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US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Kabul -- NATO
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Afghanistan
Afghan Shiite militia battles Taliban, raising sectarian fears
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A week of fighting between Talibs and fighters loyal to a commander from the mainly Shiite Hazara
...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets...
minority has heightened fears of a dangerous new phase of sectarian violence in Afghanistan.

The festivities in the central province of Uruzgan, which have killed at least 21 people, have highlighted concerns that Hazaras, members of a mainly Shiite Persian-speaking minority targeted by ISIS terrorist group attacks over recent years, may take up arms in frustration at a lack of action by the government.

While the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
, made up mainly of ethnic Pashtun Sunni Moslems, has not explicitly targeted Hazaras in the past, officials fear the violence could escalate into an ethnic battle.

"The fighting is very intense and is now becoming an issue of ethnic violence between Hazara and Pashtun," said Amir Mohammad Barekzai, the provincial council chief. "The government must arrange a truce between them or there will be a massacre."

Sectarian violence had until recent years been relatively uncommon in Afghanistan but suicide kabooms at Shiite mosques and cultural centers by ISIS terrorist group as well as attacks on Hazaras travelling on provincial highways have fuelled growing anger. Many Hazaras blame Sunni Pashtuns for the attacks.

Afghan and Western security officials, fearing the kind of sectarian violence that has devastated Iraq, have been deeply concerned that Hazaras who fought in Iranian-backed militias in Syria could hit Sunni targets.

TAX ROW SPARKS VIOLENCE
The recent violence started when Taliban fighters attacked a remote cluster of Hazara villages in Uruzgan province after they refused to pay tax to the holy warriors, provincial officials said.

The Hazara commander, Abdul Hakim Shujaee, a former leader in the US-funded Afghan Local Police, has been accused of serious human rights
...not to be confused with individual rights, mind you...
abuses and faces an arrest order from the central government, which has struggled to impose its authority on remote parts of the country.

He commands hundreds of Hazara fighters and remains free because of his connections with powerful political figures in Kabul, local officials say.

Uruzgan, squeezed between the Taliban heartlands of Kandahar and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
and the Hazara-dominated province of Daikondi, is home to both Pashtuns and Hazara families and the two groups have long had an uneasy co-existence.

Asadullah Sayed, the governor of Uruzgan, said fighting broke out between two gangs in three villages of Khas Uruzgan district last week and government forces have been deployed to end the conflict.

He put the number of dead at 21 but a government security official said 43 people had been killed so far on both sides, many more maimed and some 300 families have fled the area.

The Taliban normally collect taxes from local residents in areas under their control to fund their insurgency but Hazara families defied them, setting off a fierce shootout, he said.

The case echoes a standoff last month in central Ghor province involving a prominent Hazara commander called Alipur, known as "Commander Sword", seen by supporters as a kind of Robin Hood figure but denounced by the government as a bandit.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  only al arabiya would be fearful of this

the locals fear the Taliban -- that's the greater fear
Posted by: lord garth || 11/04/2018 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  How DARE the Hazaras defend themselves against Pashtun/ISIS attacks, taxes, and general bullying?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/04/2018 6:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Hum, muslim on muslim dhimmitude. Sweet.
Posted by: Woodrow || 11/04/2018 6:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Raising sectarian fears and US popcorn futures.
Posted by: jpal || 11/04/2018 7:50 Comments || Top||


Deadly clash erupt among Taliban and ISIS militants in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A shootout
erupted among the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and faceless myrmidons affiliated with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the latest clash erupted in Zawa area of Khogyani district.

The statement further added that 21 faceless myrmidons were killed during the clash, including 18 Taliban and 3 faceless myrmidons of ISIS.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Oh, the Humanity!" ....No, wait.....
Posted by: Jinemp Thud5786 || 11/04/2018 17:09 Comments || Top||


Militants suffer heavy casualties in Jawzjan explosion
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least sixteen holy warriors were killed or maimed in an kaboom in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said Saturday.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North, the anti-government armed holy warriors launched a coordinated attack on Qosh Tapa district late on Friday night.

The statement further added that the attack was launched in Jardoq village but the holy warriors faced a quick reaction from the national defense and security forces.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, at least six holy warriors were killed and ten others were maimed during the exchange fire and an kaboom which was triggered by own explosives of the holy warriors.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups including Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Jawzjan was among the relatively calm provinces in North of Afghanistan but the security situation of the province has tanked during the recent years.

The anti-government armed holy warriors including Talibs often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security forces.
Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Where are the other 208 Shaheen Corps?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 11/04/2018 0:16 Comments || Top||


US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Kabul -- NATO
[ALMASDARNEWS] The soldier was killed during an assault just a month after another US serviceman died in combat in Afghanistan and two weeks after an insider attack in the province of Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
that caused the death of a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
-led Resolute Support mission soldier.

One US soldier was killed and one was injured during an "apparent insider attack" in Kabul on Saturday, NATO officials stated Saturday.

"Initial reports indicate the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces," NATO’s Resolute Support mission said in a statement, adding that the attacker was killed by "other Afghan forces."
The only bright spot in this affair.
The mission also reported that the maimed serviceman was flown to a medical facility at Bagram Airfield, in stable, pH balanced condition. An investigation into the case is underway, the statement said without providing any specific details on the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  North Ogden Utah Mayor Brent Taylor died Saturday in an apparent “insider attack” in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, the Tribune reported. Another U.S. service member is being treated for wounds sustained in the attack, American military officials said.
Posted by: Frank G || 11/04/2018 7:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Military Intelligence officer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/04/2018 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  7 kids and a wife left behind :-(
Posted by: Frank G || 11/04/2018 8:31 Comments || Top||

#4  As I've said before, these stories scare the crap out of me, since my son is deployed to Kabul right now.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/04/2018 9:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Your son is in my prayers, Rambler.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2018 23:14 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
One Dead In IED Blast On Military Convoy Near Mogadishu
[RADIOSHABELLE] More details are emerging from an kaboom targeted Somali government forces in the vicinity of KM-14 area on the outskirts of Mogadishu on Saturday.

The blast which resulted from an improvised bomb [IED] planted on the main highway linking Mogadishu to Afgoye district in Lower Shabelle region.

A witness said the bomb destroyed a military vehicle carrying soldiers from the region and heading to the capital.

After the blast, the soldiers opened fire randomly at a nearby crowd, killing a passer-by civilian.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, but, such incidents on the streets were previously carried out by al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
.
Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
Yemen’s army backed by coalition fighter jets controls Maran triangle in Saada
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Yemeni national army, backed by Arab fighter jets, gained control over the Maran region and other villages that were under the control of the 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 ...
militias in Saada.

The Orouba Brigade’s Commander Major General Abdulkarim al-Sadi told Al Arabiya correspondent that his forces advanced successfully toward positions in Maran and neighboring villages, where they gained control over the region.

He added that his forces advanced deeply into the region after they liberated more than 40 kilometers of mountainous areas and terrains.

The coalitions backed the Yemeni army during its military advances following the targeting of Houthi reinforcements coming from Maran to support its military fronts.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemen troops make gains as air raids pound Houthi-held Hodeidah
[Al Jazeera] The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's 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 ...
rebels says it has advanced towards the western city of Hodeidah, hours after residents reported a barrage of air raids targeting the strategic port city.

Residents in Hodeidah told Al Jazeera on Saturday that the United States-backed alliance launched more than 25 air raids, targeting rebel-held locations on the city's edges.

Yemeni journalist Manal Qaed said the sound of fighter jets dropping bombs pierced through the sky late into the afternoon, with civilians fearing to venture out of their homes.

The Houthi-affiliated al-Masirah news outlet said more than 60 raids targeted Kilo-16 and its surrounding areas, wounding four civilians.

Kilo-16 is the main highway linking Hodeidah city with the rebel-held capital, Sanaa.

Aid agencies have long warned that fighting in Hodeidah risks escalating the dire humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where about half the population - some 14 million people - could soon be on the verge of famine.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemeni forces fire high-precision Badr P-1 ballistic missile at base run by Saudi mercenaries: Report
[PRESSTV] Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired a domestically-designed smart missile at a position of Saudi-backed snuffies loyal to former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the country’s strategic western province of Hudaydah.

A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, told Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that a short-range and solid-propellant Badr P-1 missile hit the designated target with great precision.

The source added that the missile strike left a large number of Saudi mercenaries dead or injured.

The development came shortly after dozens of Saudi artillery rounds and mortar shells rained down on residential neighborhoods in the Razih and Shada'a districts of Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.

There were no immediate reports about possible fatalities or the extent of damage caused.

Separately, Saudi military aircraft launched a series of Arclight airstrikes against Shada’a district, with no reports of casualties quickly available.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  "Houthi domestically-designed smart missile" = Tehran-supplied
Posted by: Frank G || 11/04/2018 6:05 Comments || Top||


Saudi Coalition prepares to launch biggest offensive on key Yemeni port
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Saudi-led Coalition is preparing to launch its biggest offensive to capture the strategic port-city of Hodeidah in western Yemen.

Led by the Yemeni Elite Republican Guard and UAE-backed Southern Resistance Army, the Saudi-led Coalition forces have already launched a preliminary offensive this week that has targeted the 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 ...
defenses near the Hodeidah Airport.

However,
a woman is only as old as she admits...
the Saudi Coalition’s advances have been limited near the Hodeidah Airport; they are expected to make a much bigger push in the coming days.

With tens of thousands of troops already deployed to this strategic area along the Red Sea coast, the Saudi-led Coalition is hoping to capture the last major port under Houthi control.

This will not be an easy task, however, as the Houthi forces have thousands of fighters inside and outside of Hodeidah city.

Most of these Houthi fighters are battle-tested and well-armed; they will make it very difficult for the Saudi-led Coalition troops to seize any ground around Hodeidah.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Blasts rock Shibir office in Chittagong during police raid
[Dhaka Tribune] Several kabooms have rocked the Chittagong city headquarters of Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
, the student wing of Bangladesh, during a police raid.

The incident took place in Chandanpura area of the city’s Chawkbazar around 7:45pm on Saturday, Chittagong Metropolitan Police’s (CMP) Additional Commissioner Amena Begum told the Dhaka Tribune.

She said the blasts inside the Shibir office occurred about 15 minutes into a regular block raid of CMP in that area and afterwards led police to raid that building.

No casualties were reported.

CMP Assistant Deputy Commissioner Shah Md Abdur Rouf confirmed the Dhaka Tribune that they had heard at least five to seven powerful kabooms in the three-storey building.

He said the bomb disposal unit searched the building and Shibir office for more explosives.

Later, CMP Deputy Commissioner Mehedi Hasan said that six handmade bombs were recovered during the search in a room of that office, reports UNB.

He said no arrests were also made as the Shibir leaders and activists who were there at the time of the blast had managed to flee the scene.
... as though they had never been...
immediately.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami


Iraq
Iraqi soldier, civilians killed in two bomb blasts, northeast of Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Three people were killed, including a soldier, in two kabooms, northeast of Diyala, a local official said on Saturday.

In press remarks, Mohammed al-Obeidi, head of the municipal council of Udhaim town, said "a bomb went off while a vehicle was passing near a village at the outskirts of Udahim, northeast of Diyala. A farmer and his son, who were on board of the vehicle, were killed."

Military troops, according to Obeidi, "combed the region, when another bomb went off killing one of the soldiers."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Tens of people killed, injured in weapon stash explosion, east of Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) An kaboom of a weapon stash of the pro-government paramilitary troops has left two people killed and tens of others injured, in Tuz Khurmatu region, east of Salahuddin, BasNews reported on Saturday.

"An kaboom took place, in the afternoon, at a weapon stash of Hezbollah militia, one of the factions of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) near Tuz Khurmatu police command," Mulla Karim, from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Hamrin, said.

According to sources, the kaboom left two personnel of the PMFs killed and 31 others injured. The maimed people included two women and a child, while the rest were from the PMFs.

In August, twenty people were killed and injured as a weapon stash for the pro-government paramilitary troops went kaboom! in Karbala.

PMFs store weapons at populated regions, which endangers people’s lives, according to media reports.

A similar kaboom previously took place in Husseiniya region in Sadr City, which left around 50 houses destroyed, tens of people killed and injured.

The Shia-led fighters get part of its weapons and ammunition from Iran, either in the form of gifts or sales, that Iraqi government should pay for.

PMFs, an alliance of more than 60 mostly Shia militias, have been actively engaged in the government’s campaign that ran since October 2016 against 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....
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  PMF = Pull My Finger
Posted by: Frank G || 11/04/2018 6:03 Comments || Top||


ISIS kills three Iraq village chiefs in a week in restive north
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] ISIS murderous Moslems have killed three village chiefs in less than a week in Iraq's restive north, local officials said Saturday, as the targeting of state representatives escalates.

Iraq declared victory against ISIS last year, but small jihadist cells still wage attacks, especially in mountainous areas like Kirkuk province.
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
There, ISIS has attacked state infrastructure and government officials, especially targeting local administrative heads known as "mukhtars."

The latest victim, on Friday night, was mukhtar of the village of Mahmudiya near the town of Hawija.
The town has long been a bastion of radical Sunni Moslem groups and was one of the last IS holdouts retaken by government troops last year.

Mahmudiya mukhtar "Abdallah al-Wasmi was executed by ISIS members who attacked his home," a local security official told AFP, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

His death followed the similar killing of the mukhtar of a nearby village, Hanutiya, late Wednesday.

And on Monday, a provincial official told AFP that "IS fighters attacked the home of Mohammad Jumaa, the mukhtar of the village of Jassemiya", also near Hawija.

"They took him out of his house and executed him in front of it before fleeing," the official said.

The recent killings bring to nine the number of village chieftains executed by ISIS in the past seven months in Kirkuk province.
Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Southeast Asia
Two Thai rangers gunned down at night market
[Bangkok Post] Two volunteer rangers were killed at a market in Pattani province in southern Thailand on Friday night. Police reported that four gunmen on two motorcycles had shot them dead at Ban Tanyong Dalor market.

An initial investigation found the two volunteers were on duty providing security at the daily night market frequented by a lot of people. The perpetrators, disguising themselves as shoppers, approached and shot them a close range. After the victims fell, they took two rifles from them.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iraqi military’s artillery targets Islamic State locations in Syria
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi military’s artillery has shelled 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....
locations on Syrian lands, a senior officer from Jazeera Operations Command was quoted saying on Saturday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the officer said "the army’s artillery bombarded Islamic State pockets 10 kilometers in the depth of Syrian lands."

The target behind the shelling in Syria "is to paralyze the turbans there and deliver a message that security troops are ready to eradicate in case they attacked the troops," the officer told Almaalomah website.

"Security plans are drawn to target Islamic State members, in case they approached the Iraqi lands," he added.

Meanwhile,
...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout Montefiore's foot was still stuck and the hound had completely soaked his uniform with slobber...
the Nineveh Operations Command has denied presence of any myrmidon on the common borders, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
In remarks to BasNews, Maj. Gen. Najm al-Jabouri, the commander, said "the joint Iraqi troops are deployed along the Iraqi-Syrian borders to prevent infiltration of Islamic State members from the border crossing, which links Baaj and Rabi’a regions."

Jabouri indicated stable security situation after raiding several regions, where no turbans were observed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


US Coalition kills 15 civilians in southeastern Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] The U.S. Coalition launched a large-scale aerial assault over the southeastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate, today, targeting a number of sites controlled by 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....
" (ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) terrorist organization.

According to a local report, the U.S. Coalition concentrated most of their Arclight airstrikes on the Islamic State stronghold of Hajin, which is located east of the Euphrates River.

During their aerial assault on Hajin, the U.S. Coalition struck a civilian neighborhood, killing at least 15 civilians inside the town, state-owned al-Ikhbariya TV reported.

Among the dead were mostly women and kiddies that were hiding away from the airstrikes on Hajin, the al-Ikhbariya report added.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Lase those kittens and puppies!"
"Yes sir!"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/04/2018 6:49 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army guns down jihadist fighters attempting to infiltrate from Idlib buffer zone
[ALMASDARNEWS] For the second time in the last three days, the jihadist rebels in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate have tried to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) lines near the Idlib axis.

Led by Jaish al-Izza, the jihadist rebels attempted to bypass the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses south of al-Lataminah.

However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
before they could infiltrate the government’s lines, the jihadist rebels were spotted by Syrian military scouts that were positioned near the front-lines in northern Hama.

According to a military report from the Hama province, the Syrian Arab Army’s machine gunners opened fire on the group of rebels, killing and wounding most of them before they abandoned their mission.

The Syrian Arab Army then seized the weapons that were left behind by the rebels before reinforcing this area in northern Hama.

The rebel forces often attempt to bypass the Syrian Army’s lines in northern Hama to plant explosives along the government roads.

While they are caught most of the time, the jihadist rebels do occasionally infiltrate the government’s lines and plant land mines and improvised bombs (IED) along the government roads.

Posted by: Fred || 11/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2018-11-04
  US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Kabul -- NATO
Sat 2018-11-03
  Mass grave with 1,500 bodies unearthed in Raqqa city
Fri 2018-11-02
  Foreigners among 68 militants killed, wounded in Afghan, U.S. forces operations
Thu 2018-11-01
  Nigerian Shia group says 42 killed when security forces fired upon protests
Wed 2018-10-31
  Mil Times Follow-up article: 5 freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban's political office in Qatar
Tue 2018-10-30
  Al-Shabaab Claims Blast That Killed 30 Ethiopian Soldiers In Central Somalia
Mon 2018-10-29
  U.S. drones target Taliban vehicle in Paktia leaving 5 militants dead
Sun 2018-10-28
  Yemeni army unveils new domestically-built high-precision Badr P-1 ballistic missile
Sat 2018-10-27
  Emergency situation at US synagogue
Fri 2018-10-26
  Arrest Made In Plantation In Connection To Package Bombs
Thu 2018-10-25
  4 children injured in Quetta school firing
Wed 2018-10-24
  BREAKING: ‘IED' found near Bill and Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua home
Tue 2018-10-23
  Firefighters extinguish day’s fifth blaze caused by incendiary balloon in southern Israel
Mon 2018-10-22
  US brigadier general recovering from at least one gunshot wound in Afghanistan attack
Sun 2018-10-21
  US charges Chicago man with online recruiting for Islamic State

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