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Afghanistan
80 ANA regulars under siege in Faryab
A military commander in Faryab province – in Afghanistan’s north – on Friday said that at least 80 Afghan National Army soldiers were under siege by insurgents during the past 20 days.

Captain Farid, commander of the 3rd Battalion of 3rd Company of 209 Shaheen Military Corps in Faryab, said the soldiers’ location is in Chinaee Camp in Ghormach district.

Two of the soldiers were injured 10 days ago, but their injuries have not been treated well, he said.

He said they have not received ammunition so far and if they do not receive support, they will be arrested by the Taliban.

However, Nusratullah Jamshidi, head of media office of the Afghan National Army in northern proivnces, said the battalion had received air support.

He added that the Army’s Commando Unit has been deployed to the area and that they will end the siege in the near future.

This comes after the center of Ghormach district center fell to the Taliban last Sunday.
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Top Taliban Kommander detained in Helmand
A key member of the Taliban in southern provinces was arrested in a special operation conducted by the Afghan National Army’s Commando Unit in Helmand province.

The operation was carried out in Nawa district in Helmand on Thursday, said Agha Mohammad, the second Battalion of Army’s Commando Unit said in a statement on Friday.

Agha Mohammad, the deputy of Mullah Naeem, commander of Taliban for Helmand, Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces, was wounded when arrested by the forces, the statement said.

The statement said that Mohammad was wounded in the Afghan forces’ military operation in Nawa district.
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#1  Sepsis?
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ISI agent arrested in Kabul while planning attack on Pul-e-Charkhi prison
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] An agent of the Pak military intelligence, inter services intelligence (ISIS), has been enjugged
Please don't kill me!
by the security forces in Kabul as he was planning an attack on the major Pul-e-Charkhi prison.

The Afghan intelligence, national directorate of security (NDS), said the man was detained during an operation from Kabul city.

A statement by NDS said the detained suspect has been identified as Allah Noor who is originally a resident of Quetta city of Pakistain.

The detained agent confesses in a video published by NDS saying he wanted to have a role in the attack on Pul-e-Charkhi prison.

He also admits his involvement in organizing meetings between the ISI officials and Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leader Mullah Hebatullah as well as Haqqani network leader Sirajuddin Haqqani
...son of Pashtun warlord Jalaluddin Haqqani, still titular head of the Haqqani Network....
network in Pakistain.

Allah Noor says he started operations with the ISI in 2013 and had visited Kabul to gather information for the future plans apart from hatching plans for the attack on Pul-e-Charkhi prison.

The Afghan officials have long been insisting that the leadership councils of the Taliban group and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network are based in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, Quetta, and other parts of Pakistain from where they plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan with the support of certain government circles in Pakistain.

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#1  "As always, should you or any of your IM ISI force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions",...
Posted by: Frank G || 08/19/2017 0:03 Comments || Top||

#2  This is becoming the new desperate jihadi tactic.
Posted by: newc || 08/19/2017 1:15 Comments || Top||


Suicide bomber killed by detonating a Humvee packed with explosives in Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A jacket wallah detonated a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) or Humvee vehicle in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan, leaving only the suicide bomber dead.

The local government officials said the incident took place in the vicinity of Greshk district late on Wednesday night.

The officials further added that the hard boyz had placed large amounts of explosives inside the vehicle with an aim to target the security forces.

The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the incident and the death of the bomber.

The statement further added that the security forces opened fire on the vehicle as the suicide bomber was attempting to ram the vehicle into its target in Awpashak area.

Helmand government said the area is under total control of the security forces and the security situation is currently stable.

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Afghan forces conducted 41 airstrikes, 33 ground operations, killing 86 insurgents
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces conducted at least 41 Arclight airstrikes and 33 ground operations against the Lions of Islam leaving at least 86 of them dead, including murderous Moslems 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.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in its latest operational update said the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in various parts of the country.

MoD further added that the 41 sorties by the Afghan Air Force were conducted in support of the ground forces who conducted 13 special operations involving Afghan commandos and 3 night raids.

According to the Ministry of Defense, the murderous Moslems suffered the most casualties in southeastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province where 56 murderous Moslems belonging to Haqqani terrorist network were killed in Gomal district during the air and ground operations.

The ministry further added that five ISIS murderous Moslems were killed in Achin district of 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..
and 3 murderous Moslems including one of their commanders were killed in Kunar district.

MoD also added that 21 murderous Moslems were killed in various operations conducted in Jani Khel and Zazai Aryoub districts while the remaining murderous Moslems were killed in other provinces including Pashtun-infested Logar, Kandahar, Zabul, Uruzgan, Badghis, Faryab, Baghlan, Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces.

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Africa Horn
3 Killed, Several Houses Torched By Al Shabaab In Kenya
[RADIOSHABELLE] Three people have been killed and several houses torched by suspected Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
militia in new attacks at Maleli, Lamu County.

This follows a series of attacks in the region. On June 27, four pupils and four coppers were killed in an IED attack launched by the bully boyz in Kiunga on a police vehicle.

Security agents had been warned of al-Shabaab attacks within Kiunga area, Milihoi, after roughly 100 of them were spotted by locals.

Another incident was also reported where three people were killed after the Al-Shabaab bully boyz attacked a passenger bus and a car at Nyongoro area in Witu, Lamu County.

The incident happened on Lamu- Garsen highway, police said. Four other people were left with serious bullet injuries. A major operation is ongoing in the area but it has not stopped the attacks.
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Africa North
Ceasefire ends bloodshed in Ajilat
[Libya Herald] After four days of heavy fighting in Ajilat, some 80 kilometres west of Tripoli, a ceasefire has been mediated by members of the local council together with elders from the Wershifana, Zintan and other nearby towns . . .
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LNA battalion in Brak attacked, one dead
[Libya Herald] A unit from the Libyan National Army’s 12th Battalion was attacked at dawn this morning near Brak al-Shatti by an gang. Three soldiers were maimed in the assault which took place at the Dabwat agricultural project south of Brak airbase. They were taken to the 2nd March Hospital in Sebha but one of them died from his injuries some hours later.

It is not known whom the attackers were. However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
there have been reports of remnants 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....
force ejected from Sirte operating in the area. Alternatively, they could be linked to Ahmed al-Hasnawi, the hardline Islamist commander accused of being behind the massacre in May at the airbase in which 141 people died.

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Open Borders Activist ‘Migrant Rescue NGO’ Ship Boarded at Gunpoint, Crew Arrested by Libyan Coastguard
[Breitbart] The crew of the Golfo Azzurro, the migrant rescue vessel belonging to Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, was jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
by the Libyan coastguard and detained for several hours only a short time after claims they had turned off their transponders.
From a few days ago, but still interesting.
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Arabia
Soddy forces land at Aden
SANAA: Yemeni security officials say Saudi forces have arrived in the southern port city of Aden amid friction within the kingdom-led alliance there.

The officials say the troops were deployed on Friday at the presidential palace, port, and airport. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to journalists.

They are the first special Saudi forces in Aden since a Saudi-led coalition in 2015 started fighting Houthis to restore Yemeni President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi’s internationally recognized government. After the Houthis overran the capital, Sanaa, the government became based in Aden as its temporary capital.
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Yemen's Houthi rebels arrest activist Hisham al-Omeisy
[Al Jazeera] Yemen's Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
rebels have jugged
Please don't kill me!
a prominent activist who used social media to document the war that has ravaged his country.

On August 12, Hisham al-Omeisy tweeted to his 23,700 followers: "Armed goons backed by corrupt officials are forcefully taking real estate in Sanaa. They just showed up at my door."

He has not been seen on Twitter since.

The 38-year-old father of two was reportedly captured on Monday in the capital, Sanaa, by more than a dozen armed security officers from the National Security Bureau, rights group Amnesia Amnesty International said on Friday.

"Hisham al-Omeisy has been detained without charge or a court appearance in breach of Yemen's constitution, which requires anybody arrested to be presented in court within 24 hours," said Samah Hadid, director of campaigns for Amnesia Amnesty International in the Middle-East.

"This detention illustrates the lengths to which local Houthi-Saleh authorities' are willing to go to silence peaceful activists. Hisham al-Omeisy is a prisoner of conscience, whose only 'crime' is peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression, and he must be released immediately." Hadid said in a statement.

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India-Pakistan
22 suspected militants surrender in Balochistan
[DAWN] As part of the ongoing political reconciliation 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...
, 22 more suspected forces of Evil including a commander of the banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) surrendered before the security forces on Friday in a ceremony held at Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
(FC) Madadgar Headquarters in Quetta, the military's media wing reported.

According to the statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations, the surrender was a part of the larger political reconciliation process in Balochistan which has led to many forces of Evil surrendering recently.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti and other civilian and military officials were present on the occasion.
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Iraq
More Mosul Moslem Mayhem


16 ISIS Turbans die in counterattack in Tal Afar

Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) Army forces killed 16 Islamic State members on Friday after thwarting an attack by the militants near Tal Afar, their last bastion in Nineveh.

Col. Dureid Saeed, from the army’s 15th division, told Kurdish-owned BasNews that the militants, including four suicide bombers, were killed on the outskirts of Tal Afar upon attacking the forces.

Tal Afar is 65 kilometers west of Mosul, and is home to a mixed Turkmen and Arab population. Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul, Islamic State’s former capital, early July after more than eight months of U.S.-backed offensives.

Having declared victory in Mosul, Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi and his defense officials marked Tal Afar as their next target of anti-Islamic State action. Iraqi defense officials said recently that warplanes were carrying out raids on the enclave in preparation for the ground invasion which is yet to be scheduled. Other field commanders reported reinforcements and deployments around the town in preparation for the invasion.

Violence and armed conflicts left more than 500 Iraqis dead and injured throughout July, according to a monthly United Nations casualty count.
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Anbar Antix


7 ISIS Bad Guys smoked in airstrike near Qaim

Qaim (IraqiNews.com) Seven Islamic State militants were killed in an airstrike while escaping their havens in Anbar towards the Syrian borders on Friday.

Alsumaria News quoted a military source saying that the militants were killed fleeing the group’s stronghold city of Qaim towards the Syrian borders. He said several combat equipments belonging to the fighters were aso destroyed.

Islamic State militants have held the towns of Anah, Rawa and Qaim, west of Anbar, since 2014, when they occupied a third of Iraq to proclaim their self-styled “caliphate”. So far, there has not been a wide-scale campaign to retake those regions, but occasional offensives by government forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces have managed to take over several surrounding villages.

The Iraqi government declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul, the group’s former capital in Iraq, in July, and said it was going to proceed towards other group holdouts, including Anbar.

Also late July, Iraqi army warplanes reportedly dropped millions of messages on western Anbar telling locals that liberation offensives for the province were nearing, and advising them to stay away from militants’ deployments.

Anbar’s borders with Syria had seen occasional encounters between security forces and Islamic State militants.

3 wounded in airstrike near Rutba

Rutba (IraqiNews.com) The civilians died and sustained injuries when unidentified warplanes carried out an air raid near a house west of Anbar’s city of Ramadi, a local official was quoted saying.

Emad al-Dulaimi, mayor of the city of Rutba, said unidentified warplanes killed a woman, her 13-year-old daughter and wounded her husband in Okashat, north of the city (310 Km west of Ramadi).

Local officials have occasionally reported civilian deaths in airstrikes by unidentified jets in the same region. The Iraqi government forces, as well as the U.S.-led coalition, have occasionally faced accusations of causing deaths among civilians during operations targeting Islamic State havens.

Islamic State militants have held the towns of Anah, Rawa and Qaim, west of Anbar, since 2014, when they occupied a third of Iraq to proclaim their self-styled “caliphate”. So far, there has not been a wide-scale campaign to retake those regions, but occasional offensives managed to take over several surrounding villages.

The Iraqi government declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul, the group’s former capital in Iraq, in July, and said it was going to proceed towards other group holdouts, including Anbar.

Also late July, Iraqi warplanes reportedly dropped millions of messages telling locals that liberation offensives for the province were nearing, and telling them to stay away from militants’ deployments.
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Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin


4 wounded in bombing attack in Madayen district

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four people were wounded on Friday when an explosive device went off southeast of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying.

The source told Alghad Press that the bomb exploded near a fish market in Madayen district.

Violence and armed conflicts left more than 500 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of July, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths.

“A total of 241 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 277 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July,” the UNAMI report said, noting that the security personnel casualties were excluded from the figures.

Baghdad was the second most affected province with 38 killed and 85 injured.

Baghdad has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary groups and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake IS-occupied areas in 2016. While most of of the explosions attacks went without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State has claimed several incidents.

Some security observers believe that even after IS’s main havens across Iraqi provinces are conquered, the group may still constitute a security threat through sleeper cells and lone wolf attacks.
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Southeast Asia
New face of terror emerges in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] Members of a new generation of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) insurgent movement stole seven vehicles in Pattani and Songkhla provinces to use in bomb attacks in what official called an "unexpected" new attack tactic in southern Thailand.

Army chief Chalermchai Sitthisad said the group found responsible for Wednesday's car robberies in which one civilian and one militant were killed is a BRN group controlled by Dulloh Waemano.

New members who do not have criminal records were being trained to replace their predecessors who have either been nabbed or gone into hiding after authorities obtained information linking them to past attacks. These young and new members of the BRN have joined the group because they are hired, not because they agree with the group's ideology, Gen Chalermchai said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon confirmed the BRN was behind the incidents, saying at least four out of about seven suspects involved have been clearly identified by authorities.

The the showroom thefts were carried out in Songkhla instead because tight security has been maintained in Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, he said, referring to the robbery of the six pickup trucks at a used car shop.

However, the robberies started in Pattani where BRN militants stole a pickup truck from a couple in Pattani's Yarang district. The stolen truck was then used by about ten people -- dressed in outfits looking similar to those of security authorities -- to travel to the used car shop in Songkhla where they stole six trucks and abducted four people including the shop owner,

The four held hostage by the car robbers were identified as Saharat Laeni, Prathanphon Nuanlamun, Thanisak Yichin, and Wirasak Rattanaphan. Thanisak, who owns the used car shop, said he and Wirasak had ran away from the gunmen while they were trying to kill the other two hostages. Saharat died but Prathanphon survived because he pretended to be dead when shot by a gunman at a rubber plantation in Thepha district. The gunmen apparently intended to kill all four hostages.

After the robbery, authorities were sent to hunt down the group. A suspect later identified as Nur-arsan Arwae, a resident of Pattani's Muang district, was killed in a gun battle with authorities after he refused to stop one of the stolen cars at a security checkpoint in Pattani's Nong Chik district.

The dead suspect was found to be a student at a privately-run Muslim religious school in Pattani's Muang district. Security authorities plan to invite the director of the school in for questioning.

All other stolen trucks were located and seized back in 19 hours. One of them was fitted with a bomb and blew up on Wednesday night in Pattani's Nong Chik district. No one was hurt. Another one was dropped in front of a police flat at Mayo police station in Pattani early Thursday, about a minute before the vehicle blew up, damaging nearby buildings. A few officers who were approaching to inspect the vehicle were slightly injured.

Deputy Defense Minister Gen Udomdej Sitabutr described the attack plot as outrageous as the suspects had apparently aimed to use those stolen cars in bombing attacks. He said, "The authorities have tried every way to prevent attacks in the southern border provinces. But if these suspects aren't arrested, they will possibly next target Songkhla. And I believe there are more major violent plots to come."
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army, Allies Besiege ISIL Terrorists in Hama-Homs Eastern Countryside
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army and allies managed within the past 48 hours to impose a full blockade on ISIL terrorists in the eastern countryside of Hama and Homs provinces after achieving a remarkable progress in the area.

The blockade was imposed when the Syrian army units advancing from southern Atherya in Hama eastern countryside met with those progressing from northern Shaer in Homs countryside, besieging ISIL terrorists within a three-thousand-kilometer area.
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Hezbollah, Syrian Army Tighten Noose around ISIL Terrorists in Western Qalamoun
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian army managed to tighten the noose around ISIL terrorists in the outskirts of Qarra and Jarajir in western Qalamoun, controlling a number of heights.
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23 more Syrians dead as US-led coalition bombs Daesh-held Raqqah
[Iran Press TV] Nearly two dozen civilians have bit the dust when the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the ISIS 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...
terrorist group conducted a series of aerial assaults in Syria’s holy warrior-held northern city of Raqqah.

Local sources told Arabic-language Sky News Arabia television news network that Arclight airstrikes targeted a building in the Tosiyah neighborhood of the city, located about 455 kilometers (283 miles) northeast of the capital Damascus, on Friday, leaving 23 civilians dead.

The sources added that the victims were members of the same family, noting that thirteen children were among the dear departed. The attacks left a number of people injured as well.

The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, in two separate letters sent to UN Secretary General António Guterres and rotating President of the UN Security Council Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta on Thursday, called on the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
to take on its responsibilities concerning the establishment of international peace and security to put an end to the US-led coalition’s crimes against innocent Syrians.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry also accused the US-led coalition of using guided bombs and internationally-banned white phosphorus munitions in flagrant violation of international law and human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
principles.

Earlier on Thursday, Syria’s official news agency, SANA, reported that the US-led military aircraft had bombarded residential buildings in the city of al-Jala, located along the Euphrates River and south of the eastern city of Dayr al-Zawr, as well as the towns of At-Tayana, al-Zabari, Boqruss and Subaikhan.

The report added that six people, including three children, were killed in the attacks, noting that the Arclight airstrikes also destroyed a number of houses, public properties and civilian infrastructure in the targeted areas.

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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


ISIS executes 8 in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants killed a police officer and his family members after invading his home in northwestern Kirkuk, according to a security source.

Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that Islamic State members sneaked on the dawn of Friday into al-Maleh village in al-Dabas region (50 Km northwest of Kirkuk), attacked a police officer’s house and killed him and seven of his family members.

Islamic State militants have held areas in southwestern Kirkuk since 2014, when they declared a “caliphate” rule on a third of Iraq and Syria. Since then, militants have executed hundreds of security agents and civilians collaborating with security troops, besides executing civilians attempting to flee the enclave.

Local tribal leaders and politicians from Kirkuk have mounted pressure on the Iraqi government to hasten with invading Hawija, the group’s largest stronghold in the southwest of the province, suggesting that its people were experiencing a humanitarian crisis under the group’s rule as the group continues to massacre civilians attempting to flee the town. The Iraqi government and military commanders have set Nineveh’s town of Tal Afar as the next target for operations against Islamic State holdouts.

ISIS militants get some payback in Diyala

Baqubah (IraqiNews.com) Three Islamic State militants died in a surprise police operation backed by civilians in Diyala, the police command said Friday.

Ghaleb al-Attiya, spokesperson of the province’s police service, told Alsumaria News that civilians at al-Islah village (70 Km northeast of Baqubah waged a surprise attack, backed by police forces, on an Islamic State “sleeper cell” that was hiding at a rest house near a farmland in the area.

According to al-Attiya, the targeted cell was preparing for an attack on local residents and was believed to have been behind the kidnapping of two civilians three days earlier.

Violence and armed conflicts killed and wounded more than 500 Iraqis throughout July, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

Islamic State militants have launched occasional attacks against security forces and civilians in Diyala over the past few months, coinciding with government operations that managed to recapture the city of Mosul, Islamic State’s largest bastion in Iraq.

Done with Mosul, the government and military commanders intend to wage further offensives at other IS havens across the country, including Diyala, seeking to mark an end to the sel-proclaimed “caliphate” declared by the group back in 2014.

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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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