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Afghanistan
NDS Special Forces storm key ISIS hideout in Nangarhar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), stormed a key hideout of the ISIS terrorist group in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the hideout was used by the murderous Moslems of the group as a launch pad for the attacks in Jalalabad city.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted late on Wednesday night in the vicinity of Kandi Bagha area of Chaparhar district.

At least one ISIS group member was killed during the operation and two others were locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
alive while six other suspects were also rounded up on charges of having links with the terror group, the statement added.

In the meantime, the National Directorate of Security (NDS), says the Special Forces have also confiscated and destroyed some explosives while three Ak-47 rifles were seized.

The source further added that the local residents and the security personnel have not sustained casualties during the operation.

Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Video shows ANDSF suppressing militants involved in mortar attack on Kabul
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
-led Resolute Support Mission released a video which shows the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces suppressing the turbans involved in mortar attack on Kabul city during the first day of Eid al-Adha.

"During a 30-minute period, more than 30 mortar rounds were fired by approximately nine armed ISIS-K terrorists. Five were apprehended by the Afghan National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS)," NATO said in a statement.

The statement further added "Deploying within minutes of being mobilized, Crisis Response Unit 222 arrived on-scene and began clearing compounds, while Afghan Air Force MD-530 helicopters engaged and killed an attacker firing mortar rounds from the back of a truck."

According to Resolute Support Mission, two attackers barricaded themselves behind a vehicle and began firing at National Directorate of Security responders. The MD-530s killed one of the barricaded attackers with a precision strafing run, while Crisis Response Unit 222 later engaged and killed the remaining terrorists. Crisis Response Unit 222 continued to clear compounds in the vicinity, although the area was declared secure.

MoI front man Najib Danish had earlier said the attack was likely carried out by three turbans using two vehicles loaded with several rockets.

Danish further added that two security personnel have been slightly maimed during the festivities with the krazed killers.

Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab Claims Deputy Defense Minister Survived Bomb Attack
[RADIOSHABELLE] al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
said Friday it has carried out a daring kaboom in Mogadishu on Thursday, targeting the deputy minister of defence, Abdullahi Olad Rooble.

The blast which was used an bomb occurred outside the defence ministry while the minister’s convoy has passed-by, according to the eyewitnesses.

However,
corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds...
Rooble has escaped unhurt from the landmine that has rocked the city amid increased security measures and changes to the top security chiefs by President Farmajo.

Meanwhile,
...back at the dirigible, Jack stuck the cigar in his mouth, stepped onto the gantry, and asked Got a light, Mac?

Von Schtinken stopped short, lowering the dagger and trying to control his features.

If you light that thing, Herr Armschtröng, he pointed out, his voice tense, we all die!...

the deputy defence minister has not yet commented on the attempt on his life and the claims of al-Shabaab.

Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


India-Pakistan
2 men shot dead in Karachi 'after resisting robbery': police
[DAWN] Two men were killed and one injured after an incident of firing New Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
area on Friday afternoon, police and hospital officials said.

New Karachi Station House Officer Majid Korai said three people were riding a cycle of violence when armed pillion riders attacked them near UP Mor and fled.

They sustained critical bullet wounds and were transported to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors pronounced Saleem, 32, as dead on arrival, said Dr. Saleem Sheikh, additional police surgeon of the hospital.

Another injured person, Arshad, 35, succumbed to his wounds during treatment, added Dr. Sheikh.

The third person, Azam, 30, was admitted for treatment. His condition is said to be serious.

A religious party official claimed that the victims were their workers and it was an incident of murder. However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
a senior police official said they did not belong to any party and it appeared to be a robbery-related incident.

Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat
...which is the false nose and plastic mustache of the murderous banned extremist group Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain, whatcha might call the political wing of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi...
(ASWJ) Spokesperson Umar Muawiyah told Dawn that the victims were ASWJ workers. While condemning the murders, the ASWJ official claimed that the incident was a murder. The three men were on their way home in Khwaja Ajmer Nagri after offering Friday prayers at a mosque in the area when they were shot.

However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Central Irfan Baloch claimed that the initial probe revealed that the incident occurred over resistance of robbery.

SSP Baloch said that the dear departed and injured originally belonged to Ahmed Pur Sharqia, Bahawalpur, and were presently residing in North Karachi.

"They did not belong to any religious or political group," said the SSP said, quoting their families.

The area SHO said that the statement of the injured would be crucial to the case. He added that the maimed was not in a position to give a statement at this time.
Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan


Iraq
Anbar antics: commander kaboomed, 5 turbans cross their wires, US troops reinforced, 3Iraqi troops kaboomed


Iraqi commander killed, 2 bodyguards injured in bomb blast, west of Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A commander from Anbar police was killed, while two others of his bodyguards were wounded in west of the province, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday.

In remarks to BasNews, the source from Anbar police said, “a bomb, placed on the side of the international highway at the Kilo 120 region, west of Anbar, went off as Col. Akram al-Fahdawi, commander of the external roads protection division, was passing in a patrol, leaving him killed and two of his bodyguards seriously injured.”

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, “troops headed to the accident spot and combed the region, fearing other bombs that could target security personnel.”

Five Islamic State members killed while booby-trapping road, west of Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Five Islamic State members were killed while trying to booby- trap a main road, west of Anbar, a commander from the mobilization troops in the province said on Thursday.

‘Security troops managed to kill five Islamic State members, as they were booby-trapping the road which links Wadi al-Qathf to the kilo 160 region in Rutba town, west of Anbar,” Col. Fadel al-Eissawy, a commander of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) of Ameriyat al-Somoud region, told Almaalomah website.

“The troops noticed the militants and began firing, which left them killed, without casualties among the attacking fighters,” the source said, adding that troops took strict security measures.

Last week, five Islamic State members, including an Uzbekistani leader, were killed in an operation against an Islamic State pocket in the desert of Qaim town.

U.S. troops reinforce deployment without clear reasons in Anbar: Source

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A security source from Anbar province has indicated growing deployment of U.S. troops in the western regions of the province without clear reasons.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said, “U.S. troops enhanced its presence in regions of Suddet Haditha, Fousfat al-Qaim, Ain al-Assad airbase and near the border regions with Syria in west of Anbar.”

Those regions, according to the source, “witnessed ongoing increase of troops, unlike the situation before, as preliminary estimates show that more than 11,000 soldiers and advisers deployed there and moving freely.”

The number of personnel is growing, “despite end of military operations and declaring victory against Islamic State,” the source said, adding that the reasons behind this are not clear.

A security expert was quoted, last week, as saying that Washington seeks increasing the number of military bases from nine to 12 bases. This came after the U.S.-led Coalition said U.S. forces will remain in Iraq, so long as there is a need for that, which is contrary to the U.S. promises to withdraw from Iraq after Islamic State was defeated.

Last month, a senior Iraqi army officer said Iraq started expanding Ain al-Assad airbase in Anbar province and that the expansion is likely to receive more U.S. troops.

Three army soldiers wounded in bomb blast, west of Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three soldiers were wounded in a bomb blast, which targeted their patrol in west of Anbar, a security source from the province said on Friday.

In brief remarks to Alghad Press, the source said, “a bomb, placed on the side of the road in al-Bakr district in Hit city, while an army patrol was passing, leaving three soldiers wounded.”

The wounded, according to the source, “were transferred to hospital for treatment. Troops cordoned off the blast scene and conducted investigations.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Dubya's plan to make democracy flourish in Iraq continues apace...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/25/2018 8:38 Comments || Top||


Two Iraqi soldiers wounded in bomb blast, northeast of Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Two soldiers were maimed in a kaboom, northeast of Diyala, a security source from the province said on Thursday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, "explosive experts from the army found a bomb near al-Islah village, at the boundaries of Jalawla town, northeast of Baquba. While detonating it, another bomb went off, leaving two soldiers maimed."

The army, according to the source, combed the region fearing presence of other blasts.

Security reports indicate that the turban group still poses threat against stability in the country. The group still has dormant cells, through which it carries out attacks, across Iraq like it used to do before 2014.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinians clash with IDF on Gaza border; 189 said wounded
[IsraelTimes] Protests come amid reports Israel is in advanced talks with Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,, via UN and Egyptian mediation, for a long-term truce

Some 5,000 Paleostinians protested Friday along the border between the Gazoo Strip and Israel, according to Paleostinian reports.

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gazoo said some 189 demonstrators were maimed in festivities with IDF troops, including 50 who were hit by live fire.

The army said rioters threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at troops.

According to Paleostinian reports, Israeli snipers opened fire on two groups of Paleostinians who tried to breach the border at two different locations.

One incendiary kite sent over the border from the Strip caused a fire in the Sha’ar Hanegev region.

The festivities came hours after Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman denied involvement in talks on a long-term ceasefire agreement with Hamas in the Gazoo Strip.

Reports have proliferated that Israel is in advanced talks with Hamas, via UN and Egyptian mediation, for a long-term truce in the Strip.

At least 171 Gazooks have been killed by Israeli fire since the start of the festivities, according to the Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,-run health ministry. An Israeli soldier was shot to death by a Paleostinian sniper. Hamas has acknowledged that dozens of the Paleostinian fatalities were members of terror groups.
Al Jazeera adds more in the latest post on their on-going Gaza Protests blog:
Approximately, 5,000 people attended Friday's demonstration, the 22nd Friday of rallies.

"There are fewer people here this week that we've seen in recent weeks," said Stratford.

"Some ... think that one of the reasons why the protests are being [attended by fewer people] this week is because we are expecting the resumptions of the talks being mediated by the Egyptians in Cairo, between Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, and Israel.

"Israel denies that there is any direct conversation going ... but we do know the Egyptians are being very keen and are working very hard to get both parties to agree to some sort of lasting ceasefire," he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2018 00:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Less than one per every million the Don cut from their terrorism subsidies.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/25/2018 3:13 Comments || Top||

#2  189? Well, it’s a start.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/25/2018 15:55 Comments || Top||


Israel: Doctors Without Borders nurse shot at troops on Gaza border
More on this story from yesterday.
[ARABNEWS] Israel said an MSF nurse shot at troops on the Gazoo border this week, a charge the medical charity said Friday it was investigating as it confirmed the death of an employee.

"Doctors Without Borders (MSF) confirms that one of its employees, Hani Mohammed Almajdalawi, was killed in Gazoo on Monday, August 20, 2018," the organization said in a statement.

"MSF is working to verify and understand the circumstances regarding this extremely serious incident, and is not able to comment further at this stage," it added.

COGAT, the Israeli defense ministry body responsible for activities in the Paleostinian territories, issued a statement late Thursday slamming MSF as "Terrorism Without Borders."

"Hani al-Almajdalawi, who tried to infiltrate through the security fence in the northern Gazoo Strip while he was armed with a rifle, opened fire toward military forces and even threw an bomb at them," it said.

COGAT said Almajdalawi was "a nurse who worked for the international organization Doctors Without Borders."

MSF has around 200 local and foreign staff in Gazoo and in May the charity condemned Israel’s use of force in border protests as "unacceptable and inhuman."

It described the army’s policy as "shooting with live ammunition at demonstrators, on the assumption that anyone approaching the separation fence is a legitimate target."
Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Local hire.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/25/2018 1:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Probably didn't work for them - just been on the payroll and worked for Hamas etc...: most of NGO's local hires in Gaza are that way.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/25/2018 3:32 Comments || Top||


PA forces said to thwart West Bank bomb attack against Israeli troops
[IsraelTimes] Large bomb found near road frequently used by IDF soldiers, Ynet reports; bomb's characteristics match MO of PIJ, Hezbollah

Paleostinian security forces this week thwarted a West Bank bombing attack against Israeli soldiers intended to hamper ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, in Gazoo, the Ynet news site reported Friday.

Sources told Ynet the PA forces discovered a large bomb composed of gas canisters, explosives and shrapnel near Route 443, on a road frequently used by IDF forces. The bomb could have potentially caused a large number of casualties.

The road connects the Paleostinian villages of Beit Liqya and Beit Anan. PA forces defused the bomb and notified Israeli authorities, the report said.

The sources noted that the bomb’s characteristics matched the modus operandi of Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
, as well as Leb’s Hezbollah terror group. Israeli security forces were examining both possibilities.

They added that the planned attack was likely imminent, in an attempt to destabilize ongoing negotiations on a long-term ceasefire in the Gazoo Strip between Israel and the Hamas terror organization.

In January PA security forces discovered and dismantled 12 improvised bombs, each weighing between 20 and 30 kilograms, on a road near Tulkarem. They were apparently intended for use against IDF military vehicles passing the area.

The PA later tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
seven Paleostinians in connection with the planned attack. They were affiliated with Hamas and some had previously been arrested or interrogated by the PA security forces.
Update from Ynet at 12:30 pm:
Hamas condemned on Friday a thwarting of a serious terror attack over the last few days by the Palestinian security, involving the use of an extremely powerful bomb on Highway 443, which was intended to blow up an IDF convoy in a bid to sabotage efforts to reach a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

The terror group issued an official statement saying it is "surprised at the continued security coordination, in light of what the Palestinian people are going through because of Israel's policies."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army launches powerful assault in northern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army unleashed a powerful assault inside northern Hama, tonight, targeting several areas controlled by the jihadist rebels.

According to a military communique from the Hama Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th adn 11th divisions hammered Jaish al-Izza’s positions in northern Hama, hitting the latter’s trenches around the town of Markabah.

The Syrian Army would then expand their attack to the towns of Zakat and al-Lataminah, where they would fire several missiles and artillery shells towards the jihadist defenses.

In particular, the Syrian Arab Army focused on the network of trenches that the jihadist rebels built around the front-line in the Hama Governorate.

With the Syrian Army preparing to attack this imperative region, the jihadist rebels have been vigorously raising new trenches in preparation for this imminent offensive.
Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Massive convoy of Syrian Army, Palestinian forces head to northwest Hama for offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] A large convoy of troops from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Paleostinian-led al-Quds Brigade were photographed heading towards the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week.

According to a new report, a large convoy of troops from the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division made their way to the al-Ghaab Plain for what is expected to be the first phase of their large-scale offensive in northwest Syria.

The 4th Division was photographed heading to the al-Ghaab Plain with their domestically-made Golan Missile Launchers.
Posted by: Fred || 08/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  with their domestically-made Golan Missile Launchers.

Balloons?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/25/2018 1:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Syrian Army Unveils New Missile Launcher 'Golan-1000' (May, PressTV Francais)
Posted by: Gruque Sforza3051 || 08/25/2018 2:10 Comments || Top||



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