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Arabia
Yemen forces liberate district in Houthi-held Marib
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemeni army forces on Wednesday liberated al-Mukhadara district in the Marib, a Houthi-held governorate east of Sanaa.

The advance coincided with the progress made by the Popular Resistance in Marthad Mountain on the same front.

Weapons and ammunition stores were found in the liberated area.

Children who were fighting with the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias were also captured.
Posted by: Fred || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Police detain ISIS suspects in Spain, Britain and Germany
[Ynet] Spanish police have locked away
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
six suspected members 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....
terror group, four of them in Spain and one each in Britannia and Germany, Madrid's Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

The man arrested in Britannia was a 44-year-old Salafist imam who led the group and who was sought by several countries. He was detained in the city of Birmingham at Spain's request.

The ministry said investigations began in 2015 when police detected videos promoted by the imam that documented the recruitment, indoctrination and sending of a young Moslem resident in Spain to Syria.

The cell also worked to recruit new members and actively promoted ISIS armed activities.

The four arrests in Spain occurred on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, where the cell was allegedly based.
Update from the Daily Mail at 10:20 a.m. EDT:
Terror suspect arrested in Birmingham and facing extradition to Spain is imam father-of-eight who preached to Bataclan bomber before Paris attacks
  • The imam accused of helping to recruit ISIS fighters is named as Tarik Chadlioui, 43, AKA Tarik Ibn Ali

  • Muslim preacher was arrested at his house in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham

  • Father-of-eight accused of producing propaganda material on behalf of of ISIS

  • He moved with his family to the UK from Belgium in 2015

  • He had preached hate-filled sermons at the Paris mosque attended by Bataclan bomber Omar Mostefai
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turkey says it returns fire after attack by Syrian Kurds
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's military says it has returned fire after a cross-border attack by Syrian Kurdish forces.

A statement Wednesday said the People's Protection Units, or YPG, fired on Turkish territory overnight with anti-aircraft weapons from Syria's Afrin region. Turkish artillery units returned fire, destroying the "detected targets."

The YPG is the main component of the Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed militia that is battling the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in the myrmidons' de facto capital, Raqqa. Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in its southeast.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Yesterday they where shelling the kurds, might just be the reason they attacked.
Posted by: chris || 06/29/2017 8:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Must be living in the moment.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/29/2017 8:43 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Busted by NYPD: Saddam Mohamed Raishani attempted to pose as humanitarian to join ISIS
[NY Post] A Bronx home health aide was arrested at JFK airport Wednesday night for plotting to "pose as a nurse" on a humanitarian mission in order to travel to Syria and join terrorist group ISIS, the feds have said.

Saddam Mohamed "Adam" Raishani was charged by Manhattan federal prosecutors with one count of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Prosecutors said Raishani, 30, has spent months plotting alongside an undercover NYC police officer and an undercover FBI, who he believed were trying to help him get to Syria to join ISIS.

At one point, Raishani told the undercover cop, who he believed also wanted to join ISIS, that he would pose as a nurse if the cop posed as a refugee aid worker so that they could cross international borders without drawing suspicion from the authorities, the feds said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/29/2017 07:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Saddam Mohamed "Adam" Raishani was charged by Manhattan federal prosecutors with one count of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization

The DOJ brand starting to be restored and the tarnish removed? This have anything to do with getting rid of the Muslims in the WH in 2016?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/29/2017 8:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Take his passport and revoke his citizenshop and send him on his way to join ISIS where he won't cost our courts any money and where he is likely to die.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/29/2017 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm surprised Mayor deBlasio didn't offer him sanctuary.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/29/2017 11:52 Comments || Top||


Paraguayan man linked to Hezbollah faces drug charges in Miami
[MIAMIHERALD] A Paraguayan man charged with conspiring to export loads of cocaine to the United States pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
in Miami federal court on Monday.

But what the conspiracy charge against Ali Issa Chamas did not mention was that he is close to a network of relatives and associates with ties to Hezbollah, a terrorist organization based in Leb accused of numerous bombings and plots against Israeli and other Western targets, according to published reports and terrorism experts.

Chamas, 36, is of Lebanese descent but has lived for the past decade in Paraguay, which along with Brazil and Argentina
...a country located on the other side of the Deep South. It is covered with Pampers and inhabited by Grouchos, who dance the Tangle. They used to have some islands called the Malvinas located where the Falklands are now. They're not supposed to cry for Evita...
form what’s known as the Tri-Border area. U.S. authorities say it’s a hub for a variety of illicit enterprises such as drug trafficking and money laundering that have long operated as fundraising fronts for the Hezbollah.

While Hezbollah has evolved into an influential political force in Leb, the U.S. government has considered it a terrorist organization since 1997.

Chamas was nabbed
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
by Paraguayan authorities last August at Ciudad del Este’s international airport for trying to smuggle 39 kilos of cocaine hidden inside 27 boxes of plastic wrap.
Posted by: Fred || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


North Carolina man gets life in prison for plotting Islamic State attack
[Rooters] A North Carolina man accused of murdering his neighbor and offering to pay an undercover agent to kill his parents was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for plotting mass shootings in the name of 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....
, U.S. prosecutors said.

Justin Sullivan,
...known in full as Justin Nolan Sullivan, a jihadi wannabe who asked an undercover FBI agent to kill his parents so they couldn't interfere with his mass murdering fun...
21, of Morganton, was sentenced in federal court in Asheville on one count of attempting to commit an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries, the Justice Department said in a statement.

Sullivan had pleaded guilty in November 2016, and the agreement with prosecutors called for the life sentence.

Prosecutors said Sullivan conspired with Junaid Hussain,
...also cleverly known as "Abu Hussain", the young former Birmingham, Englander was briefly the proud husband of well-wrinkled, former punk rocker Sally Jones and one of ISIS' team of long-distance jihad coaches. He was all of 21 when a drone dun him in...
a British hacker who was an online recruiter of people to carry out attacks on behalf of the Death Eater group Islamic State. Hussain was killed by a U.S. air strike in Syria in 2015.

Islamic State has carried out or inspired attacks in the United States, Europe and elsewhere.

Sullivan had discussed his plot online with an undercover federal agent, making plans to buy a semi-automatic rifle at a gun show and discussing potential targets.

Sullivan said he would use the rifle at a concert, bar or club in an effort to kill as many as 1,000 people, the Justice Department statement said.

At Sullivan's request, the undercover agent sent a homemade silencer to his home.

Sullivan's mother opened the package. When his parents questioned him about the silencer, Sullivan offered to pay the agent to kill them so they would not interfere with his plans, the statement said. He was jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in June 2015.

At the sentencing hearing, U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger likened Sullivan's plan to the deadly nightclub attack in Orlando in 2016. But he said his plot to use a silencer to kill as many people as possible made it even more sinister, prosecutors said in their statement.

Sullivan told the judge he was not "a cold-blooded killer," the Charlotte Observer newspaper reported.

Sullivan also faces a murder charge in state court in the 2014 death of his neighbor, John Bailey Clark. Prosecutors, who plan to seek the death penalty in that case, have said Sullivan told Sherlocks he stole his father's rifle for use in that crime.
This article starring:
Justin Sullivan
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
1 killed, 3 injured in cross-LoC firing by Indian troops
[DAWN] A man was killed and three others, including a woman, injured in Azad Jammu and Kashmire (AJK) as Indian forces opened fire from across the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday, local police said.

The casualties occurred in the Nakyal sector in southern Kotli district after shelling began in the area at about 3:30pm, with Indian troops using small arms, automatic weapons and mortars, according to local officials.

Abdul Wahab, son of Haji Razzaq, was hit by shrapnel from a mortar shell when he was on his way to Dothilla village, which lies along the restive LoC, police official Khurshid Ahmed told Dawn.

The 22-year old victim, who ran a shop in Nakyal bazar, was struck down in his prime, he added.

Elsewhere, Mohammad Shakil, 25, was injured in Balakot, Asif Mahmood, 28, was injured in Mohra Gimb and Safeera Bibi, 32, was injured in Bohail Colony.

They were hospitalised in District Headquarters Hospital Kotli, police official Idrees Ahmed told Dawn.

Posted by: Fred || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
ISIS Number 4 and human shield deaths west of Mosul

Family of 7 dies as IS tunnels cause house’s collapse west of Mosul

Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) A family of seven members died when their house collapsed due to underground excavations by the Islamic State west of Mosul, a source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

A local source was quoted saying in a press statement that the family, which included children, died under rubble when their house collapsed due to underground tunnels dug by the militants in the Islamic State’s stronghold town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul.

The source said militants usually prevent residents of houses above their working sites from leaving, adding that the tunnels serve as a defense technique against imminent assaults by security forces .

A week ago, Islamic State militants reportedly confiscated tens of civilian-owned vehicles to build fortifications in the town.

A source told Alsumaria News that the cars blocked the streets of the town, forming walls against possible offensives.

Islamic State have been holding Tal Afar since 2014, with the area becoming one of its most significant bastions in Nineveh province.

So far, offensives by the pro-government Popular Mobilization have isolated the town from the Syrian borders and from Mosul, and recaptured a main military base there.

IS member in charge of drones, others killed west of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State member in charge of drones in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, has been killed along with number of comrades, a local source from Nineveh province said.

“An IS secret rest house, used for launching drones, at the outskirts of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, was heavily shelled early on Tuesday, leaving the member in charge of the drones, called Abu Hafsa, and some companions, killed,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“Other blasts occurred inside the rest house after the shelling due to presence of explosions inside,” the source, who preferred anonymity, said.

In related news, an office from Nineveh Police, said Tuesday that six IS members were killed while attempting infiltration to Rajm Hadid region, west of Mosul.

“The tribal mobilization forces were able to kill six IS members who tried to sneak into Rajm Hadid region in order to attack troops after the army withdrew,” Cap. Mohamed Jassem told BasNews.

“The members were trapped by the tribal fighters there,” he added, saying that the troops are deployed on the outskirts of the western axis toward Jazeera to prevent infiltration of the members into the liberated regions.

Senior IS Syrian member Abu Abdullah al-Halabi, the assistant head of the extremist group’s so-called “security committee”, was reportedly shot dead at the center of Tal Afar. IS members were put on high alert after the shooting.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2017 00:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Western Mosul reconquest: the final push continues

Iraqi military recaptures two areas near IS-held mosque in Mosul’s Old City

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces recaptured two areas at the heart of western Mosul’s Old City on Wednesday as operations push deeper against a few hundred Islamic State militants at their last bastion in the city.

The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said army forces took over Hadrat al-Sada and Ahmadiya, northwest of the Grand Nuri Mosque where Islamic State’s supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed an Islamic “caliphate” in 2014.

Police say 70% of Mosul’s Old City recaptured from Islamic State

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces have taken over 70 percent of western Mosul’s Old City district, Islamic State militants’ last refuge in Iraq’s second largest city, police forces said.

Federal Police chief, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, said his forces moved Wednesday through al-Farouq street towards Bab al-Toub, Serjkhana, Bab Jadid and Bab Lakash, all areas in the middle of the medieval district.

He said troops were engaging in fierce battles with an estimated 300 IS fighters, backed by warplanes and drones.

During the advances, Jawdat said, police troops killed 63 militants. Those, he said, included Ahmed al-Jubouri, the commander of IS’s so-called “military police service”, Abu Fatema al-Ansari, a Moroccan who served as the top military commander for western Mosul, Abu Anas al-Suri, a Syrian in charge of detachments, and Abu Ruqaya, a top ammunition keeper.

The forces, according to Jawdat, destroyed 14 booby-trapped cars and detonated 52 explosive devices. They also seized stacks of chemical substances and other munitions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


3.5 ISIS remove themselves from gene pool in Salahuddin

Three IS members, including Brit, killed making booby-trap in Salahuddin

Shirqat (IraqiNews.com) Three Islamic State members died when a booby trap they were preparing in Salahuddin province exploded, said a local source on Wednesday.

The three were bomb experts with the group, and included a British national nicknamed Abu al-Baraa al-Muhajer, the source told Alsumaria News. They were booby-trapping a vehicle, the source added.

The trio arrived to the city of Shirqat a month earlier, escaping battles in the western side of Mosul where Iraqi forces are days away from retaking IS’s largest bastion and previously-proclaimed capital.

Dozens of IS members have died over the past months while planting explosives at different havens in Salahuddin and other provinces.

Islamic State member wounded as son kills himself playing with grenade

Shirqat (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State member was wounded and his child was killed when a grenade the latter was playing with exploded, a local source in Salahuddin province said on Wednesday.

The source told Alsumaria News that the IS member, who belonged to the group’s so-called “soldiers bureau”, was badly wounded while his seven-year-old child died while playing with a grenade at their home in Shirqat, north of Salahuddin.

The source pointed that most of IS members keep weapons inside their homes in that region.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  child died while playing with a grenade at their home

The barbarians! I bet they even allow guns in their homes!
Posted by: Bobby || 06/29/2017 9:40 Comments || Top||


Two minor bombers killed before targeting a wedding in Anbar
Hit (IraqiNews.com) Two suicide bombers were killed Wednesday before blowing themselves up at a weeding west of Anbar, Iraqi security sources were quoted saying.

The suicide attackers, whose ages were below 15, attempted to target a wedding ceremony in al-Doulab, Hit, west of the province, before security forces shot both dead, a security source told DPA.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi policeman, who calls himself ‘The Beheader,’ decapitated 50 ISIS militants
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The total number of ISIS forces of Evil he killed is 130, including 50 others whom he beheaded. Meet Falah Aziz, an Iraqi policeman who boastfully calls himself ’The Beheader.’

"Every day, I swear, I slaughter them, as they’ve slaughtered us," Aziz told Expressen, a Swedish news site, in an interview published on Wednesday.

In the past three years, Aziz has been in a war against ISIS, the notorious murderous Moslem group, which killed four of his brothers.

"As they slaughtered my brothers, I slaughter them," he said. "They’ve driven us to it. What they’ve done has killed our compassion. Finding your brother slaughtered, or your mother slaughtered."

Severing someone’s head off is no longer a difficult task for him.

"Just that feeling, I can’t explain how at ease I am with it," he said. "What they have done to us, we must do to them."

Asked if the men he beheads were dead or alive, he said: "No, no, alive."

Aziz has photos and videos of his Dire Revenge killings published on his Facebook page.

While Aziz’s killings of captured ISIS forces of Evil including underage ones without trial constitute a war crime, the Iraqi Police Force, and Iraqi Armed Forces seem to accept his actions and at times celebrate his new kill.

Aziz, who is currently fighting with the Iraqi Federal Police Force’s 5th Division, "expects to die, not to remain here," a sentiment somehow similar to those ISIS murderous Moslems.
Posted by: Fred || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Get set, and don't dread The Beheader
Whose whole al-Koran is red-letter.
You bet he's a madman...
And yet, not a bad man..."
Said no headless heaven-bent deader.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/29/2017 1:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Wonder what number system he uses?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/29/2017 1:30 Comments || Top||


100 Iraqi soldiers killed, 50 armored vehicles captured by ISIS during Anbar offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Tuesday evening, 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....
released a 20-minute propaganda video covering last year’s battles for Rutbah and Ramadi along with recent raids on Iraqi outposts across the desert of western Anbar.

The astonishing battle footage shows upwards of 100 Iraqi Army corpses and approximately 50 US-manufactured vehicles seized by the Islamic State during the hit-and-run offensives. In addition, large stockpiles of weapons and ammunition were recovered by the jihadist belligerents.

The video also celebrated deceased ISIS commanders who were involved in planning the Anbar offensives, including Abu Ishaq al-Askri who died due to an American Arclight airstrike.

Despite ISIS hinting to the contrary, the Iraqi Armed Forces won both battles as ISIS ended up being routed towards the border of western Iraq. Nevertheless, the hardline group did recover significant quantities of war booty.
Posted by: Fred || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Iranian Flag Joins Array of Enemy Symbols Planted on Israel's Lebanon Border
[Jerusalem Post] Living with the Iranian threat is not a new phenomenon, but it is an increasingly complex one because of the Syrian civil war. Iran is reaching a peak of influence and power in the region.

Meters from the fence that separates the countries, not far from the site of a 1985 terrorist attack, Hezbollah has festooned the roads with signs of its presence. It’s purposely done so Israeli residents can see the flags and the billboards next to them. In Metulla there is a memorial for the 12 Israeli soldiers killed in the March 10, 1985, suicide bombing, while just across the border a huge billboard celebrates the massacre.

I spent Tuesday touring the Lebanese and Syrian borders to see the tense situation in the north of the country. The flags across the border seemed representative of the situation that prevails today. Next to the Hezbollah flags is a small post that has a UN logo. Near it the Amal Shia Lebanese movement has erected a large banner reading "To he of pure hands and a generous soul, thank you Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri."
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/29/2017 06:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under:


Palestinian opens fire on soldiers in Hebron, is shot dead
[IsraelTimes] Man shoots at IDF forces searching for illegal weapons in the West Bank city, troops return fire.

IDF forces shot and killed a Paleostinian man in the West Bank city of Hebron
...Hamas Central in the West Bank...
on Wednesday night after he opened fire on them.

The soldiers were carrying out searches for illegal weapons when they encountered the man. "In response to the immediate threat, forces fired towards him, killing him," the army said in a statement.

An IDF spokesperson told The Times of Israel that the Paleostinian shot at the troops first, leading the soldiers to shoot him.

No soldiers were maimed.

Since 2015, the army has been on a mission to try rid the West Bank of illegally made and traded weapons, raiding suspected gunsmithing workshops and warehouses on an almost weekly basis. The campaign has led to a sharp rise in the cost to bandidos bully boyz of acquiring such weapons.

Forces have uncovered several arms workshops in Hebron and other West Bank cities as part of the effort to shut down arms manufacturing.

In the first quarter of 2017 the army shuttered 20 suspected gun-making workshops and seized about 150 guns, putting it on track to far surpass its numbers from last year. In 2016, the army closed 44 workshops and confiscated approximately 450 weapons.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under:


Hamas creates no-go security zone on border with Egypt
[Al Jazeera] Paleostinian Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", movement, which rules Gazoo, has begun building a no-go security zone on the strip's border with Egypt, saying "Egypt's national security is Paleostine's national security".

Tawfiq Abu Niem, Gazoo's deputy interior minister, said on Wednesday that the aim of the buffer zone is "to control the borderline area and boost security" on the frontier with Egypt.

The measures are part of an agreement reached with Egypt, Abu Niem said without elaborating.

"We are sending a message to Egypt that we are committed to fully ensuring the borders," he said. "The plan includes levelling a 12km area close to the borderline with Egypt, placing lookout towers and cameras as well as lightening the whole area."

He said the closed military zone would be 12km long and 100m wide, aiming "to prevent smuggling drugs and infiltration of people from and to Egypt".

Bulldozers were expected to demolish a series of homes and structures along the border.

Posted by: Fred || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  "Tunnels? What tunnels?"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/29/2017 7:11 Comments || Top||


Israel targets Syrian military positions in Golan Heights as Netanyahu visits
[Iran Press TV] The Israeli military says it targeted a Syrian army position after errant mortar fire landed in the occupied Golan Heights during a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the region.

The Israeli army said on Wednesday that a shell had landed in northern Golan Heights without causing any damage or casualties.

We "targeted the Syrian military position that fired the mortar," it said in a statement. The stray shell reportedly landed as Netanyahu was visiting a nearby town.

"While I was speaking, I said here that we will not tolerate errant shooting and we will respond to all firing. During my speech, there was errant fire from the Syrian side that landed in our territory and the army has already attacked," the Israeli prime minister claimed.

This is the third time Israel has hit Syrian positions this week, claiming that the attacks were in response to Syrian mortar fire.

On Sunday, the Israeli military carried out a string of aerial assaults against the positions of the Syrian government forces in the Golan Heights, just one day after Israeli fighter jets carried out a series of Arclight airstrikes against a number of Syrian army targets near the area.
Posted by: Fred || 06/29/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Army nabs would-be stabber at Bethlehem checkpoint
[IsraelTimes] A Paleostinian woman was detained Wednesday while trying to cross a West Bank checkpoint with a knife, apparently while on her way to carry out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem.

Border coppers who searched the 36-year-old at the crossing near the city of Bethlehem found the weapon during a search, police said.

The woman, from the town of Yatta, near Hebron, was taken for questioning, where she reportedly told Sherlocks she wanted to carry out a stabbing attack in Jerusalem.

Nobody was injured during the incident, which came less than two weeks after three Paleostinian men carried out an attack in the Old City of Jerusalem that killed a Border Police officer, 23-year-old Hadas Malka.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Kurds send military reinforcements to Aleppo to impede Turkish advance
[ARA News] The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and allied factions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have brought military reinforcements to the northern countryside of Aleppo province to impede the Turkish progress towards Afrin district, military sources reported on Wednesday.

"The YPG and SDF today deployed more forces and armoured vehicles in northern Aleppo," a YPG officer told ARA News.

"The Kurdish people in Afrin region have suffered a lot under heavy bombardment by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and allied Islamists," the officer said.

The Kurdish People’s Protection Units continue to fight against Turkey-backed groups south of Azaz and in the Afrin district in Aleppo province.

"We will respond to any Turkish attacks on Rojava-Northern Syria. The Turkish troops and Turkey-backed Islamists will be a main target for our forces in the area," the Kurdish officer told ARA News.

The step comes after the Turkish authorities increased its military presence in northwestern Syria, sending troops, vehicles and equipment to support its operations against Kurdish-held areas.

The Turkish move came despite US warnings about any actions that may hinder the Kurdish-led fight against ISIS in northern Syria.

The YPG is leading the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the war on ISIS. The SDF is currently engaged in heavy festivities with ISIS murderous Moslems in Raqqa city‐the group’s de facto capital in Syria.

Turkey launched an offensive in northern Syria in August last year, sending tanks and warplanes across the border to support Syrian rebels fighting both ISIS and the YPG.

It helped them carve out a big portion of northern Syria, helping ensure the YPG and its allies could not link the 400-km (250-mile) stretch of territory they hold in the north and northeast with the pocket they hold west of Azaz.

Turkey considers the YPG as a Syrian extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been in fight with the Turkish authorities for decades.

A US-led coalition spokesperson told ARA News that for the United States there is a difference between the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG).

"We disagree with the Turkish position that the YPG and the PKK are the same organization. The Coalition recognizes the threat the PKK poses to Turkey, but Turkey cannot pursue that fight at the expense of our common fight against forces of Evil that threaten us all," he said, in reference to the war on ISIS jihadists.

"We call on all countries in the region to remain focused on the fight to defeat ISIS, which is the greatest threat to regional and worldwide peace and security," the coalition’s official told ARA News.

"This is a message from the United States to Turkey to stop attacking the YPG, since they fear this could threaten the anti-ISIS Raqqa operation," local Kurdish journalist Heybar Othman told ARA News.
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Islamic State orders shops to use its currency after its successive defeats
Raqqa (Iraqi News) The Islamic State group ordered merchants and traders to start using the group’s currency, while set the value of the IS Dirham at 1,000 Syrian pounds ($ 1.80), in order to impose its monetary policy despite its successive defeats, Alsumaria News reported on Wednesday.

The Islamic State issued the order through a voice message, forbidding the exchange of Syrian currency of the 1,000 and 50 pounds category in the IS-held areas starting the 25th of July. However, it did not mention the ban of the Syrian 500 pounds currency.

It is noteworthy, radical Islamic State group has lost territory in Syria and Iraq, and is now besieged inside its de-facto capital, Raqqa. Meanwhile, Syrian forces, backed by US troops, are continuing their assault to retake the city of Raqqa.

Furthermore, it is believed that the Islamic State has transferred its elite leaders to the city of Mayadin, located southeast of Raqqa, near Iraqi borders in Deir Ezzor Province.
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Syrian Army, Hezbollah capture new sites along Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah continued their march from the ancient city of Palmyra to Deir Ezzor City, Wednesday, targeting 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) positions near the Arak Gas Fields.

Backed by Russian Arclight airstrikes, the Syrian Army and Hezbollah stormed the 10km area in eastern Homs this morning, inflicting heavy damage on the Islamic State’s defenses.

Unable to maintain ground in the 10km area, the Islamic State ultimately withdrew towards the al-Hayl Gas Fields in order to avoid increasing their corpse count.
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Syrian Army launches offensive to expel ISIS from Khanasser region
[ALMASDARNEWS] Moments ago, the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 30th Division, led by the elite Elite Republican Guards (which represents the striking core of the Aleppo-based formation), launched a surprise offensive against the last remaining ISIS bastion in Aleppo Governonate that is represented by a belt of fortified villages buried in a mountainous semi-desert landscape to the northeast of the strategic town of Khanasser.

So far the SAA has managed to liberate 2 villages from ISIS. These settlements are al-Sharimah and al-Atshanah. In addition to this, two key hilltops have also been captured by the SAA. Some reports say that the village of Rasm Askr was also liberated, however, there is confusion over whether or not the settlement was already under pro-government control prior to the offensive.

In any case, this advance comes as the SAA has been trying to force ISIS to retreat from the Khanasser region whilst also leaving a safe route for Lions of Islam to escape south across the Ethriyah-Raqqa highway. Whether ISIS has totally withdrawn from the area or not is now total irrelevant, for either by way of death in battle or retreat, ISIS has been marked for banishment from the province of Aleppo.
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Entire ISIS leadership in Daraa pocket wiped out by mysterious assassination
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Wednesday, a huge kaboom rocked the ISIS-held town of Jallayn in southern Syria, resulting in the death of at least six jihadist commanders who were gathered for a meeting to discuss a coming offensive in western Daraa.

Reports regarding the incident are conflicting; some indicate a US warplane was involved while others claim a boom-mobile violently interrupted the meeting.

Nevertheless, six ISIS field commanders were confirmed dead due to the attack, namely: Abu Hamza al-Komah, Abu Madeen, Abu Qassourah, Abu Oubidah al-Shami, Ahmad al-Ghazi and Abu Hashem.

The latter jihadist warlord represents the leading 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....
Emir for Jaish Khalid Ibn al-Walid, a jihadist group that swore allegiance to His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
back in 2014.

Due to a surprise blitz offensive earlier this year, Jaish Khalid Ibn al-Walid controls some 25 villages and towns that are anchored on the border with Israel and Jordan in southwestern Syria. The jihadist group regularly festivities with rebel factions and is known to enforce brutal religious laws on civilians living under its rule.
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Syrian Army retakes all lost points in the Golan Heights as jihadist offensive grinds to a halt
[ALMASDARNEWS] The newly launched ’Road to Damascus’ offensive proved far from successful for a coalition of rebel groups in Quneitra province who have thrown hundreds of jihadist turbans and dozens of military vehicles at the government-held town of Madinat al-Baath over the past week.

On Wednesday evening, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) regrouped for a major counter-offensive, retaking the final four points that were overrun by opposition forces five days ago.

Amid the SAA assault, at least 20 rebel fighters were killed including none other than Abu Osamah al-Karar himself, a Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (Al-Qaeda) commander who led the initial assault on behalf of the unified ’Army of Muhammed’ operations room.
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