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Marshal Fahim Defense University in Kabul Attacked
I was watching BBC World News just now when they reported this place was attacked; no other details available at this time.
Based on that, Raj, I checked our usual Afghan sources at 10:40 p.m. ET Sunday, and found the following:
Coordinated attack on military academy in Kabul
Mon Jan 29 2018, 7:22 am
[KhaamaNews] A group of forces of Evil have launched a coordinated attack on a military academy in Kabul earlier this morning.

According to the initial reports, a group of forces of Evil are engaged in heavy shootout with the security forces in the vicinity close to the Marshal Fahim military academy and several of kabooms apparently that of RPGs have been heard.

In the meantime, the local residents and the eyewitnesses are saying that the target of the attack is the 111th division of the army located close to the military academy.

There are no reports regarding the casualties and no individual or group has so far grabbed credit behind the attack.

Military Academy In Kabul Under Attack
TODAY - 6:48 AM
[ToloNews] Explosions and gunfire ongoing in what appears to be yet another attack in Kabul city.

Insurgents launched an early morning attack on the Marshal Fahim Military University in PD5 In Kabul city.

The attack was launched at about 5am.

According to a source inside the camp kabooms and gunfire can be heard coming from the direction of the entrance.

TOLOnews journalist Gulabuddin Ghubar reports from the area that security forces have blocked off all roads in the area.
Here’s hoping the good guys wreak havoc on the bad guys who started it. Thank you, Raj, for posting the original information even though you didn’t have a proper article.
Update from the BBC at 6:30 a.m. ET, courtesy of a link provided by Skidmark:
Militants have attacked an army base near a military academy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 11 soldiers.

Sixteen other Afghan soldiers were maimed, a defence ministry front man told the BBC.

Five murderous Moslems were involved, said the front man. Four were killed in the attack but one was nabbed
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
The attack has been claimed 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....
(IS), according to the holy warrior group's Amaq news agency.

Earlier reports said the attack had taken place at Marshal Fahim National Defense University, which is near the military base.

How did Monday's attack unfold?
Several kabooms were heard, as well as small-arms fire, as the attack began at about 05:00 local time (00:30 GMT) at the military base in western Kabul.

Two attackers blew themselves up, two others were killed by security forces and a fifth was arrested, defence ministry front man Gen Dawlat Waiziri told the BBC.

Four AK-47 assault rifles, one boom jacket and one rocket-launcher were seized, he said.

The president's spokesperson said none of the attackers had been able to get further than the first gate, Afghan news website Tolo reports.

Afghan military institutions are frequently targeted by holy warriors.
Posted by: Raj || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  I'll try to do better next time, Besoeker TW.

The BBC's now saying 20 dead, 100 injured; no claim of responsibility so far.
Posted by: Raj || 01/29/2018 0:04 Comments || Top||

#2  You did fine, my dear. Because of your post, we beat Drudge Report to the story.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2018 1:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Only, do you have a link to the latest BBC report?
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2018 1:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Kabul military base hit by explosions and gunfire
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 3:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Teamwork works! Thank you, Skidmark.

May the wounded heal well and quickly, while the one miscreant arrested sings like a bird.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2018 6:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Was this attack planned and practiced with assistance of the ISI?
If so, when does some counter effort hit something like say The Red Mosque at the time most ISI bigwigs attend?
Posted by: 3dc || 01/29/2018 14:28 Comments || Top||

#7  It was the second stage of the earlier Kabul strategy.
Expect a Paris event.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 19:03 Comments || Top||

Taliban’s deputy shadow district chief killed in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A deputy shadow district chief of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group was killed during an operation of the Afghan forces 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.

According to the local officials, the deputy shadow district chief of the group for Sri Rod was killed during an operation of the Special Forces of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed the killing of Qari Daud during a night raid of the Special Forces.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted late on Saturday night in Sri Rod district and as a result two murderous Moslems were also incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
At least four others were also held on suspicion of having links with the bully boy groups from the same district, the provincial governor’s office added.
This article starring:
Qari Daud
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

9 arrested in connection to two deadly attacks in Kabul city: Stanikzai
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence chief Masoom Stanikzai says at least nine people have been tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
in connection to two recent deadly attacks in Kabul city.

Stanikzai informed regarding the arrest of the suspects as he was briefing the media regarding the recent attacks in the city, specifically yesterday’s deadly boom-mobileing.

He said five people have been arrested in connection to the Intercontinental Hotel attack while four others have been held over yesterday’s boom-mobileing.

According to Stanikzai, one of the suspects involved in the attack in Intercontinental has managed to flee the country.

Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336065 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Heavy clashes underway between armed of Afghan MPs in Mazar city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A heavy clash is in underway between the gunnies of the Afghan politicians in Mazar-e-Sharif city, the quiet provincial capital of Balkh province.

According to reports, the clash has erupted between the gunnies of Abas Ibrahimzada, a member of the Lower House of the Parliament, and Abbas Akhlaqi, a memeber of the Lower House of the parliament.

A security official said the festivities are still underway and both sides have called in heavily armed individuals.

There are no reports regarding the main reason behind the incident and it is yet not clear if anyone has been killed or maimed during the festivities.

This article starring:
Abas Ibrahimzada
Abbas Akhlaqi
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336077 views] Top|| File under:

Kabul attack death toll rises to 103, 235 others wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan minister of interior Wais Ahmad Barmak says the corpse count from yesterday’s suicide kaboom has climbed to at least 103 people.
And what's a more Islamic place to put a bomb than in an ambulance?
Barmak disclosed the latest corpse count as he was speaking during a presser in Kabul today.

He said at least 235 others have also sustained injures and the the Afghan police forces have sustained heavy casualties in the attack.

The minister of interior did not disclose exact information regarding the number of the police personnel who have bit the dust in the attack.

According to Barmak, the murderous Moslems had disguised themselves inside two ambulance vehicles and managed to pass through one of the check posts close to the old building of the ministry of interior.

He also added that the murderous Moslems had taken the vehicles in the compound of the Jamhoriat hospital and after almost 20 minutes detonated the vehicle packed with explosives.

Barmak also ruled out that the security personnel had committed any negligence but did not elaborate further saying more details would hinder the ongoing investigations.

The Talibs group grabbed credit behind the attack which was the second deadliest taking place in the city over a span of a week.

Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Yemen president orders his forces to cease fire, as Aden clashes claim 15 lives
...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...
President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Sunday ordered his forces to cease fire immediately in interim capital Aden after fierce festivities with southern separatists.

The call came in a communique issued by Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher to the commanders of government forces in the southern port city.

"Based on instructions from President Hadi, supreme commander of the Yemeni armed forces, and after talks with the Arab coalition... you must order all military units to cease fire immediately," said the communique seen by AFP.

It ordered government forces "to return to base", and said all positions taken on Sunday should be vacated by all sides unconditionally.

Coup attempt, accuses PM Dagher
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Dagher had accused southern separatists of attempting a coup in the interim capital of Aden after they took over the government headquarters.

The premier called on the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed 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 to intervene, hours after fierce festivities erupted between military units loyal to the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and separatist security forces.

At least 15 people were killed in fierce fighting on Sunday in Yemen's interim capital of Aden, hospital sources said, as separatists took over the government headquarters.

Three civilians were among those killed, medical sources in four hospitals in Aden said.

Apart from those killed, dozens were maimed in the festivities that spread to most of Aden, security sources said.

"A coup is ongoing here in Aden against legitimacy and the country’s unity," Dagher said in the statement.

Security sources told AFP that pro-separatist units had taken over the government headquarters in Aden after festivities.

The festivities erupted after separatist protestors were prevented from entering Aden where supporters of secessionists were gathering for a rally to demand the ouster of Dagher’s government.

Campaign for Southern secession
The separatists have long campaigned for the secession of southern Yemen, which was an independent country before 1990.

Sunday's festivities broke out between government troops and security forces loyal to the secessionist movement after protesters tried to enter the southern port city, security sources said.

Medical sources said the fighting maimed seven members of the security forces loyal to the separatists and four civilian supporters of the secessionist movement.

Military units loyal to the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi were deployed in most areas of Aden amid heightened tensions, the security sources said.

Aden serves as a temporary base for Hadi's Saudi-backed government as Iran-backed militias took over the capital Sanaa more than three years ago.

A Saudi-led military coalition intervened in 2015 to back Hadi's government in its war against the Houthi militia.

Ahead of the planned protest, the coalition called for calm and restraint from "all Yemeni political and social components".

It urged all parties to "adhere to the language of calm dialogue", according to a statement cited late Saturday by Saudi state news agency SPA.

Sunday's rally was called for by the South Transition Council, an autonomous body aimed at overseeing self-governance among southern provinces.

The 26-member council, which is not recognized by Hadi's government, includes the governors of five southern provinces and two cabinet ministers.

Former Aden governor Aidarous al-Zoubeidi formed the council in May after Hadi fired him the previous month.
An Nahar has more about the South Yemen secessionists here.

This article starring:
Ahmed bin Dagher
Aidarous al-Zoubeidi
Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi
President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under:

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Mall of America Stabbing Suspect Admits Guilt, Pledges Allegiance to ISIS
[ABC via Townhall] ABC5 Eyewitness News reports that a 20-year old man has pleaded guilty to stabbing two men in the name of Islamic extremism at the Mall of America last November.

Mahad Abdiaziz Adbiraham
...a proud Somali-American who at 20 has already lost Darwin’s bet, and also failed at terrorizing the kaffir...
stabbed two brothers on November 12 , 2017 at the mall’s Macy’s. On Thursday, his attorney read a statement declaring his allegiance to the Islamic State and pleading guilty for the crime. In the statement, Abdiraham said he carried out his attack to answer the"call for jihad by the Chief of Believer, Abu-bakr Al-baghdadi, may Allah protect him, and by the Mujahiden of the Islamic State."

"I understand that the two men I stabbed know and have explained the reason for my attack, and I am here reaffirming that it was indeed an act of Jihad in the way of Allah," he continued. Abdiraham also claimed that Americans will not be safe as long as "your country is at war with Islam."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/29/2018 00:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336063 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  So we still don't know what his motive was.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/29/2018 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  but definitely not terror-related
Posted by: Frank G || 01/29/2018 6:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Steve & Frank, that's some serious cynicism right there.....congratulations.
Posted by: AlanC || 01/29/2018 7:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Taqiyya Twin Cities Live

There are four TV "news" stations in the Twin Cities. WCCO, KSTP, Fox 9 and KARE 11. Of the four only KSTP reported the Muslim terrorist's admission to "Jihad in the way of Allah" and his pledge to Islamic State leader Abu-bakr Al-baghdadi.

KSTP to their credit did report (at least on their website) the telling Adbiraham's words "Americans (Minnesotans) will not be safe as long as "your country is at war with Islam."

Omar Jamal, a local Somalina Lib media darling was interviewed with the chilling quote, "This is a widespread sentiment with Somali youth". But KSTP also ran a joke story Man Charged in Connection to MOA Stabbing Declared Mentally Ill Last June and has consistently ran to the Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group CAIR.

WCCO had the guilty plea on it's website but no on air reporting and completely omitted. Adbiraham's terrorist Jihad comments.

KARE 11 had nothing on the guilty plea. Fox 9 which also runs to CAIR for quotes also refused to to report on the plea and terrorism quotes.

All for of the stations are on regular pattern of lying by omission. If it does not fit their narrative they refuse the story. So what is the big deal, all Lib MSM news channels do the same?

Minnesota, Minneapolis and Saint Cloud (remember their Muslim Mall Stabbing) has been overrun by Islamics. While the Twin City fake news in full flux it is no wonder 85% of out state Minnesotans voted early for Trump.

Of course that is just one more fact that was omitted. To please Allah with outright fraud of course... This posting was not DFL approved.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/29/2018 8:19 Comments || Top||

#5  When is the word "perpetrator" used instead of "suspect"?
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 01/29/2018 10:12 Comments || Top||

#6  When the act is no longer alleged.
Posted by: SKIDMARK || 01/29/2018 11:40 Comments || Top||

#7  When is the word "perpetrator" used instead of "suspect"?

The Associated Press Handbook did not have an answer that I could find. From Yahoo answers:

A perpetrators is the person who committed a crime (We may or may not know his/her identity). A suspect is someone we suspect may have committed a crime whom we are investigating.
In other words let's say we are investigating Joe. We suspect he is the perpetrator therefore he is a suspect.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2018 14:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Why is he still breathing? Someone should have offed his scruffy ass and called it self defense. When I'm not carrying, I always have two blades and keep my situational awareness on high alert. Especially if I go to a mall and I see skinny's or muzz about.
Posted by: Thitch Creretch6229 || 01/29/2018 17:03 Comments || Top||

#9  Since the "investigation" is over and the Islamist admits doing it...through his ace lawyers no less...he is no longer a "suspect".
Posted by: Mugsy Glink || 01/29/2018 17:29 Comments || Top||

Islamic State expected to launch attack near borders with Syria: Official
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Anbar provincial council has warned against a potential attack by 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....
against the borders with Syria, west of Anbar province.

In remarks to the Iraqi Media News Agency, Farhan Mohammed al-Duleimi, member of the council, said, "intelligence information from Syria confirmed presence of IS members near al-BuKamal region in Syria to launch attacks against Qaim, located near Iraqi-Syrian borders."

"The IS groups cannot control any part of the lands through the terrorist attacks, however, they prepared suicide kaboomers to target military units deployed on borders between Iraq and Syria," he added.

The bad boys, according to Duleimi, spreaded in other locations after the Syrian Democratic Forces withdrew from some locations that they were controlling."

Tight security measures were taken along border areas, he said, however, some Syrian regions near Anbar still endanger troops for being near to the bad boys.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb & Bullet Bulletin: 2 bombs, 7 casualties, and a deadly tribal dispute undeterred

Explosion leaves three civilians wounded in Baghdad

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Three civilians were wounded Sunday as an explosive device went off near popular markets in Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A bomb planted near overcrowded markets in Arab Jibor neighborhood, south of Baghdad, went off, leaving three civilians wounded,” the source told Alghad Press.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the three civilians were carried to a nearby hospital for receiving treatment.

“A security force rushed to the blast site immediately after the bombing and cordoned it off,” the source added.

4 people killed, wounded in bomb blast near Baghdad market

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Four people were killed and injured Sunday in a bomb blast west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “A bomb exploded Sunday near a vegetable market at al-Radwaneyya neighborhood in western Baghdad.”

“The explosion left a citizen dead and three others injured,” the source said.

Ambulances rushed to the blast site and carried the body to the forensic medicine department, and the injured to a nearby hospital for treatment, the source added.

Tribal dispute leaves nine people killed, injured in Baghdad

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Nine people were killed and injured in a tribal dispute in southeastern Baghdad on Sunday, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “Two people were killed and seven others injured in a fighting between two tribes in al-Nahrawan region, south west of Baghdad.”

“The bodies were moved to the forensic medicine department, while the injured were carried to a nearby hospital for treatment,” the source said.

He added that a security force rushed to “the clash site and cordoned it off.”

Iraq’s government and non-governmental organizations have launched many initiatives over the past period to persuade rival tribesmen to sign petitions to stop their fighting, which claims the lives of several people daily.

The country’s chieftains were also urged to intervene to put an end to tribal disputes through forcing tribesmen to hand over their weapons to the Iraqi army.

Tribal struggles are weakening efforts to reconstruct the country following the defeat of Islamic State, which came after a government campaign, backed by a U.S.-led international coalition and paramilitary troops, was launched in 2016 to retake all regions held by the terrorist group, managing to retake all havens, most notably the city of Mosul.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336065 views] Top|| File under:

Army foils attempt by 2 Palestinians in IDF uniforms to infiltrate settlement
[IsraelTimes] A pair of Paleostinians dressed in IDF uniforms tried to infiltrate a Jewish settlement in the northern West Bank on Sunday, the army said.
A new technique. How exciting.
One of the suspects, who was detained by IDF troops near Itamar, had a pair of binoculars, but no weapons.

Troops were interrogating the suspect who was caught in order to determine whether the pair had been attempting to carry out a terror attack or had criminal motive, Hadashot TV news reported.
The idea that dhimmis are for the Muslims as sheep for the shearing long predates the establishment of the Jewish state.
Soldiers were scouring the area between the settlement and the Paleostinian village of Beit Furik for the second suspect, the army said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336063 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Two more for the hanging tree.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/29/2018 15:15 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
BIFF rebel killed in Maguindanao clash
[Inquirer] Philippine soldiers and Islamic State-inspired rebels based in Maguindanao clashed anew early Friday morning in Rajah Buayan town. In a report, the military said one Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter (BIFF) gunman was killed in the clash.

The report said the clash occurred when troops intercepted the group of BIFF leader Esmael Abdulmalik, alias Abu Toraife, which was moving out of Rajah Buayan to Mamasapano town. The remains of the slain BIFF member have already been turned over to village officials for immediate burial.

The military has been battling the Toraife group, which had attacked Teduray communities in the province starting December 25. The group allegedly wanted the Maguindanao lumads out of Mt. Firis, where BIFF founder Ameril Umra Kato had declared he was leaving the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2008.
Posted by: ryuge || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336075 views] Top|| File under: Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters

Spanish terrorist nabbed in Basilan
[PhilStar] The Philippine military on Wednesday filed criminal charges against a Spaniard caught carrying grenades and bomb parts earlier this week in Basilan. Abdelhakim Labidi Adib
... a traditional Spanish name, familiar to us from the Reconquista sagas — or perhaps not...
was charged with for illegal possession of explosives.

Labidi Adib was nabbed at a roadside checkpoint in Masulo town last Monday. He was reportedly carrying a backpack containing a hand grenade, one rifle grenade, a cellphone to be used as detonator, his passport and P8,520 cash.

He was captured in the hinterlands of Maluso town, where the Abu Sayyaf has a presence, while a local rebel with him managed to escape.

Panti said, "Labidi Adib is a known Abu Sayyaf sympathizer and ardent supporter of the establishment of (an) Islamic caliphate here in the Philippines. He was arrested. He threw (away) his bag containing explosives while his companion jumped from a cliff."

Labidi Adib later told prosecutors that he “came from the jungle” in Basilan but refused to say why he traveled there and whom he met. He said this was the first time he visited the Philippines and went to Basilan because he wanted to meet beautiful women. But when he was asked again what he was doing in Basilan, he refused to answer.

Labidi Adib, of Tunisian descent,
...ah yes, those traditional Tunisian-Spaniards...
claimed he flew from Switzerland to Manila and went to Zamboanga before going to Basilan. Authorities, however, said his passport only showed he went to Morocco and Tunisia.

Authorities said Labidi Adib arrived in the Philippines in October 2017, about the time the siege in Marawi City ended.
Posted by: ryuge || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

Thai ranger gunned down at his home
[Bangkok Post] A volunteer ranger was gunned down at his house in Yala province on Saturday night.

Police investigator Piyapat Duangtut led a team of officers to a rented house in Yaha district after hearing about the incident. On arriving at the scene, police found the body of Paisal Yalae, a volunteer ranger behind the wheel of his pick-up truck. He had been shot six times.

His wife told police that Paisal was shot by a waiting gunman, who fired about ten shots at him through the window as soon as he arrived home. The gunman then opened the door of the vehicle and fired two more shots at Paisal's head.

Eyewitnesses said that shortly before the attack, six men arrived on three motorcycles. One of them, the gunman, waited in the driveway of the house while five others hid in separate places outside the house. The gunman opened fire when Paisal arrived. After the attack, the men stole an rifle and Paisal's bulletproof vest from the vehicle before fleeing.
Posted by: ryuge || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336066 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

Ancient Syria temple damaged in Turkish raids
O brave, brave neo-Ottoman Lions! To so destroy the undefended patrimony that once was yours before losing WWI also lost the empire.
[IsraelTimes] Syria’s antiquities department and a war monitor says a 3,000-year-old temple has been damaged in Ottoman Turkish air strikes on a Kurdish militia in the country’s north.

The Iron Age neo-Hittite temple of Ain Dara dates back to the Aramean era, from around 1300 to 700 BC, and is named after a village located in the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
launched Operation "Olive Branch" on January 20, against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin, supporting Syrian opposition fighters with ground troops and air strikes.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said the temple was struck by air strikes on Friday.

"It has been destroyed up to 60 percent," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

Syria’s antiquities department, a government agency, confirmed the attack on "one of the most important monuments built by the Arameans in Syria during the first millennium BC".
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Syrian Army tanks, snipers, rocket artillery and air force jets smash ISIS in northeast Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] Slowly but surely, the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary groups are inching forward against ISIS following their besieging of the terrorist group’s forces in the country’s northwest about one week ago.

At the present time, pro-government forces have not entirely committed themselves to the an offensive against ISIS throughout the region due to greater military priorities in eastern Idlib and south Aleppo which are hogging up the bulk of offensive resources that the Syrian Armed Forces has at its disposal.

In any case, despite the current backwater nature of the anti-ISIS operation in rural Hama, the Syrian pro-government factions opposing 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....
faceless myrmidons are by no means second rate with units from elite Republic Guard, Qalamoun Shield Forces and Liwa al-Quds (Syrian-Paleostinian militia) all being present.

Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336064 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iran: 3 Revolutionary Guard fighters killed by Daesh
[AA.TR] Three Revolutionary Guard fighters were killed in festivities with alleged ISIS turbans in the western region of Iran on Saturday, according to Iranian media reports.

Iran's Tasnim news agency reported that the Brigadier-General and Commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps, Mohammad Pakpour said that festivities with 21 ISIS members started in the morning hours close to the western city of Najaf.
Najaf is in Iraq not Iran, or does Iran now claim Najaf?
We know that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have been wandering round Iraq for years. So while they have not officially claimed the capitol of Najaf Province...
Pakpour, who did not say where the clash took place exactly stated that three of the Revolutionary Guard fighters were killed.

The Commander said that they had been following the turbans for several days.

Pakpour said that 16 ISIS members were jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
, two bravely ran away and the other bad boyz were potted.
Posted by: Fred || 01/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  najaf, Iraq is in a Shiite part of Iraq but it is over 100 miles from the Iran border

najaf, Iran is near the northern (not western) border of Iran in eastern Iran

there is also a najaf tarakomeh in the northwest of Iran

Posted by: lord garth || 01/29/2018 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Thank you, lord garth.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/29/2018 6:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Does this mean if the shooting is in Najaf Tarakomeh that ISIS gunnies are running about in Iran?
If so, that is quite interesting.
Posted by: 3dc || 01/29/2018 14:26 Comments || Top||

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