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Afghanistan
Taliban assassinate tribal elder who had crafted bravery medal for Trump
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs have assassinated a tribal elder in central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan who had crafted a bravery medal out of gold for the US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
front man Zabiullah Mujahid claimed that the elder Gul Nabi was kille in a bomb kaboom in Pashtun-infested Logar province.

Mujahid further added that Gul Nabi had crafted a medal for the US leader and had handed it over to the US Embassy in Kabul.

The handmade medal was prepared with a total cost of $645 with the contribution of the participants of an informal Jirga in which around 300 people had participated.

Syed Farhad Akbari, a community leader in the province, on January 14 told RFE/RL’s Afghan Service that more than 300 people at an informal "jirga," or council, of concerned citizens agreed to award the medal to the U.S. president.

He said the handwritten message on the award states: "This Bravery Medal is from the Afghan people to Donald Trump, president of the United States of America."

Akbari said the cost of the medal was about 45,000 Afghanis ($645), considered a large sum for many in the region, about 60 kilometers outside of the capital, Kabul.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  So it seems Afghanistan has their own version of the MSM, too.
Posted by: gorb || 05/29/2018 16:24 Comments || Top||


Taliban decides to relocate heroin labs amid relentless airstrikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group leadership has decided to relocate the drugs and heroin labs amid relentless Arclight airstrikes targeting the main financial streamline of the group.

The group has reportedly decided to relocate the labs to mountains and valleys amid fears that the airstrikes would result to civilian casualties.

The latest decision by the group to prevent civilian deaths follows the growing criticisms that the group faces due to civilian deaths as the majority of the civilian deaths are attributed to the operations of the group.

Taliban’s shadow governor for Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
Mullah Manan has reportedly ordered his secretary to act and relocate the labs from the towns and residential areas to mountains and valleys.

In a walkie-talkie conversation with his secretary shared on a Taliban WhatsApp group, the Taliban’s shadow governor of Helmand, Mullah Manan, said "due to one factory hundreds of the public are at risk from bombings and missiles" and called for facilities to shift to "mountains and valley sides" instead, according to The Guardian.

The Taliban group has so far not reacted regarding the report but the US commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson had earlier warned that the air campaign against the main financial resources of the group would continue.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1 
Pressure from the populace. Growing pressure, if the article is accurate. Some good news from that place.

Finally.
Posted by: Roger29 Palms || 05/29/2018 9:06 Comments || Top||

#2  But if they lose the shield of the populace, even more targetted missiles will rain down upon them. That’s why they set up in the middle of the population to begin with. A dilemma, that’s what it is — or perhaps a conundrum.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 9:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Relocate? Yes. Away from the peoples? Nah.
Posted by: Neville Speaking for Boskone6001 || 05/29/2018 16:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Modern precision weapons and the cell-phone age have interesting side effects...
Posted by: magpie || 05/29/2018 17:39 Comments || Top||


ISIS suffer heavy casualties in US drone strike in Nangarhar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Militants 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) terrorist group suffered heavy casualties during the US dronezap 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 provincial government media office in a statement said at least eleven bully boyz affiliated with the terrorist group were killed during the dronezap conducted in Ghulam Dak area of Chaparhar district.

The statement further added that the Arclight airstrike also left two ISIS bully boyz maimed and three vehicles were destroyed.

In the meantime, the provincial government said at least two heroin labs belonging to the bully boyz were destroyed in a separate airstrike conducted by the Afghan Air Force.

The airstrike was carried out in Mamli area of Khogyani district, the statement said, adding that the Afghan forces have also launched operations in Bati Kot district and several areas have been cleared of the bully boyz so far.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Prominent Taliban leader killed by own comrade in Nangarhar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A prominent Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leader was rubbed out by his own comrade apparently due to a brawl 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 provincial government media office in a statement said the incident took place at around noon time today in Shirzad district.

The statement further added that the Taliban leader Malik Jaipur was killed after engaging in a brawl with another comrade in Randchin area.

According to the provincial government, a security guard of Malik Jaipur was also maimed during the clash.

He was apparently rubbed out by another Taliban Überstürmbannführer identified as Lalagi, the statement said, adding that Malik Jaipur had earlier killed the brother of another Taliban leader identified as Satar.

The provincial government also added that the infighting and tensions have intensified among the Talibs in Nangarhar province during the recent months and as a result the Lions of Islam have suffered heavy casualties.
Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Egypt police find body of Muslim Brotherhood fugitive after raid, shootout in Giza: Ministry
[AlAhram] Police have found the dead body of a runaway member of the Moslem Brüderbund terrorist group while pursuing terrorist suspects in a desert area near the Wahat road in Giza governorate, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Monday.

The police conducted the raid to apprehend suspects from the Brotherhood's armed wing who were meeting in the area according to intelligence obtained by the National Security Agency, and after obtaining a warrant from the prosecution.

The suspects fired on security personnel conducting the raid, forcing the police to fire back.

During the chase, police found the dead body of the runaway Brotherhood member, who had escaped detention from Ismailia Hospital on 26 May.

The runaway had been sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2016 for involvement in violent incidents.

Police also seized during the raid an automatic rifle, ammunition and a cycle of violence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Africa Subsaharan
Suicide Blasts Kill at Least Three in NE Nigeria
[AnNahar] Twojacket wallah'> exploding trollop female suicide bombers suspected to be Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
jihadists killed at least three people in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
, emergency services said Monday.

The bombers detonated their explosives inside a house and near a mosque in the Mashamari area of Konduga, 35 kilometres (20 miles) southeast of the Borno State capital Maiduguri, on Sunday evening.

"Three people were killed in the two attacks and seven others were maimed," Bello Danbatta, chief security officer of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), told AFP.

"One of them detonated near a mosque while residents were preparing for the evening prayers and moments later the second one detonated inside a house," said Danbatta, who was involved in evacuation of the victims.

But Ibrahim Liman, of the civilian militia force assisting the military against Boko Haram, said two more victims died on the way to the hospital in Maiduguri, raising the corpse count to five.

The attack came two weeks after five militia members were killed by a male bomber who detonated explosives concealed on him at a checkpoint outside Konduga.

Boko Haram’s nine-year violence to create a hardline Islamic state has killed 20,000 people and displaced 2.6 million from their homes in Nigeria.

The violence has spilled into neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
Although the myrmidon group has been considerably weakened in a regional fightback mustering troops from Nigeria and its neighbours, attacks persist.

The jihadists have resorted to the use of suicide bombers, mostly women and girls, targeting military checkpoints, mosques, markets, bus stations, schools and other crowded places.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Yemen: Houthis say killed 14 Saudi, Yemeni soldiers at kingdom’s south
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) 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 of 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. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
have said they killed 14 Saudi soldiers at the south of the kingdom as confrontations continue between both sides at the war-torn country.

Al-Masirah, the media arm of Ansarullah (Houthi) movement, quoted a source at the movement’s snipers’ squad saying early Monday they had sniped nine Saudi soldiers and five Yemeni government soldiers at two locations in Gizan, southwest of 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...
Saudi news agency SPA had earlier said six soldiers, two of them from the national guard corps, died in border encounters with Ansarullah.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemeni forces clash with Saudi-backed mercenaries near Hudaydah
[PRESSTV] Yemeni forces clash with Saudi-backed mercenaries near the western city of Hudaydah. Yemen’s Ansarullah movement says the Saudi push for Yemen’s western coast is part of a US-Israeli plot. Our correspondent Mohammed al-Attab has a report.
Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Liege 'terror' attack: Three people shot dead including two cops by gunman 'shouting Allahu Akbar'
[Mirror] A "radicalised" gunman who killed two police officers and a passer-by during a suspected terror attack in Belgium shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he carried out the massacre.
"We'll probably never kmow his...nevermind"
The attacker stole an officer's firearm during a routine check and then used the weapon against police before he took a woman hostage at a school in Liege.

The 30-year-old Belgian man, named as Benjamin Hermans, was then shot dead by anti-terrorist officers, bringing an end to the rampage. He launched the attack just one day after he was released from prison, with local reports claiming he was "radicalised" behind bars.

Belgian authorities said the incident is being treated as terrorism.
No shit?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/29/2018 07:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The motivation will remain a mystery to the authorities. And if you question that, you'll get the Tommy Robinson treatment.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/29/2018 7:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Another "not real Muslim", eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/29/2018 8:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Belgian authorities said the incident is being treated as terrorism.
No shit?


While not everyone needs a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, it is actually rather remarkable that such a thing would be even hinted at so early in the news cycle.

Posted by: SteveS || 05/29/2018 10:39 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Two Killed in Kashmir Militant Attack on Indian Army Camp
[AnNahar] Two people have died in a shootout in the disputed territory of Indian Kashmire, officials said Monday, the first attacks since the army suspended operations against the bandidos turbans for Ramadan.

A soldier was killed late Sunday when bandidos turbans attacked an army camp in Kakapora, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the main city of Srinagar, said army front man Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

A civilian driving past was also killed in the exchange, a police officer said.

Three soldiers were later maimed when a roadside kaboom exploded underneath a military vehicle near Shopian district.

No myrmidon group has grabbed credit for the twin attacks.

The assaults were the first in the Kashmire Valley since the army declared a nearly 30-day halt to military operations, the first of its kind in the tense region for nearly two decades.

The decision meant Indian troops would pause operations against turbans and halt door-to-door house searches, but would retaliate if attacked.

Despite the suspension of operations, violence has not abated in the region bordering Pakistain, which also controls part of the disputed Himalayan territory but claims it in full, like India.

The Indian army claimed it killed five bandidos turbans on Sunday as they tried to cross the heavily militarized border.

On May 17, the army claimed three suspected bandidos turbans were killed in a forest area near the border.

Both incidents could not be independently verified.

In a separate clash along the border, a heavy exchange of fire between Indian and Pak forces this month left 16 dead on both sides, forcing around 80,000 citizens living on the Indian side to flee.

India deploys an estimated 500,000 soldiers in Kashmire, which has been divided between India and Pakistain since the end of British rule in 1947.

Rebel groups have been fighting for an independent Kashmire or a merger with Pakistain since 1989.

New Delhi accuses Pakistain of fueling the insurgency that has left tens of thousands of civilians dead, a charge Islamabad denies saying it only provides diplomatic support to Kashmiris' right to self-determination.
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Under-trial prisoner killed in Lahore district court
[DAWN] An under-trial prisoner was killed in a Lahore district court on Monday when unidentified attackers shot at him, police said.

The prisoner identified as Aslam went titzup. The victim was targeted when coppers were escorting him from bakshi khana (a court's lock-up) to a prisoners' van after producing him in the court.

Lahore Session Judge Abid Hussain Qureshi took notice of the incident and directed police to submit a report on the matter. He also directed the relevant police officials to arrest the attackers immediately.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Journalists among injured as JUI-F workers clash with police
[DAWN] The main roads leading to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly building turned into a battlefield after the JUI-F workers, who were protesting against the merger of Fata with KP, clashed with police here on Sunday.

Several coppers, media persons and protesters sustained injuries during festivities with the police as the JUI-F workers besieged the assembly building. The protesters converged on the assembly building vowing to disrupt its proceedings if the merger bill was passed.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was summoned on Sunday with a single item agenda to pass the Constitution (Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2018 for the merger of Fata and KP.

Although the assembly passed the bill smoothly, yet three main roads of the bustling provincial capital remained closed to all kinds of traffic till conclusion of the assembly session in the evening. The Sher Shah Suri Road, Khyber Road and Grand Trunk Road remained blocked owing to the protest.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Ulema Islami


At least 14 injured in roadside blast targeting police vehicle in Dera Murad Jamali
[DAWN]At least 14 people including three coppers were maimed in a blast targeting police vehicle in Dera Murad Jamali on Monday evening, DIG Naseerabad Nazeer Kurd told DawnNewsTV.

The senior police official said unidentified miscreants had planted an improvised bomb, weighing almost 5kg, in a cycle of violence parked on the roadside.

A police vehicle passing through the area was the target of the blast, DIG Kurd said.

The injured were rushed to nearby Naseerabad hospital for medical treatment where an emergency was imposed. The windowpanes of nearby shops and houses were smashed due to the impact of the blast.

Police and other law enforcement agencies reached the spot as an investigation into the incident went underway.

Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Mosul clearance continues: 40 bodies unburied, 22 criminals tied up, turban tunnels kaboomed


Iraqi troops apprehend 22 wanted criminals in Mosul city

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi security announced on Monday the capture of 22 wanted criminals and seizure of a boatload of explosive charges during security operations in Mosul city.

“Troops of Nineveh Operations Command arrested 22 criminals who are wanted by Iraqi judiciary during inspection operations in Badush village, northwest of Mosul,” Baghdad Today quoted spokesman for the Iraqi Security Media Council Brig. Gen. Yehia Rassol as saying.

“The troops also detonated 10 explosive charges that were left by Islamic State and destroyed several IS tunnels in Badush as well,” the spokesman added.

More than 40 bodies found under rubble, west of Mosul: source

Mosul(IraqiNews.com) Over forty bodies were found under the rubble in west Mosul, a security source from Nineveh province was quoted saying

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said said “rescue teams foiled the attack near borders with Iraq, killing 43 people under the share in west of Mosul.

Some of the bodies, according to the source, “were for civilians, while others were for Islamic State.”

Earlier this month, the governor of Nineveh province announced that the Old City in Mosul has been declared to be empty of bodies under the rubble.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF raids camp of Duvdevan soldier's killer
[Ynet] Violence erupts as IDF sends forces to al-Am'ari refugee camp near Ramallah in attempt to smoke out Ronen Lubarsky’s killer, who dropped a heavy marble slab on his head last week.

Thirteen Paleostinians were maimed at least five were placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
Monday in festivities with IDF forces in the al-Am'ari refugee camp on the outskirts of Ramallah during an operation to capture the terrorist who killed 20-year-old Staff Sgt. Ronen Lubarsky last week.

The terrorist dropped a marble slab on Lubarsky's head, leaving him critically maimed. The soldier from the elite special operations force Duvdevan Unit succumbed to his wounds on Saturday.

He was laid to rest later the same day day as IDF forces intensified efforts to apprehend the terrorist who is still on the lam.

The IDF, in joint operations with the Shin Bet, increases its prevention activities by, inter alia, arresting potential suspects every year ahead of the holy month of Ramadan‐a volatile month in which many terror attacks have taken place over the years.

Usually, the IDF encircles and besieges a camp after a terror incident occurs, sometimes partially, even if the terrorist has already been neutralized and arrested during the attack.

This, the IDF says, is done to catch any potential accomplices the terrorist may have had, to prevent copycat attacks coming out of the village or camps by people who may have known the culprit, and to prepare for a raid on his home to gather evidence and testimonies against him.

The army refrained from doing so after Lubarsky was maimed because the attack did not seem deliberate. The IDF maintains that such protocols are used only out of operational necessity to catch turbans on the run or potential terrorists, rather than as punishment for an attack.

Violent outbreaks by Paleostinian residents of the West Bank during raids such as the one Lubarsky operated in are not uncommon, nor is it rare for them to throw heavy blunt objects at the soldiers in an attempt to drive them out of the village or to harm them.

In fact, soldiers are often pelted‐sometimes at close range‐with washing machines, refrigerators and heavy furniture when they operate in the West Bank's refugee camps.

Incidentally, Lubarsky's unit was in the camp to act as a covering force working in conjunction with another unit tasked with finding and arresting "several turbans who carried out attacks in the past" by the Shin Bet.

While the operation had a specific purpose, it caused an uproar in the village which later deteriorated into a full-blown riot, with the army using crowd control measures to disperse rioters.

At the time, an IDF official announcing the incident remarked that "the terrorist who dropped the marble slab was not arrested. The force didn't open fire at the source because it didn't accurately identify it."
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Violence erupts as IDF sends forces to al-Am'ari refugee camp near Ramallah in attempt to smoke out Ronen Lubarsky’s killer

Why Jews are so prone to initiating violence?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/29/2018 8:21 Comments || Top||

#2  "Why Jews are so prone to initiating violence?"

Gefilteh fish?
Posted by: Omomoth Spolumble6223 || 05/29/2018 9:00 Comments || Top||

#3  >Gefilteh fish?

Gefilteh fish is awesome. I blame matzo. So bland and dry. It's not called "the bread of affliction" for nothing.
Posted by: Scooter McGruder || 05/29/2018 10:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Egg matzah* counts as cake, though.

* I was taught the Israeli, that is to say the Sepharadi pronunciation, not the traditional Ashkenazi pronunciation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 12:08 Comments || Top||


Gaza machinegun fire hits Sderot vehicles, buildings; Code Red alarm triggered
[Ynet] Several Sderot structures and vehicles were hit by machinegun fire from the Gazoo Strip Monday evening, which triggered a Code Red alarm in Sderot and nearby communities in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. No casualties were reported.

The machinegun shooting came in the wake of several tense days in the border region, that saw several infiltration attempts by Paleostinians followed by IDF retaliatory attacks.

Earlier Monday, the IDF nabbed
You have the right to remain silent...
two Paleostinian gunnies attempting to cross the security fence in the northern strip.

The Paleostinians were found with knives, bolt cutters and an incendiary material on their person. The Israeli soldiers came under fire while the gunnies were being chased. No Israeli casualties were reported and the forces returned fire, killing at least one member of Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",'s military wing while wounding another moderately.
The Times of Israel adds:
Israeli soldiers came under fire from Gazoo on Monday, prompting the military to launch fresh strikes on Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, targets in the Strip, the IDF said. An IDF tank fired at a nearby observation post, the army said. Reports said the shelled position belongs to the Hamas terror group which rules the Paleostinian enclave.

One Gazook was killed and another moderately injured, according to the Hamas-run Gazoo health ministry. Mohammed al-Rudeia, 25, was killed and another man maimed by shrapnel, the Gazook health ministry said. Hamas’s military wing said Rudeia was a member of the terror group.

Paleostinian sources confirmed that Israeli forces shelled targets in Beit Lahia in the northern Gazoo Strip.

Earlier Monday, the Gazoo health ministry said that a man who was maimed several days ago in festivities with Israeli forces on the border had succumbed to his wounds. The report did not say exactly when the man, whom it named as Nasser al-Arini, 28, was maimed
Another Times of Israel article adds:
This was the second machine gun attack on Sderot in under two weeks. On May 16, bullets also struck a number of homes in the town, though in that case no rocket siren was triggered.

According to the city of Sderot, the shots were aimed at an army aircraft that had been flying overhead, and the bullets struck the homes as they fell back down to earth.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  and MORTARS
More than 25 mortar shells fired from Gaza, Israel says
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/29/2018 6:17 Comments || Top||

#2  He DARE Israel strike back? The bullets were aimed at an aircraft, and missed. No harm, no foul, right? /sarcasm
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 05/29/2018 10:59 Comments || Top||

#3  and MORTARS

And more beyond that. The IDF is having a busy day, as far as I can tell from a brief glance at the news sites between other things. Hamas and Islamic Jihad may be regretting their latest little temper tantrum.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/29/2018 14:06 Comments || Top||

#4 
Hamas and Islamic Jihad may be regretting their latest little temper tantrum.


This implies they can connect events in a chain of cause and effect. History suggests this is not their way of thinking.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/29/2018 14:08 Comments || Top||


Jordan arrests two ISIS terrorists attempting to enter Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Jordanian border guards incarcerated
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
two Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) hard boyz that were attempting to sneak into Syria from northern Jordan, the Hashemite Kingdom announced on Monday.

According to a Jordanian Army blurb, "two people belonging to the Islamic State were arrested while trying to sneak into Syria and join the terrorist group there.

Furthermore, the Jordanian Army stated that the two ISIS members were thoroughly investigated and found to support the terrorist group’s ideology.

"They agreed on stabbing and assaulting coppers," the Jordanian continued, adding that "they also agreed on carrying out sabotage through using molotovs."
Posted by: Fred || 05/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Three Canadian ISIS members targeted by US Coalition
[ALMASDARNEWS] Three Canadian nationals were purposely targeted by the U.S. Coalition in both Iraq and Syria, a secret document revealed by Global News claimed.

"To date, there have been three known instances where specific individuals targeted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve were believed to be Canadian citizens," read the four-page document, obtained by Global News.

The document allegedly refers to the deliberate bombings carried out by the U.S. Coalition against 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) targets in both Iraq and Syria.

In addition to the targets, the document also provided legal justifications for killing the three Canadian ISIS members in the region.

The terrorists’ nationality was allegedly irrelevant, as the target was "first and foremost, an enemy combatant ."

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Syrian Army attempts to force Turkish troops out of Latakia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish military entered the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate this past weekend, prompting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to take an aggressive approach to force them to leave.

What started as sporadic shelling has since moved to intense rocket fire from both the Syrian Arab Army and Ottoman Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) in the Jabal al-Akrad region.

According to a military source in Latakia, the Syrian Army has been firing missiles and artillery shells towards the mountaintop where the Ottoman Turkish military took up their positions at this past weekend.

The source added that the Syrian Army is attempting to force the Ottoman Turkish military to leave the province, as this is a clear violation of the Astana agreement, which only permits Ankara to establish twelve observation points.

While an observation point has yet to be established, the Ottoman Turkish Army’s presence is considered a move halt the Syrian Army from advancing at another front in northern Syria.
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Rebel factions merge together to form large group under Turkish command
[ALMASDARNEWS] A large number of rebel factions in northern Syria announced on Sunday that they will be merging together to form one big group.

According to a statement released by the rebel factions, the following groups will be merging together to form one large force under the Turkish Army’s command:

Faylaq Al-Sham
Free Idlib Army
2nd Coastal Division
1st Division
Freedom Brigade
Darayya Islam Brigade
2nd Army
Victory Army
37th Regiment

This large merger includes factions from northern Latakia, which may explain why the Turkish military recently entered the province.
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Islamic State groups resurface in US-held area of Syria: Lavrov
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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....
-related groups have stepped up their activity in the area of al-Tanf, controlled by the United States, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference on Monday.

"We have gathered much evidence some strange things are happening in al-Tanf. In our point of view this area is of no considerable significance for the anti-terrorist operation. In practice we can see that in this area, including the Rukban refugee camp, gangs appear ever more often and, according to our sources, they have connections with the Islamic State."

He recalled that the issue had been repeatedly brought up in the course of various contacts with US partners.

"We drew attention to the fact that this is in conflict with our agreements as to how to arrange for de-escalation work in Syria within the framework of regular contacts between the military," Lavrov said.

Moscow expects Washington to withdraw troops from Syria’s al-Tanf as their presence there is pointless from the military standpoint, Lavrov said, commenting on media reports about US plans to pull troops out of the area.

"As for media reports about the US making plans to withdraw troops from the al-Tanf area, I have already said that this zone was artificially created for reasons that are difficult to understand from the standpoint of military feasibility," he said. "This is why our Defense Ministry has been drawing our US counterparts’ attention to that fact and they seem to be coming to the same conclusion," the Russian top diplomat noted, adding that he expected practical steps to that end.

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Tue 2018-05-29
  Rebel factions merge together to form large group under Turkish command
Mon 2018-05-28
  35 Syrian, Russian fighters killed in Islamic State attack, east of Syria: Observatory
Sun 2018-05-27
  7 killed, including infamous militiaman, in ammunition-laden car explosion in Benghazi
Sat 2018-05-26
  Taliban’s military commission chief for Nangarhar districts killed in NDS raid
Fri 2018-05-25
  Australia’s most wanted ISIS terrorist is imprisoned in Turkey
Thu 2018-05-24
  Hamas chief boasts of Tehran’s support, close ties to Hezbollah
Wed 2018-05-23
  Iraq arrests a senior Islamic State executioner in Kirkuk
Tue 2018-05-22
  Taliban leader Mullah Din Mohammad and comrades killed in Farah airstrike
Mon 2018-05-21
  ISIS foils rebel offensive in west Daraa, kills scores
Sun 2018-05-20
  Saudi Air Defenses Intercept Houthi Ballistic Missile
Sat 2018-05-19
  1,000 protest Friday on Gaza border as Hamas chief vows to lead new demonstrations
Fri 2018-05-18
  Brazil charges 11 people with trying to set up Islamic State cell
Thu 2018-05-17
   Top al-Qaeda leader for the Indian Subcontinent killed in Afghanistan
Wed 2018-05-16
  Islamic State’s financial chief of Diyala State, another member arrested
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