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Suicide bomber in Tunisia kills at least one, state TV reports
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Afghanistan
Afghan Air Force conducted 20 airstrikes in past 24 hours: MoD
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Air Force conducted 20 Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in support of the Afghan armed forces.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Tuesday that the airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours.

The defense ministry in a statement said the air force conducted the airsrikes to support the ground forces during the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.

The statement further added the security forces conducted the latest operations in Uruzgan, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Zabul, Faryab, Kandahar, Parwan, Ghazni, Kunar, 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...
, 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 communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
, Badakhshan and Takhar provinces.

The defense ministry also added that the security forces killed 50 Talibs during the operations.

The security forces also maimed 16 murderous Moslems during the same operations and arrested 5 bully boys, the Ministry of Defense added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Public uprising militiaman defects to Taliban after killing his 6 comrades
[KhaamaPress] A public uprising militiaman killed his six comrades in latest insider attack in Jawzjan province.

The local security officials said Tuesday that the militiaman killed his comrades in Qosh Tapa district.

A senior provincial security official said Tuesday that the militiaman killed his comrades in a security check post late on Monday night.

The official also confirmed that the militiaman defected to Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
after killing his comrades.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie sadly admitted that he was a better peeping Tom than he was a comedian...
the official said the militiaman also maimed two other public uprising Death Eaters in the attack.

The security situation in some Jawzjan province has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Special Forces raids in Uruzgan
[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces killed seven Talibs during an operation in Uruzgan.

The informed military sources said Wednesday the holy warriors were killed in Chorah district of Uruzgan.

Furthermore, the Special Forces arrested 7 Talibs during the same operation.

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 Special Operations Corps said the Special Forces killed 11 Talibs during a night raid in Gezab district of Uruzgan.

The Special Operations Corps also added that the Special Forces also maimed 6 Talibs during the same operation.

Furthermore, the Special Forces confiscated 12 weapons, 1200 rounds of ammunition, 8 armored vests, a radio communication device and some other equipment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


More than a score of Taliban militants killed, wounded in Special Forces raid, airstrike in Faryab
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 19 Talibs during an operation in Faryab.

The informed military sources said Wednesday that the Special Forces killed the gunnies during the operation to retake Bal Chiragh district.

The sources further added that the Special Forces also maimed 13 gunnies during the same operation.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, a little lightbulb figuratively appeared over Bossy's head...
an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Bal Chirag district killed 2 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters and maimed another bully boy.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Suicide bomber in Tunisia kills at least one, state TV reports
[CNN via 10News] At least one person is dead and several others injured after Tunisia's capital was hit by two suicide bombings Thursday.

The first blast occurred in central Tunis when a bomber targeted a police patrol on the city's main thoroughfare, Charles De Gaulle Avenue, according to an Interior Ministry statement.

A police officer was killed in the bombing, state-run TAP news agency cited the Interior Ministry as saying.

It also injured three civilians and several security personnel, who received "received varying degrees of injuries," the ministry said.

Ten minutes later, a police station in the city was hit by a second bomber.

"One person blew themselves up behind the back door of the police department in El Gorjani neighbourhood," the statement said.

At least four security personnel were injured in the El Gorjani bombing -- two of them seriously, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Sofien Zaak.

It is unclear at this stage who was responsible for the attacks.

An employee at the nearby French Embassy told CNN he saw a police car that appeared to have been damaged by the first blast but gave no further details on the origin of the explosion. He added that he did not see any injured people.

The attack came a day after the fourth anniversary of the Sousse attack , in which gunman went on a rampage on a Tunisian seaside resort, killing 38 people. ISIS claimed responsibility for that attack.

A state of emergency has been in effect for Tunisia since the terror attacks that year.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/27/2019 10:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6521 views] Top|| File under:


Libyan Army forces retake Gharyan city in a major blow to Haftar's forces
[Libya Observer] The Libyan Army's Volcano of Rage Operation said Wednesday afternoon that it had seized control of most parts of Gharyan city, including military camps and operations room of Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces.

Briefing media about the development, the operation said its forces had seized downtown Gharyan areas, the city's hospital and other major and vital institutions and areas in line with "a courageous uprising by the residents of Gharyan against the dictatorship."

Identical sources have also confirmed that the Libyan Army forces have had a full control over Gharyan after the defeat and pullout of Haftar's forces, saying the commander of Haftar's operations room I'm the city Abdelsalam al-Hassi has fled the city.

"The Libyan Army forces entered Gharyan from three fighting axes and then seized major parts of the city." Gharyan municipality said

Volcano of Rage Operation's media office said Qwassim area and its residents in north Gharyan was a major assistance to the operation, saying the residents welcomed the Libyan Army fighters with happiness and relief.

Meanwhile,
...back at the abandoned silver mine, a triangular dorsal fin appeared in the water. Then another...
a military source said the operation to seize control of Gharyan was minutely planned and precisely executed by the Libyan Army forces in assistance with the Libyan Air Force after luring Haftar's forces into fighting on southern 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...
frontlines like Tripoli International Airport and Qasir Benghashir to make them think they are the target, while Gharyan was the ultimate goal.

The source confirmed that other forces under the command of western and central military zones had gone to Shweirif and Garyat areas to encircle Haftar's forces fleeing Gharyan, saying a very unexpected surprise is in the making.

Posted by: Fred || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Islamist insurgents kill at least 20 civilians in northeast Nigerian village: Security agent, source
[AlAhram] Islamist faceless myrmidons killed at least 20 civilians in a northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
n village, a government-allied vigilante who helped evacuate corpses and a security source said on Wednesday.

The Lions of Islam struck the village of Ngamngam in Borno state, near the border with Niger, on Tuesday, said Bakura Kachallah, a member of the pro-government vigilante group Civilian Joint Task Force.

A security source, requesting anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to media, confirmed the attack and corpse count.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Arab Coalition intercepts Houthi drone in Yemeni airspace targeting Saudi Arabia
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The spokesperson of the Arab Coalition said forces were able to intercept and down a drone in 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...
i airspace after it was launched by the 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...
s north of Sanaa toward 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...
Arab Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki al-Maliki said that the interception of the drone took place at 10:20 pm local time.

"The Houthi bully boyz continue to launch drones to carry out hostile and terrorist acts by targeting civilians and public facilities, and that none of their targets have been achieved. They have been destroyed and shot down," al-Maliki said in a statement carried out by Saudi Press Agency.

"We affirm the continued implementation of deterrent measures against these terrorist militias and the neutralization of Houthi capabilities with all rigor and in accordance with international humanitarian law and its customary rules," he added.
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Home Front: WoT
Islamic State recruiter known as 'Umm Nutella' sentenced to four years
That was fast. Only yesterday we had the report that papers were filed with her guilty plea.
[Jpost] A U.S. judge on Wednesday sentenced an 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....
recruiter known as "Umm Nutella" to four years in prison, far less than federal prosecutors had sought, even though she double-crossed them after agreeing to cooperate.

Under the sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein, New Jersey-born Sinmyah Amera Ceasar, 24, also will get credit for the 29 months she has already served, a front man for the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's Office said.

U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue had asked the judge to send her to prison for 30 to 50 years, consistent with federal sentencing guidelines for the two federal charges to which Ceasar pleaded guilty.

Defense attorneys urged leniency for Ceasar, citing a troubled childhood of sexual abuse and being handed off among foster families, the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday.

In handing down the sentence on the third day of a hearing in the 2-1/2-year-long case that prosecutors had kept under wraps until Monday, Weinstein said sentencing guidelines were too harsh for this case, local media reported.

"It's apparent that this young woman is in need of serious educational, medical, and economic support," the New York Post quoted the judge as saying. "This sentence will also save her as a human being."

Ceasar, who was arrested in November 2016 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York as she tried to leave the United States, pleaded guilty the following February to conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, according to a June 17 sentencing memo.

In the memo, Donoghue called her a "committed recruiter and self-described 'assistant'" to the Islamic State.

She confessed to using Facebook and other platforms to connect people with Islamic State members who would help them travel to territory controlled by the group and expressed her own desire to go there "and die as a martyr," Donoghue said.

At the time of her plea, Ceasar agreed to cooperate with the government. But while she was free on bail between April and July 2018, prosecutors said she reconnected with some of the very people she had identified as Islamic State members.

Donoghue said Ceasar also resumed using her code name "Umm Nutella" in her communications, which she sought to cover up.

"The name 'Umm Nutella' was how the defendant identified herself to the other ISIS operatives and supporters with whom she communicated," he said.

Faced with new charges, Ceasar pleaded guilty on March 7 to obstruction of an official proceeding, prosecutors said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  young woman is in need of serious educational, medical, and economic support

I don't understand. When she wanted to go and die in a shithole, and paying for her trip herself, the government goes and arrests her from the airport. It then gives her (an obese, nobody, youtube/twitter jihadist) more traction with illegal elements by sentencing her to a fed prison where she will recruit more like herself. After 4 years, she returns to her life a lot wiser, with friends inside and abroad, and a first hand experience of a useless legal establishment.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/27/2019 6:16 Comments || Top||

#2  It's 'The American Way' - somebody told me.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/27/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#3  I have no idea why I would want my tax dollars to be used to "economically support" someone who conspires with people who want to kill me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/27/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
1 policeman martyred, 4 injured in attack in Police Lines area in Loralai
[DAWN] At least one policeman was martyred and four others injured in an attack in the Police Lines area 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 Loralai on Wednesday.

According to Balochistan Inspector General of Police Mohsin Hassan Butt, three attackers wearing suicide jackets ambushed the main gate of the Police Lines area.

"Police and other law-enforcement agencies retaliated to the attack in a timely manner and killed the jacket wallahs," the IG said, adding that the attack took place while coppers were busy in taking an examination.

In exchange of fire, one policeman lost his life while four others were maimed. The injured coppers have been shifted to a hospital for medical attention.

According to reports from the site, the process of clearing the area has now begun and security has been beefed up in and around Loralai in the aftermath of the attack.

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Iraq
Turkish airstrikes kill one civilian, wound another in northern Erbil
[Rudaw] At least one civilian was killed and another "seriously injured" in a Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Bradost, Erbil province on Wednesday, local officials confirmed.

"At 6pm a Ottoman Turkish jet was initially spotted overhead in the village of Zini Khalil in Bradost and it started densely bombing at 7pm," Ahmed Khalil, the village chieftain, told Rudaw.

Bradost is located 70 kilometers northeast of Erbil city.

The two brothers were travelling in a vehicle when they were caught in the airstrike, Khalil said. Mansour Nafih, 25, was killed, and Pashew Nafih, 20, was maimed.

Adnan Ghafour, the physician on duty at the Ashti Hospital in Bradost said Nafih had sustained "serious injures".

"After treating him with emergency first aid, we refereed him to West Erbil Emergency Hospital," Ghafour told Rudaw English.

The Ottoman Turkish defense ministry confirmed late on Wednesday that its warplanes had targeted Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in Zap and Khakurk, "neutralizing two terrorists".

In a statement late on Wednesday, the Peoples’ Defense Forces (HPG), the armed wing of the PKK, said the bombardment took place at 7.30 pm local time, but added: "Nothing happened to our forces."

Rudaw cannot independently verify the claims.

According to Roj News, which is closely aligned with the PKK, the two men were tourists from the Choman area.

Wednesday’s airstrikes come just three days after The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor...
targeted the mountainous areas of Zakho, Duhok province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


IED blast kills police officer, injures 3 others south of Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews) An official source informed, on Tuesday, that a Federal Police officer was killed, while three others were maimed in an improvised bomb blast, south of Kirkuk.

In a press statement, the source said that an improvised bomb went kaboom! near a patrol of the Federal Police in Alhbat area, which is located between al-Rashad area and Daquq District, south of Kirkuk.

The blast killed a police officer and injured three others, the source added.

He further explained, in the statement, that security forces cordoned off the area, while transferred the injured to a nearby hospital, to receive the needed treatment, and the body to the forensic medicine department.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Syrian national arrested after strolling across border into Israel
[IsraelTimes] A Syrian national was arrested overnight Tuesday after he crossed the border near Mount Hermon, the army said in a statement Wednesday.

The man reportedly walked a few kilometers through Israeli territory until he was arrested by the Israel Defense Forces close the Mount Hermon ski resort site.

He was found to be unarmed and his motives were not clear.

According to Channel 12 TV news he crossed at a point where there is no border fence.
I know Israel is building fences along all its borders as fast as can be done, but this might be a place to at least put up a few rolls of barbed wire until the civil engineers arrive.
The army said the man appears to suffer from a mental illness
...which does not mean he was not also a jihadi...
and he was handed over to the Shin Bet security service for questioning.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:


19 incendiary balloon fires reported in South
[Jpost] At least 19 fires, believed to have been caused by incendiary balloons from 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...
, broke out in the South over Wednesday.

Firefighting teams, the Jewish National Fund, the Nature and Parks Authority, the IDF and volunteers were on the scene to gain control of the blazes, according to a ynet report

Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Bugs Moroni was holding Slats from behind while his brother Greasy Thumb was pounding his face into paste ...
on Tuesday, 10 fires flared in Gaza border communities on Tuesday due to incendiary balloons coming in from the Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, controlled Gaza Strip. Walla reported.

Seven fired had been reported in Eshkol Regional Council, two in Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council, Sdot Negev Regional Council reported one fire.

On Monday, some 13 fires were also reported. In Monday's fires some 220 of dunams of land were burned, according to a Mako report.

As the number of incendiary balloon fires in the Gaza border vicinity have increased in the past week, he Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced on Tuesday that it will stop the transfer of fuel into Gaza.

COGAT coordinator Maj.-Gen. Kamil Abu Rokon shared a video on Wednesday telling the Paleostinians in Gaza that terrorism prevents them from having increased electricity hours.

"Between 85 and 75 tankers of fuel enter the Gaza Strip each week, which helps significantly increase electricity hours. Terrorism prevents you from having that," the video explained.

The statement released by COGAT also claimed that no more fuel will be delivered until further notice.
The Times of Israel adds:
The southern branch of the Fire and Rescue services said the blazes were quickly extinguished and that investigators determined they were started by arson balloons.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  For entertainment factor, bill CAIR.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/27/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Thailand defends orders to phone users in Muslim-majority south to submit photos
[AlAhram] The Moslem-majority south and rights groups have long accused the Thai state of heavy-handed sweeps of the Malay-Moslem populations, raising tensions in communities who feel targeted in their homes.

An order for mobile phone users in Thailand's restive south to submit a photo of themselves for facial recognition purposes is causing uproar from opponents who see it as further curtailing the rights of the Moslem-majority population.

But an army front man on Wednesday defended the move, saying the facial identification scheme is needed to root out forces of Evil deploying mobile phone-detonated home-made bombs.

Thailand's three southernmost states -- Yala, Pattani, and Narathiwat -- have since 2004 been rife with conflict between Malay-Moslem rebels and the Buddhist-majority Thai state, which annexed the region around a century ago.

The tit-for-tat violence has claimed around 7,000 lives, mostly civilians of both faiths, and security forces have detained individuals suspected of being separatist rebels without warrants in the past.

Now telecoms companies are requiring all users of the region's 1.5 million mobile numbers to submit a photo of themselves for facial recognition purposes following orders from the army -- a move that is drawing anger from rights groups as the deadline to register photos nears.

A military front man defended the move on Wednesday, saying it was necessary to identify perpetrators who use mobile phone reception to set off home-made bombs.

"In cases where the attacker uses a SIM card to detonate a bomb, we can trace the perpetrator," said Colonel Watcharakorn Onngon, deputy southern army front man.

Registration ends on October 31, and anyone who fails to submit their photo in the three southern provinces and four districts in neighbouring Songkhla province will have their mobile reception cut off, he said.

Army leader-turned-premier Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Tuesday also said the scheme provides "evidence" about who the real owner of each SIM card is.

While the rest of Thailand is not subjected to the same requirement of submitting photos, Watcharakorn said people with unregistered SIMs travelling to the three provinces will have no cell access.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/27/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

#1  Next they'll be wanting driver's licenses.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/27/2019 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  If muslims in Thailand, Srilanka want a better life and no hassles, they have an option. Convert. Isn't that the choice they give to others when they're in a majority ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/27/2019 6:19 Comments || Top||

#3  One huge problem with that Dron. Welcome to Islam.

Apostasy in Islam : The point of no return,” by Abdallah al-Araby for Kabyles, September 4:

 Apostasy in Islam is equal to treason. In Islam, politics and religion are inseparably intertwined. A famous fundamental expression in Islam says it all, “Islam is a religion and a state.”

“Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him.” ” Bukhari 9.84.57 ‘baddala deenahu, faqtuhulu’
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/27/2019 19:44 Comments || Top||

#4  The US Constitution is a brilliant bit of work. But one of the best parts, IMAO, is the Establishment clause - NO STATE RELIGION! One need look no further than Islam to see what grief an official religion causes.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/27/2019 20:28 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Rescue workers among eight killed in Syria air raids
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Two rescuers were among eight civilians killed in Russian and regime Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s Wednesday on violence-plagued northwest Syria, a war monitor said, in the latest attack against relief workers in the region.

The two civil defense workers, known as the White Helmets, were killed after Russian air strikes hit their ambulance in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The rescue group said a "double-tap attack" by Russian warplanes had "targeted" rescue workers repeatedly as they were evacuating injured civilians from the town. Five other volunteers were also maimed, the group said.

The latest attack came nearly one week after regime air strikes on an ambulance in the town of Maaret al-Numan killed three rescue workers. "The world continues to fail to protect us and other humanitarian workers," the group said in a statement on social media.

Six other non-combatants were killed Wednesday in a series of regime air strikes on several parts of the Idlib region, which is home to around three million people, the Britannia-based war monitor said.

One more civilian succumbed to wounds sustained days ago during regime air strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, it said. In the north of nearby Hama province, bad boy rocket fire killed one girl on Wednesday, state news agency SANA said.

Idlib and parts of neighboring Hama, Aleppo and Latakia provinces were supposed to be protected by a buffer zone under a September agreement between Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor...
But the region has come under increased bombardment by the regime and its Russian ally since former al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
seized most of the province at the start of the year.

Violence spiked in April, leaving more than 470 civilians dead, according to the Observatory.

The flare-up has also displaced 330,000 others, according to the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
, sparking fears of one of the worst humanitarian disasters in Syria’s eight-year conflict.

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Who's in the News
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Thu 2019-06-27
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Wed 2019-06-26
  Saudi Special Forces capture emir of ISIS in Yemen
Tue 2019-06-25
  Ethiopia security forces kill alleged coup leader
Mon 2019-06-24
  Trump calls on China, and the world, to protect their own ships from Iran
Sun 2019-06-23
  Army chief shot dead in coup attempt in Ethiopia
Sat 2019-06-22
  Libyan army forces enter Tripoli Airport, seize major positions from Haftar's forces
Fri 2019-06-21
  Niger Says 18 IS Fighters Killed in Joint Operation with U.S.
Thu 2019-06-20
  Presidential Motorcade: Individual taken into custody by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers
Wed 2019-06-19
  Spain busts gang that helped finance al-Qaeda in Syria
Tue 2019-06-18
  Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network
Mon 2019-06-17
  Mohammed Morsi titzup
Sun 2019-06-16
  Maldives seek foreign help to deal with IS fighters
Sat 2019-06-15
  Iranian boat fired missile at US drone prior to tanker attack, US official says
Fri 2019-06-14
  Tanker Front Altair is on fire according to Bloomberg
Thu 2019-06-13
  Middle East on alert as two oil tankers are hit by explosions and one 'sinks' in suspected 'torpedo attack' in Gulf of Oman

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