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Syria opens Homs-Hama highway after near 7-year closure due to war
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Afghanistan
Taliban commander among 4 killed in US airstrikes in Maidan Wardak
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four gunnies including a local commander of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group were killed in the US Arclight airstrike in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinities of Badam and Alsang areas of Nerkh district.

The source further added that four gunnies were killed and two others were maimed during the airstrike.

According to Thunder Corps, a local commander of the Taliban group is also among those killed but did not elaborate further regarding his identity.

The anti-government armed hard boy groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as counter terrorism operations involving ground operations and airstrikes are underway against the Taliban and other hard boy groups across the country.

In the meantime, the Thunder Corps said at least three non-combatants were killed and four others were maimed after their vehicle struck a roadside mine in Sharana city of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province.

Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Head of a voter registration center among 2 killed in Baghlan explosion

[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least two people including the head of a voter registration center was killed in an kaboom in an kaboom in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the incident took at around 11 am today in the outskirts of Puli Khumri city.

A Spokesman for the provincial security commandment Zabiullah Shuja confirmed the incident and said at least two people were killed and two others were maimed in the kaboom.

Shuja further added that the head of the voter registratio center was among those killed.

Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Militants’ hideouts targeted in Faryab airstrikes as Esar-5 operations kick off in the North
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan Air Force conducted Arclight airstrikes on the hideouts of the anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan leaving at least 12 bandidos bandidos bully boys dead.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the airstrikes were conducted in Ferozi and CharShangho villages in Dawlatabad districts.

The source further added that the airstrikes were carried out as part of the newly-launched Esar-5 operations which kicked off recently in northern parts of the country.

In the meantime, the Shaheen Corps said at least 2 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bandidos bully boys were killed and 2 others were maimed during a clash with the security forces in northern Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara
...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets...
communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...

province.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including Taliban bandidos bully boys have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Esar-5 operations are being launched amid growing efforts by the Afghan national defense and security forces to suppress the anti-government armed bandidos bandidos bully boys who are attempting to expand their insurgency and terrorist activities as part of their spring offensive.

Similar operations are underway in several other provinces of the country in the East, South , and Western parts of the country.

Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Kenya says 5 police officers killed, 3 injured in explosive device attack
[AlAhram] Five coppers were killed in eastern Kenya on Wednesday when their vehicle hit an improvised bomb suspected to have been planted by Somalia's al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
group, an official said.

Al-Shabaab is fighting to topple Somalia's government, establish their own rule based on their strict interpretation of Islamic law and drive out of the country peacekeepers deployed by the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
The murderous Moslems frequently launch attacks in neighbouring Kenya to pressure it to withdraw its troops which form part of the peacekeeping force.

Harun Kamau, Deputy County Commissioner in the region, told Rooters the coppers were in a vehicle conducting patrols in Harar village, in Liboi town near the Kenya-Somalia border, when the vehicle hit the device.

"We suspect the improvised bomb had been planted by al-Shabaab group to target our security team, Kamau said."

The kaboom occurred at around 9 a.m. local Kenyan time and a total of eight coppers were aboard the vehicle.

"It is unfortunate we have lost five coppers while three of their colleagues survived but are critically injured," he said.

The injured officers were airlifted to the Kenyan capital Nairobi for further treatment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6541 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
US says it killed four IS group militants in Libya strike
[AlAhram] The United States said on Wednesday it had conducted a precision air strike near the Libyan town of Bani Walid, killing four Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group Death Eaters.

The strike was carried out in coordination with the internationally recognised government in 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...
, a statement from U.S. Africa Command said.

"At this time, we assess no non-combatants were killed in this strike," the statement said. It gave no information on the identity of those targeted.

Photos shared by a local source in Bani Walid showed a white all-terrain vehicle that he said had been hit in the strike. The vehicle was streaked with blood and the roof and one of the sides had been shredded.

One of those killed in the strike was Abd al-Aati Ashtaiwy, a Libyan who had travelled to Syria and had previously been based in Sirte, which Islamic State controlled from 2015-2016, according to the Bani Walid source and local reports.

The United States gave air support to Libyan forces that drove Islamic State from Sirte in 2016, and has continued to launch occasional strikes against suspected gunnies in Libya since the end of that campaign.

Bani Walid is about 150 km (93 miles) south of Tripoli.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Policeman martyred as security vehicle comes under gun attack in Quetta
[DAWN] A policeman was martyred and another sustained injuries when a police vehicle came under attack in Quetta's Arbab Karam Khan road area on Wednesday, police sources said.

According to officials, A policeman was martyred and another sustained injuries when a police vehicle came under attack in Quetta's Arbab Karam Khan road area on Wednesday, police sources said.

According to officials, unidentified miscreants opened fire on the police van while it was on routine patrol. The attackers managed to flee the scene.
... as though they had never been...
unhurt.

As a result, a policeman identified as Saeed Ahmed Langove was martyred and one of his colleagues was injured.

Police and personnel of other law enforcement agencies reached the site as an investigation into the incident went underway. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.unidentified miscreants opened fire on the police van while it was on routine patrol. The attackers managed to flee the scene.
... as though they had never been...
unhurt.

As a result, a policeman identified as Saeed Ahmed Langove was martyred and one of his colleagues was injured.

Police and personnel of other law enforcement agencies reached the site as an investigation into the incident went underway. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Iraq
Kirkuk combat chronicle: 4 turbans tied up, 3 turbans permanently unwound


Four armed Islamic State members arrested at Iraq’s Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Four Islamic State members were arrested after clashes and security raids by Iraqi forces in Kirkuk province, a security source was quoted saying in Wednesday.

Alsumaria News quoted a source at the Iraqi Federal Police saying that three Islamic State members were arrested with assault rifles in their possession in Bakkara village in Hawija, the extremist group’s former stronghold in southwestern Kirkuk. He said those were taken to a security unit for interrogation.

In a separate incident, the source said, police and Popular Mobilization forces injured an Islamic State member while three others managed to flee when forces stormed an abandoned house in Bastana village, also in Hawija.

He added that troops found an underground tunnel passing under the house following the end of the encounter.

Three Islamic State members killed in infiltration attempt into south of Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Three Islamic State members were killed as security troops foiled an attack, south of Kirkuk province, security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) thwarted, today, an infiltration attempt by Islamic State members near al-Riyad town, south of Kirkuk. Three militants were trying to sneak into the town, but they were all killed.”

PMFs as well as other security troops, are still deployed there to prevent any infiltration, the source added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Security personnel killed, injured in suicide attacks in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Tens of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
jacket wallahs carried out a suicide kaboom, leaving many people killed and injured in Salahuddin province, Iraqi media channels quoted security sources as saying.

Around thirty holy warriors carried out the attack against headquarters of the pro-government al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), north of Samarra city in Salahuddin.

The attacks, which occurred on Monday evening, left many personnel killed and injured, the sources said. Around 15 holy warriors blew up themselves during the attacks, while others bravely ran away.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Prominent Islamic State leader arrested, west of Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A prominent leader with 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....
hard boy group has been locked away
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in a security operation, west of Anbar, a security source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said "security troops managed to kill a prominent Islamic State member in an operation in the 5 kilometers region, west of Anbar."

The hard boy, according to the source, "was taken to a detention cell for investigations."
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


130 people killed, wounded as dual bomb attack targets Shiite mosque in Baghdad
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) ‐ At least 130 people were killed and maimed Wednesday in a deadly kaboom near a Shiite mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

"Two bombs went off near an ammunition cache placed in a Shiite mosque in the Shiite bastion of Sadr City in Baghdad, leaving 20 people killed so far," the source told Alghad Press.

"Up to 110 people were also maimed as a result of the kaboom," the source pointed out, adding that security forces rushed to the blast site and opened a probe into the matter.

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) Lion of Islam group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.

Sadr City is a stronghold of the nationalist holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
, whose political bloc won a May 12 parliamentary election. Parliament ordered a national recount of votes on Wednesday.
So this could be politics by other means instead of ISIS.

At least one killed in Baghdad explosion: Police source

[AlAhram] At least one person was killed and six were maimed when a parked car went kaboom! in Baghdad's Sadr City district on Wednesday, an Iraqi police source said.

The kaboom was "a terrorist aggression on civilians" and caused "deaders and maimed," the interior ministry said in a statement. It did not provide casualty figures.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#1  wonder if Sadr's mosque is the only one with a big ammunition cache

probably a lot of mosque have those
Posted by: lord garth || 06/07/2018 7:11 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF shot dead Palestinian teen during violent riots in Nabi Saleh
[Jpost] An IDF soldier fatally shot Izz ad-Din Tamimi, 21, during a violent clash in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh on Wednesday.

Soldiers had entered the village to arrest a suspect, according to the IDF. A group of more than 10 Paleostinians threw stones at them and the army responded with riot dispersal methods.

According to the army, Tamimi threw a stone that hit a solider in the head. That soldier responded by firing at Tamimi, who was then treated medically at the scene before being declared dead.

Nabi Saleh is located across the road from the Halamish settlement in the Binyamin region.

Residents often hold protests against Israel that end in violent festivities with the IDF.

The village is also home to many members of the Tamimi clan, the most famous of whom is Ahed Tamimi,
...the blond, blue-eyed maiden who along with siblings and young cousins has made a hobby of being videotaped screaming at Israeli soldiers, no doubt urged on by her papa, Bassem Tamimi, a well-known Fatah activist...
17, who was tossed in the slammer
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
last year after she slapped a soldier who was standing outside her home and barring people from entering.

A video of her slapping the soldier was one several recordings in which she can be seen accosting soldiers in Nabi Saleh.

Separately in West Bank raids overnight, security forces including the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), the Border Police and the Israel Police arrested seven Paleostinians who are suspected of terrorism.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2018 00:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6581 views] Top|| File under: Fatah

#1  So, he's dead, but they shot him again?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/07/2018 7:02 Comments || Top||

#2  The Tamimi family tree needs pruning, like at the roots
Posted by: Frank G || 06/07/2018 7:05 Comments || Top||

#3  21 years old and a teenager?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/07/2018 9:53 Comments || Top||

#4  It's a step in the right direction.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/07/2018 17:37 Comments || Top||

#5  21 years old and a teenager?

Must be some kind of immigrant.
Posted by: gorb || 06/07/2018 21:34 Comments || Top||


22 fires started along Gaza border as apparent incendiary kite attacks persist
[IsraelTimes] Firefighters have worked to put out fires in 22 different locations along the Gazoo border that were apparently started by incendiary kites flown from the Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,-run coastal enclave.

Most of the fires have been extinguished, but firefighters are working at a number locations to gain control of the blazes.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2018 00:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6551 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Send helicoptors to blow them back to where they came from.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/07/2018 14:59 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm thinking about a propane cannon to shoot road flares.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/07/2018 17:10 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria opens Homs-Hama highway after near 7-year closure due to war
[AlAhram] The Syrian government re-opened the highway between the cities of Homs and Hama on Wednesday a month after its forces retook a rebel-held pocket that had straddled the road that was closed for almost seven years.

Motorists waved Syrian flags as they drove down the highway whose re-opening marked a victory for Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Supressor of the Damascenes...
, who in recent months has taken control of all rebel-held pockets around the capital Damascus as well as the enclave along the highway which had been under siege for years.

From holding less than a fifth of Syria in 2015, Assad, with Russian and Iranian help, has recovered control of the largest chunk of the country.

Without the highway, traffic had to take an indirect route to travel the 45 km (30 miles) between Syria's third and fourth largest pre-war cities.

Residents from Talbiseh, a town just north of Homs controlled by rebels until early May, said they were relieved to see the highway re-open.

"If we wanted to go to Homs before, we had to go half way round the world," said 42-year-old farmer Hussein al-Muhammad. "Now it will just take us quarter of a hour."

Another Talbiseh farmer, 61-year-old Hamoud Alloush, said he had survived the years of siege by eating what he could grow. He had already been to Homs and back to sell his produce on Wednesday.

"(The journey) used to take more than two hours," he said.

Significant areas of Syria still remain beyond Assad's grasp, including nearly all of the north, much of the east, and a chunk of the southwest, areas where foreign interests will complicate further gains.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/07/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6609 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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