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Houthis execute ‘thousands’ in two days: UN’s Yemen envoy
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Afghanistan
New airstrikes leave at least 25 ISIS militants dead in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama Press] At least twenty five bully boyz affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in the latest Arclight airstrikes conducted 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.

According to the officials of the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in the East, the latest airstrikes were carried out on Tuesday in the vicinity of Achin district.

The officials further added that the bully boyz and their hideouts were hit during the raids in Mamand Shin area, leaving twenty of the loyalists of the terror group dead.

According to Silab Corps officials, the civilians and military personnel did not suffer any casualties in the airstrikes.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/07/2017 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Puntland Police Officer Killed In A Car Bomb Explosion In Galkayo
[RADIOSHABELLE] A senior Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
Police officer was killed on Wednesday in a boom-mobile kaboom occurred in Galkayo town located in Somalia’s central conflict-torn Mudug region.

Ali Ibrahim Ali, who was in charge of the city’s Police died after an bomb hidden in his car went kaboom! while driving to his workplace in the early morning.

Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
has grabbed credit for the car kaboom, according to a statement posted on its affiliated media outlets.

Posted by: Fred || 12/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al Shabaab Claims Killing 4 Soldiers In IED Blast Near Beledweyne
[RADIOSHABELLE] Al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
has claimed to have killed at least four Somali government soldiers in a landmine kaboom occurred on the outskirts of Beledweyne in central Somalia.

A local resident who asked not to be named told Radio Shabelle that a remote-controlled roadside blast has destroyed a military vehicle at La-jecley village near Beledweyne.

The resident did not give further details on the casualties.

Somali military officials in the region have not commented on the attack and the claim of Al-Shabaab of killing the soldiers.

This incident came a day after murderous Moslems fired mortar rounds at AMISOM base in the west of Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiiraan region, and no casualties reported.
Posted by: Fred || 12/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Libyan ISIS militant reveals new details about 2015 massacre of Egyptian Copts
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Libya’s anti-crime department has published the confessional video of Hisham al-Awkli, known as the "dinosaur" among Libyans for being among ISIS holy warriors who brutally murdered 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian in Sirte.

During the video, Awkli admitted that he was one of the individuals involved in the 2015 massacre that shocked the world.

He said he participated in "slaughtering and burying of 21 Egyptian Copts of, in addition to Christians of African nationality," adding that those who supervised the massacre were a Tunisian, a Senegal
... a nation of about 14 million on the west coast of Africa bordering Mauretania to the north, Mali to the east, and a pair of Guineas to the south, one of them Bissau. It is 90 percent Mohammedan and has more than 80 political parties. Its primary purpose seems to be absorbing refugees...
ese and two Libyans.

The killings, documented in a grisly video released online by the Death Eaters, shocked Egypt and led it to launch punitive Arclight airstrikes.

Awkli explained that he travelled from Sirte to Derna to participate in the slaughter near the Mahari Hotel, adding that the operation was supervised by Abu Ubaid Aziz Anbari, head of the video team that used cameras and modern equipment purchased and smuggled by Abu Abdullah Ahmed Hamali from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
through the Maitika airport in 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...
The ISIS holy warrior confirmed that the Copts’ corpses were eventually taken to southern Sirte and were buried inside an abandoned building belonging to a private company.

Awkli said that massacre was ordered in response to what he said was the killing of an Egyptian Copt named Camilia, who converted to Islam and was allegedly killed by Copts in Egypt. He said that it came in response to "the contamination of the sea by the blood of the late Osama bin Laden
... who is now neither a strong horse nor a weak horse, but a dead horse...
Hundreds of ISIS forces of Evil are believed to have fled Sirte into the Libyan interior after their defeat last year by militias loyal to a UN-backed government in Tripoli, the capital.
Posted by: Fred || 12/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Houthis execute ‘thousands’ in two days: UN’s Yemen envoy
[ARABNEWS] Yemeni militias on Wednesday dispersed a protest in Sanaa staged by dozens of women demanding the handover of the body of slain former President former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
for burial.

"There is no god but Allah and the martyr is a friend of Allah," the women shouted in front of the Saleh Mosque, named after the former president, and the largest in the capital.
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Posted by: Fred || 12/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [448 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Britain
Husnain Rashid, 31, from Leonard Street, Nelson, charged with terror offences
Another helpful keyboard warrior.
[LancashireTelegraph] A MAN has appeared in court accused of helping would-be snuffies prepare attacks, including by sharing a photo of Prince George and his school address on social media.

Husnain Rashid, 31, allegedly made the post about the four-year-old prince on messaging app Telegram, along with other posts which allegedly could help others identify UK targets such as stadiums.

Prosecutors at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday also alleged that he planned to travel to Syria to join 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....
as the Lion of Islam group fights to retain a foothold in the country.


Rashid, who appeared in the dock wearing a grey tracksuit and glasses and spoke only to confirm his name and address, is charged with one count of preparing acts of terrorism and one count of assisting others to prepare acts of terrorism.

The British national, of Leonard Street, Nelson, was jugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
on Wednesday November 22 by officers from Lancashire Police and Counter Terrorism Policing.

Chief magistrate Emma Arbuthnot remanded balding Rashid, who had a large beard, in jug to appear at the Old Bailey on December 20.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror suspect planned to kill Theresa May
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Two men charged over an alleged Islamist plot to blow up the gates of Downing Street and assassinate the Prime Minister have indicated they will deny terror charges.

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, were driven into Westminster Magistrates' Court in a security van this morning after being charged with planning terror attacks yesterday.

Investigators suspect the pair wanted to detonate a bomb hidden in a bag in Whitehall before using a boom jacket, pepper spray and knife to attempt to kill Theresa May.

No formal pleas were entered at a court appearance this morning, but magistrates heard the men intend to deny charges when they are brought before the Old Bailey later this month.

Rahman, from north London, is accused of planning to bomb Downing Street's security gates and then attack the Prime Minister in the ensuing chaos.

He was allegedly caught with two IEDs when police swooped in west London last week.

He gave his nationality as Bangladeshi-British and appeared in court wearing a grey tracksuit, with long hair this morning.

He has been charged with preparing acts of terrorism and appeared in court alongside Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, who is accused of trying to join ISIS.

The security service and police have thwarted 22 terrorist plots in the past four years and there are more than 500 live investigations ongoing.

Police chiefs are struggling to handle more than 3,000 subjects of interest, along with a growing pool of more than 20,000 individuals identified during terrorist inquiries.
Posted by: Fred || 12/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Replaced her tea with no name sugar store no name brand and bulk short bread cookies!
Posted by: Bubba the Great4743 || 12/07/2017 12:38 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Pulse nightclub shooter's wife to stand trial in Orlando
[FoxNews] The wife of Omar Mateen,
...the America-born Afghan-American known wolf who loved every jihadi group he read about and was a regular at the gay bar he shot up. Despite having the attention of the FBI for several years, he was licensed as an armed security guard. For amusement he beat his first wife until she divorced him, then took up the hobby with the one about to stand trial...
the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando nightclub last year in the name of ISIS, will stand trial in the Florida city, a judge ordered Wednesday.

Noor Salman’s
...the pretty Palestinian-American who fell for the wrong man, then didn’t get out...
attorneys had filed a motion in September to have her trial moved to another city, claiming that media coverage of her husband’s attack and remarks from Orlando Police Chief John Mina wouldn’t allow her to have a fair trial, according to WESH.

Salman has been charged with providing material support to a terror organization and obstruction of justice, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

Salman’s husband, Mateen, killed 49 people and wounded almost 70 others when he opened fire at Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016 in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

The gay bar on the night of the shooting was packed with more than 300 people. Mateen called 911 when he was pulling off the attack to pledge his allegiance to ISIS, and was shouting “Allahu akbar” while engaging officers, law enforcement sources told Fox News around the time of the attack.

Salman knew about her husband's plan before the shooting and how he pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror group, prosecutors said. She shopped with her husband the night before the attack when he bought five containers of ammunition, a source close to the investigation told Fox News.

The judge’s order quoted a U.S. Supreme Court ruling which said, “prominence of media coverage does not necessarily produce prejudicing and juror impartiality does not require ignorance,” WESH reported.

Salman’s trial is scheduled for March 1.
This article starring:
Omar Mateen
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 12/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [487 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  So, this doesn't look like a Federal charge. Hope they have Old Sparky in Tallahassee...
Posted by: Raj || 12/07/2017 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps if the Boston Marathon had been an LGBT sort of event, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev might also be facing a trial.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/07/2017 1:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Is there still a blackout on the Vegas shooter girlfriend
Posted by: Blackbeard Glolutch1072 || 12/07/2017 1:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Other than Fox... this is a non event for the FNM
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 12/07/2017 20:23 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Security forces kill two 'wanted terrorists' in Swat encounter, claims ISPR
[DAWN] The security forces on Wednesday claimed to have killed two "wanted terrorists" during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Jahan Abad area of Swat, the military’s media wing reported.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said both the suspects ‐ Asad alias Anas and Wahab ‐ were being traced for their previous alleged involvement in terrorist activities in Malakand Division.

The ISPR said that the security forces received accurate actionable information about the suspects "crossing over from Afghanistan and entering Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
Valley for a possible terrorist activity".

"Due to the effective security in place, both were traced to a hideout [in Jahan Abad, Swat] and subsequently killed during an encounter [with the security forces]," read the ISPR statement.

Moreover, two controllers of the dear departed suspects have also been apprehended, the ISPR added.

In a remote-controlled blast in Swat Valley in October, at least one person was killed and two others injured.

Police had said the blast targeted a family member of a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member, Ahmed Zeb, in the Ghat area of Malam Jabba.

Zeb's father was killed and two others maimed, police officials said.

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Iraq
Mosul clean up continues

Corpses of 6 Islamic State militants found in Mosul Old City

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) People in Mosul have found six Islamic State militants’ corpses buried under their houses, security sources were quoted saying on Wednesday.

Alghad Press quoted a source at Iraqi Federal Police saying that “people who returned to clean up their houses in Mosul’s Old City found three corpses of Daesh (Islamic State) militants under debris”. The source did not specify the neighborhood were the dead bodies were discovered.

As Iraqi forces gradually took over in Mosul, relief teams regularly ran into dead bodies of civilians buried under wrecks of homes devastated by the encounters between Iraqi forces and militants.

More than 25000 IS members were estimated to have been killed during the campaign for Mosul.

Explosion in refugee camp leaves casualties, southeast of Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Seven persons were killed and injured during the blast, which took place in a refugee camp, southeast of Mosul, a security source from the province said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Shafaq News, the source said, “a victim and six wounded people is the preliminary estimates of the blast in the camp of Turkish Kurds, in Makhmur town, southeast of Mosul.”

The source indicated two stories behind the blast. “The first one is the presence of a booby-trapped vehicle and the second is a blast from a weapon stash inside the camp,” he said.

Makhmur refugee camp hosts around 2700 families, estimated at 12,500 persons, who were displaced from Turkey. They are supporters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). They resorted to Kurdistan since mid-nineties.
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Police officer killed in drive-by shooting in Kirkuk city
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A policeman was killed in a drive-by shooting in Kirkuk city on Wednesday, a security official told Shafaq News.

"Unidentified button men driving an Opel car shot up Major Samer Abdel Nabi Jassam at a Kirkuk neighborhood," front man for Kirkuk provincial police Colonel Afrasiau Kamal said.

"Major Jassam breathed his last immediately after he was admitted into the hospital," Kamal said, adding that the assailants expeditiously departed at a goodly pace into an unknown location.

Iraqi forces took over Kirkuk in mid October as a response to an independence referendum Kurdistan Region held in September for independence from Iraq. Kirkuk is one of the areas where Baghdad and Erbil dispute illusory sovereignty.

Iraqi forces took over oil and military facilities in the province from Kurdish troops. The takeover was mostly peaceful but some fatal festivities occurred.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin

Policeman “seriously injured” in shooting incident west of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A policeman was seriously injured in a shooting incident west of Baghdad on Wednesday, a security source told Baghdad Today.

“Unidentified gunmen in a car opened fire at a police officer of the Justice Ministry’s prisons protection sector in the area between Ghazaliya and Abu Ghraib neighborhoods west of Baghdad, leaving him in a pool of blood,” the source said.

The injured cop was carried to a nearby hospital, sustaining severe injuries, the source added.

Five people injured in bomb blast near Baghdad market

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Five people were injured in a bomb blast in Baghdad on Wednesday, a security source told Baghdad Today.

“An explosive charge planted near a market at al-Wehda (unity) district south of the Iraqi capital went off in the wee hours of Wednesday, leaving five people injured,” the source said.

“Security forces cordoned off the blast site and a probe was launched to gather information about the bombing,” the source said.

The injured were carried to a nearby hospital for treatment, he added.

Bomb explosion leaves two people injured in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two people were injured in a bomb blast in Baghdad on Wednesday, a security source told Alghad Press.

“An explosive charge planted near a market at the Taji Beach area north of Baghdad exploded, leaving two persons injured,” the source said.

“A security force cordoned off the blast site, while the injured were carried to a nearby hospital for treatment,” he added.
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Diyala Kombat Kronicle

Policeman shot dead by sniper in border area between Diyala, Salahuddin

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A policeman was shot dead by a sniper while on duty in a border area between Diyala and Salahuddin, a local source told Alghad Press.

“A police officer stationed at a security checkpoint at Albu Eissa area between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces was shot dead by a sniper,” the source said on Wednesday.

“The body of the slain policeman was moved to the forensic medicine department,” the source said, adding that a manhunt was launched for the assailant.

Diyala security kill Islamic State’s area commando leader
Another Number 3 bites the dust.
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Intelligence services in Diyala have managed to kill the Islamic State’s commando chief in the province, a municipal official was quoted saying Wednesday.

Alsumaria News quoted Sadeq al-Husseini, head of the province council’s security committee, saying that an intelligence team managed to infiltrate the Hamreen Mountains area (55km northeast of Baqubah, ambushed the militant and killed him.

Hamreen has been a hotspot for Islamic State militancy between Diyala and Salahuddin, with the area’s tough geography serving as a suitable haven for the group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/07/2017 00:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi counterterrorism units launch massive security operation in Mosul
[ALMASDARNEWS] Iraqi counterterrorism units launched a massive security operation in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city yesterday aimed at cracking on ISIS cells and hideouts dispersed around the ancient city.

After compiling matching information from several Iraqi intelligence departments, a joint force was established consisting of the Iraqi Intelligence, National Security Department, Hawks Intelligence unit, Military Intelligence, a detachment from the Iraqi Army, and a detachment from the Nineveh Guard to accomplish the assigned mission.

The aforementioned force surrounded all the areas where ISIS cells were reported whether in the houses of the operatives’ relatives or mosques in the districts of Sumer, al-Wahda, Paleostine, and Yaremja arresting 220 wanted figures and deporting them to Baghdad for further interrogation.

Posted by: Fred || 12/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF sends reinforcements to West Bank as clashes escalate
[IsraelTimes] Army says 'a number of battalions' to be deployed, including specialized intelligence units; protesters march in several West Bank cities shuttered by general strike.

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday said it was deploying battalions to the West Bank as reinforcements, as festivities and scuffles broke out across the West Bank and East Jerusalem in anger over US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Paleostinian were fuming over Trump’s Wednesday speech, in which he defied worldwide warnings and insisted that, after repeated failures to achieve peace, a new approach was long overdue. He described his decision as an acknowledgement of reality, as Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s government.

Trump also revealed he had instructed the US State Department to prepare for moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Paleostinians marched in several West Bank cities and threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at troops in some places. Scuffles were also reported at the Damascus Gate in East Jerusalem.

In Gazoo, at least two Paleostinians were reported injured by Israeli fire.

Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terror group leader Ismail Haniyeh
...became Prime Minister after the legislative elections of 2006 which Hamas won. President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed Haniyeh from office on 14 June 2007 at the height of the Fatah-Hamas festivities, but Haniyeh did not acknowledge the decree and continues as the PM of Gazoo while Abbas maintains a separate PM in the West Bank...
on Thursday called for a new Paleostinian intifada, or uprising. The Paleostinian Authority also canceled classes for its West Bank school system for Thursday, in an apparent attempt to get more young Paleostinians to clash with Israeli troops.

In light of a "situational assessment by the IDF General Staff," that army said it "decided that a number of battalions will reinforce the area of [the West Bank], as well as combat intelligence and territorial defense units."

The military would not specify the number of additional battalions being sent in the West Bank as reinforcements.

As of Thursday morning, the army had not called up reserve units, which would have indicated an expectation of greater violence.

On Wednesday, the Israel Police also announced that it would be deploying officers widely throughout the capital, including sites where violence is regularly expected.

"The Israel Police is prepared for an immediate operational response to a wide range of scenarios if necessary," a police spokesperson said.

Outside the Old City of Jerusalem, small demonstrations ‐ nonviolent, as of Thursday afternoon ‐ were taking place between local residents and Border Police troops.

Paleostinian leaders in the Fatah-controlled West Bank responded to Trump’s speech with outrage, declaring that the United States could no longer serve as Middle East peace broker.

Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
called the change in longstanding US policy "deplorable."

Schools and shops were closed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, as Paleostinians protested Trump’s recognition and political groups called for protest marches in West Bank town centers at noon.

Several thousand Paleostinians marched in the Hamas-run Gazoo Strip on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, burning US and Israeli flags and chanting "Death to America" and "Death to Israel."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/07/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [377 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  Watched Saeb Erekat and Hanan Ashrawi sputter and bluster on the TV. F*&K those Paleo ticks.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/07/2017 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  If the brief video at the link is any indication, the protesters are thus far few, and performing mostly for the news cameras.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/07/2017 9:19 Comments || Top||

#3  They are waiting until after Friday prayers. It is a paleo tradition.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/07/2017 9:45 Comments || Top||

#4  In the Gaza Strip, Hamas’ leader Ismail Haniyeh called on Palestinians to launch a new intifada, or uprising, against Israel on Friday.

“The American decision is an aggression on our people and a war on our sanctuaries,” Haniyeh said in a speech, urging supporters “to be ready for any orders.”

“We want the uprising to last and continue to let Trump and the occupation regret this decision,” he said.

The Israeli military said two rockets were fired from Gaza but fell short, landing in Palestinian territory. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/07/2017 12:12 Comments || Top||

#5  The Paleostinians are revolting!
Posted by: SteveS || 12/07/2017 23:20 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS emerges out of thin air in Idlib as rebels concede territory
[ALMASDARNEWS] ISIS made a major push in Hama’s northeastern countryside on Wednesday when it captured half a dozen of villages from its radical adversary Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS).

The seizure of Anbar, Abu Khanadiq , Rasm Abu Kursi, Abu Hayyeh and Rasm al-Ahmar positions the terrorist group in Idlib’s southernmost provincial boundary for the first time since its expulsion from the province after the massive intra-jihadist civil war in 2013-2014.

With the latest advance, ISIS has become a considerable force in Hama and Idlib with dozens of villages and strategic high points under the holy warrior group’s dominion. Recent report suggest that supporters have been rallying from all over the province to fight alongside the terrorist faction.

Unless HTS and its allies manage to thwart this expansion in its early stages, the rebel forces will likely witness a scenario similar to that of the ISIS-pledged Jaish Khalid Ibn al-Walid in the Yarmouk Basin of southern Syria- a threat which rebels are still struggling to contain.

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Lebanese Army arrests infamous Syrian IS member
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Lebanese Army tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
an infamous member of the so-called 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) on Tuesday after receiving a tip from the locals in the Beqa’a Governorate of eastern Leb.

According to military communique, the intelligence branch of the Lebanese Army apprehended Hussam Fawaz Huseiki near the Syrian border on Tuesday morning.

Huseiki is a Syrian national that fought with the Islamic State during their campaigns against the Lebanese Army in mid-2014.

He is also accused of detaining a number of army men during the attack on Arsal Technical Center.
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Terror Networks
Fewer than 3,000 Daesh fighters left in Iraq, Syria: coalition
[ARABNEWS] There are fewer than 3,000 ISIS group fighters clinging on in the remnants of its self-styled caliphate in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition battling the jihadists said Tuesday.

ISIS is currently fighting for survival in the handful of sparsely populated pockets of territory it still holds, a far cry from the vast swathes of ground it captured in 2014.

"Current estimates are that there are less than 3000 ISIS fighters left ‐ they still remain a threat, but we will continue to support our partner forces to defeat them," coalition front man Ryan Dillon wrote on Twitter.

Iraqi government troops backed up by air strikes from the US-led coalition are pressing an offensive to wipe out the jihadists’ last foothold in the desert.

In Syria ISIS have faced separate onslaughts by forces backed by Russia and the US in Deir Ezzor province and now control just a tiny sliver of the region along the Euphrates river.

The US has already begun winding down its forces deployed to fight ISIS, with the coalition saying at the end of November that more than 400 Marines who helped in the recapture of Syrian city Raqqa were being withdrawn.

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