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Pakistani militants among 4 killed in US drone strike in Nangarhar
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Missile attack wounds 1 in PKunar
Pakistani forces once again resumed missile shelling in Kunar province, with more than 120 having been fired off in the past 24 hours, Kunar police chief Juma Gul Hamat said.

A number of residents from Shiltan district of Kunar province said the Pakistani military has fired off more than fifty missiles since Saturday. Missiles have also been fired on Dangam and Narai districts, police confirmed.

The police chief also confirmed that one person was wounded.

However, Pakistani officials have claimed that they targeted terrorist groups by firing off the missiles but residents said the missiles hit their houses and the surrounding forests.

Official information shows that at least 1,500 missiles were fired on Kunar province from Pakistan during the month of September.

In February the Ministry of Defense (MoD) warned that Pakistan’s missile attacks on the eastern regions of the country would have serious consequences, suggesting that a diplomatic solution to the issue between the two neighbors was needed.
Posted by: badanov || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Taliban gun down 8 Kops in Farah Sunday
At least eight police soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on a police check post in Farah province, local officials said Monday.

According to the officials the incident took place late Sunday night in Regi area of Farah city.

One other police soldier was wounded in the attack.

Mohammad Aqbal Baher, Farah police spokesman, confirmed the incident and said that the Taliban attacked and destroyed the check post.

Meanwhile Mohammad Nasir Mahri spokesman for the governor said they believed one of the soldiers colluded with the Taliban over the attack.

Taliban took all the weapons from the check post with them, officials said.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Posted by: badanov || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

2 soldiers martyred in attack on Pak-Afghan border checkpost: ISPR
[DAWN] At least two soldiers were martyred and four others injured in a suspected Death Eater attack on a checkpost near the Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
on Monday, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

"Terrorists from [the] Afghanistan side attempted [an] attack on Pak posts along [the] Pak-Afghan border in Bajaur Agency. The attempt was effectively responded killing 8-10 fleeing turbans while many seen running back [were] injured," ISPR said.

The martyred soldiers were identified as Capt Junaid Hafeez and Sepoy Raham.

"The absence of Afghan [state] writ on [the] Afghan side of the border, like many other areas, facilitate turbans to undertake such attempts," ISPR said.
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Pakistani militants among 4 killed in US drone strike in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four Death Eaters including Pak nationals were killed in a dronezap 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.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the Death Eaters killed during the Arclight airstrike belonged to the ISIS terrorist group.

The statement further added that the Arclight airstrike was carried out Mamand Dara area of Achin district and the deaths included two Pak nationals.

Some weapons, ammunition, and explosives belonging to the terror group were also destroyed in the Arclight airstrike.

The ministry of defense of Afghanistan had eariler said at least two ISIS Death Eaters were killed and their hideout was destroyed in an Arclight airstrike conducted in Achin district of Nangarhar.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups including the ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Suicide attack rocks Kandahar in South of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An kaboom rocked southern Kandahar province in West of Afghanistan later this afternoon.

Preliminary reports indicate a jacket wallah has detonated his explosives close to a convoy of the foreign forces in Dand district.

Provincial governor’s front man Qudratullah Khoshbakht confirmed that a heavy kaboom has taken place in Dand district but did not disclose further information regarding the type of the blast and the possible casualties.

A security official in Dand district confirmed that a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle packed with explosives close to a convoy of the foreign forces.

He said there are no reports available regarding the casualties as a result of the kaboom.
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Assailants hurl grenade at security checkpoint in Mogadishu
[RADIOSHABELLE] Assailants believed to be Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
holy warriors were reported to have hurled a grenade bomb at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu, the Somali capital on Monday morning.

A witness has confirmed to Radio Shabelle that the attack was targeted UAE-trained soldiers at a barracks in Kawo-Gudey vicinity in Dharkenley district.

An elderly woman has been slightly maimed by the blast.

The security forces cordoned off the area around the kaboom site, and detained a suspect in the grenade attack, according to the eyewitness.

No group has yet grabbed credit for the assault in Mogadishu which was the latest in series of incidents in the seaside capital over the past few years.
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
Libyan human rights activists say 28 prisoners tortured and shot in Wirshefana
[Libya Herald] In a grim echo of the al-Abyar summary execution of 36 men two weeks ago in the east of the country, 28 shot bodies also showing signs of abuse have been found in the west.

The Libyan National Commission for Human Rights’ (LNCHR) said that the victims, who were found beside a road in Alhira, 60 kilometres from 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...
, were men captured during recent fighting in the Wirshefana area.

"We have received information that several Wirshifana military officials were killed and their bodies were desecrated, " said the LNCHR, "after they were tossed into the calaboose by the joint forces under the Zintan Military Council’s command in cooperation with the Presidential Council’s western military zone.

It called for an immediate investigation by the attorney-general and by UNSMIL. It also asked why relatives had been refused permission to see and bury their dead. Fourteen of the bodies had been sent to Espiaa hospital and the remainder to Tarhouna.

The LNCHR’s Ahmad Hamza told Rooters today that the bodies showed signs of torture and the victims had been shot in the head and chest.
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

The Grand Turk
Istanbul Airport Attack Suspects on Trial over Terror
[AnNahar] Forty-six suspects -- one third of them Russian nationals -- went on trial Monday in connection with last year's triple suicide kaboom of Istanbul's main airport, an attack that killed 45 people.

They are accused of "attempting to destroy the constitutional order" and "murder", state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

They are also charged with "membership of an armed terror group" and "forming and running a terror group," said the indictment. The grave offenses mean a potential record jail term -- up to 3,342 years -- if convicted.

Anadolu said 42 of the accused, who had been under arrest, appeared in court at Silivri, outside Istanbul, in a hearing due to last four days. The other four suspects remain on the lam.

Sixteen of the accused are Russian nationals and the others are Chechen, Tunisian, Egyptian, Algerian, Syrian and Ottoman Turkish.

Those killed in the suicide kabooms at Ataturk Airport on June 28, 2016, included 19 foreigners and it was one of the worst attacks to rock The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's biggest city that year.

No group has grabbed credit for the attack but Turkey says 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 was behind the airport blasts. The court indictment also said IS "targeted the Ottoman Turkish republic."

Two of the three assailants in the massacre were identified as Rakim Bulgarov and Vadim Osmanov, according to court papers which did not identify the third attacker.

They are believed to be from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and entered Turkey from Syria's Raqa, IS's then de-facto capital, a month before the airport atrocities.

Ottoman Turkish media had previously identified the man who organized the attack as Akhmed Chatayev, the Chechen leader of an IS cell in Istanbul who reportedly found accommodation for the bombers.

The attackers had scouted the airport three times, on June 3, 8 and 23, according to the indictment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/14/2017 00:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Over 4,800 suspects detained in one week in Turkey on terror, drugs charges
[Hurriyet Daily News] Nearly 5,000 suspects have been detained in one week across The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
on terrorism, drug trafficking and smuggling charges, the Interior Ministry said on Nov. 13.

The ministry’s weekly report also stated that security forces "neutralized" 38 snuffies last week in nationwide operations between Nov. 6 and Nov. 13. Some 16 were killed, 14 were detained, and eight surrendered, it added.

In total, 1,456 operations were carried out against illegal organizations, in which 1,167 suspects were locked away
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
for alleged links to groups such as the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), 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), the Fetullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) and others.

In addition, 78 shelters and 21 improvised explosives were destroyed during counter-terrorism operations in eastern and southeastern provinces of Bingöl, Bitlis, Erzurum, Hakkari, Van and Mus, according to the Interior Ministry report.

It also stated that security forces seized drugs, smuggled tobacco and fuel during 2,796 anti-narcotics operations in a total of 77 provinces across Turkey, in which 3,682 suspects were also arrested.

As part of cybersecurity operations, legal action was also taken against 173 people.

In the campaign against illegal migration, 6,890 undocumented migrants colonists, including 527 in Ottoman Turkish waters, were held while 110 suspects accused of aiding them were detained, the statement added.
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Turkey is resurrecting the Ottoman.

Turkish PM Erdogan Says Idea Of “Moderate Islam” Invented By West To Weaken Muslims…
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/14/2017 7:31 Comments || Top||

5 ISIS Bad Guys smoked in airstrikes near Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Five Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes launched at the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, officials said.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, Mohamed Daifan al-Ebeidi, head of Udhaim provincial council, said, “a fighter jet of the army followed an armed IS cell, composed of three militants, in hills located near al-BuJumaa region, on borders between Diyala and Salahuddin. All of them were killed.”

“The presence of IS members on the borders between Salahuddin and Diyala still represents a security challenge,” Ebeidi added.

Meanwhile, Abdul Khaleq al-Azzawi, member of Diyala provincial council, said two militants were killed as aerial shelling targeted a vehicle on the borders between the two provinces.
Posted by: badanov || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

6 ISIS Bad Guys gunned down in Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Six militants were killed, while fourteen others were arrested in Kirkuk, commander said, adding that 152 bombs were defused.

“Iraqi troops managed to kill six militants after following them. Three of them were in al-Batma village, while others were in al-Jadaa villages in Hawija, west of Kirkuk,” Maj. Gen. Ali Fadel Omran, commander of Kirkuk Operations, told AlSumaria News on Monday. “ A weapon stash including huge amount of weapons and explosives for Islamic State member was seized.”

“Troops also arrested other 14 IS members in al-Multaqa town.” Omran said. “Military units are continuing efforts of combing and securing the oil pipeline stretching between K-1 reaching to al-Fatha region. So far, 152 bombs were defused.”

On Friday, troops, according to Omran, “launched wide-scale campaigns to comb regions in east of Hawija and Hamreen mountains.”
Posted by: badanov || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [323 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Anbar Antix

Iraqi forces capture 6 villages in western Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army has liberated six villages from Islamic State militants in west of Anbar, a security source said on Monday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “the army’s seventh division managed to liberate villages of al-Bayda, al-Bowaiba, al-Jaabariya, al-Samma, Melili and al-Rumiya, west of Rawa town.”

The troops, according to the source, who preferred to remain anonymous, “freed the villages after IS militants escaped toward the desert.”

“Troops reached to the borders of Rawa ahead of invasion to free it,” he added.

On Sunday, Qutri al-Obeidi, a senior leader with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), said in remarks that the militants fled all locations in Rawa and headed toward regions in south of Salahuddin, after the security troops declared intentions to invade the town in addition to airstrikes by army jets targeting the militants’ hideouts.

Posted by: badanov || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Amid war of words, IDF nabs top Islamic Jihad official in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] Arrest comes after rare warning to terror group over suspected plot to carry out attack against Israel in retaliation for Gazoo tunnel kaboom

Israeli forces tossed in the calaboose
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
a top commander of the Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
terror group in the West Bank early Monday morning, a day after Jerusalem warned the group amid rising tensions over Gazoo.

The Shin Bet security service confirmed that Tariq Qa’adan was picked up by the Israel Defense Forces in Arrabeh, southwest of Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

Qa’adan serves as a senior officer in the Gazoo-based terror group’s West Bank wing, the Shin Bet said.

A Shin Bet official said Qa’adan was arrested "for being a member of a terrorist group."

IDF soldiers also arrested 13 other Paleostinian suspects in overnight raids in the West Bank, the army said.

Qa’adan’s arrest came two days after Israel released a stern warning to the Paleostinian Islamic Jihad, saying that it was aware the terror group was planning to carry out an attack in retaliation to the IDF’s demolition of one of its attack tunnels that crossed from Gazoo into Israeli territory last month.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/14/2017 08:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

#1  Wonder who tipped the IDF off?
Posted by: jvalentour || 11/14/2017 11:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Someone eliminating the competition?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/14/2017 12:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Mahmoud the Weasel
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2017 13:11 Comments || Top||

Quietly, The U.S. Builds Its First Army Base Inside Israel
[Hot Air] In a little-noticed but significant move by the Trump administration, the United States has begun construction on its first military base within Israel.

The permanent facility flying the U.S. flag will be independently operated by American troops on the IDF Air Defense School grounds in southern Israel’s Negev Desert near Beersheba. Its mission was described as defending against rocket and missile attacks.

But it’s also both a symbolic gesture of the deep political and defense solidarity that both countries’ leaders have stressed and a substantive one, since it places an unknown number of American military members on the ground where hostile fire has fallen. Both Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have vowed that bilateral relations are now the closest in history.

Groundbreaking for the isolated, new U.S. base was first reported earlier this fall by Defense News, but attracted little immediate attention.

Speaking at the modest ceremonies, U.S. officers enigmatically called the facility Site 883 Life Support Area. "This life support area represents the first ever stationing of a U.S. Army unit on Israeli soil," said Maj. Gen. John Gronski.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2017 02:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [442 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, the working girls will be happy.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/14/2017 3:34 Comments || Top||

#2  No! No more globalism! Bring the troops home!
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 11/14/2017 3:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Will the Hamaases target with Iranian rockets?
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/14/2017 7:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Site 883 Life Support Area

Site Tripwire 883. FIFY
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/14/2017 7:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Med Evac point?
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/14/2017 9:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Why don't we do that with the kurds?
Posted by: irishrageboy || 11/14/2017 18:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Why don't we do that with the kurds?

Lack of access to the sea. Reinforcement and resupply via lumbering air transports is no picnic. Especially when they have to fly through multiple SAM belts.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 11/14/2017 18:43 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Four Abu Sayyaf rebels surrender in Basilan
[Inquirer] Eight Abu Sayyaf rebels surrendered to the military in Sulu on Saturday. Task Group spokesman Cirilito Sobejana said the eight militants were followers the slain Abu Sayyaf leader Alhabsy Misaya. He said, in a statement, "We are very thankful to the local government, other stakeholders, and all the peace-loving Tausugs who rally behind us in our campaign to end terrorism in Sulu."
Posted by: ryuge || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

Maoist militants gun down cop who gave them a lift
[Inquirer] New People’s Army guerrillas shot and killed a policeman in a hinterland village in Davao City on Monday. The policeman died from multiple gunshot wounds after two men, who had hitched a ride on his motorcycle in in Tugbok district attacked him.

Police spokeswoman Andrea dela Cerna, said the policeman was on his way to work after dropping off his wife, a school teacher, when he was shot by his two passengers. The attackers then fled with the victim’s firearm and motorcycle.

Southern Mindanao police commander Manuel Gaerlan condemned the vicious murder, calling it “a senseless and cowardly act against a good public servant, police officer and loving husband.”

“This act is a manifestation that the NPA and other communist front organizations have no regard for human rights and international humanitarian laws,” Gaerlan said in a statement.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Four rangers hurt in Yala bomb blast
[Bangkok Post] Four rangers were slightly wounded in a bomb explosion in Yala province while on the way to a civic activity at a village on Sunday morning.

Police and members of an explosive ordnance disposal unit rushed to Ban Dalapae in Bannang Sata district after learning of the blast. In the middle of the road, they found a slightly-damaged truck next to a bomb crater. Four rangers traveling in the pick-up were slightly injured, suffering from a ringing in the ears.

The bomb was detonated as two armored vehicles were passing by. The blast damaged only the first vehicle.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

ISIS recaptures Al-Bukamal using ambushes and traps, Russia denies
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Two days ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that ISIS recaptured al-Bukamal city in the eastern governorate of Deir al-Zour in Syria - its last stronghold in the country and the most strategic one - from the Syrian regime and its allies which they entered on Friday declaring victory.

A number of tribal leaders and local residents in the city have confirmed it.

On the other hand, Russia denied, stressing that the Syrian regime and its allies did not withdraw from the region, and that all rumors are "pure lies".

The observatory quoted tribal leaders and residents saying that ISIS fighters had regained control al-Bukamal city after ambushing Iranian-backed factions led by the Hezbollah, which had taken control of the city a few days earlier and forced it to withdraw.

They added that ISIS’s fighters, who were hiding in tunnels in the center of al-Bukamal city, had surprised the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters united with Iraqi Shi'ite fighters who had entered Syria across the border.

The Shiite fighters attacked the city in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor after heavy Russian bombing that resulted in dozens of civilian deaths and widespread destruction.

Ambush and ISIS deceit
Qahtan Ghanem al-Ali, a tribal leader, spoke about how the city was recaptured by ISIS, when their fighters made an unexpected attack using jacket wallahs and missile attacks, after deceiving the Iranian factions that ISIS had left the city.

Syrian forces on Thursday had declared victory over ISIS and had said that they had killed many holy warriors, while dozens of them had surrendered. They also announced that thay had gained control over al-Bukamal pointing to the disintegration of ISIS who had control over the city for three years.

Al-Bukamal is a major supply and communication center for bandidos forces of Evil between Syria and Iraq, and it represents a major prize for the Iranian-backed factions.

The observatory and residents said that planes believed to be Russian intensively bombed al-Bukamal city and its suburbs for three days till Sunday, with at least 50 civilians, mostly women and kiddies, dead since Friday.

In response to their losses, the Iranian factions withdrew by attacking villages east of the city where hundreds of families fleeing from al-Bukamal had found temporary shelter in.

In one of the air raids on al-Sukkaria town east of the city, at least 30 people, mostly women and kiddies, were killed, as per what two former residents of the city said.
Russia denies

On the other hand, the commander of the Russian military forces in Syria on Sunday denied the news of the withdrawal of the regime forces from city al-Bukamanl on borders with Iraq after having control over it on Friday.

The Russian military official from Syria told the Russian Information Agency Novosti that: "All that was announced claiming that the regime forces had been withdrawn away from the city is not true. Since Friday, the whole city in under the control of the Syrian regime forces supported by its allies."

The Russian military front man added: "Currently, the search inside the city and its suburbs is about to be finalized. The soldiers are clearing terrorists’ hotspots that are scattered around the city, and they are hunting down the individual turbans who are now facing the Syrian army alone, and after that we will start clearing the area from explosives and mines which ISIS usually leaves behind after being defeated.
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Don't know where to post it:
Raqqa’s dirty secret-
hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British
Posted by: newc || 11/14/2017 23:41 Comments || Top||

Air raids on market kill 53 in north Syria town
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Air strikes on a market killed at least 53 people, including children, in a town in northern Syria on Monday despite a "de-escalation zone" in place there, a monitor said.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not immediately clear whether the strikes on rebel-held Atareb had been carried out by Syrian warplanes, or those of Damascus’s ally Russia.

The monitor said three strikes hit the town’s market, adding that five children were among the dead, as well as three coppers.

A photographer contributing to AFP saw massive destruction at the scene, with rubble from damaged buildings covering the street and panicked civilians carrying away the injured.

Three men helped one of those hit in the attack, his face drenched in blood and his features almost completely obscured.

Nearby, the body of a man in a blue shirt and dark trousers lay where he had died.

Civil defense workers rushed alongside civilians to evacuate the injured, with one man in a thick beanie hat carrying a wailing child in a pink sweater away from the scene.

Elsewhere, the bodies of at least three children were laid out on the ground, partly covered by thick bolts of fabric.

Atareb is in the west of Aleppo province, in an area that is part of a "de-escalation zone" agreed under a deal earlier this year between Syria’s allies Russia and Iran, and rebel backer The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
The zone mostly covers neighboring Idlib province, which is largely held by opposition forces and a murderous Moslem group formerly affiliated with al-Qaeda.

Despite the government’s recapture of Aleppo city late last year, rebel groups maintain a presence in the west of the province.
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  US Drone Strike In Somalia Kills ‘Several’ Al-Shabaab Militants
Sat 2017-11-11
  700+ Russian and and Azerbaijani ISIS wimmin busted in Mosul
Fri 2017-11-10
  Turkey detains more than 160 IS suspects in Ankara
Thu 2017-11-09
  Syria declares victory over Islamic State
Wed 2017-11-08
  JeM chief Masood Azhar's nephew killed in IHK operation
Tue 2017-11-07
  ISIS appoints new leader in southeast Asia following defeat in Marawi City
Mon 2017-11-06
  ISIS car bomb attack kills 75 in Deir Ezzor
Sun 2017-11-05
  'At least 27 people killed' at a Texas church
Sat 2017-11-04
  ISIL loses al-Qaim in Iraq and Deir Az Zor in Syria
Fri 2017-11-03
  Iraqi army recaptures key natural gas field from Daesh
Thu 2017-11-02
  Hamas cedes control of Gaza crossings to PA
Wed 2017-11-01
  Iraqi army takes control of Turkey border from Kurds
Tue 2017-10-31
  At least eight dead and more than twelve injured in shooting and truck ramming in downtown Manhattan

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