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400 rebels killed by the Syrian Army during east Damascus offensive
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Afghanistan
NATO rejects Taliban’s claims regarding airstrikes on Kunduz school
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan rejected the claims by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group regarding the Arclight airstrikes by the US forces on a school in northern Kunduz province.

A front man for the alliance, Capt. William K. Salvin, said "Taliban allegations of US Arclight airstrikes on a school in Kunduz province are false."

Salvin further added "While US forces conducted Arclight airstrikes in Kunduz last night, according to Afghan officials the damage to the school was caused by a kitchen fire."

According to Salvin, a review of the gun camera footage confirms the area where the strikes occurred was clear of civilians at the time.

He also added that the strikes destroyed Taliban fighting positions and emplaced IEDs.

The Taliban front man Zabiullah Mujahid had earlier claimed that the school building was totally destroyed in the Arclight airstrike by the US forces on Friday night.

Mujahid also claimed that several people bit the dust while others were maimed in the Arclight airstrikes.

Some provincial education officials had earlier said that the school compound located in east of the city was damaged along with some homes located in the vicinity of the incident.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Cuz the Talibs just love schools

when they're not burning or blowing them up
Posted by: Frank G || 07/16/2017 10:39 Comments || Top||


Indian intelligence being operated from Afghanistan, claims Pakistani general
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A senior Mighty Pak Army general has claimed that the Indian intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW
... India's Research and Analysis Wing, Pakistain's equivalent of the Boogie Man...
), is being operated against Pakistain from the Afghan soil.

General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of Pakistain, made the remarks during a ceremony on Friday.

Insisting that peace and tranquility in Afghanistan is key for security in the region, Gen. Hayat claimed that RAW wanted to create instability 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...
He also alleged that the Indian intelligence wanted to target the major regional projects, including the China and Pakistain Economic Corridor.

The latest allegations by Gen. Hayat came as the Afghan officials have long been rejecting to allow its soil to be used against the other nations, insisting on generous contributions by the regional countries to eliminate the menace of terrorism threatening the region.

The Afghan officials are saying that the Haqqani terrorist network and the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group are having safe havens in Pakistain from where they carry out deadly attacks in Afghanistan, a claim which has also been confirmed by the United States on several occasions.

The US Department of Defense in its report also said last month that "Afghan oriented holy warrior groups, including the Taliban and Haqqani Network, retain freedom of action inside Pak territory and benefit from support from elements of the Pak Government."

The report further added "Although Pak military operations have disrupted some holy warrior sanctuaries, certain murderous Moslem groups--such as the Taliban and the Haqqani Network--were able to relocate and continue to operate in and from Pakistain. The United States continues to convey to Pakistain at all levels the importance of taking action against all terrorist and murderous Moslem groups.

MoD reacts as Pakistani general claims Afghan soil used by Indian intelligence
[Khaama] The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan has said the Afghan government will never allow the use of its soil as terrorist launch pad against the neighboring countries.

The Ministry of Defense spokesman General Dawlat Waziri made the remarks during a press conference in Kabul.

Apparently gesturing towards the remarks of a top Pakistani general regarding the India intelligence being operated from Afghanistan, Gen. Waziri said “The government will never allow Afghanistan to be used as the centers of terrorism against the other countries.”
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Africa North
Egypt police probe motives of Red Sea beach attacker
[IsraelTimes] Jihadist who stabbed to death two German women said to confess to sharing the ideology of the Islamic State

Police on Saturday questioned the suspected jihadist who stabbed to death two German women and maimed four others at a Red Sea beach resort, adding to the woes of Egypt’s hobbled tourism industry.

Judicial sources said the man who had swum ashore from a public beach in Hurghada to carry out Friday’s attack confessed to sharing the ideology of 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....
jihadist group, although there was no IS claim of responsibility.

The sources said the suspect, a 28-year-old from Kafr al-Sheikh province in the Nile Delta, north of Cairo, has been transferred to the capital for questioning.

At the same time, the prosecution, said in a statement that it had not yet confirmed the assailant’s motives and urged the media "to stop resorting to speculation or getting ahead of the investigation".

The streets of Hurghada were being heavily patrolled and security was stepped up outside hotels on Saturday.

It was not the first attack in Hurghada. In January 2016, three tourists were maimed in a stabbing assault in the resort by two assailants with apparent IS sympathies.

In Tunisia, IS claimed a beach attack in June 2015 when a student armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and grenades went on a rampage near the Mediterranean resort of Sousse killing 38 holidaymakers, 30 of them Britons, before being rubbed out by police.

Hurghada is one of Egypt’s most popular beach resorts, especially with Ukrainians and other European tourists.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Britain
UK acid attack survivors demand government action
[Al Jazeera] Survivors of acid attacks in the UK have raised a call for tougher laws against perpetrators and demanded stricter measures for the purchasing of corrosive substances after a spate of assaults in recent weeks.

Sulphuric acid in drain cleaners, bleaches and corrosive alkalis in battery fluid can be easily bought in shops across the UK at a low price.

Resham Khan, who was recently attacked in east London, launched a petition as she recovers from serious burns from her hospital bed.

Hundreds of thousands of Britons supported the campaign on Friday, the same day two teenage boys earlier threw acid at five people in east London - leaving one victim with life-changing injuries.

"An attack like this could happen to anyone," said Khan's change.org petition, which is titled to "prohibit the purchase of acid to those without a licence". "It is about time that the law changes for the purchase of corrosive substances - right now you can buy it easily from any hardware store if you are 18 and over.

"Corrosive acids like sulphuric acid are very lethal and life damaging substances. You should only be allowed to purchase corrosive substances with a licence to buy. The person purchasing should go through checks so their details are held on a database or hold a licence."

By early Saturday, almost 400,000 people had signed the 21-year-old's bid.

As Khan celebrated her birthday on June 21 with her cousin Jameel Mukhtar, chief suspect John Tomlin threw a substance through their car window.

Tomlin, who is white, then expeditiously departed at a goodly pace after attacking the pair, who are of South Asian descent, but eventually turned himself in. Police described the attack as a hate crime.

Mukhtar has said he believes they were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

"Although I will send this letter directly to numerous members of parliament and retailers of corrosive substances, I also extend this letter to the public," said Khan.

"My plans are in pieces; my pain is unbearable, and I write this letter in hospital whilst I patiently wait for the return of my face ... Why did this attack happen? What led to the event? But more importantly: Why is acid, or corrosive substances, so easy to obtain and be used as a weapon?"
Update at 11:30 a.m. EDT -- not all recent acid attacks are related to religion:
Boy, 16, is charged with fifteen offences after 90-minute moped acid attack spree injures five people in east London

[DailyMail]
  • The youngster is facing 15 counts including GBH with intent and robbery

  • It comes after five people were left injured in a 90-minute moped acid spree

  • He has been remanded in custody to appear at Stratford Youth Court on Monday

  • Acid is becoming the weapon of choice for many criminals

  • Acid attacks more than doubled since 2012, from 183 to 504 through March 2017, the majority in east London
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [444 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Re: "Boy, 16, is charged with fifteen offences after 90-minute moped acid attack spree injures five people in east London," assuming mooselem, a sharia-style punishment is probably in order.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/16/2017 15:36 Comments || Top||

#2  The English have an acid-throwing tradition of their own, going back to the Victorian era; according to things I've read -- whose accuracy is unknown -- it was mostly the tool of the jealous among the lower classes, aimed at romantic rivals and uninterested objects of affection.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2017 16:58 Comments || Top||

#3  at least one recent attack was by a white nym trash
Posted by: Frank G || 07/16/2017 17:29 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish envoy urges US to search cleric Gulen's communications
[Ynet] US authorities should search through any intercepted communications of Fethullah Gulen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
to seek evidence backing The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's accusation that the US-based Moslem holy man orchestrated last year's failed coup, Turkey's envoy to Washington said on Friday.

In an interview with Rooters almost a year after the coup attempt, Ambassador Serdar Kilic expressed frustration over the halting US response to its request for Gulen's extradition and urged Washington to use its data-collection capabilities to help prove Ankara's accusations against him.

"They should help us in this regard. We don't have national intelligence authority in the United States," he said at the Ottoman Turkish embassy.

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...
's administration is taking Turkey's extradition request “more seriously” than Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama
I am not a dictator!...
, Kilic told a news conference later on Friday, but he did not elaborate.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Home Front: WoT
Supreme Court asked to overturn Muslim ban ruling
[Al Jazeera] The US Department of Justice has asked the Supreme Court to block a judge's ruling that prevented 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...
's Moslem ban from being applied to grandparents of US citizens and refugees already being processed by resettlement agencies.

In a court filing on Friday, the administration asked the justices to overturn Thursday's decision by a US district judge in Hawaii, which limited the scope of the administration's temporary ban on refugees and travellers from six Moslem countries.

The latest round in the fight over Trump's March 6 executive order, which he says is needed for national security reasons, came after the Supreme Court intervened last month to partially revive the two bans, which were blocked by lower courts.

The Supreme Court said then that the ban could take effect, but that people with a "bona fide relationship" to a US person or entity could not be barred.

The administration had narrowly interpreted that language, saying the ban would apply to grandparents and other family members, prompting the state of Hawaii to ask Hawaii-based US District Judge Derrick Watson to expand the definition of who could be admitted.

He ruled for the state late on Thursday.

"Common sense, for instance, dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents," US District Judge Derrick Watson said in his ruling.

"Indeed, grandparents are the epitome of close family members."
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [553 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  ...Sadly, nobody has the stones to do the one thing that might get Some People's Attention on this: Start an impeachment investigation on every single Federal judge who tries to block any aspect of the travel order that has already been cleared by the Supreme Court.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/16/2017 10:31 Comments || Top||

#2  It's not a Muslim ban
Posted by: Frank G || 07/16/2017 10:58 Comments || Top||

#3  But it should be.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/16/2017 11:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Dump them all in the racist environs of Hawaii. They have a stranglehold on the state so it sounds like a match made in heaven and it'll make them easy to contain. And if it gets out of hand, we can always nuke the site from orbit:p
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/16/2017 11:43 Comments || Top||

#5  as discussed yesterday, this is not the big deal it seems

even if the Judge Watson's bizarre order stands (I doubt it will), the various parts of the Homeland Security Administration may keep individuals out of the US or delay their entry through administrative means
Posted by: lord garth || 07/16/2017 15:00 Comments || Top||

#6  "Your appointment is set for July 32nd"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/16/2017 15:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Yes, the same day as the cable man.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/16/2017 16:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Dump them all in the racist environs of Hawaii.

Or Utah.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/16/2017 22:56 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Christian man arrested on blasphemy charge in Gujrat
[DAWN] Police on Friday tossed in the clink
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
a Christian man hailing from Kharian tehsil after registering a case against him on a blasphemy charge.

They moved the suspect to another place instead of keeping him in the lock-up after rumours started to circulate that religious groups intended to attack the cop shoppe.

Nadeem Ahmed, owner of an electric shop in Dinga town, lodged a complaint with police that his friend Ishtiaq Ahmed Jalali had told him on Thursday that a sweeper working at a private hospital had allegedly uttered provocative remarks about the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).

Nadeem claimed that when he spoke to the sweeper to verify the allegation, the latter repeated the remarks. Gujrat SP Maaz Zafar rushed to Dinga after police received the complaint. He told Dawn that the situation was under control and police contingents were patrolling the town.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Facebook rejects Pakistan request to link all accounts with phone numbers
[DAWN] Social media giant Facebook has refused to comply with Pakistain's request to link all Facebook accounts with phone numbers, Voice of America (VOA) reported on Saturday.

Pakistain had made the request when Facebook Vice President Joel Kaplan met with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan
...Currently the Interior Minister of Pakistain. He is the senior leader of the Pak Moslem League (N) and a close aide to Nawaz Uncle Fester Sharif. He is noted for his vocal anti-American railing in the National Assembly. However (comma) Khan told the U.S. ambassador that he was in fact pro-American but he and the PML-N would have to be critical of US actions in order to remain publicly credible. Khan cited his wife and children's US citizenship as proof, which means he's lying to one side or the other and probably both. He wears a wig, but you probably guessed that. since hair doesn't grow naturally in that shape or texture...
last week. The purpose of the request was to curb the usage of fake profiles to post blasphemous content and make it easy for authorities to trace users.

However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
in an e-mail to VOA, Facebook has confirmed that it has decided to not comply with the request to continue protecting its customers' rights. The policy for creating new accounts would remain unchanged, Facebook added. It also confirmed that the request had been made by Pak authorities to deal with the menace of fake profiles.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Sharifs abstain from raising objection to JIT report in SC ahead of Monday hearing
[DAWN] The Sharif family has not submitted any objections before the Supreme Court (SC) to the Panamagate joint investigation team's (JIT) damning report on their murky financial history, DawnNews reported on Saturday.

Sources said the family's legal team is waiting for reports on the credibility of the forensic and financial experts engaged by the JIT, and hopes to come armed to the Monday hearing with that information.

A three-member bench of the SC headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal is set to hear the Panamagate implementation case in the light of JIT report on Monday. The court, on July 10, had ordered the parties to submit their replies by July 17 after reviewing copies of the JIT report.

The SC had also sought transcripts of speeches made by PML-N leaders Saad Rafique, Talal Chaudhry and Asif Kirmani, which were submitted by the attorney general's office before the day's closing.

Transcripts of 15 speeches of the three leaders comprised a total of 106 pages.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Southeast Asia
Telegram app 'full of terrorist propaganda' blocked
[Al Jazeera] Indonesia is blocking web versions of the encrypted Telegram instant messaging app and will ban the app completely if it continues to be a forum for propaganda and calls for violence, officials said.

In a statement on Friday evening, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said it has asked internet companies to block access to 11 addresses that the web version is available through.

"This has to be done because there are many channels on this service that are full of radical and terrorist propaganda, hatred, ways to make bombs, how to carry out attacks, disturbing images, which are all in conflict with Indonesian law," the ministry said in a statement on its website.

Samuel Pangerapan, the director general of informatics applications at the ministry, said they are preparing for the complete closure of Telegram in Indonesia if it does not develop procedures to block unlawful content.

The move comes amid heightened concerns over the growing presence and influence of 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 Levant (ISIS, also known as ISIS) in Southeast Asia.

Indonesia, the world's most populous Moslem nation, has seen a resurgence in attacks, inspired in large part by ISIS; a twin suicide kaboom at a Jakarta bus station in May killed three coppers and maimed several others.
Public outcry

The partial block has sparked public outcry in Indonesia, with Twitter and Facebook exploding with negative comments and some people reporting they were unable to access the web.telegram.org domain.
Posted by: Fred || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Top US general says Raqqa battle will take months
[ARA News] Army General Joseph Votel, commander of the U.S. Central Command, said on Friday that the battle for Raqqa ‐ISIS’s de facto capital in Syria‐ will take months.

"We are not going to make any time estimates on this. You just watched what took place in (djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
), a city of 1.6 million, 1.7 million people. It took nine months. Raqqa is probably 300,000 to 400,000 people, but it’s in an area that again has had a long time to prepare and the forces we are operating in Syria are different than the forces we are operating with in Iraq," he said.

"We’re not talking about the Iraqi army that has ministries to lead it. Now we are talking about a much more indigenous force made up largely of Syrian Arabs and Kurds -- and Kurds are part of that indigenous force. They don’t have all the trappings of a big army, so I think it is important for people to understand the context of what we are doing here," Gen. Votel said in an interview with Tampa Bay Times.

"A large city, an indigenous force, a well-prepared enemy. And by the way, an enemy now that has suffered a significant defeat, so they are running out of space there. We would expect they are going to fight harder, and more aggressively than they are and a large part of that is going to be exploited again. So I think it is going to be a challenging fight and it will take months," he stated.

Also, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told news hounds on Friday that Raqqa will be a difficult fight.

"It’s going to be a tough fight, and -- granted, we’ve made more progress than some of you forecast months ago," he said.

"You know, in the press they were talking about how long it would take us to get there, and we wouldn’t have much progress if we got there, if we didn’t have enough of the opposition. But we’ve made progress," he said. "But believe me, this is a very tough fight."
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [487 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Gen Votel mentioned

Arabs
Kurds


didn't mention:

Turks
Russians
Persians
Posted by: lord garth || 07/16/2017 10:44 Comments || Top||

#2  how long would it take under WWII ROE?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/16/2017 12:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Ask Dresden.
Posted by: gorb || 07/16/2017 16:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Cover for poor prior performance.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/16/2017 22:27 Comments || Top||


Russia: Kurds need to be included in intra-Syrian talks in Geneva
[ARA News] A senior Russian official on Saturday said Kurds should be included in the intra-Syrian peace talks that will resume in Geneva in September this year.

The Kurds need to be incorporated in the Syrian opposition delegation at the intra-Syrian talks in Geneva as an important political and military force, as well as a part of the Syrian society, Russian Ambassador to the UN Office in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin said.

"Our position from the outset of these negotiations was that we want inclusive opposition delegations. Even now some prominent opposition leaders are not included in the delegation, and it is not normal. Kurds is a very striking example. They should be incorporated in the opposition delegation," Borodavkin said.

Borodavkin stressed that the ethnic minority had a lawful right to be engaged in a decision-making process on Syria being an influential military force.

"First, they are Syrian citizens, they have a legitimate right to participate in decision-making on the future of Syria... Second, they are a political force... Third, they are very influential militarily, as you know, they are fighting now to liberate Raqqa," Borodavkin added.

The statement comes amidst improvement in relations between Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
. Turkey is opposed to any participation of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) to the peace talks. As a result, the PYD was not invited to the peace talks the last few years. This while, the Barzani-backed Kurdish National Council (KNC), which is part of the Syrian opposition delegation, did participate in the talks.

Last week, the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said that Syrian Kurds should not be ignored in the ongoing peace talks and efforts to find a solution to the 6-year-old crisis in Syria. The UN Special Envoy stressed that Kurdish representatives "must be allowed to take part in drafting Syria’s new constitution."
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [416 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We should be saying about the same thing.
Posted by: lord garth || 07/16/2017 1:28 Comments || Top||

#2  In 1947 Stalin wanted to stick it to the British - and so the State of Israel got approved by the UN and got Czech weapons*. Methinks, Kurds may benefit from the same source.

*The "funny" thing about it, Stalin was preparing to make Russia Judenfrei at the same time.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/16/2017 4:20 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm sure that this will put in crimp is Sultan Yaippee's plans.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/16/2017 7:49 Comments || Top||


Iran blames Trump for instability, rejects 'rogue' label
[Reuters] Iran on Saturday blamed what it called Donald Trump's "arbitrary and conflicting policies" for global security threats, rejecting the U.S. president's description of Tehran as a rogue state. Tensions between Iran and the United States have heightened since the election of Trump, who has often singled out Tehran as a key backer of militant groups.

"(Trump) ought to seek the reason for subversion and rebellion in his own arbitrary and conflicting policies and actions, as well as those of his arrogant, aggressive and occupying allies in the region," said foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi, quoted by Iran's state news agency IRNA.

President Trump said on Thursday that new threats were emerging from "rogue regimes like North Korea, Iran and Syria and the governments that finance and support them".

Senior Iranian officials have blamed U.S-allied Saudi Arabia, Iran's Sunni Muslim regional rival, for instability and attacks in the Middle East, including last month's assaults that killed 18 people in Tehran. Saudi Arabia has denied involvement in the attacks which were claimed by Islamic state.

While Trump has kept up his criticism of Tehran, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday that the president was "very likely" to state that Iran is adhering to its nuclear agreement with world powers although he continues to have reservations about it.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/16/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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Sun 2017-07-16
  400 rebels killed by the Syrian Army during east Damascus offensive
Sat 2017-07-15
  Islamic State's Afghan 'emir' killed in raid, US says
Fri 2017-07-14
  19 give up the ghost in suicide kaboom at checkpoint in Anbar
Thu 2017-07-13
  ISIS declares Tal Afar as a separate kalifate
Wed 2017-07-12
  Amnesty: All sides violated international law in Mosul
Tue 2017-07-11
  ISIS: Al-Bagdadhi baghdeadi
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  Frenchman held for planning terror attack with Belgian pair
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  Iraqi forces take Mosul
Sat 2017-07-08
  Turkey detains 29 IS group militants in raids in Istanbul
Fri 2017-07-07
  40 ISIS troops die in battle with Iraqi forces in Salahuddin
Thu 2017-07-06
  Haftar's forces declare victory in battle for Benghazi
Wed 2017-07-05
  Baghdadi’s “mail man” killed in security ambush in Diyala
Tue 2017-07-04
  US-backed SDF breaches Raqqa's Old City wall
Mon 2017-07-03
  British soldier drowns ISIS thug in puddle after being ambushed
Sun 2017-07-02
  Palestinian Forces Hand Over Most Wanted Fugitive in Ain Hilweh

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