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Afghanistan
Key ISIS leader and his fighters killed in US airstrike in Nangarhar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)]

A key leader of the ISIS terrorist group in Afghanistan was killed along with his lover companions in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army in the East said the holy warriors were killed in the US dronezap in Achin district.

A statement by the Silab Corps said the US forces carried out Arclight airstrikes in Mamand area of the district on Friday, leaving at least ten holy warriors dead.

The statement further added that the ISIS leader killed in the Arclight airstrike has been identified as Abu Tahir al-Bajawari.

At least nine other holy warriors accompanying Bajawari were also killed in the Arclight airstrike, the statement added.

The anti-government armed bully boy groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as holy warriors affiliated 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....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group suffered heavy casualties in the similar Arclight airstrikes in this province last week.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said Wednesday that the latest Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours in Nazian and Achin districts of the province.

The statement further added that 23 ISIS holy warriors were killed in total in the Arclight airstrikes and another bully boy was maimed.

The first Arclight airstrike was carried out using the unmanned aerial vehicles in Bandar Dara area of Achin district earlier today, leaving at least 11 holy warriors dead, the statement said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


15 Afghan army cadets killed in Kabul suicide attack
[DAWN] A jacket wallah killed 15 Afghan army trainees as they were leaving their base in Kabul on Saturday, the defence ministry said, in the latest deadly attack in the capital.

"This afternoon when a minibus carrying army cadets was coming out of the military academy, a suicide bomber on foot targeted them, martyring 15 and wounding four," defence ministry front man Dawlat Waziri told AFP.

Kabul Crime Branch chief General Mohammad Salim Almas said police have launched an investigation into the attack which happened in the west of the city.

"The minibus was carrying army trainees to their homes from Marshal Fahim military academy," Almas told AFP.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

It was the second suicide kaboom in the Afghan capital in 24 hours and the seventh major assault in Afghanistan since Tuesday, taking the total corpse count to more than 200, with hundreds more maimed.

The spate of deadly attacks underscores deteriorating security across the war-torn country as the resurgent Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
step up their attacks on police and military bases and 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....
continue to target Shia mosques.

It was the fifth time since Tuesday that turbans have launched a major attack against Afghanistan's beleaguered security forces already badly demoralised by high casualties and desertions.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Two Derna fighters killed in clashes with forces besieging their city
[Libya Observer] A spokesman for the Shura Council of Derna, Mohammed Al-Mansouri, said on Friday that two members of their forces were killed during an encounter with Khalifa Haftar`s forces that are currently besieging the city.

Al-Mansouri said that Salim Al-Qarbadi and Abdullah Al-Qaba'ili were killed in the clashes in Dahr Al-Ahmar region, southwest of the city.

He added that the two fighters were well known for their stance in defending Derna against ISIS in the previous war yet today they were killed in their fight against Haftar`s armed groups.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


35 Egyptian police officers killed in militant ambush
[DAWN] At least 35 Egyptian coppers were killed in an ambush by gunnies near the Bahariya oasis in the country's Western Desert, security and medical sources said on Saturday, in a rare flare-up outside the Sinai Peninsula.

The interior ministry said security forces hunting down gunnies in the region were attacked late Friday on a road to the Bahariya oasis, some 200 kilometres southwest of Cairo.

An official statement said a number of the attackers were killed, but did not give any figures for losses on either side.

According to a source close to the security services, the convoy was hit by rocket fire. The attackers also used bombs.

There has not yet been a claim of responsibility. A fake claim in the name of the small Lion of Islam group Hasm, reported by multiple local media, spread on social media soon after the attack.

Since the army removed President Mohammed Morsi, of the Moslem Brüderbund, Lion of Islam groups have increased their attacks on the military and police.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Africa Subsaharan
Gunmen kill 12 Niger troops in attack near Mali border
[Al Jazeera] Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and cycle of violences have killed at least 12 paramilitary police and maimed several others in a new attack in Niger's restive southwest, near the Mali border.

The raid on the officers' base happened in the early hours of Saturday in the town of Ayourou in the Tillaberi region, 200km northwest of the capital, Niamey.

It comes after an ambush at the beginning of October killed four Niger and US soldiers along the border, which has been regularly targeted by gangs.

"There was a new attack. Twelve gendarmes were killed. We have launched search operations," Mohammed Bazoum, interior minister, told AFP news agency on Saturday

A security source on the scene said the attackers - believed to had crossed over from Mali - were heavily armed.

"They had rocket launchers and machine guns. They came in four vehicles each with about seven fighters," the source told Rooters news agency.

Several gangs and well-armed ethnic militia are known to operate in the area near the border with Mali, and there have been at least 46 attacks recorded there since early least year.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Arabia
Yemen PM: Iranian ship seized near the coast of Socotra
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Yemeni government announced on Saturday that it had seized an Iranian ship carrying 19 sailors off the coast of the Socotra archipelago, east of the country.

"The Iranian ship was seized on the coast of Hadibu, the capital of the Socotra archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea," Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr said on his Twitter account.

He explained that "the ship was caught by fishermen on the island of Abdul Kuri, one of the islands of Socotra archipelago".

According to Saba News Agency, Yemen’s Council of Ministers held a meeting chaired by bin Daghr in the city of Aden where the seizure of the ship and the investigation into its cargo and source of supply were discussed.

The news coincided with renewed accusations against Iran of transferring weapons to its 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 allies across the Yemeni coasts, and the announcement by the US administration of the government’s support to meet these challenges.

There was no immediate comment from the Iranian authorities on the seizure of the ship on Saturday.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  "the ship was caught by fishermen on the island of Abdul Kuri,

Simple, but well armed, fishermen
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2017 9:51 Comments || Top||


Houthis demand ousted President Saleh be hanged at ‘Gate of Yemen’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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 in 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...
on Friday launched a scathing attack against ousted President former President-for-Life former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
, their former coup ally.

Accusing him of treason, the militia demanded that Saleh should "be killed and hanged at the Gate of Yemen," an important historical landmark and the entrance to old Sanaa.

The Houthi’s official broadcast channel, Al Masirah, called Saleh a traitor. The channel claimed that Saleh is working on abandoning his ally, Houthi leader Abdulk Malik al-Houthi, and attempting to escape Yemen.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shouting match, Bart was wondering if fisticuffs would be appropriate at this point...
Saleh has reportedly been considering an invitation from Russia to participate in a conference in Moscow.

Houthi radio station, SamFM Yemen, allocated the majority of their air time to attack Saleh in the past week.

Houthi official and SamFM Director Hammoud Sharaf al-Deen demanded that Saleh "be killed." He also accused Saleh and his party of supporting a campaign aimed at failing institutions run by Houthi elements.

The Houthi broadcast station welcomed calls from various Houthi leaders who also accused Saleh of treachery and deceit. They also called for Saleh to be "hanged" on the Gate of Yemen.

Similarly, a relative to the Houthi leader, Abdul Quddous Taha al-Houthi, ordered the militia to make their way to Saleh’s house and "drag him and hang him."
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Nice opening negotiation point
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2017 9:50 Comments || Top||


Europe
Man attacks people with knife in Poland shopping mall, injures 8
[DAWN] Polish police say eight people have been hospitalized in southeastern Poland after a 27-year-old man attacked them with a knife at a shopping mall on Friday.

Andrzej Wierszyna, front man for the police in the town of Stalowa Wola, said the attack took place on Friday afternoon with a sharp tool.

Police officer Anna Klee, quoted by the PAP news agency, said it was a knife. The man has been detained.

Eight people have been taken to hospitals in Stalowa Wola, Tarnobrzeg and Sandomierz. Authorities say six of them have serious wounds.
An Nahar adds:
The attack, which police said did not appear to be terrorism-related, happened at around 3:00 pm (1300 GMT) before shoppers apprehended the knifeman, and handed him over to officers.

"The man acted irrationally, stabbing people in the back. One of the wounded women died. Nine other injured people were hospitalized," police said in a statement.

Officers said the man, identified only as Konrad K., had no criminal record, was sober, and is being tested for drugs.

"For now, we can say that this attack did not have any terrorist or ideological motives," regional police chief Krzysztof Pobuta said, quoted by Polish PAP press agency.

Pobuta said he believed the attacker was suffering from depression.

Such attacks are extremely rare in Poland, an EU country of 38 million, which has so far escaped the terrorism-related carnage experienced elsewhere in the bloc in recent years.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Shoppers took him down. Pack, not herd. That said, in a shopping mall you're likely to find a lot of things to hit guys over the head with.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 10/22/2017 7:04 Comments || Top||


4 people injured in Munich knife attack
[DAWN] A man with a knife has lightly maimed four people in Munich and officers are looking for the assailant, police said on Saturday.

Munich police called on people in the Rosenheimer Platz area, located close to the German city's downtown, to stay inside after the incident on Saturday morning.

The perpetrator expeditiously departed at a goodly pace. Police said he appeared to be about 40 years old and had a black bicycle, gray trousers, a green jacket and a backpack.

The police department said on Twitter that officers are looking for the assailant "with all available police forces". It said the motive for the attack was not immediately clear.
Update from Deutsche Welle at 1:00 a.m. ET
Munich knife attack: Police arrest suspected attacker after manhunt

Munich police have detained a suspected knife-wielding man after several people were attacked at various locations across the Bavarian capital. The attacks prompted a citywide manhunt.

Eight people were wounded in a series of knife attacks in Munich on Saturday morning, but none of them sustained life-threatening injuries, police said.

A SWAT team arrested a 33-year-old German suspect after a three hour manhunt.

Police chief Hubertus Andrae said that investigators had ruled out terrorism or religion as a motive for the attack.

The suspect is believed to suffer from mental health problems. Police said the man was known by authorities for other offenses.

The eight wounded were aged between 12 and 77-years-old.

During the manhunt, police described the suspect as a thickset man of about 40, with short blond hair, unshaven, wearing a green jacket, gray pants and a backpack with a sleeping pad attached. He was reportedly riding a black bicycle.
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India-Pakistan
Mutilated bodies of two police constables found in Buner district, say police
[DAWN] Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police on Saturday recovered beheaded bodies of two police constables from Elum Mountain in Buner district, DawnNews reported.

The constables, identified as Faisal Wahid and Tariq, had reportedly gone missing two days ago when they were on a patrolling duty in the area. There had been no news about them for the past two days, until today, when their bodies were recovered by the police.

Following the recovery of mutilated corpses, the law enforcement agencies cordoned off the area and started investigations into the incident.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
ISIS suicide bomber dies in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militant has been killed as the pro-government paramilitary troops have repulsed an attack in north of Salahuddin, a security source said.

“Al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] managed to repel infiltration attempt against units in north Salahuddin in direction of southwest of Nineveh desert,” the source told Baghdad Today on Saturday.

“Troops managed to kill an IS militant who was trying blow up himself,” the source said, adding that forces are still looking for others.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and the Joint Operations Command announced on September 21, the launch of first phase of operations to liberate Hawija and eastern Shirqat, north of Salahuddin. Federal Police, Rapid Response and the pro-government Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) took part in the attack, according to the command.
Posted by: badanov || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


More Mosul Moslem Mayhem
Iraqi forces capture 44 Oil Wells

Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have gained control on two regions and 44 oil wells in Nineveh, the military media reported on Friday.

A statement by the Joint Operations Command’s War Media Cell on Friday said “the army’s 15 division regained control on Zimar and Ain Zala regions, located northwest of Nineveh.”

Moreover, “troops retook oil wells of Batma and Ain Zala as well as all of the wells, estimated at 44,” the statement added.

Iraqi troops, backed by PMFs, took over Kirkuk province from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters earlier this week, fulfilling instructions previously made by Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to retake areas where sovereignty is disputed with Kurdistan Region’s Government.

8 ISIS Bad Guys smoked in airstrikes in Tal Faris region

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Eight Islamic State militants were killed in an airstrike launched in west of Mosul, the Iraqi army’s air force command has announced.

“Army launched airstrike against IS militant in Tal Faris region, southwest of Mosul, leaving eight militants killed,” the command said in a statement on Saturday.

A family composed of a woman and her two sons were reportedly killed by IS militants, who infiltrated via Tigris river toward Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul.

On July 10, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More than 25000 militants were killed throughout the campaign, which started in October 2016.
Posted by: badanov || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antix


Iraqi warbirds eliminate ISIS Bad Guys near Rutba

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants were killed in airstrike launched by the Iraqi army in western Anbar, a source from Anbar Operations Command said on Saturday.

“Iraqi jets managed to shell seven vehicles of IS in desert of Wadi al-Qathf, south of Rutba, leaving them totally destroyed and several militants inside them killed,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added, “the operation was carried out while Maj.Gen. Mahmoud al-Falahi, Anbar Operations Commander, was on a mission in the western desert looking for hiding militants.”

Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them in 2015 and 2016.

Iraqis claim 40 dead ISIS Bad Guys in Anbar

Qaim (IraqiNews.com) Warplanes from the United States-led coalition killed 40 Islamic State militants west of Anbar as operations approach for the recapture of the group’s last havens in Iraq.

Alghad Press quoted a security source saying that the fighter jets pounded militants’ locations near the “phosphate company” in the town of Qaim, killing 40 members.

More than 15 vehicles belonging to the militants were destroyed in the raid, according to the source.

Since Islamic State militants took over large areas of Iraq and Syria to establish a self-styled “caliphate” in 2014, Iraqi government forces, backed paramilitary troops and U.S.-led coalition, launched a wide-scale campaign to retake those regions.
Posted by: badanov || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq forces in full control of Kirkuk province
[Al Jazeera] Iraqi forces have claimed control of all of Kirkuk province after intense fighting against Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

The army says it captured the last town, Altun Kupri, near Erbil, with the help of Shia paramilitaries early on Saturday after a three-hour battle.

Peshmerga were sending reinforcements to fight the army and their allied militias on the front line north of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
while Iraqi forces were trying to push the Peshmerga further towards Erbil, the Kurdish regional capital.

The fighting continued around Altun Kupri, about 40km northwest of Kirkuk, on the Erbil-Kirkuk road.

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's ordered the army not to enter Erbil's city limits, saying they will protect civilians and their property, while respecting what he called the 2003 perimeters of the disputed area.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Southeast Asia
ARSA open to surrender, but only under UN supervision
[Dhaka Tribune] It has been nearly two months, 57 days to be precise, since the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacked Myanmar armed forces outposts, igniting the biggest humanitarian crisis in the region in decades. Nearly 590,000 refugees have fled to Bangladesh after the government forces began massacring village after village.

While refugees keep pouring into Bangladesh, ARSA has gone quiet. When they first appeared as Haraqah al-Yaqin in October 2016, the same scenario played out. A well-coordinated attack on Myanmar police camps put them on the map, but no other known operations took place till August 2017.

ARSA chief Ata Ullah Abu Ammar Al Jununi remains on the run with his guerillas in the hills and forests of Rakhine, which prevents him from communicating to direct queries. In his lieu, there are four deputies who are empowered to speak on his behalf and operate as they see fit per Ata Ullah’s orders. Maulvi Mostakim and Maulvi Noman coordinate recruitment and financing from Malaysia, Abul Kalam Haidery operates in Soddy Arabia
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS pocket in northeast Deir Ezzor nearly cleared as Syrian Army liberates two towns
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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 (ISIS) last pocket in northeastern Deir Ezzor is on the verge of being cleared by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), a military source told al-Masdar News this morning.

Units from the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division and 5th Legion have been advancing at a rapid pace inside this terrorist pocket in northeast Deir Ezzor, leaving the remaining ISIS murderous Moslems with little-to-no time to safely withdraw.

On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army resumed their operations inside this pocket, liberating two towns from the Islamic State near the large village of al-Husseiniyeh.

According to a military source, the Syrian Arab Army liberated al-Hasan and Shaqrah after a short operation this morning along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

With the aforementioned towns under their control, the Syrian Arab Army only needs to liberate Safirah Tahtani and Safirah Fouqani in order to clear the entire pocket.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamic State’s gamble pays off as they overrun rebel positions in Yarmouk Camp
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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....
(ISIS) launched a surprise offensive inside the Yarmouk Camp District of southern Damascus, yesterday, capturing several buildings from the rebel forces in the process.

ISIS managed to penetrate 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...
’s defenses in a swift assault, yesterday, forcing the latter to abandon several buildings east of the strategic Paleostine Roundabout.

According to the terrorist group’s official media wing, their forces killed at least 4 opposition fighters, including the Jaish al-Islam commander, Issam Abu al-Fadl.

Abu al-Fadl was the commander of Jaish al-Islam’s Brigade 229 before his death on Friday.
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Jaysh Al-Islam military commander assassinated in Daraa
[ALMASDARNEWS] The military commander for the 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...
rebel faction was assassinated in the Dara’a Governorate, Friday, the group’s media wing reported.

According to Jaish al-Islam, the commander, Mazen Abu Wajdi, was traveling in his vehicle when a group of unknown assailants opened fire, abruptly ejecting him from the gene pool.

Abu Wajdi was the commander of Jaish al-Islam’s 11th Brigade and deployed to the Dara’a Governorate before he was assassinated
on Friday.

No group has grabbed credit for the liquidation.
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Syrian Army Combat Summary
The Syrian Army, in cooperation with allied forces, on Saturday restored security and stability to al-Qaryatain city in the south-eastern countryside of Homs after the elimination of ISIL terrorist groups which earlier infiltrated into the city, SANA reporter said.

The military engineering units, according to the reporter, removed the explosive devices and mines planted by ISIL terrorists in houses, streets, squares and governmental institutions in the city.

Last September 27, about 300 ISIL terrorists moved from the areas close to al- Rukban to the city of Al-Qaryatain in the south-eastern countryside of Homs using dozens of SUVs vehicles. ISIL terrorists benefited of the highly accurate coordinates obtained through aerial reconnaissance of the US-led international alliance.

Source: SANA
Posted by: badanov || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syrian troops recapture Qaryatayn
[DAWN] Syrian government forces and their allies regained control on Saturday of a predominantly Christian central town that sleeper cells of the Death Eater 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 captured late last month.

The government-run Syrian Central Military Media said "the Syrian army and its allies have restored security and stability to Qaryatayn" after clearing the town of out IS fighters.

The capture of Qaryatayn came after nearly three weeks of fighting that saw IS capture areas it had earlier lost in an offensive by Syrian government forces and Iranian-backed holy warriors under the cover of Russian Arclight airstrikes.

Earlier this week, IS lost control of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of its self-declared caliphate, after a four-month offensive by the United States (US)-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. Last week, IS lost its stronghold of Mayadeen in eastern Syria.

IS still holds parts of Syria's eastern Deir el-Zour province and Iraq's Anbar province, as well as small, scattered pockets elsewhere. The loss of Qaryatayn is another blow for the Lion of Islam group.
Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


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CIA ‘working to take down' WikiLeaks, al Qaeda, and Islamic State threats, agency chief says
[Wash Times] The head of the CIA lumped WikiLeaks with al Qaeda and the Islamic State and said his agency is working toward reducing the "enormous threat" posed by each of them.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo placed the antisecrecy website in the same category as terrorist organizations while speaking Thursday at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies’ National Security Summit in D.C.

"I talked about these non-state actors, and it’s not just Wikileaks. Indeed I may have overemphasized them ‐ they are an enormous threat, we are working to take down that threat to the United States as well, to reduce the threat from all of it," Mr. Pompeo said. "But Hezbollah, [the Islamic State], al Qaeda, none of them sit at the U.N., these are all non-state actors, each of which has not only cyber capacity, but they look and feel like very good intelligence organizations.

"All the tradecraft that you read about from the excellent work that the agency’s done and that our state competitors have done for decades and decades, you now see it being adopted by these non-state agencies," Mr. Pompeo continued. "They run assets; they run counterintelligence program; they lure dangles ‐ all the tradecraft that you read about from the excellent work that the agency’s done and that our state competitors have done for decades and decades, you now see it being adopted by these non-state agencies. "

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange scoffed at the CIA chief’s remarks.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2017 05:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wikileaks appears to be an internally generated problem. Perhaps some might say all are internally generated.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2017 5:36 Comments || Top||

#2  It doesn't matter - all that matters is that they want one world government and anything that opposes this goal is enemy.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 10/22/2017 6:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Herb, when I started college 50 yrs ago, (damn I'm old), one of the most aggressive recruiters at freshman orientation was the "One World Fedaralists".

Given my interest in the political and my inbred love of country federalism was very interesting so I took some time speaking to them and looking at their literature. It took little time to determine that they were very much of the pale red variety.

Amazing how OWF and Internat'l Socialism sounded the same when you translated the jargon and euphemisms and crushing desire for a "new" man.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/22/2017 8:54 Comments || Top||

#4  They have anybody working on the NKors?

No I didn't think so!

Not even a "Remember the Pueblo"
Posted by: 3dc || 10/22/2017 15:01 Comments || Top||

#5  The CIA seems WAY overstaffed for the task.
Posted by: Black Bart Omeasing1539 || 10/22/2017 15:15 Comments || Top||


The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition
3 dies in ISIS set bomb near Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A whole family was killed by Islamic State militants after they infiltrated via Tigris river to south of Mosul city, a security source was quoted saying.

IS militants sneaked from the islands in Tigris river toward Hammam al-Alil, south of Mosul, late on Friday, the source who preferred anonymity told the Russian Sputnik agency.

The militants accessed a house of a woman who works at a hospital of Hammam al-Alil camp, the source said. They slaughtered her, along with her two sons, who are tribal fighters in Nineveh.

The islands are totally covered by thick trees, which prevents observing the sneaking militants, who have hideouts and tunnels there, the source said.

2 die near Sinjar in Ninevah

Sinjar (IraqiNews.com) Four persons were killed and injured as a bomb blast occurred west of Sinjar, a Yazidi activist was quoted saying on Saturday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, Farhan Ibrahim, Yazidi activist, said, “a bomb, placed inside a school in a village near al-Domeiz district, west of Sinjar, exploded while four persons were accessing the school.”

“The blast left two victims and two wounded,” Ibrahim said.

2 wounded in mortar attack in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Two civilians were wounded as mortar missiles fell, north of Kirkuk, a security source said on Friday.

“Mortar missiles fell on Dour al-Kahrabaa region in Dibs town, north of Kirkuk, which left two civilians wounded,” the source told Mawazin News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, “security troops, backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi [Popular Mobilization Forces] cordoned off the accident spot. Ambulances transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment.

Iraqi troops, backed by PMFs, took over Kirkuk province from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters on Tuesday, fulfilling instructions made earlier by Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to retake areas where sovereignty is disputed with Kurdistan Region’s Government.
Posted by: badanov || 10/22/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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