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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Woohoo! It's back!
Posted by: gorb || 10/23/2017 0:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Bloid!
Posted by: Frank G || 10/23/2017 7:02 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
US airstrike hit ISIS suicide training camp in Afghanistan leaving 40 dead
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A deadly US Arclight airstrike targeted a training camp for the jacket wallahs 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.
"Honey! It's... it's from the suicide bomber training camp!"
"What's happened, dear?"
"It's Sonny! He's been... (sob!) killed!"

According to the local security officials, the Arclight airstrike was carried out in Achin district of Nangarhar on Saturday.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said at least 40 people including two trainers of the terror group and several suicide bombers were killed in the Arclight airstrike.

The statement further added that the training camp was located in Pekha area of Achin.

The two ISIS trainers killed in the attack have been identified as Qari Koran and Qari Fida, the police commandment added.

Several weapons, ammunition, and explosives belonging to the terror group were also destroyed in the Arclight airstrike, the police commandment said.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

The destruction of the training camp could play a vital role in restricting the activities of the terror group as they have carried out numerous deadly suicide kabooms in Kabul city and other parts of the country during the past recent months.

The group grabbed credit behind the mosque bombing in Kabul that left more than 50 dead and scores more maimed.
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The anti-government armed Death Eater groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

What? Too busy pushing up daisies?
Posted by: gorb || 10/23/2017 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Was not kool aid the proper choice for a Jim Jones CIA setting why waste bombs?
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 10/23/2017 6:50 Comments || Top||


Deadly infighting among Taliban leaves 50 dead, wounded in Herat
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A new deadly infighting has erupted among the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
faceless myrmidons in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province of Afghanistan, leaving nearly 50 people dead.

According to the local officials in Herat, the latest festivities took place between the supporters of Taliban supreme Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada and dissident Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Rasool.

Provincial governor’s front man Jilani Farhad confirmed the latest festivities have left around 40 dead from both the sides.

He said faceless myrmidons under the command of Mullah Samad loyal to Mullah Hebatullah and Mullah Nangialai who is loyal to Mullah Rasool, clashed in Khaifan area of Shindand district.

The anti-government armed turban groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Clashes between the supporters of Mullah Hebatullah and Mulllah Rasool have not been rare but numerous such incidents have taken place in the past well.

Mullah Rasool is a dissident Taliban leader who has been leading his own faction of the Taliban after the death of the group’s founder and former supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

The supporters of Mullah Rasool have also clashed with the supporters of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, the predecessor of Mullah Hebatullah.

Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I was happy enough when I found out we smoked 40 of the ba$tards in Nangarhar. Now this!

Either way, it's obvious we need to work harder if these cretins can outdo us so easily.
Posted by: gorb || 10/23/2017 0:26 Comments || Top||

#2  this also supports the theory that if we left Afghanistan and it fell to the Taliban, they would spend most of their time killing each other and with ISIS vs Taliban killing

ideally, it would be good, imo, to divide Afghanistan into a non islamic state and an islamic state but, of course, the islamic state would want to slaughter the folks in the other state so that would be a problem
Posted by: lord garth || 10/23/2017 6:38 Comments || Top||

#3  "Let's you and him fight"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/23/2017 7:07 Comments || Top||


Taliban Überstübannführeren titzup in Helmand operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Several top Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
leaders have been killed during the operations of the Afghan cops in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the Taliban leaders were killed during the recent military operations in various parts of the province.

Provincial governor Hayatullah Hayat said the Taliban leaders killed during the operations have been identified as Qari Muhibullah, Mullah Basir, Mullah Zahir, Mullah Ahmad, Mahboob, Farid Janan, Mullah Mansoor, Mullah Esmat, and Mullah Ghani.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Helmand remains one of the most volatile provinces in southern Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 where terrorist related incidents are frequently reported from its various districts.

The local officials said last week that Taliban forces of Evil suffered heavy casualties during the latest counter-terrorism operations in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government in a statement said the latest counter-terrorism operations were conducted in Lashkargah city, Nad-e-Ali, and Kajaki districts.

The statement further added at least 25 Taliban forces of Evil were killed during the operations and 11 others were maimed.

The operations are jointly being conducted by the Afghan army, Afghan police, and security personnel of the other institutions, the statement added.

Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Mogadishu: 11 killed week after deadliest blast
[Al Jazeera] Little more than one week after a massacre in Somalia killed more than 350 people in the capital, an attack near Mogadishu on Sunday has claimed the lives of at least 11 people, witnesses told Al Jazeera.

Several women were among those killed in Sunday's roadside kaboom that hit a minibus carrying passengers some 36km southeast of the coastal city.

The victims are said to be farmers.

Mohammed Hasan, who saw the blast, said he believed non-combatants were killed in error.

He saw a Somali military vehicle pass the scene of the kaboom.

"I saw charred bodies shortly after the blast. I think the target of the attack was the military soldiers," he told Al Jazeera.

The bus that was blown up had been heading to Balad town in Middle Shabelle region, according to Harun Osman, a local resident.

Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Giza court gives death penalty to 11 suspected members of terror cell
[PRESSTV] A court in Egypt has handed down death sentences to 11 people and life terms to more than a dozen others who are suspected of creating a "terrorist organization" and attempting to murder two coppers some three years ago.

Four of those sentenced to death on Sunday were tried in absentia by the Giza Criminal Court, which also sentenced 14 others to life in prison, which is 25 years in Egypt. The court also tried a juvenile in absentia and ruled that he must serve 10 years in jail.

All the defendants were accused of membership in a terror group, which is known to the Egyptian media as the Giza terrorist cell, and of taking part in "terrorist operations." The sentences can be appealed.

The case dates back to 2014 when the prosecution accused the suspected people of joining an illegal outfit, violating personal freedoms, being in possession of, and manufacturing, kaboom, and attempted killing of two coppers, as well as destroying a police vehicle.

The defendants’ "criminal" activities followed the July 2013 ouster of the country's first democratically-elected president, Mohammed Morsi, in a military coup led by then head of the armed forces and current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The controversial ouster sparked many protests by supporters of Morsi, including a pair that were held at al-Nahda Square and Rabaa al-Adawiya Square in the capital Cairo on August 13, 2013, which led to the killing of more than 700 demonstrators by police.

The Egyptian government has been cracking down on the opposition since the military coup. Rights groups say the army’s crackdown on the supporters of Morsi has led to the deaths of over 1,400 people and arrest of 22,000 others, including some 200 people who have been sentenced to death in mass trials.
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria: Suicide bombings kill 13 in Maiduguri
[DW] Suicide bombings carried out by as many as three attackers have killed 13 people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri. The attack follows army claims that Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
forces of Evil are nearing defeat.

Threejacket wallah'> exploding trollop female suicide bomber
s carried out the attacks, according to a report by the news agency Agence La Belle France-Presse.

Residents buying their evening meal at a small restaurant were killed by the first female bomber late Sunday evening, local time, according to a military source quoted by AFP.

Two other bombers detonated their devices minutes later, leaving another 16 persons maimed, making the attacks the deadliest in over a month, according to police commissioner quoted by Rooters.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

Those accounts resemble an attack in August on a market near Maiduguri by assailants described as females.

AFP's report on Sunday's bombings said hours beforehand "a lot of Boko Haram members" had been sighted outside the city.

Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria's Borno state, is sheltering hundreds of thousands displaced by eight years of attacks by Boko Haram.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Yemeni government captures Houthi's munitions stores
Jeddah — Said Al-Abyad

Yemeni Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior General Hussein Arab uncovered on Friday that his ministry seized large quantities of dangerous weapons in several southern Yemeni cities, adding that extremist terrorist groups had brought and hidden those arms in a number of residential units, which were later transformed into armed caches.

The interior minister did not say where those depots were specifically located and how many people were involved in the operation.

However, General Arab told Asharq Al-Awsat there were large quantities of seized weapons that could destroy vast areas.

He said the terrorists “set the target and the type of weapons that should be used… If the target is a vast area, they increase the explosives to produce the highest damages.”

The interior minister said that investigations revealed the presence of several dormant cells, directly supported by rebels in Sana’a with an aim to incite security imbalance and to disrupt the Yemeni community.
The Yemeni security apparatuses are ready to face those threats and would use all means to uncover the terrorists’ plots, he said.

The minister added that “employees at the Yemeni Interior Ministry launch their investigations based on available information… Accordingly, they conduct dawn raids after they verify that those given information confirm the presence of threatening weapons.”

The seizure of the arms depots comes few days after the Interior Ministry was capable to arrest several Qaeda-affiliated members and groups loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh. The ministry also uncovered their plans to target critical sites in areas previously liberated by the legitimate government.

Arab said the security apparatus in Yemen was coordinating with all concerned parties in neighboring countries to share information related to those terrorist groups.
In mid-August, the Yemeni Interior Ministry was capable to arrest terrorist groups that were directly financed by Tehran.
Posted by: badanov || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


India-Pakistan
Three ‘TTP militants’ held, mines seized
[DAWN] Police on Saturday claimed to have placed in durance vile
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
three suspected bandidos gunnies linked with the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Pakistain and seized mines from them, officials said.

Acting on a tip-off,
[RING!]
Cop shoppe! Sergeant Shafiq speaking!
Lissen! Dis is Mahmoud da Weasel! I got a tip for youse...

the police signalled two suspects travelling in a Suzuki van to stop in a New Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
locality.

However,
there's more than one way to skin a cat...
the suspects sped up in their bid to flee. The police gave chase and arrested them, said Central SSP Irfan Ali Baloch.

The detained suspects were identified as Mohammed Sultan and Abdul Rehman, who were allegedly affiliated with the TTP.

Five mines, three rocket launchers and one pistol were seized from their possession.

The SSP said that they had received information that the suspects were carrying mines and rocket launchers from Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
to Karachi.

Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1 
Posted by: Crinegum Ulaigum2776 || 10/23/2017 6:52 Comments || Top||


8 Ansarul Sharia Pakistan militants killed in 'encounter' in Karachi
[DAWN] Eight bad boyz were potted during an "encounter" jointly carried out by the Rangers and the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
's Raees Goth area on Saturday night, officials said.

According to a Rangers blurb, the operation was carried out on the basis of technical intelligence and evidence after receiving a tip-off about the presence of Ansarul Sharia Pakistain (ASP) Death Eaters in the area.

Identification of the dead is said to be ongoing, with two of the Death Eaters identified as the ASP chief Sheheryar, alias Dr Abdullah Hashmi, who was also named as the criminal mastermind of all ASP attacks.

Another terrorist was identified by the Rangers as Arsalan Baig, a member of the ASP's target-killing team, said the statement.

Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Sharia


Militant, woman, vendor killed in Kashmir
[Daily Excelsior] A myrmidon was killed in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of North Kashmire’s Kupwara district while two persons including a woman were killed by gunnies in South Kashmire today.

Acting on a specfic information regarding presence of three gunnies including top 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...
commander Abu Maaz in Hajin area of Kralgund in Handwara, Army’s 9 Para and SOG Handwara launched a cordon-and-search operation at around 5 am today.

The gunnies hiding in the area opened fire on the troops, triggering an encounter. A Pak myrmidon was killed and his identity is being ascertained.

The two other gunnies including Abu Maaz managed to escape but security forces have launched a massive operation against the two myrmidons. However,
a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package...
no contact was established with them so far.

A woman was killed and another injured as gunnies fired on them at Seer village of Tral this morning in South Kashmire’s Pulwama district.

Militants barged inside a house in Seer Jagir, Tral and fired at the women present there. Among them, 18-year old girl identified as Yasmeena daughter of Ghulam Rasool Bhat, resident of Khonmoh was killed and another Rubeena wife of Mohammad Shafi Wagay, resident of Seer Jagir, Tral was injured. She was shifted to SDH Tral where from she was referred to SMHS hospital for further treatment.

Security forces immediately reached the spot and massive searches were launched against the assailants.

And gunnies this evening rubbed out a street vendor Shakir Ahmad, resident of Uttar Pradesh in Arwani area of South Kashmire’s Anantnag district.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Kinnison began his slow infiltration of the sewer system...
Pakistain violated ceasefire in Kamalkote sector of Uri in Baramulla district of North Kashmire for second consecutive day today. Pak troops fired on Army posts in the sector this morning.

Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Iraq
Iraqi fighter jets kill 25 Daesh militants near Syria border
[PRESSTV] More than two dozen members of ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group have been killed when Iraqi Air Force fighter jets bombarded their positions in the country’s troubled western province of Anbar near the border with Syria.

The media bureau of the Iraqi Defense Ministry announced in a statement on Sunday that 25 ISIS forces of Evil were killed as Iraqi military aircraft launched precision strikes in the desert region of the province, English-language online newspaper Iraqi News reported.

The statement added that 13 vehicles used by the Takfiris were also destroyed in the aerial assaults.

On October 10, 17 ISIS forces of Evil were killed as Iraqi warplanes pounded a bad boy convoy travelling along a road linking the small town of Akashat to the bad boy-held town of al-Qa'im, located nearly 400 kilometers northwest of the capital Baghdad.

Brigadier General Saleh Ali said at the time that the Arclight airstrikes also destroyed a number of ISIS arms depots and vehicles in the surrounding areas.

On October 5, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraqi armed forces had liberated Hawijah, driving ISIS Takfiris out of their last bastion in the oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk.

Abadi said on August 31 that the northwestern city of Tal Afar, located 200 kilometers northwest of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
and the entire Nineveh province had been purged of ISIS Takfiri terrorist group.

The recapture of Tal Afar was made possible with the help of the Iraqi army, Federal Police, Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) units, fighters from Popular Mobilization units ‐ commonly known by their Arabic name, Hashd al-Sha’abi - and the Interior Ministry's elite rapid response forces, the Iraqi prime minister stated.

ISIS Death Eaters are now only in control of al-Qa’im and Rawah, in Iraq. Both towns lie on the Euphrates River, and are situated in Anbar province.

Casualties pile up for ISIS in Qaim airstrikes

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Interior Ministry, along with air force, carried out military operations targeting eight of the Islamic State’s locations in western Anbar, killing many militants there.

A statement by the ministry’s Eagles Cell on Sunday said military operations were carried out targeting eight IS locations in Qaim, west of Anbar, along with the air force.

“Tens of IS leaders were killed, including abu Qaswarah, the emir of the security detachments, abu Suraqah, deputy chief of the so-called Baghdad State, Abu Azzam al-Ferensy, in charge of Tareq bin Ziyad brigade, and Abu Ibrahim, in charge of the immigrants,” the statement said.

The airstrikes, according to the statement, “destroyed four rest houses, a weapon stash and booby-trapping workshop.”

Earlier on the day, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said 25 IS militants were killed in western Anbar desert during search operations carried out near the Syrian borders.
Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi airstrikes smokes 4 ISIS Bad Guys in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Four Islamic State militants were killed in aerial shelling on borders between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces, a member from Diyala provincial council said on Sunday.

“Four IS militants were killed as an airstrike targeted a rest house at the outskirts of Mutaibija, on borders between Diyala and Salahuddin,” Abdel Khaleq al-Azzawi told AlSumaria News on Sunday.

“The shelling was carried out depending on accurate information provided by the Tribal Mobilization Forces,” Azzawi said. “The presence of IS in Mutaibija is clear and needs a military operation to eliminate it.”

Occasional attacks have been witnessed in Mutaibija by Islamic State against government and paramilitary troops deployments since Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and PMUs, launched a major offensive to retake areas occupied by IS since 2014.
Posted by: badanov || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin
Iraqi militiaman dies in ISIS checkpoint attack
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two tribal fighters were killed and injured in an attack by unidentified gunmen against a security checkpoint, north of Baghdad, a security source said.

Speaking to Alghad Press on Sunday, the source said, “unknown gunmen attacked a checkpoint of the Tribal Fighter Mobilization in al-Sheikh Hamad region, north of Baghdad, leaving a personnel killed and another wounded.”

The source added that the perpetrators managed to run away.
Posted by: badanov || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi Kurdistan’s main opposition party called Sunday for the autonomous region’s president to resign after Baghdad seized swathes of disputed territory from Kurdish forces in response to an independence vote.

Shoresh Haji of the Goran movement, which holds 24 out of 111 seats in the Iraqi Kurdistan parliament, said Massud Barzani and his deputy Kosrat Rasul should step down.

"The Kurdistan region’s president and his deputy no longer have any legitimacy and should resign," he said.

He called for the creation of a "national salvation government" to prepare for dialogue with Baghdad and organise new elections.

Iraqi Kurds on September 25 voted overwhelmingly for independence in a poll set in motion by longtime regional leader Barzani and strongly opposed by Baghdad.

Central government forces last week swept into the oil-rich Kirkuk province, restoring it and Kurdish-held parts of Nineveh and Diyala provinces to Baghdad’s control.

The rapid Kurdish retreat triggered recriminations among Kurdish politicians and prompted the regional parliament to postpone presidential and legislative polls set for November 1.

Goran on Sunday demanded the dissolution of a body set up after the referendum to "manage the consequences of the ballot".

Critics fear that Barzani, who chairs the body, could use it to retain power even after he leaves his post.

Posted by: Fred || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel believes Saturday morning rocket fire from Syria deliberate
[IsraelTimes] Five projectiles were fired early Saturday; four landed relatively deep inside Israeli territory; Syria protests to the UN after Israel responds

Israel believes five rockets fired across the border from Syria early Saturday morning may have been deliberately launched at Israel, rather than constituting errant spillover from festivities in Syria, military sources said late Saturday.

Israel fired back into Syria, hitting three rocket launchers, in response to the rocket fire, and warned that further fire would prompt a more intensive response.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2017 00:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Southeast Asia
Filipino troops battling final 30 ISIS-linked gunmen in Marawi
[Ynet] Philippine troops on Sunday were battling a final group of about 30 pro-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 militants who are surrounded in one building with all their hostages gone as a nearly five-month siege neared its end in southern Marawi city, a military official said.

Army Col. Romeo Brawner said troops were aiming to end the crisis before midnight Sunday. He said the remaining button men, who include some Indonesian and Malaysian fighters, have the option of surrendering, or they can either be captured or killed.

"Our government forces will try to do everything to finish the firefight today," Brawner said in a news conference in Marawi. He said the battle area centered in a two-story building near Lake Lanao where the firefight continued to rage at noon.

"It's either they all get killed, because they're determined to die inside, or we capture them or they surrender," Brawner said.

US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is dead

[IsraelTimes] DNA tests have confirmed the death of one of the FBI’s most-wanted terror suspects, who the Philippine military reported was killed in a final battle to quell 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....
group-linked siege in southern Marawi city, US and Philippine officials said Saturday.

US Embassy spokeswoman Molly Koscina told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that DNA tests done in Virginia at the request of the Philippine military confirmed the death of Isnilon Hapilon. Washington has backed efforts by the Philippines, a treaty ally, to combat terrorism for years.

Hapilon and Omarkhayam Maute, another leader of the Marawi siege, were killed in a gunbattle Monday in a push by thousands of troops to retake the last pocket of the Islamic city held by the murderous Moslems, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said.

The Philippine military believes that Mahmud bin Ahmad, a top Malaysian murderous Moslem and close associate of Hapilon, had also been killed in the Marawi festivities, although his body has yet to be recovered by troops.

DNA tests were also being done on the remains of other suspects who have been recovered by troops, Lorenzana said without elaborating.

A rescued 16-year-old hostage provided the crucial information that allowed troops to locate Hapilon and Maute in one building in Marawi, Lorenzana said.

The US State Department has offered a reward of up to $5 million for Hapilon, who Washington blames for ransom kidnappings of several Americans, one of whom was beheaded in 2001 in southern Basilan
...Basilan is a rugged, jungle-covered island in the southern Philippines. It is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, bandidos, and maybe even orcs. Most people with any sense travel with armed escorts...
province. Hapilon had been indicted in the District of Columbia for his alleged involvement in terrorist acts against US nationals and other foreigners.

A soft-spoken Islamic preacher born to a family of hard boyz on southern Basilan island, Hapilon had been linked to several major attacks in the southern Philippines, including kidnappings, bombings and attacks on urban centers.

Hapilon and Maute were among the leaders in a nearly five-month insurrection in the lakeside city that has left at least 1,127 people dead, including 915 hard boyz and 165 soldiers and police.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/23/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)

#1  Chop 'em into little pieces and sell them on eBay as souvenirs.
Posted by: gorb || 10/23/2017 0:20 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS tribal fighters defect and hand over Al-Omar Oil Fields to US-backed forces
[ALMASDARNEWS] Tribal fighters linked to 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) defected from the terrorist group to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) at the al-’Omar Oil Fields in Deir Ezzor, a military source in Damascus told al-Masdar News this afternoon.

According to the source, the SDF has not reached the al-’Omar Oil Fields, but announced they captured this imperative site in Deir Ezzor after the tribal fighters joined the Arab Liberation Council.

Furthermore, this latest move leaves the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in a difficult bind, as the US and Russia have an agreement to avoid hostilities between their forces in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

While it is not clear whether or not the Syrian Army will attack this site before the US-backed forces reach it, their high command is furious over this move because of the loss of future profits from these large oil fields.

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Russian Air Force bombs Al-Qaeda base in east Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force carried out an imperative operation that targeted Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s military base in the eastern countryside of the Hama Governorate.

According to a Syrian military report, the Russian Air Force carried out an Arclight airstrike over the town of Rahjan, killing at least ten al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham fighters that were present at the base.

Previously, Rahjan was the site of an intense battle between 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....
and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, which resulted in the former seizing the town.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham has since recaptured Rahjan after launching a big counter-offensive to clear the small ISIS pocket that was formed in their occupied areas.

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Syrian Army advances south of Al-Mayadeen, enters new town
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their field operations around al-Mayadeen, Sunday, after a taking a brief hiatus to focus on the picturesque provincial capital.

Led by the 4th Mechanized Division and Elite Republican Guard, the Syrian Army advanced south of al-Mayadeen towards the small town of Quriyah.

Not long after launching this attack, the Syrian Army liberated most of Quriyah, leaving only a small part of the town still under the occupation 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....
(ISIS).

According to a field source, the Syrian Army has killed over 20 Islamic State bully boyz and destroyed five vehicles thus far en route to liberating several areas in-and-around al-Quriyah.

The Syrian Army’s primary objective now is to reach the nearby town of al-Asharaha, which is an Islamic State stronghold that possesses a large command-and-control center.
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Jihadist rebels launch surprise attack near Turkish-Latakia border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham launched a surprise attack near the Ottoman Turkish-Latakia border, Sunday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the town of Rabi’yah.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s attack proved successful in the beginning, as their forces were able to capture a few points in the Turkmen Mountains.

However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
the al-Qaeda linked group’s success would be short-lived once Syrian Arab Army reinforcements arrived from nearby Rabi’yah this afternoon.

The Syrian Army reversed all of the jihadist gains and retaliated by firing several artillery shells towards the strategic town of Kabbani in the Kurdish Mountains.

According to a military source, the Syrian Army lost 7 soldiers during the jihadist attack, prompting their high command to file a grievance with the countries overlooking the de-escalation agreement.

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US-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] US-backed militias said they captured a major oil field in Deir al-Zor province on Sunday, pressing their offensive against ISIS fighters in eastern Syria.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said they gained control of al-Omar oil field, one of Syria’s largest, on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river.

With air strikes and special forces from the US-led coalition, the SDF has been battling ISIS in oil-rich Deir al-Zor, bordering Iraq. The SDF alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias has been focused on territory east of the river, which bisects the province.

The Syrian army, with Russian air power and Iran-backed militias, has been waging its own separate offensive against ISIS murderous Moslems, mostly to the west of the river.

The US-led coalition and the Russian military have been holding deconfliction meetings - to prevent festivities between planes and troops - though the offensives have sometimes come into conflict.

Al-Omar oil field lies some 10 km north of the town of al-Mayadin, which government forces and their allies took earlier this month.

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