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Taliban’s IED expert famous as Osama killed in NDS operation
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Humvee suicide attack kills six Afghan police
[DAWN] A jacket wallah drove an explosives-packed Humvee into a police compound in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least six officers and destroying a building, officials said.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
grabbed credit for the pre-dawn attack on the Maiwand district police headquarters in Kandahar, the latest deadly assault by the holy warriors, who have been increasingly targeting security installations.

The vehicle was carrying an estimated 3,000 kilograms of explosives, Maiwand district police chief Sultan Mohammad said.
Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

A-29s pound Taliban targets in Kunduz leaving 6 militants dead, wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least six murderous Moslems were killed or maimed in a series of Arclight airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army in a statement said the Afghan Air Force A-29 light attack planes carried out a string of airstrikes on Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
targets in Dasht-e-Archi district.

The statement further added that two Taliban bully boyz were killed as a result of the airstrikes conducted in Seh Rahi Mohammad Alm village and Tapa-e-Mohibullah.

At leat four Taliban bully boyz were also maimed, two of their hideouts were destroyed and some weapons including a rocket launched, one PKM machine gun, and two Ak-47s were destroyed, the statement added.

The anti-government armed holy warrior groups including the Taliban bully boyz have not commented regarding the report so far.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed holy warrior groups actively operate in its various districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

Earlier, a shadow district governor of the Taliban group was killed by a mine planted by his own fighters in this province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan army in the North said last week that the district shadow governor of the Taliban for Khanabad was killed after stepping on a mine planted by the Taliban fighters.

The Silab Corps officials said Mawlavi Dost Mohammad was attempting to escape from the Afghan forces during an operation.
Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  The Afghans seem to be putting those Super Tucanos to good use. I admit to being surprised, but happy to be wrong.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/24/2017 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  See pilot ad in the Oclub.
It's not them.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/24/2017 3:51 Comments || Top||

Taliban’s IED expert famous as Osama killed in NDS operation
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A prominent Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group figure and explosives expert of the group was killed during an operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), 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 Nangarhar in a statement said the Taliban explosives expert famous as Osama was killed during a night raid on Friday.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted in Surkh Rod district and as a result another krazed killer was tossed in the clink
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
and a rifle was also confiscated.

In the meantime, the provincial government said at least three Taliban fighters hailing from Pakistain were also killed in a US dronezap in Ghani Khel district.

In another operation the Afghan cops arrested four individuals on suspicion of having links with the terror groups, the statement added.

Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [450 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab Deploys ‘Beautiful Women’ As Spies Against African Troops
[RADIOSHABELLE] Jihadists from one of the deadliest jihadist organizations in Africa, al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
, are deploying beautiful female spies against security forces combating the al-Qaeda affiliate in a Kenyan region that borders Somalia.

Although al-Shabaab is primarily based in Somalia, the terrorist group operates in various East African countries.

Local security officers speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
told the Star in Kenya, "The women seek sexual relationships with them with the aim of getting their secrets."

Jihadist groups are known for exploiting women, forcing them into becoming sex slaves, human shields, and jacket wallahs, among other things.

Joseph Kanyiri, a top local security official, indicated that al-Shabaab had employed a similar tactic in the past, using women as spies.

"Last year, we incarcerated
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
two women in Kiunga, who were spying for the terror group," revealed Kanyiri.

According to the U.S. Department of State, there are "several thousand" jihadists fighting on behalf of al-Shabaab.

Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
Hundreds of Muslims said to attack Coptic church in Egypt
[IsraelTimes] Diocese says unlicensed house of worship near Cairo stormed, contents destroyed, worshippers assaulted; three maimed

Hundreds of Moslem demonstrators attacked an unlicensed church south of Cairo wounding three people, an Egyptian Coptic Christian diocese said on Saturday, in the latest assault on members of the country’s Christian minority.

The incident took place after Friday prayers when dozens of demonstrators gathered outside the building and stormed it. The demonstrators chanted hostile slogans and called for the church’s demolition, the diocese in Atfih said. The demonstrators destroyed the church’s contents and assaulted Christians inside before security personnel arrived and dispersed them.

The maimed were transferred to a nearby hospital, the diocese said after the attack, without elaborating.

A media coordinator at the diocese, the Rev. Yehnes Youssef, said later on Saturday that three Copts were maimed but have been treated.

The church in Giza just outside of Cairo is yet to be sanctioned by the state but has been holding prayers for 15 years. The diocese said it had officially sought to legalize the building’s status under a 2016 law that laid down the rules for building churches.

Local authorities often refuse to issue building permits for new churches, fearing protests by hardline Moslems. Christians sometimes build churches illegally or set up churches in other buildings.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [421 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What's with the 'said to attack' phrasing - aping the NYT, are we?
Posted by: Raj || 12/24/2017 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  It's the "stylebook" - Moslems are always the victoms, and Christians are just fodder in the march to pavlovs dog.

Same as it ever was.
Posted by: newc || 12/24/2017 0:45 Comments || Top||

#3  ALLEGED attackers!
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/24/2017 3:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Orcs from the Religion of Piece(s and Parts).
Posted by: anymouse || 12/24/2017 20:13 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Africa's mounting debt crisis will worsen if US and Europe's economies improve, says IMF's Lagarde
[Quartz] Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is home to the African Union, the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and is capital city for one of the continent’s fastest-growing economies. But for the duration of its 72-year history no managing director of the International Monetary Fund had ever paid visit to the Ethiopian capital. This changed on Dec. 13 when the fund’s current chief, Christine Lagarde, touched down for a three day visit, touring new industrial parks and meeting with government officials.
Christine Lagarde blames... 'the man.' Another Democrat, who knew ?
Lagarde met with Quartz to discuss some of the challenges facing the continent over the coming years‐including the looming threat of another African debt crisis, an alarm she first sounded back in 2014. In the past five years the continent has issued sovereign bonds to a value of $20 billion‐most of which will mature in the next few years.

Quartz: Let’s start with the "dark clouds" on the horizon that you made reference to in your speech, and specifically the debt burden. How worried are you about what some have called a ticking "debt bomb"?
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/24/2017 08:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [406 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They've been attempting to perfect civilization for 60-80 thousand years. Success is coming soon. You'll see.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/24/2017 8:56 Comments || Top||

#2  So much corruption. Arab world is much the same. Send money and its up for grabs for those in the political feeding trough. Similar to our Hillary. Hillary's Haitians are prime example of being used for the benefit of another.
Posted by: Dale || 12/24/2017 9:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Ya, good luck to ya and fuck off.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/24/2017 10:03 Comments || Top||

#4  But since Europe economy won't improve - not until their "elites" are taken out and, ahem...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/24/2017 10:22 Comments || Top||

#5  The IMF is another money washing suck from America to the rest of the world.

Countries contribute funds to a pool through a quota system from which countries experiencing balance of payments problems can borrow money. As of 2016, the fund had SDR477 billion (about $668 billion)

Posted by: Skidmark || 12/24/2017 10:55 Comments || Top||

Yemeni army liberates key areas in Sanaa, 53 Houthis dead
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Yemeni army with the support of the Saudi-led Arab coalition made new field gains by liberating more sites in the Directorate of Naham east of the capital Sanaa on Saturday, following fierce battles with 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 ...

The front man of the seventh military zone, Colonel Abdullah al-Shandaqi, said that the army forces managed to liberate the mountains of Dahshush, Jabal al-Tafaha, Tabat al-Qanaseen and Jabal al-Mashna.

In a statement, the army said that the fighting killed more than 28 Houthi militias and maimed dozens.

Earlier on Saturday, the Arab Coalition forces targeted an gang of Houthis in the Directorate of Arhab north of Sanaa, killing at least 25 Houthi button men and wounding dozens.

Colonel al-Shandaqi said that an Arab coalition aircraft launched several raids on Houthi militia checkpoints, where five Houthis were killed, as well as two vehicles and a number of heavy and medium caliber bullets that were destroyed.

He added that the fighting still continues in light of the retreat of the militia towards the capital Sanaa.

According to a field source, the liberation of Tabat al-Qanaseen on Saturday came after a five day siege.

He pointed out that the process of controlling the area came after great difficulties as the militia had planted thousands of mines and improvised bombs, which are controlled remotely.

Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Is it just me or does it seem the Houthis are getting their ass kicked more regularly
Posted by: Frank G || 12/24/2017 12:22 Comments || Top||

France Deploys 100,000 Soldiers and Police Officers for the Holidays
PARIS (AP) ‐ France’s government is deploying nearly 100,000 police and soldiers for the holiday season as fears of extremist attacks remain high.

The additional security will focus on Christmas markets, shopping centres, religious buildings, public transport and tourist sites.

Citing "the context of a still-elevated terrorist threat," the Interior Ministry said in a statement that 97,000 security force personnel are mobilized for protection Sunday and Monday.

In addition to the Christmas security, the ministry said extra policing was ordered around religious sites during Hanukkah earlier this month, and for Orthodox Christmas in January, "to allow the celebration of these festivities in good conditions."

A new anti-terrorism law championed by President Emmanuel Macron’s government enshrines extra police powers as a result of multiple Islamic extremist attacks that killed more than 200 people in 2015-2016.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/24/2017 10:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Isn't that called a civil war?

Seriously, if you have to deploy the equivalent of 8 divisions (3 corps, 1 army group) of men to keep people from fucking up your holiday, something has gone horribly, horribly wrong.

Round up those responsible and deport their asses. Especially before your shitty birthrates make it so you can't even come close to mustering that many men anymore.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/24/2017 10:08 Comments || Top||

#2  A rearguard action.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/24/2017 10:11 Comments || Top||

#3  A rearguard action.

Too good.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/24/2017 10:56 Comments || Top||

#4  if you have to deploy the equivalent of 8 divisions

NYC Police force is @50000.

Not uncommon behavior.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/24/2017 11:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah Skid, but they don't have to deploy them all at once to keep moon god worshipers from fucking up your Christmas trees.
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/24/2017 11:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe It's those crazy Christian fundamentalist they want to protect the muslim from.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 12/24/2017 15:43 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ Don't count the Albis out (pace g(r)om).
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 12/24/2017 17:25 Comments || Top||

#8  The time they had that many troops within their borders to counter an enemy, they lost.
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 12/24/2017 20:50 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Harrisburg gunman has ties to Middle East
More on this report from yesterday.
[FOX43] Authorities are asking the public for any information they may have on Ahmed Amin El-Mofty to come forward.

El-Mofty opened fire in Harrisburg on Friday evening in three separate shootings, before being killed in a shoot out with State Police.

One state Trooper was injured, but she is expected to be okay.

Previously Reported:

Police have killed the suspect in a series of three shootings that occurred throughout downtown Harrisburg and Allison Hill on Friday afternoon.

Police identified the suspect late Friday as 51-year-old Ahmed Amin El-Mofty. According to Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico, El-Mofty had ties to Harrisburg and Cumberland County and recently took a trip to the Middle East.

Around 4 p.m. on Friday, in the area of 3rd and State Streets, multiple shots were fired at an occupied Capitol Police car. The window of the car was broken, and the officer inside was not harmed.

About twenty minutes later, El-Mofty opened fire on a Pennsylvania State Police vehicle. A female trooper was wounded, but is expected to be okay, according to Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico.

Around 6 p.m. Friday evening, police found El-Mofty near 17th and Mulberry on Allison Hill. After an exchange of gunfire between the police and the suspect, the suspect was killed.

The Bomb Disposal Squad was then called in, because there was a suspicious object found near the suspect, which was determined to be inert and later removed.

These shootings are being handled as a joint investigation between the FBI, PSP, the Dauphin County DA’s office, and Harrisburg Police.

The motive is still under investigation.
Update from CNN at 9:40 a.m. ET:
Tyler Houlton, acting DHS press secretary, referred to the incident as a terror attack in a statement released Saturday. He said the incident highlights the "Trump administration's concerns with extended family chain migration."

El-Mofty was a naturalized US citizen who came to the country on a "family-based immigrant visa," Houlton said.

"Both chain migration and the diversity visa lottery program have been exploited by Death Eaters to attack our country," Houlton said, adding that "the programs make it more difficult to keep dangerous people out of the United States and to protect the safety of every American."

Local authorities have not confirmed whether they consider the incident as a terror attack.
Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [447 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  From the Voice of America
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/24/2017 16:42 Comments || Top||

#2  "Local authorities have not confirmed whether they consider the incident as a terror attack."

Nah. Ahmed was obviously an Alt-Right, neo-Nazi, Fascist.
Posted by: anymouse || 12/24/2017 20:17 Comments || Top||

#3  A "White Arab"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/24/2017 21:51 Comments || Top||

Police: Man arrested for fake bomb threat at Chicago airport
[Ynet] A 34-year-old Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, man has been charged after authorities say he told an airline employee at reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
's O'Hare International Airport there was a bomb in his carry-on bag.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that police found no bomb and charged Otis Evans of San Diego with felony disorderly conduct.

Evans was escorted from the plane about 1pm Friday. Chicago police said in a statement that the incident caused a "large law enforcement and fire personnel response which resulted in evacuations and delayed flights."

A police front man said the area was searched and found to be safe.
Update from the Chicago Patch at 9:55 a.m. ET:
Bail Denied After O'Hare Airport Bomb Threat

A Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, man who argued with a woman over a cellphone charging station Friday afternoon found himself in police custody, accused of making a bomb threat that brought the police bomb and arson squad to Gate H at the O'Hare International Airport.

The suspected threat shut down Terminal 3, forced evacuations and cancelled several flights on the busiest travel day of the year. The passenger, Otis Evans, 34, of San Diego, was charged with felony disorderly conduct, according to police. He appeared in court Saturday.

Evans was waiting to board an American Airlines flight back to Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, after visiting with family in the reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown area when the altercation with a fellow traveler began at about 1 p.m. Friday. An American Airlines employee overheard Evans mention a bomb and alerted authorities, according to police.

Police and prosecutors allege he told the woman: "I just want you to know something ‐ I have a bomb in my bag," according to a Chicago Tribune account of his court hearing.

After his arrest, Evans told police, "The lady misheard me."

A Cook County judge denied bail and told Evans his comments were "stupid."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under:

Three Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir border firing
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Three Indian soldiers were killed in Kashmire along the unofficial border with Pakistain Saturday, Indian police said, in the latest skirmish between the bitter rivals in the disputed Himalayan territory.

The soldiers were killed in the Rajouri sector of Indian-administered Kashmire after Pak troops started firing across the border, said Shesh Paul Vaid, the director general of police in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmire.

"Initial reports say three soldiers were killed during (a) BAT operation," Vaid told AFP, referring to the "Border Action Teams" that Indian officials say are made up of Pak troops and gunnies and carry out cross-border attacks.

Vaid added that an officer was among the dead, and another soldier was injured.

There was no immediate response from Pak authorities to the incident.

New Delhi and Islamabad regularly accuse each other of firing across the heavily-militarized de facto border in Kashmire, called the Line of Control.

Kashmire has been divided between the Pakistain and India since the end of British colonial rule over the subcontinent in 1947. Both sides claim the territory in full.
Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [291 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

6 ISIS Big Turbans smoked in Mosul
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Six Islamic State militants were killed, while the seventh was arrested in south of Mosul, a commander said.

“Iraqi troops backed by the U.S.-led Coalition managed to kill six terrorists and arrest the seventh at 3:30 Am near Hawi Aslan village at Hammam al-Alil region, south of Mosul,” Maj. Gen. Najm al-Jabouri, commander of Nineveh Operations, told Alghad Press on Saturday.

“The operation depended on accurate intelligence information,” Jabouri added. “It shows to the residents that we are working day and night to protect them.”

On Friday, twenty five Islamic State militants with fake identities were arrested in southeast of Mosul as a security campaign was carried out in three districts including Sumar, al-Salam and al-Sahiroun,, according to Nineveh police department.

On Wednesday, news reports mentioned that six out of 20 militants, who previously infiltrated into Mosul, were killed in southeast of Mosul.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared in July victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25,000 Islamic State militants were killed throughout the campaign.

Iraqi forces, backed by a U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops, have been fighting since October 2016 to retake territories Islamic State had occupied.
Posted by: badanov || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [347 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi military official: 13 Popular Mobilization brigades sent to Syrian border
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces deployed 13 brigades to the Syrian border to support Iraqi border guard forces who were recently involved in a gunfire incident this past Tuesday, a military official said.

The gunfire attack came from within Syria. However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
the group that was involved is still unknown. Popular Mobilization Forces expect ISIS to be responsible for the attack, who may be starting guerrilla warfare after losing its urban strongholds earlier this year.

In a statement to the commander of the western Anbar axis, Qasim Musleh, the military official said, "after several Iraqi border checkpoints were attacked causing many guards to be injured by guided missiles and delayed support from the security forces, 13 Popular Mobilization brigades were sent and have started to target the sources of the rockets."
Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Syrian Army scores new advance inside Beit Jinn near occupied Golan Heights
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a new advance inside the Beit Jinn pocket near the occupied Golan Heights on Saturay, capturing several areas from the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham

Led by their elite 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army continued their advance from the recently captured Khirbat Herakl area, pushing to nearby al-Menbij and Halat.

According to a military report released tonight, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies have taken control of al-Menbeij and Halat after a short battle with the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham gunnies inside this West Ghouta pocket.

Following the capture of these areas, the Syrian Army unleashed a flurry of surface-to-surface missiles on the jihadist-held hilltop of Tal Marwan.

The Syrian Army is expected to make another to capture Tal Marwan in the coming hours, as they continue to pressure the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham gunnies at this hilltop.
Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Lebanese Army arrests several Syrian Al-Qaeda members near Israeli border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Lebanese Army incarcerated
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
a large number of Syrian bully boyz belonging to the al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
jihadist group in the disputed Sheba’a Farms on Saturday, a military communique read.

According to the communique, the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham bully boyz were arrested by the Lebanese Army during a raid near the Israeli border on Saturday; they would also confiscate a large quantity of weapons and ammunition that were stored in this area by the jihadists.

The Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham bully boyz use the Sheba’a Farms to navigate back and forth from Israel in order to carry out attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies in the nearby Golan Heights.

This is also not the first time the Lebanese military has cracked down on these HTS sleeper cells in the disputed Sheba’a Farms, as their forces have made several prior arrests in this area in 2017.
Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  The Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham bully boyz use the Sheba’a Farms to navigate back and forth from Israel in order to carry out attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies in the nearby Golan Heights.

I'm throwing a BS flag on that
Posted by: Frank G || 12/24/2017 12:19 Comments || Top||

Largest Palestinian force in Syria heads to Hama for upcoming Idlib offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] The most powerful Paleostinian force in Syria, Liwaa al-Quds
...the Jerusalem Brigade is a Paleostinian-Syrian pro-Government group that operates in Aleppo, formed in 2013. The group is composed of predominately Sunni Paleostinians from the al-Nayrab district as well as the former refugee camp Handarat. It is believed to be the largest Assadist auxilliary force operating in storied Aleppo...
, is heading to the northern countryside of Hama after a short deployment in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

According to Liwaa al-Quds’ spokesperson, the Paleostinian force is heading to northern Hama in order to meet up with the Syrian Arab Army troops that are preparing to storm the southern countryside of Idlib.

Pictured below is the commander of Liwaa al-Quds and several of his fighters that recently moved from Deir Ezzor to the northern countryside of Hama.
Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Jihadist war continues as ISIS storms Al-Qaeda’s positions in northeast Hama
[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 offensive along the Hama-Idlib axis this weekend, targeting the defensive positions of the al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
rebel group at the large hilltop of Tal Zaghbaq.

According to pro-opposition media, ISIS attacked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s positions, tonight, at the southern slope of Tal Zaghbaq.

The pro-opposition media added that ISIS controlled the hill for several hours before Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham launched a counter-assault to recover all the territory they lost tonight.

Both jihadist groups are believed to have lost several fighters during tonight’s battle, including many members of the Islamic State group.
Posted by: Fred || 12/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2017-12-24
  Taliban’s IED expert famous as Osama killed in NDS operation
Sat 2017-12-23
  Terror Attack in Pennsylvania's State Capital?
Fri 2017-12-22
  US drone strike kills Qaeda propaganda chief in Yemen
Thu 2017-12-21
  ISIS shadow judge among 5 killed in Afghan forces operations
Wed 2017-12-20
  US drone targets compound in Kurram
Tue 2017-12-19
  Ballistic missile intercepted over Saudi Arabia capital Riyadh just seconds before it slammed into royal palace
Mon 2017-12-18
  Senior Al-Shabaab Militants Killed In Somalia Drone Strike
Sun 2017-12-17
  Suicide bombers attack Pakistan church, killing at least 9, officials say
Sat 2017-12-16
  Judge Lori Walkley hands down death penalty to convicted Islamic murderer
Fri 2017-12-15
  Yemen Islah party sever ties with Muslim Brotherhood
Thu 2017-12-14
  Afghan forces foil deadly blast, US drone strike kill 3 IS militants in Nangarhar
Wed 2017-12-13
  Newspaper: Saudi members of Islamic State arrested in Iraq up to 50
Tue 2017-12-12
  Scores of Islamic State militants surrender to security forces in Mosul
Mon 2017-12-11
  Several injured after device explodes at New York City’s Port Authority, one arrest
Sun 2017-12-10
  Coptic pope cancels Pence meeting over Jerusalem

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