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ISIS Returns: Sick terrorists take 700 hostage - Putin issues warning
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Afghanistan
ISIS shadow judge among a dozen militants killed in Nangarhar operations, ISIS-linked Pak family arrested
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A key leader of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) was among at at least a dozen murderous Moslems killed during the operations of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces 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 of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the Special Operations Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), conducted operations in Jamal Khel, Deewana Baba, Kandar, and Chenar Kali areas of Achin, leaving at least 12 murderous Moslems dead.

The statement further added that four hideouts of the terror group were also destroyed during the same operations.

According to the governor’s office, a key leader of the terror group who was operating as the shadow judge of ISIS-K, Waliullah Mansor who was also famous as Yasir, was among those killed.

Some heavy and light weapons belonging to the murderous Moslems of the terror group were destroyed, the statement said, adding that the security forces and the local residents have not suffered casualties during the operations.

A Pakistani family having links with ISIS arrested in Nangarhar

[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A Pak family having links with the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group has been tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
while three suicide kaboom vests have been confiscated in separate operations 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 of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani told news hounds Wednesday that a Pak man identified as Mohammad Afzal, who is originally a resident of Lahore city of Pakistain, was arrested with his wife and two children as they were trying to return to Pakistain.

Khogyani further added that the family was arrested in Bandar area of Achin district before they manage to use the Torkham gate to return to their country.

In the meantime, Khogyani said the Afghan intelligence operatives confiscated three suicide kaboom vests during a separate operation in Bati Kot district of Nangarhar.

He said the vests contained potent explosives of HME type that could inflict heavy casualties and massive damages in the event the vests were used by the Lions of Islam during the attacks.

Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ANP forces thwart rocket attack on Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Police (ANP) forces have thwarted a plot by the anti-government armed bully boyz to carry out rocket attack on Kabul city.

The Kabul Police Commandment in a statement said the ANP forces have discovered and defused two BM1 type rockets before the bully boyz manage to use them in an attack on city.

The statement further added that the rockets were discovered from Paghman district during an operation of the Afghan National Police forces.

According to Kabul Police Commandment, the rockets were prepared and ready to be launched on the city but the police forces managed to discover and defuse the rockets, thwarting bully boyz bid to target the city.

Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Top Afghan General Abdul Raziq killed in Kandahar attack
More on this story from yesterday.
[Aljazeera] The top security leadership of Afghanistan's Kandahar has been assassinated in a brazen gun attack claimed by the Taliban, leaving a power vacuum in the crucial province ahead of Saturday's elections.

General Abdul Raziq, one of Afghanistan's most powerful security officials, was killed along with Kandahar's intelligence chief, Abdul Mohmin, when a bodyguard opened fire after a meeting in the southern province, officials said.

Deputy provincial governor Agha Lala Dastageri said Kandahar Governor Zalmai Wesa also died of his wounds after being taken to a local hospital, although security officials in the capital maintained Wesa was wounded but survived.

Citing US military officials, TOLOnews reported that Wesa survived the attack after undergoing surgery, adding that he is in stable condition. General Scott Miller, the top US commander in Afghanistan who had been at the meeting with Raziq only moments earlier, was also uninjured in the attack.

In their claim of responsibility, the Taliban said they had targeted both Miller and Raziq, who had a fearsome reputation as a ruthless opponent of the armed group.

The killing of Raziq is a major blow to the Afghan government ahead of parliamentary elections on October 20, which the Taliban have vowed to disrupt. Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from Kabul, said two US official were also wounded in the attack.

"There was a meeting between the US top commander in Afghanistan Scot Miller and top government representatives in Kandahar. After that meeting, there was gunfire inside the governor’s compound.

"In that gunfire, the intelligence chief, and the top police commander were killed. Two Americans were injured," Ahelbarra reported.
He should have never left Kandahar and Spin Boldak. If they can get Raziq, they can get anyone.
Al Arabiya adds:
Security forces swarmed the city after the attack at the provincial governor’s office where the senior Afghan and foreign officials had gathered, witnesses told AFP.

The Taliban said General Abdul Raziq, the powerful police chief of Kandahar province with a fierce reputation for brutality, was the target of the shooting.

Raziq was killed and six of his bodyguards maimed, a provincial security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

"The shooting happened as they were leaving the meeting," the official said, adding two members of Afghanistan’s spy agency also were maimed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


#2  Raziq was no certainly no choir boy. His father had been murdered by the Taliban in Kandahar Province so he had plenty skin in the game, or hatred for the Taliban as it were. He was particularly brutal during his tenure as the Afghan Border Patrol (ABP) Chief.

He had an excellent network of paid informants in the Provence. Getting detained by the ABP anywhere around Spin was a sure fire ticket to Khashoggiland.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2018 8:02 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Two Ugandan Soldiers Killed In Al-Shabaab Attack In Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least two Ugandan soldiers working under the umbrella of African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Mission In Somalia (AMISOM) were killed in an ambush by al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
fighters in Lower Shabelle, Ugandan military said on Wednesday.

AMISOM convoy travelling in Marka town has come under attack which prompted festivities between the forces and the assailants.

Lt.-Col. Deo Akiiki, Uganda’s deputy military spokesperson said his country lost two soldiers in an al-Shabaab attack on AMISOM convoy.

"I can confirm there was an ambush on our troops, who were on patrol in Marka and we lost two soldiers. We also have some injuries," Akiiki said.

The official did not disclose the number of the injures Ugandan soldiers sustained during the attack saying AU is still assessing the matter.

"We are waiting for the details, names of deceased soldiers and injured from AMISOM so that we inform their next of kin and family," he stated.
Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
Yemeni army, Arab Coalition block Houthi attempt to open Sanaa, Hodeidah route
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Yemeni army, with support from the Arab Coalition supporting legitimacy, blocked an attempt by the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias to open routes between Hodeidah and Sanaa.

The sources added that Houthi militias had sent reinforcements to attack army posts but suffered severe losses, and failed to infiltrate the road to Hodeidah from Sanaa from the Kilo 10 area.

The army’s media center said that 70 Houthis were killed during violent battles where the Arab Coalitions’ vigorous air raids caused severe losses on the militias’ fronts in Hodeidah.

Sources said that the air raids targeted Houthi gatherings and bases killing dozens, and destroying an armed vehicle.

In a related development, the Yemeni army backed by the Arab coalition liberated areas after intense fighting with the Houthis in west Taiz.

A military source reported that the Houthi militias’ members tried to attack a post for the Yemeni army in Taiz, leading to the killing of eight members of the coup militias, while 15 others were maimed.
Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Failed logistics lose wars
Posted by: Frank G || 10/19/2018 9:49 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS Returns: Sick terrorists take 700 hostage - Putin issues warning
[Express] ISIS has taken 700 people hostage in an area in Syria controlled by US-backed forces, Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed.

The Russian leader said the depraved terrorists had expanded its control in territory controlled by US and US-backed forces.

ISIS issued Russia with an ultimatum and vowed to execute ten people every day.

Speaking in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Putin said the hostages included several US and European nationals.

Putin told the Valdai discussion forum in Sochi: "They have issued ultimatums, specific demands and warned that if these ultimatums are not met they will execute 10 people every day.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/19/2018 01:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  this is either a misreport or someone is making stuff up

ISIS is not advancing; they do have some hostages from earlier times and, among ISIS are some US and Euro nationals who decided to fight for ISIS but are now perhaps under arrest by ISIS
Posted by: lord garth || 10/19/2018 2:01 Comments || Top||

#2  First time I've seen any of #2's comments before they get flushed. Seems like a bot for sure to me...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/19/2018 7:10 Comments || Top||

#3  This a weird story. All sources for this attack on the El Bahra refugee camp lead back to Russian sources.

Russian posturing before an attack across the Euphrates?
Posted by: Shimp Unomolet9133 || 10/19/2018 9:59 Comments || Top||


ISIS launches big counter-attack in eastern Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] The so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) launched a counter-attack in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, today, targeting the areas controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Daesh reportedly began their counter-assault on Thursday morning by storming the Syrian Democratic Forces’ positions in the Badiya Al-Sha’afah area of southeastern Deir Ezzor.

According to pro-opposition activists via social media, the Daesh attack killed at least seven members of the Syrian Democratic Forces, while another two were captured in the process.

The Islamic State was also able to seize several points from the Syrian Democratic Forces after a series of intense battles in the Badiya Al-Sha’afah area.

Since its capture by the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Badiya Al-Sha’afah area has been the scene of some of the most intense clashes inside Syria.

The Islamic State has used the rugged terrain around this area to carry out hit-and-run attacks against the SDF troops, causing a number of casualties in their ranks.

Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


ISIS ruthlessly executes 5 civilians in east Syria for charges of ‘espionage’
[ALMASDARNEWS] The so-called "Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
" (ISIS) continued their reign of terror against the people of east Syria this week, as their turbans executed more civilians from the Deir Ezzor province.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Islamic State executed five civilians from the town of al-Sha’afah on charges of ’espionage’.

The Islamic State turbans accused the civilians of working with the U.S. Coalition and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

No further details were released by SOHR or any local activists.

Recently, the Islamic State has carried out several executions in response to a series of battlefield losses they suffered at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces and Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

With their ’caliphate’ fragmented in southern and eastern Syria, the Islamic State has begun executing hostages in an effort to force the SDF and SAA to halt their operations against them.

Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian Army keeps climbing southern Syria’s steep cliffs amid heavy resistance from ISIS
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their large-scale offensive in the al-Safa region of al-Sweida, today, after a 24 hour hiatus to fend off an Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS).

Led by their elite 4th Armored Division and 5th Corps, the Syrian Arab Army began their push up the steep cliffs of the al-Safa region this morning, striking several sites controlled by the Islamic State terrorists.

Not long after launching their large-scale assault, the Syrian Arab Army found themselves involved in a fierce battle with the Islamic State murderous Moslems at one of several rocky cliffs in the al-Safa region.

According to a military source in the placid provincial capital of Sweida, the Syrian Arab Army managed to advance up one of the highest peak in the al-Safa region, leaving them only a short distance from imposing fire control over much of the area.

The military source said that the Syrian Arab Army did suffer over ten casualties trying to make this advance; they would also inflict heavy losses in the Islamic State’s ranks.

The Syrian Arab Army is now working to secure several hilltops in the al-Safa region, as they look to eliminate the last remnants of the Islamic State in southern Syria.

Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syrian Army, jihadists trade blows near provincial capital
[ALMASDARNEWS] The situation in Aleppo is incredibly tense at the moment, as both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and jihadist rebels trade blows around the bustling provincial capital.

The hostilities began this evening when the jihadist rebels in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo launched a plethora of missiles towards the historical city.

According to a military source in Aleppo city, the jihadist rebels inside the Rashiddeen 4 and 5 areas fired a dozen missiles into the New Aleppo District, causing several kabooms around the residential neighborhoods.

Shortly after the jihadist attack, the Syrian Arab Army responded with their own missile barrage, hitting a number of targets inside the Rashiddeen area.

The two would then trade blows at the same time, with the jihadist rebels taking the brunt of the missile exchange.

Posted by: Fred || 10/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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  ISIS Returns: Sick terrorists take 700 hostage - Putin issues warning
Thu 2018-10-18
  Afghan guards open fire at Afghan-NATO meeting in Kandahar, injuring 2 Americans - reports
Wed 2018-10-17
  Mastermind behind Ahvaz terrorist attack killed in Iraq’s Diyala, IRGC says
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  Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Khashoggi disappearance
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  Jihadist rebels reinforce front-lines near Idlib buffer zone, no withdrawal
Sun 2018-10-14
  4 ISIS militants blown up by own explosives in Kunar province
Sat 2018-10-13
  Indian troops kill key Kashmiri fighter in Handwara siege
Fri 2018-10-12
  Easing frayed ties, Turkish court allows US pastor to go free
Thu 2018-10-11
  Afghan officials get 20 years for handing secrets to Pakistan
Wed 2018-10-10
  Turkey to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi
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  Nikki Haley Resigns As US Ambassador To The UN
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  IDF fires at Gazans launching incendiary balloons at Israel
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