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander in Kashmir, according to the intelligence inputs. After the death of Abu Ismail, the man behind the July 10 Amarnath attack, which killed eight people, LeT named Zeenat ul Islam as its new commander. Security forces gunned down Lashkar commander Abu Ismail in Nowgam encounter along with another terrorist.

Abu Ismail was the main culprit in the attack, who carried out the attack to take revenge the death of his predecessor Bashir Lashkari.

All you need to know about Zeenat ul Islam

1. The 28-year-old Zeenat ul Islam is an expert with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). She was reportedly recruited in Lashkar in November 2015.

2. He was booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for being a member of Al-Badr, also arrested for the first time in 2008. He was working as a ground worker for Al-Badr members, supplying them food and other things.

3. His father is an Imam (muezzin) in the local mosque. Ismail worked with his father after he released from jail in 2011.

4. Currently, Zeenat ul Islam is one of the five most wanted terrorist by the security forces in the valley.

5. Not only this she was the main accused in the Shopian attack of February 23, 2017. Zeenat ul Islam worked with his father and got married before joining LeT. He completed his Bachelors of Arts from a local college.
Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Iraq
Suicide bomber dies in al-Maqdadia municipality in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A second suicide bomber blew himself up on Sunday after security forces besieged him in a region in Diyala, hours after a deadly suicide bombing left casualties, a local official said.

Adnan al-Tamimi, chairman of Maqdadia municipality, northeast od Diyala, was quoted by Alghad Press saying that a second suicide bomber was forced to blow himself up after police showered him with gunfire at al-Jihad neighborhood.

Tamimi said the explosion left no casualties, adding that a curfew remains in place since late Saturday, when another attacker was also forced to blow himself up being encircled by security forces in the same area. The explosion killed a police officer and wounded seven others, including three security members, Saad Maan, a spokesperson of the Interior Ministry, said, adding that forces were going after two other suicide attackers.

The first attacker possessed hand grenades which he hurled at civilians in the area, Maan noted.

Violence and armed conflicts left 297 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of ِAugust, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths.

Islamic State militants have launched occasional attacks against security forces and civilians in Diyala over the past few months, coinciding with government operations that managed to recapture the city of Mosul, Islamic State’s largest bastion in Iraq, and the town of Tal Afar, their last holdout in Nineveh province.

The government and its military commanders intend to wage further offensives at other Islamic State havens across the country, including Diyala, seeking to mark an end to the self-proclaimed “caliphate” the group declared back in 2014.
Posted by: badanov || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin
5 wounded in bombing in al-Furat district

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Five civilians were wounded in an IED blast in western Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday.

“A bomb, placed near stores in al-Furat district, west of Baghdad, exploded on Sunday, leaving five civilians wounded,” the source told Alghad Press.

“Security troops cordoned off the blast spot, while ambulances transferred the victims to nearby hospital,” the source added.

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.
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Anbar Antix


Iraqi troops check ISIS advance in near Rutba

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops repulsed an attack by the Islamic State attack against units in west of Anbar, a security source from the province was quoted saying.

“Army troops repelled on Sunday an IS attack against its headquarters in al-Dabaa region, southeast of Rutba,” the source said in remarks.

“Troops managed to kill several IS militants, while others escaped to the southern desert in Rutba,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added, without giving details on the number of militants.

Rutba is controlled by security troops, however, the town faces IS militants attacks every now and then that are being encountered by security.

Iraqi joint troops managed on Saturday to liberate Akashat region, between Rutba town, on borders with Jordan, and Qaim, on borders with Syria.

The militant group withdrew from the hours, few hours after an offensive was launched there, heading toward Qaim, with no resistance against the troops, a source said.

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.

Two ISIS Big Turbans detained near Heet

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Military intelligence has managed to arrest two Islamic State leaders in north and east of Ramadi, Anbar. Dijla news website reported on Sunday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, “military intelligence arrested Saleh Abdullah Juweir, an IS preacher in Hit city.

Moreover, the intelligence department announced arresting IS leaders in charge of repairing the group’s weapons in al-Sufia region, east of Ramadi.

Previously on the day, troops also declared killing twenty members of the militant group, saying that the group’s booby-trapping expert was among those killed in airstrikes in Qaim t

Iraqi joint troops managed on Saturday to liberate Akashat region, between Rutba town, on borders with Jordan, and Qaim, on borders with Syria.

The militant group withdrew from the hours, few hours after an offensive was launched there, heading toward Qaim, with no resistance against the troops, a source said.
Posted by: badanov || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Booby trap explosion kills 8 at school in Iraqi village
[Iran Press TV] Eight tribal fighters of an Iraqi paramilitary unit have been killed in a booby trap blast near the northern city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
Jabbar al-Maamuri, a commander of Iraq's tribal fighters, said on Sunday that the attack was carried out at a school in the village of Majarine, which is located 20 kilometers (12 miles) west of Mosul.

More than a dozen others were maimed. The school was being used as a training center and it had been booby-trapped by the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorists, the commander said.

The village was retaken from ISIS in early July as Iraqi forces closed in on Mosul.

The Sunday kaboom is the latest example of dangers left behind by the retreating ISIS terrorists.

In another such deadly incident in newly recaptured areas, six members with the paramilitary troops of Hashd al-Sha'abi were killed on Saturday in Akashat in the western province of Anbar.

In July, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, which served as the terrorists’ main urban stronghold in the conflict-ridden Arab country.

In the run-up to Mosul's liberation, Iraqi army soldiers and volunteer fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units had made sweeping gains against ISIS since launching the operation on October 17, 2016.

The city, located some 400 kilometers (250 miles) north of the capital Baghdad, fell to ISIS in June 2014.

30+ ISIS Bad Guys die in fighting in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) More than thirty Islamic State militants were killed in an operation in west of Mosul, the pro-government paramilitary troops announced.

“An operation was carried out three days ago in Abu Yaseen, Thara al-Karah, Wadi al-Thirthar and al-Khubra regions as well as areas in the vicinity,” Ahmed Nasrallah, deputy commander of the 13th brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), said in a statement on Sunday. “Troops besieged big number of terrorists, killing 32 militants during the operation.”

“Among the killed militants were the judge of the so-called Al-Jazeera State and Nineveh State, judge of the northern region, Tal Afar and al-Deshisha, militant in charge of the ammunition, the group’s deputy economy minister and a leader known as abu Hajar,” the statement added.

Last week, the PMF’s media service announced killing 12 out of 15 IS suicide attackers during clashes in abu Raseen region in Qairawan, west of Mosul.

on July 10, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25000 militants were killed throughout the campaign, which started in October.

Since the city was declared free, security troops continue to comb western Mosul areas for hidden IS cells.

Despite declaring the victory over IS there in the city, observers say IS is believed to constitute a security threat even after the group’s defeat at its main havens across Iraqi provinces. Other IS havens in Anbar, Kirkuk and Salahuddin are expected to be targeted by the iraqi government soon.
Posted by: Fred || 09/18/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army Combat Summary
The Syrian Army units in cooperation with the allied and supporting forces continued the military operations of chasing down ISIL terrorists in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, destroying the last gathering of them at the surrounding area of al-Jafra village.

A military source told SANA that the operations managed to secure Deir Ezzor Airport completely where many of the terrorists were killed and their weapons were destroyed.

The army units also carried out an operation against the terrorists where they established control over al-Keraya hill in vicinity of al-Jafra village to the north of the Airport amidst a mass escape of the terrorists towards Hweijet al-Saker area.

Source: SANA
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Russia, Syria, US continues to pound Deir Ezzor from the air
Deir Ezzour (Syria News) Over 190 civilians have been either killed or wounded in the countryside of Deir Ezzor by US-led coalition, Syrian and Russian airstrikes and missile attack, Qasioun News reported on Sunday.

Meanwhile, five civilians were killed in a Syrian shelling on the town of al-Muhasan, in the countryside of Deir Ezzor.

Furthermore, the Syrian army and allied militias, backed by Russian troops, carried out several military operation and air strikes on Albukamal area, east of Deir Ezzor, while 20 civilians were killed by an unknown air strike that was carried out on the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

The Syrian army and its allied militias also managed to destroy headquarters belonging to the Islamic State in al-Jafra Village, near Deir Ezzor Airbase.

It is noteworthy that the Syrian regime managed to recapture large areas in Deir Ezzor and cross the Euphrates River, as well as securing the vicinity of Deir Ezzor Airbase; however, the Islamic State is still controlling al-Mareyia village, east of the airport.
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Syrian regulars launch attacks in Hama
Hama (Syria News) A violent Syrian attack was launched by army forces, this morning, on the Islamic State-held areas in Uqayribat subdistrict, east of Hama, then clashes broke out between the Islamic State militants and regime in the area, a source told Qasioun News.

The source informed that fierce clashes broke out between the Syrian regime forces and Islamic State militants in the vicinity of Kawkeb Suweid, in the outskirts of Uqayribat area, east of Hama, amid mutual artillery and rockets shelling.

The Syrian regime forces also fired dozens of missils on the Islamic State-held villages and towns in the area, the source added.

Noteworthy, regime forces, backed by Russian air strikes managed to recapture several strategic villages and towns from the Islamic State militants as a significant progress in Syria war.
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The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


Gunmen kill ISIS Big Turban in Hawija

Hawija (IraqINews.com) Unknown attackers have killed a senior Islamic State vigilante in Kirkuk and humiliated his corpse, an intelligence source said Sunday.

An intelligence source told Alsumaria News that unknown attackers killed Abu Ayman al-Iraqi, Islamic State’s Hisbah (vigilantism) chief in Hawija, the group’s stronghold in southwest Kirkuk, and stuck a donkey’s poster on his dead body, understandably an action of humiliation.

The corpse was found with gunshot marks in the head, according to the source.

Islamic State militants have held Hawija since 2014, when they proclaimed an “Islamic caliphate” in large parts of Iraq and Syria.

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in August it had completed preparations to invade the town and eliminate IS fighters.

Since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale offensive to retake IS-held regions in 2016, occasional reports have told of instances when unknown attackers assassinated senior group members. Those were coupled with other reports telling of divisions within the group’s ranks as Iraqi forces made progress on the ground.

15 dead ISIS troops found in Tikrit

Tikrit (IraqiNews.com) Relics of fifteen Islamic State members were found in south of Tikrit, Salahuddin province, pro-government paramilitary troops said.

“Troops seized on Sunday a mass grave including relics of fifteen IS militants’ bodies in Sayed Gharib region in Balad town, south of Tikrit, while combing the region,” a statement by the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said.

“A wide-scale operation was launched earlier on the day with PMFs engaged,” it added.

An earlier statement said joint troops “destroyed on Sunday an IS rest house in al-Rufai’at, west of Balad.”

Col. Saad Mohamed, of Salahuddin Operations Command, said in press remarks previously on Sunday that troops, backed by army jets, “launched a wide-scale operation to follow IS militants in north of Dujail district, south of the province.

The operation, according to Mohamed, targeted “al-Rufai’at, al-Bou’loul, al-Farhatiya and Sayid Gharib, which witness high activity by the militant group.”

The operation comes in less than a week after an attack launched by the group, which targeted a Shiite shrine in Dujail, leaving dozens of casualties among the militants as well as PMFs.

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.
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