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Syria declares victory over Islamic State
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Good Morning
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#1  Yay - A Bloid!
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Afghanistan
Islamic State forces attack TV station in heart of Kabul, leaving 2 dead
[WASHINGTONPOST] A suicide kaboom by 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....
against one of Afghanistan’s most popular Pashto-language TV stations killed at least two people in the heart of the capital on Tuesday.

The bomber detonated his explosives at the gates of the building, killing one security guard, while one of the three assailants slipped into the compound and killed an employee. At least 20 people were maimed in the attack.

The Lion of Islams, who wore police uniforms, battled for three hours with security forces, forcing the station to halt its broadcast and filling Kabul with the sound of gunfire and kabooms. Shamshad TV was back on the air within hours, however, with one presenter appearing with bandaged hands.

The Islamic State claimed the assault through its online Amaq News Agency.
Posted by: Fred || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
AU to Reduce Troops in Somalia by 1,000 this Year
[AnNahar] The African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
's mission in Somalia has said it will withdraw 1,000 troops fighting jihadists in the country this year, as part of plans to pull out all soldiers by December 2020.

In a statement released Tuesday, the AU's special representative for Somalia Francisco Madeira called for urgent support to enable the national army to take over responsibility for the country's security.

"Troop movements have started in different parts of the country and will continue for the coming weeks," Madeira said.

"This is a process of realignment to effect the reduction in numbers and also begin the handover process of national security responsibility to the Somali National Security Forces."

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops deployed to Somalia in 2007 to defend the internationally-backed government against attacks by the Shabaab, an al-Qaeda affiliate still carrying out attacks on civilian, military and government targets in the capital Mogadishu and elsewhere.

In 2016 the African Union announced an exit strategy which would see some 22,000 troops withdraw and hand over control of security to the national army.

Currently the bloated and largely ineffective Somali army is more a collection of clan militias, with various international militaries providing poorly-coordinated training to different units.

"The forces urgently need to be equipped with necessary weapons, key logistical support including timely payment of stipends, provision of quality medical care, establishment of key infrastructure including barracks and training centres among others," said Madeira.

He said that the drawdown would be gradual and would ensure the security of the country is not disrupted.

The Shabaab lost its foothold in Mogadishu in 2011, but has continued its fight, and was blamed for the country's worst ever attack in which a truck bombing left 358 dead in the capital last month.

Two weeks later an attack on a hotel left 27 dead, prompting the government to sack its police and intelligence chiefs.

Shortly before his dismissal, intelligence agency boss Abdillahi Mohammed Sanbalooshe wrote an op-ed in the New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

criticising international partners for not responding to Somali requests for technical and training expertise to analyse forensic evidence after attacks like the October 14 bombing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Usama Juwaili and Zintani forces takes Aziziya
[Libya Herald] Forces under the control of Major-General Osama Juwaili, commander of the Presidency Council’s western military zone, have taken control of Aziziya, the main town in the Wirshefana district of Jafara west of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
. It happened overnight following a six-day military operation in the area by Juwaili, supported by Imad Trabulsi, head of the Special Operations Force, and latterly by the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade of Haithem Tajouri
...Commander of the pro-(Islamist) government First Support Brigade...
. The latter set itself up at the Zahra Bridge on the Swani road south of the capital.

According to sources in the district, Juwaili’s men were able to move into Aziziya following a deal with Wirshefani militia commander Muammar al-Dhawi, a lifelong friend of Juwaili. They have taken over the 4th Brigade camp in the town, previously controlled by Omar Tantoush.

It is reported that a number of "criminals" allegedly involved in kidnappings and other crimes were tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
last night, including Mohammed Bujafr Sburtu, accused of a number of abductions on the coast road. Some reports, though, say that several were able to escape in the confusion this morning as more forces arrived. The takeover was largely peaceful and the town is now said to be calm.

In a statement, Zintan Military Council said that the operation had been to show that no one was above the law. As part of that, a major checkpoint on the road into Aziziya made of containers has been dismantled.

According to the Fursan Janzur brigade, however, the coast road remains closed "for security reasons" although it says that some 60 men from the Wirshefana area as well as "mercenaries" surrendered themselves and their arms to the brigade during the day.

Also still closed is the main road between Aziziya and Gharyan. According to the mayor of Gharyan, it remains unsafe and there were festivities there this morning. People are still having to take the longer route via Esbaia, he told the Libya Herald. However,
the way to a man's heart remains through his stomach...
he hoped the road would reopen within 24 hours, adding: "We want the police to provide security in the area. We don’t want militias and armed forces."

One report from Zintan claims that the 4th camp was full of pro-Qadaffy publicity material.

There have been claims that the real objective of the Juwali offensive was not to crack down on criminals, but on pro-Qadaffy forces in the area that were losing faith in Saif al-Islam and were in the process of changing their allegiance to Khalifa Hafter and the Libyan National Army.

Posted by: Fred || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Europe
Even more Europe migrant colonist briefs
From Breitbart -- immigration:
Berlin Police Academy Recruit Had Contact with Criminal Gangs
8 November
Fears of Arab criminal gangs infiltrating the Berlin police may have been validated after a new report claims that at least one recruit has been in contact with a criminal gang and a motorcycle club.

Syrian Teen Arrested For Plotting Terror Attack Was Given Asylum Without Vetting, Background Check
6 November
A report claims the 19-year-old Syrian Islamist who was arrested for plotting a terror attack last week was given refugee status without a formal interview or background check.

Police Officers Could Be Fired After Telling Migrant ‘Black Man, Go Home’
6 November
Two officers of the Baden-Württemberg police may be facing expulsion from the force after they allegedly harassed a Senegalese asylum seeker at a McDonald’s restaurant while on a private day trip to Augsburg.

From the Daily Mail -- immigration:
Migrant who raped and killed EU official's daughter and lied that he was an 'unaccompanied minor' is between 22 and 29 years old, dental checks prove
07/11/17
Hussein Khavari ambushed 19-year-old medical student Maria Ladenburger in Freiberg, Germany, in October last year before raping her and drowning her in a river.

Astonishing map shows the movement of millions of migrants across Europe in past 15 years amid 'unprecedented' refugee crisis fuelled by terror and conflict in the Middle East
05/11/17
Experts at the Igarape Institute think-tankk in Brazil produced the video which reveals the extent of the refugee crisis which has gripped the continent for years.

Gang of illegal Kurdish migrants who lured girls to sex parties with free drugs and alcohol then demanded sexual favours are jailed for 33 years
04/11/17
A sex and drugs gang of four asylum-seeking Kurds led by Palla Pour, 25, who lured girls as young as 13 to parties in Newcastle where they were abused were jailed for 33 years today.

Dozens arrested in England, Belgium and Bulgaria as police smash people-smuggling ring that transported 1,100 Afghans and Syrians across Europe hidden in secret compartments in over 100 specially adapted vehicles
26/10/17
The Home Office said 11 people were taken into custody in London, Birmingham and Gateshead on suspicion of assisting illegal immigration, while a further 15 were arrested in Belgium.

Luxury cruise with British tourists on board rescues 10 African migrants off the Spanish coast who were struggling on an inflatable dinghy
23/10/17
Guests on board the P&O Britannia ship which is currently making its way back to the UK from Spain, Italy and France were awoken at 1am today to a man overboard announcement.

Migrants flock back to Calais: Charity warns 800 refugees remain in French port city a year after the Jungle camp was razed to the ground
23/10/17
Hundreds of migrants are believed to be in Calais and the surrounding area a year after the Jungle camp was razed, a charity has said.

Two hundred exhausted migrants - including dozens of children - arrive in Athens after perilous crossing from Turkey to overcrowded island refugee camp
22/10/17
Dramatic photos show exhausted migrants arriving in Athens, after being transferred from a camp on the Greek island of Samos. The ship arrived on Saturday, carrying some 180 migrants.

How the Calais Jungle turned into a DESERT: A year after the infamous refugee camp was cleared, it is now a barren wasteland
21/10/17
These aerial images above Calais show how the former 'Jungle' migrant camp has been retaken by mother nature more than 12 months after the last migrants were forced to move out.

Bulgarian driver who tried to smuggle three children and their mother into UK in lorry's secret compartment is jailed for four years
20/10/17
Border Force staff found four family members - a mother and her three children - and another man in the coffin-like hideaway at the Coquelles Eurotunnel terminal in France

From Breitbart -- Europe migrant crisis:
Thousands of African Migrants Give up European Hopes — Accept Voluntary Repatriation Flights
8 November
As many as 10,000 migrants from Africa and other nations have taken the option to turn back from Europe and return to their homelands. Some are even working to persuade their fellow countrymen not to make the trip at all, as they perceive the risk and hardship involved in smuggling themselves into Europe outweighing the benefits.

Whistleblower Schoolteacher: Mass Migration, Radical Islam Making Education Impossible
7 November
An experienced teacher from a heavily migrant-occupied neighbourhood in a German city has said the spread of radical Islamism is creating divisions in society and turning young children against education.

Greek Police Arrest Driver of Van Packed with 50 Migrants
6 November
Police in Greece say a 30-year-old man was arrested for allegedly for trying to smuggle 50 people from the Mideast into the country in his van.

Syrian Teen Arrested For Plotting Terror Attack Was Given Asylum Without Vetting, Background Check
6 November
A report claims the 19-year-old Syrian Islamist who was arrested for plotting a terror attack last week was given refugee status without a formal interview or background check.

Germany Sees Fourfold Rise in Terrorism-Related Cases
24 October
Authorities in Germany are struggling to cope with the threat posed by Islamist terrorism, with police warning that the nation houses hundreds of extremists willing to carry out attacks.

‘Soros Plan’: Hungary Slams EU ‘Institutionalisation of Mass Migration’ with New Asylum Rules
24 October
Prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán blasted the European Parliament for approving changes to the bloc’s asylum system which the Hungarian government sees as the implementation of the ‘Soros Plan’ to flood the continent with an unlimited number of third-world migrants.

Migrant Who Trafficked Drugs from Asylum Home Gets Only One Year in Prison
24 October
A 31-year-old asylum seeker who ran a drug trafficking operation out of an asylum home in the German town of Gummersbach has been sentenced to only one year and two months in prison despite the scale of his operation.

One Million Migrants in Turkey Receiving Cash From EU
17 October
Officials say a European Union-funded project that provides cash assistance to the most vulnerable refugee families in Turkey has reached 1 million beneficiaries a year after its launch.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Migrant who raped and killed EU official's daughter and lied that he was an 'unaccompanied minor' is between 22 and 29 years old, dental checks prove

Lying to infidels is not a crime under Sharia, as to the piece of uncovered meat - I'm sure she's provoked him.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/09/2017 3:53 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
4 Daesh terrorists arrested in central Turkey
[AnadolouAgency] Four ISIS terror suspects were tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
in central Kayseri province Wednesday, according to a security source.

One of those detained allegedly posted a video that showed him killing his own brother on the orders of the terrorist organization.

Abdulkhaleq Abdulqader Ali shot his brother in the head and posted a video of it on social media.

Ali was arrested along with three others linked to him.

His brother was reportedly opposed to the terrorist organization, the source, who spoke anonymously due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.

Police had launched an operation against the snuffies after receiving intelligence that members of the terror group had illegally crossed the border into The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
Hackers redirect schools to Islamic State video
[BBC] Some 800 schools across the US have been targeted by hackers and their websites redirected to an 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....
-sponsored YouTube video.

The attack, which lasted a few hours, affected schools in Arizona, Connecticut, Virginia and New Jersey.

The hack, which also affected private companies and government websites, is being investigated by the FBI.

All the websites are run by SchoolDesk. The Atlanta-based company is advising administrators to change passwords.

Rogue file
It said in a statement that "it immediately responded" when its technicians had found a small file injected into the root of one of its websites that redirected "to a YouTube video containing an audible Arabic message and a picture of Saddam Hussein".

"Although the exact method and point of intrusion is not yet fully known (possibly an SQL injection or through a user account with a weak password), we have added multiple layers of redundant protection to prevent this from happening again," it said.

On its website, Bloomfield School District, in New Jersey, said that its internal computer and data systems within the district "were completely unaffected".

Mark James, a specialist at security company ESET, said: "In this case, gaining access to change or plant a rogue file that redirects users to areas of your design is about as simple as it gets - small footprint, no potential warning signs and out before anyone notices - but the results are as bad as they get."
Posted by: Fred || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
1 dead in ISIS attack near Baqubah
Baqubah (IraqiNews.com) Three persons were killed and injured as Islamic State militants launched an attack in south of Baqubah, a security source said on Wednesday.

“Several militants attacked al-Jeel village in south of Baqubah, which left a woman killed and two other persons wounded. A vehicle and a rest house of the family were burnt,” the source told Alghad Press.

Confrontations occurred, according to the source, between the villagers and militants “for more than an hour and half.”

“The residents forced the militants to escape after chasing them in the vicinity of the village,” the source added.
Posted by: badanov || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antix
Iraqi forces launch new attack north of Qaim

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have launched an offensive to liberate an Islamic State-held region, north of the recently-freed Qaim town in Anbar, a paramilitary official said on Wednesday.

“Offensive to free al-Rummana, north of Qaim, was launched on Wednesday with participation of security troops and tribes,” Qutri al-Obeidi, a senior leader with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) in al-Baghdadi region in Anbar, told AlSumaria News.

“Troops managed to free al-Rummana bridge, which links the center of the region to Qaim,” Obeidi said indicating troops advance to free it from IS militants.

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced on Friday liberation of Qaim in record time.

Many IS militants reportedly fled Qaim heading to al-BuKamal in Syria, after several leaders ran away and were killed in airstrikes by the Iraqi and U.S.-Coalition jets.

Operations were launched, late October, to liberate Qaim and Rawa towns. Both have been held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic “Caliphate”.

Iraqi forces have managed, so far, to retake Mosul, the group’s former capital, the town of Tal Afar, west of Nineveh, Kirkuk’s town of Hawija and Anbar’s Annah and Qaim.

Elements of the Iraqi 8th Division stop ISIS suicide attack near Qaim

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Security troops have managed to thwart an attack by Islamic State using a booby-trapped vehicle in north of Qaim in Anbar, security source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “the eighth division repulsed an IS attack launched by a booby-trapped vehicle in al-Rummana, north of Qaim.”

“Security services targeted a vehicle before it reached to forces deployed on al-Rummana bridge,” the source added.

The Joint Operations Command denied earlier on Wednesday launching clearance operations in Rummana, warning media agencies from reporting news that harms the military plans of the operations.
Posted by: badanov || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian teen caught smuggling knife into Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs
[IsraelTimes] Border police Wednesday found a knife hidden in the sock of Paleostinian teenager who tried to enter the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron without going through a metal detector.

The suspect, 17, was stopped and searched at the holy site in the West Bank city.

Security forces found the knife during the search.

The suspect was detained and taken away for questioning.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria declares victory over Islamic State
[Ynet] Syria's army declared victory over 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....
on Thursday, saying its capture of the jihadists' last town in the country marked the collapse of their project in the region.

The army and its allies are still fighting Islamic State in desert areas near Albu Kamal, the last town the holy warrior group had held in Syria, near the border with Iraq, the army said.

But the capture of the town ends Islamic State's era of territorial rule over the so-called caliphate that it proclaimed in 2014 across Iraq and Syria and in which millions suffered under its hard-line, repressive strictures.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [529 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  A large boom, courtesy of Islamic State, in 5..4..3..
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/09/2017 11:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Next Week!

Returning under a New Name!

....and so on.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/09/2017 11:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Al Nusra has been picking up personnel and some territory from a variety of groups as ISIS has been driven back. So reconquering the caliphate is only the first step for Assad's team, including Hizb'allah and hired Shiite cannon fodder from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2017 18:03 Comments || Top||

#4  I don't care if they sit there and kill each other completely off.
Posted by: Chris || 11/09/2017 22:02 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army Combat Summary
The troops of the Syrian army and allies managed on Wednesday to meet with the Iraqi forces on the international border in Deir Ezzor city.

Hezbollah military media circulated a video which documents this achievement.

Source: Hezbollah Military Media Center
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Syrian rebels capture locale on Euphrates River
Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The Syrian Democratic Forces Militia affirmed, on Wednesday, capturing several villages east of the Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, Egyptian website Youm 7 reported.

The media outlet revealed that the Syrian Democratic Forces Militia managed to capture a number of villages east of the Euphrates River, in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, after violent clashes with the Islamic State terrorist group in the vicinity of al-Basira Town and al-Sabkha Town.

Furthermore, the Syrian Democratic Forces militia broadcasted a video documenting the advance of its forces into the road leading to the city of Albukamal, in Deir Ezzor Province, the last stronghold of the Islamic State in Syria.

The province of Deir Ezzor is currently witnessing two military operations, one carried out by the Syrian regime, backed by Russia, on the western banks of the Euphrates River (the cities of Deir Ezzor and Albukamal), while the second is carried out by the SDF militia, backed by the US, on the eastern banks.
Posted by: badanov || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syria’s army and its allies captured ISIS’s last stronghold in Syria on Wednesday, a commander in the alliance said, bringing the self-declared caliphate close to complete downfall.

"The last stronghold of ISIS (ISIS), al Bukamal, is free of the ISIS organization," said the commander in the military alliance supporting Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Trampler of Homs...
ISIS has been all but destroyed over the past two years. At the height of its power in 2015, it ruled an expanse of Iraq and Syria, eradicating the border, printing money, imposing draconian laws and plotting attacks across the world.

On Wednesday, after a months-long advance through central and eastern Syria, the Syrian army and allied Shi’ite militias encircled and attacked al Bukamal.

Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
declared "al Bukamal is liberated". But a war monitor, the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said it was not true that al Bukamal was taken and there was still fighting in the area.

Al Bukamal is located on the border with Iraq on the bank of the Euphrates. During the battle, Hezbollah forces entered Iraq and the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces crossed into Syria to help capture the town, the commander said.

ISIS retains control over some areas of desert and villages nearby, as well as a town and some other villages in adjacent areas of Iraq, and in scattered pockets elsewhere in both countries.

Continuing threat
Despite its losses, ISIS still has a territorial presence in Libya and elsewhere, and many governments expect it to remain a threat even after it loses the caliphate it declared from djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Iraq, in 2014.

It has already carried out guerrilla operations in both Iraq and in Syria, and has continued to inspire lone bully boyz to attack civilian targets in the West.

In Syria, the end of major operations against ISIS may only prefigure a new phase of the war, as the rival forces which have seized territory from the bully boyz square off.

The Syrian army, alongside Hezbollah and other Shi’ite militias, and backed by Iran and Russia, have seized swathes of central and eastern Syria in the advance against ISIS this year.

Russian official media have in recent weeks reported a surge of strategic bombing and cruise missile strikes on ISIS targets in eastern Syria as the army advanced.

A US-backed coalition has supported a rival campaign by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias that have pushed ISIS from much of the country’s north and east.

New phase of war
The Syrian government has sworn to recapture territory held by the SDF, including ISIS’s former capital Raqqa and oil and gas fields east of the Euphrates.

In areas controlled by the SDF in northern Syria, Kurdish-led groups have established autonomy, announcing elections and setting internal policies.

On Tuesday, Bouthaina Shaaban, a senior adviser to Assad, described the US forces aiding the SDF as illegal invaders. Washington has not spelled out how its military support for the SDF would evolve after ISIS’s defeat.

Shaaban also pointed, in a television interview, to the example of Iraq, where the government retaliated against an autonomous Kurdish region after it held an independence referendum.

Iraqi military officials say small groups of ISIS bully boyz are still entrenched in the town of Rawa and the border desert strip with Syria. Scattered villages near al-Qaim, close to Al Bukamal, are still under krazed killer control in an area called Rummana.

The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), an alliance of militias, earlier on Wednesday denied it had crossed the Syrian border and was attacking al Bukamal.

"Our movements are carried out under orders from the commander in chief of the armed forces and our key objective is to liberate Iraq’s territories from ISIS. We have no orders to cross the borders," PMF front man Ahmed al-Asadi said.
Posted by: Fred || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror Networks
Coalition Air Strikes Decline Sharply in Syria and Iraq
[AnNahar] Coalition air strikes in Syria and Iraq fell sharply last month, a reflection of the collapse of 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, a U.S. Air Force general said Tuesday.

Brigadier General Andrew Croft, who coordinates the coalition air campaign, said there were 60 to 70 percent fewer air strikes in October than the average for the preceding eight to nine months.

"That's indicative of the fact that ISIS is collapsing not only as a physical caliphate but also in ownership of land," he told news hounds in a teleconference.

"They only control about four or five percent of the original area they covered, so the number of targets has dropped dramatically, particularly in the last month."

He said 850 bombs were dropped during October compared to 1,800 to 2,400 a month since the start of the year.

The decline came in the same month that Raqa, IS' Syrian stronghold, fell to U.S.-backed Kurdish forces.

Before that, Iraqi forces backed by coalition airpower retook the northern city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
from IS in early July.

According to coalition estimates, at least 786 civilians have been killed during the three-year air campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Airwars.Com, a website that monitors casualty reports, puts the number of civilians killed in coalition Arclight airstrikes at nearly 6,000.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Et le combat cessa, faute de combattants.

And the combat ceased, for want of combatants. Pierre Corneille, Le Cid, IV. 3.

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