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Afghanistan
MOAB: nearly 100 dead fighters pulled from rubble of cave complex
[DailyCaller] The bomb used by the U.S. is designed to explode 6 feet before it hits the ground and collapses any underlying tunnels or caves. So far Afghan officials say “Twenty-two bodies were found in one cave, 60 in another and 10 bodies in a third."
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/17/2017 00:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [810 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Heck of a good start.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/17/2017 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  I had also seen a report that up to 500 Packi military personnel were virginated by the blast.
Posted by: Sleager Protector of the Veal Cutlets1424 || 04/17/2017 9:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Whacked Paks?
Posted by: gorb || 04/17/2017 10:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Mom made them Pak it in.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/17/2017 10:51 Comments || Top||

#5  I had also seen a report that up to 500 Packi military personnel were virginated by the blast.

See here, Sleager Protector of the Veal Cutlets1424. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2017 10:59 Comments || Top||

#6  And anyone near ground zero will not be counted in the body count. Mostly because there isn't enough body to count.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 04/17/2017 13:33 Comments || Top||

#7  More poured than pulled
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/17/2017 14:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Paki-i-stan is now the land of the puréed ?
Posted by: magpie || 04/17/2017 19:01 Comments || Top||


2 militants killed while planting a bomb in a seminary in Logar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least two murderous Moslems were killed as they were planting an Improvised Explosive Device in a seminary in Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the incident took place in the vicinity of qala-e-Wazir area of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The Ministry further added that the explosives device went off prematurely as the two forces of Evil were planting the bomb, leaving two forces of Evil dead.

The anti-government armed krazed killer groups including the Taliban forces of Evil have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS suicide bombers and car bomb eliminated in East of Afghanistan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Two jacket wallahs and a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) were eliminated 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 said the suicide bombers were looking to target the police commandment of Achin district.

The suicide bombers and the VBIED were eliminated in an Arclight airstrike conducted by the US forces based in Afghanistan, the police commandment said.

It also added that the local residents and security personnel did not suffer any casualties in the Arclight airstrike.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


10 rockets seized before being fired on Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least ten rockets were seized by the Afghan cops before the murderous Moslems manage to fire them on Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
city.

The Kabul police commandment said the rockets were placed and were prepared for the attack in Khak-e-Jabar district.

The rockets were transferred to Hesarak district of 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..
to Khak-e-Jabar for the attack, the police commandment said, adding that the rockets were of BM1 type.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Air strikes kill 100 militants in southern Somalia
[SHABELLENEWS] More than 100 al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
hard boyz including 20 commanders are believed to have been killed in southern Somalia by U.S. air strikes early Saturday, residents and officials said.

The residents and security officers said the warplanes targeted the bad boys’ hideouts in Wargaduud and El-Adde where several Kenyan soldiers were killed by al-Shabaab hard boyz in January 2016.

Among senior al-Shabaab commanders killed are Abdirahman Fillow and Abdirahman Ben Dutie in the dawn attack that also destroyed two vehicles bound bombs (VBIED) at Wargaduud. Dutie is from Marehanrer Dalal section.

"Yesterday (Friday) night at Wargaduud and El-Adde, U.S. Arclight airstrikes killed 20 al-Shabaab commanders among them Abdirahman Fillow and about 85 bad boys," said a security official who declined to be identified.

"The strike happened at 2 a.m.

"The siege continues," he added.

Residents in El-Adde reported hearing the sound of kabooms believed to be air strikes just after Friday midnight.

"There was heavy bombardment on al-Shabaab base near El-Adde town targeting al-Shabaab base but we don’t know the number of casualties.

"We heard sounds of the jets and then bombs," said one of the residents.

The bombardment came after U.S. military officials confirmed that its soldiers have deployed to Somalia to train and equip Somali and AMISOM forces fighting extremism in Somalia.

The team is reportedly carrying out a train-and-equip mission that is expected to last through the end of September, according to American officials.

The U.S. soldiers will join the small number of U.S. special operations forces already there providing counterterrorism support to local forces battling al-Shabaab.

The U.S. maintains a small force unit of about 50 troops in Somalia mainly to advise and assist Somalia and AMISOM troops battling al-Shabaab bad boys.

Though they are not in Somalia to conduct combat operations, when called in, their helicopters, drones and manned aircraft are available for quick reaction air strikes.

U.S. President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
in March granted additional authority to U.S. Africa Command to conduct counterterrorism Arclight airstrikes against the terror group.

The bombardment came after Kenyan security agents have been put on alert following intelligence reports at least nine Kenyan hard boyz who had joined al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia could be headed back to the country to launch attacks.

The Kenyans are moving back to Kenya following sustained attacks by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) who are part of the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somalia National Army (SNA).

Police have urged Kenyans to be wary of the suspects and warned they could be in the country and planning an attack.

Over the past months KDF troops have killed at least 90 al-Shabaab hard boyz in attacks in Somalia, which has reportedly weakened the group’s capability.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Mortar shells land around Mogadishu Airport
[SHABELLENEWS] Several mortar rounds were reported to have landed near Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International Airport on Sunday morning, witnesses said.

Eyewitness said at least three mortar shells hit residential area adjacent to the heavily guarded Mogadishu airport, and Halane military base, which houses to AMISOM troops.

Four civilians, including children were maimed in the mortar fire.

Somali security forces in the area have engaged a shootout with the attackers, killing two of them on the spot, and seizing truck with the mortar gun, according to local residents.

The truck later went off at a security checkpoint near the airport. No casualties reported.

Al shabaab has grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia
[SHABELLENEWS] A Somali official says foreign naval forces in international waters rubbed out two pirates and maimed another when the bandidos attempted to hijack a ship on Saturday.

Ahmed Abdullahi, an official with the anti-piracy force in the semi-autonomous Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
region, said the two killed men were part of a group of nine pirates in a boat approaching an unidentified ship near the Gulf of Aden when a naval force opened fire on them.

He said the six other pirates survived the attack and escaped.

Residents in Durduri, a coastal village in Sanaag region, said that on Sunday morning they found two dead bodies, apparently left by the pirates, near the coast.

In recent weeks there has been a resurgence of piracy off Somalia’s coast, after five years of inactivity.
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#1  Barrett's Privateers
Posted by: NanookOfTheNorthish || 04/17/2017 1:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Paging colonel Kratman
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/17/2017 3:08 Comments || Top||


Al Shabaab claims bomb attack on WFP convoy
[SHABELLENEWS] The Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab turbans claimed credit for a roadside kaboom targeted on a convoy carrying WFP employees near Somali capital, Mogadishu on Sunday, April 16.

In a statement posted on its affiliated websites, the turbans said they used a remote controlled landmine to attack the WFP convoy and its escorting soldiers at KM-13 area.

According to Al shabaab, the land mine blast tore through one of the vehicles and inflicted casualties on WFP staff members. There was no independent confirmation on deaths.

So far, the World Food Program (WFP) did not comment on the attack, and the claim of Al shabaab of killing aid workers.

The convoy came under attack as it was returning from IDP camps outside Mogadishu.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egypt’s prosecution detains 3 suspects in church bombing investigation
[AlAhram] Egypt's prosecution detained three alleged members of a terrorist cell on Sunday as part of investigations into the bombing of two churches on Palm Sunday that left dozens killed and injured.

The three suspects will be detained for 15 days pending investigations into their involvement in the terrorist attacks.

On 9 April, two suicide kabooms hit St George's Cathedral in Tanta and St Mark's Cathedral in Alexandria, killing 46 people and injuring dozens in the deadliest attack on Copts in the country's recent history. The attacks were timed to take place on Palm Sunday, at the start of Holy Week, in the run up to Easter, thereby ensuring large-scale casualties.

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....
(IS) group grabbed credit for the attacks, naming the Alexandria jacket wallah as Abu Isaac al-Masry and the Tanta suicide bomber as Abu al-Baraa al-Masry.

One day following the attacks, the interior ministry said that police had killed seven members of a terrorist cell in a shootout in Upper Egypt's Assiut governorate.

The three men detained on Sunday are being investigated on suspicion of joining an illegal group that calls for disobeying authority and overthrowing the state, as well as attacking Christian citizens and their places of worship.

The three suspects are also accused of conducting a terrorist attack in January on a security checkpoint in New Valley governorate, leaving eight coppers dead.

The interior ministry said at the time that the checkpoint attack was executed by 12 bad boys, two of whom were killed by the police during the attack.
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Egypt arrests 13 on suspicion of planning terror attacks
[IsraelTimes] Cells said plotting to strike government and Christian targets in north of country.

The Egyptian authorities have jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
13 suspected forces of Evil allegedly planning to attack Christians and public institutions, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, a week after a couple of deadly church bombings.

The announcement came as Egypt’s Christians marked Easter under tight security a week after Palm Sunday bombings claimed by 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 killed 45 people at churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria.

The "13 terrorist elements" belonged to cells preparing attacks against "government and Christian institutions" and police in four northern provinces including Alexandria, a ministry statement said.
At some point, no doubt, the Egyptian authorities will announce whether the arrestees were Ansar Bayt al Maqdis (ISIS) or one of the Muslim Brotherhood's new militant groups... or a joint task force.
It was not immediately clear when the arrests took place.

Security forces have also discovered two farms in Alexandria and the neighboring province of Beheira that were used to make explosives and store weapons, the ministry added.
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Algerian nurse kidnapped in Misrata, family fears by IS
The family of a 24 year-old Algerian nurse working in Misrata fear that she has been kidnapped by IS terrorists.

The nurse, named only as "Samia" was reportedly seized four days ago on her way work at the city’s teaching hospital. The family say that CCTV pictures show she was surrounded by a group of people, among them a woman, before being bundled into a black car and driven away.

The family from Barbar in eastern Algeria said the nurse had been working in Libya for two years. The Algerian newspaper al-Khober reported that the government in Algiers has appealed to the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
to help secure the young woman’s early release.

The paper reported that the family believed she had been seized by terrorist from the so-called Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
but gave no reasons for their suspicion.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Yemenis Kill 4 Saudi Troops, Attack Military Base
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Yemeni soldiers and allied fighters killed four Saudi troops in sniper fire in the kingdom’s extreme southwest in retaliation for new attacks on the impoverished nation.

The allied forces bumped off one Saudi trooper at the al-Mo’annaq military outpost in the kingdom’s Jizan region on Saturday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported. Separately, Yemeni sharpshooters killed three more Saudi troops in a blitz against military bases in Najran.

A Saudi military vehicle was also destroyed while traveling in the Midi Desert in Jizan.

Al-Masirah published a video, released by Yemen’s War Media, showing mercenaries fleeing the al-Qavieh base in Jizan on board two vehicles, leaving behind their equipment. A Yemeni army unit then goes there and takes away some of the accoutrements.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Mine Kills Saudi Guard on Yemen Border
[An Nahar] A mine blast killed a Saudi border guard on Sunday on the kingdom's southern frontier with war-wracked Yemen, the interior ministry said.

Another three members of the force were maimed in the kaboom in Jizan province, a front man cited by the official SPA news agency said.

Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
has led a coalition battling Iran-backed Houthis in its impoverished southern neighbor for the past two years.

At least 130 Saudi members of the security forces and civilians have been killed, mainly by rockets fired from Yemen, since the coalition intervened in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi in March 2015.

The Saudi-led coalition also comprises the Gulf monarchies of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
and the United Arab Emirates along with Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Sudan.

Despite the coalition intervention, the Huthis still control the capital Sanaa and much of the northern highlands adjacent to the Saudi border.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Germany: Attack on Russian Embassy Foiled ‘at Last Minute'
[Breitbart] The Moroccan migrant suspect at the centre of a foiled plot to launch an attack outside the Russian embassy in Berlin, Germany, was arrested "at the last minute", just hours before the terror attack was due to take place.

The migrant had come to the attention of the security services after discussing his plans on social media under a number of pseudonyms.

New details of the attack have come to light in the German press. As reported by Die Welt, the Moroccan male identified as Mohammed B.H. had told others he intended to infiltrate a protest that would take place outside the Russian embassy during the second weekend of April, and then launch his attack from there.

Die Welt reported that a special police task force acted on intelligence gathered on the suspect, raiding the migrant ’container village’ of 8,000 residents where Mohammed lived at five o’clock on the morning of the day he planned to launch his attack. The Moroccan male attempted to escape, but he was arrested and has now been charged.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/17/2017 09:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [443 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  "at the last minute" is not the same as "just hours before". If there's 007 seconds left on the timer, then I'd say that's at the last minute.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 04/17/2017 9:35 Comments || Top||

#2  I look forward to discovering whether our multi-named asylum seeker belongs to a proper terror organization or if it's Sudden Jihad Syndrome. With all that communication he's clearly not an unconnected lone wolf.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2017 11:21 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish attack kills guard
[Ynet] Kurdish gunnies killed a guard Saturday night during an attack on a vehicle carrying a district official from Yildirim's ruling AK Party in southeast The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's Van province, security sources said. The attack comes in the midst of Turkey's heated referendum vote, whose results are likely to grant President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him...
seemingly unlimited power.

Sources further claimed that Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) gunnies staged the attack in Van's Muradiye district. A second of the AKP official's guards was maimed and 17 people were detained over the attack, they added.

In the southeastern Diyarbakir province, two people were killed and one maimed in a shootout in a village schoolyard which was being used as a polling station, other security sources said. The cause of the clash was not immediately clear.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Blast partially damages house in Bajaur
[DAWN] KHAR: An bomb went off in Mamond tehsil here on late Friday night, partially damaging a house.

Local people and officials suspected that unidentified miscreants had planted a bomb near the main gate of the house of Pacha Gul in Tangai locality which went off with a bang. Fortunately, no loss of life was reported. The main gate was destroyed.

The locals said inmates were asleep when the blast took place.

Following the incident, residents of nearby houses reached the site and launched a hunt for the perpetrators. However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
no one was taken into custody.

Personnel of Bajaur Levies also visited the area on Saturday and examined the site of the blast.

No one grabbed credit for the blast nor did the family blamed anyone for the kaboom.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Suspect shot dead in Lyari ‘encounter’
[DAWN] KARACHI: A suspected gangster was rubbed out in an ’encounter’ late on Friday night in Lyari’s Kalakot area, police said.

They added that the area police acting on a tip-off conducted a targeted raid in Nawalane where they came under attack. In an ensuing encounter, one suspect later identified as Ghulam Nabi alias Gull was killed.

The police claimed to have seized a TT pistol and a hand grenade from his custody.

The dear departed was associated with the Uzair Baloch-led Lyari
...one of the eighteen constituent towns of the city of Karachi. It is the smallest town by area in the city but also the most densely populated. Lyari has few schools, substandard hospitals, a poor water system, limited infrastructure, and broken roads. It is a stronghold of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. Ubiquitous gang activity and a thriving narcotics industry make Lyari one of the most disturbed places in Karachi, which is really saying a lot....
gang, the police said. The ring leader, Uzair Baloch, has been in the custody of the law enforcement agencies over charges of spying.

"Ghulam Nabi was involved in several murder cases," said City SSP Adeel Hussain Chandio. "He looked after drug business in Lyari," the officer added.
Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


‘Terrorist’ killed, wife held in Lahore encounter
More on this story from yesterday.
[DAWN] LAHORE: Personnel of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) killed a suspected hard boy in an encounter in the Factory Area on Friday night and tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
his wife and an accomplice.

The Inter-Services Public Relations said the slain terrorist and his accomplices were planning an attack on an Easter-related ceremony in the city.

Two boom jackets and four grenades were seized from the house of the slain terrorist identified as Ali Tariq.

On Saturday, LEAs took a property dealer, Ayub, and Azeem, owner of the house, into custody for interrogation.

A front man for the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police force claimed that a joint team of CTD and intelligence agency men carried out a search operation in the Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Housing Society on Friday at around 10pm.

The raiding team was attacked from one of the houses in the locality. The team fired back and an encounter ensued. When the firing stopped, the raiding team entered the house and found Ali Tariq, 32, dead.

He is said to be originally a resident of Bedian Road.

The front man said the team arrested a woman and a man but two to three accomplices of Tariq managed to escape by taking advantage of darkness.

According to sources in the CTD, the woman has been identified as Naureen Leghari, a student of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences in Jamshoro, Sindh. She had disappeared from there a few months ago ’to join the hard boy 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’. Later she had come to Lahore and married Tariq.
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Iraq
Islamic State suddenly withdraws from Rawa towards Qaim
[Iraq News] Leader in al-Hashd al-Shaabi in Anbar, Sheikh Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
al-Obeidi announced, on Sunday, that the members 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 suddenly withdrew from Rawa District towards Qaim District.

Obedi said in a press statement that the Islamic State’s members suddenly withdrew, along with their families, from different areas of Rawa District to al-Qaim District, near Iraqi-Syrian borders, west of Anbar.

Leaders of the terrorist group ordered the fighters to evacuate Rawa, in addition to 17 other locations, due to the intensified air strikes carried out by the Army Aviation, Obeidi added.

Furthermore, Obeidi pointed out that the Islamic State members burned several civilian houses, before withdrawing from the city.
Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Center of Damascus Shelled: 2 Civilians Killed, 7 Injured
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] A woman and child were killed after bandidos Death Eaters shelled the center of the Syrian capital of Damascus, while seven other people were maimed, local media reported.

The bandidos Death Eaters fired mortal shells at the Umayyad square in the capital, a Syrian TV broadcaster reported.

In March, two blasts occurred near Bab al-Saghir cemetery in Damascus, claiming the lives of at least 40 people and injuring 120 others. The Tahrir al Sham Death Eaters reportedly grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Jihadist rebels mourn the death of top commander in Daraa
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels of the Ahfad al-Rasoul Brigade mourned the death of their top commander in the Dara’a Governorate on Saturday after intense festivities with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inside the al-Manishiyah District.

’Umran Tawfiq al-’Amri, the commander of the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) unit, was reportedly killed during the battle for al-Manishiyah on Saturday afternoon.

Al-’Amri was a key commander during the battle for Dara’a City; his presence on the battlefield will be greatly missed by the jihadist rebels.
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ISIS suicide bombing rocks Kurdish village north of Raqqa
[ALMASDARNEWS] Kurdish forces of Evil in the town of Tel-Saman were forced to run for cover on Saturday as an ISIS jacket wallah plunged headlong towards their positions and detonated a vehicle packed with explosives in the northern Raqqa countryside.

The suicide bomber was later identified as Abu Hamam ad-Dar’awi, Amaq Agency said.

Al-Masdar News was not able to obtain information regarding Kurdish casualties from the suicide kaboom. Nevertheless, ISIS forces of Evil managed to cross the irrigation river in the area, suggesting there to be weak points in the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) defensive line along the al-Ray canal that flows across the Raqqa governorate.
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Syrian Air Force hammers ISIL near Iraqi border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Air Force hammered bases 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....
terrorist group (banned in Russia) near the border with Iraq on Saturday, Al Ekhbariya television channel said referring to the government forces’ press service.

Syrian government forces bombarded Islamic State’s command center near the town of Abu Kamal and a training camp in the village of Dashisha near the border.

There have been no reports yet on casualties among Islamic State fighters.
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200 Syrian civilians kidnapped by Al-Qaeda faction amid evacuation deal
[ALMASDARNEWS] Over 200 civilians from Fuah and Kafraya have gone missing in the Rashideen neighborhood after they were supposed to enter government-held Aleppo yesterday. Regrettably, most of the missing people are girls.

According to an al-Masdar News source, the Shi’ite residents from Fuah and Kafraya are believed to have been kidnapped by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), an al-Qaeda affiliated rebel faction which stands accused of killing 126 civilians in a car kaboom yesterday.

An eye witness said HTS lured children to the boom-mobile with sweets and chips, only to detonate a massive bomb that killed 68 kids in scenes too gruesome to describe. al-Qaeda considers Shi’ites to be apostates and deviants from Islam.
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Regime airstrikes kill and wound 11 people in Houla, Homs
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] One man was killed and ten more people were maimed Sunday when regime warplanes struck Houla region in central Homs province, local news hound said.

The regime jets carried at raids on Kafrlaha town in rebel-held Houla region, an array of agriculture villages.

Four women, three children and three men were maimed in the aerial attack and more than 15 houses and a school were reduced to rubble.

Zaman al-Wasl report also said the strikes had hit aid depots in Kafrlaha.

In response, powerful Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
hit regime-held village of Maryameen with home-made mortar rounds
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Lebanese Man Critically Wounded in Arsal
[An Nahar] Lebanese citizen Hussein al-Hujeiri was seriously maimed when person or persons unknown shot up him in the Bekaa border town of Arsal before fleeing to an unknown destination, state-run National News Agency reported.

Hujeiri was maimed in the head and has since been rushed to a hospital in the region, NNA said.

The restive town has witnessed numerous similar incidents in recent years.

Extremist snuffies from the al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front and 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....
groups are entrenched in the town's outskirts and in 2014 they overran it before eventually being ousted by the Lebanese army after days of deadly battles.

Members of two groups have since been involved in several violent incidents in and around the town.
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