[Libya Herald] The bodies of five members of pro-government forces battling Benghazi Revolutionaries Shoura Council (BRSC) were taken to Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC) as fighting continued in the city into its eighth day . . . Rest of it's behind the pay wall.
[Libya Herald] Two men from the Cyrenaican town of Shahat died at the hands of Islamic Lions of Islam in Derna on Wednesday, according to a source from within the military.
One of the victims has been identified as Osama Tayyib Al-Ar, while the other's identity is still unknown.
It is believed that the two men were kidnapped as leverage in a prisoner exchange, but when negotiations failed, the men were simply killed, the source said.
According to a member of the staff at Al-Haraish Hospital in Derna, the men died from gunshot wounds and their bodies were taken back to Shahat early Thursday morning.
As Derna's Shoura Council of Islamic Youth (SCIY) has gained power and declared allegiance to 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), the town has become a hotbed for extremism. This past week, SCIY set up an Islamic Court and handed down a sentence of public flogging for a group of young men found guilty of alcohol abuse.
[Libya Herald] Despite claims by Zintani forces connected to the Libya National Army to have taken Kikla, the mountain town has not fallen, the Libya Herald has been told by a reliable source who visited it two days ago.
"Kikla is holding out", the source said, but the situation was "very bad". Fran and Ollie have it even worse.
Many people had been killed, he stated, adding that "it's mostly fighters now in the town". Almost all the residents had left. But those still there were taking a tremendous battering, mainly by Grad missiles. The main mosque had been turned into a hospital which hevisited twice during the day. Each time there had been fresh maimed brought in.
The situation had reached stalemate he explained. Because of the mountainous terrain, both Kikla's defenders and the Zintani attackers occupied key high ground from which they could not be expelled but which enabled them to prevent the enemy from advancing.
He said small groups of fighters from towns across the Jebel had gone to fight the Zintanis and that that following a meeting convoked by Misratans this week of representatives from such towns, Jadu had agreed to send a force to help defend Kikla. It would not, however, comply with Misratan requests that it attack Zintan.
It was likely that the fellow Amazigh town of Nalut would join Jadu in sending a group of fighters, he added, but it too would refrain from going on the offensive against Zintan.
Whoever sent troops, he said, there was now a war of attrition, with stalemate facing both side.
[Iran Press TV] Security forces in Tunisia have clashed with Lions of Islam in two separate incidents ahead of the North African country's parliamentary elections.
On Thursday, police surrounded a house where suspected Lions of Islam had sheltered in the Oued Ellil suburb of the capital, Tunis. The gunnies had earlier killed one police officer and maimed another during a shootout.
Witnesses at the scene said neighboring houses were evacuated and gas, electricity and water supplies were cut.
Interior Ministry front man Mohammed Ali Aroui said the gunnies's goal was to disturb the elections.
Earlier in the day, security forces tossed in the slammer Book 'im, Mahmoud! two men armed with assault rifles following a clash in the town of Kebili. A bystander was killed during the exchange of fire.
Tunisia is set to hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, and approximately 5.2 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots.
Over 13,000 candidates started their official electoral campaigns around three weeks ago for the 217 seats in the country's National Assembly.
The Islamist Ennahda Movement and the secular Nidaa Tounes Party are expected to win the majority of the votes in the upcoming elections.
Authorities have warned that Lions of Islam would launch a spate of attacks in an attempt to disrupt the elections and destabilize the country.
[Iran Press TV] Takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed... 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... bully boyz in Nigeria have kidnapped at least 60 women and girls following attacks on two remote towns in the country's northeast, despite a truce between the government and the krazed killers.
The residents of the northeastern town of Wagga said on Friday that Boko Haram bully boyz had attacked the town, going door-to-door in search of young women and girls. The bully boyz kidnapped 40 females in the town.
Separately, witnesses in Gwarta reported a kidnapping at the weekend involving 20 females. No more details have yet been revealed.
Wagga is close to the town of Chibok, where 276 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in April, triggering worldwide outrage. A number of the girls kidnapped in Chibok have managed to break from Boko Haram's custody but some 200 still remain missing.
The Nigerian government recently announced that it had reached a temporary truce with Boko Haram in an effort to secure the release of the schoolgirls from Chibok.
Negotiations over the release of the schoolgirls are under way between the representatives of the government and Boko Haram in the Chadian capital, N'Djamena.
[ARABNEWS] Former head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party Ghulam Azam, who last year was sentenced to 90 years in prison for criminal masterminding atrocities during the country's 1971 war, died on Thursday night.
Azam, 91, the wartime head of the Jamaat-e-Islami ...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores... party who later turned into its spiritual leader and a key player in the country's politics, died of a heart attack while in jug at a hospital in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
"He died of cardiac arrest at 10.10 p.m. today," a director of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University hospital Abdul Majid Bhuiyan told news hounds.
[Ynet] 10 men acquitted in Kurdish terror finance trial
A Danish court on Wednesday acquitted 10 men accused of terror financing for providing money to a Kurdish separatist group.
The Copenhagen City Court said prosecutors did not prove that the at least 130 million kroner ($22 million) transferred to Kurdish organizations was actually channeled to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. The group is considered a terrorist organization by the US and the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... .
[DAWN] At least two people were killed and dozens injured Thursday when a suspected jacket wallah detonated his explosives outside a Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam ...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability... -Fazl (JUI-F) rally in Quetta, police said.
[DAWN] Unidentified gunnies killed eight members of the ethnic Hazara community and injured six others in the Hazar Ganji area of Quetta, the capital of the volatile 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... province, on Thursday morning.
Imran Qureshi, a police brass hat told Dawn that the gunniesshot up a Mazda bus and killed eight members of the Hazara community.
"The assailants sprayed bullets over the bus and managed to escape unhurt from the spot," Qureshi said.
The bodies were brought to the Bolan Medical Complex hospital where a large number of people had gathered. Qureshi said initially six people had been killed, however, two more succumbed to injuries on way to the hospital.
"This is an act of assassination," he said.
Panic prevailed among locals after the killings.
The predominantly Shia community whose members stand out on account of their Central Asian features has come under increasing attacks by krazed killer groups such as the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi ... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ... (LJ).
Estimates provided by Tahir Hussain Khan, president of the Balochistan chapter of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistain(HRCP), earlier this month show that the violence has driven as many as 200,000 Hazaras to relocate to other major cities of Pakistain or move abroad.
[DAWN] Two people were killed and 12 were maimed in an kaboom that took place on Quetta's Qambrani road on Thursday. Unidentified gunnies opened fire in the area following the kaboom which was heard far and wide.
The target of the attack was said to be a vehicle of the Frontier Corps (FC).
According to eye witnesses and rescue workers, the powerful blast rocked the entire Qambrani road and surrounding areas.
"We could see thick black smoke from quite a distance," Fateh Muhammad, an eye-witness told Dawn.
Police and paramilitary troops were called in the area to bring the situation under control.
"The bomb was planted on a cycle of violence," Imran Qureshi, Senior Superintendent of Police(SSP) Sariab said.
The blast was followed by intense firing and panic spread in the area and, people were confined to their homes and shops.
This was not the first incident of violence on the perilous Qambrani road of the bustling provincial capital. Militants in recent days have intensified attacks against security forces and national installations in 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... , plagued by an insurgency and growing sectarian killings for more than a decade.
[IsraelTimes] In Iraq, IS fighters had again surrounded Mount Sinjar in the country's north where they had trapped thousands of civilians this summer, commanders in the area said.
The civilians, mostly members of the Yazidi religious minority, eventually escaped via Syria with the help of Kurdish fighters from Iraq's neighbour to the west, but that route has now been cut.
"The mountain is besieged" again, and IS Death Eaters are "trying to climb the mountain on foot to fight the Yazidi volunteers," Dawud Jundi, a commander of the forces defending the area, told AFP by telephone.
The IS push began Monday, when some 300 of the Death Eaters with armoured vehicles attacked and seized nearby villages and then turned their attention on the mountain itself.
"We don't have anything but light weapons," Jundi said.
On Mount Sinjar, "there are almost 2,000 families whose situations are very bad," he said.
The first siege of Mount Sinjar was a key moment in the conflict with IS, with the plight of the people trapped on the mountain helping to prompt Washington to begin air strikes against the jihadists.
The Iraqi capital Baghdad has also seen a wave of kabooms against Shiite targets in recent days, with IS claiming responsibility for some.
At least 28 people were killed on Wednesday when boom-mobiles went off near a maternity hospital and a service station in areas of the capital where Shiites have frequently been targeted.
The bloodshed has raised fears of further attacks during the Ashura religious ritual in early November, when hundreds of thousands of Shiite faithful converge on the holy city of Karbala on foot.
[Iran Press TV] The Iraqi army has conducted operations against the Takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed... ISIL murderous Moslems across the country, inflicting heavy losses on them, Press TV reports.
The Iraqi army, which has been fighting the terrorist group for nearly six months now, engaged the Takfiri holy warriors south of the city of Tikrit in Salah al-Din Province, killing at least 20 terrorists.
"There are big changes on the ground. In Salah al-Din, the army made advances in the past couple of days," Hassan Moussawi, a political analyst, said.
Hassan Sabti, a university professor, also said, "In Salah al-Din, the army forces were able to liberate many cities and now advancing toward Baiji."
The Iraqi army also continued to advance in the eastern Diyala Province, regaining strategic parts of the province used by the holy warriors as launch pads for attacks against the Iraqi forces.
In a separate incident, 134 ISIL holy warriors along with a big shot of the terrorist group were killed in Arclight airstrikes by an anti-ISIL coalition in the city of Baiji, which is located near Salah al-Din Province.
The US-led coalition has been conducting Arclight airstrikes on ISIL positions across Iraq, but the air raids have so far failed to dislodge the terrorists.
The Iraqi troops have pledged to make more gains in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, ...back at the abandoned silver mine, the water was up to Jack's neck and still rising. And then he smelled the smoke... the United Nations ...where theory meets practice and practice loses... has confirmed that more than 5,000 Izadi Kurds were bumped off in a series of massacres by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. Some 4,800 women and kiddies are thought to be held captive, and the number is expected to rise to above 7,000.
[IsraelTimes] Security forces were spreading out throughout East Jerusalem as well as the Old City Friday morning ahead of what was expected to be a volatile day, following a week of Arab rioting and violence in the capital.
Police said they would limit entry to the Temple Mount compound to males 40 and up and women of any age, after receiving information that Arab youths intended to foment unrest in the area after the conclusion of Friday prayers. Police officials warned they would show "zero tolerance" for unruly behavior.
The forces included police, border police and several special units. Medical teams would also be on high alert throughout the city, officials said.
Tensions flared in the capital Thursday in the wake of a Wednesday terrorist attack on a Jerusalem light rail station in which three-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun was killed and eight others were maimed.
Jerusalem's mayor called for a crackdown against the wave of Paleostinian unrest. In an interview, Mayor Nir Barkat said the violence had become intolerable, and he vowed to restore order.
"Yesterday what we saw is another higher level, of people running over a 3-month-old baby," he told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named. "We must fight violence and we will win that war."
Police on Thursday dispersed a crowd of rioters who were throwing stones at the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz. No injuries were reported but the stones caused damage to a vehicle, according to the Ynet news site.
A police undercover unit jugged Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try! two Paleostinian teenagers in Shuafat Thursday evening for throwing stones at the city's light rail. Meanwhile right-wing activists held a rally near the scene of Wednesday's attack, with several holding placards calling for "Revenge" and "Death to Terrorists."
Earlier, a Paleostinian woman was pelted with stones in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's old city. Police forces were searching the area for the perpetrators of the attack.
A medical team that arrived at the scene treated the woman for minor injuries.
In a separate incident, the words 'death to Arabs' and 'die Arabs' were found spray-painted in a public park in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo, the NRG news site reported.
Early Thursday morning, a Jewish kindergarten in the Ma'ale Hazeitim neighborhood on the Mount of Olives, near Ras el-Amud in East Jerusalem, was pelted with rocks. No casualties were reported in the incident.
Police were searching for the perpetrators, who expeditiously departed at a goodly pace.
In the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, masked Paleostinian protesters hurled stones at Jewish pedestrians on a street in nearby East Talpiot. No injuries or damage were reported.
Paleostinians also threw stones at two buses near Gethsemane, east of the Old City, lightly injuring one man.
Earlier, police arrested a Paleostinian man at a West Bank checkpoint near the southern entrance to Jerusalem after the man allegedly assaulted a security guard at the site, Israel Radio reported.
Wednesday's train station attack was carried out by Silwan resident Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi. He attempted to flee the scene of the attack on foot and was shot by police, a police spokesperson said. Al-Shaludi later died of his wounds in hospital.
Hours after the attack, Arab residents of the capital hurled rocks at a train station in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat, causing damage to two train cars at the site.
Police and Border Police forces were showered with stones overnight Wednesday and throughout Thursday morning in the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya, near the Hebrew University campus on Mount Scopus. No casualties were reported in the attacks.
[Ynet] The State Department confirmed that Haya Zissel Braun, the 3-month-old baby killed in a terror attack in Jerusalem, was a US citizen.
It took them a while, but State finally admitted it.
"The baby was an American citizen," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki ...a valley girl who woke up one morning and found she was spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State... told news hounds in a briefing on Thursday. She gave no other details on the infant or the family, citing privacy concerns. US officials in Jerusalem are assisting the family, she added.
[Ynet] Rock-throwing incidents and festivities continue overnight, early morning in Silwan, Shuafat; damage caused to light rail but no one was hurt.
Following the deadly attack at the Jerusalem Light Rail, stones were hurled on Thursday morning at a kindergarten in the Ma'ale ha-Zeitim neighborhood in East Jerusalem, near the Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amud.
Border police and police forces started searching for the suspects who expeditiously departed at a goodly pace. No damage was caused and no one was hurt.
"We heard booms in the morning coming from the kindergarten," said Shlomi, the father of one of the kids at the kindergarten. "We went into the kindergarten and saw all the kids cooped up in one of the rooms. The kindergarten's entire playground was covered with stones. From in between the houses we could see several masked men throwing stones. "
Shlomi went on to say this incident occurred "right in the center of Jerusalem. There are over a hundred Jewish families here, we're not in the middle of Tayibe."
He criticized the government's policy of "containment."
"We have to thoroughly deal with this problem. There's a daily friction, but the problem is that they don't let the security forces act. There's a policy of containment, and that's why the neighbors here cause problems, and it's on the children's experience," Shlomi said.
"We won't leave here, we won't break, even though this is a time of escalation," he added.
After nightfall, Silwan residents clashed with police, who responded to rocks and petrol bombs with stun grenades. Police clashed with stone-throwing protesters elsewhere in the city as well, where one person was injured and two others were incarcerated Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'! Scores of police could be seen trying to enter the family home of 21-year-old Abed Abdelrahman Shaludeh, the terrorist behind the attack, as dozens of masked Paleostinians hurled stones at them, police and residents said.
Four family members who went to visit Shaludeh in Shaarei Tzedek hospital were arrested, a relative told AFP.
Clashes also erupted in Issawiya, Al-Tur and Shuafat refugee camp. Residents in the Mount Scopus area were experiencing difficulties breathing because of tear gas that was fired in festivities between security forces and Paleostinians in Isawiya and Silwan in East Jerusalem.
Overnight and early Thursday morning, stones were thrown at the Jerusalem Light Rail in the Shuafat area. In both incidents, damage was caused to the Light Rail but no one was hurt.
East Jerusalem has experienced months of unrest since a wave of violence erupted over the summer. Train passengers have reported Paleostinians attacking the carriages with rocks and other violence.
Repeated damage caused by Paleostinians has put a third of its carriages out of commission on the Jerusalem light railway, which links Arab and Jewish neighborhoods and was once hailed by Israeli authorities as a symbol of coexistence.
On Wednesday night, a man was lightly maimed from stones thrown at his car on Highway 20 near Beit Hanina.
Two Philippine soldiers were killed with M-16 rifles they had to surrender at emergency room in Maguindanao province.
Supt. Noel De los Reyes, police chief in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said investigators are looking into possible Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) involvement in the slaying in retaliation for the arrest of a high-ranking member, Abi Salman.
Dr. Tahir Sulaik said the shooting occurred at a hospital in Datu Hoffer town at around 9 p.m. Wednesday, when the attackers entered the emergency room and aimed their guns at the soldiers from behind. After the soldiers surrendered their riffles, the assailants used the firearms to riddle their bodies with bullets before fleeing.
"We vehemently condemn the attack inside the hospital... we are open to all who seek our assistance but it really feels sad they [attackers] did it there," Sulaik said, adding that none of the hospital staff or patients were injured during the attack.
Maximo Salamanca was gunned down by suspected BIFF militants after the group attacked a village amid a clash with government troops. Salamanca is the brother of Emilio Salamanca, a former mayor of President Quirino town, where the shooting took place.
Sultan Kudarat Provincial Police Office director Rex Dela Rosa said said after Salamanca hid for safety in his house, he went out to check his farm. On the way, he encountered armed men who immediately shot him several times.
It was earlier reported that the Islamic militants attacked the people of Bagumbayan village in President Quirino town. During the attack, two responding village officials were hurt.
[Ynet] Out of 553 killed in US-led coalition strikes in Syria, 464 of them 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.... krazed killers, 57 Nusra Front gunnies and 32 civilians.
US-led coalition Arclight airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly Islamic krazed killers, since they began last month, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani.
The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said 553 people have been killed since the Arclight airstrikes began on September 23, including 32 civilians. The civilians included six children and five women.
The group said it has documented the deaths of 464 fighters with the Islamic State group, adding that the real number could be much higher. Another 57 fighters with the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front were killed in Arclight airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo and Idlib, the Observatory said.
"Combined with continued resistance to ISIL on the ground, indications are that these strikes have slowed ISIL advances into the city, killed hundreds of their fighters and destroyed or damaged scores of pieces of ISIL combat equipment and fighting positions," Central Command said.
Many of the Islamic State fighters have been killed in or near Kobani, the target of a massive jihadi offensive since mid-September. IS fighters have captured dozens of surrounding Kurdish villages and forced more than 200,000 people to flee for safety in neighboring Turkey.
Earlier this week, the US Central Command said its forces have conducted more than 135 Arclight airstrikes against Islamic State gunnies in and around Kobani, killing hundreds of fighters.
"Combined with continued resistance to ISIL on the ground, indications are that these strikes have slowed ISIL advances into the city, killed hundreds of their fighters and destroyed or damaged scores of pieces of ISIL combat equipment and fighting positions," Central Command said in a statement.
An News Agency that Dare Not be Named journalist on the Turkish side of the border said heavy machine gun fire could be heard from Kobani, which is also known as Ayn Arab, on Thursday.
"The fighting has been ongoing since last night on the eastern and southern fronts. It is some of the longest festivities in Kobani," said Kurdish activist Farhad Shami by telephone from the town. "The fighting usually only takes place at night."
Shami said the Islamic State group launched an attack from three fronts late Wednesday but failed to advance. Still he said that Kurdish fighters withdrew from the Tel Shair hill that overlooks parts of Kobani.
The Observatory said Islamic State fighters captured the hill, closing in on the town from the west. It said Islamic State fighters are also trying to advance from the eastern side of the town, saying there were casualties on both sides.
The hill was captured by the Kurds from Islamic state fighters earlier this month.
The US-led coalition has aggressively targeted IS-held oil facilities in Syria, which provide a key source of income for the krazed killers.
Idris Nassan, deputy minister for foreign affairs in a Kurdish civil administration controlling Kobani, said that although Islamic State fighters moved onto Tel Shair hill, the heavy fighting there was ongoing.
"Kobani has been witnessing fierce festivities since last night. It was one of the bad nights," Nassan said.
The Observatory meanwhile reported four coalition Arclight airstrikes on oil wells in the Jafra field in the eastern Syrian province of Deir el-Zour late Wednesday. The Local Coordination Committees, an activist group, also reported the Arclight airstrikes in areas held by the Islamic State group.
The US-led coalition has aggressively targeted IS-held oil facilities in Syria, which provide a key source of income for the krazed killers. But such strikes also endanger civilians, which could undermine long-term efforts to destroy the krazed killer group.
The attacks on the oil industry, including refineries, have also led to a sharp rise in the price of oil products in rebel-held areas of Syria.
[Iran Press TV] The Syrian army has flushed out Takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed... forces of Evil from a strategic town nine months after it was seized by the terrorists.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday that Syrian ground forces backed by Arclight airstrikes liberated the town of Morek from the forces of Evil belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra ...the current nom de guerre of al-Qaeda in the Levant, which isn't to be confused with al-Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant... Front.
Syrian forces "took back total control of Morek in the north of Hama countryside, after fierce battles that have raged" since Wednesday night, the UK-based Syrian opposition group said.
There has been no report on the number of the casualties of the fighting.
Morek is considered a significant town as it is located on the main road linking the Syrian capital city, Damascus, to the country's largest city of Aleppo in the northwest.
The success is the latest gain in a string of victories against the forces of Evil fighting the Syrian government.
On Monday, Syrian forces recaptured the Mazra'at al-Halabi area and Madafeh Hill in Aleppo's eastern countryside.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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