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Afghanistan
Taliban and ISIS members join peace process in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)]

A number of the Talibs and snuffies belonging to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Khorasan have joined grinding of the peace processor in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

Officials in the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army in the East said the forces of Evil were previously busy conducting insurgency and terrorist related activities in the southern parts of the province.

The officials further added that a total of eight snuffies renounced violence and joined grinding of the peace processor on Wednesday.

According to the Silab Corps officials, the forces of Evil also handed over nine assault rifles and a hand grenade to the security forces.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed forces of Evil have increased their insurgency activities in some districts of the province during the recent years.

At least eleven forces of Evil affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Khorasan were killed in the latest Arclight airstrikes conducted by the US forces in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said Wednesday that the Arclight airstrikes were carried out in Achin district on Tuesday.

The statement further added that the forces of Evil were targeted in Mamand Dara and Dab village areas of the district and some weapons and ammunition of the forces of Evil were also destroyed in the Arclight airstrike.
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [339 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Four months tops.
Posted by: Fairbanks || 10/07/2017 4:10 Comments || Top||

#2  "Hudna!"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/07/2017 11:30 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
French Special Forces responded to ambush in Niger
[SOFREP] Niamey, Niger ‐ More details continue to come to light on the fateful ambush in Niger on a 12 man team of U.S. Army Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha members, or what is known as a Green Beret ODA, and their Nigerien Army counterparts. French media are reporting that an unknown number of French Special Forces along with French warplanes responded to the 3rd Special Forces Group Green Berets call for help as they fought through withering gunfire from a superior number of insurgents.

The French Special Forces were also in Africa assigned to France’s counter-insurgency mission known as Operation Barkhane. Operation Barkhane which has over 3,000 French military forces along with their special operations units assigned to it, began in August 2014 to quell the rising terrorist presence and activities within Sahel region of Western Africa. Based in the capitol city of N’Djamena, Chad, Operation Barkhane was to be France’s "pillar of counterterrorism operations" with its focus being on al-Qaeda linked and other terrorist organizations within Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and parts of Chad itself.

The French Special Forces have an undisclosed number of its elite forces operating in Burkina Faso that shares a large border with Mali and southwest Niger near the Tongo Tongo region where the ambush on the Green Beret ODA took place.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/07/2017 09:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [309 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We're fighting another colonial war for the French?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/07/2017 13:24 Comments || Top||


Suspected Al Shabaab Attack In Mozambique Leaves Two Police Officers Dead
[RADIOSHABELLE] A group of about 30 men attacked three cop shoppes in the coastal district of Mocimboa da Praia, Cabo Delgado province of northern Mozambique, in an armed raid on Thursday.

The three cop shoppes included the district police command, a police post and a natural resources and environment police patrol station, Inacio Dina, the spokesperson of the General Command of the Mozambican police said in a presser in Maputo on Thursday.

"There was a prompt response from the police; two AK-47 rifles were seized. Unfortunately two coppers from the national protection force were rubbed out, but the police are intensifying its actions to bring the situation under control. We are pleased to inform that two of the gang members were captured and they will provide information for the investigation," said Dina.

The spokesperson said it’s still early to advance any information from the raid particularly to allegations that the attackers are linked to Islamic fundamentalist groups because they were using local languages including Swahili and Portuguese.

Early on Thursday, the initial information released by local individuals suspected that the gang was probably connected to the Somali terrorist group al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
, but there is no evidence for such allegations.

Mocimboa da Praia is a category 3 municipality yet classified as village not city due to its shortage of key infrastructures. Local media reports indicate that three of the attackers were also killed and five more people were maimed in the raid.

The village was closed for business the entire day and the situation was reported back to normal and under control around 18:00.

Cabo Delgado province is one of Mozambique’s richest provinces in terms of mineral resources and it is also one of the country’s major tourist destinations.
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  "We are pleased to inform that two of the gang members were captured and they will provide information for the investigation," said Dina.

"Pliars and blowtorch, please"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/07/2017 11:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, please hand me that box of fire ants.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/07/2017 13:22 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Four Yemeni soldiers killed in 'al-Qaeda' attack
[ALARABY.CO.UK] Four Yemeni soldiers were killed and seven others maimed on Friday in a suspected al-Qaeda suicide boom-mobileing in the southern province of 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...
, a security source said.

The attack targeted a commander of the UAE-backed Yemeni government forces in Khanfar area, Abu Abdullah al-Shaneeni, who suffered wounds, the source said.

A bully boy from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
drove the car into the forces who have been fighting the group in southern Yemen, the source added.

Government troops have recently scored key victories against al-Qaeda Death Eaters in Aden, Abyan and Lahaj provinces which prompted the group to launch counterattacks.

Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Britain
Driver 'deliberately mows down pedestrians' outside London Museum
[Daily Mail] Several people are injured after a car mounted the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in London, according to reports.

A man has been arrested at the scene after several pedestrians were mowed down by a vehicle. He was pinned to the ground by police in front of stunned tourists shortly after 2.20pm this afternoon.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/07/2017 10:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [751 views] Top|| File under:

#1  #NaturalHistoryMuseum
https://twitter.com/KTHopkins/status/916671599281082369
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/07/2017 10:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Nigel, is that you??
Posted by: AlanC || 10/07/2017 10:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Meanwhile, we are banning bump stocks. Idiots.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/07/2017 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  The Western side of @NHM_London looking down towards Exhibition Rd, where a car hit pedestrians at 2.20pm, a number injured

Something is going on. Police were expecting something today.

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/07/2017 11:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Although it may just be about the Football Lads Alliance march against terrorism

looks like upto 70,000 turned up.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/07/2017 11:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Witness: "He was pinned down on the ground and being handcuffed. He looked really proud of himself. He was laughing"

"Unfortunately, we'll probably never know his motivation" in 5..4...3..
Posted by: Frank G || 10/07/2017 11:35 Comments || Top||

#7  Vehicles becoming a weapon of choice.
Two soldiers dead and six others injured after military vehicle crashes into troop formation at Fort Jackson military base
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/07/2017 12:03 Comments || Top||

#8  The first photo of the series at the Daily Mail article shows the police pinning down a man in a blue shirt. Because of the angle his facial features are hard to make out, but it looks like he has brown skin, not black; short, straight black hair; and a broad nose. If he was, indeed, laughing, it could be hysteria as easily as delight or triumph.

The article was just updated ten minutes ago. Scotland Yard arrested the man, but are treating it as a driving accident rather than terror. I suppose identifying the gentleman in question is easy when he is driving a registered mini-cab, whatever those are.

I really do not understand why the road completely lacked anything to keep pedestrians and cars apart, when they'd just gone to such efforts to put up bollards on the road leading up to Buckingham Palace and other places. Perhaps it was on the list, but fell by the wayside as the Tories have been floundering.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/07/2017 14:26 Comments || Top||

#9  $, TW
Posted by: Frank G || 10/07/2017 17:24 Comments || Top||

#10  TW - a vertical curb. 6" high, (150 mm) is supposed to be sufficient barrier for vehicles under 45 mph (more or less).
Posted by: Bobby || 10/07/2017 22:55 Comments || Top||

#11  Ban vehicles- it's the obvious answer.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/07/2017 23:16 Comments || Top||

#12  Don't know about this guy TW, but there's dozens of soft target spots around SW7.
Posted by: Fairbanks || 10/07/2017 23:46 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Moscow faces surge of fake bomb calls, prompting evacuations
Could be jihadis testing systems, could be another amoral idiot savant like that Israeli lad with the brain tumour, doing it for bitcoins from the dark web. Hopefully it will soon be revealed. Filed under War on Terror until evidence says otherwise.
[Ynet] Moscow is grappling with a slew of fake bomb calls that have prompted the evacuation of shopping malls, schools, railway stations and administrative buildings.

The Tass news agency says there were over 100 anonymous bomb warnings in Moscow on Friday. No explosives have been found.

Friday's calls were the latest in a wave of fake bomb threats that have haunted Russia for a month, prompting evacuations of tens of thousands of people and incurring massive economic damages.

Alexander Bortnikov, the director of the Federal Security Service
... the successor to the KGB...
(FSB), the main KGB successor, said Thursday the agency had tracked down four people suspected of engineering the wave of hoaxes. Bortnikov said the suspects were Russians living abroad who had accomplices inside the country, but he wouldn't identify them or describe their motives.
Update at 8:00 a.m. ET from The Times of Israel:
Moscow on Friday faced over 130 fake bomb calls that prompted the evacuation of some 100,000 people from airports, shopping malls, schools, railway stations and office buildings.

Among those targeted by the bomb calls were all four Moscow airports, five railway stations, 15 shopping malls, several hotels, more than 20 schools and many other venues, the state Tass news agency said.

Bortnikov said the suspects were using internet connections to make the calls, making them hard to identify.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fakes first to map the reactive response.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/07/2017 0:13 Comments || Top||


Europe
France's 'Mama Jihad' jailed for 10 years for encouraging jihadist son
[TheLocal.fr] A Frenchwoman, nicknamed "Mama Jihad", who tavelled to Syria three times to support her jihadist son was handed a 10-year jail sentence on Friday in the latest case against parents of Isis fighters.

Christine Riviere, 51 was convicted of being part of a terrorist organization.

She was given the maximum sentence her"unfailing commitment" to jihad and for helping a number of young women travel to Syria as part of her attempts to find a bride for her son Tyler Vilus, with whom she was described as having an "inseparable relationship".

Vilus travelled to Syria to fight alongside 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....
group. He is believed to have been close to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, one of the criminal masterminds of the Gay Paree terror attacks.

Riviere, who has been nicknamed "Mama Jihad" in the French press, visited him three times in 2013 and 2014.

She told the court she feared he would not return home.

She was locked away
You have the right to remain silent...
in July 2014 as she was preparing a fourth visit.

She was accused of helping him financially but also of sharing his fanatical ideas and was found to have shared jihadist propaganda online, including videos of decapitations.

Her son Tyler was arrested in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
in 2015 and extradited to La Belle France here he awaits trial.

He conviction comes just a week the mother of another jihadist was incarcerated
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
for two years after she was convicted of wiring cash to her son in Syria.

Nathalie Haddadi, (see photo below) 43, insisted she did not know how her son Belabbas Bounaga spent the money she wired to him and said the conviction was a "double punishment" for a grieving mum.

"I have trouble understanding how they can accuse me of financing terrorism," Haddadi told news hounds before hearing the verdict.

French woman incarcerated
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
for wiring cash to her jihadist son

"I helped my son," she said, while insisting she had never sent money to Syria.

The judge said Haddadi had known "perfectly well" that her son was using the money to travel to Syria and that the sentence was in keeping with "the gravity" of the acts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamists to be charged over failed Paris apartment attack
[IsraelTimes] 3 men face indictments for attempted murder and belonging to a terror group over alleged attempt to blow up residential building
The original report can be read here.
Three men, including two suspected Islamic myrmidons, are to be charged over an attempted attack on a Gay Pareeian apartment bloc in a wealthy district of the French capital last weekend, a prosecutor said on Friday.

Top anti-terror prosecutor Francois Molins said the reason the apartment in the western 16th district of Gay Paree had been targeted remains unclear, while no evidence had been found so far linking the suspects to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terror group.

A major kaboom was averted on Saturday morning when a resident discovered four gas cylinders and "large quantities" of petrol that had been poured in the hallway of the building at 4:30 a.m. local time.

"The power of the blast could have caused major damage," Molins told a presser in his first comments on the case.

Using DNA found at the scene, including on a mobile phone which was meant to have served as a detonator, police jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
six people.

Three have since been released. The other three are to be charged with attempted murder and belonging to a terror group, including two who had been previously flagged by security officials as suspected Islamic myrmidons.

Also last weekend, a 29-year-old Tunisian man stabbed two cousins to death at the main train station in the southern port of Marseille before being bumped off by soldiers patrolling there.

Five people arrested afterwards were released by police on Friday without charge.

IS claimed the attack but French Sherlocks have so far found no link between the killer and the jihadist group which has faced a series of battlefield defeats in Syria and Iraq.

La Belle France has faced a string of jihadist attacks since 2015 which have left more than 200 people dead.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/07/2017 00:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Three Somalis Nabbed In Italy For Trafficking Military Parts
[RADIOSHABELLE] Italian police on Wednesday busted a criminal organization trafficking military parts from Italia to Somalia.Three Somalis and one Italian were incarcerated
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in Florence,

Three Somalis and one Italian were arrested in Florence, Pisa, and Trapani. In many cases the parts were taken apart to resemble ordinary parts and then reassembled in Somalia, police said.

In many cases the parts were taken apart to resemble ordinary parts and then reassembled in Somalia, police said.

The gang allegedly relied on a network of collaborators including truckers, junkyard operators and shipping agents in Tuscany, Campania, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, and Sicily.

Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Home Front: WoT
3 men arrested in alleged ISIS-inspired plot targeting New York City
[ABCNEWS.GO] Three men have been tossed in the clink
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in three different countries after they allegedly plotted to "create the next 9/11," federal prosecutors revealed today after unsealing a case first brought more than a year ago.
The mills of justice were grinding slowly on that other president's watch.
The alleged plot was to have been carried out in the summer of 2016. Court records said the planned attacks included detonating bombs in Times Square and in the New York City subway system, and shooting civilians at concert venues. The alleged plot was described as more aspirational than operational.

According to court documents, Abdulrahman el Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian citizen, allegedly purchased bomb-making materials to use in attacks in New York City. He was arrested in May 2016 in New Jersey, where he had rented a cabin within driving distance of New York City, according to court documents.

El Bahnasawy had allegedly traveled to New Jersey from Canada, he allegedly purchased bomb-making materials -- including 40 pounds of hydrogen peroxide -- that he shipped to an undercover FBI agent to whom he allegedly expressed an intention of carrying out Gay Paree- and Brussels-like terror attacks in New York City, court documents state.
The Daily Mail adds:
Prosecutors on Thursday unsealed charges against Canadian citizen Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, 19, Philippine citizen Russell Salic, 37, and Talha Haroon, a 19-year-old US citizen residing in Pakistan.

All three were arrested months ago, but the charges had been sealed as investigators with the FBI and NYPD Counterterrorism Unit searched for possible co-conspirators.

Prosecutors say the three men plotted to bomb and shoot up heavily populated areas of New York City during the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan in 2016.
Update from Ynet at 9:00 a.m.:
A Filipino doctor accused of plotting terror attacks in the United States was arrested months ago in the Philippines for his alleged involvement in kidnappings and beheadings blamed on pro-Islamic State group militants, an official said Saturday.

Chief State Counsel Ricardo Paras said a Manila court is weighing a US government request that Russell Salic be extradited to face terrorism financing complaints.

Even if the court approves the US extradition request, the Department of Justice in Manila would have to decide whether to let Salic face criminal complaints in the Philippines first or be allowed to be flown to the US to answer the terrorism allegations there, Paras said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
US General says ISIS fighters in Iraq are giving up after not being fed or paid
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] About 1,000 militants surrendered during the last days of the battle for Hawija

  • The US military says ISIS fighters in Iraq have been abandoned by their leaders

  • As few as 3,000 militants are estimated to still remain in Iraq in Syria

  • Officials have warned that the group may still prove to be resilient
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [367 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Shoot them.
Posted by: gorb || 10/07/2017 1:52 Comments || Top||

#2  "I give my life to Allah, but I needs to get paid and grub, ya know?"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/07/2017 9:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Houris aren't cheap and charge by the hour.
Posted by: Hupiper Mussolini3316 || 10/07/2017 10:18 Comments || Top||


'They're coming out with their hands up – full scale surrender': US General says ISIS fighters in Iraq giving up after unfed and unpaid
[DailyMail, which of course has pictures]
  • About 1,000 militants surrendered to Peshmerga during the last days of the battle for Hawija

  • The US military says ISIS fighters in Iraq have been abandoned by their leaders

  • As few as 3,000 militants are estimated to still remain in Iraq in Syria
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [531 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Shoot them.
Posted by: gorb || 10/07/2017 1:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Really nice ham dinner. Then shoot them.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/07/2017 2:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Why shoot them and incur the cost of bullets when one could just use a Crusader sword and incur no immediate cost?
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 10/07/2017 16:21 Comments || Top||

#4  How about square bullets? Worked before.
Posted by: gorb || 10/07/2017 16:54 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
al-Qaeda begins new offensive in Deir Ezzor
BEIRUT: Al-Qaeda-linked fighters on Friday attacked a key central Syrian village at the crossroads between areas under regime control and those controlled by insurgents, activists said. In eastern Syria, meanwhile, regime forces reportedly entered a town that is one of Daesh’s biggest strongholds.

According to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Syrian regime forces and allied militiamen entered western parts of Mayadeen, including the town’s wheat silos compound and the sheep market.

The regime-controlled Syrian Central Military Media earlier said that troops were marching south from Deir Ezzor toward Mayadeen, under the cover of airstrikes.

If the report proves true and Syrian troops indeed entered Mayadeen, it would mark another blow for the extremist group, which has lost wide areas of Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate over the past year.

Omar Abou Leila, from the monitoring group DeirEzzor 24, said he could not confirm or deny the report, though he added that it was possible, given the regime forces’ days-long advance.

Airstrikes on Mayadeen and nearby areas over the past days have killed and wounded scores of people, including 15 civilians — women and children among them — who were killed when a missile slammed into a regime-held neighborhood in the city of Deir Ezzor on Thursday evening.

The attack on the village of Abu Dali in central Hama province was led by Al-Qaeda-linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham — Arabic for Levant Liberation Committee and also known as HTS. It came two weeks after insurgents attacked a nearby area where three Russian soldiers were wounded.

Earlier this week, Russia’s military claimed the leader of the group was wounded in a Russian airstrike and had fallen into a coma. The military offered no evidence on the purported condition of Abu Mohammed Al-Golani.

The group subsequently denied Al-Golani was hurt, insisting he is in excellent health and going about his duties as usual. The group’s fighters have been gaining more influence in the northwestern province of Idlib and northern parts of Hama, where they have launched attacks on rival militant groups, as well as areas controlled by the government.

Abu Dali had been spared much of the violence and had functioned as a local business hub between opposition-run areas and those under President Bashar Assad’s forces.

The observatory said Al-Qaeda fighters captured several areas in the village on Friday. The HTS-linked Ibaa news agency did not mention the attack but said Russian warplanes were bombing areas the group controls in northern Syria.

Violence in eastern Syria has escalated significantly in recent weeks as Syrian troops with the help of Russian air cover have been closing in on Mayadeen.

The DeirEzzor24 monitoring group said the missile in the Thursday evening airstrike that killed 15 hit near a school in the Qusour neighborhood. Three children and three women were among those killed, the group said Friday, blaming Daesh for the attack. The school and a nearby residential building were destroyed.

The Russian military has accused the US of turning a blind eye and effectively providing cover to Daesh operations in an area in Syria that is under US control.

The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said that Daesh militants have used the area around the town of Tanf near Syria’s border with Jordan — where US military instructors are also stationed — to launch attacks against the Syrian Army.

He said the area has become a “black hole,” posing a threat to the Syrian regime army’s offensive against Daesh in eastern Deir Ezzor province.

Separately, the Russian military said one of its helicopters had made an emergency landing in Syria but that its crew was unhurt.

According to the Defense Ministry, the Mi-28 helicopter gunship landed in Hama province on Friday due to a technical malfunction. The two crewmen were not injured and were flown back to base. The ministry said the helicopter was not fired upon.

The ministry’s statement followed a claim by Daesh-linked Aamaq news agency, which said the group had downed a Russian helicopter south of Shiekh Hilal village in Hama.
Posted by: badanov || 10/07/2017 22:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under:


Al-Nusra Front leader in coma after Russian airstrike in Syria -- MOD
[RT] Abu Mohammad al-Julani, leader of al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front, has fallen into a coma following a Russian surgical strike on the terrorist group’s top commanders in Syria’s Idlib province, according to Russia’s Defense Ministry.
Earlier, the ministry said the terrorist leader was critically injured in the strike on October 3.

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Syrian army nears Islamic State stronghold al-Mayadin
[REUTERS] Syria’s army and its allies neared al-Mayadin on Friday, sources said, pushing an advance on an eastern city seen as Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s main remaining base in the country.

The government forces had reached within 10 km (7 miles) of the city and taken positions parallel with a key road, a military media unit run by the Lebanese Hezbollah group said .

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, said the army supported by Russian forces had reached the western edge of al-Mayadin, entering the ruins of a castle and an area of grain silos.

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