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U.S. raid kills top ISIL commander in Somalia, says Minister
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Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab militants kill 2 police officers in coastal Kenya
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somali Death Eater group al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
on Tuesday killed two coppers and injured two others in Kenya’s coastal town of Lamu in its latest attack in the tourism resort region.

Coast Regional Police Commander Larry Kieng said the officers were escorting a convoy of six buses when they were ambushed along the Malindi Lamu highway.

Kieng said a group of heavily armed Lions of Islam emerged from the forest and sprayed a police escort vehicle with bullets that had four occupants.

"During the shootout, two officers were killed and two others injured. The officers were evacuated to Lamu hospital with serious bullet wounds," Kieng told Xinhua by phone.

The police commander said no passenger was injured during the incident since the majority were Moslem.

"The Lions of Islam demanded passengers’ manifests that indicated that they were Moslems. They were spared after a Somali passenger pleaded with them to let the buses pass," Kieng said.

The Lions of Islam gave the passengers Jihad leaflets/CD cards before letting all the buses to proceed their destinations.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


U.S. raid kills top ISIL commander in Somalia, says Minister
[RADIOSHABELLE] A Somali Minister says a U.S. Arclight airstrike killed a top 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....
commander in northeastern Somalia on Monday.

The Minister of Information for the Federal government of Somalia Eng Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow said the commander was killed in a U.S. raid in Boholle,70 km east of Bossaso.

He did not disclose the name of the slain ISIS leader, but, added that the government will provide further details on the airstrike.

On Monday, the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement the U.S. forces conducted the airstrike in coordination with the Somalia government at about 3 p.m. local time.

The U.S. military vowed to sustain airstrikes by using all authorized and appropriate measures to protect Americans and to disable terrorist threats by partnering with 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...
and Somali security forces.

U.S. forces carried out a series of dronezaps in the past month in Somalia, targeting IS and al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
fighters as the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeeping mission prepares to exit the country.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [322 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


An airstrike hits Al Shabaab stronghold area in Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Reports reaching at Radio Shabelle’s news desk from Lower Shabelle region indicate that an Arclight airstrike struck an Al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
base in the town of Toratorow on Wednesday afternoon.

There was immediate confirmation of the casualties, but, local residents said they could be heard the thud of the kabooms as result of the air-strike against the holy warrior camp.

Al-Shabaab, however, did not comment on the reported airstrike against its camp.

In the past, US Africa Command said it carried out a number of air raids in southern Somalia and killed many fighters, a claim that Al-Shabaab remained silent on it.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al Shabaab retakes town in central Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Heavily armed Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
fighters mounted in battle wagons wrested control of a strategic town in Hiiraan region, central Somalia from Æthiopia’s Liyu Police forces on Wednesday.

In a statement posted on its affiliated websites, the turbans said they have retaken El Adde town, about 70Km away from Beledweyne city after an attack on notorious soldiers.

Al-Shabaab added that it seized a cache of weapons and inflicted irretrievable losses on Liyu Police forces, but, did not verify the casualty figures.

Hiiraan regional authorities are yet to comment on the takeover of El Adde by Al-Shabaab.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
4 more troops killed in violence in Cameroon’s restive southwest
[PRESSTV] Suspected separatists in a restive English-speaking region of Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
have killed four more soldiers as violence continues to plague government efforts for reaching a settlement with the secessionists.

Army and government sources said Wednesday that the four soldiers were "murdered" in Mamfe, a city in Cameroon’s Southwest Region, by those who promote "terrorism."

"Four soldiers were killed around 2:00 am around Mamfe," said an army source angrily, adding, "They murdered our soldiers. If that's not terrorism, what is it?"

A government source also confirmed the deaths although there was no more information on how the soldiers were killed.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
ISIS Car Bomb Kills 5, Destroys Govt. Building in Yemen
[OANN] ISIS claims responsibility for the killing of five people and injuring 12 others with a boom-mobile outside a government building in Yemen.

The attack occurred in the port city of Aden early Wednesday morning.

The blast destroyed the Finance Ministry building, and damaged nearby houses and shops.

Many of the victims were said to be road workers who were doing construction on an unfinished area.

ISIS has reportedly conducted other attacks in the region.

Aden is the unofficial headquarters of the Saudi-backed government in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
after 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 ...
rebels took over Sanaa in 2014.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Istanbul airport bomber thought killed in Georgia
[Reuters] A former Islamic State warlord suspected of masterminding a bloody attack on Istanbul airport in 2016 is believed to have been killed during a special operation in Georgia last week, three sources familiar with the case said. Akhmed Chatayev, an ethnic Chechen, is likely to have lost his life during a police operation against a group of armed men on the outskirts of Tbilisi last week, the sources said.

One Georgian special forces serviceman and three members of the armed group were killed in the operation. Four police officers were injured and one member of the group was arrested during the 20-hour operation at the apartment block where the group was hiding.

Nino Giorgobiani, deputy chief of the state security service, said that the final conclusions about the slain militant's identity would be reached after experts had completed their work and “the relevant United States agencies (had) joined the investigation.”

"According to my information, Chatayev was there ... He blew himself up,” said one of the sources.

Chatayev was named by Turkish media and a U.S. congressman as the mastermind of the suicide bombing of Istanbul airport in 2016 which killed 45 people. His involvement has not been confirmed by Turkish officials.

A veteran of Chechnya's conflict with Moscow during which he lost an arm, he lived in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge, a remote area populated largely by people from the Kist community, ethnic Chechens who came to mainly Christian Georgia in the 1800s.

When Chechnya rose up in rebellion after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Kist community were drawn in. Thousands of refugees arrived from Chechnya, and some militants used the gorge to reassemble and prepare new attacks.

Chatayev was injured and arrested in Georgia in August 2012 after a clash between the Georgian police and a group of rebels, who were allegedly trying to cross the Georgian-Russian border and move to Dagestan.

He was released on bail and Georgian prosecutors dropped the case against him, citing a lack of evidence. After his release, Chatayev left Georgia, saying he intended to go to Austria to recover. By 2015, he had moved to Islamic State-controlled areas in Syria and Iraq.
This article starring:
Akhmed Chatayev
Posted by: ryuge || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turkish cops rescue 57 refugees ‘in chains’
[ARABNEWS] Ottoman Turkish police rescued 57 Pak migrants colonists who had been chained up in an Istanbul basement by people smugglers trying to extort money, local media reported Tuesday.

The smugglers told the migrants colonists that they would take them to Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
for $10,000, with the money to be paid after they arrived, according to Hurriyet daily.

Some of those found on Monday had been tortured, the newspaper added.

Police also detained three smugglers of Pak origin on suspicion of misleading the migrants colonists during the raid on the European side of the city.

The migrants colonists had reportedly hoped to reach Europe via Greece or Italia, giving a code to the smugglers to access the money upon reaching Europe, Hurriyet said.

However,
ars longa, vita brevis...
the people-smuggling gang mainly made up of Paks demanded the $10,000 upfront and told the migrants colonists chained in Istanbul to call their families to tell them they had reached Europe already and to transfer the money, the daily said.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


India-Pakistan
Gunmen kill one, injure four in attack on Shia mosque in Pakistan
[PRESSTV] One person has been killed and at least four others injured when button men shot up worshipers leaving a Shia mosque in Pakistain’s capital, Islamabad.

Police said on Wednesday that the shooting erupted outside the Bab-ul-Ilm mosque following evening prayers in Islamabad's I-8 sector.

"Two button men approached a water cooler installed outside the mosque's main gate and filled their glasses with water, then opened fire indiscriminately on people as they came out," local police official Qasim Ahmad said.

He said the assailants arrived on foot and then fled after the shooting, disappearing into a nearby greenbelt.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack.

Shias make up about 20 percent of Pakistain's population of nearly 200 million.

Security has been a main issue for the Shias as thousands of them have been killed as a result of militancy and hate attacks over the past decade.

Critics blame the Pak government and some elements within intelligence services for unwillingness to protect Shia Moslems and moderate Sunnis across the violence-wracked country.

International organizations and rights groups have urged the Pak government to take decisive action against the forces involved in the assassinations.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Iraq
Turkey claims over 80 ‘terrorists’ killed in northern Iraq
[IsraelTimes] The Ottoman Turkish armed forces claim to have killed over 80 "terrorists" after air strikes on Kurdish Death Eater positions in northern Iraq.

The military said there were also "several" injured members of the "separatist terrorist organization" ‐ The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s official term for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) ‐ after the strikes in the Asos region on Monday.

It was not possible to independently verify the toll.

The strikes also damaged a PKK shelter, tunnel and hideout, the armed forces said, adding it destroyed a large ammunition store and two armoured vehicles.

The PKK has waged an insurgency inside Turkey since 1984 and is blacklisted as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF tanks, aircraft fire on Gaza after mortar attack
[Jpost] IDF tanks and aircraft fired towards four positions in the Gaza Strip Thursday in response to mortar fire from the Palestinian enclave a short while ago.

According to the IDF, Palestinian factions fired projectiles towards an army outpost north of the Gaza Strip.

The mortar fire, set off alarms that were heard in the city of Sderot and the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. The army said those warnings were false alarms.

In a statement, the IDF said it holds Hamas responsible for everything that happens in the Gaza Strip.
The only way to communicate with Palestinians
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/30/2017 08:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well...just as long as it wasn't disproportionate.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 11/30/2017 11:30 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought that disproportionate was part of the communication.
Posted by: P. Glilet5011 || 11/30/2017 19:37 Comments || Top||


Jordanian jailed over IS plot to attack coalition air base
[IsraelTimes] Man receives 10 years in prison for plan to hit Muwaffaq Salti air base, the staging point for aerial sorties by US-led anti-IS alliance

An Amman court tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
a Jordanian man for 10 years Wednesday for plotting attacks on behalf 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 against an air base used by the coalition fighting the jihadists.

The state security court found the 52-year-old guilty of "conspiracy to carry out terrorist acts," an AFP correspondent at the courthouse said.

The man ‐ whose name was not released by officials ‐ was tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in November 2016 as he plotted to attack the sprawling Muwaffaq Salti air base in the country’s eastern desert, the staging point for aerial sorties by the US-led coalition fighting IS in Iraq and Syria, the court said.

It said the man had been in contact with IS operatives in Raqa, the group’s former Syria stronghold, who asked him to "carry out military operations targeting officers and members of the Jordanian military intelligence services."

He had also been told to monitor the base and had passed intelligence to IS on its layout and how it was guarded.

Since IS took over swathes of Iraq and Syria in 2014, Jordan, a key US ally, has used its own air force and allowed US-led coalition forces to use its bases.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israeli court sentences 3 Palestinians to life for 2016 shooting
[PRESSTV] An Israeli court has sentenced three Paleostinians to life in prison over a gun attack that left four people dead at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot last year.

The Tel Aviv district court on Wednesday sentenced cousins Mohammad Makhamrah and Khaled Makhamrah and accomplice Younes Zein each to four consecutive life sentences, one for each death. An additional 60 years were handed down for the 41 counts of attempted murder.

The court said that Zein supplied the weapons to Makhamrah cousins and helped plan the assault.

According to the sentence, the three were also ordered by the court to pay compensation to the families of the dear departed and maimed.

The court said three people were rubbed out, while a fourth died of a heart attack during the shooting spree. Four people were seriously maimed, while another 37 suffered lighter injuries or shock.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wine tasting, Vince was about to start on his third quart...
Khaled Mahajneh, a lawyer with the Paleostinian Prisoner’s Society (PPS), said an Israeli settler who was present at the court attempted to assault the three prisoners with a sharp instrument.

Last month, the trio were found guilty over the June 2016 attack at Sarona Market, a restaurant and shopping complex.

Initial reports at the time said that the attackers were dressed as ultra-Orthodox Jews, but the police later claimed that they were of Paleostinian origin.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:


Southeast Asia
Philippine Troops Kill 14 Communist Rebels in Clash South of Manila
[OANN] The Philippine military killed 14 Communist rebels in a clash south of Manila.

This comes just days after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pulled-out of peace talks with the Maoist Lion of Islams.

Military officials say the conflict with gunnies happened Tuesday night 43 miles south of Manila ‐ the capital city ‐ and lasted for roughly 20 minutes.

Officials also say five soldiers were maimed in the clash.

Duterte claims he ended talks in response to the rebels demanding their inclusion in a coalition government.

"I cannot give you what I do not own, and certainly a coalition government with the Republic of the Philippines is pure nonsense," said the Philippine president.

The Philippine president has said he will treat these communist rebels as hard boyz and criminals.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Commies


15 Maoist militants killed in Batangas battle
[Inquirer] Fifteen New People Army rebels, including a female student of the University of the Philippines Manila and four other women, were killed in a battle with government troops in Batangas province on Tuesday night. The gun battle came days after President Rodrigo Duterte called off peace talks with the Maoist militants.

Philippine officials said the dead rebels comprised the western Batangas command of the NPA, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

The clash capped a series of skirmishes since last week between the militants and the Philippine Air Force, which conducts counterinsurgency operations in Batangas province.

Maj. Engelberto Nioda Jr., commander of the PAF 730th Combat Group, said authorities were tipped off to the presence of vehicles in Nasugbu, 65 kilometers south of Manila.

Joint police and military checkpoints were set up on the routes to Calatagan and Balayan towns after they received information about vehicles “full of armed rebels”.

Provincial police director Alden Delvo said the intel they received was that a three-vehicle convoy would carry the militants. But the authorities encountered two in the adjacent villages of Aga and Kaylaway, along the dimly lit part of the Tagaytay-Nasugbu highway. Delvo said, "The jeep did not stop [for inspection] and [the passengers] opened fire at our troops."

The firefight prompted a 2-kilometer chase. In a phone interview, Major Engelberto Nioda said, "It seemed like a convoy. First a Montero [carrying PAF troops], then the enemy’s van, then three more [government] vehicles, the jeep, then us."

Five people from the jeep and nine from the van were killed.

The authorities said the slain rebels were the ones involved in a series of clashes in the villages of Utod and Bunducan, also in Nasugbu, after soldiers overran an NPA camp.

On November 24, Duterte told soldiers to expect “virulent” battles with the NPA after he scuttled peace talks with the communist insurgents. He accused the NPA of carrying out attacks despite his peace efforts.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Philippine ex-marine assigned to Mindanao gunned down in Manila
[Inquirer] A former member of the Philippine marines who had served in Mindanao was gunned down while two other men, including a policeman, were injured after being shot by four men on two motorcycles in Navotas City, Manila.

Philip Panelo died after he was shot at least 11 times. His friend and neighbor, Clemencio Santos of the Navotas City police, was hit in the groin after he came to Panelo's aid. His service firearm was taken by the suspects.

Another neighbor was hit in the buttocks by a stray bullet as he was dropping off a friend in the area.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under:


Abu Sayyaf kidnapper, financier arrested in Manila
[World Bulletin] A man accused of funding the Abu Sayyaf who was allegedly involved in the kidnapping of 21 tourists in Malaysia was arrested by Philippine authorities last week in Quezon City, Manila. At a press briefing on Tuesday, police spokesman Wilson Asueta said Abulpatta Escalon Abubakar, also known as "Kitong" or "Imran", was arrested last Thursday.

Abubakar was alleged to be involved in the kidnapping of ten tourists from Europe and the Middle East and 11 Malaysian resort workers at the Pulau Sipadan resort in Sabah, Malaysia on April 23, 2000, Asueta said. He also insinuated that Abubakar had been financing the terrorist group while he was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia since 1997 until this year, through Abu Sayyaf leaders Radullan Sahiron and Isnilon Hapilon.

Abubakar was previously arrested in September when he returned to the country from Saudi Arabia but was immediately released because his identity was not clearly substantiated.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army lures Al-Qaeda into unwinnable battle in northeast Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] Jihadist-led snuffies in northeast Hama find themselves locked into a battle with Syrian pro-government forces which they have virtually no hope of winning. The outcome of this battle had already been decided the very moment the Syrian Arab Army and its allies chose to initiate it.

So far the battle has witnessed a comparatively small force of mixed Syrian Army units and pro-government militias liberate 29 villages from jihadist-led krazed killers.

Unlike the battle fronts which are adjacent to northeast Hama (such as north Hama proper and southwest Aleppo), the terrain in northeast Hama is mostly flat and thus ideal for classic mobile battles.

Typically, pro-government forces are employing overwhelming numbers of tanks, artillery and airpower in the ongoing operation and to this end, the terrain of the northeast Hama battlefield (unlike southwest Aleppo and north Hama) could not be more suited.

The main opponent to the Syrian Army’s advances, Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham
(formerly Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), is no longer the force it use to be just eighteen months ago when it mustered nearly 100 tanks and infantry fighting vehicles to storm western Aleppo.

A series of reckless operations (including the western Aleppo operation) has seen most of the offensive sting that al-Qaeda’s army in Syria once had (particularly tanks, seasoned troops, expert commanders and artillery) be squandered with virtually no hope of replenishment.

Such past actions have guaranteed that al-Qaeda can never hope to win the current maneuver battles being fought over the rolling semi-desert steppes of northeastern Hama.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  if you pick the battlefield, you usually win.

Goes back about 2000 years
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 11/30/2017 14:54 Comments || Top||


ISIS makes its final stand against the Syrian Army in the least expected place
[ALMASDARNEWS] With ISIS resistance along the western shore of the Euphrates all but liquidated, evidence is now beginning to emerge that sheds light on the intensity of the final set-piece battle between 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....
and the Syrian Arab Army in eastern Syria, one which took place in the least expected location.

As can now be seen, ISIS fighters operating on the Euphrates’ western bank chose to make their final stand in and between the towns of al-Qurayya and al-Asharah, these being two settlements otherwise unheard of and small in comparison to cities like Deir Ezzor, al-Mayadeen and Abu Kamal where it was thought the most fanatical resistance would be encountered.

At al-Qurayya and al-Asharah, ISIS fought ‐ speaking strictly in military terms (not moral terms) ‐ an admirable rear-guard action.

Terrorist forces of Evil ‐ outnumbered, outgunned and pounded remorselessly from the air by Russian heavy bombers on a daily basis ‐ managed to hold off the best units of the Syrian Arab Army for over two weeks and buy time enough for other fighters to withdraw to the eastern shore of the Euphrates where they will most likely surrender to US-backed forces.

Through a combination explosive traps, boom-mobiles, snipers and a general unwillingness among jihadist forces of Evil to give up their positions until the last man had been killed, ISIS inflicted heavy losses on the Syrian Army, repelled multiple assaults and even launched several successful counter-attacks which saw it reclaim lost positions a number of times over.

The line at which ISIS made its last stand was part of a greater defensive belt running from Muhassan to Abu Kamal. This defense line was mostly bypassed by pro-government forces and with the rapid capture of al-Mayadeen and Abu Kamal, it was thought that the belt had been shattered.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Is this the place where they were supposed to get defeated in that prophecy?
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 11/30/2017 23:42 Comments || Top||


Jihadists launch large counter-attack in southern Aleppo to recapture lost towns
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham launched a powerful counter-attack in the southern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, today, targeting the towns they recently lost to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham began the attack by storming the town of al-Ramleh, which was not well-defended by the Syrian Army and NDF troops there.

The jihadist group managed to recapture al-Ramleh after the SAA and NDF troops at the town were forced to retreat to nearby Abisan and ’Azizah.

According to a Syrian military source, HTS is now attacking the aforementioned towns in a bid to recapture everything they lost over the last 24 hours.
Posted by: Fred || 11/30/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Turkish Army hammers Kurdish heartland in northwest Aleppo ahead of planned offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] Light skirmishes and heavy artillery exchanges continued between Kurdish and Ottoman Turkish belligerents in northwestern Aleppo on Wednesday amid reports of a looming Ottoman Turkish invasion into the Efrin enclave, a rural pocket controlled by the US-backed ’Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF).

With Ottoman Turkish reconnaissance planes observing the region around the clock, the Ottoman Turkish Army and allied Syrian rebel groups shelled Kurdish-led villages across the Bilbile district, targeting the SDF’s positions in a number of villages amid a constant flow of intelligence reports, satellite imagery and reconnaissance footage.

With some of the shells coming from inside The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
itself, the SDF came under fire in the villages of Dikmedash, Maranaz, Ayn Daqna, Yazibax, Basufane, Bedirxan, Barin, Bashur and Iki Dame. At one point during the afternoon, the artillery bombardment could be heard going on for a straight 40 minutes.

The SDF responded by shelling Ottoman Turkish-backed groups in the northern countryside of Aleppo but refrained from firing back across the border into Turkey.

Both sides have systematically refused to reveal any information regarding their corpse count while no territorial changes have happened in the past few months.

Nevertheless, persistent rumours indicate that Ankara intends to deploys its military against Kurdish forces in the Efrin region in order to secure its own border and simultaneously link the rebel pocket in northern Aleppo with the opposition mainland in Idlib.

So far, this preplanned Ottoman Turkish-led offensive is yet to come to fruition, likely due to political pressure from the United States and Russia, both of whom maintain ties to the SDF.
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Eastern Ghouta shelled despite 'truce agreement'
[Al Jazeera] Syrian government forces have shelled a rebel-held enclave near the capital Damascus, according to a monitor, despite the announcement of a truce a day earlier.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the towns of Douma and Arbin in Eastern Ghouta were targeted on Wednesday with artillery shells. At least one person was killed in Arbin as a result of the shelling.

Misraba and Ein Tarma, two other towns in the district, were also struck, but only material damage was reported.

The reported shelling came after Staffan de Mistura, UN envoy to Syria, announced on Tuesday that the Syrian government had agreed to a Russian plan for a truce in Eastern Ghouta, following days of intense bombardment.
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