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28 ISIS-K, Taliban militants killed in Afghan and U.S. forces operations
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Afghanistan
Residents Claim 30 Civilians Killed In Helmand Airstrike
[ToloNews] Some Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
resident on Wednesday claimed that at least 30 non-combatants were killed in an Arclight airstrike in Garmsir district in the province on Tuesday evening.

The residents said the airstrike was conducted at around 9pm on Tuesday and that the victims were members of one family.

They said that only one member of the family has survived the airstrike, who is a teenager.

The survived member of the family is under treatment at Helmand central hospital.

"It was 9pm when the airstrike began. A Taliban
...Arabic for students...
vehicle was near the house and then the attack started. In the house, 30 people including women and kiddies were killed and only one teenager survived who has sustained injuries," said Mohammadullah, a resident of Garmsir.
Well, that explains it: they weren’t civilians, they were human shields.
"The family had some guests at that night. The airstrike started at 9pm and killed the entire family," said Ahmadullah, a resident of Garmsir.

"We ask government to prevent civilian casualties," said Fida Mohammad, a resident of Garmsir.

Meanwhile,
...back at the precinct house, Fat Tony demanded his rosco back. He didn't say please...
Helmand governor Mohammad Yasin confirmed the airstrike and said that Taliban as well as civilians have suffered casualties in the operation.

However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
he did not give details on exact number of civilian casualties in the airstrike.

"Taliban had gathered in the village from other areas and wanted to plan an attack on Garmsir district and our security belts were under threat for the past few days. Then the forces started operation," the governor said.

"A number of key Taliban members were under surveillance of the Air Force. The airstrike has inflicted casualties on both sides," Yasin said.

A Taliban front man, Zabihullah Mujahid, has claimed in a social media post that the foreign forces airstrike in Helmand has killed 23 civilians.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Explosion Rocks Kabul; Casualties Reported
[ToloNews] An kaboom occurred at around 6:30pm on Wednesday near a security camp in the east of Kabul, police confirmed.

Bismillah Taban, head of Kabul’s Police District 9, told TOLOnews that the kaboom was a boom-mobile and that it targeted a military installation called G4S security camp, located in Pul-e-Charkhi road.

Shortly after the incident, some eyewitnesses and residents of the area said gunfire was also heard from the attack scene. They said a number of residential houses were damaged in the kaboom.

However,
there's more than one way to skin a cat...
Kabul police front man Basir Mujahid, said gunfire was not heard in the area and that security forces were on their way to the attack scene.

Eyewitnesses said that eight maimed were taken to Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital following the kaboom.

The Ministry of Public Health has not confirmed the figures.

No group has grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:


28 ISIS-K, Taliban militants killed in Afghan and U.S. forces operations
[KhaamaPress] At least twenty eight holy warriors were killed during the separate operations conducted by the Afghan and U.S. 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..
and northeastern Kapisa provinces of the country.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the Afghan and U.S. forces jointly conducted a Special Operation in Achin district on Monday, leaving at least 19 ISIS holy warriors dead.

The statement further added that the 02 unit ofthe Afghan forces in Nangarhar airport conducted a Special Operation in Sherzad district, leaving at least 8 Talibs dead.

One of the commanders of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
identified as Mansoor was among those killed, the statement said.

In the meantime, the U.S. force carried out an Arclight airstrike using unmanned aerial vehicle targeting a Taliban Death Eater Amanullah in Tagab district of Kapisa province, the 201st Silab Corps said, adding that the Death Eater was killed in the raid.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
A New Airstrike Reported In Central Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Suspected US fighter jets have carried out an overnight Arclight airstrike against al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
stronghold in central Somalia, residents said on Wednesday.

The air raid took place near the coastal town of Harardhere, a main al-Shabaab bastion in the central region of Mudug, which has been the scene of US airstrikes in the past few weeks.

It’s not clear the exact number of casualties as result of the aerial bombardment targeting al-Shabaab base and local authorities are yet to comment on the incident.

There was no immediate confirmation which country belongs to the warplanes conducted the strike.

US military killed dozens of snuffies in the latest airstrikes in the region, according to US Africa Command, which oversees the counter-terrorism operations in the continent.

Posted by: Fred || 11/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  A day without airstrikes is like a day without khat.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/29/2018 12:20 Comments || Top||

#2  The death cult now known as al-Shaboom
Posted by: Oscar Fillmore9324 || 11/29/2018 16:02 Comments || Top||

#3  "Or a day without sunshine, or Tang,
Or powdered Islamic harangue,
As always, defiant
Towards Trump and Ms. Bryant!"
Said spokeshole for ol' al-Shabaang.
Posted by: Janter the Slender8753 || 11/29/2018 21:07 Comments || Top||


Europe
Palestinian arrested in Italy for plotting to poison town’s water supply
[IsraelTimes] Police say suspect linked to Islamic State, planned to put ricin or anthrax in Sardinian town’s water; cousin arrested in September on suspicion of plotting to poison Lebanese army.

A Paleostinian man with links to 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....
group was arrested in Italia Wednesday on suspicion that he was planning a terror attack on the island of Sardinia, according to a state prosecutor.

State anti-terror prosecutor Federico Cafiero de Raho said the suspect planned to poison the water supply in the central island town of Macomer as well as a nearby military base, with ricin and anthrax.

The suspect was identified by the Il Fatto Quotidiano daily as Alaji Aminun,
...according to An Nahar that’s spelt Alhaj Ahmad Amin...
a Paleostinian refugee from Leb, who moved to Macomer.

The arrest came two months after Lebanese authorities arrested another Paleostinian refugee on suspicion of plotting to poison the water supply of a military barracks there. At the time, officials said the suspect had been linked to the Islamic State and had worked with another man, apparently Aminun, to "carry out a mass poisoning in a foreign country" through "poisoning food during a public holiday," without specifying the location.

De Raho told news hounds at a presser in Rome Wednesday that the 38-year-old suspect planned the chemical attack with his cousin, who resides in Leb. He said Italian authorities were tipped off to the plot by Interpol, who learned of it from Lebanese authorities in September when Aminun’s cousin, 27, was arrested.

It was not clear when Aminun planned to carry out the attack, but De Raho said police believed he wanted the poisoning to coincide with a holiday.

Italia’s anti-terror unit arrested Aminun in downtown Macomer earlier on Wednesday after tracking him for an unspecified amount of time.

Authorities confirmed that Aminun held an Italian residency visa, and had moved to Sardinia from Leb several years ago. He resided in Macomer with his partner, a Moroccan woman, and her four children.

According to local media reports, Aminun’s partner told police she had no knowledge of the poisoning plot.
The Jerusalem Post adds:
Italian police have been monitoring the suspect for an extended period of time before his arrest. Security forces requested urgent precautionary measures due to the high risk of the suspected case, and a judge authorized an operation within a few hours.

Special Italian security forces waited for the suspect to leave his home Wednesday morning and arrested him as soon as he entered his van. The security forces had first blockaded the entire area for public safety and to prevent the suspected terrorist from escaping.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Legitimate Resistance™ against the Zionist Enemy...or something
Posted by: Frank G || 11/29/2018 6:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Remember the spate of Totally Innocent Accidents where Totally Innocent Muslims were arrested trespassing at US reservoirs and water treatment plants?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/29/2018 7:30 Comments || Top||

#3  The local mafia should "extradite" his clanmily halfway back.

Plus some free footwear!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/29/2018 9:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Plus some free footwear!

And two holy Crayons.
Posted by: gorb || 11/29/2018 18:54 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Diyala dead dudes: turban sniper shoots soldier, 3 innocents kaboomed


Islamic State sniper shoots Iraqi soldier dead near Diyala checkpoint

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – An Islamic State sniper shot on Wednesday an Iraqi soldier dead near a security checkpoint northeast of Baqubah, a security source from Diyala province was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Baghdad Today news agency, the source said that the soldier was on duty near a checkpoint on the outskirts of Abu Karma village, 25km northeast of Baqubah, when he was shot dead.

According to the source, the security forces launched a manhunt at the nearby gardens in search of the IS sniper.

Three Iraqi civilians killed, wounded in bomb attack northeast of Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – A security source said on Wednesday that three Iraqi citizens were killed and wounded in a bomb blast in northeastern Diyala.

A booby-trapped motorbike exploded near Abu Sebaa village, 27km northeast of Baqubah, the capital of Diyala province, the source told Baghdad Today news agency.

“The explosion left an Iraqi civilian dead and two others wounded,” added the source, pointing out that the security forces launched a probe into the bomb attack.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Security forces arrest two Islamic State terrorists in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two 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....
forces of Evil were nabbed
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
Wednesday while trying to infiltrate into the Iraqi capital Baghdad coming from Anbar, the country’s intelligence service was quoted as saying.

Almaalomah website quoted the Iraqi intelligence and security directorate as saying that the two forces of Evil were attempting to sneak into Baghdad from Anbar when they got arrested at a security checkpoint upon intelligence reports.

"The pair were wanted on terror charges pursuant to article no. 4/1 of the anti-terrorism law," the directorate said, adding that they were handed over to the competent authorities for interrogation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
One Killed, Five Injured In Explosion In Hamas Enclave In Gaza
[Jpost] The site of the kaboom was a building that reportedly belongs to the Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, terrorist group.

One person was killed and five were maimed, including a woman at death's door, in a large kaboom in the al-Bureij refugee camp in the Gazoo Strip on Wednesday, according to a Paleostinian report.

The site of the kaboom was a building that reportedly belongs to the Hamas terrorist group.

Pictures and videos distributed on social media showed black smoke rising from the site of the kaboom.

Three of the injured were evacuated to Gazoo's al-Aqsa Hospital. Several others are missing.

Paleostinian security forces have closed the area and are examining the circumstances of the kaboom," said Iyad al-Bazam, front man for Hamas's Ministry of the Interior and National Security.
The Times of Israel adds:
Officials in the Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®,-run interior ministry in Gazoo called the incident a "work accident," according to local media.

Many of the hundreds of incendiary devices launched into Israel since March originated in Bureij, which lies close to the border with Israel.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
What is Stalling the Fight against IS in East Syria?
[AnNahar] 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....
group has fiercely defended its last holdout in eastern Syria against a more than two-month military offensive by a Kurdish-Arab alliance backed by a U.S.-led coalition.

After the Syrian Democratic Forces alliance successfully expelled the jihadists from other parts of war-torn Syria, why is this latest battle in the far east taking so long?

- WHO IS INSIDE THE HOLDOUT?
Hundreds of fighters are believed to be inside the pocket, which lies in the oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor near the Iraqi border.

The U.S.-led coalition has estimated some 2,000 fighters to be present in the holdout, which includes the towns of Hajin, Sousa and al-Shaafa.

According to SDF commanders on the front line, a great number of those combatants are likely to be non-Syrians.

The SDF has said it believes "major leaders" of IS are hiding inside the pocket, where most front line commanders are Iraqis.

Nicholas Heras, an analyst at the Center for a New American Security, says "a mini army of several hundred fighters... has been assembled by IS there, including some of its best snipers."

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based war monitor, says IS family members are also inside the embattled jihadist holdout.

- WHY THE TOUGH IS FIGHTBACK?
IS overran large parts of Syria and neighboring Iraq in 2014, declaring a "caliphate" across territories it controlled.

But various offensives in both countries have routed the jihadists from most of that land, crushing their dreams of statehood.

In Syria, the snuffies saw their dominion shrink to an eastern pocket around Hajin, although they also have a presence in the country's vast Badia desert.

On September 10, the SDF launched an offensive supported by coalition strikes to expel IS from the Hajin patch on the Euphrates River's eastern bank.

Syria analyst Tore Hamming said that, after years of defeats, battle-hardened IS fighters in that last redoubt were likely determined to fight to the bitter end.

"They know that they will either be killed by an air strike, or captured and put into prison," he said.

"IS knows the area extremely well, having been operating there for more than five years now and arguably has some level of local support."

- WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS?
Analysts say the battle to expel IS from the Hajin pocket will be tough.

In recent weeks, the jihadists have taken advantage of low visibility in bad weather to launch vicious counter-attacks.

Under cover of sand storms, and using jacket wallahs, they last month managed to reverse all SDF advances inside the pocket.

Most recently, IS fighters have burst out of the fog, killing 92 U.S.-backed fighters since Friday, according to the Observatory.

More than 450 SDF fighters have been killed since the start of their offensive on September 10, the monitor says, while more than 730 jihadists have also died.

SDF front man Kino Gabriel said key obstacles to defeating IS included bad weather, and IS using "all types of weapons, boom-mobiles, and civilians as human shields."

On the opposing side, the SDF is "using all its capacities including special forces, heavy weapons and all military units that are present," he said.

Heras said the remaining battle in Deir Ezzor would be "the most treacherous of the entire campaign" against IS.

"The SDF is relying on local Arab tribal fighters to wage the war against IS there, and these local fighters do not want to take casualties," the analyst said.

"IS has turned this area into a deathtrap, and the SDF's (local) fighters are well aware of this."

All this makes "the fight there slow-moving and tortuous, which is putting pressure on the SDF to hurry things up," he said.

The coalition remains optimistic.

"At this point in the operation, there are not enough IS (fighters) to make any significant or lasting gains," coalition deputy commanding general Christopher Ghika said on Sunday.

The coalition says IS has lost most of its financial resources, and is instead relying on improvised bombs and cave complexes "to retain their shrinking influence."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/29/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  what if the SDF is going slow

why is that bad
Posted by: lord garth || 11/29/2018 10:11 Comments || Top||

#2  People just point to comments like Jack Chaiter7913's and say the Right is batshit crazy. Can anyone divine meaning out of that word salad? And what is it with crazies where they use ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME?
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 11/29/2018 11:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Jack is not The Right. He is a batshit crazy troll
Posted by: Frank G || 11/29/2018 11:49 Comments || Top||

#4  IOW, he's the Left?
Posted by: gorb || 11/29/2018 12:17 Comments || Top||

#5  If I had a quarter for every time I've cleaned up after old Jack, I could buy a new F-150 tomorrow.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/29/2018 13:56 Comments || Top||



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Thu 2018-11-29
  28 ISIS-K, Taliban militants killed in Afghan and U.S. forces operations
Wed 2018-11-28
  Over 200 TLP activists booked under sedition, other charges in Rawalpindi
Tue 2018-11-27
  Somali Muslim Arrested for Attempting to Mow Down Jews With Car in Front of L.A. Synagogue
Mon 2018-11-26
  ISIS-K spokesman killed in Afghan Special Forces operation in Nangarhar
Sun 2018-11-25
  Federal officials close border into Mexico amid migrant protests
Sat 2018-11-24
  U.S. Airstrikes Kill 50 Al-Shabaab Jihadis in Somalia
Fri 2018-11-23
  Terror attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi foiled; 2 policemen martyred
Thu 2018-11-22
  PA court sentences Palestinians to 15 years hard labor for selling land to Jews
Wed 2018-11-21
  US military says strikes killed over 30 suspected militants in Somalia
Tue 2018-11-20
  Daesh suffers devastating defeat as Syrian Army liberates entire Al-Safa region
Mon 2018-11-19
  Key Taliban commanders among 7 detained by Afghan Commandos in Takhar
Sun 2018-11-18
  43 civilians killed by anti-ISIS coalition strikes in east Syria
Sat 2018-11-17
  Taliban kill 30 policemen in Farah province
Fri 2018-11-16
  Saudi Arabia will BEHEAD Khashoggi killers
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