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Afghanistan
Afghan forces conducted 77 Special Operations, 15 airstrikes in past 24 hours: MoD
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops conducted 77 Special Operations in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the Afghan forces also conducted 14 joint operations during the same period.

Furthermore, the ministry said the Afghan Air Force conducted 15 Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in support of the security forces during the same operation.

Meanwhile,
...back at the mall, Clarissa suddenly spied Mr. Bartlett at the checkout counter. He was buying Grecian Formula!...
the Ministry of Defense said the operations were conducted in Takhar, Kandahar, 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..
, 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...
, Maidan Wardak, Kunar, Zabul, Ghazni, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and 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...
communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...

, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
and Badakhshan provinces.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the security forces killed 29 Lions of Islam during the same operations.

The security forces also maimed 15 Lions of Islam during the operations and destroyed some weapons, munitions, vehicles and cycle of violences of the bully boys.
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Taliban’s IED maker among 13 killed, wounded in Farah and Herat provinces
[KhaamaPress] A coalition Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in 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...
province killed a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
IED maker and maimed another Taliban group member.

The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said the coalition forces conducted an airstrike in Azizabad Village of Zawal district in Herat.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed Ewaz son of Mir Khan, one of the IED makers of Taliban.

The airstrike also maimed another key Taliban group member Sher Ahmad who is the brother of Taliban’s shadow district chief for Zawal.

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...

a clash broke out between the Afghan forces and Taliban during an operation in Posht-e-Rod district of Farah province, the 207th Zafar Corps said.

The security forces killed four Talibs and maimed 7 others during the clash.

The 207th Zafar Corps also added that the security forces discovered and defused 7 improvised bombs during the operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militant killed while planting a bomb in Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi’s tomb in Ghazni
[KhaamaPress] A Taliban
...Arabic for students...
holy warrior was killed in a premature bomb explosion in Ghazni province.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Taliban holy warrior was planting an improvised explosive in the tomb of Sultan Mahmood Ghaznavi when it went off prematurely.

The statement further added that the earth-shattering kaboom instantly killed the Taliban mine planter.

The ministry of interior also added that explosion also maimed another Taliban holy warrior.

The Talibs have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Talibs frequently use improvised bombs as the weapon of their choice to target the security personnel and government workers.

However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
the improvised bombs often inflict casualties on ordinary civilians besides killing or wounding Taliban mine planters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Kabul adventures: turban tied up after shooting army officer, boxing fed. head shot dead, NDSF raid Talibs, killing 2


Terrorist arrested after injuring an army officer in Kabul

[KhaamaPress] The security forces arrested a suspected terrorist who had shot and injured an officer of the Afghan army in Kabul.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the suspected terrorist wounded the army officer in Paghman district.

The statement further added that the suspected terrorist also sustained injuries after clashing with the security forces.

The anti-government armed elements have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Interior did not disclose further information regarding the detained terrorist. It is not clear to which group the detained terrorist belongs to.

Head Of Boxing Federation Assassinated In Kabul

[ToloNews] The Secretary General of Afghanistan Boxing Federation, Hamidullah Hamidi, was killed in an attack by unknown armed men in Kabul on Sunday morning, a spokesman of the federation, Mujib Qarizada, said.

He said the incident took place when Hamidi was on his way in Police District 5, which covers Khoshal Khan, Kote Sangi and Qargha areas in Kabul.

He said that Hamidi’s body was taken to the forensic medicine department of the Ministry of Public Health for an investigation.

So far, no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghan forces kill 2 Taliban militants, detain 12 others in Kabul

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces killed two Taliban militants during an operation in capital Kabul.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said the security forces conducted the operation in Paghman district.

Furthermore, the security forces arrested 12 suspected Taliban militants during the same operation.

The Taliban group as usual claimed that two civilians were killed and multiple others were arrested during the operation.

This comes as the Afghan armed forces have inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants in various restive districts and provinces of the country during the recent months.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan Commandos, Air Forces conduct raids against Taliban militants in Farah
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Commandos and Special Forces conducted separate raids against Talibs and their hideouts in Farah.

The military officials said Saturday that the Afghan Special Forces destroyed 15 kgs of opium, 20 kgs of Hashish and 10 kgs of homemade explosives of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in Bala Boluk district.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Alamo, Davy was wondering if Buck was okay. He suspected he wasn't...
the security forces conducted an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Posht-e-Rod district and killed 4 Taliban fighters.

Furthermore, the officials said the airstrike also maimed another Taliban fighter.

The Talibs have not commented regarding the operations so far.

This comes as the security situation in some districts Farah province has tanked during the recent years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


U.S. drone targets a group of 8 ISIS militants in East of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] A U.S. dronezap killed two bully boyz of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in 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.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the U.S. forces conducted the Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
on Sunday morning.

The statement further added that the airstrike targeted a group of at least eight ISIS bully boyz in Zawi area of Khogyani district.

The airstrike also maimed six ISIS bully boyz and destroyed some weapons and ammunition of the terror group.
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ISIS intelligence chief among 7 killed in Kunar operation: Afghan Intelligence
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) put the ISIS bad boys’ corpse count in Kunar operations at seven.

The National Directorate of Security (NDS) in a statement said Sunday the Special Forces of the Afghan intelligence targeted a gathering of ISIS Death Eaters in Nurgal district.

The statement further added that the NDS Special Forces killed 7 ISIS Death Eaters including the shadow intelligence chief of the group.

NDS also added that the Death Eaters had gathered in the Command and Control Center of the group in Nurgal district.

According to NDS, the Death Eaters were planning to execute attacks against the government and security institutions.

The NDS Special Forces also arrested 14 suspected ISIS Death Eaters and destroyed a compound of the group along with a weapons and ammunition depot and a vehicle.

This comes as the military officials had earlier said the Special Forces have killed 4 ISIS Death Eaters during the operation.
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Police Cmdr killed by his bodyguard who then ran to join the Taliban
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Prayers
Posted by: newc || 06/24/2019 3:56 Comments || Top||

#2  The TB killed AFG National Police Chief Abdul Razik last year as well.

If they cannot be compromised, law enforcement and police are routinely targeted for assassination during insurgent uprisings, a phenomenon hardly unique to AFG however.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/24/2019 5:30 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Somali Forces Take New Ground From Al-Shabaab
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somali special forces and their allied AU soldiers have successfully retaken Xarshanley near the ancient port city of Barawe on Sunday from al-Shabaab
...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
According to the reports, the troops are conducting operations to clear bobby traps and other bombs that may have been left behind.

The village which was previously controlled by al-Shabaab is 10 Kilometers north of the Southwest State administrative capital, Barawe.

Somali troops have stepped up operations to retake areas still under the control of the gang in the country mainly in the south-central part areas.

The forces recently took Canoole and Sabiid towns which were controlled by the group.

Lower Shabelle region is very strategic, and its control gives an upper hand to either of the sides.

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#1  Minneapolis Minnesota joke here someplace...
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/24/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Is Bobby aware of the bobby traps and other bombs?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/24/2019 13:45 Comments || Top||

#3  A lean, unpleasant land...

Did those feet among troublesome rebels
Tread here in Mohammedan revels?
Peel's principles, sadly,
Apply rather badly
To tribesmen and not-so-bright pebbles.
Posted by: Grinerong Flenter6031 || 06/24/2019 20:46 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Houthis say they launch fresh drone attacks against Saudi Arabia's Abha and Jizan
[TWITTER]

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One killed, several wounded in attack on Saudi airport
[Al Jazeera] Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
's Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...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 legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. 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 They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
rebels have launched an attack on Abha civilian airport in southern 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...
that killed one person and maimed seven others, the Saudi-led coalition battling the group in Yemen has said.

According to the Houthi-run al-Masirah TV, the movement targeted Abha and Jizan airports in southern Saudi Arabia with drone attacks on Sunday.

"A terrorist attack by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia took place at Abha international airport ... A Syrian national died and seven civilians were maimed," the coalition said in a statement issued by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV said a suspected drone hit the car park in Abha airport.

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Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian military kills 2 ISIS members in Dagestan
[ALMASDARNEWS] Two followers of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terrorist group (banned in Russia), who were planning attacks on law enforcement officers have been killed in the Russian North Caucasus region of Dagestan
...a formerly inoffensive Caucasus republic currently bedevilled by low-level Islamic insurgency, occasional outbreaks of separatism, ethnic tensions and terrorism, primarily due to its proximity to Chechnya. There are several dozen ethnic groups, most of which speak either Caucasian, Turkic, or Iranian languages. Largest among these ethnic groups are the Avar, Dargin, Kumyk, Lezgin, and Laks. While Russers form less than five percent of the population, Russian remains the primary official language and the lingua franca...
, the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) told TASS on Sunday.

On Saturday, at about 10:00 pm, on the road section between the villages of Endirei and Karlanyurt in the Khasavyurt district, the security officers made an attempt to stop the VAZ-2109 car, on which two gunnies were riding. "[In response] to the demand to lay down their arms and surrender to the authorities, they opened fire. As a result of the ensuing attack, both criminals were killed. A machine gun and a gun were found at the shooting site," NAC reported.

"The two were followers of the Islamic State international terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) and were planning attacks on law enforcement officers," NAC added.

According to NAC, the killed bandidos were residents of Makhachkala. By the order of the leaders of a terrorist organization, they acquired firearms and a car, they planned to use of the attack.

"There are no casualties among the civilian population and losses among the security forces. Measures are being taken to establish the involvement of the two in other crimes," NAC said.

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India-Pakistan
Four held for setting ablaze watchman cabin of Ahmadi worship place
[DAWN] TAXILA: Police have arrested four people for torching a watchman’s cabin located outside a worship place of Ahmadis in Wah Cantt, it emerged on Saturday.

According to police, those arrested were teenagers who were returning home after playing in a cricket ground last week when they spotted a watchman’s cabin outside the worship place of the Ahmadi community, near sector 14 in the jurisdiction of Wah Cantonment cop shoppe. The youths set fire to the metal-wooden cabin and beat feet from the scene.

Police have started the paperwork but haven't done much else under Section 436 of the Pakistain Penal Code (offence of committing mischief by fire or any explosive substance, intending to cause, or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby cause, the destruction of any building which is ordinarily used as a place of worship or as a human dwelling) on the complaint of the caretaker of the worship place, Riaz Ahmed Qureshi.

The accused Sabihuddin, Hafiz Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Sheharyar and Atta Mohammad, their ages ranging between 14 and 18 years, were identified through CCTV footage after which police arrested them.

Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Iraq
Turkish artillery strikes suspected PKK positions in Zakho
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish artillery fire targeted the mountainous areas of Zakho, Duhok province on Sunday, local officials confirmed. There are currently no reports of casualties.

"At 8:30am today, Ottoman Turkish artillery bombed Mount Khamtiri in Darkari town in Zakho," Botan Sindi, a resident of Darkari, told Rudaw. "The huge sounds of the bombs caused fear among locals."

"The scale of the damage is unknown since the targeted area is mountainous," he added.

Zeravan Musa, the mayor of Darkar, said: "The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
regularly bombs the region."

"Today they launched artillery fire against the mountain twice, the first one at 8:30 and the other 9:05am," he confirmed.

Turkey regularly carries out Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s and ground operations against suspected Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions inside the Kurdistan Region.

Turkey launched ’Operation Claw’ in late May targeting PKK positions in northern Erbil.

In addition to Zakho, the town of Amedi often sees Ottoman Turkish airstrikes. Earlier this month Ottoman Turkish jets bombed suspected PKK positions on Kurazhar Mountain near the town of Shiladze in Amedi.

There are 348 villages in the area surrounding the town of Amedi. Of these, 198 have stood empty for the past 20 years after Ottoman Turkish strikes forced residents to evacuate.

The guerrilla group is headquartered in the mountains of Qandil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq near the border with Turkey and Iran.

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

At least 4,356 people have been killed in the conflict since July 20, 2015 when the latest attempt at peace talks collapsed, according to the International Crisis Group (ICG).
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iraqi security forces destroy 10 Islamic State tunnels
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi authorities announced on Tuesday destroying 10 tunnels of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terrorist group between Nineveh and Salahuddin provinces.

In a press statement carried by the Alsumaria News TV channel, the Security Media Cell said that counter-terrorism forces, backed by army personnel and international coalition warplanes, launched wide-scale security operations to track down remnants of the Islamic State group between Nineveh and Salahuddin provinces.

The troops managed to destroy 10 Islamic State tunnels, the statement read. Several IS Death Eaters were also killed in the operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi militiamen foil Islamic State plot to infiltrate into Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi Shiite militias announced on Sunday thwarting a plot by Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
bully boyz to sneak into Samarra city in Salahuddin province.

In a statement carried by the privately-owned Baghdad Today news website, the Samarra Operations Command of the Shiite Saraya al-Salam brigades said that it "received intelligence information on a plot by IS holy warriors to infiltrate into al-Adiyat, Zour Albu-Hammoud and Ain al-Helwa cities in Samarra on board a number of boats."

The militiamen, according to the statement, shot up the IS holy warriors and forced them to retreat.

Saraya al-Salam is an Iraqi gang linked to Iraq’s Shia community. It is a 2014 revival of the Mahdi Army that was created by Iraqi Shia holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
in June 2003 and disbanded in 2008.

The group was re-mobilized in 2014 in order to fight against the Islamic State and it is still active till now.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi security arrest three Islamic State terrorists in Samarra
Samarra (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi security forces arrested on Sunday three members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terrorist group, who are accused of committing terror acts in Samarra city in Salahuddin.

In a press statement, the security media cell said that three IS terrorists, who are wanted by the Iraqi judiciary, were arrested in Samarra city on charges of belonging to the group’s so-called Samarra military wing and carrying out terrorist attacks.

All legal procedures were taken against the IS terrorists.

On Saturday, security forces apprehended a smuggler on charges of transferring a number of the Islamic State members from Syria to Iraq after receiving accurate information.
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3 persons injured in armed clash in central Basra
Basra (IraqiNews) An official source in Basra Province informed on Saturday that three persons were maimed in an armed clash, near Janabi Garage, in central Basra.

The source said, in a press statement, that an armed clash using knifes broke out, today, with an owner of car accessories shop in Janabi area in central Basra, resulting in the injury of three persons.

The clash was followed by an indiscriminate gun firing, the source added. He further added that the gun firing inflicted damage on the nearby vehicles.

It is noteworthy that lately Basra witnessed a number of attacks, demonstrations and protests. Demonstrations erupted in the province, last Thursday morning, against unemployment, power cuts, a lack of water and the overrepresentation of foreigners in the local oil industry.

Also, a missile was fired, last Wednesday, on an area in Basra Province, the oil and gas hub that houses several global oil companies in Iraq.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Gaza arson balloons spark 6 fires in southern Israel
[IsraelTimes] Six fires broke out in southern Israel today, sparked by incendiary balloons launched over the border from the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip, according to Israel’s fire and rescue services.

A fire department statement says the blazes were sparked in the Shaar Hanegev, Sdot Negev and Eshkol regional councils.

Firefighters with the assistance of the KKL Jewish National Fund volunteers managed to put out all the fires by this evening.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army attacks Turkish observation post area in northwestern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a new attack in the northwestern countryside of Hama, today, targeting the jihadist positions near their stronghold in Kafr Zita.

According to a military report from the government stronghold of Mhardeh, the Syrian Army heavily shelled northwestern and northern Hama, hitting several sites, including the Ottoman Turkish observation post area near the town of Tal Toukan.

The report said the actual observation post was not hit; however, the shells did land near the Ottoman Turkish troops.

Sunday’s attack by the Syrian Army marked the first time that they have targeted a Ottoman Turkish observation post area since they maimed three Ottoman Turkish soldiers near the town of Morek.

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ISIS ambush kills over 10 Syrian, Palestinian soldiers in eastern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] Several Syrian and Paleostinian soldiers were killed in eastern Syria on Sunday after the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) carried out a powerful ambush in the al-Mayadeen Desert.

ISIS reportedly carried out the ambush along a road in the al-Mayadeen countryside of Deir Ezzor; this resulted in the death of over ten Syrian soldiers from the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Paleostinian-led al-Quds Brigade.

These Islamic State ambushes have become frequent in central and eastern Syria, prompting the Syrian military to send reinforcements to these fronts in order to quell these attacks.

However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
despite the influx of soldiers, the Syrian Arab Army has had trouble trying to contain these Islamic State attacks.

The Syrian Army is not the only victim of these ambushes, the Islamic State has also targeted several areas under the control of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The terrorist group remains active throughout Syria despite claims of their defeat by the U.S. administration.

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#1  "... the Syrian Arab Army has had trouble trying to contain these Islamic State attacks."

the Syrian Arab Army isn't worth much at this point having taken enormous fatalities, lots of defections, etc. Without Hizbollah and militia from outside Syria and Russian air cover they would be retreating to Damascus
Posted by: lord garth || 06/24/2019 1:01 Comments || Top||


Syrian military’s elite forces send reinforcements to Hama for upcoming offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite Tiger Forces have allegedly sent reinforcements to the Hama countryside this past week, the Sputnik News Agency reported.

Citing a field correspondent in northern Hama, the Sputnik report said that the new reinforcements were likely an indication that the Syrian Army was preparing to launch a new attack in the governorate.

The Sputnik correspondent said the Syrian Arab Army will likely strike the jihadist defenses in the coming hours, as they attempt to isolate the Idlib Governorate.

In the past three days, many villages and towns in northern and northwestern Hama have witnessed an increase in violence, despite repeated attempts by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
and Russia to ease tensions in this northwestern governorate.

A source from the Syrian Arab Army told al-Masdar last week that the military was preparing to launch a new ground assault in the Kafr Naboudeh countryside.

The source said the Syrian military is looking to secure the town, while also expelling the jihadist rebels from these territories in northwestern Syria.

Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Jihadists suffered heavy losses during failed northwestern Hama offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] Last Thursday, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
and their allies from the Turkestan Islamic Party and National Liberation Front
...the Turkic paramilitaries intended to replace with their native jihadi ferocity all the highly trained Turkish soldiers Sultan Erdogan I the much beloved has jailed in the last few years for not worshipping the ground he walks upon. The Uighurs and so forth who did not join Al Nusra or ISIS seem to have ended up here...
launched a powerful offensive in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham began the offensive by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at the town of Jalameh near the Idlib Governorate border.

The Syrian Army managed to beat back the jihadist rebels at Jalameh after a short battle on Thursday.

According to a Sputnik News Agency correspondent, "The Syrian Army forces were able to thwart an attempted attack by holy warriors on the axis of the town of Jalameh in northwestern Hama on Thursday. Several gangs from Turkestan and China attacked the positions of the Syrian Army on this axis, resulting in the loss of more than 25 button men, a tank and several vehicles armed machine guns."

Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Syrian military expanding operations to southwest Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is reportedly expanding their operations into the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, the Syria-based al-Watan newspaper reported on Sunday.

According to the publication, the Syrian Arab Army has recently targeted the jihadist supply lines inside southwestern Aleppo, hitting major bases like Regiment 46, which is located just north of the Idlib Governorate’s border.

In addition to the strikes on Regiment 46, the Syrian and Russian air forces have increased their attacks along the Aleppo-Idlib Highway (var. M-5 Highway), hitting jihadist targets near the ICARDA Farms, Zorba, and Khan Touman.

While the Syrian military has mostly relied on Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s to attack the jihadist forces, their high command has also deployed reinforcements from their infantry units to this front in southern Aleppo.

A source from the Syrian military told al-Masdar in May that several units of reinforcements were sent to this front and deployed to the front-lines near the town of Hadher.

The last time, however, that the Syrian Army launched an offensive in this part of southern Aleppo, they managed to capture several areas before reaching the town of Khan Touman.

The Syrian Army’s success at Khan Touman would be short-lived, as a counter-offensive by Jaish al-Fateh
...Army of Conquest coalition includes Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat al-Nusra, Fath al-Sham, Ihyaa al-Jihad Brigade, Mujhedi Nawa, Asoud al-Tahid Brigade, Ansar al-Haqa Brigade and the Islamic brigade of al-Omarein, of which three are affialiated with al-Qaeda. It is or has been supported by Saudi Arabia and Turkey...
resulted in the military losing several areas including the strategic town of al-’Eis and its corresponding hilltop.

Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


US reportedly hits Iran w Cyber attack
[DW] The US reportedly launched a cyberattack on Iran in response to the downing of an unmanned drone. Cybersecurity firms have also reported a rise in Iranian attempts to hack US companies and government agencies.

The United States launched an offensive cyber strike against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network on Thursday amid escalating tensions between the two countries, US media reported on Saturday.

US President Donald Trump ordered US Cyber Command to launch the digital strikes, The Washington Post reported.

Citing US officials, the newspaper reported that the attack crippled Iranian computers used to control rocket and missile launches.

The cyberattack came as the president held back from conducting airstrikes on Iranian targets in response to the downing of a US Global Hawk drone. Washington said the unmanned drone was in international airspace. Tehran said it was in its airspace.
gorb submitted an article from Ay Pee on the subject, commenting:
I would prefer not to educate them on their weaknesses unless we are at war with them.
It’s ok, gorb. According to your article, we’ve been at war with them, and vice versa, for a good many years.

40, actually The cyberattacks ‐ a contingency plan developed over weeks amid escalating tensions ‐ disabled Iranian computer systems that controlled its rocket and missile launchers, the officials said. Two of the officials said the attacks, which specifically targeted Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps computer system, were provided as options after Iranian forces blew up two oil tankers earlier this month.

The IRGC, which was designated a foreign terrorist group by the Trump administration earlier this year, is a branch of the Iranian military.

The action by U.S. Cyber Command was a demonstration of the U.S.’s increasingly mature cyber military capabilities and its more aggressive cyber strategy under the Trump administration. Over the last year U.S. officials have focused on persistently engaging with adversaries in cyberspace and undertaking more offensive operations.

There was no immediate reaction Sunday morning in Iran to the U.S. claims. Iran has hardened and disconnected much of its infrastructure from the internet after the Stuxnet computer virus, widely believed to be a joint U.S.-Israeli creation, disrupted thousands of Iranian centrifuges in the late 2000s.
Posted by: lord garth || 06/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  I was thinking that this should have moved the Iran currency rate but the official rate has been stable all of 2019 so far at about 42,000 Rial to 1 Dollar.

The unofficial rate is about 132,000 Rial to 1 Dollar but that is also relatively stable.
Posted by: lord garth || 06/24/2019 8:53 Comments || Top||



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