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Nanagarhar: Senior ISIS leader hailing from India killed in Afghanistan airstrike
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Afghanistan
Afghan Special Forces rescue 9 more hostages from a Taliban prison in Ghor
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in north-western Ghor province of Afghanistan and released nine hostages from a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
prison.

The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Special Forces stormed the Taliban prison in Surkh Balagh Village located in Pasaband district.

The statement further added that the Special Forces rescued nine hostages during the same operation.

The Afghan Special Forces had earlier rescued nine people from a Taliban prison in Ghazni province.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Ghor province has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


11 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces raid, airstrikes in Laghman and Baghlan
[KhaamaPress] The security forces carried out separate operations in eastern 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 repution for great 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.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men.

and northern Baghlan provinces of the country killing at least 11 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters.

The military officials said Tuesday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 6 Taliban fighters and detained 2 others in Alingar district of Laghman.

The officials further added that two Arclight airstrikes were also carried out in Alingar district which killed 2 Taliban fighters.

The security forces also carried out airstrikes in Baghlan-e-Jadid district of Baghlan killing 1 Taliban fighter and wounding two others.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Laghman and Baghlan provinces has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the two provinces and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile,
...back at the bunker, his Excellency called a hurried meeting of his closest advisors. It was to be his last. They discussed the officers's efficiency rating system...
the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


2 civilians killed, 14 wounded in an explosion in Baghlan province
[KhaamaPress] An kaboom in northern Baghlan province killed two civilians and maimed 14 others earlier today, the local security officials said.

The incident took place in Nahrin district of Baghlan after an improvised bomb planted close to a mosque went off.

A front man for Baghlan Police Ahmad Jawid Basharat confirmed that the kaboom took place as a number of people were leaving the mosque after Eid prayers.

He said the victims of the incident are all civilians.

Meanwhile,
...back at the buffalo wallow, Yellow Wolf clutched at his chest and fell from his horse...
the security officials in Nahrin are saying that a cycle of violence packed with explosives exploded close to a mosque in a bid to target a Local Police commander.

The local officials further added that the Local Police commander Haji Aminullah escaped the kaboom unhurt but 2 non-combatants were killed in the blast.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit for the kaboom.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under:


Afghan Special Forces storm another Taliban prison in Ghazni province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces stormed another Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
prison in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The Special Operations Corps of the Afghan Military said the Special Forces of the military rescued 9 people from the prison.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted the operation late on Monday night in the restive Geru district of Ghazni.

According to Special Operations Corps, the Special Forces rescued nine people from the prison including five security personnel and four civilians.

The anti-government armed holy warriors including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Ghazni province has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the province.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


14 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces raid, airstrikes in Khost and Paktika
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces and Air Forces carried out separate operations in south-eastern Khost and Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
provinces killing at least 14 Talibs.

The military officials said Tuesday that the Afghan Special Forces killed 8 Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
fighters in Sabari district of Khost.

The officials further added that the Special Forces also detained three Talibs.

The Air Forces also conducted an Arclight airstrike in Nadir Shah district of Khost killing one Taliban fighter.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the pastor had finally been wrestled from the pulpit.
Y'got the wrong guy! he yelled just before Sergeant Malone's billy club landed...

the security forces conducted an airstrike in Gomal district of Paktika province which killed two Taliban fighters.

A vehicle was also destroyed during the same airstrike, the military officials added.

The security forces also conducted two other airstrikes in Gomal district which killed 3 Talibs.

The airstrikes also destroyed two vehicles which were in jug of Talibs, the military officials said.

The security situation in some districts of both Khost and Paktika provinces remain tense. Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the two provinces.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed elements in the two provinces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Helmand, Nangarhar, Ghazni airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] The joint forces conducted separate Arclight airstrikes in three provinces of the country inflicting heavy casualties on Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters.

The military officials said Monday that the security forces conducted an airstrike in Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
wounding 3 Taliban fighters.

The security forces carried out a similar airstrike in Khugyani 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..
. The airstrike killed at least 2 Taliban fighters.

A similar airstrike killed 16 Taliban fighters in Muqur district of Ghazni province, the sources added.

The anti-government armed bandidos Lions of Islam including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

Helmand and Ghazni are among the volatile provinces in southern and south-eastern parts of the country. Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the two provinces.

Talibs often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities in the restive districts of Helmand and Ghazni provinces.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in the two province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Airstrikes kill 40 Taliban militants in Badghis province
[KhaamaPress] The security forces have conducted a series of Arclight airstrikes in north-western Badghis province of Afghanistan killing 40 Talibs.

The military officials said Monday that the joint security forces conducted the airstrikes in the past 3 days.

The officials further added that the joint forces targeted the bully boyz Bala Murghab district of the province.

Badghis‐Strikes in support of Afghan forces in Bala Murghab have killed 40 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters over the last three days.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Badghis province has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the province.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.

Similarly, the U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive districts of Badghis to suppress Taliban and other anti-government krazed killers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


17 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces operation, airstrikes in Uruzgan and Zabul
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan killing at least 12 fighters.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted the operation in chorah district of the province, the military sources said Monday.

The sources further added that the Special Forces conducted the operation to disrupt Taliban
...Arabic for students...
operations in the district.

Furthermore, the security forces conducted an Arclight airstrike in Mizan district of Zabul province killing 4 Taliban fighters.

The security forces also conducted an airstrike in Shah Joy district of Zabul province killing 1 Taliban fighter, the sources added.

The anti-government armed Lions of Islam including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

Both Uruzgan and Zabul are among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan.

Talibs are active in some restive districts of both Uruzgan and Zabul province.

The anti-government armed elements often attempt to conduct terrorist related activities in the restive districts of the two provinces.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?...
the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive districts of Uruzgan and Zabul to suppress Taliban and other anti-government holy warriors.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Architect of deadly attack on Kabul police check killed in armed forces operation
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces have killed the main architect of a deadly attack on a police check post in Kabul city.

Nasrat Rahimi, a front man for the ministry of interior told news hounds in Kabul that the security forces have killed the architect of the attack on Doghabad police check post.

He said a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group leader identified as Qari Shafiq had plotted the attack on police check post in Doghabad area of Kabul city.

Rahimi further added that the security forces killed Qari Shafiq and scores of other hard boyz in Wardak province.

According to Rahimi, the security forces conducted the operation four days ago.

A group of armed hard boyz launched an attack on a police check post in Doghabad area of Kabul city on 19th of May.

The armed forces of Evil killed at least three coppers and injured six others before fleeing the area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Well that should do it! This killing will surely put us over the top and eliminate the need for an 18th year or war on top of the 17 unsuccessful years we've already done. Victory is just around the corner!

What's that you say? This war is hugely profitable and will never be allowed to end? Not today, not tomorrow, not in 50 years? We don't even have e defined victory condition? Gosh, it's like the entire objective in the first place was never to win. It would be like the Left admitting racism has been solved.

"Gentlemen, we must protect our phoney baloney jobs! Harrumph harrumph!"
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/05/2019 16:39 Comments || Top||

#2  The only reason this conflict has dragged on so long is because of half measures. Half measures necessary to protect your precious collaterals. It's a conundrum. How does one decisively end a war ? With overwhelming force and an attack which shatters the spirit of the enemy. Why can't we do it ? We value our humanity.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/05/2019 17:04 Comments || Top||


Helmand: 13 Talibs airstruck, peaceful idiots march themselves into being kidnapped


Airstrikes kill 13 Taliban militants in Helmand province

[KhaamaPress] The security forces carried out a series of airstrikes in three districts of Helmand province killing at least 13 Taliban militants.

The military officials said Tuesday that an airstrike killed 5 Taliban fighters and wounded 2 others in Marjah district of Helmand.

In the meantime, an airstrike killed two fighters in Sangin district of Helmand.

A similar airstrike killed 6 Taliban fighters in Nahr-e-Saraj district of the province, the informed military officials said.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.

Helmand is among the volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan.

Taliban Takes 25 Members Of Peace Movement Apparently For Talks
Children’s Crusade redux accomplishes inevitable result:
[ToloNews] At least 25 members of the People’s Peace Movement have been taken by the Taliban probably for talks about issues around the Afghan peace process, one member of the movement confirmed on Sunday.

The 50-member peace convoy began their journey to Taliban-influenced areas in southern Helmand province on Thursday, May 31.

According to one member of the movement, they will meet the Taliban in Musa Qala district – which has been under Taliban influence for the past four years.

Pacha Khan Mawladad, a member of the People’s Peace Movement, says Taliban has taken another 20 members of the movement at around 5pm on Monday. He says this is concerning and that they have no idea whether the Taliban has taken the activists for talks.

The four members who will talk with the Taliban are head of the movement Iqbal Khyber, spokesman of the movement Bismillah Watandost, and two senior members of the movement Ghulam Sarwar Ghafari and Haji Farhad Adil.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said they are not aware of the issue but they will comment on it after their assessments.

Members of the movement on Friday said that they will pass on the message of peace to the Taliban and will take the message of locals to the world.

“It will take six days to reach Musa Qala district and there we will meet with the residents and will listen to them and pass on their message to the world,” said Iqbal Khyber, head of the movement.

“So far, peace message was not delivered to areas under Taliban influence but now we want to do this,” said Ghulam Sarwar Ghafari, a member of the movement.

THE HELMAND PEACE CONVOY
The People’s Peace Movement, also called the Helmand Peace Convoy, initially started their activities when a group of at least a dozen activists staged a protest in Lashkargah City last year in March 2018 against an attack that killed around 16 people that month. About a month later, the activists left Helmand on foot for Kabul.

The activists walked through towns and villages, crossed provinces and met with local residents along the way. For 38 days, they walked and as they progressed, so their numbers grew.

About 700kms later, the group of eight had grown to an estimated 100. They arrived in Kabul on June 18 and handed over demands for a ceasefire and peace to both the Afghan government and the Taliban.

During their stay in Kabul, they held sit-in protests outside diplomatic offices in Kabul. They also met with President Ghani on a Kabul street where they asked him to accelerate the peace efforts.

The activists, whose ages ranged from 17 to 65, came from all walks of life and include students, athletes and farmers among others. It was these and other activists that then extended their walk from Kabul to Balkh.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Nanagarhar: Senior ISIS leader hailing from India killed in Afghanistan airstrike
[KhaamaPress] An Arclight airstrike has killed a big shot 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan.

Hailing from India, Rashid Abdullah was the leader of the Kerala module of ISIS terrorist group.

An unidentified ISIS operative has confirmed the killing of Rashid Abdullah by issuing a message in Telegram application.

The airstrikes also killed two other Indians, two women and four children, according to the message obtained by Times of India.

The airstrike was apparently carried out 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.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Nangarhar province has tanked during the recent years.

Both Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS gunnies are active in remote and restive areas of the province.

The anti-government armed elements often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities in Jalalabad city and other parts of Nangarhar.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie was cracking himself up, but nobody else seemed to be getting the non-stop jokes...
the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive districts of Nangarhar to suppress ISIS, Taliban and other anti-government Death Eaters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  An unidentified ISIS operative has confirmed the killing of Rashid Abdullah by issuing a message in Telegram application.

There's a fun fact.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2019 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Actually, so far 27 men and 9 women from India have been rubbed out in Af, by US and Af forces. With great thanks and blessings from Indians.

Several went to join the IS. All reported having been treated as janitors and masturbatory aids by their 'heroes'. Some even called Ma and Pa back home to beg the foreign office to rescue them when they didn't get the Mad Max adventure they went for.

Rather than report their ignominious existence truthfully, some reveled in servitude, signed their letters to prospective recruits using suffixes like 'Al-Hindi', 'Emir of whatever', etc.

In reality, he was no leader. Just another fool sitting at a terminal and writing messages to recruits, making posters and e-mail threats for the real leaders.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/05/2019 16:38 Comments || Top||

#3  And now he's a curry smudge. Thanks Dron66046
Posted by: Frank G || 06/05/2019 19:00 Comments || Top||


Five killed as govt bus hit in Kabul blast
[DAWN] A bomb attached into a bus carrying Afghan government workers has killed at least five people and maimed 10 others in the capital, Kabul, Afghan officials said on Monday.

Wahidullah Mayar, front man for the public health ministry, said the numbers could still rise. Nasrat Rahimi, front man for the interior ministry, said the employees belong to the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission.

Ahmad Shah, an eyewitness at the scene of the attack, said: "Five to seven bodies were on the street, a few of them were martyred and others were maimed." He said some of the victims were "burning inside the bus no one was able to enter." No group immediately grabbed credit for the attack, but both Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and the turban 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 are active in Kabul and have staged attacks there.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab attacks US-trained forces’ base in Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
fighters were reported to have attacked a Somali special forces’ base in Lower Shabelle region on Monday morning.

The attack occurred at K-60, where soldiers from the US-trained Danab unit are stationed.

The ambush has sparked hours-long shootout between the snuffies and Danab troops which inflicted casualties on both sides, according to the local residents.

It’s yet unclear the exact number of the fatalities.

The attack comes hours after a roadside kaboom blast on a convoy carrying Alfa Group forces in Bariire village, which is located about 60-km southwest of Mogadishu.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egypt attack: 8 Soldiers killed in raid on Sinai checkpoint
[Aljazeera] Fighters have killed eight Egyptian security personnel at a security checkpoint in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said.

"Terrorist elements targeted a checkpoint west of El Arish early this morning... The exchange of fire killed fire terrorist elements and eight police were martyred," a ministry statement said on Wednesday.

Some fighters escaped and security forces are following "their movements", the ministry added.

"Eight killed and three wounded were transferred to El Arish public hospital. All of the victims were Central Security Force personnel," a medical source told the AFP news agency.

Egyptian state TV said there were fears the death toll could rise as there were reports of attacks on multiple checkpoints.

The attack came at the start of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

No group has claimed responsibility so far for the early morning attack and authorities have not yet commented on the incident.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2019 05:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Subsaharan
Islamic State claims deadly attack in east Congo's Ebola zone
[Rooters] 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....
grabbed credit on Tuesday for a deadly overnight attack in an area of eastern Congo hit by an Ebola epidemic, although its account of the violence differed from local reports.

The deputy mayor of Beni in the eastern Democratic of Congo said 13 non-combatants were killed late on Monday in an attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) - a group thought to be linked to Islamic State.

"The victims were killed by bullets and others by bladed weapons," Mayor Modeste Bakwanamaha told Rooters.

In a statement on the messaging website Telegram, Islamic State said it was behind the attack. It said it had targeted the Congolese army in Beni, killing or wounding 25 people.

The bloodshed added to widespread insecurity that has hampered efforts to contain the second-worst Ebola epidemic on record. The number of cases hit 2,000 this week as the rate of infection accelerated.

Bakwanamaha said the latest violence was likely a response to a crackdown by the Congolese army last week that killed 26 ADF members after they attacked an army position in Ngite.

The ADF has never claimed allegiance to Islamic State, but Islamic State said last Thursday its 'Central Africa Province' affiliate had inflicted "dozens of casualties" on Congolese forces, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors online jihadist activity.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2019 07:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Saudi officials arrest over 60 people for supporting Palestinian Hamas movement
Absolutely fascinating.
[PRESSTV] 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...
n authorities have reportedly nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
more than 60 people, including Paleostinians and Saudis, on charges of supporting the Paleostinian Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede, resistance movement.

Lebanese Arabic-language daily newspaper al-Akhbar, citing informed sources who requested anonymity, reported on Monday that officials in the conservative kingdom have been conducting a campaign against Saudi nationals and Paleostinian expatriates for more than two months, detaining dozens of people over affiliation to the Paleostinian group.

The report added that the most prominent figure among those arrested is Dr. Muhammad al-Khudari, who represented Hamas movement between mid-1990s and 2003 in Saudi Arabia.

Even though Khudari has left his position for years, he was detained and is now "being kept in detention under difficult conditions," according to family members.

Al-Ahbar went on to say that the campaign of arrests coincided with the closure and tight control of bank accounts, and a ban on sending any money from Saudi Arabia to the Gazoo Strip.

Saudi officials have apparently leveled charges of "supporting a terrorist movement and money laundering in support of terrorism and extremism" against those arrested.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


The Grand Turk
Operation Claw: Turkey’s PKK offensive enters second week
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
claims to have "neutralized" dozens of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas since festivities escalated this week on Mount Khakurk, Kurdistan Region. The PKK says it has killed at least a dozen Ottoman Turkish soldiers in the last four days.

Turkey launched Operation Claw on May 27, targeting PKK positions inside the Kurdistan Region, close to its border with Turkey and Iran.

Hukusi Akar, Turkey’s defense minister, visited Ottoman Turkish troops in the border city of Yuksekova, Hakkari province late Monday.

There, he said Ottoman Turkish soldiers are conducting "a great fight in rugged terrain" and have "neutralized" 28 PKK fighters since the offensive began, according to a ministry statement.

The Ottoman Turkish army regularly uses the term neutralized to refer to those killed, maimed, or otherwise removed from the battlefield.

A further 25 PKK fighters have been neutralized in separate Ottoman Turkish military operations in the Kurdistan Region and 11 others inside Turkey, the defense minister said, bringing the total to 64 since May 27.

The operation has utilized fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, artillery, and ground forces. It centers on Mount Khakurk in the northern part of Erbil province.

Recent footage captured by locals showed great plumes of smoke rising from the mountainside. Ankara is widely reported to have targeted PKK positions with a domestically-build ballistic missile.

In a statement published Monday, the Peoples’ Defence Forces (HPG), the armed wing of the PKK, said its fighters had killed 12 Ottoman Turkish soldiers on Mount Khakurk between May 30 and June 1.

A "considerable number" of Ottoman Turkish troops have been injured, it said, while confirming two of its fighters had been killed.

One Ottoman Turkish soldier and an unspecified number of "high-ranking soldiers" have been killed on the Ottoman Turkish side of the border in the most recent PKK attacks, the HPG said.

The PKK, an gang fighting for greater political and cultural rights for Kurds in Turkey, has fought a decades-long war with the Ottoman Turkish state.

The group uses the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a safe haven. It is currently headquartered in the Qandil Mountains.

Turkey has repeatedly launched cross-border incursions and bombing raids targeting the group in violation of Iraq’s illusory sovereignty.

Civilians are routinely caught in the crossfire. Villagers in Duhok stormed a Ottoman Turkish air force outpost in January after Arclight airstrikes killed six civilians.

Both Erbil and Baghdad have called on Ankara to halt its attacks and demanded the PKK withdraw from their territory.

Iraqi President Barham Salih "stressed the need to safeguard Iraqi illusory sovereignty and rejected any unilateral military action beyond Iraq’s borders," when he met with his Ottoman Turkish counterpart Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
in Istanbul last week.
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Iraq
IS attack wounds two Iraqi soldiers in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two Iraqi soldiers were maimed in an armed attack by Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
bully boyz on an army checkpoint in Diyala province, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said that IS bully boyz launched an attack on an army checkpoint in Beni Zayd village, 21 km south of Baqubah, last night, leaving two soldiers maimed.

The source added that the security forces launched a probe into the incident and started a search operation for the perpetrators of the attack.
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Anbar antics: 6 turbans toes up in 3 events, 4 ISF troops killed in ambush


Two Islamic State militants killed in gunfight with Iraqi forces in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces killed on Tuesday two 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....
forces of Evil in the western province of Anbar, an Iraqi mayor said.

Shaker Mahmoud, the mayor of Anbar’s al-Ameriya district, told al-Ahd news website that an army force, backed by coppers and tribal fighters, clashed with two IS bully boys, who infiltrated into al-Abar city in western the district coming from neighboring Syria.

The two bad boyz were potted in the shootout, the mayor added.

Earlier in the day, an IS jacket wallah was killed while driving his cycle of violence in al-Qa’im district, west of Anbar.

ISIS claims killing of Iraqi Army soldiers north of Baghdad

[Rudaw] Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) killed three "terrorists" after a patrol with the 59th Brigade was ambushed in a town in southern Anbar on Tuesday morning, the Iraqi Security Media Cell has announced.

The Iraqi Army said it came under a surprise attack, near the town of Tarmiya, around 25 kilometers north of Baghdad. The Islamic State (ISIS) also claimed responsibility for the attack.

ISF stated it was conducting a patrol for "terrorist elements," when one of its vehicles was targeted by an improvised-bomb (IED). That led to an exchange of gunfire that killed four ISF members and maimed four others as the Iraqi forces received reinforcements.

ISF's media cell also reported that the Iraqi forces were from Anbar.

An ISIS propaganda group on Telegram claimed the attack, saying they led an ambush with a roadside kaboom and later used gunfire.

"All terrorist elements were killed," stated the ISF. It detailed that after the deaths of the "three terrorists" follow-up investigations will continue.

The town of Tarmiya in Anbar ‐ Iraq's largest province ‐ lies on the border with Baghdad province.

Remnants of the Lions of Islam are active in northern Iraq, particularly in disputed areas of Nineveh, Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Saladin, and Diyala provinces, but incidents of the group conducting attacks near the Iraqi capital are rare.

The group seems to be targeting mukhtars (local neighborhood or village chieftains) particularly in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the country's second-largest city.

To the east, the Lions of Islam have targeted civilians in a Ramadan bombing in Kirkuk city on Thursday night and burned thousands of dunams of crop fields in and around the disputed province throughout May.

Abdul-Mahdi told his National Security Council on Sunday that better cooperation is needed between Iraqi and Peshmerga forces in the disputed areas like Kirkuk. Poor relations between the government of former Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki and provincial officials set the conditions for ISIS to control about a quarter of Iraq in 2014 as they threatened to overrun Iraq and Kurdistan Region's capitals.
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6 Iraqi security men killed in armed attack in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Six Iraqi coppers were killed Tuesday while on mission to arrest perpetrators of a terrorist attack in Salahuddin province.

The Iraqi Security Media Cell, in a press statement, stated that a security force came under attack as they launched a manhunt for a terrorist cell implicated in the kaboom of a police vehicle in al-Tarmiyah district in Salahuddin.

Six coppers were killed in the attack and the corpse count is expected to rise, the statement read.

Three of the attackers were killed in the operation as well, it added.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack, but 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) krazed killer group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting security forces across Iraq.

Between June 2014 and December 2017, the Islamic State group controlled 88,000 sq km of territory stretching from western Syria to eastern Iraq, imposing its brutal rule on almost eight million people.

The krazed killer group secured billions of dollars in revenue from oil, extortion, robbery and kidnapping.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Gaza incendiary devices spark 3 fires in Eshkol region
[IsraelTimes] Three brush fires near the Gazoo border are said to have been caused by incendiary devices launched from the Paleostinian enclave.

The determination comes from the Fire and Rescue Services after firefighters gained control over the fires in the Eshkol Regional Council area.
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#1  Random HE artillery to spark fires in Gaza would be an effective response. Burn it to the ground
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#2  I like the way you think frank g
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PA stops Islamist group from performing holiday prayers in Hebron mosque
[IsraelTimes] Crackdown comes as Hizb al-Tahrir supporters mark Eid al-Fitr on Monday, contradicting PA-appointed grand mufti of Jerusalem; social media pictures appear to show use of force.
I had no idea Hizb-ut-Tahrir was active in the Israeli area.
Pictures and videos posted on social media appeared to show PA security security forces detaining Hizb al-Tahrir supporters in the area around the al-Abrar Mosque and employing force against some of them.

Hizb al-Tahrir, which supports the establishment of a caliphate ruled by Islamic law, declared on Monday that Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the conclusion of Ramadan, would start that evening, contradicting Mohammed Hussein, the PA-appointed grand mufti of Jerusalem who had announced that the festival would commence Tuesday night.

"Supporters and members of Hizb al-Tahrir tried to carry out holiday prayers in the al-Abrar Mosque in Hebron, but our security forces stopped them from doing so," the bigwig, who works at PA headquarters in Hebron, said. "While they can do what they want in their homes, they do not have the right to use a mosque to revolt against the official Paleostinian position on when Eid al-Fitr starts."

According to Islamic tradition, Eid al-Fitr starts upon the first sighting of the new moon following the month of Ramadan. Hizb al-Tahrir declared that Eid al-Fitr would start Monday evening after a number of Moslem-majority countries, including 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...
, the United Arab Emirates and 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. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
, announced that it would begin at that time.

The Islamist group maintains that even if one Moslem-majority country declares it has seen the new moon, all Moslems should begin celebrating Eid al-Fitr.

Baher Saleh, an official in Hizb al-Tahrir’s media office, declined to comment on Tuesday’s incident, noting that his group does not communicate with Israeli news outlets.

However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
he told Rooters that PA security forces placed in durance vile
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
13 persons in the area surrounding the mosque.

The Hebron-based official accused Hizb al-Tahrir of declaring the start of the holiday Monday evening to undermine the PA.

"What they did was a political move," he said. "They did that to undermine the PA’s illusory sovereignty, which is something we cannot tolerate."

Jihad Harb, a Ramallah-based researcher, said that the PA sometimes cracks down on Hizb al-Tahrir’s activities.

"There have been occasions when the PA did not allow Hizb al-Tahrir to hold public gatherings, but there have been many other occasions when it permitted it to do so," he said, adding that PA security forces do not have major concerns about Hizb al-Tahrir because its members have not used violence to achieve their goals.

Hizb al-Tahrir was established in 1953 by Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, a Moslem scholar and Islamic court judge who was born in the Haifa area.

Omran Risheq, a Paleostinian analyst, described the group’s ideology in a 2008 article published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: "Hizb al-Tahrir made the idea of resurrecting the caliphate a permanent watchword of its political activity and a religious duty, in addition to being a panacea for the political, economic, and social problems of the world’s Moslems."

Harb also said that Hizb al-Tahrir does not have many members compared to other Paleostinian groups, such as Fatah.

"Most of their members live in Hebron and Jerusalem," he said, estimating that some 5,000-7,000 Paleostinians actively support it.
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#1  not a trivial issue if you buy the theology and the religious response to the theology

if you celebrate Eid al Fitr too early you are celebrating when you should be contemplating and fasting and this would add to your punishment in purgatory/hell
Posted by: lord garth || 06/05/2019 13:10 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian air defenses intercept, shoot down terrorist drones in Hama
[PRESSTV] Syrian air defense systems have intercepted and shot down a squadron of unmanned aerial vehicles launched by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in the country’s western-central province of Hama.

The Arabic service of Russia's Sputnik news agency, citing an unnamed Syrian military source, reported late on Tuesday that Syrian army reconnaissance teams were able to detect a number of aircraft as they were approaching a helipad of a government military site in Jubb Ramlah village, located about 189 kilometers (118 mi) north of the capital Damascus.
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