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Al-Shabaab Claims Blast That Killed 30 Ethiopian Soldiers In Central Somalia
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Afghanistan
Taliban’s shadow district chief for Pacher Agam killed in NDS raid
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The district chief of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group for Pacher Agam 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..
and his comrades were killed during an operation of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) forces.

The provincial government media office in a statement said at least twelve people including the shadow district chief of the group for Pacher Agam were killed during the raid on Sunday night in Khogyani district.

The statement further added that the raid was conducted based on a tip off in Pati Khargi area of the district where a clash broke out after the NDS force were ambushed, resulting into the killing of 12 holy warriors, including Taliban’s shadow district chief Mawla Mahmood who was also famous as Iftikhar.

Some other key commanders of the group identified as Khanjar, Kamran, Laghman
...It has 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.

i, Haqyar also famous as Kochi, Sajid, Ghashi, and Syed Wali were among those killed, the statement added.

The NDS forces also confiscated two PKM machine guns, two rockets, five Ak-47s, some hand grenades and munitions, the provincial government said, adding that the local residents and security personnel have not sustained casualties during the operation.

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Militants suffer heavy casualties in separate airstrikes of Afghan, U.S. forces
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eight bandidos bully boyz were killed or maimed during the Arclight airstrikes conducted by the Afghan forces in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the latest airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Dasht Archi district.

The statement further added that the hideouts of the anti-government armed bandidos bully boyz were targeted in Bandar area of the district.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, at least five bandidos bully boyz were killed and three others were critically maimed during the same airstrikes.

Two hides of the bandidos bully boyz were also destroyed during the airstrikes, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

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3 ISIS Khurasan members killed in Haska Mina district of Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least three members 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) were killed in an Arclight airstrike in Haska Mina 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..
province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said Sunday that the airstrike was carried out by the U.S. forces using unmanned aerial vehicles, drones.

The statement further added that the ISIS Khurasan group members were targeted in Shinkai and Sheikh Qala areas of the district.

A number of light and heavy weapons belonging to the terror group were also destroyed during the airstrike, the provincial government added in its statement.

The Afghan forces also discovered and defused two improvised bombs planted by the gunnies in Behsud and Kuz Kunar districts, according to the local officials.

Posted by: Fred || 10/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab Claims Blast That Killed 30 Ethiopian Soldiers In Central Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
said at least 30 Æthiopian soldiers have been killed and scores injured after a powerful improvised bomb (IED) targeted a military vehicle in central Somalia.

The vehicle was in a convoy was traveling along Elgal-Jiwil road from Beledweyne town when it was hit by the IED, causing a massive kaboom, witnesses said.

The convoy which was part of the Æthiopian military serving under the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) was on their way to Kalabeyr near Æthiopian-Somalia border.

Al-Shabaab said the IED tore apart the vehicle, killing the soldiers instantly.

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Elders Travel To Northern Somali Town To End Inter-Clan Fighting
[RADIOSHABELLE] Traditional traders from three towns in northern Somalia have arrived in Dhumay village in southern Sool region to gear up efforts to end clan festivities in the area.

Last week, Fighting between two clans in the village claimed lives more than 50 people and injured dozens.

According to reports, the elders are expected to meet with representatives from both sides to quell the hostility in the area.

Elder, Suleiman Burale Adan who is one of the elders dispatch to meet the sides told the media that they are committed to convincing the sides to bury the hatchet and participate in a peace conference to be held by the elders.

"Elders from Garowe, Las-Anod, and Buhodle towns have arrived in the area to urged the sides to end the fighting in Dhumay village, we are hoping that there would be a solution to end the hostility," he said.

The elder called on humanitarian agencies to deliver aid in the area where thousands have been displaced by the clan festivities.

Dhumey is in an area which has been claimed by both Somaliland and Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
for years.

There had been clan festivities in the village and other neighboring localities which claimed the lives of many people mostly fighting sides.

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Africa North
Five dead in suspected IS attack in central Libya
[IsraelTimes] At least five people were killed Monday and 10 others were kidnapped in an attack by suspected Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group jihadists on a town in central Libya, local and military sources say.

Three civilians were among the dead, while a soldier was maimed and 10 people were "missing, probably kidnapped," says General Ahmed al-Mesmari, front man for the Libyan National Army.

The raid targeted the desert town of al-Fuqaha in Jufra district, which has for over a year been held by forces allied to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
, who leads the self-styled LNA.

LNA forces responded to the attack but the IS fighters fled south, killing a five victim and injuring another at a security checkpoint, Mesmari says.

Earlier, municipal council member Abdellatif Jalala told AFP that three civilians and a policeman had been killed in the dawn attack, more than 800 kilometers (490 miles) south of the capital Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
He says the assailants kidnapped at least eight others before fleeing into the Haruj mountains further south.

Jufra politician Ismail al-Sharif says IS fighters attacked the city with 25 vehicles, beheaded five civilians and torched local government and security offices.

The attackers set fire to police posts and public buildings in al-Fuqaha, he added.

Both Sharif and Jalala say the raid was likely retaliation for arrests earlier this month of alleged IS members in the area.
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Female suicide bomber blows herself up, sparking panic, terror in Tunisian capital
[RT] A woman has blown herself up in an apparent terrorist attack in Tunisia’s capital, reportedly injuring eight coppers. People were seen running for their lives after the bomb went kaboom! on a busy street.

The kaboom took place on Habib Bourguiba avenue, central Tunis, near the city’s Municipal Theater.

Witness Mohammed Ekbal bin Rajib told Rooters that he was "in front of the theater and heard a huge kaboom and saw people fleeing."

Several ambulances and police attended the scene, as videos uploaded to social media show officials examining the body of the woman and trying control panicked crowds.

Interior Ministry front man Sufian al-Zaq has confirmed that eight police and one citizen have been injured in the kaboom, Local Arabic newspaper Al Chourouk reports. The bombing took place next to a police van and near a hotel.

What is usually one of the busiest streets in the capital were shut down following the kaboom. According to state news agency TAP, who cited the Tunisian Interior Ministry, the bomber had no known Death Eater background.
Al Ahram adds:
A 30-year old woman blew herself up in the centre of the Tunisian capital on Monday, wounding 15 people including 10 coppers in what the Interior Ministry called a "terrorist kaboom".

The bomber had no previously known bully boy background, the interior ministry said.

Local media said the woman, named "Mouna", had a university degree in English and was from the coastal governorate of Mahdia.

There were no tourists among the injured, a security source said.
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Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian pirates release 7 Filipinos, 5 other foreigners kidnapped from Swiss ship in September
[PULSE.NG] The 12 crew members who were kidnapped from the MV Glarus, a Swiss merchant vessel owned by Massoel Shipping, have been released by their abductors one month after they were taken.
Pirates had boarded the ship while it was travelling Nigerian waters between Lagos and Port Harcourt and kidnapped the crew on September 22, 2018. They boarded the Glarus by means of long ladders and cut the razor wire on deck to gain access to the vessel.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) had disclosed that seven of the kidnapped victims are from the Philippines while the other five are nationalities of Slovenia, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia and Bosnia.

According to a statement released by Massoel on Monday, October 29, the crew members have been released and were in Switzerland
...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell...
on Monday before returning to their homes.

The shipping company failed to provide details of how it secured the freedom of its crew "as to do so would only encourage further criminal acts of this kind."

The company is believed to have paid a ransom to the pirates as it had disclosed days after the abduction that it was in contact with the pirates and stressed that the safe return of its crew was its "first and absolute priority".

According to Swiss justice authorities, the release of the hostages took place on Friday, October 26.

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India-Pakistan
4 injured in Bajaur IED blast
[DAWN] At least four people were maimed in an improvised bomb blast targeting tehsildar car in the Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
's Charmang area on Monday.

Tehsildar Haseeb Khan and three Levies personnel were maimed in the blast, DawnNewsTV reported.

Earlier this year, in February, security forces foiled a terrorism bid in the agency by killing two suspected jacket wallahs during an intelligence-based operation near the Pakistain-Afghan border.

In September 2017, local tehsildar Fawad Ali and four Levies personnel were killed when a remote-controlled bomb went off a roadside the agency's Loye Mamond area.

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Iraq
Mosul clearance continues: 17 turbans tied up, another mass grave dug up


17 Islamic State members apprehended in Mosul city

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces on Monday arrested 17 members of Islamic State in different parts of the terrorist group’s previously proclaimed capital Mosul.

“Acting upon intelligence reports, Nineveh police arrested 17 IS members, who are wanted by Iraqi judiciary on terror charges,” Baghdad Today website quoted spokesman for the Iraqi Interior Ministry Maj. Gen. Saad Maan as saying.

Four of the arrestees are facing charges of forcibly seizing houses of security forces and Christians during the group’s capture of Mosul city in 2014, the spokesman said, adding that the arrests were made in al-Intisar, al-Mithaq, al-Quds and al-Teseen districts in Mosul’s eastern side.

38 Islamic State fighters found dead in mass grave in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi military force discovered on Monday a mass grave containing bodies of Islamic State militants in western Mosul, security sources told Al Ekhbariya TV channel.

“Not less that 34 Islamic State fighters were found dead inside a mass grave in Al-Aiadiya district in western Mosul,” the sources said.

They are believed to be murdered by IS leaders after they rejected to fight against security forces during a military operation for the liberation of Tel Afar district in Nineveh, the sources noted.

Security troops ran into tens of mass graves at regions recaptured from IS. More than 70 graves, including Yazidis killed by IS, were also found.
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Int’l coalition warplanes destroy four Islamic State caves in Anbar
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi authorities announced on Monday that four caves of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
were destroyed in Anbar province.

"The U.S.-led international coalition warplanes destroyed four IS caves and dismantled 14 explosive charges at al-Jazeera region in Anbar," Iraqi website Alghad Press quoted the Security Media Center as saying.

A bomb from the Islamic State war remnants was also detonated on the strategic road leading to the Green Bridge, the statement added.
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Four militants, involved in terrorism charges, arrested in Nineveh
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four gunnies were placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
, while explosives were confiscated in Nineveh, the Iraqi Security Media Center said on Monday.

In a statement, Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool, spokesperson for the center, said "troops of Nineveh Operations Command managed to arrest 14 gunnies involved in terrorism charges in Badush region."

Troops also found "83 explosives from the remnants of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
war, while inspecting al-Mazra’a region. Two other bombs were found in Wadi al-Ain region," according to the statement.
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Baghdad bombs & bullets bulletin: 1 civilian shot dead, another kaboomed


Civilian killed in armed attack, southeast of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen, southeast of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said “unidentified gunmen opened fire against a civilian in Jisr Diyala region, southeast of Baghdad, causing his immediate death.”

The victim was transferred to forensic medicine department, according to the source, who preferred anonymity.

Civilian injured in bomb blast, north of Baghdad: Source

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was injured as a bomb blast took place, north of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Monday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “a bomb, placed near stores in al-Taji district, went off today, leaving a civilian wounded.”

Troops transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment, according to the source, who preferred anonymity.

On Sunday, a civilian was killed in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen in Jisr Diyala, southeast of the capital.
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Diyala dead guys: pointless turbqn missile s3x again, big turban toes up, 2 turbans tied up, #3 bomb maker proves products work


Mortar missiles fired by IS for the second time, northeast of Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Three mortar missiles were fired against an Islamic State-free village, for the second time in one week, northeast of Diyala, a security source from the province said on Sunday.

“Three mortar missiles were fired from al-Waqf basin, where Islamic State members still exist, against Ziham village, north of Baquba,” the source told Baghdad Today website. “No casualties were reported.”

The residents, according to the source, “were panicked as the accident occurred for the second time in one week.”

On Tuesday, three missiles were reportedly fired against the same village, with no casualties reported.

Islamic State leader killed, two others arrested, northeast of Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State member was killed, while two others were arrested, northeast of Diyala, a security source from the province said on Sunday.

Speaking to Mawazin News, the source said “security troops managed to kill an Islamic State member inside a rest house during an operation carried out in Neft Khana region, northeast of Diyala.”

Troops, according to the source, “managed also to arrest two militants in Hamrin region.”

IS bomb maker passes away while manufacturing explosives in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – An Islamic State bomb maker lost his life Monday while trying to manufacture explosive charges in Diyala province, a security source was quoted as saying.

“The IS bomb expert, codenamed as Abu Moaaz, was one of the most dangerous terrorists and he was wanted on several terror charges,” the source told Baghdad Today website.

He lost his life while trying to manufacture explosive charges in al-Waqf basin, 25 km northeast of Baqubah.

Abu Moaaz was implicated in making bombs, which left several policemen and civilians dead over the past months.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian said killed by IDF as thousands riot on Gaza border
[IsraelTimes] Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®,-run ministry says 27-year-old rubbed out in Beit Lahia; IDF says 3,000 people throwing rocks, Molotov cocktails at troops near border fence

Thousands of Paleostinians rioted along the northern Gazoo security fence on Monday, the army said, as Paleostinians reported that one man was rubbed out by Israeli forces.

Some 3,000 people were throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli troops across the border and attempting to damage the fence, according to the military.

Israeli soldiers were using tear gas and live fire against the rioters.

One Paleostinian man, 27-year-old Muhammed Abu Abada, was rubbed out by Israeli forces during riots near the town of Beit Lahia in northern Gazoo, according to the Gazoo health ministry, which is run by the Hamas terror group.

In addition, a group of Paleostinian boats set sail from the coastal enclave toward the edge of the permitted fishing zone, apparently in order to break through the Israeli- and Egyptian-imposed naval blockade.

Israeli navy ships were at the scene, the IDF said.

On Sunday, the military said it carried out an Arclight airstrike targeting three Paleostinians who were attempting to damage the fence in the border region between Israel and Gazoo. The army added that the Paleostinians had apparently been "in the process of planting an bomb" in the southern half of the Strip.

The Gazoo health ministry pronounced the three Paleostinians dead and identified them as 14-year-old Khalid Abu Said, 14-year-old Abdel-Hamid Abu Dhaher and 13-year-old Muhammed al-Satari. On Monday, Aisha Abu Daher said her son Abdel-Hamid had "nothing to do with resistance" and denied her son had any links to terrorists.

The Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
terror group vowed to "respond to this crime in a way that is proportionate to its size and the great fury it has caused among our people, nation and free people in the world," according to a Paleostine Today report. It also denied that three teenagers had been involved in any type of "military action" in the border region.

"The occupation’s narrative is baseless, false and purely deceptive and fallacious," the statement added.

Paleostinian paramedics claimed the three bodies were found 200 meters from the fence.

Funeral processions took place in Gazoo on Monday for the three teenagers.
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Southeast Asia
Gun attack leaves couple injured in Thai south
[Bangkok Post] A man and his wife were wounded when a truck they were traveling in was fired upon by two men in Songkhla province early Sunday. Police spokesman Panyawat Phetchum said the incident occurred at a rubber plantation in tambon Wang Yai in Thepha district.

Prapas Salao and his wife Mrs Aree were driving to the plantation to tap latex when they found the road blocked with a tree trunk. Two men hiding in the bushes opened fire at the pick-up with an M16 rifle and a .38 pistol. Mr Prapas was hit in the right arm and his wife was hit in the right leg.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Assad forces conducted artillery shelling on Turkish Checkpoint
Hama (Syria News) Assad regime forces conducted an artillery shelling on areas in the northern countryside of Hama, targeting a Ottoman Turkish checkpoint.

Enab Baladi News reported that Assad checkpoints in the city of Suran launched an attack on the city Murak, in the northern countryside of Hama, using rockets launchers and mortar shells.

The shells hit the vicinity of a Ottoman Turkish checkpoint in the city of Murak, a day after the entry of a military Ottoman Turkish convoy to reinforce their checkpoints in the northern and western countryside of Hama.
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#1  "Let's you and him fight"
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Booby-trapped vehicle blast kills 3 persons in Aleppo
Aleppo (Syria News) Three persons were killed, including the leader in Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
movement, Abu Abdelrahman, due to the kaboom of their vehicle, in the city of al-Bab, in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

Enab Baladi news reported, on Monday, that the blast took place in al-Azraq road, west of al-Bab City, killing three persons and wounding another, while added that the reason behind the blast was not identified.

The Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
-held areas in the northern and eastern countryside of Aleppo are witnessing several kabooms, using improvised bombs and booby-trapped vehicles, targeting all areas, especially Jarabulus and al-Bab.
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Syrian Kurds boost fight against IS group in east after setback
[AlAhram] Syrian Kurdish special forces have joined an offensive against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
hard boyz in eastern Syria, a commander said, after the jihadists recovered ground from U.S.-backed forces in a fierce counter attack.

Islamic State (IS) group launched the assault against the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Deir al-Zor region near the Iraqi border on Friday. Iraqi Shi'ite militias have reinforced their side of the frontier in response.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said around 70 SDF fighters were killed in the assault which Islamic State launched under cover of a sandstorm and drew on jacket wallahs and female jihadists. The SDF says it lost 14 fighters.

A front man for the U.S.-led coalition said Islamic State had been able to regain some ground but the SDF would "come back with coalition support".

An SDF commander attributed the setback partly to the relative inexperience of the Arab SDF forces which have carried out much of the fighting against hardened Islamic State hard boyz in Deir al-Zor.

While the Arab fighters of the Deir al-Zor Military Council had been able to make advances to a "certain level", Islamic State is resisting even more fiercely as the offensive closes in on its last pockets.

This required the deployment of special forces from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), which spearheads the SDF, and its female affiliate the YPJ.

"We were forced to draw on experienced fighters from the YPG and YPJ," the commander said. "They will be relied on to complete the campaign," the commander said.

The fighting is the latest phase of efforts by the U.S.-led coalition and the SDF to clear Islamic State from its last footholds east of the Euphrates River following last year's defeat of the group in Raqqa, its Syrian headquarters.

"This battle is give and take sometimes like most military fights and we have been saying from the beginning, this will be a difficult struggle," Colonel Sean Ryan, the coalition's front man, said in an email to Rooters.

"ISIS is using experienced imported muscle with nothing to lose and the SDF will come back with coalition support and continue to degrade and destroy ISIS," he added.

Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), an umbrella group that includes mostly Shi'ite militias, said on Saturday it was reinforcing at the Syrian border, including with missile batteries, after the SDF was pushed back by IS.

"There are orders to close the Baghouz crossing," it said, which lies at the Euphrates river between Albu Kamal in Syria and al-Qaim in Iraq, both IS strongholds during the group's rule.
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