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Afghanistan
US conduct more airstrikes on ISIS hideouts in East of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] The US military has carried out more Arclight airstrikes on ISIS hideouts 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 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army in the East said the latest airstrikes were carried in Nazian district.

The source further added that the raids were carried out in Sah-e-Bar area and as a result one member of the terror group was killed.

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

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
regime but the anti-government armed holy warrior groups have been attempting to expand their insurgency activities in some of the remote parts of the province during the recent years.

Both the Taliban and faceless myrmidons 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....
terror group have presence in some districts of Nangarhar

In the meantime, the Silab Corps said the Afghan cops discovered eight Improvised Explosive Devices from Nangarhar, Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a reputionagreat wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
and Kapisa provinces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Commandos Arrest Foreign Fighter in Helmand Night Raid
[ToloNews] A front man for the commando unit confirmed a German national was locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
during an operation in Gereshk district this week.


A foreign fighter was arrested in a night raid by commandos in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province this week, local officials confirmed.

The operation was launched in Gereshk district of Helmand, which also involved air support of foreign troops to target an krazed killer save haven, a front man for the commandos, Jawid Saleem said.

"Five turbans were killed during the operation and three others including a German national were arrested," he said, adding that "the forces have also discovered some weapons and explosives."

However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
he did not provide further details about the operation.

This comes after Masoom Stanekzai, head of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), addressed delegates at the second Kabul Process meeting and said hundreds of foreign forces of Evil have been arrested in the past few months and that there is the possibility of hundreds more having been killed on the battlefields.

"Militants are being recruited from around the world through the use of social media," Stanekzai said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Egyptian army in Sinai Peninsula doubles in a year, with Israel’s blessing
[IsraelTimes] Eighty-eight Egyptian battalions with 42,000 soldiers fighting Islamic State, up from 41 battalions and 25,000 men a year ago

The Egyptian army has doubled its forces in the Sinai Peninsula over the past year, with Israel’s blessing, to battle 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 cells in the area, Israel’s Kan television news reported Wednesday.

According to the Egyptian military’s chief of staff, 88 battalions with 42,000 soldiers are currently stationed in the peninsula, up from 41 battalions and 25,000 men a year ago.

The 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty places strict limits on the numbers of Egyptian and Israeli troops that can be stationed on either side of the Sinai desert border, but it does allow troop increases by one country if the other agrees.

An IDF front man said that the Israeli army constantly monitors Egyptian military operations in the peninsula.

"The Egyptian army has increased its forces in Sinai over the past year in the face of the threat of Islamic State. This increase has been carried out in coordination with the IDF," the front man said.

The IDF has in the past protested the rare occasions in which Egypt deployed additional troops to the peninsula without consulting Israel, the front man added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yea, well, I hope somebody keeps an eye on them. And there are plans to make Sinai their grave if they misbehave - third time is a charm.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/01/2018 4:22 Comments || Top||


Four UN peacekeepers killed in Mali
[Al Jazeera] Four UN peacekeepers have been killed and four more were maimed after their vehicle hit an bomb in Mali's central Mopti region.

The UN's mission in Mali, MUNISMA, said the vehicle transporting the blue helmets struck an improvised bomb on Wednesday. The medical evacuation of the four "seriously injured" peacekeepers was under way, a statement said.

The incident happened a day after six Malian soldiers were killed in another blast.

"MINUSMA is currently upgrading its security presence in central Mali," mission chief Mahamat Saleh Annadif said. "Cornered, the bully boyz are multiplying their attacks of unspeakable vileness."

The UN mission in Mali, which has more than 11,000 troops and was established in 2013, is one of the most dangerous peacekeeping operations in the world, with troops and convoys regularly coming under attack from gangs.

Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Mali/Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen

#1  You can't escape an outraged father forever.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 03/01/2018 14:54 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder what the other (11000-4) were up to?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/01/2018 17:14 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian Troops Caught Herdsmen Destroying Farms In Benue
[SAHARAREPORTERS] 1O herdsmen have been caught red-handed while destroying farmlands in Benue state by troops of the Nigerian Army participating in the ongoing Exercise Cat Race. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, explained in a statement on Monday said the troops, who were on patrol caught the herdsmen destroying some farms in Tse-Tigir and Tse-Ndugh villages of Benue. He added that the herdsmen fled upon sighting the troops, but the troops went after them, caught up and tossed in the slammer
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
them.
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Fulani Herdsmen (Boko Haram)


Parts of North- East Nigeria Still Under Control Of Boko Haram - NGO Chief
[SAHARAREPORTERS] Mr. John Onyeukwu, the Programme Director and Deputy Chief of Party of North East Region Initiative (NERI) has revealed to SaharaReporters that some parts of Northeastern Nigeria are still not accessible.According to him, holy warriors are still in control of those areas, despite claims of the Nigerian government and the military that all territories under the control of 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...
have been liberated.
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Nigerian-Cameroonian Troops Eliminate 35 Boko Haram fighters, Recover Large Weapons
[PRNIGERIA] Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have continued to maintain the momentum in the ongoing Operation Deep Punch II to seek out and clear 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...
snuffies from enclaves in the northern fringes of the Lake Chad Islands and the Sambisa region.

Yesterday Monday 26 February 2018, combined troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
ian Defence Forces, in a clearance operation, took the battle to the snuffies in their enclaves at Kusha-Kucha, Surdewala, Alkanerik, Magdewerne and Mayen villages, all situated along the Nigerian ‐ Cameroonian border.

In the fierce offensives, the gallant troops killed 33 Boko Haram snuffies and destroyed 15 locally fabricated rifles captured from them. The troops also destroyed 4 Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), several cycle of violences and bicycles belonging to the turbans. 603 civilians held hostage by the snuffies were also rescued and conveyed to Bäma and Pulka towns, where they are currently being profiled before subsequent handover to IDP camp officials.

Relatedly, as the clearance operations progressed, the combined troops tracked the snuffies to Bokko, Daushe and Gava villages, where they unleashed another attack on the fleeing turbans, killing 2 of them in the fire fight and recovering one AK 47 rifle, a magazine, a trolley and unspecified quantity of premium motor spirit in Jerry cans. The troops also extricated 194 civilians held captive by the snuffies and destroyed makeshift accommodations erected by the turbans.

Additionally, the combined troops successfully cleared Miyanti and Wudila villages, where they rescued 3 men, 121 women and 209 children. The rescued persons are undergoing profiling, preparatory to their handover to appropriate IDP camps.

Meanwhile,
...back at the dirigible, Cynthia backed into the galley, the barbecue fork held in front of her.
Jack! she called. Where the hell are you?...

troops carrying out clearance operations from the Sabil Huda axis of the Sambisa forest have recovered a cache of arms and tools from Boko Haram turbans’ enclave in the Sabil Huda area of the Sambisa.

The munitions recovered include 3 Browny Machine Guns, two 81mm Mortar tubes, one 81mm Mortar tripod, one 60 mm Commando Mortar tube, twelve 40mm AGL cartridge , 5 AK 47 rifles ,1 sniper rifle, 3 Pistols with one magazine loaded with four 9mm rounds, one damaged pump action rifle, 2 damaged G3 rifles, 1 Tear gas riflel, 2 Sub Machine Guns, 5 xG3 Magazines, 4 locally made rockets, 28 working parts of various weapons, 28 barrels of various weapons, 3 Browny Machine Gun bipods , 2 Anti Aircraft Gun Barrels, 12 Anti Aircraft Gun tripods, 8 Tool boxes, one welding machine, one Hayab crane, Assorted ammunition links, one packet of electrode and one power generator.

Troops remain highly motivated in continuing with the operations to locate and clear Boko Haram snuffies from their hideouts.

Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Nigerian military claims to have rescued 1,100 captives from Boko Haram
[LEADERPOST] Nigeria’s military says it has rescued more than 1,100 people, including women and kiddies, who had been held by 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...
murderous Moslems in different parts of the Lake Chad region near Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
Tuesday’s announcement comes more than a week after Boko Haram kidnapped 110 girls from their school in Dapchi in Yobe state. The bully boy group has kidnapped thousands of people over the years.

Operation front man Col. Onyema Nwachukwu says soldiers killed at least 35 Boko Haram fighters during the raids on Monday in the northern fringes of the Lake Chad islands and the Sambisa region.

He says troops also seized a large arms cache.

Nigeria’s government’s is under growing public pressure to respond to the Dapchi mass abduction and prove its repeated claims that Boko Haram has been defeated.
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Europe
German authorities arrest suspected Nusra Front supporter
[Ynet] German authorities have tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
a Syrian man on allegations he supported the hard boy Nusra Front in his homeland.

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the 33-year-old, identified only as Abdul Sattar A. I., was fighting for a paramilitary group associated with the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
when in April 2014, he organized the capture of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
fighter Saleh A.

They allege he handed the man over to the Nusra Front, with the goal of arranging a prisoner exchange to get Nusra captives released by the Islamic State. The prisoner swap failed because Saleh A. escaped.

Prosecutors say A.I. was arrested Tuesday and his home in the Karlsruhe area was searched.

Saleh A. was arrested in Germany in September 2016, and is currently on trial for Islamic State membership.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Iraq
Four civilians injured in bomb blast in southern Baghdad
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Four civilians were maimed Wednesday in a bomb kaboom in southern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today news website, the source said, "A bomb went kaboom! today near a sheep market at Hor Rajab area in southern Baghdad."

"The kaboom left four civilians maimed," the source said, adding that ambulances rushed to the scene and carried the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under:


Kirkuk Kombat Kronicle: Iraqi jets launch airstrikes, 8 turbans permanently unwound

Iraqi fighter jets launch airstrikes against Islamic State locations in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi fighter jets launched, on Tuesday evening, airstrikes against Islamic State locations in north of Kirkuk city, an official said.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, Al-Muttaleb Najmuddin, head of Altun Kupri town in Kirkuk, said “Iraqi fighter jets launched airstrikes in the evening against locations near Shani Sheen village in Altun Kupri over doubts of presence of IS havens there.”

The strikes, according to Najmuddin, “targeted other location on borders at a mountainous area between Altun Kupri and al-Dibs towns, northern Kirkuk, where IS militants are noticed there.”

Eight IS militants killed in clashes with paramilitary troops in Iraq’s Kirkuk

Kirkuk (Iraqinews.com) – Eight Islamic State (IS) militants, including a suicide attacker, were killed in a face-off with paramilitary forces in southern Kirkuk, a military spokesman was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press news website, Ali al-Husseini, a spokesman for al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) northern axis, said “During a military operation to hunt for Islamic State militants in Kirkuk, paramilitary troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi found a hideout that was used by the militant group at al-Aziziyah village in southern Kirkuk.”

“The troops immediately stormed the hideout and killed eight Islamic State militants, including a suicide bomber,” Husseini said, adding that one of al-Hashd al-Shaabi fighters was killed in the clashes as well.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mass grave of Islamic State members found, northwest of Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) A mass grave of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members, who were killed by other members, was found in northwest of Mosul, while the murderous Moslem group was in control of the city, an officer from the Iraqi army said on Wednesday.

"Troops of the Iraqi army ran into a mass grave in al-Zarka region in Baaj town including 100 human corpses of local and Arab Islamic State members," Col. Ali al-Taan told BasNews.

"The corpses were shot in the heads and chests," Taan said without giving further details.

Thousands of IS Death Eaters as well as Iraqi non-combatants were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was launched in October 2016 to fight the murderous Moslem group.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared in July victory over IS Death Eaters who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25,000 Islamic State Death Eaters were killed throughout the campaign. Abadi announced, in December, full liberation of Iraqi lands, declaring end of war against IS members.

Security troops ran into tens of mass graves at regions recaptured from IS. More than 70 graves, including Yazidis killed by IS, were also found.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  a new septic field
Posted by: Frank G || 03/01/2018 6:17 Comments || Top||

#2  It's a start.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/01/2018 20:34 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Abu Sayyaf rebel arrested in Sulu
[Mindanao Examiner] An Abu Sayyaf insurgent has surrendered to the military in the southern province of Sulu. Military spokesperson Jo-ann Petinglay said Jupakkal Usman, from the village of Lahing-Lahing in Omar town, on surrendered Tuesday. Usman was a follower of slain Abu Sayyaf leader Alhabsy Misaya.

Petinglay said some 182 militants had surrendered since last year in Sulu, Basilan and Tawi-Tawi provinces in the Muslim autonomous region. The military provided them livelihood assistance and released them despite their involvements in ransom kidnappings, killings and terrorism.
Posted by: ryuge || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

#1  refreshing cookies
Posted by: ryuge || 03/01/2018 9:52 Comments || Top||


NPA leader nabbed in Agusan del Sur
[Inquirer] A ranking New People's Army leader in Caraga region was arrested in a joint military and police operation in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur. Military spokesman Rodulfo Cordero said Pablito Campos alias Batik or Ponsoy, the political officer of NPA Guerilla Front 21A, was nabbed at his hideout in Barangay El Rio on Friday.

Cordero said Campos was with eight other militants but he was the only one captured during the surprise raid. The other rebels escaped.

Cordero said Campos was responsible for the killing of police officer Sharmaine Cañete, who was gunned down while manning a checkpoint in Sibagat on May 16 last year. He said Campos had eight pending warrants for crimes of rebellion, frustrated murder, murder, multiple attempted murder, kidnapping and serious illegal detention.

Cordero said Campos was the fourth NPA militant arrested in Agusan del Sur since January.
Posted by: ryuge || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Rantburg Exclusive: Day 40 - SDF Battlefield Combat Report - Islamic Fatwa - UN Corruption Allegations

SDF Statement: Despite the UN Security Council Resolution 2401, which obligates all parties to stop hostilities, the Turkish state continues to violate international resolutions and targets our people in Afrin with various types of weapons and air raids, which expose our people to systematic annihilation, therefore, our fighters are obliged to defend themselves and repel the Turkish attacks. The following is the outcome of repelling Turkish attacks:

1-Since yesterday, and in a continuation to the previous days, Jinderes town and all of the villages in its axis have been subjected to heavy and indiscriminate artillery shelling and airstrikes, where the intensity of the bombardment did not reduce since yesterday until writing this report. Many shells landed on the downtown of Afrin in addition to the airstrikes.

2-Shiyeh/ Shaikh Hadid: the clashes continue in this axis, accompanied by heavy artillery shelling, where the heavy clashes are going on in the villages of Anqalah and Sinarah. According to these clashes, our forces pushed back the Turkish occupation army and its terrorist factions (ISIS/Al-Nusra), while the heavy shelling is still ongoing on these villages.

It is noteworthy that despite the clashes which erupted three days ago in Shiyeh axis, which were accompanied by heavy shelling, Syria Democratic Forces held their positions and did not allow the enemy to progress.

3-Belbeleh: our forces killed 4 terrorists and wounded other 6 during a failure attempt by the Turkish invasion army and its terrorist allies to make progress in Jerro village.

In Qastal Mukhtar village, the invaders tried to make progress towards the village, accordingly, our forces engaged with the terrorist invaders and pushed them back, additionally, they destroyed a Turkish military vehicle.

4-Mabatah: the Turkish invasion army and its terrorist allies (ISIS/Al-Nusra) tried to advance towards Ba’adina village, as a result, our forces repelled their attacks. It is worth noting that the attacks accompanied by random artillery shelling on the village.

"Turkish soldiers suffer heavy losses in Mabata district and military planes intervene to rescue them!"

5-Raju: the Turkish invasion army and the terrorist factions tried to make advances towards Balilka village. Our forces repelled their attacks and caused heavy losses within the ranks of the invaders. It is also worth noting that the clashes in this axis accompanied by heavy shelling on the area.

SDF Media Center
28-Feb-2018


  • Fatwa has been issued by Syrian Islamic Council based in Istanbul, Turkey on fighting SDF; looting, killing and raping female fighters as part of jihad in Efrin, fighting for the rule of Allah against secular & multi ethnics by the Mujahadeen. Thus the false Erdogan press releases that they were helping captured villages is in reality the total sacking and destruction of the villages and the population.

  • During the this conflict the Kurdish people honor the martyred YPG/YPJ fighters from previous conflicts.




  • The UN is so corrupt and workers so abusive many people in Syria do not seek civilian aid from the UN. 'If a woman received humanitarian aid everyone assumed she had given sexual favors for it...'
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  The Syrian Kurds have a big secret that will keep them in the fight against Turkey for the long haul. The U.S. forces in Manbij are protecting that strategic asset for them.
Posted by: Omeger Gray6606 || 03/01/2018 5:42 Comments || Top||

#2  The U.S. forces in Manbij are protecting that strategic asset for them.

Three cheers for us doing the right thing.

I’ve read that we are split at the top: some favour Turkey and some the Kurds, which is why our approach to Afrin is so unsupportive.

This is appalling:

Fatwa has been issued by Syrian Islamic Council based in Istanbul, Turkey on fighting SDF; looting, killing and raping female fighters as part of jihad in Efrin,
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2018 16:32 Comments || Top||


Eastern Ghouta: Syrian government forces clash with rebels
[Al Jazeera] Syrian government forces have clashed with rebels on the outskirts of Eastern Ghouta, despite a Russian-sponsored truce that is now in its second day, a war monitor reported.

Since Wednesday morning, during a second attempt at implementing a ceasefire in the besieged enclave, Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
The Scourge of Hama...
's forces have been locked in "fierce" fighting with rebels who have been in control of the area since 2013, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

The confrontation is part of a ground offensive launched by the government on Sunday. It has been fighting on multiple fronts in an attempt to penetrate the enclave.

The daily, five-hour "humanitarian pause" is meant to evacuate the injured out of the Damascus suburb and allow humanitarian convoys to deliver food and medicine to some 400,000 people trapped inside.

The first attempt to implement the truce on Tuesday was unsuccessful, as aerial bombardment and artillery fire killed at least four people and injured dozens more.

Residents of the enclave said government warplanes launched several attacks in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and stressed that the most intense attacks have been centres in three towns - including Douma, Misraba and Harasta ‐ near the front lines.

Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Iran 'has built a military base outside Syria's capital with hangars to store missiles capable of hitting all of Israel', satellite images show
[DailyMail]
  • Satellite images show a compound north of Damascus, Syria, which has recently added two large hangars

  • Hangars are being used to store short and medium range missiles capable of striking Israel, it is reported

  • Base is allegedly being operated by Quds Force, special forces branch of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard

  • A similar base was built south of Damascus last year before being destroyed by Israeli ballistic missiles
I assume Israel is waiting for it to be filled and be a tastier target before hitting it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/01/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [325 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  "I'm working my way back to you, Babe...."

CC: IDF
Posted by: newc || 03/01/2018 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm sure various "international" already prepare speeches condemning the Zionist Entity for Syrian human shields "civilian casualties"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/01/2018 4:24 Comments || Top||

#3  This would be inside the Reds' IADS, right?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 03/01/2018 8:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Hell of a target for testing the newest tactical nuke.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/01/2018 9:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Did they paint a big red bulls eye on each of the buildings?

Might as well, SOMEONE, and not necessarily Israel is going pound that thing until the rocks dance.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 03/01/2018 9:54 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
26[untagged]
5Islamic State
4Govt of Pakistan
3Boko Haram (ISIS)
3Govt of Iran
3Moslem Colonists
2Commies
2Govt of Syria
1Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)
1al-Nusra
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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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