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Sweida: Syrian Army advances 3.5km deep into ISIS-held territory
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Afghanistan
Video: U.S. airstrikes leave at least 30 Taliban dead in Ghazni province
[KhaamaPress] The coalition forces in Afghanistan have released a new video of airstrikes on Taliban militants in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

According to a short statement released by the coalition forces, the airstrikes were carried out on 10th September in the vicinity of Nawa district, leaving at least 30 militants dead.

“U.S. Forces in Afghanistan conducted two kinetic strikes against Taliban leaders and fighters assembled at adjacent compounds in Nawah district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan, September 10, 2018. The double-structure strike resulted in 30 Taliban killed,” the statement said.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern parts of the country where the Taliban militants are actively operating in some of its districts.

The group launched a coordinated attack on the provincial capital of Ghazni province earlier last month that lasted for several days.

According to reports, the attack on Ghazni city inflicted heavy casualties on civilians besides the Taliban militants and security personnel also sustained heavy casualties during the clashes.
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Local Taliban leaders, militants suffer heavy casualties in Baghlan
[KhaamaPress] Dozens of Talibs including their local leaders were killed or maimed during the operations in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the holy warriors were killed during the ground operations and Arclight airstrikes in Shash Kapi, Larkhabi, and Dand Shahabuddin areas of the province.

The statement further added that a total 36 holy warriors were killed during the operations and at least 12 others sustained injuries.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, some big shots of the group, including the shadow district chief of the group for Pul Khumri Mawlavi Qadir, Qari Khalid, Mullah Ibrahim, Qari Zahir, Ghazi Malang, and Mullah Hadifa Jalalabadi are among those killed.

The Afghan forces also confiscated a vehilce, two cycle of violences, and some flags of Pakistain during the same operations, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

Baghlan has been among the relatively calm provinces in northern parts of the country but the security situation of the province has tanked during the recent years.
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Taliban’s spy chief for southeastern provinces among 7 key militants killed
[KhaamaPress] At least seven key Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group members including their shadow spy chief for the southeastern parts of the country have been killed in Paktia province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the Taliban spy chief for southeastern provinces Zainatullah, also famous as Farhad, was killed with six others in an Arclight airstrike.

The statement further added that the murderous Moslems were killed as they were travelling in a vehicle to plan future terrorist activities.

Other key Taliban group members killed during the airstrike have been identified as Gul Rahman famous as Anas, Habibullah famous as Edris, and Bohran.

This comes as at least 35 murderous Moslems were killed during the ground operations and airstrikes in Zurmat district Tuesday, the statement said, adding that some key Taliban group leaders and Paks were also among those killed.

According to the provincial government, more than sixty murderous Moslems were also maimed during the same operations.

In another operation, the Afghan intelligence operatives had tossed in the slammer
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
three murderous Moslems who were involved in murders and other terrorist related activities, the provincial government added.
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Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram in Damasak, kill many
[NAN.NG] Damasak Local Government Area of Borno state is under crossfire between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
fighters.

The battle was raging at the time of filing the report. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Buratai is in the region, leading efforts to flush out the remnants of Boko Haram Lions of Islam in the Lake Chad fringes.

A competent Military source, told NAN that the military and the Death Eaters were currently engaged in a heavy shootout.

He said that the Lions of Islam stormed the town to attack a military formation in the evening but they met stiff resistance from troops.

Reacting, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, who confirmed the attack to NAN through text message, said the troops were dealing with the terrorists.

Chukwu said that " Troops of 145 Bn in Damasak, Borno State are engaging Boko Haram Death Eaters who came to attack their location at about 6 p.m. this evening.

"Fierce battle is on going right now. The troops are dealing with the terrorists.”

Nigerian army confirm many Boko Haram fighters killed in gunfight

[XINHUANET] Nigerian army on Thursday confirmed many Boko Haram fighters were killed in the northeastern town of Damasak following a shootout with troops.

In a statement, army front man Texas Chukwu said the shootout followed an attack on a military formation by the Boko Haram terror group in the northern state of Borno on Wednesday evening.

The shootout lasted for many hours, but Chukwu did not give the actual figure of casualties on the Boko Haram's side.

"The troops' aggressive posture, tactics, and marksmanship resulted in neutralizing the many Boko Haram terrorists," he said.
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NAF neutralises Boko Haram vehicle, fighters in Borno
[THENATIONONLINENG.NET] The Nigerian Air Force says the the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed a Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
vehicle and neutralised scores of the bully boyz at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that the operation was carried out on Wednesday.

"As Operation THUNDER STRIKE 2 entered the tenth day, Sept. 12, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has recorded significant successes against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in air raids conducted at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.

" The attacks were conducted in successive waves, involving Nigerian Air Force (NAF) F-7Ni and Alpha Jet combat aircraft.

" As well as Mi-35M Helicopter Gunships supported by Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms.resulting in the destruction of a BHT vehicle and neutralization of scores of myrmidons.

" Characteristic of the myrmidons’ tactics, the BHT fighters were initially well camouflaged under foliage and inside abandoned buildings within the settlement.

" However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
timely intelligence enabled the ISR platforms to track and locate one of the BHT vehicles as it was entering the settlement," he said.

Daramola said that the vehicle was engaged and destroyed by the attack aircraft.

" Subsequent waves of attack targeted the scores of bully boyz that emerged from their hiding places after the attack on the vehicle. These were engaged in turns by the attack aircraft and neutralised," he said.

In another development, Daramola said the ATF conducted several ISR and Close Air Support missions throughout the night of 12 and early morning of Sept.13, in support of troops of the 145 Nigerian Army Battalion, ensuring that the BHTs’ attack at Damasak was thwarted.

He said the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, was in Maiduguri Sept.13 to again assess progress of the operation as well as boost the morale of the frontline troops.

The NAF front man said Abubakar seized the opportunity to commend the Command and personnel of the ATF for their efforts.

He said the CAS also urged them to sustain the momentum of operations with a view to locating and destroying all remnants of the bully boyz within the fringes of Lake Chad and other areas in Northern Borno.(NAN)

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Arabia
Saudi Arabian defence forces destroy Houthi ballistic missile fired towards Najran
[ARABNEWS] 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 defence forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by 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 ...
militia towards 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....
Thursday.

Saudi-led Coalition Spokesperson, Col. Turki al-Maliki, said that the coalition detected a ballistic milssile fired towards Saudi Arabia by the Houthi militia from the Yemeni city of Saada at 7.09pm local time.

Saudi Air Defence forces intercepted and destroyed the missile in the province of Saada. The missile was heading in the direction of Najran, and no injuries were reported.

A total of 194 ballistic missiles have been fired by the Houthi- backed militia towards Saudi Arabia since the Houthis seized the capital Sanaa in September 2014.112 people have died as a result of these missile attacks.

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#1  Was this one destroyed with a Saudi purchased Iron Dome system?
Posted by: 3dc || 09/14/2018 0:24 Comments || Top||


Europe
Syria-Bound Swiss Man Held in Bulgaria on Terror Charges
[AnNahar] A heavily-armed Swiss man has been detained at Bulgaria's eastern border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
and charged with terrorism after allegedly planning to go to Syria, prosecutors announced Thursday.

The man, whose identity has not been revealed, was locked away
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
at Bulgaria's main Kapitan Andreevo border checkpoint on Tuesday and charged for "terrorism and arms smuggling," prosecutors said in a statement.

Two automatic rifles, a smoothbore hunting rifle, a SIG Sauer pistol and ammunition for the weapons were found in his car as well as 24 knives and a map of his route showing the Syrian city of Idlib as his final destination, the statement added.

The arrest followed an alert put out by the Swiss authorities after the man's father had reported him and his vehicle missing, together with the arms and ammunition.

The man told prosecutors that he wanted to help civilians in Syria.

A court will decide on Friday whether to extend his detention beyond the initial 72 hours and place him under formal arrest.

Bulgaria is a major crossing point on the route for Europeans heading to join the jihadist 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....
organization in Syria and Iraq but border arrests have dwindled since peaking in 2015.

A major military operation is expected in the coming weeks against the opposition-held province of Idlib, with aid agencies warning of a possible humanitarian catastrophe as a result.
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#1  i sure would like too hear that name. doubt hat he is blonde hair and blue eed.
Posted by: chris || 09/14/2018 20:59 Comments || Top||


Turkish teenager who plotted to blow up gay club in Frankfurt arrested
[JPost] The intelligence source confirmed that Erkocoglu also targeted a Catholic church in Frankfurt -- the financial center of Germany.

German police in the state of Hesse tossed in the slammer
You have the right to remain silent...
a teenager in September for plotting an Islamic terror attack on a gay club and church in the city of Frankfurt.

An intelligence source in Germany told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that the state police "arrested a guy named Yusuf Erkocoglu, a young Ottoman Turkish kid caught planning to blow up a gay club in Frankfurt."

The Post is the first publication to obtain the name of the suspect.

The intelligence source confirmed that Erkocoglu also targeted a Catholic church in Frankfurt -- the financial center of Germany. German media outlets reported that the 17-year-old suspect has both Ottoman Turkish and German citizenship.
No doubt his parents are hard working and reasonably law abiding, like the parents of so many subject to Sudden Jihad Syndrome. The only question is whether he is a petty criminal/known wolf with mental problems or without.
The United States Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, told the Post : "The US will always work with our German Government partners to thwart acts of terror. This case highlights the urgent need to work together."

The US government played a role in preventing Erkocoglu 's suspected attack, according to the intelligence source in Germany.

The Post reached out to the Frankfurt prosecutor's office on Thursday night but the office did not immediately respond.

Frankfurt has seen Islamic-animated terrorism targeting US soldiers. In 2011, Arid Uka, a Kosovan Albanian , told a Frankfurt court that online Islamist propaganda motivated him to murder two US soldiers at the Frankfurt airport.

Arid Uka was convicted of the murders of Nicholas J Alden, 25, from South Carolina, and Zachary R Cuddeback, 21, from Virginia. Uka shot Alden in the back of the head, according to court documents. He then shouted "Allahu Akbar" ‐ Arabic for "God is great" ‐ and shot Cuddeback.

The left-wing German terrorist group Red Army Faction has in the past executed lethal terrorist attacks on US military personnel.

The rise of Islamic terror networks in Germany has created new dangers for Germany, the United States and Jewish and Israeli institutions in the Federal Republic. The Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran commissioned a Pak man to spy on Israeli and Jewish organizations and launch an liquidation plot, according to German media and prosecution documents. A Berlin court sentenced the 31-yearold Pak citizen Mustufa Haidar Syed-Naqfi to four years and three months in prison in 2017 for working for Iran’s intelligence service to spy "against Germany and another NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
member."
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Iraq
Kirkuk combat chronicle: turbans kidnap 2, 4 dead fighters found


ISIS militants storm health facility in Daquq, kidnap 2

[Rudaw] ISIS bandidos snuffies kidnapped two Kurdish men from a village in Daquq, south of Kirkuk on Thursday and stole medical equipment from a health centre, according to police.

An ambulance driver named Sabah Tahir and another man named Sherwan Mahmood were kidnapped, Daquq police said in a statement. Militants also raided a health centre in the village of Haftaghar, making off with medicines and equipment.

Police say they have launched an investigation into the incident.

Residents of Daquq have repeatedly called on Baghdad to secure the district from ISIS remnants operating in the area.

Kurds living in Daquq are abandoning their homes, fearing the resurgence of ISIS. Iraqi security forces are only present inside the cities and larger towns of southern and western Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
leaving swathes of the countryside undefended.

"ISIS bandidos snuffies openly and especially during night time break into the village buying whatever they need at the shops and bazaars," one Haftaghar resident, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Rudaw. ISIS groups are also ambushing Iraqis on main roads, he added.

The Kurdish Peshmerga withdrew from the area in October 2017 following a takeover by Iraqi forces supported by Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitias. The resulting security gaps have allowed ISIS remnants to regroup and to move unrestricted.

Bodies of 3 Peshmerga, 1 civilian found in Hawija

[Rudaw] Four bodies were discovered in Hawija, Kirkuk province on Thursday, according to a statement from Hashd al-Shaabi forces in the area. ID cards found on their bodies suggest three of them were Peshmerga soldiers killed during the ISIS conflict.

Hashd al-Shaabi said its forces discovered the bodies of three Peshmerga and one Arab civilian from Dhi Ghar. They are currently trying to contact the families of the dear departed.

According to a handout picture of the ID cards found with the bodies, the Peshmerga solders’ names are Zeyad Hawez Rashid, Hoshang Abdulrehman Shahin, and Rajab Hassan Shahin. The Arab civilian has been named as Hussein Hadi.

No details were given as to when the men died or what condition their bodies were found in, except that they appear to have been held captive before their deaths.

Sixty-two Peshmerga are believed to have been taken captive or remain missing in action.

"Neither the Iraqi army nor Hashd al-Shaabi have contacted us, but we are following up on this news," Qaraman Kamal, deputy chief of staff of the Peshmerga, told Rudaw.

"Some of the Peshmerga during the ISIS conflict were killed and their bodies left behind at the battlefield and they are all registered as deaders by the Peshmerga Ministry.

"Another 44, who were taken captive, are registered as captives and we are in continued pursuit of their whereabouts," he added.

Hawija was retaken from ISIS in October 2017.
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Two Islamic State members arrested in Anbar’s Fallujah
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Two Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members were tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
in a security operation in Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
Anbar, a security source from the province said on Thursday.

Speaking to BasNews website, the source said "information from the intelligence department enabled security forces to arrest two Islamic State members in an operation that targeted Nezal and Jubail districts in Fallujah. Weapons and fake ID cards were found in their possession."

"Preliminary information revealed about a terrorist scheme that was going to be carried out by the two krazed killers," the source added.

"Security services transferred the Death Eaters to detention cell in Ramadi for investigations," according to the source.
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Six Islamic State members arrested, west of Mosul: Interior Ministry
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Six 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 were tossed in the slammer
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city, Nineveh, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

A statement by Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson for the ministry, said security forces "managed to arrest six Islamic State members, including one who was working for the group’s Hisbah (Vigilantism) department, while the group was in control of the town."

The Lions of Islam were arrested is districts of al-Mithaq, al-Qahira, al-Tahrir and al-Muthanna, in the western side of Mosul.
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Rival Iraqi factions make coalition deal and end Al-Abadi’s prime minister hopes
[ARABNEWS] Pro-Iran parties in Iraq reached a deal on Thursday to join a parliamentary coalition overseen by anti-Tehran holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
that ends Haider al-Abadi’s hopes of hanging on as prime minister.

The compromise means members of the ruling Shiite Dawa Party will be excluded from competing for the post to lead the next government, negotiators involved in the talks told Arab News.

Al-Abadi, the head of Dawa’s political bureau, who was looking to win a second term, was the biggest loser in the deal. Nuri al-Maliki, the former Iraqi prime minister and head of the State of Law coalition, who was hoping to play a key role in nominating the new head of government also lost out.

Iraqi’s Shiite rivals have been frantically competing to form the largest parliamentary coalition, since elections in May.

Moqtada al-Sadr, one of the most influential Shiite holy mans, whose Sairoon list came first, formed a 154-seat coalition including al-Abadi and his al-Nassir list.

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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian teen caught with knife at Tomb of the Patriarchs
[IsraelTimes] Border Police officers arrest a Paleostinian teenager who tried to enter the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron
...Hamas Central in the West Bank...
with a knife.

In a statement, police say the a 14-year-old from a nearby village aroused suspicions of security forces when he approached the entrance to the holy site with one hand behind his back. When they called on him to stop, the teen threw the blade to the ground.

The statement says the 14-year-old from the Hebron-area village of Dura was detained and taken in for questioning.
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Syria and Jordan begin talks on opening vital border crossing
[Ynet] Jordan and Syria held their first technical talks on opening a major border crossing in southern Syria that was recaptured from the opposition last July, a Jordanian official source said on Thursday.

Damascus, which took back the crossing from the opposition, hopes to reopen the Nassib route vital to its hopes of reviving Syria's shattered economy and rebuilding in territory under its control.

Amman also hopes the opening of the border crossing will reactivate billions of dollars of annual transit trade between Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
and Gulf markets across Syria.

The source told Rooters the meeting that was requested by Syria was held on Wednesday at the Jaber crossing, on the Jordanian side of the border, where technical teams began talks on the practical arrangements from customs to security needed to reopen the crossing.
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IDF says it detonated large bomb placed on Gaza fence, foiling attack
[IsraelTimes] Military says IED planted during recent riot proves Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", is trying to keep border festivities going, despite ceasefire talks

The Israeli military on Thursday detonated a large bomb that had been placed along the Gazoo security fence by Paleostinians during a recent riot, the army said.

The Israel Defense Forces said the placement of the improvised bomb showed that the Gazoo-ruling Hamas terror group was trying to keep up the festivities along the border, despite the reported ongoing ceasefire talks with Israel.

The large IED, which was placed inside a blue jerrycan, was found earlier this week by the IDF next to the security fence in the southern Gazoo Strip.

On Thursday morning, the military destroyed the bomb in a controlled kaboom, the army said.

"The cell of bandidos Death Eaters that planted the bomb planned to injure IDF soldiers and interrupt the operations of forces working in the area," the army said.

"IDF soldiers foiled the attempted terror attack. There were no injuries, and no damage was caused," the military said in a statement.

According to the IDF, the bomb was placed along the fence during a riot earlier in the week.

"The planting of the bomb by the terrorist cell under the cover of a violent demonstration is further evidence that the Hamas terror group is working to maintain the conflict in the fence area and to injure IDF soldiers, while using residents of the Gazoo Strip as human shields and as cover for terrorist activities," the army said.

On Monday, several thousand Paleostinians rioted along the Gazoo security fence, burning tires and throwing rocks at IDF troops on the other side, the army said.
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Southeast Asia
Two Thai rangers gunned down in Pattani ambush
[Bangkok Post] Two paramilitary rangers on patrol were killed and four others injured when they were ambushed in Pattani province on Tuesday night.

The six men were on patrol in Nong Chik district on three motorcycles when gunmen hiding in bushes along the roadside opened fire, killing two servicemen instantly. The other four were injured and rushed to the hospital. It remains unclear how many attackers were involved and what types of firearms they used. The investigation is continuing.

"We suspect it was the work of the same local group who are active in this district," Military spokesman Pramote Prom-in said in an apparent reference to a band of local militants.

"They want to create a situation to incite unrest."

A local source said one of the slain rangers, Suchart, had been injured before, in a bombing in the far South on January 10. He was hit in the head by shrapnel, but he later fully recovered.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Alleged Italian IS Member Held in Syria, Say Kurds
[AnNahar] Kurdish fighters in northern Syria detained an alleged Italian member 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....
group as he was trying to flee across the border to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
, they said Thursday.

The People's Protection Units (YPG) have captured several foreign IS fighters since the jihadists' so-called caliphate collapsed nearly a year ago.

"On August 27, a mercenary called Semir Bogana was captured as a result of a special operation conducted by our Anti-Terror Units, when he was trying to flee to Turkey," said the YPG.

It said Bogana -- an Italian citizen known also as Abu Hureyre al-Muhajir or Abu Abdullah al-Muhajir -- was responsible for weapons shipments to IS.

The YPG makes up the bulk of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance of Kurds and Arabs that spearheaded the fight against IS.

The detained Italian was currently being interrogated and "his fate will be determined at the end of the investigation," an SDF source told AFP.

"We are coordinating with the international coalition, which includes Italia, about all the ISIS detainees," he added, using an Arabic acronym for IS.

At the peak of its "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq, IS attracted thousands of foreigners to join it.

But it has since lost almost all of its territory, including its de facto capital in Syria, the northern city of Raqa.

Since then, U.S.-backed forces have been detaining foreign IS members in both Syria and Iraq.

Among their most infamous detainees are Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee el-Sheikh, two survivors of a four-man IS unit that saw foreign journalists and others tortured and beheaded.

They had been dubbed "The Beatles" because they were British.

French IS members were also tossed in the calaboose
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
in the months after Raqa's fall, including Adrien Guihal, Emilie Konig, and Thomas Barnouin.

The fate of the foreigners, including whether they are handed over to their national authorities, is a controversial topic as some countries appear unwilling to accept extradited nationals who fought with IS in Syria.

Last month, Washington said two Americans accused of supporting IS had been handed over to U.S. authorities by the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Lebanese members of IS have also been transferred to Beirut.
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#1  Keep/Kill em. Painfully
Posted by: Frank G || 09/14/2018 8:33 Comments || Top||


Battle map update of northeast Latakia as Syrian Army prepares to launch offensive
[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is gearing up for their last offensive in the Latakia Governorate, as they look to seal the Idlib provincial border once and for all.

Led by their elite 42nd Brigade of the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to launch a big offensive from two imperative axes in northern Latakia.

The two axes that will be targeted by the Syrian Arab Army are located on the Turkmen Mountain (Jabal Turkmen) and Kurdish Mountain (Jabal al-Akrad).

The primary objective of this offensive will be to not only seal the Idlib provincial border, but also the Latakia-Ottoman Turkish border.

In addition to sealing these borders, the Syrian Army will also attempt to capture the jihadist stronghold of Kabbani, which is used to launch missiles towards the placid provincial capital.

Once these areas are seized, the Syrian Army will move east towards the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour in the southwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
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#1  this is a truly slow motion offensive

the Syria army has been moving forces to the area for months, the Russians have deployed ships off the coast for months

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YPG wrecks havoc on Turkish-backed rebels in Afrin
[AlMasdar] The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units continued their operations against the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels in the Afrin region this week.

According to the official media wing of the YPG, their troops killed two Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) fighters inside the city-center of Afrin this past weekend.

"On September 9th, YPG carried a successful operation, targeting a military vehicle of the Sham Legion (Faylaq al-Sham) in the Sterk village, located near the city center of Afrin," the YPG statement said.

As a result, the vehicle itself was completely destroyed, while both of the FSA rebels nside of the car were killed. In addition, two AK-47 were seized," it added.

Despite the ongoing curfew in Afrin, the YPG has managed to bypass the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels and carry out more attacks inside this region located in northwestern Aleppo.
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US-backed forces break into ISIL’s last Euphrates stronghold – map & video
[AlMasdar] 2018-09-14 (6:30 A.M.) ‐ The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) scored a major advance in the Deir Ezzor Governorate this week after restarting their operations in the Euphrates River Valley.

"On September 10th, the SDF began to advance from 4 different fronts towards the areas controlled by the ISIS terrorist organization such an as Hajin, al-Susa, al-Shafa and the neighboring villages."

Backed by heavy Arclight airstrikes from the French and US air forces, the Syrian Democratic Forces made a significant push into the town of Baghouz Fouqani on Wednesday after finally cracking 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....
’s lines near the Iraqi border.

The SDF was able to break through the first line of the Islamic State’s defenses and advance about 3 km into their Euphrates Valley stronghold. In this area, a number of military points were seized and destroyed from the Islamic State, the SDF’s media added.

On the al-Kasrah axis, the SDF had advanced about 6 km within the first two days.
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#1  I heard that their friends are adding a chapter to the Koran after the cow in honor of their brother in arms John ma kain a and calling it the French fry!
Posted by: Thregum Greath3827 || 09/14/2018 17:01 Comments || Top||


Aleppo: Turkey’s pet turbans tie up civilians, more turbans shell Aleppo, kill child


Jihadists crack down on civilians in west Aleppo as airstrikes halted

[AlMasdar] (2:50 P.M.) – Militants in west Aleppo launched a wide-scale security campaign; arresting scores of civilians under the pretext of promoting reconciliation with the Syrian government.

Gunmen fighting for the recently-formed National Liberation Front
...the alliance formed and commanded by Turkey, whose largest segment is the Islamist group Harakat Ahrar al-Sham...
stormed several houses in Urum Kubra in west Aleppo countryside; detaining civilians who supposedly call for concluding surrender deals with the Syrian Army.

Meanwhile, the Syrian forces continue to target jihadi positions in Hama and Idlib provinces with rocket and artillery strikes.

Militants launch unprovoked attack on Aleppo city, one child killed

[AlMasdar] 2018-09-14 Terrorists have shelled the Syrian city of Aleppo with projectiles, a source in the city’s militia told Sputnik.

“Several rockets exploded on the outskirts of the Nile Street. A child has died. A total of 13 people were injured,” the source said.

The Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation said Thursday that multiple ceasefire violations had been registered in the Syrian provinces of Latakia and Aleppo over the past 24 hours.

“Over the past day, insurgents have attacked the settlements of Dwyer-El-Akrad (four times), Arafit (three times), Safsafa (three times), Ikko (twice), Jubb al-Zaur (twice), Kalaba (twice), Beit Smayra, Kara Kilisa, Kinsabba, Beit Sivan, Qellaz, Tuffakiya (twice), Sandran, Harab-al-Hizato, as well as positions of government forces near Jebel-Castro, Latakia province, districts of Makenis-Ed-Duwairi (four times), Ballyrmoun (twice), al-Zahra (twice), Hara, Halab Al-Jadida, Benjamin, research center (twice) and the sector of the Castello and western outskirts of the city of Aleppo,” Lt. Gen. Vladimir Savchenko said at a briefing.

The center added that there were also cases of ceasefire violations in the Idlib de-escalation zone despite the ceasefire regime established throughout the country.
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Sweida: Syrian Army advances 3.5km deep into ISIS-held territory
[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army has been steadily advancing inside the al-Safa region of the Sweida Governorate this month, liberating several areas from 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).

Led by their 3rd and 10th divisions, the Syrian Arab Army has taken advantage of the Islamic State’s lack of provisions to liberate a large chunk of territory along the southwestern and northeastern axes of the al-Safa region.

According to a Syrian Army officer interviewed by the Sputnik News Agency, his troops have managed to advance approximately 3.5 kilometers deep into ISIS-occupied territory since the start of this offensive in July.

The officer told Sputnik that the operation to capture the rocky cliffs in the al-Safa region has been one of the most difficult tasks thus far during this offensive.

However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
he said once the Syrian Army breaks through the Islamic State’s defenses at these rocky cliffs, they will ultimately force the terrorist group to surrender because they have limited provisions and no access to water.
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Hama-Idib axis: SAA hits heavily with missiles and artillery, big turban permanently unwound


Syrian Army hits southeast Idlib hard as offensive approaches (video)

[AlMasdar] (12:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their missile and artillery strikes on the southeastern countryside of Idlib this week after taking a short hiatus to observe a silent ceasefire.

Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army heavily targeted the fortifications of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham near the Abu Dhuhour Military Airport.

According to a military report from the Tiger Forces, their troops unleashed a flurry of missiles and artillery shells towards the HTS fortifications inside the towns of Umm Khalakhal and Khuwayn.

Despite the absence of the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Arab Army has kept up the pressure on the jihadist rebels in Hama and Idlib by launching daily artillery and missile strikes on their positions.

The Syrian Arab Army is expected to kickoff their offensive in the Hama and Idlib governorates in the coming days, as they await the results of the Turkish-Russian peace talks.

Syrian Army unleashes big assault across Hama-Idlib axis

[AlMasdar] (2:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a big assault across the Idlib-Hama axis this afternoon, following a rather quiet morning in northwest Syria.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began the attack by heavily targeting the Islamist rebels near the Masasneh Checkpoint.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army managed to eliminate an entire group of Jaish al-Izza fighters, including two snipers.

Following this attack, the Syrian Arab Army began targeting Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
’s trenches around the western axis of Tal Wast.

The Syrian Arab Army was able to destroy at least three trenches belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham before they shifted their attention to the Idlib Governorate.

Using surface-to-surface missiles, the Syrian Arab Army heavily shelled the town of Tamanah, hitting a number of jihadist installations in the process.

The Syrian Arab Army is now focusing most of their attack on the towns of Tamanah and Sukeek, which are both located in the southern part of the Idlib Governorate.

Notorious jihadist who had been evacuated from Damascus killed in northern Hama

[AlMasdar] (3:25 P.M.) – A senior rebel commander who had spent years fighting the Syrian Army near Damascus was killed today in northern Hama countryside.

Khalid al-Tinawi, nicknamed Abu Omar al-Dimashqi, was killed when the Syrian Army bombed caves and hidouts for jihadi groups in Lataminah village; killing and injuring scores.

Al-Dimashqi was one of thousands of militants who had been evacuated with their families from Jobar neighborhood east of the Syrian capital to the country’s north as per an evacuation deal.

The slain militant was known for posting filmed threat message on his Facebook page a few hours before he left Jobar, where he vowed to return victorious to take over the Syrian capital.
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US marines conduct big drills with rebels in southern Syria
[Ynet] A Syrian rebel commander said on Thursday rare military exercises with US marines in southern Syria sent a strong message to Russia and Iran that the Americans and the rebels intend to stay and confront any threats to their presence.

Colonel Muhanad al Talaa, commander of the Pentagon-backed Maghawir al Thawra group, told Rooters the eight days of drills that ended this week at the US military outpost in Tanf were the first such exercises with live-fire air and ground assault, involving hundreds of US troops and rebel fighters.

"These exercises have a big importance and have beefed up the defences of the area and raised the combat capabilities and morale and that of civilians in the area," Talaa told Rooters by phone from Tanf, near Syria's borders with Jordan and Iraq.
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#1  Commandos of the Revolution or some such. Presumably non-jihadist, although names have been deceptive. Still, anything with al Shams is probably jihadist, since it's a name for the medieval-era region that incorporates a huge chunk of land, viz:

Scholars today largely agree on the bounds of the Levant, extending from the Antakya region of Turkey, through Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, Jordan and round to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Some include Cyprus, as well. This coincides exactly with the classical Arab region of Sham.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/14/2018 16:16 Comments || Top||


Activists: Turkey beefing up its troops in Syria’s Idlib
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
sent in military reinforcements Thursday to beef up its positions inside Syria’s last rebel bastion Idlib, activists reported, even as the Ottoman Turkish defense minister said Ankara is still trying with Russia and Iran to prevent a humanitarian tragedy in the case of a threatened Syrian government offensive.

Hulusi Akar, the Ottoman Turkish defense minister, said a military operation in the densely populated rebel enclave would drag the already problematic region toward disaster. He spoke during a meeting with foreign ambassadors late Wednesday, according to the state-run Ottoman Turkish Anadolu Agency.

"We are working with Russia, Iran and other allies to bring peace and stability and to stop a humanitarian tragedy," Akar said, according to Anadolu.

The Ottoman Turkish deployment comes amid a lull in a concerted government and Russian aerial bombing campaign on the southern edge of Idlib.

Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday a Ottoman Turkish convoy entered from Kfar Lusin crossing in northern Idlib, heading to some of the 12 Ottoman Turkish observations points that ring Idlib. A video shot by activists of the monitoring group Central Station for Ottoman Turkish Intervention showed armored and gun-mounted vehicles and tanks driving through an Idlib road. Both said the convoy was heading to two different observation points, one south of Idlib and another in the center. But the Ottoman Turkish military did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Turkey deployed hundreds of its soldiers to 12 observation posts that ring Idlib, following a de-escalation agreement reached with Russia and Iran last year to freeze the lines of the conflict, effectively placing Ankara as a protector of the province.

The rebels have held the Idlib province since 2015 but a government offensive captured chunks on the eastern flanks of the province last year before Turkey began deploying its observation points and halting the advances.

In recent weeks, Syrian government forces have been massing to the south and southwest of the province, and in recent days launched an intense aerial bombing campaign targeting rebel positions, three medical centers and rescue workers last week.

But the bombing has let up in the last 24 hours.

Turkey has appealed for a cease-fire in Idlib, which straddles its borders and is home to more than 3 million people. It is seeking to gain time to support its efforts, it said, to separate radical bully boyz from moderate opposition groups it backs.

Turkey has appealed for international support to its efforts to halt an offensive.

The US warned Russia Wednesday that it will bear responsibility for the resulting humanitarian crisis in Syria if the Moscow-backed Syrian military attacks Idlib.

Eric Pahon, a Pentagon front man, said the US and its allies are concerned about the deadly consequences of such an offensive.

Pahon said the US questions the continued presence of more than a dozen Russian warships off of Syrian Mediterranean coast, adding the ships must operate safely and abide by international law.
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