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Special Forces arrest Khalifa Daud, Haqqani network’s key member in Kabul
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Afghanistan
Prominent ISIS group members arrested in East of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces arrested two prominent group members of the 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement that the security forces arrested the two ISIS group members in Bati Kot district.

The statement further added that the security forces also confiscated two Ak-47 assault rifles, a pistol and some munitions.

Furthermore, the interior ministry said one of the detained members of the group has been identified as Abdul Rahman alias Talha.

The interior ministry said Rahman is originally a resident of Bati Kot district and was an expert in manufacturing improvised bombs and suicide kaboom vests.
Another Khaama Press article adds:
Afghan Local Police (ALP) soldiers are mostly fighting the Taliban and ISIS militants in northern and eastern parts of the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Special Forces arrest Khalifa Daud, Haqqani network’s key member in Kabul
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces arrested a key Haqqani terrorist network member during an operation in Kabul city.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement that the Special Forces of the Afghan National Police conducted the raid in the 9th district of Kabul.

The statement further added that the detained Haqqani network
...a branch of the Afghan Taliban, based in Pakistain. The network is a family business founded by the later Jalaluddin Haqqani...
member has been identified as Sardar Mohammad alias Khalifa Daud.

Furthermore, the interior ministry said Sardar was responsible for facilitating the supply of weapons, munitions and military kits to Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and other bully boys.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban and Haqqani network have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

#1  Haqqani? Kill him. Dead.
Posted by: Frank g || 08/16/2019 8:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Key member, eh? How many key members does that leave yet to be caught?
Posted by: jpal || 08/16/2019 11:38 Comments || Top||


Airstrikes kill 3 Taliban militants, destroy captured Humvee and communication node
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted a series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in Ghazni, Zabul and Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
provinces in the past 24 hours to suppress the anti-government armed murderous Moslems.

The military officials said Thursday that airstrikes killed 3 Talibs in Nawa district of Ghazni province.

The officials further added that the airstrikes also destroyed a small cache of weapons.

Furthermore, the officials said an airstrike in Shinka district of Zabul destroyed a Humvee armored personnel carrier which was captured by Taliban
...Arabic for students...
The security forces also conducted an airstrike in Hisarak district of Nangarhar which destroyed a communication node used for coordinating attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Key Taliban commanders among 15 killed in joint air, ground operations in Faryab
[KhaamaPress] The security forces have killed two key Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
commanders during a joint operation which they conducted in Faryab province.

The Special Operations Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces conducted a joint operation with the Air Forces in Aliabad Village of Gurziwan district in Faryab.

The statement further added that the security forces killed Esmatullah and Mahboobullah, two key commanders of Taliban during the operation.

Furthermore, the Special Operations Corps said the security forces also killed 13 other bully boyz and maimed 8 more during the same operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  So are all Taliban commanders "key"? In my mind, if you take out a key element, the system will at least partially collapse.
Posted by: gorb || 08/16/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#2  They have more key members than we have bullets - must breed like roaches.
Posted by: jpal || 08/16/2019 11:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Collective noun for key is 'bunch', so : "Bunch of Taliban Keys killed."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/16/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||


Quick Reaction Forces repulse Taliban attack in Helmand
[KhaamaPress] The Quick Reaction Forces of the Afghan National Police repulsed a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province killing or wounding at least 9 Talibs.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement that a group of Talibs were looking to launch attacks on security posts in Garamser district.

The statement further added that the Quick Reaction Forces of the Afghan National Police responded to the attack leaving least 6 bad boys.

Furthermore, the interior ministry said the security forces also maimed 3 Talibs during the clash.

The interior ministry also added that the Talibs left the dead body of one of their comrades in the area along with an Ak-47 assault rifle and its munitions.

According to interior, the security forces did not suffer casualties during the clash.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


16 Taliban militants killed, wounded; large weapons cache destroyed in Uruzgan
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained at least 16 Talibs during separate operations in Uruzgan province.

The military officials said Wednesday that the Special Force killed 6 Talibs during a patrol in Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan.

The officials further added that the Special Forces also arrested 3 Talibs during the same operation.

Furthermore, the Specials Forces arrested 7 Talibs during a separate raid in Tarin Kot district.

The officials also added that the Special Forces destroyed a large cache of weapons during the same raid.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Kabul: IED foiled, 3 friends-of-turbans tied up


Kabul Police foils IED explosion in West of Kabul city

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan police forces thwarted militants bid to detonate an improvised explosive device in Kabul city.

The Kabul Police Headquarters said in a statement that the police forces discovered and defused an improvised explosive device in Company area of the city. The statement further added that the police forces defused the bomb at around 8:15 pm local time on Tuesday.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented in this regard so far.

This comes as numerous incidents involving IED and magnetic bomb explosions have taken place in the West of Kabul city during the recent weeks. A magnetic bomb explosion recently killed the commercial director of the Afghan Telecom Company in West of Kabul.

Special Forces arrest 3 Taliban sympathizers in Kabul

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces arrested three Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
sympathizers during an operation in Kabul, the Kabul Police said.

According to a statement released by Kabul Police Headquarters, the Special Forces arrested the operation in Bagrami district of Kabul.

The statement further added that the detained suspects were cooperating with the Taliban group.

Furthermore, the Kabul Police said the Special Forces also confiscated an Ak-47 assault rifle, a shotgun and some munition during the operation.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Logar: Talib muitions cache kaboomed, Talib big turban toes up


Afghan Special Forces destroy large depot of Taliban munitions in Logar

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces destroyed a large depot of the munitions of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group during an operation in Pashtun-infested Logar province.

The Special Operations Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces discovered the depot in Charkh district.

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

The security situation in some districts of 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.

Special Forces kill Taliban’s chief of terror operations in Logar

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed the chief of terror operations of Taliban group during an operation in Logar province.

The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the Special Forces conducted the operation in Patkhab Village located in the provincial capital of Logar.

The statement further added that the Special Forces killed Mawlavi Qudratullah, the chief of terror operations of Taliban for Logar.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Defense said Mawlavi Qudratullah was mainly involved in terrorist related activities on Highway No.2 of Logar besides having major role in overall terrorist related activities across Logar.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the Special Forces also destroyed an Improvised Explosive Device making facility during the operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


16 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Logar and Ghazni operations: 203rd Thunder Corps
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed or maimed at least 16 Talibs during the operations in central Pashtun-infested Logar and south-eastern Ghazni provinces.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the Afghan Special Forces killed 11 Talibs during a raid in Charkh district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The statement further added that the Special Forces also destroyed two caches of the weapons of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
including 40 improvised bombs.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the Afghan Air Force conducted an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Marwardar area of Qarabagh district in Ghazni which killed 2 Talibs.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the airstrike maimed 3 Talibs adn destroyed 3 motorycles of the bully boys.

The Afghan forces also discovered and defused 7 improvised bombs during the operations in Qarabagh district of Ghazni province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban commanders among 7 killed in Logar, Wardak operations: Thunder Corps
[Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
] The security forces conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s and ground operations against Talibs in Wardak and Pashtun-infested Logar killing at least 7 holy warriors.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the security forces killed 6 Talibs in Nerkh district of Wardak province in the past 24 hours.

The statement further added that Mullah Daud alias Ustad and Mullah Saboor alias Zergai were among those killed.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the security forces killed a Taliban commander Mullah Naqib during an operation in Pul-e-Alam district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the Taliban commanders killed during the operations were involved in destructive activities in other parts of the country as well.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Airstrikes kill 15 Taliban militants, destroy caches of weapons in 4 provinces
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted a series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in Ghazni, Wardak, Faryab and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces killing at least 15 Talibs.

The military officials said Wednesday that an airstrike killed 2 Talibs in Nawa district of Ghazni. The airstrike also destroyed a small cache of weapons.

The officials further added that a similar airstrike killed 2 Talibs in Kajaki district of Helmand.

Furthermore, the officials said an airstrike destroyed a small weapons cache and killed a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
krazed killer in Chak-e Wardak district of Wardak province.

The officials also added that the security forces conducted airstrikes in Gurziwan district of Faryab which killed at least 10 Talibs.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Mitiga Airport shut down due to shelling
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Salvini: #Libya offered to take 356 migrants aboard charity ships in the Mediterranean
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  People traffickers dont benefit if they land in Libya
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/16/2019 5:33 Comments || Top||

#2  But Libyan slave traders might.
Posted by: jpal || 08/16/2019 12:04 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Asian, European seamen kidnapped off Cameroon
[PULSE.NG] Asian and Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an seamen were kidnapped Thursday aboard a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea off the southern Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
port of Douala, a senior Cameroonian navy source said.

"(They) were kidnapped this morning," said the source, who gave no details about the number or nationality of the kidnap victims.

"The kidnappers are probably Nigerian pirates," the source said. "Cameroonian forces have launched search operations."

An official at Douala port confirmed the kidnappings, and said the seamen had been taken after their ship came under attack.

"We don't know the number of kidnapped seamen for the time being," the official said.

The Gulf of Guinea, whose coastline stretches in a huge arc from Liberia to Gabon, is notorious for piracy as well as oil theft, illegal fishing and human and drugs trafficking.

According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) 62 seafarers were taken hostage or kidnapped in the area in the first half of 2019.

The Gulf of Guinea accounted for 73 percent of kidnappings and 92 percent of hostage-takings at sea worldwide, it says.
Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Pirates


India-Pakistan
3 Pakistan Army soldiers martyred in LoC firing by Indian forces
[DAWN] Three soldiers of the Pakistain Army were martyred in firing by Indian forces from across the Line of Control (LoC), Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday.

Two civilians were also killed and another injured in Battal sector of Poonch district due to shelling from across the restive LoC, officials said.

In a tweet from his official account, Maj Gen Ghafoor said that the Pakistain armed forces, in a counter-attack, had killed five Indian soldiers and injured several others while bunkers were also damaged.

"Intermittent exchange of fire continues," he wrote.
Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Terrified by ISIS resurgence, Daquq villagers appeal to Baghdad
[Rudaw] A group of Kurdish villagers from Daquq, southern Kirkuk headed to Baghdad last week to demand government action to protect them from the 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....
(ISIS) resurgence underway in their province. One week on and little has changed.

"We visited the interior minister and Iraqi president in Baghdad. We told them that if they do not find a solution for us we will abandon our villages. We also told them that people ‐ young and old ‐ are terrified," said Aziz Abu Khanjar, a resident of the Kakai village of Topzawa who was part of the delegation.

The delegation of villagers called on Baghdad to protect them or else allow them to protect themselves. Villagers who spoke to Rudaw say they have not yet given up hope of Iraqi officials delivering on their promises to help.

Iraqi President Barham Salih formed a committee to visit these villages and prepare a report for him, according to Dilan Ghafour, a Kurdish politician in Baghdad who accompanied the delegation. The findings of the committee are yet to be published.

There was no statement from Iraqi Presidency regarding the visit.

ISIS appears to be specifically targeting the Kakais, who have 15 villages in Daquq. The Kakais are a Kurdish ethno-religious group concentrated in Daquq, Khanaqin, and Nineveh. They protected themselves against an ISIS offensive in 2014 after Iraqi troops fled the area.

Saeed Hawaz is a resident of the Kakai village of Saeed Walla in Daquq. He says they abandon their villages during the night, fearing ISIS attack.

"We have livestock and farms here. We come to work on these in daylight but we cannot stay for the night because it is not secure," Hawaz said.

The group has attacked security forces in Daquq four times in two weeks, planting roadside kabooms and firing mortars at villages.

One Wednesday, ISIS grabbed credit for Monday’s killing of four Iraqi coppers in Daquq. Federal police have only confirmed the death of one, named as Yasir Mohammed.

Iraqi forces launched an operation against the group following the incident.
Iraqi News adds:
Kurdish Rudaw network said 50 families have fled the town of Daqouq, Kirkuk province, for fear of falling targets to the bad boy group as 15 people, including two coppers, have been recently killed in attacks by the holy warriors.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Driver shot dead after ramming car into civilians in West Bank
[Yahoo] JERUSALEM, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian driver they said had carried out a car-ramming attack on Friday that injured two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank, one of them critically.

Reuters journalists at the scene saw police rolling the body of the driver into a plastic sheet. Palestinian health authorities identified him as a Palestinian national.

An Israeli police spokesman said an officer who had been near the scene opened fire after the attacker rammed his car into people by the roadside near the Israeli settlement of Elazar, close to the Palestinian city of Bethlehem.

Israel's Magen David Adom ambulance service said one of the Israelis, 17, was unresponsive and "in severe condition with multisystem trauma" and that the other, 19, had sustained moderate injuries.

Dozens of Israeli troops and medics were at the scene. The alleged attacker's vehicle, which bore Israeli license plates which allow greater freedom of movement in both Israel and the West Bank, was overturned by the roadside. Police said the attacker had been driving along a road which weaves past Palestinian towns and Israeli settlements.
Posted by: BA || 08/16/2019 13:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No warning shot to the gonads first?
Posted by: jpal || 08/16/2019 20:46 Comments || Top||


Policeman wounded in Jerusalem stabbing attack
[Ynet] A 40-year-old policeman was stabbed by two Paleostinians in the Old City of Jerusalem Thursday evening.

One of the attackers was shot and killed by security forces, while the other was severely maimed and evacuated to a hospital.

All entries and exists to the Old City were closed following the attack.

A police statement said that the two Paleostinians were underage, and that one more person who was in the vicinity of the event was maimed in his leg and evacuated to a hospital.

The Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem said that the policeman was stabbed in his upper body and has been sent to further examinations and treatment.

"When we reached the scene, we saw a man who was fully conscious. He had stabbing wounds. We gave him emergency care that included stopping the bleeding and bandaging, and evacuated him to a hospital with light wounds," said Moshe Cordova, and MDA paramedic."
The Times of Israel adds:
Graphic video footage from the scene showed the two teenagers walk up from behind a group of coppers stationed in the Old City. As they approached, they suddenly pulled out knives and began repeatedly stabbing one of the cops. Other officers at the scene shot up the pair as they were stabbing the victim.

The stabbing attack occurred outside the Old City’s Chain Gate.
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Southeast Asia
Three killed, including toddler, in Abu Sayyaf attack
[SunStar] A Philippine soldier, a militiaman and a toddler were killed in an Abu Sayyaf attack while the Muslim community was observing Eid'l Adha on Monday. The soldier and militiaman were aboard a motorcycle when they were attacked at on Monday morning in the village of Kagay in Talipao, Sulu. They died instantaneously.

Two children, two-year-old Salma Abdukalim Sahisa and 11-year-old Darna Abdukalim Sahisa, were also injured in the incident. Salma passed away while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Jolo. Military spokesman John Encinas said the two children were playing by the roadside when the ambush occurred. They were hit by stray bullets.

Encinas said both the soldier and militiaman were unarmed.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria claims air defense defend against airstrike
[Jpost] Syria’s state media SANA reported on Thursday evening that Syrian air defense confronted targets that had infiltrated Syrian air space from the direction of Leb, heading for Masyaf.

As is usual with Syrian reports about air defense confronting air strikes, SANA claimed that they had downed a hostile missile and "destroyed it" in the skies over Masyaf in the countryside of Hama north of Damascus.

Syria says that the attack began just after 11pm. Other media and commentators picked up the Syrian report, particularly RT in Arabic and some Syria watchers. However there was limited information. Iran’s Press TV reported it also.

An explosion was reportedly heard and an image showed air defenses firing at an alleged missile. A Syrian social media account named Qalaat Al Mudiq blamed Israel.

The area of Masyaf was a target of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in April 2019, and July 2018 and September 2017. There are also S-300 sites near Masyaf, given to Syria by Russia in the fall of 2018. The area also allegedly has a chemical weapons facility and military bases as well as Iranian-backed groups.
Continuing with hypotheticals, The Times of Israel adds:
Israel is thought to have shifted to launching missiles from Lebanon into Syria to avoid Syrian air defenses in recent months.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 02:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syrian Army captures first town located northwest of Khan Sheikhoun
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance in southern Idlib on Thursday, seizing another town from the jihadist rebels near the key city of Khan Sheikhoun.

According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces captured the town of Madaya after a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
.

Following the capture of Madaya, the Syrian Army worked to secure the town, while clearing several mines and IEDs that were left behind by the jihadists.

As a result of this advance on Thursday, the Syrian Army has established their first presence at the northwestern flank of Khan Sheikhoun.

Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Turkish forces on the verge of being encircled in northern Hama
These things will keep on happening when all your best people are locked up, and your second and third best as well
[ALMASDARNEWS] The recent advances by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama and southern Idlib has left a large number of murderous Moslems and several Ottoman Turkish soldiers on the verge of being encircled in this region.

Over the last 48 hours, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to advance to the western outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun, while another military force makes the push towards the city’s eastern flank.

With several towns still under bully boy control south of Khan Sheikhoun, the Syrian Army is looking to isolate these areas from their main supply line and besiege the remaining fighters from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
and Jaish al-Izza.

While isolating these bully boys, the Syrian Army will also be cutting off the Ottoman Turkish military from their own supply line to their observation post in the northern Hama town of Morek.

It’s not clear what the Ottoman Turkish military’s plan of action is in Morek, but they may have to resort to either evacuating their forces via helicopter or working out a deal with their Russian partners to open a passage way for their troops.

Either way, the Syrian military has been looking for a way to force The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
to abandon their observation posts and this latest maneuver is successful, it might be deployed again in the near future.

Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  From the map this is a Turkish Observation Post at Morek where the highway north from Hama enters that salient. So, this looks more like a "line straightening" operation to move the front back from about 15 miles from Hama's center to about 23-ish miles. Hama is where the highways from the coast at Latakia meet the logistics route linking Aleppo to Damascus, by the way.
Posted by: magpie || 08/16/2019 18:10 Comments || Top||

#2  What are the Turks trying to achieve there, again?
Just grabbing territory?
Posted by: Lex || 08/16/2019 18:45 Comments || Top||

#3  What are the Turks trying to achieve there, again?

They claim to want that much land in which to resettle the millions of Syrian refugees they’ve been hosting since 2011, Lex. It is merely incidental that much of that is Kurdish territory...
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/16/2019 19:08 Comments || Top||

#4  That the new Republic of North Syria™ would be a puppet state run by the local Moslem Brotherhood ethnically cleansed empty of Assad's supporters and Kurds.... A coincidence, just a coincidence.
Posted by: magpie || 08/16/2019 19:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Arm the Kurds.
Posted by: Lex || 08/16/2019 19:53 Comments || Top||


Militants lose several fighters and equipment in southern Idlib town
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured the small town of Kafr Ayn in southern Idlib on Tuesday evening.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army was involved in a fierce battle with the turbans at Kafr Ayn; this would result in the loss of several fighters from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
and Jaish al-Izza.

Furthermore, the Syrian Army was able to destroy a turban tank and a couple technical vehicles before they took control of this small town located near the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun.
Posted by: Fred || 08/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Jihadists beat back Syrian Army attack at key hilltop in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) made another push to capture the key hilltop of Tal Tari in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate last night.

According to a military source near the front-lines in Idlib, the Syrian Army failed to advance at Tal Tari after several hours of fighting with the jihadist rebels of Rouse the Believers.

The source added that the Syrian Army suffered more than ten casualties during the battle for Tal Tari.

Since Sunday, the Syrian Army has attempted to capture Tal Tari from the jihadist rebels; however, Rouse the Believers have refused to yield any ground to the military.

For the Syrian Army, capturing Tal Tari is a high priority because of its proximity to the krazed killer stronghold of Ta’manah.

The Syrian Army needs to capture Ta’manah in order to advance to the eastern flank of Khan Sheikhoun.
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Syrian Army in action against jihadists in northeastern Latakia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new offensive last week to capture the key town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia.

Since launching this offensive, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to capture several points from the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
and the Turkestan Islamic Party.

The Syrian Army is now working to capture the last points under the control of the jihadist rebels south of Kabani.
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