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Afghanistan
ISIS claims attack on interior ministry compound in Kabul, all 8-10 turbans toes up


Explosion and gunfire reported near interior ministry in Kabul

[Khaama Press] A group of armed militants launched a coordinated attack on the compound of the Ministry of Interior in Kabul city at around noon time today.

The militants initially detonated explosives near the entrance gate of the ministry compound to allow the remaining insurgents to intrude inside the ministry.

The attack sparked heavy clashes that lasted for almost two hours before the assailants were shot dead by the security forces.

The Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish said the attack was carried out by a group of at least ten insurgents and all of them have been killed during the clashes with the security forces.

The officials did not disclose further information regarding the casualties inflicted on the security forces and the civilians during the attack.

Danish had earlier said that one guard of the ministry was wounded in the first blast near the entrance gate.

However, another security source has said that the attack has left at least nine people dead or wounded.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack so far.

But the Taliban group had earlier warned that they will carry out attacks on security institutions in the capital as part of their spring offensive.

Attackers used SUV and military uniforms to attack MoI compound in Kabul

[Khaama Press] The Ministry of Interior (MoI) officials are saying that the attackers used a SUV vehicle and had disguised themselves in military uniforms in a bid to carry out a deadly attack on the ministry compound.

MoI spokesman Najib Danish released the new information in the aftermath of the attack that left at least eight militants dead.

Danish further added that the findings of the ministry show that the militants had managed to get closer to the ministry compound by disguising themselves in military uniforms.

He said the militants were riding a SUV vehicle and one of them immediately detonated his explosives after reaching to the entrance gate of the ministry.

Danish also added that the Afghan forces managed to act quickly and eliminate the militants before they manage to storm the main compound of the ministry.

According to Danish, preliminary reports indicate that one policeman lost his life in the attack while five others were wounded.

In regards to the civilian casualties, Danish said they have not received any reports regarding the civilian death so far.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack but the Taliban had earlier warned to attack the security institutions in the capital.

In Photos: Afghan forces suppress major attack on Interior Ministry compound
Photos can be seen at the link. Faces are blurred, however, so those of you who’ve been there won’t be able to identify former acquaintances.
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Interior (MoI) says the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) suppressed a major attack on the ministry compound today.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Interior (MoI), a group of at least ten militants launched a coordinated attack at around 12:10 pm local time today with an attempt to storm into the main compound of the ministry.

However, the ministry said the Afghan forces reacted on time and quickly to suppress the attack and managed to eliminate all the militants involved in they manage to enter the compound of the ministry.

The statement further added that the militants managed to reach to the entrance gate of the ministry compound by disguising themselves in military uniforms and using armored vehicles.

According to MoI, the Afghan forces seized various types of arms, suicide bombing vest, hand grenades, communication devices, and ammunition.

The ministry says at least eight policemen were wounded in the attack but the ministry spokesman Najib Danish had earlier said at least one policeman lost his life in the attack and five others were wounded.
Al Ahram adds:
An Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
jacket wallah struck outside the Afghan Interior Ministry on Wednesday, allowing several button men to pass through an outer gate where they shot it out with security forces, who eventually killed the attackers, officials said.

Hours after the attack, the Islamic State group grabbed credit for the bombing in a brief statement carried by its Aamaq news agency. The statement called it an "immersion attack" on the ministry in Kabul.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


HIMARS strike killed 50 Taliban leaders in Helmand, claims US Military
[Khaama Press] The US Military officials claim that the latest rocket artillery strike in southern Helmand province has left at least 50 senior Taliban leaders dead.

Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan, quoted by Military Times said a weapon system known as the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, which is capable of firing GPS-guided rockets, destroyed a command-and-control position that was a known meeting place for high-level Taliban leaders.

Accordi g to Lt. Col. O’Donnell, the rocket artillery strike left at least 50 leaders dead.

He also added that because of the large number of leaders killed and their involvement in a range of attack planning, the impact of the HIMARS strike “will be felt beyond Helmand province.”

“Task Force-Southwest, under U.S. Forces-Afghanistan authorities, confirmed a ground-based rocket artillery strike using the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, or HIMARS, against a command and control node for high-level Taliban leaders in Musa Qala district, May 24,” the US Forces in Afghanistan said in a statement last week.

The statement further added that the structure was a known meeting location for prominent Taliban leaders, where they planned and facilitated attacks against Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, who are supporting election security in the area.

Taliban reacts at deadly HIMARS artillery strike in Helmand province

[Khaama Press] The Taliban group in Afghanistan reacted to the deadly HIMARS artillery strike in southern Helmand province, as usual, claiming that no leader or militant of the group has been killed or wounded in the strike.

Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claims that the strike targeted two houses in Mosa Qala district, leaving five civilians dead and three others wounded.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Well that should do it then!

Along with all those Taliban leaders killed in 2003,2006,2009,2012,2013,2016 and earlier this year. We're winning and will be able to withdraw soon!
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/31/2018 11:13 Comments || Top||

#2  In the future, every Talib...
Posted by: Daffy Pelosi7633 || 05/31/2018 13:10 Comments || Top||

#3  How do you tell a Taliban leader from one of the grunts? They have bars on their turbans?
Posted by: jpal || 05/31/2018 14:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Less dirt under their fingernails.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 05/31/2018 18:33 Comments || Top||

#5  and three lovers boy attendants
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2018 19:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Higher ranks get the earlier turns with the goats.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/31/2018 20:29 Comments || Top||


Taliban and police suffer casualties in Uruzgan airstrike
[Khaama Press] At least ten people including three coppers and seven Talibs were killed in the Arclight airstrike conducted in southern Uruzgan province of Afghanistan.

According to the provincial council members, the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Chora district late on Monday night.

A provincial council member Hayatullah Fazli confirmed that three coppers bit the dust in an airstrike in Chora district late on Monday.

Fazli further added that the airstrike also left at least seven Talibs dead.

According to the provincial council member, an unmanned aerial vehicle fired two missiles with targeting a police check post as well as another check post where the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
holy warriors had taken position.

The local government and security officials have not commented regarding the report so far.

On the other hand, the Taliban group claims that seventeen check posts collapsed into the hands of the Taliban fighters during a clash in Chora district.

Taliban front man Zabiullah Mujahid claims that several security personnel belonging to army, police, and militia forces were killed during the festivities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


3 dead, 12 wounded in coordinated suicide attack in Logar
[Khaama Press] At least three people were killed and twelve other were maimed in a coordinated suicide boom-mobileing in central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

Provincial police front man Shapoor Ahmadzai confirmed that a group of jacket wallahs launched a coordinated attack on Police District#1 cop shoppe earlier today.

Ahmadzai further added that the suicide bombers initially detonated a vehicle packed with explosives near the cop shoppe while three suicide bombers managed to enter the cop shoppe and started festivities with the security forces.

He said the suicide bombers were eliminated after a brief exchange of fire by the police forces but the blast left at least three coppers dead.

According to Ahmadzai, at least four coppers also sustained injuries after the boom-mobile exploded.

At least eight civilians were also among those maimed, the provincial police front man Shapoor Ahmadzai added.

In the meantime, the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group front man Zabiullah Mujahid claims that the attack was carried out on a unit of the Quick Reaction Forces.

Mujahid went on to claim that the attack has left several personnel of the Quick Reaction Forces dead along with their commanders but the local officials reject the Taliban claims.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


US forces use B-1B Lancer in latest massive airstrike on Taliban drug facilities
[Khaama Press] The US Military says a B-1B Lancer aircraft was used in the latest Arclight airstrike carried out on drug facilities amid ongoing air campaign to eliminate the financial sources of the group, mainly coming from the drugs business.

A B-1B Lancer aircraft from the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron here bombed multiple Taliban
...Arabic for students...
narcotics production and storage facilities in Afghanistan during a mission on May 18, according to a report by 379th Air Expeditionary Wing.

The 34th EBS BONEs deployed their largest amount of weapons on narcotics facilities since the squadron’s reintroduction in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility in April.

This mission was part of realigning airpower from Operation Inherent Resolve, and elsewhere, to support increased activity in Afghanistan and bolster Afghan National Defense and Security Forces capabilities.

"Increased airpower supports a deliberate air campaign designed to degrade the Taliban’s primary means of funding its operations ‐ narcotics production," said Capt. Mark Olme, a 34th EBS pilot. "These strikes will mitigate the Taliban’s ability to fund Lion of Islam operations that kill innocent Afghan civilians and strengthen the ANDSF’s ability to fight and win on the ground."

Since November, more than 75 strikes against narcotics processing and storage facilities and stockpiles have resulted in the loss of tens of millions of dollars for the Taliban. According to Frank Mercurio, 34th EBS chief of weapons and tactics, the intent is to go after the root of the problem.
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Africa Subsaharan
Two migrants die, 80 saved in Sahara ordeal
[AlAhram] Two African migrants colonists died of thirst and 80 were saved after they were stranded in the Niger desert while trying to reach Europe, the International Office of Migrations (IOM) said Tuesday, in the second Sahara rescue drama in less than a month.

"Last Saturday, 80 migrants colonists were saved in the desert, 382 kilometres (237 miles) from the town of Agadez," the IOM's Niger office said on Facebook.

"Sadly, two others died from extreme dehydration."

The migrants colonists had been heading to Libya, the crossing point for the hazardous voyage to Europe,when their vehicle broke down and they were "abandoned by their smugglers," the OIM said.

They were stranded for three days before help arrived.

The agency says it has helped to save more than 3,000 people this year through search-and-rescue teams, run with Nigerien NGOs, which comb the desert for stranded migrants colonists.

On May 22, the OIM, a UN-related organization, said 386 migrants colonists had been picked up in a rescue operation the previous week between Arlit and Assamaka, a town on the border with Algeria.

Niger has become one of the main routes for poor migrants colonists heading north to the Mediterranean coast in the hope of crossing to Europe.

The Saharan route is notorious for its dangers, which include breakdowns, lack of water and callous traffickers who abandon migrants colonists in the desert.

In 2015, Niger introduced a law making people-smuggling punishable by a jail term of up to 30 years. The armed forces, for their part, have also stepped up patrols in the desert.

However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
these measures seem to have had little effect on the trafficking, and may have prompted smugglers to use more dangerous off-road tracks to avoid interception.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Arabia
At least one killed in attack on Saudi National Guard facility in Taif
[ALMASDARNEWS] Two assailants stabbed to death a traffic policeman in the western Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
n city of Taif and then exchanged gunfire with security forces at a nearby National Guard facility, a local newspaper reported on Thursday.

The attackers stole the policeman’s vehicle and service weapon before entering the military site, according to online news site Sabq, which is seen as close to the authorities. One attacker was maimed and detained while the other one fled, the report said.

Sabq reported additional injuries among the security forces without providing details.

The Interior Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Taif is perched in the mountains just east of Mecca, the holiest site in Islam.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Houthi forces shoot down Saudi spy drone
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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 ...
forces shot down a Saudi spy drone that was flying over their positions in the southern countryside of this Gulf kingdom on late Wednesday.

According to al-Masirah TV, the Houthi forces downed the spy drone after it was spotted over the Asir Region of southern Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
In addition to downing this spy drone, the Houthi forces also shot down an unmanned aircraft over the town of Baqim in the Sa’ada Governorate.

Al-Masirah TV claimed that both drones belonged to the Saudi Coalition.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
War on drugs: 14 more killed in ‘gunfights’ in nine districts
[Dhaka Tribune] So far, more than 110 suspected drug peddlers have been killed across Bangladesh since law enforcement agencies launched their anti-narcotics drive early May
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Europe
French police clear biggest migrant camp in Paris
[AlAhram] Security forces moved in on the biggest migrant camp in the French capital on Wednesday where some 1,700 people lived in makeshift tents alongside a canal.

The migrants colonists would be housed temporarily at more than 20 sites across the Gay Paree region while the authorities checked their identities, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said in a statement.

CRS riot police were deployed at dawn, some arriving by boat, as the migrants colonists emerged from their tents and waited patiently to be bussed away from the Port de la Villette camp in the northeast of Gay Paree.

"We don't really know where we are going," said a Libyan who reached Gay Paree seven months ago and gave his name as Issam.

"It was hard here," he added, holding on to his one piece of baggage.

The "Millenaire" or Millennium camp was home mainly to Sudanese, Somali and Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
n migrants colonists.

Two similar camp sites in the capital along the Canal St Martin, which houses 800 mostly Afghan migrants colonists, and the Porte de la Chapelle, home to 300-400 people, would also be quickly evacuated, said regional prefect Michel Cadot.

"The other camps will be evacuated as soon as possible next week," Cadot told news hounds.

The authorities said the dawn operation Wednesday was the 35th such evacuation in Gay Paree in the last three years as thousands of migrants colonists have arrived seeking a better life.

French President Emmanuel Macron has pushed a new immigration law, decried as too hardline by some associations but which he sees as essential to identify genuine asylum seekers and economic migrants colonists.

The law, which is still being debated in parliament, would speed up the asylum process and lead to increased deportations of people who are seeking work in La Belle France, rather than fleeing war or persecution at home.

The issue of migration was thrown into the spotlight at the weekend after a Malian migrant, in the country illegally and working in the construction industry, saved a child dangling from a fourth-floor balcony.

The dramatic rescue act by Mamoudou Gassama, who scaled the Gay Pareeian apartment bloc with his bare hands, turned him into a global superstar and led Macron to grant him honorary citizenship.

Immigration remains one of the main concerns of French voters, polls show, and the far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen won a third of votes in last year's presidential election.

Rather than Gassama's heroics, some far-right activists have highlighted a different case involving migrants colonists this week: that of two Afghans placed in durance vile
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
for allegedly harassing a woman they judged to be inappropriately dressed on a train.

The Gay Paree mayor's office, run by Socialist Anne Hidalgo, praised the clearance of the camps on Wednesday but said that it had been calling on the national government and interior ministry to take action for four months.

Several officials from the mayor's office were openly critical of Interior Minister Gerard Collomb.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  ... where they'll simply move to other 'migrant camps'.

"It was hard here," he added, holding on to his one piece of baggage.

You're in Paris, buddy - it's probably Givenchy!
Posted by: Raj || 05/31/2018 9:25 Comments || Top||


Knifeman shot dead after stabbing, seriously injuring two including female police officer on intercity train in Germany
[DailyMail]
  • The incident took place on board an intercity train in Flensburg, Germany, on the Danish border

  • There has been at least one fatality and two injuries, thought to be police officers

  • Investigators say that the motive for the attack does appear to be terror related
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  So much islamic terrorist SJS I have to check the date to make sure it's not something we already linked to!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/31/2018 6:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Truly, Bright Pebbles. That's why it's important to include as much identifying information as possible, so that archive searches yield matches. Many an article I've worked up had to be dumped when I discovered it covered old ground.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 10:31 Comments || Top||


Police dog DIES as axe-wielding man shrieking ‘Allahu Akbar' attacks armed officers in Dutch city of Schiedam
[DailyMail]
  • The 26-year-old man was heard screaming the Arabic for 'God is greatest' while waving the weapon and fatally wounded a police dog.

  • According to Netherlands news site NU, police entered his apartment and were attacked this afternoon.

  • Mayor Cor Lamers told NU the man was of a Syrian background and 'was known to different aid agencies'.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6562 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  So the guy was shot and bagged, but then sent to the hospital, and might be OK or dead.

The syrian wielded an axe but stabbed the dog, who was OK but then dies.

Just lining up the candidate facts for the next linguistically ambiguous report.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2018 6:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Muslim 'unrest' in Europe does seem to be picking up the past couple of days, doesn't it? Are they pissed they don't have tickets for the World Cup?
Posted by: Raj || 05/31/2018 9:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Dog probably attacked the perp, giving the officers time to subdue the creep.

Doing the job that the EU refuses to do.

Sobieski would be proud.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 05/31/2018 10:35 Comments || Top||

#4  It's Ramadan, Raj. In jihadi circles they're told actions committed in this month are even more pleasing to Allah than during the rest of the year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 10:52 Comments || Top||

#5  The police canine was heard barking “Dog is Greatest”
Posted by: Airandee || 05/31/2018 12:14 Comments || Top||

#6  The 26 year old (or his family) will likely file suit against the police for allowing a haram animal into his apartment.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 05/31/2018 19:14 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Three civilians injured in bomb blast, west of Ramadi: Source
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were maimed in a kaboom, west of Ramadi, a security source from Anbar province said on Wednesday.

"A bomb, placed on one of the main roads in Rawa town, west of Ramadi, left three civilians maimed. They were transferred to nearby hospital for treatment," the source from al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) told Almaalomah website.

The bomb, according to the source, "was from the remnants of war 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....
All entrances and exits of the region were closed, the source added. "A campaign was launched in search for other kabooms."
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Mosul clearance continues: 2 turbans tied up, 40% of ISIS stayed after being reconquered


Source: 40% of Islamic State militants remained in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Forty percent of Islamic State fighters have not left the Iraqi city of Mosul, their former capital, even after the government declared victory over the group, a security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

Iraqi website Alghad Press quoted the source saying that “those elements are most probably of the lower ranks, and largely belong to Mosul and surrounding areas”. He added that “those dropped arms and mingled with locals, but some are immediately arrested once reports are received proving they had taken part in criminal activities in the past”.

Iraqi police arrest pair of Islamic State extremists in Mosul

Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) – Two Islamic State militants were apprehended Wednesday in Mosul city, a police spokesperson was quoted as saying.

“Acting upon accurate intelligence reports, Nineveh police managed to arrest a pair of Islamic State militants in al-Quds district in Mosul’s eastern side,” spokesperson for the Iraqi interior ministry Maj. Gen. Saad Maan told Alghad Press.

One of them was member of the so-called Jaish al-Usrah (the army of difficulty) of Islamic State, the spokesperson added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Salahuddin adventures: 4 turbans toes up, 4 paras kaboomed


4 Islamic State members killed as troops repel attack, north of Salahuddin

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have killed four Islamic State members while repelling an attack, north of Salahuddin, a security source from the province said on Wednesday.

“Troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) managed, today, to repulse an attack by Islamic State near Sedeira village in Shirqat town, north of Salahuddin,” the source told Almaalomah website. “The forces managed to kill four IS members while thwarting the attack.”

Villages of Shirqat witness attacks every now and then by Islamic State members in an attempt to infiltrate into the region, the source added.

Four paramilitary personnel killed, injured in bomb blast in Salahuddin

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Four paramilitary personnel were killed and injured in a bomb blast in Tuz Khurmatu town, in Salahuddin, a security source from the province said on Wednesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said “one of the personnel of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) was killed, while three others were wounded, in the evening, as a bomb went off in Hamreen region, on Tuz Khurmatu-Tikrit road.”

The bomb, according to the source, “was placed on the side of a road and exploded as the patrol was passing.”

The victim was transferred to forensic medicine department, while the injured were taken to hospital for treatment, the source, who preferred anonymity, added.
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Two civilians wounded in bomb blast, north of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians were maimed in a kaboom, north of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said "the bomb went off near al-Hayy al-Sina’ie in Taji region, north of Baghdad, leaving two people maimed."

Security sources arrived to the blast scene and transferred the maimed to nearby hospital for treatment, according to the source, who preferred anonymity.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF says it targeted unmanned Hamas submarines in Gaza airstrikes
[IsraelTimes] In video, military specifies 6 of 65 sites it bombed in response to repeated barrages by terror groups in the Strip

The Israeli military on Wednesday night released details on six of the more than 65 sites it bombed Tuesday in the Gazoo Strip in response to rocket and mortar fire, saying one target was a collection of unmanned submarines that Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede, planned to use for sea-based terror attacks.

The Gazoo-ruling terror group has been suspected of possessing remote-controlled submarines for over a year, though the Israel Defense Forces had not publicly acknowledged this capability until Wednesday.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 00:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  I wonder if the subs are linked to drug smuggling?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/31/2018 6:47 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Tiger Forces officially deploy to Daraa for southern Syria offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army’s elite Tiger Forces have begun deploying their troops to the Dara’a Governorate for their upcoming southern Syria offensive.

The Tiger Forces were photographed on Wednesday readying their troops for the long trip to the Dara’a Governorate, where they will be tasked with leading the operation to retake the southern part of the picturesque provincial capital.

As shown in the pictures below, the Tiger Forces were traveling to Dara’a with several technical vehicles that were armed with 23mm machine guns; they played a pivotal role in their previous battles in the East Ghouta and east Idlib.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2018 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syrian security forces launch big operation in Latakia to rid province of criminals
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian security forces started a massive operation in the Latakia Governorate this week that targets several wanted criminals around the province.

According to a report from the security forces, their personnel have already jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
a large number of wanted criminals in the scenic provincial capital and port-city of Jableh.

The report added that the security forces arrested criminals from all over, including powerful and famous families.

This latest move by the Syrian security forces comes just days after the Russian military demanded the authorities crackdown on corruption inside the country.

More operations like this are expected to take place inside every Syrian province in the coming weeks.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2018 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Rebels begin killing one another amid Syrian Army build-up in Al-Quneitra
[ALMASDARNEWS] The rebel forces in al-Quneitra do not appear to be worried about the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) upcoming offensive, as they are busy killing one another inside the province.

According to pro-opposition activists on social media, at least four Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) fighters from Jaish Ababil Houran were killed and two more were maimed when their vehicle struck an IED during an attack on another FSA group’s base in the town of Bariqah.

Jaish Ababil Houran stormed the base of Jabhat Ansar al-Islam following reports that their fighters were planning on defecting to the Syrian Arab Army in order to avoid their upcoming offensive.

Scores were killed from Jaish Ababil Houran during their storming of Jaish Ansar al-Islam’s base on Wednesday.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2018 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


High ranking FSA commander abandons rebels, rejoins Syrian Army in northern Homs
[ALMASDARNEWS] Another high ranking commander of the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) has defected to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) after recent negotiations with the government.

Munqez al-Dali, who was the military commander of the FSA in Rastan City and head of the rebel supreme court, was photographed this week posing in front of a picture of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
and the two flags of Syria and Russia.

Dali was also photographed in Syrian Arab Army combat fatigues, while sitting inside the office.

The former FSA commander has been accused by the opposition factions of being a government spy that provided important information to the Syrian Arab Army.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2018 00:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Wait. You get to switch back and forth?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 05/31/2018 7:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Nobody trusts traitors.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 05/31/2018 11:11 Comments || Top||


Syrian military uncovers large tunnel and weapons depot in southern Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian military uncovered another large tunnel and weapons depot inside the southern suburbs of Damascus recently.

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Syrian military uncovered both the large tunnel and weapons depot while combing through the suburbs of Babila, Beit Sahm, and Yalda this week.

The weapons depot had a large quantity of mortar shells that were left behind by the rebel forces.
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  With all the tunnel digging that's been going on in the Middle East since time immemorial, it's a wonder the entire region isn't a giant sink hole.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2018 11:15 Comments || Top||

#2  The Mole Union International's™ protests have long felt on deaf ears among Paleos, Syrians, etc.
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2018 20:07 Comments || Top||



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