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Houthi leader killed in precision strike along with 35 others
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Uzbek nationals among 14 ISIS militants killed in Jawzjan airstrikes
[KP] At least fourteen militants affiliated with the Islamic State terror group were killed in the latest airstrikes conducted northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said at least two foreign nationals hailing from Uzbekistan were also among those killed.

The Shaheen Corps further added that a series of airstrikes were carried out on ISIS hideouts in Sardara, Maktab Imam Bukhtari, Bibi Maryam, Aqsai, and Maimana Qeshlaq areas of Darzab on Wednesday.

In the meantime, the Shaheen Corps said another ISIS militant identified as Ghulam Rasool surrendered to the security forces and handed over a PKM machine gun, two communication devices, a motorcycle, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
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Posted by: 3dc || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Afghan Air Force to start dropping laser-guided bombs in the near future
[KP] The Afghan Air Force is expected to start dropping the laser-guided bombs to suppress the Taliban insurgents and other terrorists in the near future, said a top US military General.

Major General James B. Hecker, Commander, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan told reporters in Pentagon “Three A-29 pilots are now trained to drop laser-guided munitions.”

Gen. Hecker further added “The first was dropped in training in December, so the Taliban can look forward to those laser-guided bombs raining on what used to be safe havens in the near future.”

He also added that in the future, the Afghan Air Force will also get what we call AC208s, and they’ll get a total of 32 of them. “These are similar to the C208, but this is an attack model, so it will carry pods with laser-guided rockets and a gun. It can also capture full-motion video and assist other aircraft to achieve precision targeting, making it an ISR asset, which is going to be key to enabling the A-29,” he added.

According to Gen. Hecker, in 2017, the Afghan Air Force conducted approximately 2,000 airstrike sorties, or roughly 40 strikes — sorties each week, with a record high of nearly 80 missions in a single week in October.

“To put this into context, the Afghan Air Force airstrike sorties are now almost double what the U.S. Air Force conducts in Afghanistan,” he said.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It was a major challenge to get the Afghans to be able to be pilots but thankfully the A-29 is within their ability.

The first A-29s didn't get to Afghanistan until 2016 but the command thinks that by 2019 the Afghans will have 20 planes and the pilots to keep them active. The US probably supervises the mechanics.

I suppose the US also probably does most of the work converting recon info into targeting.

So at least these functions would likely continue for several years.
Posted by: lord garth || 02/09/2018 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  I gotta say these 'incredible' success stories are a little tough to believe.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/09/2018 9:26 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Two Somali Soldiers Killed In IED Explosion Afgoye District
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least two Somali soldiers were reported to have been killed, and several maimed in a landmine blast in Afgoye district in Lower Shabelle region on Thursday, witnesses said.

The kaboom which resulted from a remote-controlled Improvised Explosive Device [IED] destroyed a security checkpoint near Aden Seeraar farm close to Afgoye town.

...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio had his hands full of angry bleached blonde...
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
has grabbed credit for the attack, according to a statement posted on its-affiliated media outlets.

In the aftermath of the blast, Somali government security forces sealed off the scene and launched an investigation, but no arrest was reported so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
Libyan air force attacks terrorist stronghold in eastern city
[XINHUANET] Libyan eastern-based army air force on Saturday attacked terrorist sites in the eastern city of Derna.

"The air force targeted sites and observatories of terrorist groups in Bukhtal farms in southern Derna." Media office of the Libyan army's Omar al-Mukhtar unit said in a statement.

The air strikes destroyed positions and armed vehicles of turbans, the statement revealed.

The coastal city of Derna is the only eastern Libyan city outside the control of the army.

Derna is under control of a coalition of bad boy militias called the Shura Council of the Mujahideen of Derna. The coalition does not recognize any of governments rule.

The army, led by General Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
, have been imposing a land and sea blockade on Derna since mid-2015 and allows residents to enter and exit for humanitarian and medical reasons only.

Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Libya tragedy: eight Pakistanis found alive, in smugglers’ captivity
[DAWN] About 20 people feared to have drowned on a boat that sank off Libya late last week were brought back to shore by smugglers and are being held at an unknown location, an embassy official said on Wednesday.

The group includes eight Paks, one of whom called officials to say that smugglers were holding him in a locked room with other survivors.

Previously, just three people were known to have survived after a boat carrying more than 90 people sank off the western Libyan town of Zuwara.

The bodies of 12 Paks who died in the incident have been recovered and brought to a morgue in the capital, 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...
, awaiting repatriation.

The victims are mostly from Gujrat, according to the embassy official, who asked not to be named because he was not authorised to speak to the media.

Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Houthi leader killed in precision strike along with 35 others
...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 ...
leader, Muhsin Muhammad al-Ghuraibi, was killed along with 35 militia members in the Yemeni province of Al Jawf on Thursday.

The strike also killed Abu Jihad al-Hamzi supervisor of preventive security, Abu Mortada the engineers battalion commander and Abu Ruhollah commander of the Jawf front.

The Yemeni National Army responded to an attack by the militias on al-Jawf province that killed three minors.

Coalition aircraft provided support and conducted precision air strikes on three Houthi military formations. The coalition also destroyed an anti-aircraft position that the militia had tried to use in targeting coalition fighters.

Thursday morning, Houthi military vehicles in Jawf province were also targeted while enroute to supply the militia controlled fronts.

A military source confirmed that the National Army monitored the military vehicles, which were carrying ammunition and supplies, heading towards the front.

Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  How many Iranian "advisors" were killed?
Posted by: Frank G || 02/09/2018 4:25 Comments || Top||

Fresh Saudi airstrikes leave seven civilians dead in Yemen
[PRESSTV] At least seven civilians have been killed when Saudi military aircraft carried out Arclight airstrikes against a residential area in Yemen’s northern province of al-Jawf as the Riyadh regime presses ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its southern neighbor.

Saudi fighter jets conducted two aerial assaults against the house of Ali bin Hussein bin Ashal in the Salbah area of Khabb wa ash Sha'af district on Thursday evening, leaving seven people dead, unnamed local sources told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network.

The sources added that the victims were all members of a single family, and that there were women and kiddies among the dear departed.

...back at the hoedown, the fiddler suddenly struck a sour note. The dancing stopped abruptly. Everyone looked at Bob...
one of the cameramen of Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Sahat television network lost his life while filing a report on the damage caused 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...
’s devastating aerial bombardment campaign in the country’s western coastal province of Hudaydah.

Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  I'll say it again. Were we not told on 9/11 that a sacred they of muzzizm is that "There are no civilians?" I think some western journalist (spit) pointed that out...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/09/2018 8:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Thanks for the clean up. I still need to just turn spellcheck off. Notice how "tenet" became "they." The fact that "muzzizm" got through is encouraging. Some cloud database somewhere is, at least for now, contaminated - in a good way. I think I see a possibility for a fun hobby blog...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/09/2018 9:05 Comments || Top||

US names three Pakistanis as ‘terrorist facilitators’
[DAWN] The United States on Wednesday named three Paks as key "terrorist controllers", saying they worked closely with a well-known backer of Al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) and the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
known as Shaykh Aminullah.

The US Treasury placed Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan and Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan on its blacklist of "Specially Designated Global Terrorists," in an effort to disrupt the group’s ability to obtain and distribute financing.

All three were tied to Shaykh Aminullah, who has been on international terror blacklists since 2009.

US officials allege that Shaykh Aminullah turned the Ganj seminary 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.
into a training and recruiting base for Al Qaeda, the Taliban and LeT.

The three men were involved in providing financial and logistical support, explosives and technological aid to the three Pakistain- and Afghanistan-based Lion of Islam groups, the Treasury said.

Rahman Zeb, it said, had been in charge of raising funds and materials for LeT in the Gulf region, and helped Shaykh Aminullah travel to the Gulf in 2014.

Hizb Ullah was involved in Shaykh Aminullah’s seminary and helped him on various trips to the Gulf. Dilawar, meanwhile, was a close assistant to Shaykh Aminullah, arranging his travel around Pakistain and handling his correspondence and financial transactions.

Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

IDF busts large gun-smuggling operation in southern West Bank
[IsraelTimes] Soldiers arrest six Paleostinian suspects; seize seven guns, four commando knives and thousands of bullets

Israeli troops broke up a large gun-smuggling ring in the southern Hebron Hills early Thursday morning, arresting six suspects and seizing guns, knives and ammunition, the army said.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the weapons were discovered inside a compound in the village of Deir Razih, southwest of Hebron.

"This was a compound that belongs to a weapons dealer who was jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
at the scene, along with five other suspects who were handed over to [the Shin Bet security service] for interrogation," the army said in a statement.

The soldiers seized four handguns, three air-powered guns, four commando knives, thousands of bullets and military equipment such as harnesses, holsters, gun mounts and ammunition clips.

In a separate predawn raid, in the al-Fawar refugee camp in the central West Bank, Israeli troops arrested a Paleostinian man suspected of throwing 24 Molotov cocktails at IDF soldiers last month, the army said.

Elsewhere in the West Bank, the IDF detained eight other Paleostinians suspected by the military of taking part in festivities with soldiers or throwing rocks at Israeli civilians.

"The suspects and evidence have been handed over to security forces for investigation," the army said.

Knife-brandishing terrorist arrested at Fawwar Junction

[Ynet] A knife-brandishing terrorist was tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
at the Fawwar Junction in the West Bank on Thursday evening.

The suspect was apprehended without the soldiers having to open fire. No one was hurt.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under:

Army: Syrians shot at IDF drone, but hit a house in Israel
[IsraelTimes] Attack comes day after air force reportedly conducted strike outside Damascus.

Gunshots were fired from Syria at an Israeli drone on Thursday night, missing it, but hitting a house in the town of Majdal Shams on the Golan Heights, the army said.

There were no injuries reported, but the house sustained some light damage, the Israel Defense Forces said.

The military said that soldiers and coppers were searching the area around Majdal Shams for additional signs of gunshots. The town is home to Druze residents, many of whom maintain a level of support for Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad and therefore eschew Israeli citizenship.

The unmanned aerial vehicle was not damaged in the attack, an army spokesperson said.

The IDF said it was flying within Israeli airspace at the time the shots were fired.

According to the pro-Assad news outlet al-Mayadeen, the drone was flying near the Syrian village of Hader when Syrian military anti-aircraft guns started firing at it.

A video posted to Facebook purportedly shows the shots being fired at the drone, though neither the aircraft nor the guns are visible.

The attack on the Israeli aircraft came a day after the Syrian army accused the IDF of conducting an Arclight airstrike on a military research facility near the town of Jamraya, outside Damascus.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Two British IS fighters from notorious ‘Beatles’ group captured — US
[IsraelTimes] Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, two remaining members of group that held Westerners, nabbed in Eastern Syria last month, official says

Two British 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....
fighters who were part of a notorious kidnapping cell dubbed "The Beatles" for their British accents have been captured in Syria, a US defense official confirmed Thursday.

The two members of the group still in the field, Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, both from Britannia, were captured in January in eastern Syria by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces.

"The two are believed to have acted as guards and interpreters involved in ISIS’ illegal captivity of Western hostages, and are thought to have links to the British terrorist often called ’Jihadi John," the official said in a statement.

The US official did not give any information on the condition of the two or what would happen to them.

Of the other two members of the "Beatles" group, Mohammed Emwazi ‐ nicknamed "Jihadi John" ‐ was killed in 2015 in a dronezap by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group.

The fourth member, Aine Davis, is being held in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
"Jihadi John" was the leader of the group, known for using a knife to kill hostages in a string of videotaped beheadings, including of US journalists James Foley, and Steven Sotloff, as well as aid worker Peter Kassig.

The State Department has imposed sanctions on Elsheikh and Kotey.

According to the US, Elsheikh traveled to Syria in 2012 and first joined al-Qaeda’s branch there, and then later joined IS.

The State Department, in imposing sanctions on Kotey last year, said he likely engaged in executions and torture, including electronic shock and waterboarding, and recruited several British nationals to IS.

According to military officials, the two men represent just a small portion of the hundreds of foreign-born IS bully boyz from a number of nations that SDF fighters have captured or killed since October 2017.

US officials did not provide any other details of the capture, but said the US government with its coalition partners on the disposition of detainees held by the SDF. They said those discussions are private and no additional information would be given.

Sotloff, an American immigrant to Israel, was kidnapped in August 2013 after crossing into Syria from Turkey. He was killed on September 2, 2014, and a video was distributed around the world documenting his death.

Foley had been killed a month earlier by the Islamic State. Kassig was captured by Islamic State hard boyz in 2013 while delivering relief supplies to refugees in Syria.

The Daily Mail has photos and more here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [399 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Cut their heads off
Posted by: Frank G || 02/09/2018 4:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes Frank, a good start. But good news for these porkoranimals.

Briton will demand their release. Apologize. Give them welfare for life, nationaly fund their own mosques complete with AKs and plenty of Tube tickets.

Not to mention filing criminal charges against any Christians that point out Islam was founded by a pedophile sex slaver-terrorist. Londonstan is gone to humans.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/09/2018 6:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Put them in the sky with diamonds.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/09/2018 15:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Came down upon his head
Bang! Bang! Maxwell's silver hammer
Made sure that he was dead
Posted by: Classer || 02/09/2018 16:55 Comments || Top||

Turkey carries out airstrikes on city of Afrin in Syria
[XINHUANET] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
carried out Arclight airstrikes on the city of Afrin in northern Syria on Thursday night, the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.

The 20-day-long Ottoman Turkish military campaign against Afrin used to be focused on the countryside of the Kurdish-controlled enclave, but on Thursday night Ottoman Turkish warplanes struck the city, the report said.

The airstrike came amid the ongoing military showdown between the Ottoman Turkish forces and the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the countryside of Afrin.

The YPG is regarded by Turkey as the Syrian branch of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has been fighting for autonomy in the southeast of Turkey.

A recent UN report said at least 15,000 people have been displaced since the start of the Ottoman Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in Afrin on Jan. 20.

The Syrian state news agency SANA reported that 142 civilians have been killed and 345 others were maimed in the military operation so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


No one was home. They were out on road trips in the country side.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 02/09/2018 0:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Give the Kurds Stingers?
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/09/2018 6:20 Comments || Top||

#3  I think the Turks are bogged down and bleeding profusely.
Posted by: Hupoth Wheaper4637 || 02/09/2018 15:52 Comments || Top||

Rebel commander and bodyguard become charred corpses after roadside bomb attack in Syria’s Daraa
[ALMASDARNEWS] Two rebel fighters from the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
‐ a field commander and his personal bodyguard ‐ have been killed by a roadside kaboom whilst traveling through murderous Moslem-held areas in the northern countryside of Syria’s Daraa province.

The commander who died in the bombing has been identified by rebel sources as Basel al-Qarqai. Both he and his bodyguard (who remains unidentified) were reportedly killed instantly as a result of the kaboom, being left to burn in the vehicle for some time until removed.

The two rebels had been traveling on the road between the towns of Aqraba and Kafr Nasij. Their intended destination is not known, but clearly the assassins of the two rebels knew their routine.

The liquidation of Basel al-Qarqai and his bodyguard is by no means a rare occurrence in rebel-held Daraa with at least one liquidation of murderous Moslem ranks taking place every week (ten days at the most).

The Free Syrian Army group to which the two belonged officially blames Syrian government spies for the death of its fighters.
Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  were reportedly killed instantly as a result of the kaboom, being left to burn in the vehicle for some time until removed.

recycling old snark: "Do you mind if we smoke in your car?"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/09/2018 7:15 Comments || Top||

Turkish warplanes bomb northern Aleppo for first time this week
[ALMASDARNEWS] At approximately 11 P.M. (Damascus Time), the Ottoman Turkish Air Force resumed their bombing campaign over the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate.

Led by their F-16s, the Ottoman Turkish Air Force restarted their bombing campaign by targeting the Bafliyoun Mountain and Kafr Jannah sections of Afrin, along with the Mennagh Airbase area of northern Aleppo.

According to local journalists in northern Aleppo, the Ottoman Turkish F-16s have been relentlessly bombing these aforementioned areas for several minutes now.

Tonight’s Arclight airstrikes by the Ottoman Turkish Air Force mark the first time this week that they launched any aerial attacks on the northern countryside of the Aleppo.

Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Russian Defense Ministry reports activation of IS sleeper cell near Deir ez-Zor
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Defense Ministry has reported activation of an 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, a terror organization, outlawed in Russia) sleeper cell near Deir ez-Zor on Thursday.

"Shelling of the positions of Syrian pro-government forces has increased during the past days near the communities of Mazloum, At-Tabiyyah and Khsham in the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, to where the civilian population is returning," the Defense Ministry stated.

"Radio interception revealed that the Syrian troops were shelled by Lions of Islam from an ISIS (the old name of IS ‐ TASS) sleeper cell that had activated in the area," the report concluded.

Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Syrian Army enters strategic suburb in east Damascus after several days of battle, sheliing kills 56+
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a major advance in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, Thursday, following a long battle with the jihadist rebels of 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
Led by the 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army managed to breakthrough Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s front-lines at the northeastern axis of the Arbeen suburb.

According to a military source from the 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army captured the Jordanian-Lebanese Company building and several trenches around this site after several hours of battle on Thursday.

In addition to capturing the aforementioned site, the Syrian Army also took control of the ’Abdel-Rahman bin Awf Mosque and its surrounding neighborhood.

The mosque was used by HTS as an operation room in Arbeen before its capture by the Syrian Arab Army on Thursday.

Syrian regime assault on Damascus suburbs kills 56

[IsraelTimes] Syrian activists say the corpse count from Arclight airstrikes and shelling of eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus has risen to at least 56.

Rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus, also known as eastern Ghouta, have been bombarded for days leaving scores dead and hundreds maimed.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 56 people, including 10 children, were killed on Thursday.

Siraj Mahmoud of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as White Helmets, says 58 people were killed in the shelling and airstrikes.

The Observatory says 211 people have been killed in eastern Ghouta since Monday.
Posted by: Fred || 02/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Didn't they enter it last week, and the week before that.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/09/2018 16:01 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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Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2018-02-09
  Houthi leader killed in precision strike along with 35 others
Thu 2018-02-08
  US kills more than 100 Assad regime fighters in largest deliberate strike against Syrian government forces
Wed 2018-02-07
  Israelis kill Ahmad Nasser Jarrar, terrorist behind murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevah
Tue 2018-02-06
  Chlorine gas dropped in rebel-held territory of Idlib, Syria
Mon 2018-02-05
  Russian, Syrian warplanes unleash all-out attack on ISIS in northeast Hama as army prepares to eliminate pocket
Sun 2018-02-04
  Bomb blast kills top military commander in S. Yemen Zoom
Sat 2018-02-03
  Ahrar Al-Sham’s top commander in northern Idlib has been assassinated
Fri 2018-02-02
  Four Migrants Critical after Being Shot in Calais Brawl
Thu 2018-02-01
  Robert Mueller Requests Postponement of General Mike Flynn Sentencing… It was a set up
Wed 2018-01-31
  Southwest State Confirms The Death Of Burhakabo Military Commander
Tue 2018-01-30
  Iraqi court sentences Al-Qaeda member to death over executing eight civilians in 2007
Mon 2018-01-29
  McCabe Resigns
Sun 2018-01-28
  Top Houthi leader killed in Sanaa by unknown individuals
Sat 2018-01-27
  Taliban kill 40 63 90 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital Kabul
Fri 2018-01-26
  Mosul clean up continues: 21 turbans permanently unwound, 9 more jugged

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