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Australia’s most wanted ISIS terrorist is imprisoned in Turkey
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Afghanistan
Shaheen Corps confirm Afghan army casualties in Faryab attack
[Khaama Press] The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North has confirmed the casualties of the Afghan armed forces in an overnight attack by the Talibs in northern Faryabn province.

The Shaheen Corps in a statement confirmed that the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
murderous Moslems launched a coordinated attack on Gulzar and Gulzar-1 check posts in Sherin Tagab district late on Wednesday night.

The source further added that the Afghan forces responded to the Taliban attack but three soldiers bit the dust during the clash and at least five others were maimed.

According to Shaheen, at least three M16 rifles and a check post have fallen into the hands of the Taliban myrmidons.

In the meantime, the Shaheen Corps says at least five Taliban murderous Moslems were also killed and seven others were maimed during the festivities.

The Shaheen Corps says additional forces have been deployed in the area to suppress the Taliban myrmidons.

On the other hand, reports emerging from the area suggest that 12 Afghan soldiers have bit the dust during the clash and a number of others have sustained injuries.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.
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#1  Kill 'em all, let Allah sort 'em out (to paraphrase, of course....)
Posted by: DooDahMan || 05/25/2018 9:04 Comments || Top||


Abducted UN staff member and her child released in Kabul
[Khaama Press] The United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan confirms that a UN employee who was kidnapped with her child has been released in Kabul.

"The United Nations in Afghanistan welcomes the release in Kabul of a colleague and her child held hostage since January, while expressing outrage at their abduction and the earlier murder of another colleague who was also seized during the same incident," UNAMA said in a statement.

The statement further adds that the release of the woman and her young son is of enormous relief to their loved ones, colleagues and to the entire UN family in Afghanistan.

"We condemn the shameful abduction and what appears to be the deliberate murder of one of our colleagues," said Ingrid Hayden, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Acting Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). "Our thoughts are with the families most affected by this terrible crime and we urge authorities to do everything within their powers to bring the perpetrators to account."

According to UNAMA, the two kidnapped UN personnel, both Afghan citizens, worked in Kabul with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). They went missing on 22 January 2018 when their vehicle was halted by unknown assailants. The driver’s body was recovered in Kabul on 16 March.

"Throughout an extremely difficult period, the UN has worked with the relevant authorities to secure the release of all those kidnapped, and the UN expresses its appreciation to Afghan law enforcement agencies and all others who assisted in the release," UNAMA says.

According to UNAMA, Afghan nationals make up the vast majority of staff working with the United Nations in Afghanistan. Their professionalism, dedication and the sacrifices they make in the interests of development and security are critical to the building of peace in Afghanistan.
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#1  I wonder how much ransom was paid, and by whom.
Posted by: Glenmore || 05/25/2018 10:14 Comments || Top||


Afghan forces and Taliban suffer casualties in Uruzgan clash
[Khaama Press] The Afghan armed forces and the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
faceless myrmidons suffered casualties during an overnight clash in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the latest clash took place in the vicinity of Chora district and as a result at least sixteen gunnies were killed.

The officials are saying that the clash has also left at least eight security personnel martyred, including coppers and soldiers of the Afghan National Army.

The district administrative chief of Chora Amin Khaliqi confirmed the clash and the casualties toll of the Taliban and security forces.

Khaliqi further added that several Taliban faceless myrmidons have also sustained injuries during the clash which also left a number of security personnel maimed.

According to Khaliqi, the Talibs launched a coordinated attack late on Wednesday night to capture the district but faced a resistance from the security personnel.

The anti-government armed Death Eater groups including Taliban faceless myrmidons have not commented regarding the report so far.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the Taliban faceless myrmidons are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out insurgency activities.
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15 militants killed in Deh Yak operations in Ghazni: Thunder Corps
[KhaamaPress] At least fifteen bandidos forces of Evil were killed during the ongoing operations in Deh Yak district of southeastern Ghazni province, the 203rd Thunder Corps said Thursday.

The operations are being conducted as part of the Shaheen-1 operations which were launched in response to coordinated Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack.

According to Thunder Corps, the armed forces carried out artillery strikes and clearance operations against the bandidos forces of Evil in Deh Yak, leaving at least 15 dead and 4 others maimed.

The source further added that the security forces also confiscated a rocket launcher, 7 hand grenades, and 6 improvised bombs during the operations.

The Thunder Corps also added that the explosive ordnance disposal team also discovered and defused an improvised bomb planted on a roadside in Khwaja Omari district.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups including Taliban forces of Evil have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as festivities are underway between the security forces and Talibs in some districts of Ghazni after Taliban launched a coordinated attack on Deh Yak and some other districts earlier this week.
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Africa Horn
Puntland Parliamentarian Shot Dead In Galkayo, Central Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Suspected al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
button men killed a member of parliament in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
state late Wednesday, officials said.

Mohamud Ali, a police officer in Galkayo town, told the media by phone that Abdihakin Mo’alim Dahir, a Puntland state politician, was shot in the town of Galkayo.

"Two suspected al-Shabaab button men killed Abdihakin Mo’alim Dahir soon after the evening prayer," Ali said.

Dahir was shot in front of the Classic Hotel in the northern part of Galkayo, which Puntland controls. He was seriously maimed and rushed to a local hospital, where he later died, Ali said.

Ali said an investigation and security operations were conducted by the police after the incident.

According to local media, a security guard at the hotel was also killed in the attack.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce...
Somalia’s Internal Security Ministry said security forces killed two suspected al-Shabaab button men in Bakara market in the capital, Mogadishu.

"Two button men who wanted to cause problems to Somali people were killed by our security forces in Bakara market Wednesday after we received intelligence information," ministry front man Abdi Asiis Ali Ibrahim told news hounds.

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Al-Shabaab Attacks Separate Military Bases In Lower Shabelle Region
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Al Qaeda-allied al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
bully boyz have launched well-organized overnight attacks on several Somali military bases in the country’s southern volatile Lower Shabelle region.

The first attack took place in Bula-Mareer village after the armed fighters raided a key army outpost, sparking a heavy shootout that raged on for several hours during the night.

Similarly, the bully boyz staged another assault against Somali government troops manning a base in Km-50 area in the same region. It’s not clear the figures of the casualties yet.

Since the holy month of Ramadan started last week, Al-Shabaab has intensified attacks in the country, mainly in Mogadishu and nearby areas to topple the UN-backed government.

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US Airstrike In Against Al-Shabab Near Mogadishu Kills 10 Fighters
[RADIOSHABELLE] The U.S. military says it has carried out an Arclight airstrike outside Somalia’s capital that killed 10 al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
Death Eaters.

The U.S. Africa Command says it has carried out 14 such airstrikes so far this year against the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab myrmidon group, which continues to hold some rural areas of the Horn of Africa nation.

Dozens of U.S. airstrikes were carried out last year after the Trump administration approved expanded military operations against al-Shabaab, which was blamed for an October truck bombing in Mogadishu that killed more than 500 people.

The new statement says the U.S. military assesses that no non-combatants were killed in Wednesday’s strike about 15 miles southwest of Mogadishu.

The U.S. has faced accusations in recent months of killing civilians in joint operations with Somali forces against al-Shabaab.

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Somalia: Deaths Feared As Fighting Erupts in Tukaraq
[All Africa] Somalia's Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
State and the breakaway Somaliland clashed on Thursday morning in the border town of Tukaraq, Radio Dalsan reports. Residents told Radio Dalsan that both sides were using heavy artillery in this latest flare up between in the disputed Sool region.

Hundreds of residents have been forced to flee with the fighting is reported to be on going with deaths feared from both sides. Somaliland and Puntland are both pointing fingers at the other for starting this latest fighting.

"Farmaajo's militia attacked Somaliland's armed forces around 6 AM this morning. Soldiers from both sides were killed & maimed in the battle" Abdullahi Guri Barwaqo Somaliland's Information Minister said .

Both Puntland and Somaliland are claiming victory in the Thursday fighting. Last week at least 20 soldiers were killed in renewed fighting in Tukaraq.

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Africa North
Over 20 illegal immigrants wounded in human trafficker’s gunfire after mass escape
[Libya Observer] At least 20 illegal immigrants colonists were maimed on Wednesday in Bani Walid town, 170 southwest of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, after escaping from a hiding location.

Local sources said 107 immigrants colonists - 23 from Æthiopia, 73 from Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
and 11 from Somalia - tried to escape from a hiding place in a site called "factory 51" when the local trafficker holding them named "Musa Diyab" shot up them, leaving more than 20 maimed.

The immigrants colonists were taken to Bani Walid hospital. A doctor said the injuries vary from medium to severe.

There were no reports of deaths.

Bani Walid is a hotspot for collecting immigrants colonists and taking them to the coastal towns before sailing to the Italian shores.
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#1  Slows’em down.
Don’t have to lead’em as much.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2018 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  sailing to the Italian shores

Sailing a mile or two to people-trafficking NGOs that take them the rest of the way.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/25/2018 5:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Avoiding the auction at the local slave market?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/25/2018 15:31 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Three Presumed Terrorists Killed in Ouagadougou Shootout
[All Africa] Three suspected jihadists and a gendarme were killed on Tuesday in Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
's capital in a pre-dawn raid led by security forces on the suspects' house. Burkinabè officials say the Lions of Islam were linked to an attack in March against the army headquarters and the French embassy in Ouagadougou.

The night-time raid on the supects' house lasted about seven hours.

According to witnesses, the operation started around 1.30am and was carried out in several waves, with intense fexchanges of fire between the men inside and security forces alternating with lulls.

One gendarme died of his wounds and six other people, including two civilians, were maimed, while three suspected jihadists were killed and another captured.

Weapons and equipment seized

Inside the house, the security forces found six assault rifles, explosives and detonators, French and Burkinabé military uniforms, as well as mobile phones and Sim cards, according to Burkinabè Security Minister Clement Sawadogo.

He told the press that the allged jihadists had a connection to the 2 March Ougadougou attack, when the military headquarters and French embassy were targeted in a coordinated operation claimed by the so-called Group to Support Islam and Moslems, a jihadist coalition based in Mali.

"Since last March's attack, we have conducted several sweep operations based on intelligence information and tip-offs," the minister explained. "We've actually recently dismantled another terrorist cell in the same neighbourhood.

"Investigations and interrogations are still underway regarding the March attack and, thanks to the information gradually gathered, we have been able to identify these suspects, who are connected to the jihadists behind the March attack."

About 30 people enjugged
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!


The identity and nationality of the four men was not immediately known but Sawadogo said they were well equipped to carry out terrorist missions either in Burkina Faso or its neighbouring countries.

He added that police made about 30 arrests in a routine post-operation sweep.

Before the latest March attack, faceless myrmidons had already targeted a restaurant in Ougadougou in August 2017, killing 19 people, while in January 2016 30 people died in a jihadist assault against an hotel and a café.

Besides these attacks in the capital, numerous state officials, teachers and civilians have been killed, kidnapped or threatened in recent months in the northern regions of the country, near the Mali border.

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The Grand Turk
Australia’s most wanted ISIS terrorist is imprisoned in Turkey
[ALMASDARNEWS] Australia’s most wanted Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) is currently behind bars in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
after his apprehension by the Ottoman Turkish border police in 2016.
Chop 'is 'ead orf, mate!
Neil Prakash (age 27) was attempting to cross into Syria from Turkey in 2016 when he was finally apprehended by the Ottoman Turkish border police, the Daily Mail reported.

Once in jug, Prakash revealed to the Ottoman Turkish officials that he married two women and fathered three children while being a member of the Islamic State in Syria, the Daily Mail continued.

The ISIS member is currently awaiting trial in Turkey and if convicted, he will face a lengthy prison term.

However,
a woman is only as old as she admits...
Australia is currently pushing to have Prakash extradited before his trial in Turkey.

Prakash has an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Australia and will face charges for terrorism if he is extradited.
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#1  Going to guess he has it much better than Billy Hayes...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2018 4:41 Comments || Top||


Iraqi local official kidnapped in Turkey released
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi local official who was kidnapped during a visit to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
was released on Thursday, his cousin was quoted saying.

Wamid al-Kaud told Sputnik Arabic that the head of the security committee at Anbar province council was released from kidnappers and is currently in police custody.

He said Kaud’s family has said he was in a good condition, adding that Ottoman Turkish police were investigating circumstances behind his kidnapping.

Early Thursday, the Iraqi foreign ministry said it was following developments in relation to Kaud’s kidnapping, but explained it was maintaining secrecy of the details for his safety.

Hamid al-Elwani, chairman of Anbar province council, told Almaalomah news website that Kaud had been duped by a group pretending to investors from a neighboring country, and lured him away towards an unknown destination.
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Iraq
Kirkuk combat chronicle: 8 turbans toes up, 3 good guys kaboomed
Three security personnel injured in bomb blast, southwest of Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Three security personnel were wounded as a bomb blast targeted their patrol, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source from the province said on Thursday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “Islamic State members attacked one of the checkpoints at Jisr Zegheitoun region in al-Rashad town, southwest of Kirkuk, without casualties reported. While personnel of Hawija Liberation Brigades were on way back to their headquarters, a bomb planted on the road went off leaving three personnel injured.”

“Security troops transferred the injured to Kirkuk hospital for treatment,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

Iraqi troops kill eight Islamic State suicide bombers in Kirkuk

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi troops killed on Thursday eight Islamic State suicide bombers during a security operation in Kirkuk, security sources were quoted as saying.

Speaking exclusively to Baghdad Today website, the sources said, “Iraqi security force killed eight IS militants, wearing explosive belts, after besieging them in southwestern Kirkuk to deal a big blow to the militant group there.”

There was a woman among the IS suicide bombers but her identity was not revealed, according to the sources.

Four troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) were injured in the operation.
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Two big turbans arrested in operations in Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have tossed in the clink
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
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....
’s security minister and the member in charge of the security detachments in two operations in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, a source from Nineveh police said on Thursday.

"Security troops arrested abu Talha al-Efri, a prominent Islamic State member and a minister of the group’s security affiars," Cap. Farouq Adham told BasNews.

The police, according to Adham, "arrested Thanoun al-Sahab, the bad boy in charge of the group’s security detachments as well as selling the Yazidi female captives in Domez Filastine region."

The arrested murderous Moslems "were taken to Nineveh police command headquarters for investigations," he added.
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Diyala dead dudes: 6 turbans toes up, 4 more tied up in two attacks
Iraqi troops kill two Islamic State militants in Iraq’s Diyala

Diyala (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi army, backed by paramilitary troops, killed on Thursday two Islamic State (IS) militants and injured four others in Diyala’s Jalawla.

“A force from the 74th division of the Iraqi army killed early today two elements of Islamic State and injured four others at Um al-Hanta village in Jalawla, northeast of Diyala,” Baghdad Today quoted the media service of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) as saying in a statement.

The statement did not provide further details about how the militants were killed or injured.

The province has seen months of fighting between Iraqi troops and IS militants especially in the Jalawla and Saadiyah areas in the province’s north and areas near the town of Muqdadiyah.

2 civilians, 4 Islamic State members killed in attack, northeast of Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Six people were killed, including Islamic State members, in an attack launched by the militant group, northeast of Baquba, the Security Media Center said on Thursday.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasool, spokesperson for the center, “the military intelligence managed to foil an attempt by the militants against a village in Jalawla region, Diyala province.”

The militants, according to Rasool “were trying to kill some militants in the region.” However, “the troops managed to kill three militants, while the fourth blew up himself, which resulted in killing two civilians.”

Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops.
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Iraqi president condemns deadly suicide bomb attack near Baghdad park
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Iraqi President Fuad Masum has condemned an overnight suicide kaboom near a park in the Iraqi capital Baghdad that left 14 people killed and maimed.

The attack took place around midnight Wednesday when a jacket wallah detonated his boom belt near an amusement park in al-Shula neighborhood in northwestern Baghdad.

There were children among the casualties.

This heinous crime shows how perpetrators of such terrorist attacks are coward and have no moral values, the Iraqi president said.

Masum called on Iraqi security forces to remain vigilant and bring all bully boyz on the lam to trial to be punished for their crimes.

He further offered condolences to the victims’ families and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack, but 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) Death Eater group is believed to be behind the blast as it used to target areas where crowds of people gather, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

5 Dead in Baghdad Cafe Suicide Bombing Claimed by IS

[AnNahar] At least five people were killed and several others maimed when a jacket wallah struck a cafe in Baghdad, police said Thursday, in a pre-dawn attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

"A suicide bomber blew up his boom belt while he was surrounded by police near a public garden in al-Shoala district," a mainly Shiite northern neighborhood of the capital, the statement by the security forces said.

IS grabbed credit for the attack and said it killed 15 people, while naming the bomber as Abu Umar al-Ansari.

"He entered into the crowd of apostates and detonated his boom belt, killing 15... and wounding over 19 others", it said in a statement.

A police source told AFP five people had been killed and 16 others maimed in the overnight bombing, which hit people who had gathered after breaking their daily Ramadan fast.

Those killed were a woman, a girl and three coppers, according to the source.

One of the dead coppers was named as Lieutenant Rami Dhaher, an intelligence officer, who was hailed as a "hero" in the media.

The dead officer's name was also cited in the IS statement claiming the attack.

The attack came on the seventh day of Ramadan fasting, a period regularly hit by bloody bully boy violence in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Cafes in Iraq are particularly busy at night during this Islamic holy month, with families and friends gathering to relax and eat before the fast re-starts at dawn.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Lebanon presses charges against alleged Syrian, Palestinian Nusra members
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Lebanese court on Thursday pressed charges against two alleged foreign members of the al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front that were captured by the Lebanese Army.

According to the National News Agency (NNA), Judge Fadi Sawan indicted the Paleostinian national Jamal Raghab al-Habbal and Syrian national Bilal Mohammad Amin Hamadeh on charges of belonging to and recruiting for the al-Nusra Front.

The defendants were referred to the permanent military court for trial.
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US-backed forces arrest one of the ‘most dangerous’ European ISIS members
[ALMASDARNEWS] The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Thursday that their intelligence forces locked away
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
one of the "most dangerous" European members of the so-called Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS).

According to a statement from the official SDF website, their intelligence units arrested the French terrorist Adrian Lionel Kayali (AKA "Abu Osama) on Sunday, May 19th.

The SDF claimed Kayali was arrested along with his wife after their intelligence units conducted a special operation to capture him.

Kayali was reportedly trying to escape to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
before he was apprehended by the US-backed forces this past weekend.

The ISIS terrorist was wanted by the European authorities for his connection to the 2016 Nice terrorist attack in La Belle France.
Al Ahram adds:
Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Thursday announced the capture of French jihadist Adrien Guihal, known as the voice that claimed 2016 attacks in La Belle France for 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.

"The SDF's intelligence services conducted an operation on May 19 that led to the capture of a group of IS jihadists led by Adrien Guihal, known as Abu Osama al-Faransi," the Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement.

Guihal was thought to be among the most dangerous members of the large French contingent in the ranks of the Islamic State group, whose self-styled "caliphate" spanned huge swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria before collapsing last year.

The Kurdish forces controlling northeastern Syria have detained dozens of French IS members who have gone underground in recent months, including well-known figures such as Thomas Barnouin and Emilie Konig.

The SDF statement said Guihal was detained together with his wife, who was not identified, in the area of Raqa, IS's former Syrian "capital" which the US-backed SDF took last year.

He made headlines when he was recognised as the man behind the voice that grabbed credit for the July 2016 attack that killed 86 people in the French city of Nice.

He is a veteran member of La Belle France's jihadist networks however.

He converted to Islam while he was still in his teens and became acquainted with the brothers Fabien and Jean-Michel Clain, central figures in French jihadist circles, more than 10 years ago.

According to a profile in French daily Liberation, Guihal learnt Arabic in Cairo and became very active in online jihadist forums.

He was detained in La Belle France in 2008 on charges of planning an attack in La Belle France to protest against the French military presence in Afghanistan and was sentenced in 2012 to four years in prison.

He was released that same year.

According to Liberation, he immediately started forming another jihadist cell in the Gay Paree region and eventually managed to reach Syria in the spring of 2015.

Around 300 French jihadists, including at least 12 women, have been killed in Iraq and Syria, according to French security and other sources speaking to AFP in March this year.

Another 40 or more Frenchies are being held by held by the SDF and their fate is a controversial issue in La Belle France, whose authorities seem reluctant to bring them home for trial.

La Belle France argues that any adults among them should be tried where they are, so long as they face a "fair trial".

Rights groups and lawyers for the families of the jihadists say none of them are getting due process in the Kurdish-run part of Syria.

There is also some concern that the Kurds, who feel they have been abandoned by their erstwhile Western allies since the collapse of the IS "caliphate", might let dozens of dangerous loose if their home countries refuse to repatriate them.
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Islamist rebels attack largest Christian town in Syria after failed offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Salafist tough guys launched an attack on the largest Christian town in Syria this afternoon, following their failed offensive to capture al-Zalaqiyat in northern Hama.

According to a military source in Hama, the Salafist tough guys of Jaish al-Izza fired several grad missiles and artillery shells at Mhardeh, targeting the town’s large power plant and several residential neighborhoods.

The source added that several civilians were maimed as a result of this Islamist attack.

Since this attack violated the cessation of hostilities agreement, the Russian military is likely to issue a powerful response, despite the fact that the Ottoman Turkish troops are present in the area.
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Jihadist rebels attack Aleppo city for second time today
[ALMASDARNEWS] For the second time today, the jihadist rebels have launched a powerful attack on the bustling provincial capital of Aleppo.

According to a military source in Aleppo, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
fired missiles and artillery shells towards the Mogambo neighborhood and al-Zahra’a Association Quarter in northwest Aleppo.

No details have been released regarding the casualties.

Earlier today, the jihadist rebels attacked the al-Zahra’a Quarter, prompting the Syrian Army to respond with a powerful counter-assault on al-Layraoun and Kafr Hamra.

In the coming weeks, the Syrian Army is expected to kickoff their offensive to clear these last suburbs under the control of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham in Aleppo.
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US imposes new sanctions targeting Iranian airlines, 4 Turkish companies
[ALMASDARNEWS] The United States imposed a new wave of sanctions on nine individuals and entities accused of skirting sanctions to secure equipment and parts for designated Iranian airlines, the Treasury Department said in a statement on Thursday.

"Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated nine individuals and entities procuring export-controlled, US-origin goods for sanctioned Iranian airlines," the statement said.

In addition, Washington also imposed sanctions on four Ottoman Turkish companies that it says are helping designated Iranian airlines acquire equipment and parts.

"The controllers designated by the Treasury today have been procuring parts and providing services for the fleets of sanctioned Iranian airlines, including Mahan Air, Caspian Air, Meraj Air, and Pouya Air," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the statement.

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Iraqi jets carry out airstrikes against Islamic State locations in Syria: Military
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Joint Operations Command has announced carrying out Arclight airstrikes against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members in Syria, adding that some locations were completely destroyed.

In a statement on Thursday, the command said "in response to commands by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Haidar al-Abadi, and in coordination with the Joint Operations Command, the Iraqi F16 jets carried out today airstrikes against Islamic State locations as well as a missile stock, where gunnies were hiding, in Hegeen region in Syria."

"According to preliminary information, the operation destroyed locations completely," it added.

Earlier this week, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has said troops managed to secure the Syrian side of borders and eliminate Islamic State members in Upper Euphrates. He also made instructions to secure the Iraqi borders to limit the infiltration of the terrorists.

The Iraqi-Syrian borders are under the control of joint troops of military and border guards.
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