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Taliban kill 40 63 90 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital Kabul
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Afghanistan
Taliban kill 40 63 90 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital Kabul
[BBC] A suicide bombing has killed at least 40 people and injured 140 others in the centre of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, officials say.

Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint into a street that was closed to public transport. It happened near the old interior ministry building and offices of the European Union and High Peace Council.

The Taliban have said they carried out the attack. A week ago, Taliban militants killed 22 people in a luxury Kabul hotel.

Witnesses say the area - home to foreign embassies and the city's police headquarters - was crowded with people when the bomb exploded on Saturday at about 12:15 local time (08:45 GMT). Plumes of smoke were seen from around the city.

Officials said the death toll would probably continue to rise as casualties were brought to hospitals for medical attention.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2018 06:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [405 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Remember, kids: Islam = Peace
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2018 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  update: 63 dead, 151 injured
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2018 7:33 Comments || Top||

#3  With relationships btwn the U.S. and Pakistan in the ditch, there appears to be an uptick in car bombings. Probably little more than a coincidence.

I don't recall seeing any mention of the specific 'types' of explosives. Military grade explosives might still be a bit difficult to obtain. One might assume Home Made Explosives (HME) components imported from one of Pakistan's twelve or so giant fertilizer factories could be the source.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/27/2018 7:37 Comments || Top||

#4  90 deaders now
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2018 9:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Now 95 dead, about 163 wounded. The BBC is doing a good job keeping up with the updates from Kabul. And I’m sure that map is particularly useful to those Rantburgers who have been there.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2018 11:00 Comments || Top||

#6  By all means, let's keep negotiating with the Taliban...
Posted by: Shatch Jineth8612 || 01/27/2018 11:49 Comments || Top||

#7  let's keep negotiating with the Taliban...

If by 'negotiating', you mean hunt them for sport and piss on their corpses, then most definitely!
Posted by: SteveS || 01/27/2018 11:55 Comments || Top||

#8  Korben Dallas' style negotiations
Posted by: Frank G || 01/27/2018 12:32 Comments || Top||

#9  Just another reminder to do your downtown shopping online.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/27/2018 12:34 Comments || Top||

#10  I I am with commentors seven and eight.
Posted by: Ulavinter Glereth9590 || 01/27/2018 18:36 Comments || Top||

#11  Who taught him to negotiate?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/27/2018 19:14 Comments || Top||


Suicide attack in Kandahar city leaves 14 dead or wounded
[Khaama Press] A suicide kaboom rocked Kandahar city earlier this evening leaving at least fourteen people dead or maimed.

The provincial police chief General Abdul Raziq confirmed an kaboom has taken place in the vicinity of the 11th police district of the city.

He said the target of the kaboom was the police vehicle and the blast has taken place in Aino Mina township.

According to Gen. Raziq, at one person was killed and four others including a civilian were maimed.

However,
facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
the provincial hospital officials are saying that the dead bodies of four people have been shifted to the hospital along with ten others with the injuries.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2018 01:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under:


Two foreigners fighting for Taliban group killed in Nangarhar
[Khaama Press] At least two foreign holy warriors fighting in Talibs ranks were killed during the 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 Nangarhar governor’s office in a statement said the holy warriors were killed late on Thursday night during an operation of the Afghan Special Operations Forces.

The statement further added that two other bully boy identified as Nsrullah and Pahlwan were also tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
during the operation.

The operation was conducted in the vicinity of Lalpur district of Nangarhar, the statement said, adding that two cycle of violences, one vehicle and some explosives were also confiscated.

The anti-government armed bully boy groups including the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
holy warriors have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2018 01:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
28 killed in 2 separate attacks in Mali
[AA.TR] At least 28 people, including two Malian soldiers, were killed and several others injured in two separate attacks in Central Mali on Thursday, according to Malian media Friday.

In the first incident, 26 people, including women and kiddies were killed when a vehicle stepped over a landmine in the central part of the country.

The vehicle had left Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
and struck a landmine about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Boni city in Mali.

No group grabbed credit for the attack.

Separately, in Youwarou, also in Central Mali's Mopti region, Malian armed forces killed seven terrorists, according to a statement from the military.

Two Malian soldiers were also killed in the operation, the statement added.

In 2012, a Tuareg rebellion opened the door for al-Qaeda-linked murderous Moslems to take over the northern half of the country. They were mostly expelled by a French-led operation launched a year later but swathes of the country remain subject to regular attacks that have spread southwards.

In 2015, a peace deal was signed between the government and some bully boy groups.

Political and community disputes continue to fuel tensions in Mali, thus undermining the implementation of the peace agreement.

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


India-Pakistan
US puts Taliban with ‘Pakistan links’ on list of terrorists
[DAWN] The Trump administration on Thursday designated as global holy warriors six individuals accused of supporting the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and Haqqani network in Afghanistan. The administration stressed their links to Pakistain.

Among them are senior members of the former Taliban government in Afghanistan, including former central bank governor Abdul Samad Sani. The six individuals, said to have been part of Taliban leadership bodies in Pakistain, are alleged to have provided financing and weapons for bully boyz involved in attacks on US-led coalition forces.

President Trump’s policy, unveiled last summer, is intended to turn around the 17-year war in Afghanistan by boosting the US military’s help to Afghan government forces and by pressuring Pakistain to cooperate.

"The Pakistain government must work with us to deny the Taliban and the Haqqani network sanctuary and to aggressively target terrorist fundraising," Mr. Mandelker, the undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement.

The blacklisted individuals include: Abdul Qadeer Basir Abdul Baseer, said to have led the finance commission of the Taliban leadership Shura in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
. He is alleged to have provided tens of thousands of dollars for Taliban attacks in Afghanistan’s Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
last fall.

One notable name on the list is that of Hafiz Mohammed Popalzai, said to have served for several years on the Taliban finance commission and been in charge of the group’s finances for southern and western Afghanistan. He is alleged to have passed on 10 million euros paid to the Taliban for the release of hostages in mid-2011 to the finance commission’s leader in Quetta.

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Just eliminate the middleman and put ISI on the list.
Posted by: Shatch Jineth8612 || 01/27/2018 8:20 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Two Islamic State members arrested in operation, east of Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Security troops have locked away
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
two 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 east of Salahuddin province, a security source said on Friday.

"The Rapid Response troops received accurate information that located two IS members, who have arrest warrants issued against them. Troops then carried out an operation and managed to arrest them," the source told AlSumaria News.

The operation was carried out in the vicinity of Tuz Khurmatu region, east of Salahuddin.

"The arrested members were transferred to detention cells to be then taken to investigation and judicial authorities," he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2018 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Two people killed, nine wounded in two bomb blasts, north of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Eleven people were killed and injured as two kabooms took place on Friday, north of Baghdad, security sources said.

"A bomb went off near the industrial district in Taji region, north of Baghdad, leaving four persons injured," the source told Baghdad Today website.

Earlier on the day, a security source said seven people were killed and injured in an kaboom, north of the capital.

"A bomb went kaboom! near stores in al-Mushahada region in Tarmiyah, northern Baghdad," the source said.

"The blast left two people killed and five others maimed," the source said. "Ambulances rushed to the blast scene and transferred the maimed to hospital and the victims to forensic medicine department."
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2018 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under:


Paramilitary personnel injured in bomb blast, north of Baquba: Source
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) A paramilitary personnel was maimed in a kaboom, northeast of Baquba, a local source from Diyala province was quoted saying on Friday.

"A member of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) was maimed as a bomb, placed on the side of the agricultural road in Qurret Tabah region, went kaboom! during a campaign launched at some regions," the source told AlSumaria News.

"Security services cordoned off the kaboom scene and started combing the region fearing further kabooms," he added.

Earlier on the day a source from PMFs revealed the outcome of an operation at northern Diyala regions.

"Troops destroyed two rest houses of 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....
hard boyz in a village between Qurret Tabah and al-Udhaim regions within an operation that was carried out earlier on the day," the source told Baghdad Today website.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2018 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi soldier killed, officer wounded defusing trapped vehicle in Babil
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi soldier was killed and an officer was maimed while trying to deactivate a booby-trapped vehicle in Babil province, south of Baghdad.

The Joint Operations Command’s War Media Cell said the pair were deactivating the vehicle which was abandoned at Jurf al-Nasr region before it went kaboom!.

Babil has been relatively stable on the security level, but witnessed some attacks against civilians and security troops.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/27/2018 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bless their hearts and may their names live on in Iraqi history but FFS, BLOW THE DAMNED THINGS IN PLACE. Okay, so you have to replace some windows....
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 01/27/2018 5:52 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
9 Palestinians injured in clashes on Gaza-Israel border
[AA.TR] At least nine Paleostinians were maimed by Israeli army gunfire on Friday amid festivities that erupted on the Gazoo Strip’s eastern border with Israel, according to the Paleostinian Health Ministry.

The injured Paleostinians sustained gunshot wounds to the feet and legs during festivities that broke out near the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gazoo Strip, the ministry front man Ashraf al-Qadra said in statement.

None of them suffered life-threatening injuries, he added.

Earlier on Friday, dozens of Paleostinian youths marched toward Gazoo’s fraught border with Israel, where they hurled stones at Israeli troops stationed on the other side.

According to an Anadolu Agency correspondent at the scene, Israeli troops responded to the protesters with teargas, rubber bullets and live ammunition.

The Paleostinian territories have remained tense since Dec. 6, when U.S. 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...
recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, drawing condemnation from across the Arab and Moslem world.

Since then, at least 19 Paleostinians have been martyred -- and thousands more injured -- in fierce festivities with Israeli forces in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gazoo Strip.

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  None of them suffered life-threatening injuries, he added.

Just crippling.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/27/2018 7:44 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Hezbollah force deployed in Deir Ezzor for battles against ISIS
[ALMASDARNEWS] Among the many high-end formations deployed by the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary groups in the province of Deir Ezzor to defend recently retaken cities, towns and villages along the western bank of the Euphrates River from ISIS is a powerful Syrian Hezbollah force with countless years of experience on the battlefield.

Yesterday it was confirmed that the Syrian Hezbollah paramilitary group known as the al-Rida Force is currently deployed along the western Euphrates shore south of Deir Ezzor city.

In its most recent assignment, the battle group has been tasked with carrying out defensive operations ‐ namely, detecting and neutralizing ISIS infiltration attempts in the southwestern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.

The paramilitary formation is made up of native Syrian Hezbollah fighters who are mostly from the province of Homs. Throughout the Syrian conflict they have been trained and advised by the (original) Lebanese arm of Hezbollah.

Just yesterday, the al-Rida Force ‐ in conjunction with army units ‐ rolled back a multi-pronged ISIS offensive against a number of towns along the western Euphrates shore.

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Is it possible to have more than two scorpions in a bottle?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 01/27/2018 5:53 Comments || Top||


ISIS jet-fired air-to-air missiles seized by the Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] Among yet another series of 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....
weapons stockpile recently uncovered by the Syrian Arab Army in the country’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor was an interesting find: air-to-air missiles.

In previous days, the Syrian Army discovered a number of ISIS arms caches throughout the towns of al-Hasrat, As-Siyal and al-Jalaa (located north of Abu Kamal city) in Deir Ezzor province.

Among the expected array of machine guns, shoulder-fire rocket launchers and small arms ammunition that was found was also a couple of unexpected weapon systems ‐ these being two air-to-air missiles (shown above).

The missiles are of the now obsolete Soviet-made K-13 (code-named by NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
as AA-2 Atoll) design which itself is reportedly a reserve copy of the original US-built AIM-9 Sidewinder models.

In the picture, the missile on the right (with the red tip) is a heat-seeking model whilst the missile on the left is a a radar-guided model.

Furthermore, given the larger rear fins the on left missile, it appears that it is perhaps of the K-13M variant (a modernized version of the K-13 with increased maneuverability).

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  ...Not IMPOSSIBLE that they could jerry-rig a ground launcher for these things, but I wouldn't want to bet my life on the idea working.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/27/2018 12:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Not IMPOSSIBLE that they could jerry-rig a ground launcher for these things,

That'd be a fun weekend project. "Here, hold my soldering iron."
Posted by: SteveS || 01/27/2018 15:37 Comments || Top||


Kurdish forces retake strategic mountaintop in northeast Afrin
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) have imposed full control over the strategic mountaintop of Jabal Barsaya, today, after a fierce battle with the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels.

The battle for Jabal Barsaya began three days ago, when the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels attempted to capture this mountaintop in the northeastern part of the Afrin Canton.

While they were able to seize several hilltops and trenches, the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels were never able to fully take control of Jabal Barsaya, as the YPG forces continued to hold their ground.

Jabal Barsaya is the highest point in the Afrin Canton; if captured by the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels, they would immediately have fire control over many towns south of the mountaintop.

Turkey says 14 killed, 130 wounded in operation in Syria's Afrin

[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's health minister said on Friday that 14 Ottoman Turkish soldiers and Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) rebels were killed and another 130 people were maimed following Turkey's incursion into Syria's Afrin region.

Speaking to news hounds after visiting maimed soldiers in hospitals, Ahmet Demircan said three Ottoman Turkish soldiers and 11 fighters from Turkey-backed FSA factions have been killed so far in festivities in northern Syria.

He said 130 people had been brought to Ottoman Turkish hospitals and that 82 of them had been released after receiving treatment. None of the maimed were at death's door, he said, adding that additional medical personnel were sent to the area.

On Saturday, Turkey launched an offensive against the Kurdish YPG militia, which it views as a security threat, in Syria's Afrin, opening a new front in the multi-sided Syrian civil war and further straining ties with its NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
ally Washington.

Dozens of combatants and more than two dozen civilians have been killed so far in the offensive, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based war monitor, has said.

The Ottoman Turkish military said in a statement on Friday it had killed at least 343 forces of Evil in northernSyria since the operation started.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) however, a YPG-dominated umbrella group backed by the United States in the fight against 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....
, has previously said that Turkey was exaggerating the number of the dead.
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkish security convoy entered Syria to monitor battle in southeast Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Ottoman Turkish security convoy entered the Idlib Governorate, Friday, to monitor the ongoing battle in the southeastern part of the province, a military source told al-Masdar News this evening.

According to the source, at least a half dozen Ottoman Turkish military vehicles made their way towards the Abu Dhuhour front, where they monitored the battle between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
for several hours.

The source added that the purpose of monitoring the battle was for the Ottoman Turkish military to get a sense of what is going on at this front before they agree to any ceasefire at the upcoming Sochi peace conference.

As soon as the Ottoman Turkish convoy reached the Abu Dhuhour area, the Russian and Syrian air forces temporarily halted their Arclight airstrikes, possibly indicating that both Damascus and Moscow had prior knowledge of Ankara’s actions.

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Islamist rebels in East Ghouta announce they are not committed to ceasefire with Syrian Army
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamist operations room in Harasta announced tonight that they will not adhere to the recently implemented ceasefire in the East Ghouta.

According to myrmidon groups, they are not committed to the ceasefire and will continue their field operations around the strategic vehicle management base in the Harasta suburb.

The operation will likely be led by Harakat Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
, which are the two factions that led the last assault on the vehicle management base.

Despite the refusal by the Islamist groups, the Syrian Army and Faylaq al-Rahman will continue to adhere to the ceasefire in the East Ghouta.

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Ceasefire announced in East Ghouta region of Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] A ceasefire between Faylaq al-Rahman and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the eastern suburbs of Damascus was announced tonight after lengthy negotiations.

The ceasefire will include the entire East Ghouta region and some areas just outside the capital, a source told al-Masdar News.

According to the source in Damascus, the ceasefire is open-ended and will not include the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
terrorist group.

The ceasefire is effective at midnight.
Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


ISIS forces on the verge of entering new town in southern Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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....
(ISIS) is on the verge of entering the southern Damascus town of Yalda after their latest advance inside the key city of Hajar al-Aswad.

ISIS scored a big advance on Friday, when their forces managed to breakthrough 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...
’s last line of defense along al-Zein Street in the Taqadam District of Hajar al-Aswad.

As a result of this advance, the Islamic State now controls almost all of Hajar al-Aswad, including the entire Taqadam District that is located at the western axis of rebel-held Yalda.

Making matters worse for the Salafist tough guys, ISIS has recently advanced inside the Yarmouk Camp, forcing Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
, Jaish al-Islam, and the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) to retreat to the northern part of the district.

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS offensive in Deir Ezzor ends in disaster, 25 terrorists killed
[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 a big offensive in the eastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate this week, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions west of Albukamal city.

ISIS began the offensive on Thursday by storming several areas under the Syrian Army’s control in western Albukamal; this resulted in a series of intense battles that lasted for more than 24 hours.

However,
Switzerland makes more than cheese...
despite the intensity of the Islamic State’s attack, the Syrian Arab Army was able to beat back all the terrorist group’s attempts to infiltrate their positions in the western countryside of Albukamal.

According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the Islamic State suffered more than 25 casualties as a result this offensive, with their remaining gunnies fleeing across the Euphrates River.

Posted by: Fred || 01/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Disaster? Only if they missed one.
Posted by: gorb || 01/27/2018 3:07 Comments || Top||



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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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