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Houthis kill imam, 9 worshippers for following Saudi Eid al-Fitr moon sighting
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Afghanistan
Afghan forces storm another Taliban prison in Zurmat district of Paktiya
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces stormed another prison of the Talibs in south-eastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The Special Operations Corps in a statement said the Special Forces stormed a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
prison in Zurmat district and rescued one hostage.

The statement further added that the Special Forces conducted the operation late on Wednesday night.

The Special Forces also destroyed a Taliban prison and a compound of the group during the same operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


84 People Rescued From Taliban Prison In Faryab
[ToloNews] At least 84 people were rescued from a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
prison in a night raid in northern Faryab province on Wednesday night, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement on Thursday.

The night raid was conducted by Afghan commandos with support of Resolute Support forces in Shakh village of Qaisar district where the Taliban prison was destroyed, the statement said.

"At least 20 Taliban terrorists, four members of ISIS and eight foreigners who were among the prisoners were identified and incarcerated
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
," the statement said.

Three Taliban fighters were killed in the operation, the statement added.

Taliban has not commented on this report.
Khaama Press adds:
The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Afghan forces conducted the operation in Shakh area of Qaisar district.

The Afghan forces transferred the freed hostages to Maimana airport, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

Furthermore, the Afghan forces placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
ten foreign ISIS members who had defected to Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
in Darzab district last year.

The security forces also killed three prison guards of Taliban and arrested three others during the operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Libyan coast guard intercepts some 100 Europe-bound migrants
[AlArabiya] Libya’s coasties says it has intercepted a boat carrying nearly 100 Europe-bound migrants colonists, including women and kiddies, off the country’s Mediterranean coast.

Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Tuesday that the rubber vessel had 92 African and Bengali migrants colonists, including 11 women and four children. They were intercepted Monday off the coast of the western town of Garaboli, 60 kilometers east of the capital, 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...
He says the migrants colonists were given humanitarian and medical aid and then taken to a refugee camp in the Tajoura district of eastern Tripoli.

Libya became a major conduit for African migrants colonists and refugees fleeing to Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
after the 2011 uprising that ousted and killed longtime ruler Muammar Qadaffy
...who single-handedly turned a moderately prosperous kingdom into a dictator's fantasyland and was then murdered by his indignant subjects 42 years later...
Libyan authorities have stepped up efforts to stem the flow of migrants colonists, with European assistance.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Egypt security forces kill 14 terrorists involved in Al-Arish attack
[AlAhram] Egypt’s security forces killed 14 terrorist elements Wednesday in pursuit of those involved in an attack against a security checkpoint earlier in North Sinai’s El-Arish city, the Egyptian interior ministry announced.
"kill" is good
According to a ministry statement, security forces managed to locate the preparators in an abandoned house they used as a hideout in a remote area in El-Arish city.

The statement added that as soon as the suspects realised that security forces had besieged them, they opened fire.

Fourteen automatic rifles and three bombs were found in the hideout, the statement read.

High State Security is currently investigating the incident.

Early Wednesday morning, eight Egyptian coppers were killed in an attack against a security checkpoint south of El-Arish.

Five terrorist elements were killed in the shootout between the coppers and the attackers while the rest expeditiously departed at a goodly pace.

Late Wednesday, an Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
affiliated group in North Sinai grabbed credit in an online statement, claiming that 10 coppers were killed in two attacks: one at a checkpoint south of El-Arish and another at a checkpoint in a "nearby area."
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Houthis kill imam, 9 worshippers for following Saudi Eid al-Fitr moon sighting
[AlArabiya] An imam and nine worshippers were killed following Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militia attacks on a number of mosques for celebrating Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, after 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...
announced the sighting of the Shawwal crescent, Yemen’s information minister Muammar al-Eryani and local media reported.

According to al-Eryani, the militias stormed mosques during Eid prayer in Houthi-controlled areas, including Sanaa and Dhamar.
More right-wing white supremacist...oh...wait
"The Houthi militia prevented the majority of honorable citizens in their areas of control from celebrating Eid al-Fitr and stormed a number of mosques and placed in durance vile
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
citizens in Sanaa, Dhamar, Hajjah, and Ibb who refused to comply with its decision to postpone the celebration," al-Eryani tweeted on Tuesday night.

Local media reports stated that the imam and worshippers were rubbed out at a mosque in the Qiva district in al-Bayda, after they refused to stop their Eid prayers on Tuesday when ordered to do so by Houthi militiamen.

Sanaa residents also reported that the Houthi-controlled Religious Endowments and Guidance offices instructed religious guides and holy warriors to monitor other "violating" mosques.

Yemenis on Monday were deeply divided over when the first day of Eid would be, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, when Moslems fast from sunrise to sunset.

In the southern port city of Aden, the legitimate Yemeni government declared that Tuesday would be the first day of Eid, while the Houthi militias, who control the capital Sanaa and other northern Yemeni provinces, declared that Wednesday, June 5 would be the first day of Eid.

This is the first time the country was divided over the moon sighting marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, despite years of deadly conflict between Yemen’s government and the Houthis.

Local activists said the Houthis wanted to challenge the Yemeni government, supported by Saudi Arabia, by announcing that Eid would commence one day later.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  This is the first time the country was divided over the moon sighting marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, despite years of deadly conflict between Yemen’s government and the Houthis.

Moon worshipers.
The end of Civilization will be determined by Cosmic Design.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2019 16:40 Comments || Top||

#2  I hope they kill each and every one of... themselves.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/07/2019 17:49 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
U.S. Detained 144,000 Migrants in May, Up 32% since April
[AnNahar] U.S. authorities detained or blocked more than 144,000 migrants colonists at the border with Mexico in May, up 32 percent since April as Central Americans flock to the United States seeking asylum, official figures showed Wednesday.

Customs and Border Protection officials said most of the migrants colonists were families from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and the total included some 57,718 children.

The total number of migrants colonists detained in the past month was nearly triple that of a year ago, underscoring the surge that has overwhelmed border agents and sparked a deep crisis in U.S. relations with Mexico, which Washington has accused of abetting the immigrant flow.

"We are in a full-blown emergency. The system is broken," said CBP Acting Commissioner John Sanders.

The numbers were released hours before top Mexican officials were to meet with Vice President Mike Pence over 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...
's threat to impose steep tariffs on Mexican goods starting Monday if it doesn't do something to keep the migrants colonists from reaching the US frontier.

Sanders said there had been no let-up in the numbers of border crossers in the first days of June, and that the Border Patrol now has nearly 19,000 migrants colonists in jug.

Officials said that the pace of arrivals of undocumented migrants colonists -- 677,000 in the first eight months of the fiscal year -- is the highest since 2006, when single men from Mexico were the main migrants colonists, compared to families from Central America today.

Sanders said more were arriving in large groups, including one single group of 1,036 which arrived in El Paso, Texas on May 29, the day before Trump announced his tariff threat.

Underlining the extent of the crisis, officials said that other nationalities from around the world are joining the trek from Central America to the southern US border.

That included a single group of 117 people from sub-Saharan Africa, including Angolans and 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...
ians, detained at Del Rio, Texas last week.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking




#4  Hundreds of African migrants cross US-Mexico border in Texas over past week: reports
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||


Down Under
Australia meth bust: shipment of speakers used to hide largest onshore seizure
[CNN] Australian authorities made the country's largest onshore methamphetamine seizure when police found 1.6 tons of drugs hidden in a shipment of stereo speakers from Thailand, the federal agency announced on Friday.

Australian Border Force (ABF) officials discovered the drugs when crews X-rayed the packaged boxes of speakers and anomalies were detected. A total of nearly 1.6 tons of meth, which officials said is equal to almost 16 million drug deals, was recovered from the cargo shipment at the Melbourne Container Examination Facility.

The speakers were packaged and sealed in a cargo shipment.

"This is the largest meth bust we've ever seen in this country, and demonstrates not only the brazen nature of those involved in this criminal activity, but the resolve of the ABF in Victoria and around the country to stop these imports," Craig Palmer, ABF Regional Commander Victoria, said in the statement.

Authorities said the record drug bust had an estimated street value of $1.2 billion Australian dollars, which is equivalent to $837 million US dollars. Along with meth, 37 kilograms of heroin was also found stashed in vacuumed-sealed packages inside the speakers.

"Last financial year the ABF made 43,000 detections of illicit drugs weighing more than 11.8 tons -- so this seizure is equal to more than 13% of the total drugs we seized last financial year," said Palmer.

At this time no arrests have been made as the investigation continues.

In January, US authorities confiscated almost a billion dollars' worth of methamphetamine bound for Australia, in the largest-ever seizure of the drug on American soil, Australian police announced after a joint operation. In that seizure, the drugs were found hidden inside electronic equipment.
We had a report of that January bust. On the Australian side, the recipients are the so-called bikie gangs — Middle Eastern lads, primarily Lebanese. There are Sunni bikie gangs, Shiite bikie gangs, and even one called Soldiers of Islam. Along with the usual, they’re fond of stolen rocket launchers and molesting women on Australian beaches. The January article showed new linkages between Australia’s narco-jihadis and the Hispano-American drug routes that have been connected to Hizbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp. One wonders what connections are revealed by the Thai sourcing.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2019 10:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Europe
Oslo Police Arrest ‘Allah hu Akbar’ Knife Attacker Suspect
[Breitbart] Police in the Norwegian capital tossed in the clink
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
a man in his 30s suspected of stabbing at least one person, with witnesses claiming he yelled "Allahu Akbar" during the attack.
"we'll probably never know his motivation"
The attack occurred at around 8 am on Tuesday and saw the man, who is said to originally be from Russia, threaten several people in the Grunerløkka area of the city, Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang reports.

While a number of people were threatened by the suspect, one man, a migrant from the Philippines, was stabbed after trying to help one of the people being threatened by the Russian.

The brother of the stabbing victim described the incident saying: "Witnesses on the spot say that the man with the knife tried to attack a colleague of my brother, totally unprovoked. If my brother hadn’t tried to help him, it could have been much worse. My brother tried to take the knife off of him, but instead got stabbed."
Sounds like Sudden Jihad Syndrome to me. The only question is whether he is a connected known wolf or a colonist with known psychiatric problems.
According to the brother, the victim had been rushed to hospital where he was treated for a punctured lung and is now in stable, pH balanced condition.

Shortly after the stabbing, police arrived on the scene and were able to subdue the attacker using electric tasers. Despite multiple witnesses claiming the man shouted "Allah hu Akbar" while he ran around threatening people, police say that they are currently not treating the incident as a terror attack.
"We tased him - for a couple hours, then had to recharge our units"
"We do not currently have information that indicates that this is a terror-related incident," police officer Anne Alræk Solem, who heads the serious violent crime division, said.

The stabbing comes only months after another case in the city that involved another Russian man who stabbed a woman in a supermarket in January which was investigated as an act of terror.

"The man said under questioning that he wanted to kill several people and that this was an act of terror," the head of the Norwegian police’s security service (PST) Benedicte Bjoernland said after the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  "We do not currently have information that indicates that this is a terror-related incident," police officer Anne Alræk Solem, who heads the serious violent crime division, said.

"The man said under questioning that he wanted to kill several people and that this was an act of terror,"

"No no no, you don't mean that, Abdul."

Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/07/2019 7:34 Comments || Top||

#2  The ancestors of these creatures were vikings
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/07/2019 7:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Damn shame.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/07/2019 8:03 Comments || Top||

#4  blonde scandahoovians were never given to big brains
Posted by: 746 || 06/07/2019 12:26 Comments || Top||

#5  I am reminded of The Far Side, where the scientists are studying dolphins, the dolphins are speaking Spanish but the scientists don't get it.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/07/2019 15:42 Comments || Top||


Pakistani Illegal Migrant Charged with Murder of French Student
[Breitbart] A Pak migrant, said to be in La Belle France illegally, has been tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
and charged with the murder of a 23-year-old female student whose body was found in the trunk of her car last month in the commune of Valenton.

According to Sherlocks, Sandra B. had been suffocated and her body was found in the trunk of her car several days after she had gone missing, although Sherlocks said there was no sign of sexual violence.

The 33-year-old Pak male was subsequently arrested and charged this week by the Créteil prosecutor with kidnapping, murder, alteration of a scene of the crime, and several other charges, Le Gay Pareeien reports.

The 23-year-old victim had been working at an internship at a company supplying ice cream to the Franprix chain of supermarkets and her phone’s last known location was at a Franprix shop in Quincy-sous-Sénart, where the Pak suspect had been working.
Internship. Vixen!
Police became suspicious of the undocumented Democrat after he had booked a ticket to Italia the day the body of the victim had been discovered and put out an international arrest warrant for him but had difficulty tracking him down. On Monday, the 33-year-old turned himself into a cop shoppe in the 17th arrondissement of Gay Paree.

Investigators say they are still examining the possible motive for the murder but have so far not established any prior connections between Sandra B. and the arrested migrant.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Rejection of course. He's a pakistainer.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/07/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Paki
Illegal
Migrant
Murder
France

Stupid girl!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2019 16:36 Comments || Top||


Several hundred migrants rescued from Mediterranean by Malta
[AlAhram] Malta’s armed forces rescued nearly 400 migrants colonists in four separate sea operations on Wednesday and brought them all ashore to the small Mediterranean island, the military said.

A government official said it was one of the largest number of arrivals to Malta in many months.

An army source said other migrant boats were being monitored in the central Mediterranean, and it was not immediately clear if the Maltese authorities planned to intervene.

NGOs have reported that several boats are trying to cross the Mediterranean and reach Europe.

Sea Watch International said on Twitter that a rubber dinghy with at least 80 people on board was deflating about 50 nautical miles north of Garabulli in Libya. "Many people in the water, high probability of missing and drowned," it said, adding that the Libyan Coast Guard was on the scene.

Malta has repeatedly said its patrol boats will only rescue migrants colonists when they are seen to be in distress.

Malta and neighbouring Italia have closed their ports over the past year to charity ships that pick up migrants colonists off the coast of Libya and have called on the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
to share out any arriving migrants colonists between the various member states.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  "Are we there yet ? In Sweden ? You are swedish, yes ?"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/07/2019 8:10 Comments || Top||

#2  What's the sound a paddle on a sinking lifeboat makes?

"Swiss, swiss, swiss..."
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2019 16:42 Comments || Top||

#3  HA HA Skidmark, you're a nutter.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/07/2019 17:42 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
2 soldiers martyred in Balochistan while on Eid patrol duty
Snip. Duplicate — see next article below.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2019 02:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  When I get martyred I hope they wrap me in bacon and feed me to the pigs.
Posted by: jpal || 06/07/2019 17:15 Comments || Top||


2 soldiers martyred in Balochistan while on Eid patrol duty: ISPR
[Dawn] Two Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
(FC) soldiers were martyred in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
's Harnai district while on Eid patrol duty, a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations said on Thursday.

According to the statement by the military's media wing, "holy warriors targeted FC troops during their patrolling on Eid security duties."

However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
the statement by ISPR did not elaborate further on the incident.

The martyred soldiers include Sepoy Yar Muhammad, 23, of Kuch District in Sibi and Sepoy Mehtab Khan, 19, from Laki Marwat, said the statement.

The area has been cordoned off and a search operation has begun, the statement further added.

According to sources within the Balochistan Levies, a blast from an improvised bomb (IED) occurred at around 8:30am in Harnai's Khost tehsil.

"The personnel were bringing water from the stream where the IED was planted," said the sources.

The bodies of the slain soldiers have been taken to District Headquarter Hospital (DHQ) Harnai, while the deputy commissioner of Harnai and superintendent of police are on their way to the site of the incident, the sources added.

In February, two FC personnel were martyred while a civilian passerby was injured in a firing incident in Balochistan's Loralai city. The attack was termed a assassination by police. The assailants had managed to escape unhurt.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Eid~IED
I'm so confused.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2019 3:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Eid's like their thanksgiving. Unfortunately in Islam, people often give thanks at the blowing up of other people. Enter IEDs. That would be the oven. And the bodies the turkey.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/07/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||


Iraq
138 Yezidi bodies exhumed in Kocho sent to Baghdad for identification
[Rudaw] Iraqi and Kurdish teams exhuming suspected mass graves in Shingal have sent the bodies of 138 Yezidis killed 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....
(ISIS) bully boyz to Baghdad for DNA testing before they are handed over to their families for reburial, an official said Wednesday.

"Ten mass graves have so far been exhumed in the village of Kocho, which contained 138 bodies of Yezidis ‐ mostly males," Major Falah Hassan, a member of the Iraqi national team for exhuming bodies, told KirkukNow.

The bodies have been sent to Baghdad to establish their identities before they are handed over to their families for reburial in the town of Shingal.

"There are six more mass graves left to be exhumed in the village [of Kocho]," Hassan added, saying the team would resume work after the Eid break.

In Kocho alone, 16 mass grave sites have been identified.

"The remains will first be examined, and then DNA samples will be taken to compare with samples gathered from families," Zaid al-Yusef, the head of Baghdad's forensics office, told AFP on Thursday.

Finding DNA matches from the survivors is proving difficult. Many of their families were collectively killed in the genocide.

"We took around 1,280 samples from families in Sinjar, but the problem is that for a lot of them, there's just a single survivor and the rest are all missing," he said.

"If we compare it with other terrorist attacks, we would find three, four, or five survivors for every missing person. But here, we have three, four, or five missing people for a single survivor," Yusef added.

ISIS bully boyz attacked the Yezidi homeland of Shingal in August 2014, slaughtering thousands of Yezidi men and burying them in mass graves. Women and children were kidnapped and sold into slavery ‐ many facing years of repeated sexual violence.

Of the 6,417 Yezidis kidnapped by ISIS, some 3,369 have been rescued, but the fate of the remaining 2,992 is unclear, according to Yezidi Affairs Office in the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Religious Affairs and Endowment.

Thousands more are thought to lie undiscovered.

More than 70 mass graves were identified in Shingal district after it was retaken from ISIS in November 2015. Some have been washed away by heavy winter rain, others exhumed by locals.

Following the military defeat of ISIS in Iraq in 2017, the Iraqi government, the International Commission on Missing Persons, and the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
launched a campaign to exhume suspected mass grave sites in the Shingal area in March 2019.

The KRG High Committee for the Recognition of Genocide against Yezidi Kurds and other religious and ethnic minorities is also involved in the process.

Shingal is a disputed area claimed by both Erbil and Baghdad. Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution was supposed to have resolved the issue of disputed territories by 2007, but little progress has been made.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Anti-aircraft missiles fired at Israel's Hermon, fall inside Syria
[JPost] Several anti-aircraft missiles were fired toward Mount Hermon from Syria on Thursday, the second such incident in under a week.

"IDF radars identified a number of anti-aircraft missiles fired from Syria," the IDF Spokesperson's Unit told The Jerusalem Post, adding that none fell in Israeli territory or posed a threat.

The incident came just days after five Syrian soldiers were killed in an alleged Israeli attack on the T4 airbase in the eastern Homs province on Sunday night, a day after a limited clash between Israel and Syria.

According to an assessment by ImageSat International (ISI), the strike on T4 likely took out an advanced weapons system that had been delivered from Iran a day earlier "probably related to UAVs and possibly including a transportable ground control structure."

On Saturday, two rockets were launched from Syria toward Mount Hermon, one of which landed inside Israeli territory. In response, the IAF struck several Syrian military positions in southwestern Damascus and Quneitra, killing three soldiers and injuring seven others.

The retaliatory strikes targeted two artillery batteries, a number of observation posts near the border, and an SA-2 air defense battery.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/07/2019 01:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  If that's the best they got it's not much. You'd think the Russian's have better missile systems than that to share with their allies.
Posted by: jpal || 06/07/2019 17:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't let unreliable allies get the good stuff™
Posted by: Frank G || 06/07/2019 17:51 Comments || Top||


Jihadists kill 11 regime forces in Syria's northwest: monitor
[Rudaw] Jihadists in northwestern Syria on Thursday launched an attack on government forces killing at least 11 fighters, a war monitor said, following a series of regime advances in the area.

The deadly assault in a northern strip of Hama province, comes amid an escalation in violence in parts of the country's northwest held by Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS).

Damascus and its ally Russia have since late April ramped up deadly air strikes and rocket fire on the region, and fighters have clashed on its edges.

Thursday's attack by HTS turbans and allied jihadist groups in the village of Jibeen, follow a series of regime advances in the region in recent weeks, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said.

"The Death Eaters are launching a counterattack," Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman told AFP.

He said at least five jihadists were killed in ensuing festivities.

State news agency SANA said that turbans launched rocket attacks on a number of villages in northern Hama, destroying homes.

Syrian state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said that Syrian troops thwarted the assault on the villages of Tal Maleh and Jibeen.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
regime air strikes pounded the neighbouring province of Idlib and nearby areas on Thursday, as battles raged, the Britannia-based Observatory said.

One civilian was killed in the bombardment, according to the monitor.

More than 300 people have been killed by regime air strikes and shelling in the area since late April, according to the Observatory.

The bombardment has also displaced nearly 270,000 people in May alone, according to the UN.

A total of 24 health facilities and 35 schools have been hit in the latest escalation, according to the UN's humanitarian office.

Analysts predict that Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Horror of Homs...
and his allies will continue to chip away at the area, but not unleash a major assault that would create chaos on The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's doorstep.

The conflict in Syria has killed more than 370,000 people since it started in 2011.
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