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US drone strike leaves 6 militants dead, wounded in East of Afghanistan
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Afghanistan
Afghan commandos seize hundreds of landmines, rockets in Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Special Forces of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have confiscated hundreds of rounds of landmines, ammunition, and explosives from a cache belonging to the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province.

The Helmand governor’s office in a statement said the Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Sangin district late on Monday night.

The statement further added that three Death Eaters were killed and three suspects were jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
during the operation.

The Afghan Special Forces also confiscated 10 mortar rounds, 207 RPG rockets, 150 Improvised Explosive Devices, 50 remote-controlled landmines, 350 different types of ammunition rounds, 20 hand grenades, 320 kgs of explosives, and 234 equipments to be used in landmines.

Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


US drone strike leaves 6 militants dead, wounded in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least six forces of Evil were killed or maimed in the latest US dronezap in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military officials said Wednesday.

The Arclight airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Khogyani district targeting a vehicle carrying the anti-government armed holy warriors.

The 201st Silab Corps officials in the East said a vehicle carrying armed forces of Evil was targeted in the vicinity of Dandu Nokar Khel area, leaving three forces of Evil dead.

The officials further added that three other forces of Evil were also maimed in the airstrike and the vehicle was totally destroyed.

Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Five Al-Shabaab Militants Arrested In Southwest Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somali National Army (SNA) captured five al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
holy warriors in an operation south of Baidoa town, the administrative capital of Southwest State, officials said Wednesday.

A front man for the Southwest State Presidency Nuradin Yusuf Abukar said SNA and Southwest State forces jointly carried out the operations at Manaas location.

"SNA and Southwest State forces conducted very successful operation against the terrorist hard boy group at Manaas location this morning, they captured five al-Shabaab fighters and recovered four cycle of violences during the operation," Abukar said.

He confirmed that some soldiers sustained slight injuries during the operation, adding that the joint forces liberated several areas in and around the area so far.

The latest operation came hours after al-Shabaab claimed to have captured Daynuney and Gof-gudud locations east and north of Baidoa town on Tuesday.

Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
Saudi preacher Abdul Muhsin Al-Tuwaijri shot dead in Guinea village
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
n preacher was rubbed out in Guinea’s east after organizing a prayer service that angered some villagers in the majority-Moslem West African country, local sources said Wednesday.

Sheikh Abdul Muhsin al-Tuwaijri was a member of a mission building mosques in Upper Guinea and was killed on Tuesday night in the village of Kantebalandougou, between the towns Kankan and Kerouane.

He was "shot twice in the chest while riding a cycle of violence with a villager on the way to get his car," a security source told AFP.

"The Saudi died at the scene while his lover companion, who owned the cycle of violence, was maimed and taken to a hospital in Kankan," said a medical source.
Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 12, injure 48 in attack on Nigerian city of Maiduguri
[Ynet] Suspected Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
jacket wallahs killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency for Borno said.

Two bombers struck the Muna Garage area on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the conflict with the Islamist insurgency, late on Wednesday afternoon, said the officials.

Muna Garage is the site of a camp for displaced people and a frequent target of Boko Haram attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Arab Coalition destroys Houthi missile launch bases along Saudi border
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition’s air force destroyed 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 ...
missile launch bases on Tuesday night that were placed along the Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
n border.

Saudi air defense forces also intercepted a Houthi ballistic missile targeting the port city of Jazan early Tuesday.

Air defense forces had intercepted another Houthi missile early Janaury launched from 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...
towards Najran, with no deaths or injuries reported.

Meanwhile,
...back at the hanging, Butch continued with his last words, trying not to repeat himself too often......
a Yemeni source said that the Yemeni army is continuing to advance in the Saada governorate, the stronghold of the Houthi militia.

He said that tense battles took place between both sides in the strategic area of the al-Alib mountains. The army was able to liberate various sites behind these mountains in the past two days, capturing five Houthis in the process and recovering large quantities of weapons and ammunition.

Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli forces hunt down murderers of Rabbi Shevach in Jenin
Israeli security forces exchanged fire with Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank city of Jenin Wednesday night, fatally shooting one of the terrorists involved in the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach and capturing other member of the terrorist cell.

At least one Palestinian was reportedly killed in the gunfight. An Israeli was hurt as well and required evacuation.

The Israeli force was searching for the murderers of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, who was killed in a drive-by terrorist attack on January 9. On Wednesday afternoon, the investigation gained critical new information which led the security forces to block routes and enter Jenin with dozens of vehicles.

A Border Police spokesperson stated that several people had been wounded during the operation, as hundreds of Palestinians began to throw stones at the troops and border policemen who restored order.
Update from Ynet at 4:30 p.m. ET:
The Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, terror group responded Thursday to the IDF’s killing in Jenin overnight Wednesday of a terrorist involved in last week’s fatal drive-by shooting of Rabbi Raziel Shevah.

"The Jenin cell is not the first and will not be the last. The criminal security cooperation will not prevent the resistance from standing up to Trump’s decision and from protecting Jerusalem," a Hamas statement read.
So now we know.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/18/2018 03:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Free Syrian Army commander killed in southeast Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) lost another commander in the Idlib Governorate this week after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful assault on their positions in the southeastern countryside of the province.

According to opposition activists, the Free Syrian Army commander of Jaish al-Nakhbah, Hussein ’Abdel-Razzaq Bakkour, was killed this week in southeastern Idlib.

Bakkour’s death was reported shortly after the field commander of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
, Abu Nasser al-Qusayya, was also killed by the Syrian Arab Army in southeast Idlib.

Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Interesting, looking at a map it seems that the SAA are trying to broaden the corridor to Aleppo and uncover a second highway with a more direct run... It also starts removing Turkish proxies..
Posted by: magpie || 01/18/2018 15:27 Comments || Top||


Kurdish forces reinforce Afrin through Syrian government territories
[ALMASDARNEWS] The predominately Kurdish "People’s Protection Units" (YPG) reinforced the Afrin Canton this week after the Ottoman Turkish Army repeatedly attacked their forces in this region located in Aleppo’s northwestern countryside.

According to a Syrian military source, the YPG was able to reinforce the Afrin Canton through the government territories; specifically, the city of Aleppo.

Since the opposition groups in northern Syria are loyal to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
, the Kurdish-led forces rely on the Syrian government to give them access to the Afrin Canton from their territories.

Despite disagreements over the U.S.’ presence in the country, the YPG and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) do share a highway that stretches from the lovely provincial capital of al-Hasakah to Aleppo.

YPG forces were able to access this highway to reinforce the Afrin Canton this week
Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Rebel militants still in control of recaptured East Ghouta area
[ALMASDARNEWS] Video footage has surfaced showing bully boyz of Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
, a Salafist bad boy group supported by Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, in control of the town of Tall Firzat in East Ghouta.

A few days ago, sources in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reported that Tall Firzat had been liberated from rebel control in an army offensive east of Damascus. However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
Jaish al-Islam forces have meanwhile succeeded in retaking the town, driving the Syrian troops back to the Marj Sultan area.

The Syrian Arab Army has launched two counterattacks against Tall Firzat in order to liberate it once more, but so far these attacks have been unsuccessful.
Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Jaish al-Islam (MB)


ISIS launches big assault in southern Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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....
(ISIS) launched another big assault in the southern suburbs of Damascus, targeting the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
’s (FSA) positions along the Yalda-Hajar al-Aswad axis.

According to a pro-opposition activists in southern Damascus, the Islamic State attempted to advance along al-Zein Street, which is located in the eastern corridor of Hajar al-Aswad.

No gains have been reported by either party.

Last week, the Islamic State launched a big assault inside Hajar al-Aswad, capturing several buildings along al-Zein Street after clashing with both Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
and the Free Syrian Army.
Posted by: Fred || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel said to hit Hezbollah weapons depot near Damascus
[IsraelTimes] The reported attack follows an alleged Israeli Arclight airstrike on a Syrian military base last week

Israel carried out airstrikes at a military airport near Damascus Tuesday night, possibly hitting a weapons depot belonging to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, according to unconfirmed Syrian opposition reports.

There was no immediate reaction from official Syrian or Israeli sources.

According to the reports, the airstrikes targeted the Mezzeh Military Airport southwest of Damascus.

Last week the Syrian military said that Israel had conducted airstrikes on a military base in the city of al-Qutayfah, outside Damascus, reportedly on a weapons depot containing long-range missiles.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Mods, looks like a spambot is leaving comments.
Done.
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Two weeks of WOT
Thu 2018-01-18
  US drone strike leaves 6 militants dead, wounded in East of Afghanistan
Wed 2018-01-17
  Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf killed in eastern Saudi Arabia
Tue 2018-01-16
  Deadly clashes in Libyan capital force airport to close
Mon 2018-01-15
  Israel Says It Destroys Hamas Tunnel Under Key Gaza Crossing
Sun 2018-01-14
  Islamic State affiliate claims Mali attack that injured 3 French soldiers
Sat 2018-01-13
  Over 100 Palestinians said injured in West Bank, Gaza clashes
Fri 2018-01-12
  Saleh Commander Presumed Dead Appears in Yemen Video
Thu 2018-01-11
  Veritas strikes again: Twitter caught doing shadow bans on conservatives through algorithm
Wed 2018-01-10
  Pakistan has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with US: defence minister
Tue 2018-01-09
  Spokesman: Senior Hamas official shot in the head
Mon 2018-01-08
  Nigeria's SSS 'Arrest Cameroon's Separatist Leaders'
Sun 2018-01-07
  SAS soldier cut head off jihadi with a SPADE after running out of ammo
Sat 2018-01-06
  U.S. freezes grant to UNRWA
Fri 2018-01-05
  13 Islamic State members killed, injured in operation, northeast of Baquba
Thu 2018-01-04
  Revolutionary Guards deployed to crush Iran demonstrations

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