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Afghanistan
Cannon Airmen to receive Distinguished Flying Cross
[AFSOC] Two Cannon Airmen will be awarded the oldest American military aviation award at the 9th Special Operations Squadron Auditorium on base Jan. 5, 2018.

Brig. Gen. William G. Holt, Air Force Special Operations Command Director of Operations, will present Capt. Charlotte Raabe and Staff Sgt. Gary Bjerke of the 9th SOS the Distinguished Flying Cross for conducting an emergency aerial resupply to U.S. troops while under direct fire from the enemy.

Both Airmen were part of a 6-man aircrew on a MC-130J Commando II aircraft conducting an emergency resupply airdrop to a team of United States and Coalition Special Operations Forces who were under hostile fire in an isolated area in Afghanistan. Raabe acted as the Combat Systems Officer while Bjerke was the aircraft’s loadmaster.

Raabe had to make recalculations while the aircraft went through an area where the enemy’s small arms and anti-aircraft artillery could reach her aircraft with lethal effectiveness. Despite the aircraft taking fire, Raabe prepared the aircrew to still deliver the resupply. Bjerke readied himself to drop it out of the back.

"It did not set in that we were taking fire until the ramp and door had opened," Bjerke said. "I distinctively remember hearing the cracks of the bullets passing behind the aircraft. The only thing I could think of was that this resupply needed to be executed successfully. I was entirely focused on doing what I had to in order get the drop off."

The airdrop bundle effectively landed within 50 meters of the Special Forces team, providing critical ammunition and supplies that directly contributed to the successful counterattack by the team. As a result, the entire Special Operations team was safely evacuated in a timely matter after achieving national level objectives.

"Charli and Gary represent the best of what Air Commandos bring to the work we do every day at home and abroad," said Lt. Col. Matthew Bartlett, 9th SOS commander. "It is an honor to be able to recognize them for the selfless professionalism they exhibited a year ago in Afghanistan."

The DFC is the fifteenth highest U.S. Military decoration awarded to any officer or enlisted member of the U.S. Armed Forces who distinguishes himself or herself in support of operations by heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in an aerial flight, subsequent to Nov. 11, 1918. Other aviators in the exclusive group include Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Amelia Earhart and President George H.W. Bush.

"It is very humbling to receive this award," Bjerke said. "I was surprised when I was notified and I am honored to receive it."

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/08/2018 08:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [417 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Charli and Gary represent.....

Well deserved awards tainted by disgusting USAF-speak.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/08/2018 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  USAF-speak.

It could have been uttered by any corporation. But the adventure behind the words, not bland at all.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/08/2018 11:05 Comments || Top||

#3  I remember being assign to a joint activity. AF Col says "Call me Jeff" , I reply "Yes, sir", "No, no, call me Jeff", "Whatever you want sir"

Later the senior Army Col (and my senior rater) comes back to my office with biggest grin on his face I would ever see.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/08/2018 11:43 Comments || Top||

#4  lol!
Posted by: gorb || 01/08/2018 13:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Manufactured heroes.
Posted by: Clorong Grundy2513 || 01/08/2018 20:10 Comments || Top||


16 Taliban and ISIS militants killed, wounded in Nangarhar operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least sixteen Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Death Eaters and ISIS bully boyz were killed or maimed during separate operations 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 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army said a bad boy affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group was killed and another bad boy was maimed during an Arclight airstrike in Deh Bala district.

The Silab Corps officials the airstrike was carried out by the US forces using the unmanned aerial vehicle.

In the meantime, the provincial government media office in a statement said at least three Taliban Death Eaters were killed and eleven others were maimed during the festivities in Momand Dara and Ghani districts.

The statement further added that a local commander of the group was also among those maimed and another bad boy was tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
alive and some weapons were also confiscated.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Related. SAS soldier 'chopped off ISIS thug's head with SHOVEL and used his gun to kill more jihadists'
The British sergeant was said to have run out of ammunition during a bloody battle in Afghanistan. The terrorist was said to have been killed with a single blow.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/08/2018 12:29 Comments || Top||


17 militants killed, wounded in Uruzgan airstrikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least seventeen anti-government armed turbans were killed or maimed during the latest Arclight airstrikes conducted in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

The ministry of defense of Afghanistan said the new airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Tarinkot city, the thriving provincial capital of Uruzgan.

A statement by MoD said at least ten turbans were killed, seven were maimed, and some of their weapons and ammunition were destroyed during the airstrike.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab Suspects Destroy Safaricom Mast In Wajir
[RADIOSHABELLE] Suspected al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
murderous Moslems have destroyed a Safaricom communication mast in Kutulo, Wajir County, paralysing communication.

The incident is said to have happened sometime after 1 a.m. Sunday.

The same mast is said to have been destroyed some years back by the krazed killers.

In an interview with Nation, Wajir County Police Commander Stephen Ng’etich said a huge kaboom was heard when the unknown number of attackers went kaboom! a device forcing officers at the nearby station to scamper for safety since they were unaware of what was happening.

Shortly after, the officers returned and a shootout between them and the murderous Moslems ensued.

"Our officers engaged in a shootout with the murderous Moslems before they fled," said the commander.

He added that no officer was injured in the process.

"At first we were worried about the whereabouts of our officers since we had lost communication with them before sending a reinforcement team from Tarbaj and Kutulo who reported to us that all our officers were safe," he said.

The commander added that they suspect the murderous Moslems wanted to disrupt communication between Kutulo and El Wak in Mandera Town in order to give them an upper hand as they carry out their terrorist activities.

"We suspect that their aim was to disrupt communication between Kutulo and El Wak where they have been carrying out their terrorist activities," said Mr Ng’etich.

Mr Ng’etich said that they have sent reinforcements in the area and security officers are currently in pursuit of the krazed killers.

He called on the residents to share crucial information with the security agencies in order to help them in their fight against terror.

"All we can say is that the enemy is here with us and unless there is co-operation between residents, security agencies and all the players we are headed [for] tough times ahead," he said.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al Shabaab Militants Raid Military Outpost Near Bal’ad Town
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
murderous Moslems have launched an attack against Somali military outpost in the outskirts of Bal’ad district in Middle Shabelle region on Sunday.

The assault began with heavy shelling on the army base in Golgoley locality, leading to an exchange of gunfire which raged on about an hour, according to the local residents.

The army has repelled the attack and pushed back the murderous Moslems during the confrontation. It was immediately unclear the exact number of the casualty figures on both sides.

Al-Shabaab has intensified its ambush attacks on Somali and AU forces in southern Somalia, in an attempt to outs the UN-backed Federal government in Mogadishu.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
Houthi air defenses shoot down Saudi Tornado warplane over north Yemen
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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 have shot down a Saudi warplane whilst it was conducting an attack over northern Yemen. The downed aircraft is of a Western European Cold War-era design.

Reports are emerging that a Panavia Tornado of the Saudi Royal Air Force has been shot down by Houthi air defenses whilst it was on a combat mission in the skies over Saada province in northern Yemen.

Initial reports of the aircraft downing did not clarify what kind of warplane had been shot out of the sky, leaving mystery as to whether it belonged to the Saudi or Emirati air forces.

However,
death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate...
the identification of the aircraft as a Panavia Tornado means that it must belong to the Saudi Royal Air Force since it is the only regional air force to use such a warplane.

At the present time, the type of air defense weapon used by Houthi fighters has not been mentioned.

The Panavia Tornado is a joint British-West German-Italian strike fighter aircraft design originally entering service with Western European air forces in 1979.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Iraq
Five people killed, injured in bomb blast near Baghdad cafe
[Iraq News] Five people were killed and injured Sunday in a kaboom near a Baghdad café, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, "An explosive charge went off near a café at al-Saheroon neighborhood in southeastern the Iraqi capital, leaving one person dead and four others injured."

"A security force cordoned off the blast site and prevented passers-by from approaching," the source, who preferred to remain unnamed, said, adding that the injured were carried to hospital for treatment.

Earlier in the day, three people were maimed as a bomb went kaboom! near an overcrowded market at al-Yusufiyah area in southern the Iraqi capital.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


17 Islamic State members killed in a week within operations in Diyala
[Iraq News] Security operations carried out by joint troops killed seventeen 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....
members, including a prominent leaders in seven days, according to the security committee of Diyala provincial council.

"Security forces, backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) carried out several operations over the past seven days to follow IS cells in several regions across Diyala," Sadeq al-Husseini, head of the committee, told Alghad Press on Sunday.

"The operations left 17 IS members, including a prominent leader at the so-called Diyala State," Husseini added. "The group lost most of its bandidos gunnies and leaders in Diyala."

On Thursday, Husseini said Counter-Terrorism Service managed to kill the Islamic State’s so-called Diyala State’s head (Wali), known as Abu Ayed, in Hamreen mountains.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Rocket kills eight IS members planning for attacks against Iraq-Syria borders
[Iraq News] The pro-government paramilitary troops have announced killing eight 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....
members in mortar shelling that targeted the snuffies in Syria.

A statement by the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said, "troops of the 28th brigade located the snuffies at al-Dahhaj village in Syria, who were planning for attacks against borders with Syria."

Troops, according to the statement, "killed eight of the snuffies and destroyed their vehicle."

Last week, the troops announced repelling an IS attack at Tal Sufuk border crossing killing, eighteen suicide kaboomers. On the same day, front man for the Interior Ministry Brigadier General Saad Maan said 15 snuffies were killed on borders between Iraq and Syria in an operation that was launched after tracking down the Islamic State cell for a few days.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Twelve Islamic State members arrested during operations in Kirkuk
[Iraq News] Security troops have tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
twelve 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....
Lions of Islam in Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
a security source said on Sunday.

"Security forces of the Counter-Terrorism Service in Kirkuk managed to arrest twelve IS members hiding in the city," the source told Alghad Press.

"The inspection came simultaneously with the combing operations, carried out in south and west of Kirkuk as well as east of Salahuddin," the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Iraqi troops, backed by the pro-government al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) continue for the fourth consecutive day operations to impose control on liberated regions in Hawija and areas in its vicinity.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hamas member dies in ‘accidental explosion’ in Gaza, terror group says
[IsraelTimes] Qassam Brigades says terrorist met his end after 'a great and honorable jihadi journey'

A member of Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,’s military wing died on Sunday in an "accidental kaboom" in the northern Gazoo Strip, the Paleostinian terror group said.

Hamas’s military wing the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades said in a statement on its website that 22-year-old Mohammad Fathi Janid, "one of its heroic jihadi fighters from the town of Jabalia in the northern Gazoo Strip, was killed by an accidental kaboom."

The statement added that Janid was killed after "a great and honorable jihadi journey."

The terror group posted pictures of Janid on its website.

Janid was buried later on Sunday, in a service attended by hundreds.

Several Hamas operatives have been killed or injured in accidental blasts and tunnel collapses in recent months.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [349 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Hereby practicing "give peace a chance".
Posted by: newc || 01/08/2018 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Janid was buried later on Sunday, in a service attended by hundreds.....

who will hopefully meet a similar fate.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/08/2018 0:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Prolly picked up one of those Swedish hand grenades you see lying about nowadays.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/08/2018 0:20 Comments || Top||

#4  It's pronounced: Mar-Tard-Dom
Posted by: Frank G || 01/08/2018 7:05 Comments || Top||

#5  I always thought it was Mar-Turd-Dumb. :-)
Posted by: gorb || 01/08/2018 13:30 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Massive car bomb explosion rocks Idlib, over 100 dead
[ALMASDARNEWS] A massive kaboom shook the rebel stronghold of Idlib late on Sunday, as a boom-mobile went kaboom! within the city.

According to our sources, the kaboom took place in the 30th district area of Idlib, a major city under control of Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS, formerly the 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 .. ...
Front). The blow came from a parked car that was apparently loaded with explosives and caused massive damage to the area.

The explosive car was parked right next to a training base for members of the Caucasus Emirate, an al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist organization originating from Chechnya that has been providing imported muscle for HTS for years.

Over 100 people are reported to have died in the enormous blast, which is considered one of the biggest kabooms to ever have it the war-plagued city of Idlib, while at least 100 more people have been injured. While many casualties are turbans of HTS and its affiliates, reports have it that also many civilians have been hit by the blast.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  ISIS bombing of Al Qaeda
Posted by: lord garth || 01/08/2018 0:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Isn't that like the Germans bombing the Japs in WWII? What am I not getting?
Posted by: jpal || 01/08/2018 17:38 Comments || Top||


Russian air force bombs rebels 30 times in one day
[ALMASDARNEWS] Sunday has turned out to be a very active day for the Russian aerial support to Syria, as the air force carried out over 30 sorties against murderous Moslem positions in South Idlib and North Hama.

The constant bombing runs against positions held by al-Qaeda linked group Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS, formerly Al-Nusra Front) have effectively destroyed the terrorist organization’s capacity to respond to a massive offensive mounted by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) during the past days, which resulted in a massive liberation of territory in the southern Idlib Governorate.
Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Syrian army breaks rebel siege of key East Damascus military base
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has succesfully broken the siege of the armoured vehicle military base in Harasta, East Damascus.

Units from the elite 4th Armoured Division of the Syrian army broke through the defensive lines of the rebel forces on Sunday and entered the Harasta vehicle base from the west. Earlier that day, the 4th Division had taken over the mill factory building overlooking the base, which allowed for the successful final push.

Immediately after securing the western edge of the base, the Syrian forces set up a corridor for the supply of food, medicine and military supplies to the soldiers inside the base, who had been cut off from the outside for days.

Currently, military operations are still going on in order to fully secure the base from all sides and to prevent a rebel counterattack.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Dozens of Golan-300 rockets obliterate militant defenses as veteran brigade arrives in east Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] A veteran battle-group of the Syrian Arab Army has officially joined the powerful counter-offensive by government forces in the east Damascus district of Harasta. The formation announced its arrival via a crescendo of rocket fire delivered onto jihadist positions.

The elite al-Ghaith Group of the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division (itself a veteran formation) has officially joined the ongoing battle in east Damascus’ Harasta district after news of its assignment to this front surfaced several days ago.

The first asset of the battle-group to make its presence felt was the formation’s unique Golan-300 multiple-launch heavy rocket systems. To this effect, many dozens of the rockets have been unleashed onto the positions of jihadist snuffies in what appears to be a round-the-clock saturation bombardment.

A video of rocket bombardment is available at the end of this article.

Nine days ago, al-Qaeda and Moslem Brüderbund affiliated gangs in east Damascus launched an offensive against Syrian forces in Harasta, isolating a key army base but failing to take it. Since then, the Syrian Army has moved major reinforcements into east Damascus and, over the last several days, has been in the midst of a counter-offensive aimed at retaking the entire district.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Surrendering jihadists turn over tanks, armed pickups to Syrian Army in rural west Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] Surrendered jihadist bandidos gunnies have turned over tanks, armed pickups and other weapons to the Syrian Arab Army as part of a greater reconciliation deal made almost two weeks ago in western Damascus province’s Beit Jinn valley region.

On Sunday, surrendered button men of the 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) terrorist group from the Beit Jinn valley region of western Damascus province turned over their medium and heavy weapons to the Syrian Arab Army at the town of Hina.

Two battle tanks, scores of armed pickups, heavy machine guns and shoulder-fired rocket launchers represented the bulk of the weapons to be surrendered. The now ex-bandidos gunnies will now be allowed to return to their normal lives.

The event was the third phase of a greater evacuation-reconciliation deal reached between the Syrian government and jihadist bandidos gunnies in the Beit Jinn valley region almost two week ago.

Prior to this, other bandidos gunnies from the region who did not want to reconcile with the government left the Beit Jinn region under the assured protection of the Syrian Arab Army towards rebel-held areas in the provinces of Daraa and Idlib.

Now only one more phase to the reconciliation deal remains to be fulfilled and this involves the Syrian Arab Army reopening the road that runs between the towns of Mazaraat Beit Jinn and Beit Jinn.

Posted by: Fred || 01/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  McSsssssschamesssssssch friendsssssch sssssscheeeee the handwriting on the wall...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/08/2018 9:47 Comments || Top||



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