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Afghanistan
Up to 100 Taliban Red Unit militants killed in Ghazni province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have killed up to 100 gunnies of the Red Unit of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in south-eastern Ghazni province.

The Provincial Police Headquarters in a statement said the Talibs launched a major offensive against the security forces in Qarabagh district around 2 am local time on Saturday.

The statement further added that the security forces effectively responded to Talibs attack.

The security forces killed at least 100 gunnies of the Red Unit of Taliban during the clash, the statement added.

According to Provincial Police Headquarters, the dead bodies of 42 gunnies were left in the area following the clash.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Ghazni province has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the province.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government gangs in this province.

Similarly, the U.S. forces also conduct regular Arclight airstrikes in restive districts of Ghazni to suppress Taliban and other anti-government holy warriors.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  erb's screaming bloody murder !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/02/2019 16:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Last I heard, there were some yummy rare earth metals to be had in the area.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 06/02/2019 20:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the province.

Are there any parts of the province that aren't remote and restive?
Posted by: jpal || 06/02/2019 20:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Especially the 'restive' part of it...
Posted by: Raj || 06/02/2019 20:56 Comments || Top||


Afghan Special Forces inflict casualties on Taliban militants in Kunduz, Helmand
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces have inflicted casualties on Talibs in northern Kunduz and southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces.

The military sources said Saturday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Khanabad district of Kunduz province.

The sources further added that the Special Forces killed one Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighter, maimed three others and enjugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
a suspected bully boy.

Similarly, the Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand province and killed one Taliban fighter.

Furthermore, the Special Forces arrested five suspected bully boyz during the same operation, the sources added.

The anti-government armed bully boyz including Taliban have not commented regarding the two operations so far.

Both Kunduz and Helmand are among the volatile provinces in northern and southern parts of Afghanistan.

Talibs are active in some remote and restive areas of the two provinces and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in the two provinces.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular Arclight airstrikes in restive districts and provinces to suppress Taliban and other anti-government bully boys.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants killed; vehicle destroyed in Khost airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] The security forces carried out a series of Arclight airstrikes in south-eastern Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
of Afghanistan killing at least 12 Talibs.

The informed military sources said the airstrike was carried ou tin Sabari district of the province.

Furthermore, the airstrikes destroyed a vehicle belonging to Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
fighters, the informed military sources said Saturday.

"Strikes in Sabari district resulted in 12 Taliban fighters killed and destroyed 1 vehicle," the sources added.

The anti-government armed snuffies including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

The security situation in some districts of Khost province remains disputed. has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in remote and restive areas of the province and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.

Similarly, the U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive districts of Khost to suppress Taliban and other anti-government holy warriors.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in U.S. airstrikes in Badghis and Ghor
[KhaamaPress] The U.S. forces based in Afghanistan carried out a series of Arclight airstrikes in North-western Badghis and Ghor provinces inflicting casualties on 24 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters.

The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said the U.S. forces carried out the airstrikes in support of the Afghan armed forces in Bala Murghab district of Badghis and Shahrak district of Ghor.

The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 20 Talibs.

In addition to this, the airstrikes killed one of the commanders of Taliban identified as Mullah Hayatullah.

Furthermore, the airstrikes injured at least four other Taliban fighters, the 207th Zafar Corps added.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.

The security situation in some districts of Badghis and Ghor provinces has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs often carry out terrorist related activities in the restive areas of the two provinces.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government armed elements in the two provinces.

Similarly, the U.S. forces conduct regular airstrikes in restive districts of Badghis and Ghor to suppress the Taliban and other anti-government bully boys.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


21 Taliban fighters killed in Ghazni airstrike
[KhaamaPress] The security forces have carried out an Arclight airstrike in south-eastern Ghazni province killing at least 21 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters.

The informed military sources said Saturday that the security forces carried out an airstrike in Qarabagh district of Ghazni during the past 24 hours.

According to military sources, the airstrikes killed at least 21 Talibs.

The anti-government armed holy warriors including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

This comes as the security situation in some districts of Ghazni province has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs often carry out terrorist related activities in some restive districts of the province.

In the meantime, the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against both groups in this province.

Similarly, the U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive districts of Ghazni to suppress Taliban and other anti-government krazed killers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Terror suspect arrested while trying to enter Narok Stadium
Well done, guys!
[CAPITALFM.CO.KE] A terror suspect who reportedly tried to gain access to Narok stadium, the venue of this year’s Madaraka day main celebrations has been tossed in the clink
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
According to a police report, Adan Galhai alias Urisha Galhai was first arrested by military officers last night as he tried to enter the stadium but managed to escape before he was re-arrested today morning when he went back.
Seriously?! Somebody is an idiot. Some other bodies got really lucky.
"He was in the company of another person who managed to escape, the police report stated.

During a search, his National Identity Card and another written National Security were recovered from him raising suspicion on his motive.

Police said they have established that the suspect converted to Islam in 2014 and has been living in Eastleigh, Nairobi and they believe he has links with Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Al-Shabaab attacks Somali military bases
[RADIOSHABELLE] al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
has attacked several Somali military bases in Somalia amid ongoing operations against the murderous Moslems in the country.

The armed fighters raided Qansahdhere and Berdale towns in Bay region and engaged in a heavy shootout with the Somali troops.

There was no immediate report of casualty on both sides as neither side commented on the attack which comes amid tightened security in government-controlled areas.

Somali and AU troops launched offensives targeting al-Shabaab-held towns in southern Somalia as part of a plan to regain control of the remaining areas.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Two people killed in cash-in-transit heist in southern Libya
[Libya Observer] Armed robbers have killed two bank coordinators and made off with a large sum of cash in the southern city of Sabha on Saturday.

The two persons, who coordinate money withdrawal between the branch of National Commercial Bank and Sabha rustics, were murdered while en route to hand over the money to its owners.

Due to the liquidity crisis, Sabha rustics have adopted a system of cash withdrawal from the city’s banks through social coordinators to avoid bank congestion and fighting.

As much as LYD one million dinars were taken according to local sources, though the bank has not confirmed the amount.

The dead men have been identified as Mohammed Abdulali and Hamad al-Badawi.

Sabha is under the control 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. 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 self-styled army.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Libyan army forces launch fierce offensive on Haftar's forces in southern Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The forces of the Libyan Army under the Presidential Council's command launched on Saturday fierce offensive on positions 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. 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 on different frontlines in 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...
Using all kinds of weapons, the Libyan army forces attacked Haftar's forces on Ain Zara, Khallit al-Furjan, Yarmouk Camp, al-Sabaa, Tuwaisha, Ramla, Tripoli Airport and Wadi Rabea frontlines, with confirmations by the big shots that they had made great advances rushing Haftar's forces farther away.

Meanwhile,
...back at the precinct house, Fat Tony demanded his rosco back. He didn't say please...
Libyan Air Force targeted positions for Haftar's forces in southern Tripoli and in Gharyan - southwestern Tripoli.

Senior leader at western military zone of the Presidential Council, Ali Jibril, said the all-frontline attack on southern Tripoli locations where Haftar's forces are positioned aimed at confusing them and disconnecting them.

Jibril said their forces advanced Tuwaisha and Ramla, nearby the Airport, adding that violent festivities were still ongoing in Khallit al-Furjan with snipers for Haftar's forces fixed on houses roofs and that two fighters from each side had been killed.

In the meantime, Haftar's forces launched random shelling on residential areas in al-Sawani in southwestern Tripoli, causing material damage.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Britain
UK intercepts 74 migrants crossing English Channel
[DW] The coastguard said the migrant boats were located along Britannia's southeast coast. A senior British minister said the situation was "alarming" amid concerns that warming weather could fuel more crossings.
Last summer they were mostly Iranians and such. This year, thus far, they somehow don’t seem to be saying.
British authorities intercepted eight vessels carrying some 74 migrants colonists, including minors, across the English Channel on Saturday. French authorities reportedly caught two additional boats.

Coastguard officials said the boats were found along Britannia's southeast coast, stretching from the port of Dover to Winchelsea Beach near Hastings, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) away.

Authorities worry that warmer weather conditions could fuel a rise in illegal crossings over the Channel.

According to Home Office, some 539 people attempted to cross the strait last year, with smugglers serving as the conduit.

That prompted Javid to declare last December that the rise in migrant crossings was a "major incident" for the UK.

"It is an established principle that those in need of protection should claim asylum in the first safe country they reach and since January, more than 30 people who arrived illegally in the UK in small boats have been returned to Europe," Javid said.

"We will continue to seek to return anyone who has entered the UK illegally," he added.

Although crossings are on the rise, Britannia has fared better than fellow EU nations Spain, Italia and Greece on the Mediterranean Sea, where more than 21,300 migrants colonists have crossed so far this year and at least 519 others have died trying, according to the International Organization for Migration.
Courtesy of Slidmark, the Daily Mail has photos.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 01:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Europe
'Republican terrorists' plant a bomb under a police officer's car in Belfast just two weeks after Lyra Mckee was shot dead
[DailyMail]
  • At least 70 people were evacuated from the Shandon Park Golf Club today

  • The course, located in the east of Northern Ireland's capital, is close to police HQ

  • CCTV will be trawled to determine how the supposed explosive was planted
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2019 04:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [319 views] Top|| File under:

#1  These aren't the Republicans you are looking for.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/02/2019 8:29 Comments || Top||

#2  That's not the way the win friends and influence people.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/02/2019 14:54 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Clashes along Turkey-Iran borders turn deadly: Turkish state-media
[Rudaw] Two Ottoman Turkish soldiers were killed and another five were maimed on Saturday, during a clash between the Ottoman Turkish army and an gang, according to Ottoman Turkish state media.

Citing security sources, state run Anadolu Agency (AA) reported that the fighting took place in Igdir province, close to the Ottoman Turkish-Iranian border, but did not identify a specific group.

In a separate incident on May 10, one Ottoman Turkish soldier was killed and another was injured in the same province, following the kaboom of an improvised bomb (IED).
Andolu alleged that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) was behind the attack.

One of the deadliest attacks on Ottoman Turkish security forces in Igdir, took place in 2015 in the Dilicu area, when 14 coppers guarding a customs office, were killed by a roadside kaboom, that was also attributed to the PKK.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
has intensified its attacks against the PKK recently, and Hulusi Akar, Turkey's Defense Minister has said their objective is to "eradicate" the Kurdish fighters.

Turkey and the PKK have clashed for three and a half decades inside Turkey and along the Iran-Turkey-Iraq borders, with an estimated 40,000 people , including members of the security forces and members of the guerilla group were killed in the conflict, since 1984.

At least 4,397 people have been killed since the ending of a short-lived grinding of the peace processor between both sides in July 20, 2015, according to the latest numbers from the International Crisis Group (ICG), a conflict monitor, updated on Friday.

Turkey is building a 144 kilometre security wall on its borders with Iran in Agri province which borders with Igdir.

Iranian security forces have also clashed with members of armed opposition Kurdish groups based in Iraqi Kurdistan in recent years.

Recently, the official Iranian state agency, IRNA, reported on Thursday that one of the members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed in Chaldoran County, which borders Igdir, on late Tuesday.

IRNA identified Ibrahim Akhondzadeh as the dear departed.

Iran blamed "anti-revolution" groups, referring to a euphemism to Kurdish armed forces based in Iraqi-Kurdistan.

Clashes in the region have also led to causalities amongst kolbars‐semi-legal porters who transport goods across the Kurdistan Region- Iran border, either by foot or by horse.

Since last week, around half a dozen kolbars were killed in the crossfire of festivities taking place along the border areas.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


India-Pakistan
Soldier martyred in attack on patrolling Army vehicle in North Waziristan
[DAWN] A Pakistain Army soldier has embraced martyrdom in a firing-and-blast attack in North Wazoo, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced on Saturday.

According to the Army's media wing, 26-year-old Amil Shah embraced martyrdom when a patrolling vehicle was targeted with an improvised bomb (IED) and firing in Boya area of North Waziristan.

"Terrorist activities in North Waziristan have increased lately. Over the last month, five soldiers have been martyred and 31 injured due to terrorist activities," read an ISPR statement.

The military's mouthpiece linked the attack with the recent Khar Qamar check post incident, saying that "the arrest of controllers of these terrorist activities had led to the incident on May 25."

On Sunday, the ISPR had released a statement saying that a check post in the area was assaulted by a group and in an exchange of fire, three people were killed while 15 were maimed ─ including five soldiers.

According to the statement, MNAs Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir ─ both of whom are leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) ─ were leading the group.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
Falcons Cell kills 6 IS militants west of Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews) An official source informed, on Saturday, that the Falcons Intelligence Cell forces killed six 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....
holy warriors, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
The source said in a press statement that the forces from the Falcons Cell killed 6 Lions of Islam from the Islamic state in al-Ayadiya area, west of Mosul, and seized their weapons.

The source didn’t mentioned any further details, the statement added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi security forces foil IS planned plot during Eid al-Fitr
Anbar (IraqiNews) Security Expert Hisham al-Hashemy declared, on Saturday, that the security forces foiled a plot by 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....
group to launch an attack during Eid al-Fitr.

News outlet quoted Hashimy saying that the Islamic State group was actually preparing for a bigger attack than the latest Kirkuk bombings. The plot was to launch attacks during Eid al-Fitr, but the security forces were able to thwart it, he added.

He further explained that the international coalition aviation, backed by Iraqi security forces, conducted operations against the IS group in Nineveh. The operations resulted in the arrest of a number of krazed killers, who were responsible for the burning of wheat and barley fields In Nineveh.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi intelligence arrest four Islamic State terrorists in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi military intelligence forces nabbed
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
on Saturday four 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....
turbans during a military operation in Diyala province.

In a press statement, the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said that its troops have arrested four members of the Islamic State terrorist group in Diyala province, including a runaway who was sentenced to death in absentia for committing terrorist acts.

Their arrest was based on intelligence reports, the statement read.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel attacks Syrian targets after rockets fired at Golan, IDF confirms
*sigh* When will they ever learn?
[Jpost] The IDF attacked a number of military targets in Syria on Sunday morning in response to two rockets which were fired at the Golan Heights from Syria on Saturday night, an IDF spokesperson confirmed.

IDF aircraft attacked a number of military targets connected to the Syrian military, including two artillery batteries, a number of observation and intelligence posts near the Golan Heights border and an SA-2 air defense battery.

During the Israeli attacks on Syria, IDF air defense systems were activated against anti-aircraft missiles. None of the missiles fell in Israeli territory, according to an IDF spokesperson.

Air defense systems were activated against missiles fired from the Golan Heights towards southwest Damascus, a Syrian military source said on Sunday morning, according to Kan news.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the attacks focused on groups of forces and warehouses connected to Hezbollah and Iran in southern Damascus, according to Kan.

At 4:10 a.m., Israel fired missiles towards the eastern Quneitra countryside causing damage and killing three soldiers and wounding seven other soldiers, a military source told the Syrian SANA news agency.

Two missiles were fired from Syria toward Israel’s Golan Heights on Saturday night, the IDF confirmed.

The military said it was checking reports that one of the missiles landed near the Mount Hermon ski resort while the other landed inside Syrian territory.

There were no incoming rocket sirens activated and no interception of the rockets. The military said there was no damage or injuries.

On Monday, the IDF struck a Syrian military position near Quneitra after an anti-aircraft missile was launched at a fighter jet flying in Israeli territory. According to reports, the Israeli strike killed a Syrian officer and soldier and damaged a military vehicle.

According to some reports the rockets fired Saturday night appeared to have been fired from the area of Damascus, some 40 km. away, similar to the January attack the IDF said at the time was a "premeditated" attack that Iran had hoped would deter Israel from carrying out Arclight airstrikes against their assets.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


#2  Mount Hermon ski resort releases video footage of rocket attack from Syria:
Shrapnel from rocket — one of two fired at the Golan Heights on Saturday — hit and slightly damaged a ski lift cable.

There’s a cute little video at Skidmark’s link that looks like secondaries to me. My link, above, also has a brief video, though mine is merely informative.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2019 11:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Blast flame looks like Casper (TFG)
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/02/2019 11:45 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
10 killed, 20 wounded in twin Daesh car bombing in Syria’s Raqqa
[PRESSTV] The Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group ISIS has launched two major boom-mobileings in northern Syria, killing 10 people and injuring 20 more.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a London-based group reporting on anti-government operations in Syria, said late on Saturday that half of those killed in the city of Raqqa were members of the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who were caught in a major boom-mobileing at the city’s al-Naim square.

It said several people had been maimed in a separate boom-mobileing in another part of Raqqa where ISIS has been launching recurrent attacks over the past months.

Raqqa, the former de facto capital of ISIS in Syria, has been controlled by SDF forces since October 2017.

The SDF, which also includes many Arab turbans on its ranks, has been backed by the United States in an alleged mission to purge ISIS and other turban groups from areas in north and northeastern Syria.

The group is also busy fighting Ottoman Turkish military and its associated turbans as Ankara sees Kurdish turbans in Syria as an extension of militancy inside its own territories.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Jihadist offensive fails to yield any gains in northwestern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels launched a new attack in northwestern Hama on Friday, targeting the area north of the historical town of Qal’at al-Madiq.

Led by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
, the jihadist rebels began their attack by attempting to breach the Syrian Army’s defenses at the northern axis of Huwayz.

The festivities would last for a short period of time and ended once the jihadist forces failed to breach the Syrian Army’s defenses during their second attack on Friday.

A source in northwestern Hama told al-Masdar News that both sides suffered minimal losses, adding that it appeared that the jihadist attack was meant to test the Syrian military’s defenses.

Friday’s attack by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham marked the first time that they have stormed Huwayz since their failed offensive at the Kafr Naboudeh axis.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


US Coalition strikes Syrian gov’t boats transporting oil from eastern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The U.S. Coalition and their allies from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have struck at least two Syrian government ferries that were transporting oil to Syria from eastern Syria..

According to reports from the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the U.S. Coalition and the SDF both targeted the Syrian government boats with heavy machine gun fire in front of the town of al-Shuhayl.

Pro-SDF accounts later released photos showing smoke rising from one of the ferries that were targeted by their machine gun fire.
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ISIS operation kills several Syrian Army soldiers in eastern Homs
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) carried out a new operation in the eastern countryside of the Homs province, today, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions east of Al-Sukhneh city.

ISIS began their operation by positioning themselves along a road leading from Al-Sukhneh to the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor.

The terrorist group would then ambush a Syrian Arab Army convoy that was traveling east from Al-Sukhneh, killing and wounding several soldiers in the process.

According to a Syrian military source, the Islamic State terrorists then withdrew from the area once army reinforcements arrived at the scene of the attack.

The Islamic State has been carrying out several attacks like this over the last few weeks, which has resulted in the death of over 100 Syrian Arab Army soldiers.

In response to these ambushes, the Syrian Arab Army has sent reinforcements to the Palmyra front; however, it appears ISIS has moved their operations to nearby Al-Sukhneh, which is located just south of the Al-Raqqa province.
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Jihadist rebels execute 7 civilians accused of spying for Syrian gov’t in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
have executed seven civilians accused of spying on behalf of the Syrian government in the Idlib Governorate, local activists reported on Saturday.

According to the reports, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham placed in durance vile
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these civilians and charged them with providing the government information on their organization.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham has carried out similar executions in the past, especially when they come under attack by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies.

The jihadist group has increased its local operations in Idlib following the Syrian Arab Army’s large-scale offensive in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate.
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2 rockets fired from Syria hit occupied Golan Heights, retaliatory attack expected
If they expect a response, why did they do it? See response here.
[ALMASDARNEWS] Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) alleged that two projectiles were fired from Syria into the occupied Golan Heights.

According to the reports, the projectiles were targeting the Mount Hermon (Jabal Sheikh) area.

No group grabbed credit.

The Israeli military is expected to launch a retaliatory attack in the coming hours as they always respond to all projectile strikes, regardless if it is from the Syrian military.
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