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Afghanistan
Deadly airstrike target gathering of key militant figures in Laghman
[KhaamaPress] A deadly Arclight airstrike targeted a gathering attended by key myrmidon figures in eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men.

province of Afghanistan, the local officials said.

The airstrike was carried out this morning at around 10:30 local time in the vicinity of Alisheng district of Laghman province.

The officials are saying that the US unmanned aerial vehicles bombarded the gathering leaving at least three senior members of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leader Saqib dead.

The officials further added that the airstrike also left at least two hard boyz maimed.

According to the local officials, the key hard boyz killed during the airstrike have been identified as Rauf, Shadi Gul and Kazim.

The provincial officials also added that the hard boyz killed in the airstrike were vastly involved in major destructive and terrorist activities in this province.

In the meantime, the officials said a clearance operation was launched in Alisheng valley in a bid to clear the area from the myrmidons.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


7 militants including ISIS members join peace process in Kunar
[KhaamaPress] A group of seven Death Eaters including members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group join grinding of the peace processor in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the Death Eaters renounced violence and joined grinding of the peace processor in Wanat Waigal district.

The source further added that the Death Eaters also handed over a PKM machine and six Ak-47 assault rifles to the Afghan forces.

Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan where the Talibs and other holy warriors including ISIS members are actively operating in some of its districts.

The seven anti-government armed Death Eaters join grinding of the peace processor at a time when relentless groun operations and Arclight airstrikes are underway in Kunar and other parts of the country to suppress the terrorists.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Wave of Taliban attacks kill troops, policemen in Afghanistan
[NYPOST] A new wave of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attacks across Afghanistan killed at least 11 Afghan soldiers and coppers on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a particularly deadly week of assaults by bully boys.

At least five soldiers were killed when their checkpoint was attacked by the Taliban in western Farah province, according to Mohammad Naser Mehri, the provincial governor’s front man.

Two soldiers were maimed in that attack, in the Bala Buluk district. Mehri said six Taliban fighters were killed and three others were maimed in the battle, which lasted several hours.

"Reinforcements have arrived and right now, the situation is under control," he added.

Earlier on Tuesday, hard boyz killed at least four members of the local police force and maimed seven in eastern Ghazni province.

The Taliban there targeted the local police security post in the province’s district of Jaghatu, said Arif Noori, front man for the provincial governor. He also said the gunbattle lasted several hours and that the Taliban used artillery and rocket-propelled grenade launchers.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban front man, grabbed credit for both the Farah and the Ghazni attacks in messages to the media. He said the Taliban took two Afghan soldiers captive in the Farah attack but there was no immediate confirmation from the Afghan military on that.

Later Tuesday, two coppers were killed and six soldiers were captured in attacks on their checkpoints in western Badghis province, said Mohammad Naser Nazari, a member of the provincial council.
Posted by: Fred || 04/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


India-Pakistan
At least 6 policemen martyred in suicide attack targeting police van in Quetta
[DAWN] At least six coppers were martyred and seven others were maimed when a jacket wallah targeted a police van on Airport Road in Quetta on Tuesday evening, Quetta DIG Razzaq Cheema told DawnNewsTV.

Moreover, two suicide bombers also attacked a Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
(FC) checkpost in Quetta's Mian Ghundi area, however, the FC personnel killed the attackers following an exchange of fire, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

"The first suicide bomber went kaboom! outside a FC checkpost in the outskirts of Quetta city after he was spotted by the guards," Balochistan...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Home Secretary Ghulam Ali Baloch told AFP.

"Just in the next moments, another bomber who was covering the first attacker exchanged fire with the security forces and later went kaboom!." Some eight paramilitary officials were maimed in this attack, he added.

Around half an hour later a third bomber drove his cycle of violence into a police truck on a road leading to the airport, killing at least six coppers, Baloch added.

Moazam Jah Ansari, Quetta's police chief, confirmed the attacks and said the bombing of the police truck was so powerful that the vehicle overturned.

It was not clear whether the third bomber was wearing an explosive vest or if the bike was filled with explosives.

"Seven coppers were maimed in this attack," he said, adding that the three blasts may have been coordinated.

Posted by: Fred || 04/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent


4 militants, soldier, cop killed in Tral gunfight
[GREATERKASHMIR] Four turbans, a soldier and a policeman were killed in the 12-hour-long anti-militancy operation in Tral area of Pulwama district on Tuesday.

All four holy warriors belonged to Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit. Two of them‐Abid of Khangund and Ishfaq of Handoora‐are locals. The other two were named by the police as Umar Khalid and Yasir, both Pak nationals.

Khalid was the Pakistain-based outfit’s operational commander for southern Kashmire, which is currently the epicenter of a resurgent militancy in Kashmire.

A source said that 42 RR battalion of army launched the operation early Tuesday morning in Gaitangoo forests of Laam-Aripal area.

"At the beginning of the fight a soldier named Ajay Kumar sustained a bullet injury," he said.

Kumar was shifted to army’s base hospital in Srinagar, where he succumbed.

Militants are then believed to have fled up into the hilly areas of the forest. More soldiers, coppers and CRPF troopers were sent to the area. Latif Gojri, a policeman, was injured. He too succumbed at the army hospital. Two more soldiers injured in the shootout are being treated at the hospital.

When the shootout intensified, army used choppers to locate the turbans.

"The firing stopped in the evening after," a police official said.

Awantipora superintendent of police Zahid Malik called the operation a success. He said Khalid had been active in southern Kashmire since 2016 and had replaced Mufti Viqas as the operational commander.

His associate Yasir had also been active since 2016. While Ishfaq had joined in 2016, Abid had been in the Jaish ranks for the past two months only.

A source said that Ishfaq was a cousin of the slain Hizb commander Abid Khan who had rubbed out an army colonel, MN Roy, before being bumped off in an encounter in January 2015.

Abid is the son of a policeman.

This was the third major jolt to Jaish this year after the killing of Mufti Vikas of Pakistain and Noor Muhamad Tantray alias Noor Trali at Pulwama.

Trali, barely four feet tall, had been convicted in a militancy related case in 2003 and was in jail till 2015 when he was released on parole.

He joined the Jaish and is considered to be the man behind reviving the outfit in southern Kashmire.
Posted by: Fred || 04/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: Jaish-e-Mohammad


Iraq
Iraqi civilian wounded in bomb attack near electric utility in Baghdad
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) ‐ An Iraqi civilian was maimed on Tuesday when a bomb went kaboom! near an electric utility in southeastern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, "An explosive charge went off near a privately-owned electric facility in Jisr Diyala region, south east of Baghdad."

The utility’s owner was slightly injured in the kaboom, according to the source.

Security forces immediately rushed to the blast site and opened a probe to identify perpetrators of the kaboom, said the source.
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Iraq announces arrest of 4 Islamic State militants in Anbar
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) ‐ Security forces tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
on Tuesday 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....
(IS) murderous Moslems during a security operation in Anbar governorate, a security source was quoted as saying.

"Iraqi troops launched a security operation targeting Islamic State murderous Moslems in al-Karma and Ramadi districts in Anbar, managing to arrest four IS murderous Moslems," the source told Basnews website.

The four were moved to a lockup for interrogation about their involvement in terrorist attacks and whereabouts of other IS krazed killers, added the source.

The troops also managed to seize a weapons depot owned by the krazed killer group in al-Karma district, concluded the source.
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Twelve Islamic State members, security personnel killed, west of Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Twelve 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 as well as security personnel were killed in west of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
sources said on Tuesday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, Wasfi al-Aassi, head of the Hawija Liberation Brigades of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces), said, "an attack by Islamic State members targeted PMFs in Nawafel village, al-Rashad town, southwest of Kirkuk, leaving one leader killed and five other personnel maimed."

"Security troops transferred the victim to forensic medicine department, while the maimed were taken to nearby hospital for treatment," Aassi added.

Moreover, six IS members were killed in a joint operation, northwest of Kirkuk, a security source from the province said.

"Joint troops of the Federal Police and the 16th brigade of PMFs carried out an operation and managed to kill six IS members, near one of the villages at al-Dibs town," the source told AlSumaria News.
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Islamic State’s chief of radio station, three others arrested in Mosul
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) 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, including chief of a radio station, was placed in durance vile
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
along with three of his aides in south of Mosul, DPA reported on Tuesday.

"Security troops were notified that Islamic State Garallah Khairo Habash, who was the head of al-Bayan radio station, was along with three of his lover companions in al-Azaba village, south of Mosul," Cap. Khaled Walid, of Nineveh police command, said.

"Fake ID cards with names of civil servants were possessed by the members. They were confiscated, while the members were detained at the operations command for investigations," Walid added.
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Iraqi court orders retrial of French woman on terror charges
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) ‐ An Iraqi court has ordered the retrial of a French woman as she was found to have links with 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....
(IS) group, a judicial source was quoted as saying.

Melina Bougedir, 27, was wary that her husband was an Islamic State fighter, however, she did not oppose to enter Iraq with him, the source told AFP.

Under the Iraqi law, Bougedir might be sentenced to death on the new terror-related charges, the source said, adding that the retrial is scheduled next month.

Bougedir was locked away
Please don't kill me!
last year in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city along with her four children, three of whom have already been repatriated to La Belle France, as she stood trial for entering Iraq illegally.

In February, the criminal court ordered Bougedir to be departed for La Belle France after serving a seven-year jail term.

Last week, the Central Criminal Court sentenced three Azerbaijanis and one Kergyz to death, while issuing a life sentence for two Russians and a French national over affiliation with Islamic State group.

Iraq is holding hundreds of foreign wives and children of Islamic State turbans who were captured as Iraqi forces gradually seized back territories held by the Lion of Islam group since 2014. The government declared victory over IS last December.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel briefs: 6 arrested crossing Gaza fence, Gazan rock-throwing tween loses leg, UN aid $200 mil short


2 suspects arrested trying to cross Gaza border armed with grenade, knife

[Ynet] An IDF force arrested two suspects who tried to cross the border fence from the southern Gaza Strip into Israel on Tuesday morning. The suspects were armed with a grenade and a knife. They were taken for questioning.

Four unarmed Palestinians cross Gaza border into Israel

[IsraelTimes] For the second time today, a group of Palestinians are arrested as they cross into Israel from the Gaza Strip, the army says. According to the military, four unarmed suspects breached the security fence along the border with southern Gaza, near the Eshkol region. They were picked up shortly after they entered Israeli territory. No weapons were found in their possession. The four suspects are being questioned by the Shin Bet security service.

Gazan boy shot throwing rocks at soldiers loses leg

[IsraelTimes] Abdel Rahman Nawfal, 12, was transferred to the West Bank for treatment.

Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

[Ynet] Emergency food aid for around a million Palestinians in Gaza may run out from June if the UN agency for Palestinian refugees cannot raise another $200 million following a cut-off in US funding, the agency said on Tuesday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  "I'm a sailor peg
And I've lost my leg
Climbing up the top sails
I've lost my leg!"
Posted by: Dropkick Murphys || 04/25/2018 8:26 Comments || Top||

#2  The kid's leg is amputated
but his hatred is not sated.
UN funding has been cut-off
Now Gazooks are getting tough love.
Posted by: Scooter McGruder || 04/25/2018 12:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Palestinian UN aid still $200 million short after Trump cuts

Yet another case of 'Play stupid games.... Win stupid prizes!'
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/25/2018 13:23 Comments || Top||


IDF soldier lightly wounded during demolition of terrorist's home
[Ynet] 19-year-old Border Policewoman evacuated to hospital after being shot in the leg during riots that broke out between IDF soldiers and Paleostinians in Jenin as combat engineers demolished home of Ahmed Konba, a member of the terror cell that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevah in January.

An IDF soldier was lightly maimed overnight Monday after riots broke out between IDF soldier and Paleostinians in Jenin during the demolition of a home belonging to Ahmed Konba, one of the members of the terror cell behind the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevah in an attack near Havat Gilad in January.

During the demolition, carried out by the IDF’s combat engineers, violence erupted like lava from a volcano when Paleostinians began throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at the Israeli soldiers, and shot up the forces, according to the army.

As a result of the gunsfire, a female Border Policewoman was lightly injured and evacuated to HaEmek Medical Center in Afula. According to the hospital staff, the 19-year-old had been shot in the leg and was set to undergo surgery on Tuesday.

The cell which carried out January’s deadly drive-by shooting was led by Ahmad Nassr Jarrar, a Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", activist who was killed at the end of a wide scale manhunt during a shootout with IDF and security forces in the town of al-Yamun in February.

Soldiers shot him after he emerged from his hiding place, and charged at them with an M-16 rifle and a bag containing an bomb.

The indictment that was served by the Military Prosecution against Konba two weeks ago detailed how he, Jarrar and others made a series of attempts to carry out an attack against Mevo Dotan, shooting at motorhomes in the West Bank settlement.

Another cell shot at Israeli vehicles in the Samaria region of the West Bank. In another case, Konba carried out an intelligence observation and shot at a bus carrying Israeli soldiers. No one was hurt in the attack.

2 Palestinians arrested during early morning clashes in Abu Dis

[Ynet] Two Paleostinians were tossed in the slammer
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
early Tuesday morning during festivities in Abu Dis. Security forces were making repairs to the security fence in the Paleostinian village when a riot broke out. The forces responded with crowd dispersal measures, and identified three hits.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Southeast Asia
Indonesia investigates reports top Islamic State commander killed
[REUTERS] Indonesia is investigating reports from 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....
supporters that the most senior Southeast Asian commander of the murderous Moslem group was killed by U.S. air strikes in eastern Syria last week, counter-terrorism officials said.

Online messages from Islamic State propagandists viewed by Rooters say Bahrumsyah, an Indonesian national, died after U.S. air strikes hit Hajin, north of the Syrian city of Abu Kamal, last Tuesday.

A front man for Indonesia’s foreign ministry, Arrmanatha Nasir, said the embassy in Syria had made enquiries but had yet to confirm Bahrumsyah’s death.

Two senior Indonesian counter-terrorism officials, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, said they were taking the online reports seriously.

"We are in the process of investigating," said one bigwig with Indonesia’s counter-terrorism agency.

If the reports were true, it would become a "motivation to carry out reprisal attacks" in Indonesia, the bigwig said.

A Pentagon front man, Eric Pahon, said U.S. aircraft were bombing the "general area" in eastern Syria on the day Bahrumsyah is believed to have died but was unable to confirm his death.

As well as leading Katibah Nusantara, an armed unit comprising more than 100 Southeast Asians, Bahrumsyah also organized funding for the Salafist tough guys who captured part of the southern Philippines city of Marawi in a bloody siege last year, analysts and officials say.

Posted by: Fred || 04/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Child soldier among those killed in clash with NPA
[Rappler] A child soldier was among communist militants killed during a clash in Davao del Sur on April 21. Military spokesman Benjamin Madrigal identified the casualty as 15-year-old Rondi Ondo, a resident of Makilala in Cotabato province.

News about the death of the child soldier, whom the military claims to be a New People's Army recruit, only surfaced on April 23, two days after an encounter between Philippine troops and the communist rebels at Barangay Astorga in Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur. Madrigal said, "Ondo’s cadaver was recovered after the encounter with an M16 rifle and clad in black NPA uniform."

“We condemn the practice in strongest term and challenge the NPA terrorists to spare them. Let children be children, and allow them to play, learn, enjoy and experience the beauty of being a child and spare them from indoctrinating hatred and violence,” Madrigal added.

Ondo's mother, however, contested the military's statement. Identifying herself as Marissa Ando in a phone interview, she said "the military is trying to appear that my son was an NPA."

"They want to put his death into a closure so things would be over," she added.

What actually happened on April 21, she said, was that the child was with his uncle and cousin at their farm to get coconuts when the military fired at her son with a sniper.

Earlier on April 22, the military said NPA leader Julito Pueblas was among those killed in the clash. According to Eastmincom spokesperson Ezra Balagtey, Pueblas was “responsible for atrocities and coercion” in the Davao province. He allegedly led the Sentro De Grabidad of Guerilla Front 51 of the NPA in Mindanao. The military said they also captured Jessa Lumana during the incident.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian troops target IS tunnels, trenches in Damascus
[IsraelTimes] Syrian state TV is reporting that government forces have launched a new operation targeting underground tunnels used by 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 in the capital, Damascus.

The TV says the aim of the operation is to destroy dug-out trenches and tunnels in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood and the nearby Paleostinian refugee camp of Yarmouk that is also mostly controlled by IS.

A group of journalists taken on Tuesday to the adjacent neighborhood of Qadam witnessed intense shelling and Arclight airstrikes on IS positions in the camp and Hajar al-Aswad.

The area in southern Damascus is the last part of the capital not controlled by Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Before going into the family business Pencilneck was an eye doctor. If he'd stuck with it he'd have had a good practice by now...
’s forces. Other Lions of Islam in the area, including an al-Qaeda-linked group, have said they would relocate to rebel-held regions in northern Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Russian Air Defenses Intercept Objects Targeting Hmeimim Base
[AlAhram] Russian military stated Tuesday that Russian air defenses at Hmeimim airbase in Syria have intercepted and destroyed several unidentified targets.

An airbase spokesperson has stated that the airbase is operating normally.

No damages or casualties have been reported at this time.

"On April 24 ... the airspace monitoring facilities at Russia's Hmeimim airbase detected a group of small-size unidentified airborne targets approaching the base," the spokesperson said in a statement. "All targets were destroyed by air defense means deployed at the base."

According to South Front, the Russian Pantsir-S1 airbase systems shot down two drones armed with projectiles that had been launched by a krazed killer group. It also reported that rockets were also intercepted. Other media reports indicate that two to four objects were destroyed in the air.

Video footage alleged to show the attack has since surfaced on social media.

​The airbase, which is just one of two operated by Russia in Syria, is located in the coastal city of Jableh. Russia operates a second base is Tartus.

​In February 2018, the Russian Defense Ministry released a statement denying media reports of a "successful drone attack" on the base on January 1.
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10 members of Jaish al-Islam, including commanders, killed in regime airstrikes
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] At least ten fighters from Jaish al-Islam
...Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) was established by Zahran Alloush, the son of Saudi-based religious scholar Abdullah Mohammed Alloush, after Syrian authorities released him from prison in mid-2011 where he had been serving time for his Salafist activism. The group claimed responsibility for carrying out the July 2012 Damascus bombing that killed Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha, Deputy Defense Minister Asef Shawkat, and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani. It was a driving force behind actions in the Damascus region. It cooperated and conducted joint operations with al-Nusra. In Sptember 2013 Saudi Arabia engineered Liwa al-Islam's merger with fifty other more or less Salafist groups as a counterweight to al-Nusra, which the Learned Elders of Islam considered was growing too powereful...
, including commanders, have been killed in barrel bombs attack on southern neighborhoods of Damascus, local news hound said Tuesday.

The General commander of Jaish al-Islam, Abu al-Brara’, was maimed in the attack on Yalda, last rebels stronghold in the capital.

Local activists said the regime warplanes have carried out more than 500 raids in a week of major ground and aerial offensive to end rebels and hardline groups presence south of Damascus.

Bashir al-Assad, backed by Iran and Russia, is seeking to crush the last few besieged rebel enclaves, building on the defeat of rebels in the eastern Ghouta region, which was the rebels' last major stronghold near the capital.

The regime's state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
claims they're aiming to destroy dug out trenches and tunnels in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood and the nearby Paleostinian refugee camp of Yamouk, mostly controlled by IS.
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Some US-backed Kurdish fighters return to fight IS: coalition
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Kurdish members of the Syrian Democratic Forces - made up of Kurds, Syrian Arabs and other groups - had quit the Middle Euphrates River Valley in February after The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
sent troops into Syria and launched an operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in its Afrin enclave.

Turkey drove the group from the city March 18.

The sudden departure of SDF fighters resulted in a slow-down in missions against ISIS in two remaining islamic Death Eater pockets along the river.

"We are encouraged by the return of some Syrian Democratic Force partners to the Middle Euphrates River Valley," said Colonel Ryan Dillon, a front man for the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

"More combat power is returning to Euphrates River Valley to really turn it on to the ISIS elements," he added.

Dillon did not provide any details on the numbers of fighters returning.

The United States has since late 2014 led an international coalition to defeat ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
recently threw America's commitment to Syria into doubt, especially after ISIS is defeated, when he said he wanted US forces out as soon as possible.
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ISIS Commander in Syria Arrested in Lebanon
[AAWSAT] Police in Leb announced on Tuesday the arrest of an ISIS commander, who was active in Syria, in the northern town of Zgharta.

The suspect was identified as a Syrian citizen born in 1982, said an Internal Security Forces statement.

The detainee acted as a military commander for the terrorist group in the central Syrian province of Homs.

He confessed to being "a military cadre" who took part in many battles in Syria including the capture of the historic town of Palmyra that the bandidos snuffies held for months and destroyed some of its invaluable archaeological sites, said the statement.

He was locked away
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
nearly two weeks ago after he had illegally entered Leb. He was captured by the security forces before he was able to contact any ISIS members abroad.

The suspect revealed that he came to Leb in early April in wake of the group’s defeat in Syria, revealing that he was waiting for future orders from ISIS.
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Hezbollah member dies after explosive device detonates
[EN.ANNAHAR] A Hezbollah member identified as Bilal Ahmad Hassan died Tuesday after an bomb detonated in his home in the southern district of Saida, Leb, a security source told Annahar.
"Honey, have you seen my bomb?"
It was not immediately clear whether it was a deliberate attempt on his life or a mere accident.

Hezbollah security forces attended the scene before being joined by Lebanese authorities, the source added.
The Times of Israel adds:
Hezbollah sources told the LBCI news outlet that Bilal Hassan Abdo died in the hospital of injuries he sustained when a gas balloon went kaboom! in his home.

Other media reports suggested the kaboom may have been caused by munitions Abdo had in the building. Security forces cordoned off the area as explosive experts prepared to investigate the cause of the blast, Leb24 reported.
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