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US Drone Strike In Somalia Kills ‘Several’ Al-Shabaab Militants
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Afghanistan
35 Taliban die in airstrikes in Kapisa
Kapisa police claim at least 35 Taliban insurgents , including the group's deputy shadow governor, were killed on Friday night in an Afghan Air Force strike.

Kapisa police said Ahsanullah, the Taliban’s deputy shadow governor for Kapisa province, was also killed in the airstrike.

Abdul Razaq Yaqoubi, Kapisa police chief said the strike took place in Shaloti village of Tagab district when the Taliban fighters had gathered ahead of carrying out an attack on police check posts.

Several residents also confirmed that Taliban suffered heavy casualties in the air strike.

Taliban has not yet commented.
Posted by: badanov || 11/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  sounds like they're getting good intel on Talibunny movements
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2017 10:04 Comments || Top||

#2  35 here, 35 there. Eventually you will denude the countryside. Then maybe the neighborhood will recover.
Posted by: Iblis || 11/12/2017 11:36 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Al Shabaab Retakes Small Town In Middle Shabelle Region
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Al Qaeda-affiliated Somalia-based Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
bandidos forces of Evil have wrested full control of a key town located in the country’s southern Middle Shabelle region last night, residents said.

The residents who spoke to Radio Shabelle on condition of anonymity said armed fighters in pickups mounted in machine guns took over Basra near Bal’ad without a battle.

The fall of Basra following the withdrawal of Somali National Army (SNA) forces and 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...
troops who had been in control of the area since last week.

The AU and SNA military commanders in the region did not comment on the sudden retreat of the allied troops, however, the move comes ahead of a major offensive against Al-Shabaab.

Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


US Drone Strike In Somalia Kills ‘Several’ Al-Shabaab Militants
[RADIOSHABELLE] A dronezap in Somalia carried out by the United States military Friday has killed "several" al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
bad boys.

The U.S. Africa Command said in a statement that the strike occurred in Lower Shabelle region, some 20 miles north of the country’s capital, Mogadishu.

This is the 23rd Arclight airstrike the U.S. military said it has carried out this year against the Al Qaeda-linked bad boy group and the far smaller 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 in Somalia.

The Trump administration approved expanded military operations earlier this year against bully boyz in the Horn of Africa nation.

In March, President Trump signed a command allowing the military authorization to carry out Arclight airstrikes in Somalia against the bad boy group, ABC News reported.

Previously, the military was not allowed to conduct Arclight airstrikes against the jihadist group unless 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...
or U.S.-backed Somali government troops were being attacked.

Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Somalia Says 81 Militants Killed In Airstrikes In Southern Region
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Somali government said on Saturday that at least 81 Islamist forces of Evil were killed in two new security operations in Jilib, in Middle Juba of southern Somalia.

Information Minister Abdurahman Omar Osman said the early Saturday operations, which were carried out by Somali and international partners, targeted a factory house and forces of Evil mobilizing to attack Gedo region.

"Somali security forces conducted special operations in Jilib district and destroyed an al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
camp where murderous Moslems were regrouping to launch attacks on Gedo region area," Osman said in a statement issued in Mogadishu. "Some 81 forces of Evil were killed, a number of vehicles and heavy weapons destroyed."

He later told Xinhua that the security forces destroyed materials used for making explosives such as TNT, RDX, potassium and sodium nitrate.

The latest strikes took place hours after Somali and U.S. special forces conducted a dronezap in Lower Shabelle region on Friday evening.

Sources said at least 13 al-Shabaab fighters were killed by the drone attack in Basra village, near Bal’ad district, in Lower Shabelle region. The U.S. military did not disclose the number of those killed in the attack.

Osman said that Somali National Army (SNA) forces have intensified their assault on al-Shabaab forces of Evil in Middle Shabelle and Lower Shabelle regions.

Jilib, a town about 380 km south of the capital Mogadishu, is a major stronghold of the al-Qaeda allied Death Eater group.

Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
LNA finally takes Benghazi’s Sidi Akribesh after 4-month siege
[Libya Herald] The Libyan National Army (LNA) today claimed complete control of Sidi Akribesh the final redoubt of Benghazi forces of Evil who had resisted attacks for more than four months.

An airforce war plane flew above the district to salute the triumphant soldiers. But it has been a hard-won victory. After the LNA’s initial attacks were beaten back in August, Saiqa Special Forces
...Libya's elite army unit, insofar as they have one, formed from a mixture of paratroopers and commandos. The group emerged from a militia with the same name in 2010. It now numbers a few thousand and reports to the Ministry of Defence. It deployed in Benghazi in an attempt to control the carnage. As a result, it has been attacked and several of its officers murdered. The force is popular in Benghazi for its stance against Ansar al-Sharia group...
, seen as the army’s most effective unit, were brought in to finish the siege, just as they were deployed in Ganfouda to bring an end to the resistance of forces of Evil in the 12 Apartments complex.

In neither case did the operation prove as swift and effective as expected. It took two months before the Ganfouda forces of Evil were finally overcome.

The initial plan in Sidi Akribesh was to starved out the defenders, whose snipers took a regular toll of the investing forces. A number of forces of Evil was killed and captured trying to escape the siege. Air strikes, which had been part of the earlier advance through Suq al-Hout and Sabri were suspended, a military source said because the surrounded area was too small to be targeted accurately. Nevertheless, this week there was at least one further raid by a warplane.

At the same time, Saiqa Special Forces commander Wanis Bukhamada took a direct hand in the operations. Tanks were brought up to blast away murderous Moslem strong points. Three soldiers were killed and four maimed on Thursday along with two murderous Moslems.

It is unclear how many casualties there were in the final hours of the operation nor how many forces of Evil were killed or captured. There was a report in the summer that leading Ansar al-Sharia
...a Salafist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends. There are groups of the same name in Libyaand Yemen, with the Libyan versions currently most active. Tunisia's Shabaab al-Tawhid started out an Ansar al-Sharia and changed its name in early 2014. It still uses the old name now and then, probably because the stationery's not all used up and the web site hasn't expired yet...
figure Wissam Ben Hamid was trapped in the enclave.

Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Hafter reacts swiftly to Gaem challenge: takes over Benghazi interior ministry, moves on Berses
[Libya Herald] In a swift reaction to last night’s challenge from Government of National Accord (GNA) deputy interior minister Faraj al-Gaem, Khalifa Hafter has this morning taken over the interior ministry building in Benghazi.

LNA units have also surrounded Berses, a predominantly Awagir area 60 kilometres to the east of Benghazi on the road to Marj, among whose fellow rustics Gaem is reported to have taken refuge.

An officer in the LNA’s 106 Brigade, Lieutenant Mutaz Madi is said to have been killed in fighting at Berses. Two other LNA soldiers have been injured, possibly in the takeover of the interior ministry building in Budzira.

It was a mortar attack yesterday afternoon on that same building which appears to have triggered Gaem’s ’phone call to 218 TV in which he demanded that Hafter should cede control of the armed forces to Saiqa Special Forces
...Libya's elite army unit, insofar as they have one, formed from a mixture of paratroopers and commandos. The group emerged from a militia with the same name in 2010. It now numbers a few thousand and reports to the Ministry of Defence. It deployed in Benghazi in an attempt to control the carnage. As a result, it has been attacked and several of its officers murdered. The force is popular in Benghazi for its stance against Ansar al-Sharia group...
commander Wanis Bukhamada and leave Benghazi with his sons.

A Saiqa front man said last night that Bukhamada did not wish to be involved in the dispute.

Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  "Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia Faraj al-Gaem"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2017 10:33 Comments || Top||


Gaem gives Hafter 48 hours to quit Benghazi and hand over to Bukhamada
[Libya Herald] Government of National Accord (GNA) deputy interior minister Faraj al-Gaem tonight said armed forces commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter should be replaced by Saiqa Special Forces
...Libya's elite army unit, insofar as they have one, formed from a mixture of paratroopers and commandos. The group emerged from a militia with the same name in 2010. It now numbers a few thousand and reports to the Ministry of Defence. It deployed in Benghazi in an attempt to control the carnage. As a result, it has been attacked and several of its officers murdered. The force is popular in Benghazi for its stance against Ansar al-Sharia group...
commander Wanis Bukhamada and quit Benghazi.

Earlier today two of Gaem’s guards were killed and five were maimed when four mortar bombs hit the interior ministry building in Benghazi’s Budzira district. Gaem himself was not hurt. Five days ago he had survived a car kaboom on his convoy as it drove through the Sid Khalifa district.

In a ’phone call this evening to TV station Libya 218 Gaem said that Hafter had tried to assassinate him. He gave Hafter and his sons 48 hours to leave Benghazi and hand over his command to Bukhamada. Posts and footage also emerged this afternoon on social media, apparently from members of Gaem’s Awagir tribe, threatening to attack Hafter and his relatives.

A Saiqa Special Forces front man, Miloud Azawi, said after the broadcast that Saiqa would not be involved in the dispute.

Benghazi military governor Major-General Abdul Razzak al-Nazhuri is expected to make a statement shortly.

Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  tough talk from a guy who's fled to Marj
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2017 10:35 Comments || Top||


Egypt's army foils attempt to smuggle arms through Western Desert
[AlAhram] Egypt's army said on Saturday that it foiled an attempt by terrorists to infiltrate the country through the Western Desert border with Libya.

In an official statement, army spokesman Tamer El-Refaie said the army's air force, in coordination with border guards and intelligence, destroyed 10 off-road vehicles carrying arms, ammunition and smuggled items.

The vehicles' passengers were killed in the airstrike.

The statement said that the strike was part of a "continued combing operation by the air force and border guards in the vicinity of the operation to stop any penetration or infiltration through the border."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Arab Coalition foils Houthi attack targeting international shipping lines
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition's front man, Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Maliki, said on Saturday that the coalition thwarted an imminent action to target international shipping routes.

"Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
elements on the Yemeni island of Bawadi were attacked, as they planned violent operations targeting international shipping routes and international trade," the front man said.

He clarified that "The impending attack included planning to use the small bomb-trapped boats and a group of divers to plant naval mines in the ships."
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Britain
Britain migrant colonist briefs

Dissatisfied Syrian Refugees Had ‘Unrealistically High’ Expectations of NHS, House Sizes in Britain
10 November
[Breitbart] Syrian refugees who were resettled in Britain last year are dissatisfied with the NHS, and unhappy about being placed outside of cities, according to a UN report.

‘Different Cultural Norms’ – Pakistani Doctor Assaulted Student Nurse He Saw as ‘Sexually Available’
9 November
[Breitbart] Married Pakistani doctor Imran Rauf Qureshi, 44, faces being struck off after sexually assaulting a student nurse he saw as “sexually available”, blaming different “culture norms” for his behaviour.

Young And Menace: Half of Anti-Terror Referrals are Teenagers and Children
9 November
[Breitbart] Teenagers and children accounted for half of those referred to the government’s counter-terror initiative over a 12 month period, new data reveals.

Number of ‘Islamist Extremist’ Books Confiscated in UK Prisons Doubles
8 November
[Breitbart] A rising number of prisoners caught with extremist Islamist texts in UK jails is fuelling fears the prison system is becoming a hotbed of radicalisation.

From the Daily Mail -- immigration:
Violent asylum seeker jailed THREE times as he battled for ten years against deportation is awarded £4,000 compensation because he was 'unlawfully' held under curfew after he was released from jail
09/11/17
Lawyers at the High Court in London argued that Thierno lbrahima Jollah - who was jailed for assault, child cruelty and threatening court witnesses - was entitled to £35,000.

French people smuggler, 28, tried to foil UK sniffer dogs by spreading CHILLI POWDER around his rented campervan then tried to sneak an Iraqi family in to Britain
09/11/17
Skelly Monpierre, 28, who was driving the vehicle, was stopped at Harwich International Port in Essex as he disembarked a ferry from the Hook of Holland. He was jailed for three years by Chelmsford Crown Court.

Child migrants to have priority in the NHS: High Court judge rules young who arrive unaccompanied must be put at the head of the queue
07/11/17
Young children who arrive in Britain as unaccompanied asylum seekers should get first place in the queue for schools and healthcare, a High Court judge has declared.

'I hope you get deported': Judge slams illegal Kuwaiti immigrant who claimed to be 'Saddam Hussein' and savagely raped a stranger after watching 'outdoor' porn on his phone as he jails him for 12 years
06/11/17
Abdel-Aziz Al-Shamary, who originally came into the country illegally, punched his victim in the nose and then raped her on a grassy bank by the River Skerne after she left a pub in Darlington.

Police find 15 illegal immigrants stowed away in the back of a lorry at a service station on the M2 in Kent
26/10/17
Police have found 15 illegal immigrants stowed away in the back of a lorry at a service station in Kent (pictured). Border Force have handed the group into the care of the immigration officials.

The stowaway migrants who picked the wrong coach! Group hide in bus taking former detectives back to Britain from France... then clamber out to find they are in a police sports club in Hertfordshire
25/10/17
A pair of Sudanese migrants realised they'd chosen the wrong coach to hide in on a trip from Calais to Dover when they found it was filled with 22 former Met Police detectives.

Around 100 migrants still reach Britain from Calais every week despite official claims the scandal ended when the Jungle was closed last year
24/10/17
A French charity claims around 100 migrants are still reaching the UK each week from France despite the closure of the Calais 'Jungle' camp which aimed to stop the border crossing crisis.

Syrian refugee, 20, who came to UK in back of a lorry has emotional reunion with his family after being told he won't be thrown out of the country
18/10/17
Mohammed Mirzo, 20, enjoyed an emotional reunion with his family in Cardiff after being freed from an immigration Centre in Oxfordshire where he faced deportation from the UK.
From the Daily Mail -- ISIS:
Boxing champion turned Islamic hate preacher, 36, who starred on a Muslim reality show and became friends with Anjem Choudary is jailed after illegally sub-letting his council flat
09/11/17
Anthony Small, 36, also known as Abdul Haqq, and partner Maryam Malik, 25, illegally sublet two south London housing association properties for up to £900 a month. Small belongs to banned terror group Al Muhajiroun and is a close associate of hate preacher Anjem Choudary.

Judge spares mother-of-five from jail after she encouraged UK terror attacks on pro-ISIS Facebook group as he tells her: 'The sooner you get back to your children the better'
08/11/17
Farhana Ahmed, 40, from north-west London, who encouraged terror attacks on the UK on a pro-ISIS Facebook group has been spared jail at the Old Bailey.

'ISIS bomb-maker' shared graphic videos of child jihadis executing prisoners with pharmacist girlfriend he met on SingleMuslim.com - and she asked him to 'send some more', court is told
06/11/17
Factory worker Munir Mohammed, from Derby, and pharmacy graduate Rowaida el-Hassan, 33, are accused of plotting to carry out a terror attack with a homemade bomb.

About 50 British schoolgirls are taken into care because their parents have joined ISIS or were stopped on their way to Syria
06/11/17
Dozens of British schoolgirls have been taken into care after their parents joined ISIS, the national lead for counterterrorism policing has revealed. Mark Rowley, who is also the Metropolitan Police's assistant commissioner said around 50 children - mostly girls - were made wards of court of were taken into care amid fears they could be radicalised given their parents' beliefs.
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Europe
Europe migrant colonist briefs

Sweden’s Migration Agency to reduce staff numbers
11 November
[TheLocal.se] Sweden’s immigration authority Migrationsverket will reduce its staff next year, with the number of asylum seekers in the Scandinavian country falling. Cases will soon be resolved for the vast majority of asylum seekers who arrived in the country during the peak flow of migrants in 2015 and 2016. This, in combination with a much lower number of expected asylum applications, has led to a 700 million kronor (72 million euros) cut to the agency’s budget for 2018.

Greek police arrest trafficker with 90 migrants in truck
11 November
[Ynet] Greek police say they have arrested a trafficker carrying 90 migrants in his truck container. The truck was inspected outside the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki Friday morning, police announced Saturday. Police arrested the truck driver, a 55-year-old Greek man.

The migrants included 21 minors, police said, with more than 60 Iraqis and others from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Congo and Iran. They had crossed from Turkey, having paid 1,800 euros ($2,100) each to be transported to Athens, police said.

Germany accused of delaying refugee family reunifications
10 November
[DW] Thousands of people, many of them children, with a right to rejoin family in Germany are stuck in Greece. Berlin blames Greek inefficiency, while critics say Germany doesn't try to expedite the refugees' arrival.

Swedish radio station hijacked to play Isis recruitment song
10 November
[TheLocal.se] Malmö residents who tuned into popular radio station Mix Megapol at around 8.30am on Friday suddenly found themselves listening to Isis recruitment song 'For the sake of Allah'. The song was played after the radio station's local airwaves were hijacked by an unknown offender, Bauer Media, which owns the station, confirmed after 24Malmö.se first reported the incident.

Marketing director Jakob Gravestam confirmed to 24Malmö.se that the three-minute song – with lyrics trying to tempt Westerners into joining Isis with promises about maidens waiting in paradise for fighters – was played for around 30 minutes.

Norway to bring in armed police at Oslo airport
9 November
[TheLocal.no] "The National Police Directorate [Politidirektorate] has asked to be armed and the Ministry of Justice and Public Security has agreed to temporary armament at Oslo Airport. The armament will initially apply for three months,” minister for justice and security Per-Willy Amundsen said.

Amundsen said that the potential for damage caused by a terror attack at Gardemoen was significant.

“It is therefore important that police, in a dangerous situation, are able to limit the damage caused by such an act. We want to do that by arming them,” he said according to VG’s report.

From Breitbart - immigration:
French Interior Minister Claims 300,000 Illegal Migrants in France
10 November
French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb has claimed there are around 300,000 illegal migrants living in France, while the number of beneficiaries of State Medical Aid suggests a number between 300,000 and 400,000, L’Express reports.
BLUF: Deportations are up, especially for those migrants who stopped in another EU country first. But the real efforts are keeping would-be migrants at home and funding more integration projects.
Migrants in Greece Demand ‘Mama Merkel, Open the Doors!’ At German Embassy
10 November
Around 150 people, including asylum seekers and pro-migrant activists, called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to “open the doors” and allow more migrants from Greece to come to Germany.

Asylum Seeker Drug Dealer Sentenced for Assaulting Undercover Cop
10 November
A 30-year-old drug dealing asylum seeker from the Ivory Coast has been sentenced to 17 months in prison after he was convicted of violently assaulting an undercover police officer in Hannover.

Man Who Came to Aid of Underage Girl Attacked in Berlin ‘No-Go Zone’
10 November
A 20-year-old man was severely beaten by a group of seven young men in Berlin’s troubled Alexanderplatz area after he tried to defend a 14-year-old girl from harassment.

Hungary Blasts EU Brexit Negotiator Guy Verhofstadt as ‘Reliable Soros Ally’
10 November
Hungary has taken the gloves off in its ongoing struggle with the EU over the forced redistribution of migrants, taking down European Parliament heavyweight Guy Verhofstadt in a pull-no-punches open letter.

Poland Tells Young People to ‘Breed Like Rabbits’ to Solve Declining Population, Rejecting Mass Migration
9 November
Unlike Germany, which believes mass migration from third world countries is the only way to solve their demographic decline, Poland encourages couples to make their own citizens by ‘breeding like rabbits’, with the help of an educational video from the Polish health ministry.

Libyan Navy Accuses German Pro-Mass Migration Charity of Contributing to Migrant Deaths
9 November
Libyan naval authorities have accused the migrant transport NGO Seawatch of interfering in one of their rescue operations and contributing to the death of five migrants.

Islamic Groups Sue Regional Government to get More Influence in Schools
9 November
Two Islamic associations are suing the regional government of North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) to have more of a say in Islamic religious studies in government-funded schools.

Persecution of Christians by Muslim Migrants Moves from Asylum Homes to the Streets
9 November
After several reports showed that Christians were being systematically persecuted in German asylum homes, the problem has now moved from the homes to the streets.

Soros NGO: EU Urged to ‘Pump Funding’ into Left-Wing Groups Because Public ‘Duped’ Into Opposing Mass Migration
8 November
The European Union (EU) must “pump funding” into left-wing education to counter fears that progressive policies threaten the continent’s “safety, prosperity and cultural identity”, according to an NGO set up by globalist financier George Soros.
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Iraq
13 ISIS Bad Guys die trying to enter Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Thirteen Islamic State militants were killed in an attack against security troops in Salahuddin, the police department announced on Saturday.

“Based on intelligence information, Salahuddin Operations Command and the troops from the province’s police, backed by army jets, carried out an operation in al-Shiha village, west of Tikrit. The operation left thirteen militants killed, seven of them were sheltering in a tunnel,” the department said in a statement.

“A rest house of the militants, including TNT explosives and food supply was destroyed,” it added.

Twelve Islamic State militants were killed and injured as artillery of Al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] shelled on Friday the militants who attempted infiltration from Hamreen mountains toward Tuz Khurmatu region, eastern Salahuddin
Posted by: badanov || 11/12/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antix

Iraqi forces wrest parts of western Anbar from ISIS

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi joint forces have freed an Islamic State bastion of al-Rummana and areas in its vicinity in west of Anbar, the state-run TV reported.

An offensive was launched to liberate IS-held regions in western Anbar, a commander announced earlier on Saturday.

“Troops of Al-Jazeera Operations Command and the Tribal Mobilization Forces launched a wide-scale offensive to liberate al-Rummana and Rawa regions,” Lt.Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of Upper Euphrates and Jazeera Combing Operations, said in a statement.

In related news, a security source said troops managed to invade al-Rummana from several directions.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “the seventh and eighth army divisions and the tribal forces invaded al-Rummana in Anbar.”

“The forces, backed by the U.S.-led Coalition and army jets, resume their advance,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

The Joint Operations Command denied on Wednesday launching clearance operations in Rummana, warning media agencies from reporting news that harms the military plans of the operations.

ISIS Big Turban and 3 others smoked in air attack near Rawa

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State’s legislative mufti was killed, along with two of his companions in an airstrike in western Anbar, Ikhnews quoted a source on Saturday.

“Army jets targeted a hideout for IS in central Rawa, Anbar, which killed the group’s mufti, known as abul Muhajir, an Arab, along with two of his companions,” the source said.

“Abul Muhajir is a prominent IS leader, who is in charge of running the group’s affairs in Rawa,” the source added. “The shelling also destroyed several vehicles destroyed.”

Iraqi joint forces have freed an Islamic State bastion of al-Rummana and areas in its vicinity in west of Anbar, the state-run TV reported earlier on the day. This came after Upper Euphrates and Jazeera Combing Operations launched a wide-scale offensive to liberate al-Rummana and Rawa regions.

Hussein al-Okaidi, mayor of Rawa, said earlier this week that the number of remaining Islamic State militants is estimated at no more than twenty members.

Iraqi forces advance on ISIL-held Rawa in Anbar

[Al Jazeera] Iraqi forces have launched an offensive to capture one of the last remaining areas under ISIS control in the country.

Two Iraqi infantry divisions and Sunni tribal forces are carrying out the operation in Anbar province.

It is believed ISIS fighters are holding 10,000 civilians hostage in the town of Rawa.

Iraqi forces seized several villages from the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, also known as ISIS), on Saturday in an operation to retake Rawa, the operation's commander said.

Troops backed by paramilitaries recruited among the region's Sunni Arab tribes "launched a major offensive to liberate Rumana and the Rawa area", General Abdelamir Yarallah said.

He later said they had "retaken Rumana and its bridge on the Euphrates" along with 10 other villages.

Rumana is on the north side of the Euphrates just across from al-Qaim, while Rawa, a small town, lies downstream.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin

1 dead in bomb attack in Suwaib region

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, while two others were wounded in a bomb blast in south of Baghdad, a police source said on Saturday.

“A bomb, placed near stores in Suwaib region, south of Baghdad, exploded in the evening, which left a person killed and two others wounded,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“Security troops cordoned off the blast spot and transferred the wounded to nearest hospital for treatment. The victim was taken to forensic medicine department,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF missile defense system shoots down drone near Syrian border
[IsraelTimes] Army concludes aircraft downed above Golan Heights belonged to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Supressor of the Damascenes...
's regime


The Israel Defense Forces’ Patriot missile defense system shot down a drone above the Golan Heights Saturday after the unmanned aircraft approached the Israeli border from Syria.

Israeli security officials said the drone’s operators had deliberately attempted to fly the aircraft across the Israeli border, Channel 10 reported.

The IDF later concluded that the aircraft belonged to Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s regime. It did not enter Israeli territory.

Last month, the IDF fired into Syria, hitting three rocket launchers, in response to earlier rocket fire, and warned that further fire would prompt a more intensive response.

Earlier that month, the Syrian army launched an interceptor missile at Israeli Air Force reconnaissance aircraft, which the IDF says were flying over Leb. In response, Israel sent out a second sortie of F-16 fighter jets to bomb an anti-aircraft battery that it believed launched the missile.
An Nahar adds that the Israelis said it was a Russian-made drone.
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Southeast Asia
Three Vietnamese sailors rescued from Abu Sayyaf
[CNC] Philippine security forces rescued three Vietnamese sailors from the hands of the Abu Sayyaf in an audacious raid near Languyan town in Tawi-Tawi Friday. A fourth Vietnamese man was found dead in the kidnap group’s lair, apparently succumbing from an illness.

The four were part of a 17-member crew of a fishing vessel which the Abu Sayyaf seized last February 25 off the waters of Sulu. Two of the 17 were killed by the militants while ten were rescued by the Philippines in an earlier dragnet.

The Abu Sayyaf still holds at least 16 more hostages, including seven foreigners.
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#1  For a moment there I imagined some Viet Kong graduates visiting Abu Sayyaf.
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Six Philippine troops killed in Basilan battle
[Inquirer] At least six troops were killed and four others were injured in what the military described as a clash between Philippine soldiers and the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan province. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front, however, said what took place in Sumisip town on Wednesday was a “misencounter” between soldiers and MILF militants.

Task force commander Juvymax Uy said soldiers conducted a strike against Abu Sayyaf rebels led by Siar Alhamsirol and Parong Tedi in Upper Cabengbeng village on Wednesday afternoon. He said the gun battle lasted for four hours because the militants were “reinforced by lawless elements."

“As they edged toward the [provincial] circumferential road, operating troops were met with heavy fire by lawless elements believed to be relatives and sympathizers of the Abu Sayyaf bandits,” Uy said.

He said the military launched air support for the ground troops, who killed or wounded an undetermined number of rebels.

But Mohagher Iqbal, MILF peace panel chair, said no Abu Sayyaf militants were involved in the clash. He said MILF rebels in Sumisip were alarmed when soldiers arrived in their area “without any coordination.”

He said, "We suffered one dead and one injury."

Uy did not identify the six soldiers killed during Wednesday’s clash, which he insisted involved the Abu Sayyaf.
Why won't the Philippine military give the MILFs their due?
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Two rebels slain, one arrested in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] Two rebels were gunned down and another wanted insurgent arrested in Pattani province on Wednesday morning. A joint police and military team surrounded a house in Sai Buri district after the house was identified as an militant hideout. The house owner was contacted and told them two men from Narathiwat's Tak Bai district were in the house.

The village chief and head of the local mosque were called to assist and asked the two men to step outside and surrender, but there was no response. Rifle shots were fired from the house at the security team about 6:30am. The two sides exchanged gunfire for half an hour, and then the house fell silent.

The security team went inside and found two dead men. They were identified as Gadafi Tamasae and Aliya Dahamae, who was wanted on an arrest warrant issued under emergency decree for planting bombs and shooting at rangers in Sai Buri district.

Another man identified as Mahamasamri Tamae was also arrested. Officials said he is a wanted insurgent named in an arrest warrant issued under emergency decree and in 15 warrants under the Crimes Act.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS counterattacks Syrian government forces in al-Boukamal
[RUDAW.NET] After a large counterattack, forces loyal to the Baathist regime of Bashir al-Assad are continuing to clash with ISIS gunnies for control of al-Boukamal on Saturday.

"IS has almost completely retaken control of al-Boukamal, pushing pro-regime forces to its southern and eastern edges," reported the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Saturday.

The Syrian army had announced "the liberation" of al-Boukamal on Thursday after previous reports of ISIS withdrawing.

ISIS began ambushing the area on Thursday night, quickly retaking several districts in the northern region of al-Boukamal from pro-government fighters.

"It was ISIS's biggest ambush operation, tricking the attacking forces into thinking they had controlled the city," added SOHR.

Al-Boukamal is in eastern Syria on the border near Iraq's al-Qaim.

The area of al-Boukamal had been encircled by both the Syrian and Iraqi armies between al-Baajat in Syria and al-Aakashat in Iraq before they took control of the town on Thursday after several weeks of fighting.

After ISIS suffered a series of defeats in Deir ez-Zor, including the loss of their de facto capital of Raqqa, al-Boukamal was the last Syrian city the myrmidon group controlled.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis has described the Middle Euphrates River Valley as "ISIS's last stand."

The US-led global coalition to defeat ISIS is backing the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Baghuz, just 10 kilometers from al-Boukamal on the other side of the Euphrates.

Approximately 120,000 people have been displaced from al-Boukamal alone in recent weeks said Linda Tom from the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
' humanitarian affairs office in Damascus.

Also on Saturday, Iraqi forces and allied militia launched an assault against the Euphrates valley town of Rawa in western Anbar, the last ISIS pocket in Iraq.

The Iraqi army, Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, and Sunni tribal forces liberated al-Qaim on the Iraqi side of the border on November 3.
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Artillery fire, Russian airstrikes on displacement camps kill at least 26 in Syria
[DAWN] At least 26 civilians have died in artillery fire and Russian air strikes on two displacement camps and surrounding villages in eastern Syria, a monitor said on Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said nine children were among those killed. The villages and displacement camps were full of people who had fled fighting in the town of Albu Kamal.

Syrian regime forces and allied militia took Albu Kamal from 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....
(IS) group two days ago, but murderous Moslems mounted a fierce fightback and recaptured it on Saturday.

Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Britannia-based Observatory, said artillery fire by pro-regime forces and air strikes by Russian warplanes were pummelling remaining IS-controlled areas in eastern Syria.

"Fifteen civilians including seven children died in a displacement camp near al-Sukkariyah, west of Albu Kamal, in bombing since Friday night," said Abdel Rahman.

Another 11 civilians, including two children, had died in the bombardment on a string of villages and a second displacement camp about 50 kilometres northwest of Albu Kamal, he told AFP.

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Report: Lebanese man arrested for planning security operations on behalf of Mossad
It's odd that there's a regular trickle of these arrests.
[Ynet] Lebanese security forces locked away
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
a citizen of that country on suspicion of being recruited by the Mossad to concoct security-related actions in the country.

The Hezbollah-affiliated al-Mayadeen network reported the suspect tried recruiting others to achieve his goals.
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#1  Well they can't accuse people of anti-Iranian stance, TW.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2017 6:51 Comments || Top||

#2  A good point, g(r)omgoru. The things that don't occur to me!
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2017 21:41 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition

At least 400 dead found in graves in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Several mass graves of hundreds of civilians executed by Islamic State were found in an old U.S.base, west of Kirkuk, an official said on Saturday.

“We are now standing at al-Bakara base, that was once a headquarter for U.S. troops before being a site for IS to carry out executions,” Rakan Saeed, acting governor of Kirkuk, said in press remarks. “It’s the brutality of terrorists who executed no less than 400 victims, some of whom in red suits while others in civilian clothes.”

Saeed urged the Iraqi government and United Nations to check the mass graves and identify the victims.

In October, Iraqi troops ran into a mass grave, composed of relics of 50 army and police personnel in Hawija, southwestern Kirkuk. Paramilitary troops announced, earlier the month, running into ten mass graves containing relics of security personnel and civilians who were executed by IS.
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