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Mullah Fazlullah's kid killed in drone strike in Afghanistan
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Afghanistan
Mullah Fazlullah's kid killed in drone strike in Afghanistan
[DAWN] The son of proscribed Tehrik-e-Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Pakistain (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah
...son-in-law of holy man Sufi Mohammad. Known as Mullah FM, Fazlullah had the habit of grabbing his FM mike when the mood struck him and bellowing forth sermons. Sufi suckered the Pak govt into imposing Shariah on the Swat Valley and then stepped aside whilst Fazlullah and his Talibs imposed a reign of terror on the populace like they hadn't seen before, at least not for a thousand years or so. For some reason the Pak intel services were never able to locate his transmitter, much less bomb it. After ruling the place like a conquered province for a year or so, Fazlullah's Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...
, along with 19 other Lion of Islams, was killed in the US dronezap across the border in Afghanistan on Wednesday morning.

The TTP confirmed the drone attack on its facility in Afghanistan’s Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
and the killing of Abdullah, son of Mullah Fazlullah. In a text message sent to media in Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
on Wednesday evening, the Lion of Islam outfit said that 20 "Fidayeen" (jacket wallahs) were killed and six others maimed in the drone attack.

It blamed Afghan intelligence agency for providing a tip regarding the presence of murderous Moslems in the area. Well-placed sources said that the US drone carried out attack in Sultankhel area of Kunar province adjacent to Bajaur Agency.

Unconfirmed reports suggested that 25 murderous Moslems were killed in the attack.

They said that drone fired missiles at Ghazi Camp run by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain in Kunar near the Pak border.

They said that the TTP commander of Bajaur chapter, Gul Mohammad, who was head of Ghazi Camp, was also killed in the attack.

Another commander named Ustad Yaseen, who trained suicide bombers, was also among the dead.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain had shifted the camp to Kunar following military operations in Malakand and tribal area.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [628 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  ..son of Mullah Fazlullah, sometimes known as Pasta Fazulla
Posted by: Shish Forkbeard9742 || 03/09/2018 6:06 Comments || Top||

#2  take out his entire family tree...by the roots
Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2018 7:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Fazlullah's Talibs began gobbling up more territory as they pushed toward Islamabad, at which point as a matter of self-preservation the Mighty Pak Army threw them out and chased them into Afghanistan...

One of a very few victories the Might Pak Army can actually claim.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/09/2018 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  "They blow up so fast..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/09/2018 14:24 Comments || Top||


Top Taliban leader among 5 killed in Afghan intelligence operatives’ raid
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A top leader of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has been killed during the operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives 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 operation was conducted late on Wednesday night in the vicinity of Surkh Rod district.

The statement further added that a local commander of the Taliban and another big shot who was in charge of the detective operations of the group were among those killed.

Another Taliban murderous Moslem was also maimed during the operation, the provincial government added in its statement.

The Afghan intelligence operatives also confiscated and destroyed a vehicle, four cycle of violences, and some weapons along with ammunition.

Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


US drone strike kills 5 ISIS militants in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least five holy warriors affiliated with 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed in an Arclight airstrike 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 police commandment issued statement earlier today confirming that the airstrike was carried out by the US forces using unmanned aerial vehicle.

The statement further added that the holy warriors were targeted in Landi area in Mamand Dara of Achin district.

According to the Nangarhar police commandment, another ISIS krazed killer was also maimed and some weapons and ammunition were destroyed in the airstrike.

The airstrike did not incur any loss to the local residents as well as the security personnel conducting operations on the ground, the statement said.

Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
105 takfiris killed since launch of operation Sinai 2018: Egypt Armed Forces spokesman
[AlAhram] Egypt's Armed Forces front man Tamer El-Refaie said that Egyptian army and police personnel carrying out Operation Sinai 2018 are performing their duties with high morale,adding that 105 takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
s have been killed since the anti-terrorism operation started on 9 February.

The Arabic word "takfiri" refers to holy warrior Sunni Moslems who accuse other Moslems of being infidels, often as a justification for using violence against them.

El-Refaie added that there is no time limit on the operation, which will conclude when it achieves its goals.

Operation Sinai 2018 was launched "to implement the plan of comprehensive confrontation of terrorist and criminal elements and organizations in North and Central Sinai, and in other areas in the Nile Delta and desert areas west of the Nile Valley," according to the Armed Forces.

The front man said during a presser that 16 army personnel have been killed and 19 others have been injured during operations.

The army has also located and destroyed five tunnels, two communication and broadcast centres, 41 4x4 vehicles, 387 cycle of violences, 471 IEDs, in addition to large amounts of TNT and plastic explosives.

El-Refaie added that 461 people have been enjugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
while trying to illegally migrate.

Another 2,829 people were arrested for being wanted in criminal cases or on suspicion of providing logistical assistance to terrorists. Many of those arrested have been released after being cleared of any charges, according to the military spokesperson.

The army has also destroyed 1,907 targets used as shelter by terrorists, as well as storehouses containing medical equipment, weapons, ammunition, mines and materials used in manufacturing improvised bombs.

Operation Sinai 2018 involves land, naval and air forces, as well as police and border guards.

The military spokesperson said that all measures are being taken to prevent any attempt to breach the country's land and maritime borders.

El-Refai said that naval forces are imposing full maritime control over the Mediterranean and the Red Sea to prevent any possible infiltration by terrorist elements or logistical support across the coast.

He also stressed Egypt’s respect for the illusory sovereignty of all countries sharing its geographical borders, and that Egypt is fully coordinating with its neighbours to secure the borders and exchange information on the presence and movement of terrorist elements.

The military front man stressed the state’s commitment to human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
and providing full protection to civilians in areas where operations are taking place as well as across the country.

He also said that the army is carrying out its duties in cooperation with the Ministry of Supply to provide necessary food and other supplies to Sinai residents in the areas of operation.

Border guards, in cooperation with forces tasked with securing the Suez Canal waterway, are continuing their mission to protect navigation and tighten security measures at the crossings leading to the Sinai Peninsula, El-Refai said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Yemen: Aggression warplane wages three airstrikes on Nehm district
[SABANEWS.NET]

Aggression warplane destroys a house in Sanaa province

Air Strike Kills 6 Family Members in Sanaa, Wounds 7

Aggression warplane wages eight airstrikes on Serwah, Nehm

Army kills dozens of aggression mercenaries in Lahj

Saudi aggression warplanes launch 4 strikes on Taiz
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Iraqi, 17, Held for 'Bomb Attack Plot' in Germany or Britain
[AnNahar] Germany has remanded in jug a 17-year-old Iraqi suspected of having planned an explosives attack for 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....
jihadist group in Germany or Britannia, prosecutors said Thursday.

The teenager, identified only as Deday A., hoarded a large amount of pyrotechnics at his home and allegedly planned to use the black powder to make an bomb, said federal prosecutors.

The suspect, who was first incarcerated
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
on February 13 in the state of Hesse, faced a judge Wednesday who ordered him remanded in pre-trial custody on charges of having planned an attack.

"The accused is alleged to have procured explosives to commit an Islamist attack in Germany or Britannia," the prosecutors said in a statement, adding that he was a suspected member of IS.

German authorities have been on heightened alert since IS claimed a lorry assault on a Berlin Christmas market in December 2016 which killed 12 people.

Dozens of suspects have been arrested or charged over alleged terror plots.
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Germany deports 100 Egyptians for visa violations
[AlAhram] Germany deported 100 Egyptians and sent them to Cairo over violations of residency requirements, including those whose asylum requests were rejected, Egyptian airport officials said Thursday, the first action of this kind from Berlin.

The move signals intent to implement a sharper migration policy by Germany, which accepted over a million refugees between 2015 and 2016, mostly from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, but later experienced a populist backlash that drove support of far-right politicians.

The deportees landed in Cairo on Wednesday on a flight from Frankfurt that included a robust security detail of 50 German officers, who returned after handing over the Egyptians to authorities at Cairo's international airport.

Police then investigated the individuals and the circumstances surrounding their deportations, including whether any had warrants issued for their arrest. Most of them were released but over a dozen were still in jug on Thursday.

Human rights organizations often oppose deportations to Egypt over concerns those returning may face harsh treatment by authorities.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to news hounds, said the flight full of deportees was a first for Germany, although they noted that Italia had also organized a similar deportation in the past.

During her visit to Egypt in March 2017 German chancellor Angela Merkel
...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslems ..
said that she discussed with the Egyptian president , the acceleration of the deportation of more that 1,000 Egyptians, who reached Germany illegally , adding that those who fail to leave Germany voluntarily will have to be forcibly deported.

Germany offered support during the migrant surge, but the number of attacks against migrants colonists and sometimes against their supporters also rose sharply.

The issue was a key theme of last year's election, which saw the rise of the nationalist AfD party, and was one of the biggest stumbling blocks in forming a coalition between Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats and the center-left Social Democrats.

Germany's new government, which will be sworn in next week, has vowed to continue pushing for voluntary returns of migrants colonists and enforce deportations of rejected asylum seekers, who until now have often remained in Germany in legal limbo.

Compared with many other European countries, Germany has generous asylum laws. They are enshrined in the German constitution in reaction to the Third Reich, when many people fleeing the Nazis survived only because they were able to get asylum in other countries.

The recent influx of mostly young, male migrants colonists into Germany has led to an increase in violent crime in the country, a government-funded study has shown, adding to the ongoing debate in about how to tackle migrant crime, which has been fanned by a number of high-profile incidents.

Parties on the right, including Merkel's Union bloc, want a tough response and more deportations, while those on the left say more needs to be done to integrate refugees into German society.
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'Deranged knifeman shouting Allah' goes on rampage in Vienna, Afghan arrested
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] An Afghan man has been jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
after four people were maimed in two knife attacks in Vienna, Austria.

Three pedestrians were attacked at random by a man wielding a knife near the capital's famous Prater Park at around 7.45pm local time.

Police say that the three victims hurt in the stabbing frenzy were a family, including a father, mother and their daughter, 17.

Then 30 minutes later, another person was maimed in a separate attack at Praterstern. A police front man confirmed all the victims were Austrian.

One eyewitness said the attack happened in front of a Japanese restaurant near the U1 Nestroyplatz station on the Praterstrasse. He claimed the male victim injured in the first attack suffered from a heart attack and that the attacker shouted 'Allah, Allah'. This has not been confirmed by police.

Suspect Admits to Vienna Knife Attacks

[AnNahar] A 23-year-old man held after two knife attacks in Vienna on Wednesday night has confessed to both acts but denied any political motive, police said on Thursday.

The first attack near the Nestroyplatz metro station resulted in a couple and their 17-year-old daughter receiving severe injuries. The 67-year-old father is still in a critical condition, while the injuries of his two relatives are not thought to be life-threatening, police said.

The suspect, an Afghan national, blamed his "aggressive feeling and rage about his life situation" for the stabbings, according to police front man Patrick Maierhofer.

Around half an hour later the man attacked another Afghan man in the Praterstern area. Maierhofer said the suspect knew the man and blamed him for his drug addiction problems. Police said the victim is not thought to be in a life-threatening condition.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  the attacker shouted 'Allah, Allah'. This has not been confirmed by police

and won't be. Who ya gonna trust? The Gubbamint spokesholes or eyewitnesses?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2018 7:21 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish court jails 25 journalists over Gulen links
[AlAhram] An Istanbul court on Thursday sentenced 25 journalists to prison terms of up to seven and a half years over links to the group blamed by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
for the 2016 failed coup, in a mass trial of media staff detained after the putsch bid.

Twenty-three of the journalists were convicted of membership of an armed terror group while two more on lesser charges, the Dogan news agency said.

Almost all of those locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
worked for media close to the group of US-based preacher Fethullah Gülen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
, who Ankara says organised the coup bid. He denies the charges.

Many of those convicted worked for the Zaman newspaper, the most prominent of the media titles close to Gulen, which was taken over by the authorities in March 2016.

Others worked for the magazine Aksiyon and the Rotahaber website, also considered close to Gulen.

Ten of those on trial were handed jail terms of seven and a half years, including Unal Tanik, a veteran Ottoman Turkish journalist who was the editor-in-chief of Rotahaber.

Thirteen were sentenced to six years and three months in jail, including Hanim Busra Erdal, once a prominent columnist for Zaman.

Musician and journalist Atilla Tas was given a three year one month sentence on charges of assisting Gulen's group and journalist Murat Aksoy two years and one month on the same charge.

Both were however allowed to go free on the condition they did not leave Turkey. A total of 19 of the suspects were already being held in jail ahead of the verdict.

Writing on Twitter, Aksoy insisted he was innocent and denied he had aided any "organization" in his writings.

"My writings may have been critical but don't deserve to be punished. I also don't deserve to be punished, just for being a journalist."

The Ottoman Turkish authorities have detained dozens of journalists in the crackdown after the failed coup.

Not all were considered close to Gulen, with some sympathetic to the Kurdish cause or simply critical of President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
Turkey says such measures imposed under the state of emergency in place since July 2016 are needed to eradicate the influence of Gulen from Ottoman Turkish society.

The Islamic preacher, despite having not set foot in Turkey since 1999, built up a network of supporters in the media, judicial system and police as well as running a succesful system of private schools.

Gulen and his supporters however deny any link to the coup bid and insist they are victims of a witch hunt.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Home Front: Politix
Colo. sheriff's department won't turn over suspect to ICE
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/09/2018 14:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [380 views] Top|| File under:

#1  surround the courthouse - arrest any sheriff's deputies who try and stop his arrest
Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2018 18:24 Comments || Top||

#2  This is going to get ugly.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/09/2018 18:39 Comments || Top||

#3  The answer is simple, send in a federal swat team, shoot any deputies that resist.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 03/09/2018 21:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Obstruction?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/09/2018 21:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Harboring a fugitive.

Accessory after the fact.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 03/09/2018 22:41 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi court sentences Islamic State leader’s sister to death
[IsraelTimes] Unnamed woman convicted of offering logistical support, cash and other help to jihadi fighters

A Baghdad court has convicted the sister of 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....
group’s leader on terrorism charges and sentenced her to death by hanging.

The front man for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar, said in a statement on Thursday that His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart...
’s sister was found guilty for "offering logistic support and help to (IS bully boys) in carrying out criminal acts."

Bayrkdar said the woman, whose name wasn’t released, was also found guilty of "distributing money" among IS fighters in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, which was under their rule for more than three years from mid-2014.

Bayrkdar said the woman’s husband was also sentenced to death earlier as a member of IS leadership.

Iraq declared victory over IS last December, after driving the jihadists from northern and central Iraq. Hundreds of women, including foreigners, were tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
Al-Baghdadi’s whereabouts and the question of whether he is dead or alive have been a continuing source of mystery and confusion.

In November, a media outlet linked to the Syrian military said that he may be holed up in an IS pocket in the eastern town of Boukamal, which government forces and their allies recaptured this week before losing parts of it later.

According to various reports, he was severely maimed in an attempt on his life.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Set her on fire in a cage. It's very Islamic Statish
Posted by: Frank G || 03/09/2018 9:30 Comments || Top||


Three Islamic State militants killed in operation, northeast of Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Three 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 were killed, while rest houses and a weapon store were destroyed in an operation, northeast of Diyala, the security committee of the provincial council, said on Thursday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, Sadiq al-Husseini, head of the committee, said, "joint troops, along with al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) carried out today an operation to follow IS members in regions of al-Tabj, Mardan reaching to Hamreen, northeast of Diyala."

"The operation left three members killed, two rest houses and a weapon store destroyed," he said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Four people wounded in bomb blast, south of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four people were maimed as a kaboom took place in south of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday.

Speaking to Ikhnews website, the source said, "a bomb placed near a market in al-Sayyid Abdullah region in al-Mahmoudiya district, went off leaving four people injured."

Security troops, according to the source, cordoned off the blast scene, while ambulances transferred the maimed to hospital for treatment."
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Iraqi joint troops foil Islamic State attacks, shell militants, south of Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have repulsed an armed attack launched by 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, south of Salahuddin, the Shia militias Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades) announced.

A statement by the media service of the troops said, "Iraqi troops, backed by the fighter jets and Saraya al-Salam, confronted Islamic State members in al-Abbassiya region."

The troops also "shelled the snuffies in al-Huwaijat region, northeast of Samarra." Losses were inflicted on the enemy.

"Iraqi jets, in coordination with intelligence of Saraya al-Salam, shelled a group of bad boys, composed of around 17 IS members, northeast of Samarra," it added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
East Ghouta militants attack 300 families fleeing East Ghouta
[ALMASDARNEWS] The murderous Moslems in the East Ghouta region attacked a large civilian convoy that was attempting to reach the humanitarian corridor near the city of Douma, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported this afternoon.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the East Ghouta murderous Moslems attacked a civilian convoy consisting of 300 families from several nearby towns.

The Russian Ministry of Defense added that at least three cars were destroyed as a result of this Death Eater attack in the East Ghouta.

No casualties have been reported.

Red Cross postpones aid convoy to war-battered Damascus suburb

[IsraelTimes] A second convoy with desperately needed aid for the besieged rebel-held eastern suburbs of Damascus is postponed on Thursday because of violence and a rapidly evolving situation on the ground, the International Committee of the Red Thingy says.

The postponement comes as Syrian government forces intensify their offensive on the area, known as eastern Ghouta, under the cover of Arclight airstrikes.

The government forces seized more than half of the area, including a stretch of farmland on Wednesday, effectively dividing the besieged enclave in two and further squeezing the rebels and tens of thousands of civilians trapped inside, state media and a war monitor report.

The most densely populated areas in eastern Ghouta are still under rebel control, including the towns of Douma, Harasta, Kfar Batna, Saqba and Hammouriyeh.

Fighting in Eastern Ghouta drives out 50,000 civilians: UN

[AlAhram] The fighting in Syria's besieged enclave of eastern Ghouta has reportedly driven all civilians out of the towns of Mesraba, Hammouriyeh and Mudeira, which had a combined population of 50,000 in December, a U.N. official said on Thursday.

The civilians were displaced to other areas not under government control, adding to the 15,000 or so people that the U.N. estimated were displaced within eastern Ghouta at the end of January, humanitarian spokeswoman Linda Tom said.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  You will state once and for all that Islam is not of Peace, and the only way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ.
You will admit this fact.
Posted by: newc || 03/09/2018 1:01 Comments || Top||

#2  A second military supply convoy with desperately needed logistics aid for the besieged rebel-held eastern suburbs...
FIFY. They could surrender, ya' know, cease hostilities and all that. Something the Red Thingy and other parts of the UN's Department of Supporting Endless War™ seem to miss.
Posted by: magpie || 03/09/2018 12:57 Comments || Top||


Lebanese Army arrests Palestinian man suspected of starting Shatila Camp clashes
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Lebanese Army tossed in the slammer
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
on Thursday the primary suspect behind the two day long festivities inside the Shatila Refugee Camp.

According to a Lebanese Army communique, their forces arrested the Paleostinian national, Mohammad Abu Zahra (AKA "Abu Iyad Zahra"), after they learned of his whereabouts on Thursday.

"The detainee was referred to the relevant judicial authorities and a probe got underway amid efforts to arrest the rest of the culprits," the communique added, as quoted by Naharnet.

The Shatila Camp festivities took place between the Fatah Intifada and al-Saeqa factions; these festivities resulted in the death of one person.

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Turkish military seizes control of Jinderes town in Syria's Afrin region: Anadolu
[AlAhram] Ottoman Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies seized control of the town of Jinderes on Thursday, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, giving them control of one of the largest settlements in Syria's northwest Afrin region.

The Ottoman Turkish army and its allies from Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) factions pushed fighters from the Syrian Kurdish YPG out of the town centre on Thursday following intense festivities, it said, adding that operations to secure the area were continuing.

Air raids on the Jinderes town centre had intensified after Ottoman Turkish forces and the FSA captured the hill overlooking it a day earlier, Anadolu said.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
and its allies have so far seized five of the seven urban centers in the Afrin region, it said.

Turkey launched its air and ground assault on Afrin, dubbed Operation Olive Branch, in January to drive out the YPG, which it sees as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has waged an insurgency on Ottoman Turkish soil since 1984. The PKK is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday the operation will be completed by May.

On Tuesday, Kurdish-allied Syrian Arab militias said they are redeploying 1,700 fighters from fronts 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....
(IS) bandidos bully boyz to the Afrin region to help fend off the Ottoman Turkish offensive.

The United States, which has infuriated Turkey with its support for the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said Turkey's offensive on Afrin has diverted attention from the fight against IS.
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