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Posted by: badanov || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
Perpetrator of deadly Herat city bombing arrested by Afghan intelligence
[Khaama] The Afghan intelligence operatives have placed in durance vile
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
the main perpetrator involved behind a deadly kaboom in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
city in West of Afghanistan that left nearly fifteen people dead or maimed.

The local officials said Wednesday that a suspect was arrested during an operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives from Herat city in connection to the incident.

The officials further added that the kaboom in the city took place on Saturday of last week in Jabraeel town.

According to the officials, at least four people including a woman were killed and eleven others including women and kiddies were maimed in the kaboom.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups including the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
snuffies have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Herat is among the relatively calm provinces in West of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed holy warriors often carry out insurgency activities in some of its remote districts as well as the central Herat city.

The Taliban snuffies are active in some remote districts of the province bordering some of the restive provinces in the West and South of Afghanistan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's gonna leave a mark!
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2018 11:56 Comments || Top||


Govt Releases 75 Hizb-e-Islami Prisoners from Kabul Prison
[ToloNews] The Afghan government on Thursday released 75 Hizb-e-Islami party members that had been imprisoned in Pul-e-Charkhi prison in east of Kabul city, officials confirmed.

The prisoners were released in accordance with the peace agreement between government and Hizb-e-Islami last year.

The process of releasing the prisoners has been delayed for months after human rights organizations criticized government for agreeing to the move stating that the political prisoners had been involved in insurgency incidents that killed civilians.

Hizb-e-Islami claims that there are 3,000 of its members being held in Afghan prisons.

Hizb-e-Islami says the prisoners released had been jailed for political reasons but human rights organizations accuse them of having been involved in insurgent attacks where ‘many’ civilians lost their lives.

The prisoners were released based on a peace agreement signed between President Ashraf Ghani and Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in September 2016. Hekmatyar returned to the country after 20 years.

According to Article 11 of the peace agreement, after assessment of their documents all prisoners of Hizb-e-Islami who are accused of political and security crimes and are exempted from ‘the right of people’ – a legal term which is used for those who don’t carry any complaint from members of the public in a court.

It was the third batch of Hizb-e-Islami prisoners who were released on Thursday. The first batch of prisoners were released last year in May which included 55 people.

Later in the year the second group of them were released which included 13 people.

President Ashraf Ghani and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar signed the peace agreement at a ceremony on September 2016.

A few weeks after signing the agreement, Hekmatyar returned to Kabul after self-imposed exile.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-i-Islami-Hekmatyar


Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Nangahrar night raid
[Khaama] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
gunnies have suffered heavy casualties during a special night operation 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 a statement released by the governor’s office in Nangarhar, the operation was conducted late on Wednesday night in Khogyani district.

The statement further added that the Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence (National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
) carried out raids on two compounds of the Taliban in Surdag area.

At least twenty Taliban gunnies including four of their commanders were killed during the operation, the statement added.

The provincial government also added that the Taliban Überstürmbannführers killed during the operation have been identified as Qari Hedayatullah who was also famous as Mudasir, Qari Khalid and Ismail.

The Afghan cops also detained fourteen suspects during the operation and are currently in jug of the intelligence operatives for further investigations.

The statement by Nangarhar’s office also added that three vehicles, four cycle of violences, seven landmines, twelve remote controls, and some explosives were also destroyed during the operation.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups including the Taliban gunnies have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban IED kills 4-year-old girl in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama] A small child was killed in an kaboom triggered by the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) 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 incident took place on Wednesday in the vicinity of Khogyani district.

The statement further added that an Improvised Explosive Device planted by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
snuffies went off Aabko area, leaving the 4-year-old child dead.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups including the Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups frequently use explosives materials for the roadside kaboomings and boom-mobileings to target the government staff and security personnel.

However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
in majority of such incidents the ordinary civilians are targeted besides such bombings incur casualties to the security personnel and in some cases the Talibs themselves are killed or maimed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan Air Force carry out more raids on ISIS targets in Kunar
The Afghan Air Force continues to pound the ISIS targets in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan in response to a large scale attack which was repulsed earlier this week.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army said the latest Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Suki district.

A statement by the Silab Corps said at least three ISIS hard boyz were killed and a 82mm rocket launcher, 2 Ak-47s rifles were destroyed in the airstrikes.

The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed hard boyz including the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and ISIS murderous Moslems are actively operating in some of its and often carry out insurgency activities.

This comes as the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in the East said Monday that the ISIS hard boyz launched a coordinated attack on public uprising and Afghan local Police forces in Suki district.

A statement by the Silab Corps said the Afghan armed forces launched artillery and airstrikes in response to the ISIS attacks in Deriwa Gul valley.

The statement further added that twelve ISIS hard boyz were killed and around thirty others were maimed during the operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Air Strikes in North Yemen Kill at Least 14
[AnNahar] Saudi-led coalition air strikes on a marketplace and house in rebel-held northern 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...
have left at least 14 people dead, witnesses and a rebel-run news agency said Thursday.

An eyewitness in the northern province of Saada told AFP that 12 people had been killed in strikes on the marketplace on Wednesday evening, including women.

The rebel-run news agency Saba gave the same toll and accused the coalition of using cluster bombs in that attack in Kataf city.

In the Baqim district of Saada province, two people were killed in a Saudi-led air strike on a house, another witness said.

Saba gave the same toll and said that separate strikes on a house near the Saudi border had left another two people dead although there was no independent confirmation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Iraq
Security forces identifies Islamic State newly-inaugurated Kurdish emir on Salahuddin borders
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces have recognized the identity of the newly-inaugurated 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....
emir at the region between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, a security source said on Thursday.

"Intelligence managed to reveal the identity of IS emir in Mutaibija basin, called Najm Abdullah Kawkaz al-Kurdi," the source told AlSumaria News.

On Tuesday, a source was quoted saying that IS inaugurated for the first time one of its Kurdish leaders as an emir at Mutaibija.

In related news, Diyala Police said "security forces carried out, today, an operation in Mutaibija."

In a statement, the command said, "the operation destroyed three rest houses of the murderous Moslems and blown up for bombs."
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Three civilians wounded in western Baghdad bomb blast
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were maimed as a kaboom took place in west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday.

"A bomb went off near stores in a village near al-Nahrawan town, west of Baghdad," the source said. "The blast left only three civilians maimed."

Ambulances, according to the source, "rushed to the blast spot and transferred the injured to nearby hospital for treatment."
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Two senior officials survive bomb attack that left six people injured in Anbar
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Head of Hit City Council Mohannad Mohammed and Member of Anbar Provincial Council Asmaa Osama Abdul Rahman have survived a kaboom the targeted a football pitch in Anbar province, a security source was quoted as saying.

"An explosive charge placed at the exit gate of a soccer field at al-Qadisiyyah district in Hit city, Anbar, went off following a football match, leaving six people injured," the source told Baghdad Today on Thursday.

"Mohammed and Abdul Rahaman have thankfully survived the kaboom," the source said, adding that a security force rushed to the blast site immediately after the attack, and carried the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under:


Paramilitary troops kill four Islamic State members, destroy hideouts in Salahuddin
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have announced killing four 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 within operations to purge Makhoul mountains in Salahuddin province.

The media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) said on its website that fighters of the 51st brigade accomplished its duty purging Makhoul mountains.

"Troops managed in seven days to destroy eight tunnels and 20 hideouts with weapons inside. Four turbans hiding inside were killed."
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Over fifty Islamic State militants arrested in southwestern Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have enjugged
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
more than fifty 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 southwest of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
during liberation offensives there.

In a statement, the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), said, "the eleventh brigade combed Hawija and areas in its vicinity and arrested 56 terrorists. Their families were deported to refugee camps."

"1,228 square kilometers were combed, while 136 villages and three valleys were inspected. 56 Islamic State members were arrested, while their families were displaced, in accordance with a strategic plan drawn by al-Hashd al-Shaabi troops and intelligence," the statement said. "Tens of explosives planted by the turbans were removed."
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Why not put them to work marching back and forth through mined areas until all the mines were set off, test doors for booby traps, test well water for potability, etc..
Posted by: gorb || 01/12/2018 1:32 Comments || Top||

#2  It's harder to collect the pieces for soup, Gorb.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/12/2018 1:54 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Two Palestinian youths killed in clashes with IDF
[Ynet] Clashes break out between Paleostinians and IDF forces near Gazoo and in the West Bank; 2 Paleostinians rubbed out, 6 more reportedly maimed by IDF fire; Stabbing attack near Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron thwarted as 3 Paleostinian sisters are caught carrying concealed knives by Border Police.

Two Paleostinians were killed and six others were maimed in festivities with IDF forces that broke out Thursday afternoon near the Gazoo security barrier and in the West Bank.

About 50 Paleostinians demonstrated at two locations on the northern Gazoo border, threw stones at the security fence and set tires on fire.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Luckiest jihadi journalist in Syria gets bombed by the Russian Air Force
Jihadist journalist Tahir Abu Umar, making a report from Idlib, came under the bombing of the Russian Air Force. Watch carefully at 0:09. At 1:00 artillery starts landing around him. Lucky guy.

Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under:


Jihadists Counter-Attack in Fight for Syrian Airbase in Idlib
[AnNahar] Syrian regime forces faced fierce resistance from jihadists Thursday as they fought to capture a key airbase in Idlib, the last province beyond the government's control, a war monitor said.

Russia-backed government forces battled their way into the Abu Duhur military airport on Wednesday night as they pressed a weeks-long offensive in the northwestern province.

Idlib province is almost entirely held by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
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Posted by: trailing wife || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Syrian rebel snipes a FAGOT ATGM round on the Irbeen front
Snackbar warning - turn down the volume.

Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 01/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under:



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