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Africa North
Egypt says 16 suspected militants killed in Sinai
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Egypt’s interior ministry said on Tuesday 16 suspected gunnies have been killed in North Sinai, where security forces have for years been battling a local affiliate of ISIS krazed killer group.

The gunnies were killed during police raids on their hideouts in the scenic provincial capital el-Arish, the ministry said in a statement, without detailing when the raids took place.

Based on intelligence from the national security department, the ministry alleged the gunnies had been planning attacks on "important and vital facilities" as well as prominent figures in the city.

Egypt has for years been fighting an insurgency in North Sinai, which escalated following the 2013 military ousting of president Mohammed Morsi.

Since then, hundreds of coppers and soldiers have been killed in bad boy attacks.

In February 2018, the army launched a nationwide operation against the bad boys, focusing mainly on the turbulent North Sinai region.

Some 650 gunnies and around 45 soldiers have been killed since the start of the offensive, according to separate statements by the armed forces.
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [59 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Houthi drone attack 'hits arms depot' at Saudi airport in Najran
[Al Jazeera] Yemen's 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 ...
rebels said they launched a bomb-laden drone into 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...
targeting an airport with a military base - an attack acknowledged by the kingdom.

It was not clear if there were any injuries or what the extent of damage was.

The Houthis' Almasirah satellite news channel said early on Tuesday the attack hit the airport in Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
with a Qasef-2K drone, striking an "arms depot".

Najran, 840km southwest of Riyadh, lies on the Saudi-Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
border and has repeatedly been targeted by the Houthis.

A statement earlier on the state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted Saudi-led coalition front man Colonel Turki al-Maliki as saying the Houthis "had tried to target" a civilian site in Najran, without elaborating.

Al-Maliki warned there would be a "strong deterrent" to such attacks and described the Houthis as the "terrorist militias of Iran".

Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthis tried to target civilian site in Saudi Arabia’s Najran
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemen’s Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias attempted to hit a civilian site in the Saudi border province of Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
with a bomb-laden drone, Arab Coalition front man Colonel Turki al-Maliki said, warning that there would be a "strong deterrent" to such attacks.

The state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted al-Maliki describing the Houthis as the "terrorist militias of Iran." He did not mention any casualties.

The attack on Najran comes as Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the US over Tehran’s atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after 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...
and Iran’s foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter.

Najran, 840 kilometers (525 miles) southwest of Riyadh, is right on the Saudi border with Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
and has repeatedly been targeted by the Iranian-allied Houthis.

Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


India-Pakistan
Indian lawmaker, family members among 11 killed in Arunachal Pradesh ambush
[DAWN] Eleven people, including a politician and four of his family, were killed in an ambush by tribal separatists in the eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

Heavily armed bully boyz fired automatic weapons at the five-vehicle convoy of Tirong Aboh, a member of the legislative assembly for the state seat of Khonsa, in the Tirap district near the border with Myanmar, the police official said.

"We are yet to ascertain the group responsible for the attack," the police official, who declined to be named as he is not authorised to talk to the media, told Rooters.

The area where the ambush took place is very remote, making an investigation of the attack difficult, the official said.

"Extremely shocked by unfortunate incident of killing of Khonsa MLA Tirong Aboh along with several others by bad boys," Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu tweeted.

Attacks on Indian officials by separatist militias have declined in recent years, though dozens of groups still operate in north and eastern areas of the country.
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
'Targeted killings' and wave of arrests in Syria's Deraa
[Al Jazeera] At least 380 civilians have been nabbed
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in Syria's Deraa and 11 people killed in apparent "assassinations" since government retook the southern province, according to the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
Marta Hurtado, spokeswoman for the UN high commissioner for human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
, said the 11 cases included a number of civilians and former fighters serving in civilian local councils and the security forces.

The killings in Deraa, the birthplace of the uprising against Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
's rule, took place despite attempts at reconciliation between the government and former fighters.

Deraa surrendered to the Syrian army under a deal brokered by Russia in July last year. Assad's government offered amnesty to former fighters under the so-called "reconciliation" agreements.

The 11 deaths that took place from July 26, 2018, to March 13, 2019, included fatal drive-by shootings, the UN rights office said in a report.

The agency said it was not in a position to identify any perpetrators as it has no presence in Syria, which has been gripped by war since 2011.

Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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