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Mil Times Follow-up article: 5 freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban's political office in Qatar
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Afghanistan
Taliban’s shadow district chief critically wounded in Herat province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A prominent Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leader was critically maimed during the operations of the Special Forces of the Afghan National Police in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the Afghan Police Special Forces conducted operations in Pashtun Zarghoon district on Monday during which the shadow district chief of Taliban for the same district Mullah Nabi was critically maimed.

Teh statement further added that four other bully boyz were also maimed during the same operations and three security guards of Mullah Nabi were maimed.

The Afghan Police forces also confiscated seven cycle of violences and four improvised bombs during the operations, the Ministry of Interior added in its statement.

Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Pray for sepsis
Posted by: Frank G || 10/31/2018 9:09 Comments || Top||


Afghan forces repulse 5 coordinated attacks in Ghazni province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The local security officials in Ghazni claim that the armed forces have repulsed five coordinated attacks by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group in various provinces of Ghazni province, including an attack on the quiet provincial capital.

The Media Director of Ghazni Security Commandment Second Lieutenant Ahmad Khan Sirat in a statement said the Talibs launched five coordinated attacks in Qarabagh, Deh Yek, Malistan, and quiet provincial capital of the province in the past 24 hours.

Sirat further added that the Talibs faced a fierce resistance from the Afghan cops and at least 37 Lions of Islam were killed during the festivities and Arclight airstrikes.

He also added that the Afghan forces have tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
six other Lions of Islam after the attacks were repulsed.

Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Unidentified Fighter Jets Target Al-Shabaab Camp In Central Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Unknown warplanes have carried out an Arclight airstrike in central Somalia, targeting al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
base on Tuesday, authorities said.

The fighter jets bombed al-Shabaab target in Wabho area located in Hiran region of central Somalia, causing unspecified casualties on the bully boys.

The airstrike comes a day after al-Shabaab claimed to have killed at least 30 Æthiopian soldiers serving with 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] in a kaboom in the region.

The U.S. and Kenyan airforces often conduct air raids against al-Shabaab controlled locations in Somalia as part of the war on the al-Qaeda-linked bully boy group.
Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Ruritanians
Posted by: Frank G || 10/31/2018 8:52 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
400 Shiite members arrested after Tuesday’s clash
[PULSE.NG] About 400 Shiite members were tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
by the police after a clash between the force and the sect. On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 eyewitness reports stated that a clash ensued between the sect members and the police force around Wuse zone 2 in Abuja.

According to TVC, petrol bombs and illicit drugs were found on the arrested Shiite members.

SHIITES REACT
According to New York Times

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

, the front man of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiite Moslems), Ibrahim Musa said they were attacked while they were holding a procession.

The group also claimed that security agencies have killed 27 of its members since Saturday's clash.

TIMELINE OF THE RECENT FESTIVITIES
On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Nigerian Army clashed with Shiite members, killing three around Zuba area in Abuja.

Speaking to Vanguard, the Commander Army Headquarters Garrison, Major General James Myam, said members of the sect mounted a road block and tried to attack a convoy carrying ammunitions.
Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Iran)


Arabia
Bahrain court gives life sentence to over dozen anti-regime activists
[PRESSTV] court in Bahrain has sentenced 13 anti-regime protesters to life imprisonment as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the Persian Gulf kingdom.

On Tuesday, Bahrain's Fourth High Criminal Court found the defendants guilty over their membership in the al-Ashtar Brigades, which the Manama regime has designated as a terrorist organization, Arabic-language Lualua television network reported.

The court also revoked the citizenship of eleven of the convicts, and ordered seven of them to pay a fine of 700,000 dinars ($1.857 million) altogether.

Two other dissidents, among them an Asian national, were sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Thousands of anti-regime protesters have held demonstrations in Bahrain on an almost daily basis ever since a popular uprising began in the country in mid-February 2011.

They are demanding that the Al Khalifah regime relinquish power and allow a just system representing all Bahrainis to be established.
Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Iranian tools
Posted by: Frank G || 10/31/2018 9:00 Comments || Top||


Yemeni army advances in Hodeidah, seizes significant territory in Saada
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemeni armed forces continue to advance in battles against 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 on several fronts in the west coast, where they inflicted heavy losses on the Houthis.

Sources said on Monday that the battles, which are aided by the Arab coalition fighter jets, extended to neighborhoods north of the Hodeidah Airport and the university’s surrounding.

The Giants’ Brigade made incursions in the area of Kilo 16 at the eastern entrance of Hodeidah and deterred Houthi attacks.

The Arab coalition fighter jets also launched Arclight airstrikes on the Houthi militias’ posts in the areas of Kilo 16 and Kilo 10 east of Hodeidah killing around 30 Houthi fighters and injuring dozens others.

Meanwhile,
...back at the bunker, his Excellency called the chief of staff and complained that the artillery was keeping him awake...
in Saada, the Yemeni army’s Orouba Brigade seized control over significant heights on Almalaheeth front, the center of Al Dhaher District, northwest of Saada.

This comes after violent battles which the army fought against the Houthis in the area.

Orouba Brigade commander Major General Abdulkarim al-Saadi said his forces, aided by the coalition, managed to cut off the militia route of supplies that links between Almalaheeth and Marran Mountains, the latter being the stronghold of Houthi leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi.

Sources added that the army also deterred Houthi’s attempts to infiltrate army posts and restore posts they previously held.

The Yemeni army’s battles have been ongoing for months now and it has managed to regain control over most of Al Dhaher District and to advance towards the Marran Heights which are considered as one of the most important military strongholds of the militias in Saada.
Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  It would seem that Sunni forces are determined to lay waste Saada, a Houthi homeland. Shortly expect to read they have salted the earth.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 10/31/2018 9:38 Comments || Top||


Europe
Denmark recalls envoy to Iran over foiled assassination plot
[IsraelTimes] Tehran denies planning to kill Iranian opposition figures in Scandinavian country, says allegations part of an European conspiracy against it

Denmark on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to Iran after it accused Tehran of plotting a foiled attack against three Iranians living in the Scandinavian country.

"I have decided to recall Denmark’s ambassador in Tehran for consultations... Denmark can in no way accept that people with ties to Iran’s intelligence service plot attacks against people in Denmark," Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen told news hounds.

The planned operation was "totally unacceptable," he said, adding he was consulting with "partners and allies," including the EU, about possible sanctions.

Earlier Tuesday, the head of Denmark’s intelligence service PET, Finn Borch Andersen, said his agency believed the Iranian intelligence service "was planning an attack in Denmark" against three Iranians suspected of belonging to the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz.

A Norwegian of Iranian origin was nabbed
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
on October 21 and placed in jug, suspected of planning the attack and spying for Iran.

The suspect was detained in Sweden, according to the Swedish security service Sapo.

Iran has denied the Danish allegations, with foreign ministry front man Bahram Ghasemi saying they were part of a European conspiracy against Iran.
"lies, all lies!"
In late September, Tehran accused Denmark, the Netherlands, and Britannia of "hosting several members of the terrorist group" that Iran accuses of being responsible for an attack in the mainly ethnic Arab city of Ahvaz in southwestern Iran.

The September 22 attack, in which five commandos opened fire on a military parade, left 24 people dead.

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....
jihadist group and a separatist Arab group grabbed credit.

- WILL STAND UP TO IRAN -
"It is totally unacceptable that Iran or any other foreign state plans liquidations on Danish soil," Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen wrote on Twitter.

"Further actions against Iran will be discussed in the EU."

In Oslo, where he was participating in a meeting of Northern European leaders, Rasmussen met with British counterpart Theresa May, whom he said expressed "support" for Denmark in the matter.

"In close collaboration with UK and other countries we will stand up to Iran," he added.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US stood behind Denmark.

"We congratulate the government of Denmark on its arrest of an Iranian regime assassin. For nearly 40 years, Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
has been the target of Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks. We call on our allies and partners to confront the full range of Iran’s threats to peace and security," he wrote on Twitter.

Iran’s ambassador to Copenhagen was summoned to the foreign ministry for an explanation on Tuesday.

PET’s announcement ended weeks of media speculation about why Denmark shut down bridges to Sweden and ferries for several hours on September 28 in a massive manhunt that mobilized hundreds of police and the military.

The shutdown was aimed at foiling the Iranian operation, PET acknowledged on Tuesday.
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The Grand Turk
Turkey Vows New Operation Against Kurds in Syria
[Asharq Al-Awsat] Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Tuesday that Ankara will launch a new operation against US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria east of the Euphrates River.

Turkish forces have already forced the People’s Protection Units (YPG) from the region west of the Euphrates. Ankara considers the group a terror threat and an extension of Kurdish rebels waging an insurgency in southeast Turkey.

Erdogan's remarks came just days after the Turkish military shelled Syrian Kurdish positions in the region.

"Soon, we will descend on them with more comprehensive and effective" force, he vowed before members of his AK ruling party.

“We will destroy terror structures east of the Euphrates,” he added.

Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said Turkish artillery strikes on Sunday hit Kurdish trenches and positions on a hill in the village of Zor Moghar, in rural northern Aleppo.

On Idlib, Ankara rejected Syrian regime claims that it is not meeting its obligations under an agreement to create a demilitarized zone around the opposition-held northeastern region.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed the allegations on Tuesday, saying the agreement was continuing as planned.

"There are currently no issues in implementing the memorandum... Everything is going as planned," he told a news conference in Istanbul.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Turkey was doing its best to fulfill difficult obligations in Idlib, but that "not everything was going as it was planned".

Russia did not see a threat that the agreement would fail, he added.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said after a four-way summit on Syria with Turkey, Germany, and France on Saturday that Ankara was fulfilling its obligations in Idlib.

The leaders at the Istanbul summit stressed the importance of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, and said a committee to create a new constitution should meet by the end of the year.

Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey would ensure a more active international role in Idlib after the summit.

Peskov said Moscow would inform Syrian officials about the outcome of the summit.
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India-Pakistan
Journalist, two policemen killed in 'Maoist rebel attack' in India
[DAWN] Suspected Maoist rebels ambushed a convoy on Tuesday in a restive Indian state, killing two coppers and a journalist from the national broadcaster covering the lead up to local elections next month.

The cameraman was escorting police on a patrol in a remote stretch of Chhattisgarh, in central India, when their vehicles were attacked by gunnies.

Police claimed the shooters were Maoists, also known as Naxals, who have been waging an insurgency against Indian rule in a forested belt of the country dubbed the "red corridor" for decades.

"A sub-inspector, a constable and a cameraman have been killed," Ratan Lal Dangi, a senior state police officer, told AFP.

Two others were maimed in the attack.

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#1  "Maoists"? Is that still a thing? About as relevent as being a "Bakuninist"
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Hapsburg2912 || 10/31/2018 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Count, it will be a thing as long as there are proggie liberal retards running around in Che shirts and Keffiyahs.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/31/2018 18:30 Comments || Top||

#3  A militant Maoist of Powys,
Too proud of his musical prowess,
Once led "Men of Harlech,"
But popular garlic
Rose up, and its part was the loudest.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/31/2018 19:34 Comments || Top||


Former LHC judge shot dead in Chakwal
[DAWN] Chaudhry Mehmood Akhtar, a former judge of the Lahore High Court (LHC), was rubbed out in the jurisdiction of Jatli cop shoppe in Chakwal on Tuesday.

Police said the former LHC judge was on his way back to Chakwal from his native town. When he reached Tarkawal Mor near Jatli, some unidentified armed attackers opened fire on his car.

As a result, Akhtar went titzup while his niece Sajjida received bullet injuries.

Upon receiving information of the incident, the Rescue-1122 team rushed to the scene and shifted the body to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Gujjar Khan, while the injured was shifted to District Headquarters Hospital, Chakwal.

The Rawalpindi police chief took notice of the incident and formed two teams to probe the murder which will be headed by Station House Officer (SHO) Mandra and SHO Jatli, respectively.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry expressed regret and condemned the killing of the former judge. He provided assurances that those behind the murder will be brought to justice soon.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pond, Gloria slowly backed away from the eight-foot bull frog. If the creature croaked she would surely be deafened...
the Pakistain Bar Council also condemned the incident, which "raises questions on the blatant failure of security and law enforcement agencies".

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Iraq
Seven IS militants killed in security operations in Iraq’s Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) ‐ The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in cooperation with security forces launched wide-scale security operations to purge Salahuddin province from terrorist cells.

The operations resulted in killing four 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....
members inside a tunnel and destroying three terrorist hotbeds, a statement published on the PMF website said.

The troops also shot a jacket wallah dead while two others blew themselves up in Tirkit Island, the statement added.
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Civilian killed in armed attack in Baghdad: Source
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed in an armed attack in Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Tuesday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said,"unidentified button men opened fire against a civilian in Sabaa’ Qusoor region in Baghdad."

The attack, according to the source, "caused the immediate death of the civilian."
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Two policemen injured in Islamic State attacks, southwest of Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) 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....
krazed killer group have carried out several attacks in several villages, southwest of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
the National Iraqi News Agency reported on Tuesday.

The forces of Evil attacked Dawoud al-Akoula village, without casualties reported, a security source told NINA.

Another attack was carried out by the forces of Evil against Hanani village in Riyad town, the source added. Two coppers were maimed.

The krazed killers, according to the source, fired several missiles against house of the mayor of al-Khatoniya village, before attacking his house using weapons. However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
the mayor survived.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Mosul clearance continues: 2 turbans tied up, 3 kids kaboomed


Islamic State militant apprehended during military operation in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi authorities announced on Tuesday that an Islamic State militant was arrested during a military operation in Mosul city.

“Acting upon intelligence reports, troops of the 20th division of the Iraqi military intelligence directorate captured an Islamic State militant, who took part in criminal acts carried out by the terrorist group in Mosul city,” Iraqi website Algahd Press quoted the directorate as saying in a statement.

It added that the terrorist was arrested in Hamam al-Alil district in Mosul pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law.

Iraqi servicemen arrest carrier of IS booby-trapped vehicles in Mosul

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi military intelligence officers arrested on Tuesday a man who was responsible for carrying the Islamic State’s booby-trapped vehicles in the group’s previously proclaimed capital Mosul.

In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Alghad Press website, the Military Intelligence Directorate said that its officers “managed to arrest an Islamic State militant, who was tasked with transporting the terrorist group’s booby-trapped vehicles via his car-carrying trailer.”

The terrorist was arrested at the Jadaa camp on the outskirts of Al Qayyarah, south of Mosul, and he admitting using his trailer to carry the booby-trapped vehicles prepared by the IS group, the statement read.

Three Iraqi children killed, wounded in bomb blast in Mosul Old City

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – Three Iraqi children were killed and wounded Tuesday when a bomb exploded in Mosul Old City, a local source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to the Baghdad Today website, the source said a bomb hidden under the rubble went off while a bunch of children were playing at the courtyard of Al Nuri Mosque in Mosul’s western side.

The explosion left a child dead and two others wounded, the source said.

He added that the injured were moved to hospital for treatment.
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Diyala dead dudes: 15 Shia innocents kaboomed, turbans execute 2 of their emirs


15 Shia worshippers killed, injured in bomb blast in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Fifteen people were killed and injured in a bomb blast near a religious shrine in Diyala, a security source was quoted saying on Tuesday.

In remarks to Baghdad Today, the source said, “the final figures of the bomb blast near Bawat Mahmoud shrine in Khanaqin, northeast of Baquba, reached two women killed and 13 others, mostly women, injured.”

“Khanaqin hospital received two victims and eight injured peoples, while five others were transferred to Clar hospital for treatment,” the source added.

A bomb went off, while the Muslim Shia worshippers were on their way to the shrine to commemorate the 40-day mourning period of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohamed.

On Monday, police found and blew up a bomb, found near the shrine, without casualties reported.

IS executes two leaders after troops confiscate weapon stash in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militant group has executed two of its leaders in Diyala province, a security source said on Monday, indicating confiscation of a main weapon stash for the group in the province.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said “Islamic State killed two of its militants in Hamrin basin, northeast of Baquba, after confiscating the main weapon stash of the so-called Diyala State by security troops few days ago.”

“Seizing the main weapon stash, which included hundreds of weapons and explosives, was a strong blow against the group,” the source who preferred anonymity, added.

The execution, according to the source, “indicates the unstable situation within the group after losing a main source for weapons.”
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Blast kills three in Iraq, ISIS claims attack
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Three Shiite Moslem pilgrims were killed by a roadside kaboom as they walked to a holy site near the northeastern Iraqi city of Khanaqin on Tuesday, police said.

ISIS grabbed credit for the attack, the group’s news agency Amaq reported.

The claim could not immediately be verified. The Sunni Moslem bully boyz are active in the area and have targeted Shiite pilgrims in the past.

ISIS has waged a campaign of kidnappings and killings since its self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq and neighboring Syria collapsed in 2017.

Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Hundreds of Kurdish fighters arrive in eastern Syria to help fight ISIS
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Hundreds of Kurdish fighters have arrived in eastern Syria to help a US-backed alliance fight ISIS after a major setback last week, a monitor said Tuesday.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-Arab alliance backed by the US-led coalition, launched an offensive on September 10 to expel ISIS from their holdout of Hajin on the Iraqi border.

They advanced slowly with support from coalition air strikes, but faced sand storms and a vicious fightback including jacket wallahs, which forced them to retreat on Sunday.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based monitor, at least 72 SDF fighters were killed in last week’s ISIS counter-attack, one of the Death Eater group’s deadliest operations this year.

The monitoring group said hundreds of Kurdish fighters, men and women, had arrived on the outskirts of the Hajin pocket since then.

"Since Sunday, over two days, 500 fighters from the Kurdish special forces, the People’s Protection Units and the Women’s Protection Units have been sent," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

Later on Tuesday, he said "at least 100 SDF fighters" had arrived from the northern city of Manbij, bringing the total number of reinforcements to arrive over the past two days to 600.

Several thousand SDF fighters were already present in the area, he said.

An SDF front man said Kurdish fighters "experienced in fighting ISIS" had been sent as reinforcements to the Hajin front, but said he could not confirm numbers.

"These units will take part in fighting ISIS on the Hajin front," Mustefa Bali said.

On Sunday, an SDF commander told AFP that military reinforcements and heavy weapons had been sent to the front.

He said the alliance would launch a new assault as soon as the reinforcements had arrived.

Coalition strikes on the area Tuesday killed at least nine Death Eaters, the Observatory said.

More than 300 SDF fighters and around 500 ISIS bully boyz have been killed in the past seven weeks of fighting, according to the monitor.

The coalition estimates that 2,000 ISIS turbans remain in the Hajin area.

ISIS overran large swathes of Syria and neighboring Iraq in 2014, proclaiming a "caliphate" across territory it controlled.

But the Death Eater group has since lost most of that territory to various offensives in both countries.

In Syria, its presence has been reduced to parts of the vast Badia desert and the Hajin pocket.

More than 360,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria’s war erupted in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

Posted by: Fred || 10/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror Networks
Mil Times Follow-up article: 5 freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban's political office in Qatar
[Military Times] KABUL, Afghanistan ‐ Five members of the Afghan Taliban who were freed from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have joined the insurgent group’s political office in Qatar, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday.

They will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in Afghanistan, a sign some negotiators in Kabul say indicates the Taliban’s desire for a peace pact.
Bowe Bergdahl as the deranged POW. Carter Page as the traitorous Russian spy. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as.... Same basic diversionary theme, different movie.
Others fear the five, all of whom were close to the insurgent group's founder and hard-line leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, bring with them the same ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam that characterized the group's five-year rule that ended in 2001 with the U.S.-led invasion.
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#1  They will now be among Taliban representatives negotiating for peace in Afghanistan, a sign some negotiators in Kabul say indicates the Taliban’s desire for a peace pact.

All in accordance with the Brennan-Obama peace plan for Afghanistan. These things take 'time' you know.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/31/2018 1:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't laugh too hard. After all, 0bumhole has groupies who believe when he claims credit for the trump economy.
Posted by: gorb || 10/31/2018 2:23 Comments || Top||

#3  since they are not actively engaged in terrorism but only advocating for terrorism and advancing terrorism tin Afghanistan, quite a few lefties will say, "see, it worked"
Posted by: lord garth || 10/31/2018 9:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Not a surprise.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/31/2018 11:59 Comments || Top||

#5  The surprise is that they are not in Afghanistan shooting at Americans.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 10/31/2018 15:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Sometime in the next few months I hope there will be an "inadvertent leak" that two of the five agreed to work for us.
Posted by: james || 10/31/2018 15:36 Comments || Top||

#7  The surprise is that they are not in Afghanistan shooting at Americans.

The unsurprise is they are probably developing strategies for others.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/31/2018 16:30 Comments || Top||

#8  #7 The surprise is that they are not in Afghanistan shooting at Americans.

That is good. I listened to General Mattis speak yesterday. He said much of the burden is being transferred to U.S. trained Afghan troops. Unlike some of the Afghan special forces in the past; he said they are capable. They are also experiencing fairly high casualty numbers. They seem to be well trained, equipped, and willing to fight.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/31/2018 17:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Barry should be hung for treason. Not only give the Talibunnies cash he freed their generals.

How is that not f-ing treason?
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/31/2018 18:39 Comments || Top||



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