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Taliban military commission chief killed in Afghan intelligence operatives raid
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Monotonous talking: "It's shocking
To find a black hole in a stocking.
These giant red asses'
Spectacular masses
Can pull in a stray Stephen Hawking."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 04/21/2016 4:40 Comments || Top||

Attack on Intelligence Unit Carried Out By Haqqani
[Tolo News] Tuesday's deadly attack on the intelligence unit tasked with the protection of VIPs was reportedly carried out by the Haqqani Network, said officials Wednesday.

...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
NDS Chief Mohammad Omar Azizi said at a presser in Kabul that the attack was organized outside the country.

In Tuesday's attack 64 people were killed and 347 were maimed.

The question being asked however is how did a truck, loaded with explosives, reach the intelligence unit, which is part of the greater ring of steel within Kabul city?

In a bid to test the level of security within the city, Sharif Amiri, TOLOnews' correspondent, on Wednesday traveled through the heart of the capital in the same type of truck used in Tuesday's bombing.

Amiri traveled a distance of seven kilometers, from Pul-e-Charkhi in east Kabul and went through five check posts.

Not once was the truck stopped and searched.

"From which way they came? Have there been neglected duty? Or enemy used their especial tactics?," said Abdul Rahman Rahimi Kabul Police Chief.

Asked who was behind the attack, Kabul NDS Chief Mohammad Omar Azizi said: "The group have across borders connections which is clear for all of us, we are working on this issue and after completion of investigations we will let know the journalists,".

...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio had his hands full of angry bleached blonde...
the blast site was still cordoned off to the public on Wednesday.

Despite numerous attempts to view the intelligence unit, the closest Amiri could get was to Eid Gah mosque, which is the second largest mosque in Kabul, and is adjacent to the blast site.

According to mosque officials, the mosque sustained over $500,000 UDS worth of damage in the blast. They said reconstruction work will take at least a year.

"Not only in Kabul but in provinces mosques and religious scholars were targeted and this is an act of inhuman and non-Islamic and we condemn it," said Deputy Minister of Hajj and Religious Affairs, Daee-ul-Haq Abid.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

Key Taliban commander killed with his 12 militants in Ghazni province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key Taliban capo was killed with his 12 fighters in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, security officials said Wednesday.

The Taliban capo identified as Mullah Yousuf was killed during a special military operation conducted by the Afghan cops.

Sediq Sediq, front man for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), confirmed the killing of the key Taliban capo but did not provide further information regarding the exact location where the raid was conducted.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern Afghanistan where anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

The killing of Mullah Yousuf comes as the group has stepped up insurgency activities across the country since they announced their spring offensive earlier last week.

...back at the dirigible, Jack stuck the cigar in his mouth, stepped onto the gantry, and asked Got a light, Mac?

Von Schtinken stopped short, lowering the dagger and trying to control his features.

If you light that thing, Herr Armschtröng, he pointed out, his voice tense, we all die!...

the Afghan forces have also stepped up counter-terrorism operations in a bid to repulse and thwart attacks by the Taliban group.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban military commission chief killed in Afghan intelligence operatives raid
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The military commission chief of the Taliban group for eastern Paktia province has been killed during a special military operation conducted by the Afghan intelligence operatives.

The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) said Qari Zubair was killed along with three others accompanying him during an operation in Pashtun-infested Logar province.

A statement by NDS said the operation was conducted in Khoshi district while another member of Taliban’s military commission was tossed in the clink
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in Charkh district.

The statement further added that the detained holy warrior has been identified as Qari Mir Ahmad son of Nadir.

The Afghan intelligence operatives also seized weapons and explosives cache after the holy warrior was arrested by the NDS operatives.

According to NDS, the cache included 2 Dshk heavy machine guns, 28 boxes of Dshk ammunition, 1 vehicle, 2 communication device, 28 rounds of RPG rockets, 2 hand grenades, 3 mortar rounds, 6 Ak-47 ammunition magazines, 8 military uniforms, 1 Taliban military commission stamp, 7 military training books.

NDS said the group was looking to plan and coordinate attacks in eastern Paktia and central Pashtun-infested Logar province which were thwarted following the operations.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Man arrested 4 years after killing 2 US military advisers in Ministry of Interior
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A man has been nabbed
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
four years after killing two US military advisers in an insider attack in the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan.

Sediq Sediqi, front man for the Ministry of Interior, said the attacker was identified as Abdul Saboor and was arrested by the security forces four years after the incident.

The number of green-on-blue attacks by Afghan cops reached record levels in 2013 however the attacks largely dropped in 2012 as coalition and Afghan commanders bolster security and improve screening of troops who might be a threat.

According to reports at least 62 coalition security forces were killed by their Afghan counterparts in 47 insider attacks.

The growing green on blue attacks forced the coalition forces to improve security tactics to enhance troop protection.

According to coalition officials at that time the Afghan commanders increased supervision and oversight of their troops.

The Afghan officials enhanced screening of recruits and took counterintelligence steps to screen for potential attackers.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Surging violence claims lives of 33 militants, 7 Afghan soldiers
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 33 murderous Moslems were killed and 35 others were maimed during the clearance of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said at least 4 murderous Moslems were also tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
during the same operations.

The statement further added that 8 of the murderous Moslems were killed in Nari district of Kunar where 4 murderous Moslems were also maimed, while 2 others were killed and 8 more were maimed in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz.

At least 4 murderous Moslems were killed in separate raids in Syedabad district of Wardak province and 4 others were killed in Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar province.

At least 2 murderous Moslems were killed in Qarabagh district of Ghazni, MoD said, adding that 2 others were maimed.

The Ministry of Defense also added that 7 soldiers of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces also bit the dust during the same operations.

"The Afghan National Army (ANA) forces are prepared for all kinds of devotion and with all force to maintain security and comfort for the people of Afghanistan," a statement by MoD said, adding that 7 Afghan soldiers were martyred during counter-terrorism operations against the internal and foreign terrorists.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups have not commented regarding the reports so far.

Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban suffer heavy casualties in operations led by Gen. Dostum in Jawzjan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum
...ethnic Uzbek warlord who distinguished himself fighting the Soviets and the Taliban. The story that he had a bad guy run over with a tank is an exaggeration. It was an armored personnel carrier...
has returned to the battlefield in northern Jawzjan province as local officials report the Taliban bandidos krazed killers have suffered heavy casualties.

Provincial governor’s front man Mohammad Reza Ghafoori said at least 30 Taliban bandidos krazed killers have been killed and nearly 40 others have sustained injuries during the operations.

He said the operations are being conducted in Aqcha district but the Office of the Vice President reported that 5 villages have been cleared of the gunnies so far.

The operations were launched around 5:00 am local time today and clearance operations are underway after the gunnies were forced to flee the area, the Office of the Vice President said.

In the meantime, Ghafoori said, a commander of the Taliban group, identified as Mullah Rasool was killed and the group’s shadow district governor for Aqcha was injured.

He said operations are also underway in Qosh Tapa district where majority of the gunnies have suffered casualties.

The Talibs group has not commented regarding the report so far.

Jawzjan is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where anti-government armed gunnies are actively operating in a number of its districts.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Don't dis the brows.
Posted by: Shipman || 04/21/2016 20:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Those brows are trimmed very strategically. One hair = One Taliban KIA.

When it goes Monobrow, you know TSHHTF
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2016 20:29 Comments || Top||

Africa North
LNA claims victory as IS abandons Derna
The Libya National Army (LNA) says it has driven the remaining fighters from the so-called Islamic State (IS) out of the Derna area.

Abdulkarim Sabra, spokesman for the LNA’s Omar Mukhtar Operations Room which covers Derna and the surrounding region, told the Libya Herald that the army had taken control of Derna’s south eastern suburb of Fataieh and the area known as District 400 at the far east end of the town following a new ground and air offensive today. IS forces had, however, managed to escape, he said, claiming that they had pulled out of the town on the express orders of IS’s “caliph” himself, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

The terrorists, he stated, had retreated towards the desert road to Ajdabiya, heading for Sirte, taking 32 vehicles with them. They had, Sabra added, refuelled their vehicles at a petrol station on the way before wrecking it.

In today’s fighting, Sabra added, two soldiers had been killed and one injured. He did not disclose where the casualties had taken place.

The Fataieh area with its farms, had remained an IS stronghold long after the organisation was forced out of the town by local mujahideen forces last June. Ever since, there have been continuing clashes between the two groups, with tacit support, particularly air support for the mujahideen coming from the LNA despite officially having nothing to do with each other. The unofficial collaboration against IS has continued, although in recent weeks the LNA has increased its ground presence in the area.

Following today’s announcement by Derna Revolutionaries’ Shoura Council that the town was now free of terrorists, there were claims by anti-Hafter voices that IS was forced out of Fataieh purely by the mujahideen and not the LNA. However, LNA helicopters were reported still targeting Fataieh this afternoon and this evening there were further reports of continued fighting near Al-Mekhili, some 100 kilomtres south west of Derna and on the way to the Tobruk-Ajdabiya road as LNA land and air forces targeted the retreating militants. According to Sabra, Fataieh is now controlled by the LNA’s 102 Brigade.

In Derna itself, people took to the streets to celebrate the defeat of IS.
Posted by: badanov || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Teen 'Salafists' Arrested Over Bomb Attack On Sikh Temple in Essen, Germany
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 04/21/2016 15:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

#1  "The accused have clear links to the terrorist scene"

Is that like the new Scene for the 'Exploding 10s' or something?

Exploding 10s, Roaring 20s, Stupid 70s, etc., etc.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/21/2016 22:14 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Kurds suffer deprivations in Nusaybin
[ARA News] NUSAYBIN – Around 35 thousand civilians trapped inside the mainly Kurdish city of Nusaybin southeastern Turkey are suffering from severe shortage of water, food and medicines as well as complete electricity outage, local sources reported.

Activists in the stranded city confirmed that the Turkish army has been bombing residential neighborhoods in Nusaybin with heavy artillery and tanks for nearly two months, coinciding with clashes between Turkish security forces and the PKK-affiliated People’s Defense Forces (HPG).

Under the banner “No to Silence”, a group of Kurdish activists in the Nusaybin’s twin city of Qamishli northeastern Syria reported that the Turkish army stepped up its bombardment on Nusaybin since Saturday midnight.

The bombardment was focused on the neighborhoods of Abdel Qader Pasha, Zein al-Abedin, Qishla and Kanika, according to the Kurdish monitoring group.

In the meantime, Turkish special forces have deployed dozens of snipers on the top of residential buildings around the city, imposing curfew across its neighborhoods.

“Dozens of artillery shells hit the Kurdish city on a daily basis, amid street fighting between Turkish security troops and the PKK’s offshoots and supporters,” an eyewitness told ARA News.

Also, Several Turkish shells hit the Gharbiya and Zaytouniya neighborhoods in Qamishli city inside the Syrian border earlier this week.

Over the past two months, the Turkish army has been targeting the PKK strongholds in Nusaybin with tanks and artillery from the hills that overlook the Kurdish region, in a bid to remove the PKK-led checkpoints erected on the roads linking the cities in Turkey’s south-east, according to Turkish military sources.

Noteworthy, violence has raged in Turkey’s Kurdish region since July 2015 subsequent to the collapse of peace talks–aimed at ending a three-decade conflict in the country.

Although the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims its military campaign on the Kurdish region is aimed at combatting rebels of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), monitoring groups and human rights activists accused the army of targeting civilians, killing over 1100 and injuring hundreds others.

“Under the pretext of combatting PKK members, the Turkish authorities are bombing infrastructures and residential neighborhoods in the Kurdish region,” said Hoshin Ebdullah, a Kurdish lawyer and human rights activist.

Ebdullah told ARA News that civilians stranded in Kurdish areas under the ongoing military campaign suffer a sharp shortage of food and medicines, beside constant cut of electricity and water.

More than 100,000 Kurdish civilians have been displaced from their homes in the provinces of Diyarbakir and Şırnak in southeastern Turkey, over the last few months.

“We hope that the international community would ever take action and stop this brutal military campaign against the Kurds in Turkey,” civil rights activist Ehmed Hokenek told ARA News.
Video report at the link
Posted by: badanov || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

Report: IS Suspect Commits Suicide in Turkish Jail
[AnNahar] A Syrian national who was tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
on suspicion of belonging to 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 has did away with himself in a Turkish prison, local media reported on Wednesday.

Nedim Bellus, 35, was detained by Turkish police in an operation last week on suspicion of being an IS member and imprisoned in Iskendurun, a town in Hatay province near the Syrian border, the private Dogan news agency reported.

Authorities found his body hanging above his bed, Dogan said, adding that a probe into his death had been launched.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has long been under pressure to do more to stem the flow of jihadists going to war-torn Syria to join IS -- and to stop them from coming back.

The government says it has tightened border security while urging the West to do more to prevent European jihadists from leaving for Turkey in the first place as well as sharing intelligence more widely.

A member of U.S.-led coalition fighting IS, Turkey has also been hit by attacks blamed on jihadists, including two deadly suicide kabooms in Istanbul that targeted foreign tourists.

In the last few weeks, IS has repeatedly fired rockets on the Turkish town of Kilis on the Syrian border, prompting the Turkish army to respond with artillery fire.
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#1  A likely story.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 04/21/2016 7:34 Comments || Top||

#2  "....after tying his own hands behind his back"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2016 13:22 Comments || Top||

#3  "The view from the high window is to die for!"
Posted by: Pappy || 04/21/2016 16:45 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
800 yard long drug tunnel found between Mexico and San Diego
[Ynet] A nearly half-mile-long tunnel leading from Mexico to San Diego was discovered and more than a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana was seized, the US attorney's office said Wednesday. Six people were incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
The tunnel extends 300 yards from a house in Tijuana, Mexico, to the border and then 500 yards on the U.S. side to a fenced lot in a San Diego industrial area.

The tunnel was equipped with a rail system, ventilation, lights and a large elevator, officials said. The exit on the US side is about 3 feet wide and was covered by a trash bin.

The six people arrested in San Diego on Friday were charged with crimes involving drugs and construction of the tunnel.

The discovery demonstrates the enduring appeal of tunnels to smugglers, despite the significant time and money required to build one. Dozens of tunnels have been found along the US-Mexico border in recent years, some equipped with hydraulic lifts and electric rail cars.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They'll serve life if the California environmental and planning boards ever get ahold of them.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/21/2016 10:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Hamas would be proud.
Posted by: airandee || 04/21/2016 11:28 Comments || Top||

#3  One of the arguments against Trump's wall is that smugglers will use tunnels. My counter argument is that tunnels are expensive, dangerous and time consuming to build. Then when the authorities find the tunnel all that investment goes down the tubes. The wall will raise the stakes. I still think the wall should be built.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 04/21/2016 11:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Also you can put iron bars down pretty deep that are attached to sensors to find someone trying to cut through them or dig under them.

It makes it so expensive and risky that people mostly stop trying to smuggle in that way.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/21/2016 12:24 Comments || Top||

#5  How soon will the Obama regime begin installing toll booths ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/21/2016 12:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Good thing they don't need tunnels for the soon-to-be democratic voters. That'd be too dangerous! /sarc

Unless, of course, there are other tunnels....
Posted by: Bobby || 04/21/2016 12:42 Comments || Top||

#7  How soon will the Obama regime begin installing toll booths ?

They're poor so they get a waiver (see - Obamacare, Social Security, et al). However, the Donk ward heelers will be around later to 'collect' at their destination.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/21/2016 13:01 Comments || Top||

#8  Free 'Obamatoll' cards, or a free Obamaphone App then. Makes perfect sense, or as much sense as anything else the indolent bugger comes up with.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/21/2016 13:30 Comments || Top||

#9  To be fair, it is a superior effort compared to the high speed rail project.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/21/2016 19:26 Comments || Top||

#10  ^The Lord is love a honest man.
Posted by: Shipman || 04/21/2016 20:05 Comments || Top||

#11  Well, the Mexicans were concerned about making a profit, they already spend enough on graft.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/21/2016 21:29 Comments || Top||

Two killed in Mohmand agency blast
PESHAWAR: Two people, including a former commander of a peace committee, were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion on Wednesday.

The attack occurred in Davizai area of Mohmand agency.

The former commander, Malik Rahman, and his friend were riding a motorbike when the IED exploded, said a member of the political administration.

Jamatul Ahrar, a breakaway faction of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Mohmand is one of Pakistan’s seven tribal agencies near the Afghan border where the military has been battling Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants for over a decade.
Posted by: badanov || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Ahrar

Seven policemen guarding polio workers shot dead in Karachi
[DAWN] KARACHI: Seven police officials guarding polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
workers were killed in two separate attacks in Orangi Town Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

DIG West Feroz Shah told DawnNews that eight gunnies riding four cycle of violences carried out the killings in two separate attacks in the neighbourhood.

"The gunnies first opened fire on three coppers in the streets of Orangi Town, killing them all," he said, adding: "Later they rubbed out four coppers, who were sitting in a police mobile van" a few streets away.

"The first incident happened while the police was escorting the polio team," Shah said.

"A policeman intervened when eight men on four cycle of violences came and asked a polio worker for his name. In response, the men opened fire. Although the police fired in response, they were overpowered," he said.

"The same men killed four members of another police team."

Abdul Kareem, an official at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where the bodies were taken, also confirmed the casualties.

There are no reports of injuries or deaths of polio workers.

The anti-polio campaign in the area was suspended immediately and heavy contingents of law enforcement agencies, including paramilitary Rangers, cordoned off the area.
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ISIS executes 5 in Mosul
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – A local source in Nineveh province said on Wednesday, that the ISIS militants threw two elements of the ISIS and three civilians from the top of a high building after accusing them of practicing sodomy in the city of Mosul.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “The ISIS executed two of its elements and three civilians by throwing them from the top of a high building after being accused of sodomy,” noting that, “The ISIS elements carried out the [execution], this evening, where they threw the five persons from the top of the insurance company building in the area of Bab al-Tub in central Mosul. ”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The [ISIS] elements transferred the dead bodies to a remote area west of Mosul and buried them there.”
Posted by: badanov || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

13 ISIS leaders die in airstrikes in Salahuddin
(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Media officials with the Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday the killing of 13 ISIS leaders, including a “minister,” during an aerial bombardment in the district of Sharqat in Salahuddin Province.

The officials said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi F-16 warplanes conducted an air strike, based on intelligence information in Sharqat, resulting in the destruction of a headquarters used for gathering the ISIS leaders,” adding that, “The bombardment resulted in killing 13 [ISIS] leaders, including an important leader called ISIS Minister,” pointing out that, “The funeral of the [minister] has been seen, while the ambulances were witnessed transferring the dead and wounded.”
Posted by: badanov || 04/21/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Diyala Daily Devastations:: 1 dead
1 civilian dies in bomb attack

(IraqiNews.com) A local source in Diyali province said on Wednesday, that three farmers had been either killed or injured in a bomb blast that took place inside an orchard northeast of Baqubah.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This morning, an explosive device that was emplaced inside an orchard near the village of al-Had al-Akhdar (17 km northeast of Baqubah) exploded, killing a farmer and wounding two others,” pointing out that, “The security forces cordoned off the area and opened an investigation into the causes and circumstances of the incident.”

Iraqi kops seize munitions cache

(IraqiNews.com) Diyala – On Wednesday the commander of Diyala police Major General Jassim al-Saadi announced finding a cache containing weapons, explosives and medicines during search operations conducted northeast of Baqubah.

Saadi said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Security forces from the police’s emergency regiment carried out wide-scale search operations in the vicinity of Hanbs villages, and found a weapons and explosives cache containing nine launchers, six Katyusha rockets, six mortar shells, a number of improvised explosive devices and medicines.”

Saadi added, “The operations were carried out to eliminate the danger of ISIS sleeper cells in the areas of Diyala.”
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Kirkuk Kombat Chronicle: 115 die
70 ISIS troops die in battles for Bashir

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – On Wednesday, al-Abbas brigade announced killing 70 ISIS members in an ambush and armed confrontations in al-Bashir village in southern the province.

The General Supervisor of Abbas brigade Maytham al-Zaidi said in a brief statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Yesterday, Abbas brigade and al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces ambushed ISIS members near al-Bashir village, and were able to kill 30 ISIS members.”

Zaidi added, “ISIS attacked al-Abbas brigade and al-Hashd al-Shaabi forces in Tel Ahmed area, killing one member of al-Hashd al-Shaabi and wounding three others,” pointing out that, “Our security forces killed 40 ISIS members and wounded 30 others, in addition to destroying five booby-trapped vehicles and a bulldozer.”

15 ISIS Bad Guys die in airstrikes

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk Province revealed on Wednesday, that 15 ISIS militants were killed in a bombardment conducted by the international coalition aircraft northwest of Kirkuk.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Today the international coalition aviation bombed ISIS headquarters in Serkran vicinity (45 km northwest of Kirkuk),” pointing out that, “The bombing resulted in the destruction of three headquarters belonging to ISIS, in addition to killing 15 ISIS members.”

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added, “The bombardment was carried out in coordination with the Iraqi intelligence directorates.”
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Anbar Antics: 36 die

Iraqi forces, Militia commence al-Karma operation

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Wednesday, that the Iraqi joint forces have started the liberation operation of al-Karma District east of Fallujah from the ISIS control.

The commander of Karmat Fallujah brigade, Colonel Khamis Bahr Halbusi, said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “Today the security forces from the army, police and tribal fighters began a military operation to liberate the areas of al-Karma District,” pointing out that, “22 ISIS fighters were killed during the operation.”

Halbusi added, “The joint forces are advancing in the areas of Karma Fallujah,” indicating that, “ISIS militants retreated due to the violent confrontations and battles.”

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(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi announced on Wednesday, that four ISIS members were killed by coalition aviation bombardment east of Ramadi.

Mahalawi said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The international coalition aviation in coordination with Anbar Operations bombarded ISIS hideout near the Japanese Bridge east of Ramadi.”

Mahalawi added, “The bombardment was carried out based on accurate intelligence information,” pointing out that, “The bombardment resulted in the destruction of the hideout, as well as killing four ISIS members inside it.”

Iraqi forces liberate 3 villages in al-Karma

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The leader within al-Hashed militia, Juma Fazah Jumaily, announced on Wednesday liberating three villages in the northern part of al-Karma in Anbar Province.

Jumaily said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “A force from the army, backed by tribal fighters, had managed to liberate the villages of al-Rovah, Doaah al-Sharqiya and Doaah al-Gharbiya in the northern part of al-Karma (53 km east of Ramadi),” noting that, “The liberation process came after a tactical operation had started this morning.”

Jumaili also added, “The operation resulted in the death of dozens of ISIS elements in addition to inflicting big material and human losses upon them,” pointing out that, “The operation was a prelude to liberating the entire [area] of al-Karma as well as the city of Fallujah.”

ISIS Top Dawg, 9 others die

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced on Wednesday, that the so-called ISIS military official was killed in the cleansing battles of al-Karma District east of Fallujah, along with nine of his assistants.

The commander of Karmat Fallujah brigade, Colonel Juma Fazaa Jumaili, said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces managed to kill the so-called ISIS military official and nine of his associates during the cleansing battles of al-Dawaya area in Karma District.

“The cleansing battles also resulted in the destruction of three ISIS vehicles,” the statement added.

ISIS artillery hits residences in al-Baghdadi

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – Member of al-Baghdadi District Council in Anbar Province, Abdul-Jabbar al-Obeidi, said on Wednesday, that the ISIS militants had shelled intensively the residential area in al-Baghdadi vicinity west of Ramadi.

Obeidi said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The ISIS shelled intensively the residential area in al-Baghdadi vicinity (90 km west of Ramadi) using mortar shells that had fallen on different areas in the neighborhood,” adding also that, “The shelling resulted in the burning of a house as well as material damages to a number of other houses, without causing any casualties among civilians.”
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Baghdad bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 3 die
2 die in bombing attack

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday, that ten people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in southern Baghdad.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded near a popular market in al-Yusufiya area in southern Baghdad, killing two people and wounding eight others.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “A security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while cordoned off the area of the incident and barred approaching it.”

1 Iraqi kop dies in bombing

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday, that four policemen were either killed or wounded in a bomb blast targeted their patrol in southern Baghdad.

The source reported for IraqiNews.com, “This evening, a bomb exploded targeting a police patrol while passing in Arab Jabour village in al-Dawra area in southern Baghdad, killing one of its occupants and wounding three others, as well as causing material damage to their vehicle.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “The security force rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while carried out a raid to search for the perpetrators of the bombing.”
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Senior ISIS figure in Iraq targeted in US-led raid
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A senior ISIS figure in Iraq has been targeted in a US-led commando raid, the Pentagon said Wednesday, as Kurdish officials claimed he had been killed.

The assault late Sunday, the latest raid by US special operators on a mission to kill or capture ISIS leaders, occurred at some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location in northern Iraq and targeted Suleiman Abd Shabib al-Jabouri, Baghdad-based US military front man Colonel Steve Warren said.

He worked as "one of ISIS’s military emirs and an ISIS war council member," Warren told Pentagon news hounds in a phone call, using an acronym for the ISIS group.

"Al-Jabouri’s removal will degrade ISIS’s leadership network and impact their ability to coordinate attacks and defend ISIS strongholds," he added.

Warren declined to comment on whether Jabouri was killed, but in a statement to AFP on Wednesday the Kurdish regional Security Council said he died.

"Al-Jabouri, also known as Abu Saif, was a member ISIS’s military council, supervising the group’s activities in South djinn-infested Mosul
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and Makhmour. In the joint operation, two of his aides were also killed," the statement read.

The raid was conducted by Kurdish fighters and elite US special operations troops deployed to Iraq as an "Expeditionary Targeting Force," or ETF.

Military officials keep the ETF’s whereabouts secret, saying that discussing missions puts the elite fighters at risk.

The group works extensively alongside local Kurdish fighters.

Last month, Pentagon officials announced the ETF had captured a "significant" ISIS operative whose detention was expected to yield intelligence leading to the apprehension of other ISIS targets.

The United States has for the past 20 months led an international coalition against ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday announced several measures to help Iraqi security forces as they try to retake territory from the Death Eaters, including extra cash for the Kurds, additional US advisors and attack helicopters that could be used in an eventual battle for Mosu
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Police arrest 31 in sweep of East Jerusalem neighborhood
[IsraelTimes] Explosive device detonated near Issawiya mosque during the operation, but no one injured

IDF troops and border police carried out a major arrest operation overnight Tuesday in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, police said Wednesday.

During the operation, Israeli forces placed in durance vile
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31 people suspected of rock throwing, possessing illegal weapons and rioting, a police statement said. Another 18 people were brought in for questioning.

During the sweep, a low-scale bomb exploded near the entrance to the mosque in the neighborhood. No one was injured by the blast.

The operation had been planned in advance based on intelligence findings, the police statement said.

The statement also said that in tandem with the arrest operation, the police have partnered with the Jerusalem municipality’s beautification and sanitation departments to improve the overall quality of public spaces in the neighborhood, including increasing sanitation efforts, erasing graffiti and painting street curbs.

Israel recently announced new efforts to crack down on crime and raise the standard of living in Arab neighborhoods.

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Israeli forces clashed with Paleostinian youths overnight Tuesday during an operation to demolish the home of a terrorist in the West Bank town of Qalandiya.

Two soldiers were lightly injured when rocks were thrown at troops during the demolition of a house belonging to the family of Hassin Abu Gush, 17, who killed Shlomit Krigman in a stabbing attack in the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon in January, the army said.

The army said troops were attacked with rocks, Molotov cocktails and an improvised bomb thrown at soldiers who responded by firing tear gas and then live bullets at the protesters.

Two Paleostinians were shot during the festivities, according to the Paleostinian Ma’an news agency. The army confirmed the reports.

Abu Gush along with Ibrahim Al’an, 23, from the West Bank Paleostinian village of Beit Ur al-Tahta, entered the Beit Horon settlement near Jerusalem on January 25 and stabbed shoppers in a local grocery store. Both were rubbed out by a security guard at the scene. Krigman, 23, was maimed and died a day later. Another woman was moderately maimed.
Another Times of Israel article adds:
Abu Gush’s parents had appealed against the demolition of their home, where they live with their six children, arguing that their son was a minor when he carried out the attack.

But the High Court of Justice rejected the petition last week, citing early Shin Bet warnings to the family as proof that they had been given ample opportunity to prevent the attack.

The security service warned the family that their son was edging into bully boy behavior, but the teenager nevertheless went on to carry out the attack that killed Krigman.

In their ruling the judges noted that in the months before the attack, the Shin Bet identified Abu Gush as expressing bad boy views and suspected that he was planning to carry out a terror attack. Last August he was called in with his father for a talk with a Shin Bet coordinator to warn them that the teen should change his ways, the Walla report said. The coordinator also made it clear to the father that his son had been banned from entering Israel because of his behavior. They were then released.

Two months later the coordinator called the father and after warning him that his son was continuing in his "bad ways," made clear to him that next time there wouldn’t be just a phone call but a house visit. Three months later the son carried out the attack along with Al’an.
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ISIS takes district in Deir ez-Zor
[ARA News] HOMS – Subsequent to clashes with Syrian regime army forces, militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) were able Wednesday to control a key neighborhood in Syria’s eastern city of Deir ez-Zor.

Amaq agency reported that ISIS militants took control of the last positions of the Assad’s forces in the Sinaa neighborhood of Deir ez-Zor, after fierce battles.

Regime security posts in Sinaa fell to ISIS after the group killed more than 20 Syrian soldiers.

Speaking to ARA News in Deir ez-Zor, media activist Mujahid Rifaee confirmed that ISIS militants hang the corpses of the soldiers in a public square in the neighborhood [Sinaa], vowing civilians not to stand beside the regime’s forces, otherwise they would be slaughtered.

“They [ISIS militants] were filming the hanged corpses in order to boost their propaganda versions,” Refaee argued.

The hardline group was able to advance in the areas adjacent to the Sinaa neighborhood on the outskirts of at-Tahtouh neighborhood, killing one of the regime’s troops by a sniper shot.

ISIS has reportedly advanced towards the regime-held strategic airbase of Deir ez-Zor earlier this month, despite the US-led coalition’s airstrikes on the group’s fighting positions. Local activists confirmed that at least seven soldiers were killed during the clashes before ISIS insurgents seized control of several army posts in the vicinity of the Deir ez-Zor airbase.

Over the past four weeks, Russian air force intensified airstrikes on the international highway linking the cities of Palmyra, Deir ez-Zor and ISIS-held Raqqa in a bid to prevent ISIS from receiving additional reinforcements.

In March 2016, Syrian army forces began a major offensive with the support of the Russian warplanes and infantry to control the eastern areas of the international highway between Palmyra and Deir ez-Zor city.

Deir ez-Zor is a key city to the extremist group for it connects the group’s de facto capital Raqqa with Iraqi territory controlled by ISIS.

ISIS has been fighting for more than a year to seize the military airport and other regime-held districts in Syria’s oil-rich eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, according to military and local sources.
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40K flee Aleppo airstrikes
[ARA News] ALEPPO – Around 40,000 Syrians have fled fighting near Syria’s northern city of Aleppo towards the Turkish border after warplanes loyal to President Bashar al-Assad conducted several airstrikes on opposition-held areas, military and local sources reported on Wednesday.

Local activists confirmed that fighting around Aleppo city has become a serious threat to the fragile truce of the so-called cessation of hostilities, which came into force on February 27. However, the opposition delegation took a decision on Tuesday to suspend its participation in the formal peace talks in Geneva, especially with mounting attacks by the regime’s army forces on the opposition-held areas.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement that the fighting in northern Aleppo resulted in the displacement of more than 40 thousand people to the camps and residential areas over the past few days.

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, rights activist Samir Dalati said that the majority of people have moved to the eastern suburbs and towards the strategic town of Azaz on the border with Turkey in addition to the refugee camps of the Bab as-Salam and Sijo.

“As thousands of civilians are heading to Azaz area, humanitarian needs keep increasing, ” Dalati reported.

The source pointed out that intensifying airstrikes [by pro-regime forces] on the opposition-held areas in northern Aleppo have made it difficult for international aid organizations get access to the residential areas, “which may deepen the crisis and increase Syrians’ misery”.

Also, Turkey has closed its border in front of everyone except for those who suffer from serious injuries or illnesses, a medical source told ARA News on Wednesday.

The opposition claims that Assad’s forces have violated the cessation of hostilities agreement to start a new offensive aimed at wresting control of Aleppo, which has been divided between the regime and the opposition for years.

On the other hand, the MSF announced that there are more than 100 thousand people trapped on the Syrian side of the Turkish border and that 35 thousand others have fled over the past week from the camps captured by the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) or approached to from the battle front.

“There is no safe place to go .. we are trapped in this brutal and bloody conflict,” a Syrian displaced man told ARA News on the Turkish border.
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