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Three Soldiers Killed in Philippines' Restive South, ISIS claims attack
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Afghanistan
Key Commanders Of Taliban Killed In Logar Airstrikes: MoD
[ToloNews] At least nine key commanders of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
were killed in Afghan forces Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in the central province of Pashtun-infested Logar on Thursday night, a front man for Ministry of Defense (MoD), Rohullah Ahmadzai, said on Friday.

Among those killed are Haji Lala, Taliban’s designated governor for Pashtun-infested Logar and his two deputies, Taliban’s designated head of intelligence for Ghazni, Pashtun-infested Logar, Khost, Paktia and Kabul provinces, Mawlawi Shams-ur-Rahman, he said.

Four other Taliban commanders, including foreign citizens, were also killed in the airstrikes, Ahmadzai said.

He said that 12 Taliban fighters were maimed in the airstrikes.

Taliban has rejected the claim.
Update from Khaama Press at 12:30 p.m. EDT:
The Ministry of Defense said Friday that the Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
was carried out in Charkh district of logar.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed Mawlavi Shams-ur-Rehman, the shadow spy chief of Taliban for Ghazni, Pashtun-infested Logar, Khost, Paktiya and Kabul.

Furthermore, the airstrike killed Hekmatyar, Shuja and Rauf, the three foreign comrades of Mawlavi Rehman.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his other leg......
the defense ministry said the airsrike also killed Ahrar adn Bilal, two other commanders of Taliban.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Do they have anything but "key" commanders?

At the rate they go through them I would be surprised to find anyone higher than a PFC left.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/29/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||


AAF conducts 22 airstrikes in support of 90 Joint, Special Ops conducted by ground forces
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Air Force conducted 22 Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s to support the ground forces during operations.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement said the airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours.

The statement further added that security forces conducted 13 joint and 77 special operations during the period to suppress the Death Eater groups.

The statement also added that the security forces conducted the operations in Takhar, Patkiya, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Faryab, Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, Uruzgan, Farah, Balkh, Baghlan, Ghazni, Kunar, Nimroz and Badakhshan provinces.

Furthermore, the defense ministry said the security forces killed 37 bully boyz and maimed 24 others during the same operations.

The security forces also arrested 3 suspected bully boyz during the operations, the Ministry of Defense added.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Don Smilzo looked for an avenue of escape. The only window opened a hundred feet above the moat. The nearest of the hired assassins hold a bloody axe.
The window was looking better all the time....

the Ministry of Defense said the coalition forces also provided support to the Afghan cops during the operations.

The anti-government armed elements have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:


Notorious irresponsible armed commander Aalim alias ‘The Sledgehammer’ arrested in Kabul
[KhaamaPress] The police forces arrested a notorious irresponsible armed commander Aalim alias ’The Sledgehammer’ in Kabul.

Nasrat Rahimi, a front man for the Ministry of Interior said the police forces on Thursday arrested Aalim in Kabul.

Rahimi further added that Aalim alias Martol ’The Sledgehammer’ is accused of murder, inflicting injuries, banditry and land grabbing.

He also added that Aalim had recently attacked and maimed the director of Criminal Investigation Department of Bagrami and two other security personnel.

The security forces have killed or arrested several notorious crime kingpins in Kabul city and other parts of Kabul province during the recent months.
Reportedly, violent crime has recently become quite a problem in Kabul.
The security forces on Wednesday arrested a notorious crime kingpin Abid alias Beni during a similar operation in Kabul city

The police forces also killed a notorious crime kingpin Nabi Kohbandi during an encounter in Kabul on 15th of June.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  arrested several notorious crime kingpins..
a notorious crime kingpin..
notorious irresponsible armed commander
...

Looks like they're coming down hard on notoriety.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/29/2019 4:59 Comments || Top||

#2  AND irresponsible
Posted by: Frank G || 06/29/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#3  headline implies responsible terrorists are OK.....
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/29/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||


Airstrike kills Taliban shadow for governor for Logar and his two deputies
[KhaamaPress] An Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
killed the shadow governor of Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
for Pashtun-infested Logar and his two deputies, the Ministry of Defense said Friday.

The defense ministry said the airstrike was carried out in Charkh district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed Haji Lala, the shadow governor of Taliban group for Pashtun-infested Logar province.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the airstrike also killed Baryalai and Faridoon, the shadow deputy governors of Taliban for Pashtun-infested Logar.

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

The security situation in Pashtun-infested Logar province has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in some districts of the province and often conduct terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
American Missiles Found in Libyan Rebel Compound
[NYT] Libyan government fighters discovered a cache of powerful American missiles, usually sold only to close American allies, at a captured rebel base in the mountains south of Tripoli this week.

The four Javelin anti-tank missiles, which cost more than $170,000 each, had ended up bolstering the arsenal of Gen. Khalifa Hifter, whose forces are waging a military campaign to take over Libya and overthrow a government the United States supports.

Markings on the missiles indicate that they were originally sold to the United Arab Emirates, an important American partner, in 2008.

If the Emirates transferred the weapons to General Hifter, it would likely violate the sales agreement with the United States as well as a United Nations arms embargo.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/29/2019 01:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thanks, Hillary!
Posted by: Frank G || 06/29/2019 8:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course they did. The serials are traceable, so we can find out exactly how they got there.

But of course we won't, because that would result in State and Defense department officials going to prison for illegal arms transfers.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/29/2019 12:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Obviously, if you connect the dots from everything posted here on Rantburg since Ambassador Stephens was murdered in Benghazi, you will know these came from the CIA.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 06/29/2019 12:59 Comments || Top||

#4  They got misrouted in the mail.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/29/2019 14:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe they bought them online at ciaBay.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/29/2019 15:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Memory Hole, 10 Oct 1986:

LA Times - Hasenfus Says CIA Supervised Flights : 2 Salvador-Based Agents Named by Captive American
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/29/2019 17:23 Comments || Top||

#7  These are missiles supplied to our guy in Libya, General Haftar, probably by us, using the UAE as a cutout. For some reason, he's not making short work of the Turkish- and UN-backed Islamist government.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalifa_Haftar

Haftar is US-, Russia- and Arab-backed. Given that we're not backing him with on-call air strikes, the way we did when we took out Gaddafi, it's somewhat understandable that he's making slow progress.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 06/29/2019 19:10 Comments || Top||

#8  Hillary wasn't Secretary of State until 2009.
Posted by: Creling Pelosi3622 || 06/29/2019 21:33 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
4 ISIS jihadis arrested in Nicaragua after illegally entering the country, heading north
More on this story from Wednesday.
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Four men with suspected ties to ISIS were arrested in Nicaragua on Tuesday

  • They crossed through an uninhabited passage known as La Guasimada located between Costa Rica and Nicaragua

  • The men were busted by Nicaraguan military soldiers following an alert distributed by the United States

  • U.S. officials feared the men would travel to Mexico and head to the border

  • Authorities apprehended Mohamed Ibrahim, 33, and Mahmoud Samy Eissa, 26, both Egyptian nationals

  • Also detained were Iraqis Ahmed Ghanim Mohamed Al Jubury, 41, and Mustafa Ali Mohamed Yaoob, 29

  • The group arrived in Panama on May 12 and entered Costa Rica on June 9

  • The men are being held at an immigration center in Costa Rica after they were turned over by Nicaragua on Tuesday and could face deportation
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Europe
8 far-right German extremists charged over plan to start violent uprising
[IsraelTimes] Several of the suspects allegedly involved in attack on migrant group in Chemnitz; authorities say men indicted on suspicion of forming a terrorist organization.

German authorities have indicted eight far-right holy warriors on suspicion they planned to start a violent uprising.

Federal prosecutors said Friday that they have formally indicted the German men, aged 21 to 31, on suspicion of forming a terrorist organization.

The suspects were arrested last year in eastern Germany’s Chemnitz area. They are alleged to have formed a group calling itself "Revolution Chemnitz."

Several of the suspects are alleged to have been involved in an attack on a group of migrants colonists in Chemnitz on Sept. 14.

Authorities intercepted communication between the men indicating that they were trying to obtain firearms.

German officials have warned that far-right holy warriors pose a serious threat to the country, after a violent neo-Nazi
...adherents of a philosophy that was seen even at the time as pure evil, which makes them either consciously and purely evil, or attention-seeking ratbags. Pick one, or both....
was arrested recently on suspicion of killing a pro-migrant politician.

Walter Luebcke, who led the Kassel regional administration in central Germany, was fatally shot in the head at his home on June 2. A 45-year-old German man with a string of convictions for violent anti-migrant crime, Stephan Ernst, was later arrested as the alleged killer.

The state of Saxony, where Chemnitz is located, has been a center for resentful opposition against Chancellor Angela Merkel
...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslem colonists...
and her 2015 decision to keep open German borders to a mass influx of migrants colonists and refugees.

The city was been convulsed by violent far-right, anti-immigration demonstrations last year after the killing of a German man, allegedly by asylum-seekers.

Saxony state capital Dresden has long been an iconic city for German neo-Nazis embittered by the Allies’ aerial bombing of the Baroque city center in World War II.

The city in recent years became the birthplace of the so-called PEGIDA movement, short for "Patriotic Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
ans Against the Islamization of the Occident."

Small towns such as Heidenau and Freital have earned nationwide notoriety as neo-Nazis and angry residents have hurled abuse at people fleeing war and misery ‐ and rocks at police sent to protect those seeking a safe haven.

Masked assailants hurled rocks and bottles at a Jewish restaurant, injuring the owner, in an apparently anti-Semitic attack last year on the sidelines of a wave of neo-Nazi protests in Chemnitz.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Chemnitz, known from 1953 to 1990 as Karl-Marx-Stadt
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/29/2019 9:06 Comments || Top||

#2  My theory on Angela's immigration policy is that it's a ploy to bring back Nazism.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/29/2019 11:55 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
80 Palestinians injured in East Jerusalem clashes after police shooting
[IsraelTimes] Dozens hurt day after officers kill 20-year-old who launched fireworks at them in Issawiya neighborhood; court rejects request to release his body for funeral.

Dozens of Paleostinians were maimed in festivities with Israeli security forces in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on Friday, after police potted a man who launched fireworks at them in the area on Thursday.

At least 80 protesters suffered light injuries in the Friday night violence, the Ynet news site reported.

Earlier in the day, around 30 rioters threw stones at police, who responded with stun grenades. Later, demonstrators were again launching fireworks at officers in the restive neighborhood.

Security forces killed 20-year-old Mohammad Samir Obeid on Thursday during a skirmish between police and Paleostinians in the neighborhood. Police said Obeid launched fireworks at them from a close range, "endangering the lives" of officers.

Issawiya residents have been clashing with security forces since the shooting. Overnight, a community center in the neighborhood that often coordinates with Israeli authorities was burned down in an apparent protest.
THAT'LL teach em!
A Jerusalem court on Friday reportedly rejected a request to release Obeid’s body to his family for burial.

During the Friday hearing, police recommended to the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court that his body not be released, as a public funeral might ignite further violent festivities in the area, the Haaretz daily reported.

The court accepted the position, but gave police two days to announce when they would release Obeid’s body, which is being held at the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in Tel Aviv.

Police in recent weeks have reportedly been entering Issawiya on a nightly basis in a bid to track down members of a Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine terror cell believed to be on the lam in the neighborhood. The police operations have led to regular festivities with local residents.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2019 00:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: PFLP

#1  court rejects request to release his body for funeral.

Dogs gotta eat too?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/29/2019 11:56 Comments || Top||


Gaza arson balloons spark 14 fires; IDF jeep set ablaze in border riots; Israel gives Hamas 24 hours to behave
[IsraelTimes] Hours after unofficial truce takes effect, 50 Paleostinians said maimed as 7,000 protest on Gazoo border against US-led economic conference in Bahrain; no reported Israeli injuries.
That hudna didn’t last long. A short video can be seen at the link of shrieking protestors near the border fence, a few woman and many male children among them. Also a photo of a Hamasnik blowing up balloons that will carry the incendiaries.
Incendiary balloons launched from Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
sparked 14 fires in southern Israel on Friday, Fire and Rescue Services said, hours after Paleostinian media outlets reported that Israel agreed to a number of economic concessions for the Strip in exchange for an end to arson attacks and other violence along the border.

There were no reports of injuries caused by the blazes. The fire department said that as of Friday evening three large blazes were still raging in the Eshkol Regional Council.

Gaza health officials said Israeli security forces shot and injured 50 Paleostinians at the border Friday afternoon during riots and mass demonstrations involving some 7,000 protesters, which also saw an IDF jeep set ablaze by an bomb thrown by protesters.

There were no reported Israeli injuries.

The Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw,-run health ministry said 19 Paleostinians were maimed by live fire, and said Israeli troops also injured eight paramedic volunteers and one journalist. It was unclear how the remainder for the reported 50 individuals injured sustained their wounds.
Splinters, stubbed toes, and one case of heat prostration from running around all day long without a hat. Also, one pretty BMO (black moving object) had her feelings hurt when the Israelis paid no attention to her mustache cursing.
Reports in Hebrew-language media said thousands of Paleostinians took part in the weekly border protests and riots Friday afternoon, with hundreds launching incendiary balloons and throwing rocks at Israeli troops, who responded with tear gas and occasional live fire.

The IDF said soldiers also identified an attempt to breach the border fence in northern Gaza earlier on Friday.

According to reports, organizers of the weekly "March of Return" protests called for Gazooks to protest the unveiling of the Trump administration’s economic stimulus package for the Paleostinian economy. The $50 billion proposal unveiled in the Bahraini capital of Manama earlier this week was widely criticized by Paleostinians.

Paleostinians erupted into the streets in Gaza and the West Bank this week to protest the Bahrain workshop, burning US and Israelis flags, as well as pictures of US President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
Earlier on Friday, an unnamed Israeli official confirmed that Israel had resumed fuel deliveries that were cut off earlier this week, and extended the fishing zone up to 15 nautical miles from 10 nautical miles. The official said that in return, Hamas "promised to halt the attacks on Israel," a reference to incendiary balloons launched from the enclave.

Israel does not officially recognize ceasefire deals or negotiations with Hamas, an Islamist terror group which rules Gaza and seeks to destroy Israel.
The Jerusalem Post adds:
Incendiary balloons were launched into Israel in the face of Israel expanding the Gazoo fishing zone up to 15 nautical miles starting at 10am and agreed to return 60 boats that had been confiscated from Gazooks. Israel also agreed to resume fuel delivery, with a reported four trucks with over 150 thousand liters of fuel entering into the blockaded Strip.
One hopes that all has been stopped as a result of the day’s adventures.

Israel gives Hamas 24 hours to implement arrangement

[Ynet] Israel gave Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede, 24 hours to implement the arrangement between the two sides reached on Friday, said a report; next week an Egyptian intelligence delegation is expected t arrive in Israel and the Gazoo Strip in order to discuss the details of the arrangement.

Despite the deal, Paleostinians protesters hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon, and several airborne incendiary devices were launched from the Strip into Israeli territory.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Southeast Asia
Three Soldiers Killed in Philippines' Restive South, ISIS claims attack
[AnNahar] An attack on a special Philippine army counter-terrorism unit left three soldiers dead and nine others maimed in the southern Philippines on Friday, military spokesmen and witnesses told AFP.

Unknown suspects targeted the unit's temporary headquarters on the island of Jolo, a stronghold of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
-linked Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
turbans.

"It was a bomb and a firefight," army front man Colonel Ramon Zagala told AFP, adding the attackers' identities were not immediately known.

An AFP news hound on the scene saw a blood-soaked man slumped on a tricycle on a street also stained with blood in front of the temporary headquarters of the army's 1,500-member First Brigade Combat team.

The Philippines has renewed its campaign against the Death Eaters in Jolo this year after at least one suspected jacket wallah attacked the island's Roman Catholic cathedral, killing 21 people.

Major Arvin Arcinas, the region's military front man, said three army members were killed in Friday's attack, with nine other soldiers were maimed.

He said he could not confirm if there were civilian casualties and could not say what kind of explosives were used.

Jolo and other remote areas of the southern Philippines are home to numerous gangs including the Abu Sayyaf, which is notorious for kidnappings and bombings.

The turbans, who demand large ransoms and have beheaded several hostages, have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

The army deployed the specially trained unit in the Jolo town of Indanan four weeks ago.

In the same week, a Dutch birdwatcher held for years by the Abu Sayyaf was killed in Jolo during a firefight between his kidnappers and soldiers sent to rescue him.

ISIS claims responsibility for Philippine army camp bombing that left 5 dead

[Reuters via Task & Purpose] An explosion at a military base in the restive southern Philippines on Friday killed five people, including three soldiers, and wounded nine others in what Islamic State said was an attack by its suicide bombers.

The military said the blast occurred at around noon at a base on Jolo island, a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, a splintered militant network notorious for kidnapping and piracy and for its pledge of allegiance to Islamic State.

Islamic State said via its Amaq news agency that its fighters had infiltrated the base strapped with explosives and killed or wounded 100 soldiers. It posted an image of two young men standing beside a black Islamic State flag, wearing what appeared to be vests designed to hold explosives.

Neither the claim nor the authenticity of the photograph could be immediately verified.

The incident will be a major setback for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's goal of wiping out Abu Sayyaf, for which he has created a special infantry division on Jolo to be comprised of 4,500 troops by 2022.

There was no immediate comment from Duterte's office.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6515 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Over one million barrels of suspected Iranian oil to be unloaded in Syria’s Baniyas
[ALMASDARNEWS] Over million barrels of oil are set to be unloaded in Syria’s Tartous Governorate in the coming days, the al-Watan publication reported on Thursday.

Citing an official from the Ministry of Oil, the petrol is set to be unloaded once the Baniyas Refinery completes its maintenance and the pipelines in the eastern Mediterranean are repaired.

The official added that once the Baniyas Refinery completes its maintenance, there will be enough oil to meet the demand inside of Syria.

At the same time, the Arabic language version of Russia Today reported via naval tracking website that prior to the attack on the Syrian pipelines on Tuesday, two Iranian tankers were spotted off the coast of Syria.

Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
is Syria’s biggest supplier of oil and the Levantine country’s strongest ally in the Middle East. However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
since the Trump administration imposed sanctions on both Syria and Iran, the transportation of oil from the Persian Gulf to the eastern Mediterranean has proven very difficult.

Posted by: Fred || 06/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Boom! Goes the dynamite.
Posted by: Texhooey || 06/29/2019 11:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Difficult? Why? Crazies keep blowing up oil tankers?
Posted by: Bobby || 06/29/2019 12:30 Comments || Top||


Fighting in northwest Syria kill scores of fighters
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian government forces and snuffies fought fierce battles that left dozens dead in the country’s northwest on Friday as troops tried to regain control of two villages they lost earlier this month, state media and an opposition war monitor said.

Syrian state news agency SANA said the army carried out "intense rocket and artillery strikes" on murderous Moslem positions on the front line in the central province of Hama and nearby Idlib that is the last major rebel stronghold in Syria’s civil war, now In its ninth year.

SANA said the aim of the bombing is to destroy fortifications built by murderous Moslems, many of them members of the al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
, or HTS. It said the strikes were mostly near the villages of Jubayn and Tel Milh adding that they inflicted many casualties among the murderous Moslems.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said troops were trying to capture the villages of Jubayn and Tel Milh launching an offensive around dawn on Friday. The group said during Friday’s fighting alone, 51 troops and pro-government button men were killed as well as 45 murderous Moslems.

Syrian government forces launched an offensive against the rebel-held territory in late April, leading to the collapse of a cease-fire negotiated by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
and Russia last year.

The violence has forced an estimated 330,000 people to flee their homes since late April, moving toward the Ottoman Turkish border, according to the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
. Several health facilities were targeted in the violence.

More than 2,000 people including 532 civilians have been killed on both sides since the offensive began on April 30, according to the Observatory.

On Thursday, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said a Ottoman Turkish soldier was killed in an artillery strike by Syrian government forces in northwestern Idlib province.

The strike hit a Ottoman Turkish observation post. The attack marked the first Ottoman Turkish death in a Syrian government attack since it launched an offensive to retake Idlib two months ago.

The ministry said late on Thursday that three soldiers were maimed in the attack and have been evacuated from Syria. It said Ankara warned Turkey would respond with "heaviest punishment."

Ottoman Turkish troops man 12 observation posts in Idlib as part of a de-escalation agreement struck with Russia and Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
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