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Over 2,000 militants fled to Turkey from Idlib: Al-Watan
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Afghanistan
Special Forces kill, detain 15 militants; destroy multiple weapons caches of Taliban
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained 15 Talibs during their latest operations in the past 24 hours.

The military officials said Thursday that the Special Forces killed 2 Talibs, detained 2 others and destroyed a small cache of weapons in Chimtal district of Balkh.

The officials further added that the Special Forces killed 2 Talibs and arrested 4 others during a raid in Pul-e Khumri city of Baghlan province.

Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed a cache of weapons belonging to Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in Uruzgan province.

The Special Forces also detained 5 Talibs during a raid in Mohammad Agha district of Pashtun-infested Logar province, the officials added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Airstrikes kill 12 Taliban and ISIS-K militants, destroy multiple caches of weapons
[KhaamaPress] The security forces carried out a series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s against Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
Khurasan turbans in five provinces killing at least 12 bully boys.

The military officials said Thursday that an airstrike killed 5 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons in Almar district of Faryab.

The officials further added that the security forces conducted similar airstrikes in Sholgarah and Chimtal districts of Balkh which killed a Taliban bully boy and destroyed a small cache of weapons.

Furthermore, the security forces killed a Taliban bully boy by conducting an airstrike in Giro district of Ghazni.

The security forces conducted a similar air raid in Shah Joy district of Zabul which killed 1 Taliban bully boy.

The officials also added that an airstrike in Khugyani district of 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..
killed 4 turbans of ISIS Khurasan terror group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [229 views] Top|| File under:


10 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Ghazni airstrikes and ground operations
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed or maimed at least 10 Talibs during the operations in South-eastern Ghazni province.

The Ghazni Governor’s Office said in a statement that the security forces conducted the operations in Khwaja Omari district earlier today.

The statement further added that the Air Forces also carried out Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s during the operations which killed 8 Talibs.

Furthermore, the Governor’s Office said the security forces also maimed 2 Talibs during the operations.

The statement also added that the security conducted the operations to ensure security amid National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib’s trip to the province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Bomb goes off among Taliban mine planters in Laghman province
(KhaamaPress] An improvised bomb went off among Talibs in eastern Laghman
...Afghan province with a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men...
province of Afghanistan which critically maimed a number of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
mine planters.

The 201st Silab Corps said in a statement that a group of Taliban mine planters were transporting an improvised bomb to plant it on Alingar highway.

The statement further added that the bomb went off prematurely before the Taliban mine planters manage to reach to the intended area.

Furthermore, the 201st Silab Corps said the earth-shattering kaboom critically maimed 3 Taliban mine planters.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  "Oho ho ho... Allah himself will come to shake our hands after this one !"

"Have you added the extra powder ? And the new tin plate ? "

"Yehhehess... this lever touches the plate onc.."

"Noo... ACK !"

KER-FUCKIN'-BLAM !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/13/2019 8:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Never question the will of Allah. If a boomer goes boom prematurely it's assumed to be part of Allah's master plan.
Posted by: jpal || 09/13/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#3  And their families get full survivor benefits of course.
Posted by: jpal || 09/13/2019 11:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Where was the safety guy? Maybe someone needs to call OSHA on them.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/13/2019 14:43 Comments || Top||


Kabul: Talib car kaboomwallah kills 4 Afghan SF, 4 really bad ISIS turbans tied up


Suicide attack close to Special Forces compound in Kabul city

[KhaamaPress] An explosion went off close to a compound of the Afghan Special Forces in Kabul, the security officials confirmed.

Nusrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior confirmed that the explosion took place in Reshkhor area of Kabul.

Rahimi further added it is yet clear what caused the explosion.

Meanwhile, another security source said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to the entrance gate of the Special Forces compound.

The source further added that the explosion killed four people and wounded 3 others.

The Ministry of Defense in a statement confirmed that the attack martyred 4 soldiers of the Special Operations Corps and wounded 3 others.

The Taliban group claimed responsibility for the attack.

MoD reacts to suicide car bomb attack close to Special Operations Corps in Kabul

[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Defense confirmed that a suicide bomber detonated a Mercedes vehicle packed with explosives close to the compound of Special Operations Corps in Reshkhor area of Kabul.

According to a statement released by Ministry of Defense, the attack claimed the lives of 4 soldiers of the Special Operations Corps and wounded.

In its reaction to the attack, the Ministry of Defense said the terrorist groups have resorted to terrorist attacks in the cities and in civilian areas after suffering heavy losses in the battlefield and losing vast areas which were under their control.

The statement further added that such attacks demonstrate that the terrorists are under unprecedented pressure in the battlefields.
Al Ahram adds:
The bomber blew up an explosives-laden minibus at the entrance to the camp in Chahar Asyab district, killing the four special forces members and wounding another three, the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, which he said killed more than 200 commandos. The insurgents routinely issue exaggerated casualty claims.

Mujahid said the bomber had been infiltrated into the base well before the attack.

Afghan forces arrest 3 ‘most dangerous’ members of ISIS terror group in Kabul city

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces busted one of the most dangerous networks of ISIS terrorist group in Kabul city.

The National Directorate of Security said in a statement that the security forces arrested three most dangerous members of the terror group who were involved in 29 attacks in Kabul city.

The statement further added that the detained individuals, Ajmal, Nasir and Jafar planned and executed 29 attacks in Kabul city the cooperation of another individual Abdul Wahid.

Furthermore, the National Directorate of Security said the security forces also arrested another member of the group Sabir Khan who had established a shop in Bush market to facilitate supply of military kits for the suicide bombers who were conducting attacks in the city.

Sabir Khan was also involved in recruitment of militants for the terror group and transportation of the militants and suicide bombers between Kabul and Nangarhar provinces.
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U.S. airstrikes inflict heavy casualties on Taliban militants in Paktiya province
[KhaamaPress] The U.S. forces conducted a series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in Paktiya province which inflicted heavy casualties on Talibs.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement that the U.S. forces conducted the airstrikes in Sargul and Mastangi areas of Zazai Aryoub district.

The statement further added that the airstrikes killed at least 14 Talibs and maimed 8 others.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the airstrikes also killed Gul Nazar, Qari Jamal alias Fedayee and Najeeb, the three local commanders of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in Paktiya.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the U.S. forces conducted separate airstrikes in Aab Band district of Ghazni province killed 3 Talibs and maimed 5 others.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [334 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Surely this will do it! Victory is right around the corner!
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/13/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Victory or not when Taliban are dying the planet is a better place.
Posted by: jpal || 09/13/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#3  They just replace their losses. It isn't hard. Plenty more where they came from.

14 Taliban died, and every one of them now has a dozen mourning family members. How hard is it, you think, to recruit more militants from their ranks? Easy-peasy. Just tell 'em we'll let you kill the ones who killed your relative.

17 years of this and we still haven't learned?
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/13/2019 16:53 Comments || Top||

#4  As far as I can tell, Herb, most of the Talib cannon fodder come straight from the madrassahs in Pakistan, with no idea of who they are fighting against or why. And their parents, who sent their sons for a free education (with a meal plan!) to be followed by a secure career as an imam somewhere, only discover what happened to their lads when they get a letter reporting the death.

And really, most of the time they are shooting in the general direction of locals in need of conquering or at Afghan police or military, not against foreign soldiers.

But yes, plenty more where they came from, so long as the Pashtun lower-middle and upper-poor classes are ambitious for their excess sons to improve themselves and be fed on someone else’s dime. But the alternative is to allow the establishment of a local version of an ISIS caliphate over much of the country, and permanent war against it in the rest.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/13/2019 17:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Have you every met someone who lost someone on 9/11. I have. A group of 30 of us in a Dale Carnegie class were asked to talk about something that had an impact on our life. A guy stood up and cried through his entire presentation in anguish at the loss of a close friend a few months before in the towers. He was Muslim middle eastern young man.

You don't a skin or sh!t in nothing 'H_MCoy'_boy so when it comes to your rambling ... STFU, Loser.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 09/13/2019 18:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Sometimes the taliban commanders will ask for young men from the tribal areas. In a manpower crunch, when they need heavy lifting or labour. They are bullied and forced to work for them loading, unloading stuff, running errands etc.

At other times, they are known to abduct wives or children and force the men to be the front line for some raid or against the Alliance forces.

A lot of the fodder that burns is expendable to them, without losing their own core force. A lot of this war is a sickly grey. We may learn in time that the real core of the taliban was only a few hundred men and the thousands they sent were trapped in the necessities of their condition. But it's still all on the mullahs of course.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/13/2019 18:09 Comments || Top||

#7  If any muslims want to live in peace, they should denounce islam and adopt any damn religion I don't care. As long as there is islam in the world, no one can rest easy.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/13/2019 18:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Yes, that is the exact strong motivation that recruits thousands of Jihadis to fight us. Thanks for illustrating my point, Phaick Uneretle6310, I couldn't have done it better myself.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/13/2019 20:05 Comments || Top||

#9  your propaganda is bullshit Herb. You're an Eeyore that says we'll never win or succeed and so we should just cower and retreat. I detest your cut-n-paste macros in lieu of reasoned discourse. I am not the one who's spamcopped you, but I won't hesitate when you denigrate other's motives here. Get your own Eeyore website, perhaps with Allahpundit from HotAir?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/13/2019 20:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Herby has no solutions. None. Nothing. Nada.

Herby sits on his fat ass and just bitchess.

Herby is a loser with a big L written across the forehead.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 09/13/2019 20:39 Comments || Top||


Faryab: local Talib big turban toes up, 2 more airstruck


Taliban commander Qari Asif alias Abbas killed in Faryab clash

[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed a Taliban commander during a clash in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Wednesday.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military said in a statement that the security forces killed Qari Asif alias Abbas, one of the local commanders of Taliban in Faryab.

The statement further added that the security forces killed Qari Asif during a clash in Khwaja Sabz Posh district of Faryab.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the security forces also killed one of the comrades of Qari Asif and wounded 5 others during the clash.

Airstrike kills two senior Taliban leaders in Faryab province

[KhaamaPress] An airstrike killed two senior Taliban leaders in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the security forces conducted the airstrike in Almar district of Faryab on Wednesday.

The statement further added that the airstrike killed Damla Sarwar, the shadow district chief of Taliban for Almar.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the airstrike also killed Mullah Qutbuddin, the Red Unit commander of the group in Faryab.

The airstrike also killed 3 other Taliban militants and destroyed a vehicle, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.
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Arabia
Ansarallah forces capture several sites along Saudi-Yemeni border after launching big offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ansarallah forces managed to score a big advance along the Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
i-Saudi border this week after launching a big offensive against the Yemeni pro-government forces in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
’s Jizan region.

Backed by heavy artillery, the Ansarallah forces began the offensive in the Jahfan area of the Jizan region; this would later result in a big advance for the Yemeni group.

Following the capture of several sites in the Jahfan area, the Ansarallah forces seized several weapons and proceeded to withdraw from these sites before the Saudi Coalition began to bomb the area.

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India-Pakistan
Wana hospital official kidnapped
[DAWN] The in-charge of Wana TB hospital was kidnapped by masked button men on Wednesday from Wana, the headquarters of South Wazoo tribal district.

The local administration confirmed the incident and said that Dr Noor Khanan Wazir was kidnapped by the button men travelling in a non-custom-paid vehicle.

A bigwig said that security forces cordoned off the area soon after the incident and started a search operation. However,
there's more than one way to skin a cat...
nobody was arrested till the filing of this report.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa chief minister’s adviser on merged district Ajmal Khan Wazir said that the provincial government had directed the deputy commissioner and district police officer of South Waziristan to take immediate steps for safe and speedy recovery of the kidnapped doctor.

Dr Noor Khanan hails from the Ahmadzai Wazir clan. He is the brother of Dr Maulana Taj Mohammad Wazir and son of former MNA Maulana Noor Mohammad.

Maulana Noor was killed in a suicide kaboom on a mosque in Wana in 2010 when he was giving Koran lessons to his students. At least 35 other people were also killed in the bombing.

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Pakistan Army soldier martyred in cross-LoC firing by Indian troops: ISPR
[DAWN] A Pakistain Army soldier was martyred after Indian troops resorted to "unprovoked" firing from across the Line of Control in Hajipir sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.

The soldier was identified by the military's media wing as Sepoy Ghulam Rasool, who hailed from Bahawalnagar.

According to media reports, Indian troops had targeted the same sector with intermittent shelling on Monday. However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
no losses had been reported at the time.

Earlier on Saturday, the Foreign Office (FO) had summoned Indian Charge d` Affairs Gaurav Ahluwalia to lodge a protest against "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by the Indian army.

According to a statement issued by the FO, Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal had urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement. He said that the Indian side should permit UNMOGIP to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions.

The statement had said that in the last ceasefire violations on September 6 in Khuiratta sector of the LoC, the Indian forces had deliberately targeted innocent civilian participants of peaceful rallies organised to show solidarity with the people of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Four civilians had sustained serious injuries in that incident.

The incidents of firing along the LoC come as tensions remain high between India and Pakistain over the former's move to revoke occupied Kashmir's special autonomy.
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Iraq
Hashd Shabi shoots down unidentified drone in eastern Iraq
Real ones, or as imaginary as Iran’s American spy squirrels?
[ALMASDARNEWS] Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) ‐ commonly known as Hashd Shabi ‐ said it has shot down an unidentified drone in eastern Iraq, nearly three weeks after the group came under aerial bombardment by Israeli fighter jets.

"The tactical group of Hashd Shaabi’s 26th brigade deployed in the operational center in Diyala in the district of Kanaan managed to shoot down a drone, which was attempting to attack the Iraqi army," the statement published by PMF read.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted at his country’s involvement in the aerial attacks on ammunition depots in Iraq belonging to the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) composed of mostly Shia Moslem groups.

An unnamed senior US officials were quoted by the New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

as saying that Israel conducted "several strikes in recent days" in Iraq, including the July 19 attack north of Baghdad which targeted a base allegedly used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps "to transfer weapons to Syria"

In response, the Hashd announced it is now forming its own ’Air Force’ in order to respond to hostile air strikes.

Established in 2014 with the aim to fight 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....
in Iraq and Syria (ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
,ISIS, IS), the Hashd al-Shaabi was formally incorporated into the Iraqi army in 2017.

Posted by: Fred || 09/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Sri Lanka
ISIS carries out new attack in northern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
/ISIS/IS/ISIS) resumed their attacks against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the al-Raqqa Governorate this week.

According to local reports, an Islamic State sleeper cell in the al-Tabaqa area attacked a group of SDF fights, killing and wounding at least ten fighters.

The reports said the attack occurred at an SDF checkpoint south of Tabaqa city; it did not specify if there were any Islamic State casualties.

Both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Syrian Democratic Forces have faced the brunt of the Islamic State’s attacks since they lost almost all of their territory inside Syria.

While the SDF controls most of the al-Raqqa Governorate (Syrian Army controls some areas), the Islamic State sleeper cells have managed to remain active by carrying out sporadic attacks that often cause several casualties.

Posted by: Fred || 09/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US-Turkey overflights continue in northern Syria as Erdogan threatens to act unilaterally
[Rudaw] US and Ottoman Turkish helicopters performed their fourth joint air patrol over the East of Euphrates in northern Syria on Thursday as part of first phase plans to establish a safe zone in the region, days after Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
threatened to conduct independent operations in the area.

Both the Ottoman Turkish defense ministry and US Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Command released images of the overflight. According to Ankara, "two Ottoman Turkish and two US helicopters" took part in the patrol.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) detailed US participation in "several US-The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
reconnaissance overflights" in a Wednesday blurb, as well as a joint ground patrol by the two country's forces on Sunday.

"[O]ur joint ground patrol demonstrates our continued commitment to address Turkey's legitimate security concerns, while also allowing the Coalition and our SDF partners to remain focused on achieving the enduring defeat of ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
(ISIS)," a CENTCOM spokesperson for the International Coalition against 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) said in the release.

The first joint overflight was conducted on August 25.

Both countries’ military officials agreed on August 7 to establish a safe zone in northern Syria to deescalate tensions between the US-backed People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Turkey.

The SDF removed some of its fortifications from the border area in late August as a sign of "commitment" to the agreement.

"You can see the progress: the SDF voluntarily razed fortifications," according to the CENTCOM release.

The safe zone’s joint operations centre is based in Sanliurfa province, on the Ottoman Turkish border with Syria. A US military delegation visited the centre on Wednesday.

Erdogan has, however, expressed doubts about US levels of commitment to the safe zone plan, vowing to undertake operations independently if the safe zone is not established quickly enough.

"If the de facto formation of a safe zone east of the Euphrates with Ottoman Turkish soldiers is not initiated by the end of September, Turkey has no choice but to set out on its own," Erdogan warned during a mass opening ceremony in Malatya, eastern Turkey.

"We expect from the US to stand with us in our efforts on fighting terrorism and on establishing safe zones for migrants colonists," President Erdogan said on Tuesday at a reception held as part of the US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ visit to Turkey.
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New reports of Russian airstrikes over strategic mountain region in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force allegedly launched Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s over the al-Zawiyah Mountain region in the Idlib Governorate this evening, opposition activists reported over social media.

According to the reports, the Russian Air Force targeted the towns of Deir Sinbol, Baynin, and Shinan in the al-Zawiyah Mountain region.

Despite these claims, it is still not clear whether or not it was the Russian Air Force or their partners from the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF).

Due to the time these strikes were reported, al-Masdar is unable to confirm whether or not it was the Russians or Syrians.

The al-Zawiyah Mountain region, which is where the strikes were reported, is an imperative area that is home to several important towns like Ariha and Ma’arat al-Nu’man.

While the Russian Air Force did attack three different sites over the last two days in Idlib, these strikes have been primarily concentrated on the western part of the governorate.

In particular, the Russian Air Force has concentrated their strikes on the Jisr al-Shughour District, which is where a large number of foreign jihadists are currently based.

Posted by: Fred || 09/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/13/2019 2:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Look up " Girls Und Panzers" Anime for English version.
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 09/13/2019 17:27 Comments || Top||


Militants open fire in Rukban Camp after refugees demand seized UN-provided food
[ALMASDARNEWS] According to Maj. Gen. Alexey Bakin, citing the refugees, a significant amount of cargo earlier delivered by the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
and the Syrian Arab Red Islamic Thingy to Rukban has been seized by bandidos bandidos murderous Moslems and moved to a base of the Kuwat Shahid Ahmad al-Abdo turban group, located to the north of the camp.

"On 11 September, bandidos bandidos murderous Moslems opened fire with small arms at a market in Rukban to disperse civilians demanding food," Bakin said at a briefing.

The Rukban camp houses some 25,000 people in conditions described by the World Health Organization as "deplorable" ‐ lacking food, access to medical care and basic amenities.

The camp is located in the US-controlled zone around its unauthorized military base at At-Tanf, making it hard for humanitarian workers to access the area.

Back in August, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy said that over 17,000 civilians had already left the camp with the assistance of Moscow and Damascus.

The Syrian government and the Russian reconciliation centre have been assisting those wishing to leave the camp. The Russian and Syrian governments have repeatedly tried to draw the world’s attention to the appalling conditions in which refugees live in the camp and to the United States’ reluctance to let them leave the facility.

The US State Department has said the United States does not prevent anyone from leaving the Rukban camp.

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Over 2,000 militants fled to Turkey from Idlib: Al-Watan
[ALMASDARNEWS] Over 2,000 murderous Moslems from various factions, including 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...
, have fled the Idlib and Hama governorates for The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
, the Syria-based publication al-Watan reported on Thursday.

"Since the start of the anti-terrorist offensive of the Syrian Arab Army in Idlib on May 6th, local smugglers and Ottoman Turkish border guards have facilitated the illegal entry into Turkey of more than two thousand terrorists," the publication claimed, citing activists at the border town of Khirbat al-Joz in western Idlib.

The Syrian publication said most of the murderous Moslems are members of holy warrior factions like Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, which is believed to be in control of most of the Idlib Governorate.

"The final destination of these Lions of Islam are the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an countries that they will reach through Greece," they added.

Al-Watan added that "several groups of these Lions of Islam have already arrived in Greece, which highlights the seriousness of the threats recently launched by Ottoman Turkish President Recep Tayyeb Erdogan to open the doors to Europe to refugees, as happened in 2015."

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#1  Maybe the Russians should start bombing Turkey.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/13/2019 15:33 Comments || Top||

#2  And vice versa. Oh wait Turkey doesn't have any F35's.
Posted by: jpal || 09/13/2019 18:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Hint to Yippy: They're closet Gulenists
Posted by: Frank G || 09/13/2019 20:26 Comments || Top||


Syrian Air Force launches several strikes across Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out several strikes over the Idlib Governorate Thursday, targeting a number of areas controlled by the jihadists 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.

According to reports from northern Syria, the Syrian Air Force mostly targeted areas in western and southern Idlib; this includes Kafr Nabl, Dar al-Kabeera, Sheikh Mustafa, Jabala, Hazarin, Kafr Roma, and Ma’arat al-Harmah.

The Syrian Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s came just a few hours after the Russian Air Force targeted the positions of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham in the town of al-Shughour in the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate.

With the ceasefire’s alleged conclusion, both the Syrian and Russian air forces have resumed their strikes over the Idlib and Latakia governorates, hitting a number of sites belonging to the jihadist rebels.

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Turkey sends large military convoy to reinforce Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] A convoy with military and construction equipment crossed the Syrian border on Thursday morning and headed to the observation posts in Idlib, the Anadolu news agency reported.

The fighting has escalated in Idlib over the past several weeks, as the Syrian army has launched an offensive to clear the area from remaining terrorist threat and closed in on the strategic city of Khan Sheikhoun. On 31 August, a new ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey entered into force in the area. The same day, US forces attacked what they said were positions of leaders of al-Qaeda* in northern Idlib. According to Moscow, the strikes resulted in an unspecified number of casualties and damage to surrounding structures.

Prior to that, a long-discussed truce entered into force in early August in Idlib as the result of a deal made with the help of Turkey and Russia in Sochi last September. The Syrian military said it would resume its military operation in northwestern Syria if Ankara failed to implement its obligations under the agreement.

In October 2017, Turkey started setting up observation posts for monitoring ceasefire violations in the Idlib de-escalation zone in line with the agreements between the Syrian ceasefire guarantor states.

Overall, there are 12 such posts in Idlib. In late June, one of these posts was attacked from the territory controlled by the Syrian government. As a result of the attack, a Turkish soldier was killed and three more injured.

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