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Egyptian forces kill 20 militants in Sinai operation: Army
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Good morning
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#1  Appears to be wearing an old time hour glass girdle that makes the waist very small. Keeps you sober cause nothing much ever able to reach the digestive system.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 08/30/2018 6:06 Comments || Top||

#2  @#1: What?! I though all the hotties from that era were naturally built like this!
Posted by: Snakes Noodleman4082 || 08/30/2018 8:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Ebbavirt, I think the word you want is corset. I don't think they had Spanx in those days.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/30/2018 12:43 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
36 militants killed, wounded in Ghazni airstrikes and ground operations
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least thirty six bully boyz were killed maimed during the Arclight airstrikes and ground operations in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast in a statement said a clash took place between the armed forces and the bully boyz during the ongoing Nejat operations in Loya and Kochnai Arzoo areas of the province, leaving at least seven bully boyz dead.

The statement further added that the Afghan Air Force also carried out airstrikes in Khado khel adn Mehri areas of Andar district and Maincha area of Qarabagh district, leaving at least 18 bully boyz dead and 8 others maimed.

According to 203rd Thunder Corps, a hatchback type vehicle, a 4×4 vehicle, two cycle of violences, 5 Ak-47 rifles, a rocket launcher, and two Humvee armored personnel carriers were also destroyed during the airstrikes.

The Afghan forces also carried out artillery strikes in Khogyani district, leaving at least three bully boyz dead, the 203rd Thunder Corps.

The source further added the Afghan forces also discovered and defused 19 improvised bombs during the same operations.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Drone strikes target ISIS Khurasan hideouts in Nangarhar province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The U.S. forces based in Afghanistan carried out a series of Arclight airstrikes on the hideouts 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....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the latest airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Khogyani district.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps, the U.S. unmanned aerial vehicles targeted some hideouts of the terror group in Wazir Tangi area of the district.

The statement further added that the airstrikes left at least seven holy warriors of the terror group dead.

The anti-government armed bully boy and terrorist groups including ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces since the fall of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
regime in 2001 but the anti-government armed holy warriors have been attempting to expand their foothold in this province during the recent years.

However,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
the Afghan armed forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations to suppress the bully boy groups.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Perpetrators involved in looting Ghazni city to be arrested: Ghazni Police
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Ghazni police commandment has promised strict actions against the perpetrators involved in looting the properties of the people during the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack on the placid provincial capital of the province.

According to a statement released by the Police Commandment of Ghazni, a number of the local residents of Ghazni city also looted the properties of the people besides the Talibs who looted the government and commercial properties.

The statement further added that the security forces have received some documents regarding the involvement of certain people in looting the public properties, vowing that the perpetrators would be tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
soon.

The Police Commandment of Ghazni also added that the national defense and security forces are always prepared to protect the lives, properties, and the dignity of the people.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
the Police Commandment added in its statement that certain people committed crimes to loot the properties of the people while joining hands with the enemies of the country.

This comes as the Talibs launched a large scale attack on Ghazni city, the placid provincial capital of Ghazni province two weeks ago, sparking heavy festivities that lasted for several days.

Although exact figures are not available regarding the casualties inflicted on hard boys, security personnel, and the civilians, but reports indicate that the ordinary people suffered heavy casualties during the attack besides the public properties were severely damaged.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


4 ISIS Khurasan members arrested in Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least four suspected Death Eaters having links 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 Khurasan (ISIS-K) were jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
from Kabul city.

The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), in a statement said the suspects were arrested during an operation from the vicinity of the 5th police district of the city.

The statement further added that the NDS forces also confiscated some weapons and munition during the operations.

According to the National Directorate of Security, the detained Death Eaters were involved in recruiting Death Eaters in the ISIS Khurasan ranks from Kabul city.

The detained Death Eaters were also involved in smuggling weapons and munitions to capital Kabul, the National Directorate of Security added.

The statement by NDS also added that the detained Death Eaters have been identified as Shafiullah, Mohammad Rahim, Mansooruddin, and Rahimuddin.

The National Directorate of Security in its statement also added that the Death Eaters were arrested from Qargha area of Kabul.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Going to guess this is four more "gang arrests" than Chicago has had all year.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/30/2018 8:41 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Kenya: Roadside bomb kills five soldiers in Lamu county
Snip. Duplicate.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/30/2018 09:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:


Five Kenyan Soldiers Killed, 10 Others Injured In Lamu Blast
[RADIOSHABELLE] Five KDF soldiers were killed in an kaboom in Lamu County after their vehicle triggered off an improvised landmine along Kiunga-Sankuri Road.

10 more soldiers were maimed in the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack while on a humanitarian civil assignment to fetch and distribute water to the residents in the area.

Confirming the incident, KDF Spokesperson Colonel Paul Njuguna said the attack happened at around 8 am when their truck ran over an bomb.

"Following the incident, 10 soldiers are receiving medical care from injuries sustained. Regrettably, five more soldiers succumbed to the injuries," said Col. Paul Njuguna.

Njuguna thanked residents who offered assistance to the soldiers and called upon them to assist in weeding out lurking terror elements in their midst, in order to help in the progressive pacification of Lamu County.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


US Military Airstrike In Somalia Against Al-Shabab Kills 3
[RADIOSHABELLE] The U.S. military says it has carried out an Arclight airstrike in Somalia against the al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
group, killing three fighters.

The U.S. Africa Command statement says the strike was carried out on Monday about 40 kilometres (24 miles) southwest of the capital, Mogadishu.

The U.S. has carried out 21 such strikes this year against the Somalia-based al-Shabaab. The al-Qaeda-linked group is the deadliest Islamic krazed killer organization in sub-Saharan Africa and it often targets Mogadishu with deadly attacks.

The U.S. since late last year also has carried out a number of dronezaps against a small presence of fighters linked 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....
organization in the northern part of the Horn of Africa nation.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egyptian forces kill 20 militants in Sinai operation: Army
[AlAhram] Egyptian troops have killed 20 murderous Moslems in recent days in the Sinai and the country's western desert, the army said in a statement on Wednesday as forces press ahead with an ongoing operation to crush Death Eaters.

Seven "extremely dangerous takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
s" were killed in an operation by air and land forces in the western desert in an area used "as a refuge by terrorist elements and a launching pad for carrying out hostile actions aimed at destabilizing the country," the statement said. It added that Egyptian forces seized weapons, ammunition and boom belts that were in the Death Eater's possession.

The Arabic word "takfiri" refers to hardline Sunni Moslems who accuse other Moslems of being infidels, often as a justification for using violence against them.

Security forces killed another 13 takfiris in shootouts during various military raids in central and northern Sinai and tossed in the clink
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
18 criminal suspects.

The statement said the murderous Moslems were killed over the past few days.

The attacks are part of a major security operation, Operation Sinai 2018, which was launched in February to eradicate bully boyz in Sinai, the Nile Delta and the country's Western Desert. The months-long campaign involves the army, navy, air force and police.

The statement said military engineers in Sinai have discovered and destroyed 41 bombs planted to target forces at operation sites.

Border guards arrested 2,000 people of different nationalities while trying to infiltrate the western border and seized large amounts of banned narcotics. Air forces destroyed 38 vehicles used in trafficking along the frontier.

In the southern part of the country, forces seized five gold exploration and detection equipment, two tonnes of rock stones containing gold ore, and 26 vehicles used in trafficking, while 55 suspects of gold smuggling and mining have also been arrested.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Saudi military reinforcements join Arab coalition in Yemen’s Hajjah
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
has revealed on Wednesday that it sent military reinforcements to Yemen’s Hajjah, north west of the country, to join the Arab coalition backing the legitimate national army.

A military source said that the military force included armored vehicles, engineering teams and hundreds of soldiers.

In the last few days, the pro-Iranian 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 sent military reinforcements to Abs and Mustab directorates in Hajjah governorate, after the Yemeni national army pushed the militias out of nearby Hairan directorate.

Recently, the Houthi militias have been inflicted with huge loses among its leadership in the directorate of Hiran.

According to military sources, Houthi prominent commanders Abdul Wahab Mohammed al-Hussam and Judge Salah Massad Khamousi were killed in battles with the Yemeni army.

For its part, a military source said that the Yemeni army, with the support of the coalition, killed more than 200 Houthi fighters within 3 days, mobilized by the coup militias from Hajjah governorate.

The coalition fighter jets also destroyed 18 positions used by the Houthi militias to launch ballistic missiles.
Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Dutch police arrest man said plotting to kill Geert Wilders over Muhammad images
[IsraelTimes] Suspect detained at Hague main railway station after firebrand
...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
politician announces Moslem prophet cartoon competition


Dutch police on Tuesday tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
a man suspected of planning an attack against far-right politician Geert Wilders after he said he intended to hold a Prophet Muhammad cartoon competition.

Police said in a statement they arrested the still unidentified suspect at the main railway station in The Hague.

He was being questioned and was expected to appear before a judge on Friday, the statement said.

Police said they had been alerted by a video on Facebook in which the 26-year-old man talked about attacking anti-Islam MP Wilders, as well as the Dutch parliament.

Wilders, who announced plans for a competition of Muhammad cartoons earlier this year, said he had been told about the plot by the Netherlands’ counter-terrorism police, NCTb.

"I was told by NCTb this morning that a man on Facebook had said that he had arrived in the Netherlands for the purpose of killing me," Wilders said via his Twitter account.

"Fortunately, he has been arrested. It is madness that this is happening because of a drawing contest and that it is raining death threats."

In June, Wilders tweeted that he had received clearance to hold the competition in his party’s parliamentary offices.

The contest is to be judged by American cartoonist and self-defined "recovered Moslem" Bosch Fawstin,
...Eisner Award-winning cartoonist and ex-Muslim of Albanian stock..
who won a similar contest in the US in 2015. Two gunnies opened fire on a security officer outside that competition, and were subsequently killed.

The head of the Netherlands’ Party for Freedom or PVV, Wilders is known for his virulent anti-Islam statements.

Last week, Pakistain expressed objections to what it described as the "blasphemous" cartoon competition and summoned a high-ranking Dutch diplomat in Islamabad to protest.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte also described the competition as "disrespectful" and "provocative," even though he defended the principle of freedom of expression.

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok also insisted that the competition was not a government initiative.

Images of Muhammad ‐ prohibited according to Moslem belief ‐ have in the past been met by death threats and murder.

Two French Death Eaters who had sworn allegiance to al-Qaeda killed 12 people at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo
...A lefty French satirical magazine, home of what may well be the majority if the active testicles left in Europe...
’s offices in 2015 with the Death Eaters notably seeking to punish the staunchly atheist magazine for printing cartoons of the prophet.

Netherlands expresses regret to Egypt over Dutch anti-Islam cartoon contest

[AlAhram] The Netherlands has "expressed its regret" to Egypt over a Dutch politician’s intention to organize a cartoon contest depicting anti-Islam cartoons, Egypt’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

In an official statement, the Egyptian foreign ministry said Minister Sameh Shoukry received a phone call from his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok, who expressed his country’s sorrow over controversial Dutch nationalist politician Geert Wilders’s plan to hold the anti-Islam cartoon contest inside parliament.

Wilders' Dutch Party for Freedom, known for their hatred and opposition to Islam, is the second-largest party in the Dutch parliament.

Blok said Wilder’s plan does not in any way represent the positions of the government or Dutch community, stressing his government’s refusal to all manifestations of hatred, incitement, and disrespect of religions.

Shoukry affirmed the necessity that freedom of expression should not be confused with the adoption of hate and incitement speech.

He described it as a mix up which would have a dangerous impact on the relations between nations and people with different religions.

Shoukry also said that the world needs to support and spread values of tolerance and respect of other’s opinions, as well as a respect of beliefs and religions to repel religious extremism, terrorism, and violence.

Since Tuesday, the Netherlands has distanced itself from the competition to several Islamic majority states opposing the contest, yet defending the right to hold it on foundations of freedom of expression.

Pakistan has been leading the line of opposition to Wilder’s contest, calling for an emergency session by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) over the contest.

The outrage comes after protests and riots made 13 years ago in several Arab and Muslim countries after a Danish newspaper published several offensive cartoons of Islam Prophet Mohamed in 2005.

In 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten provoked protests across the world and riots in some Muslim countries by publishing several cartoons of Muhammad, including one depicting the prophet with a bomb in his turban.

In 2015, two French militants killed 12 people at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s offices as revenge for the printing of cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Mohamed in the past.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


India-Pakistan
Four police officials killed in India-held Kashmir ahead of key court case
[DAWN] Four coppers were rubbed out while security forces killed two suspected rebels in India-held Kashmire (IHK) on Wednesday as tensions rose before a major Supreme Court hearing on the troubled region.

Five coppers who had stopped near the southern Kashmire town of Shopian to repair their vehicle were ambushed, Inspector General of Police Swayam Prakash Pani told AFP.

"Four of the police were killed. One who was inside the vehicle at the time of the attack is safe," Pani said.

Separately, two suspected rebels were killed in a shootout with government forces not far from the attack on the police, officials said.

The Moslem-majority Himalayan region has seen a resurgence of hostilities in the past two years.

Security officials say at least 144 rebels have been killed this year, while more fighters have joined their ranks. There are an estimated 250 active underground fighters, they say.

Separatist groups have called a general strike for Thursday and Friday before the Supreme Court hearing, which they fear could allow Indians from outside Kashmire to buy property in the state and get government jobs.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
Bomb attack leaves two civilians wounded in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Two civilians were maimed Wednesday in a kaboom in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

According to the source, an explosive charge went off near the industrial zone in al-Taji district in northern Baghdad.

"The kaboom left two people maimed, and both of them were transferred to a nearby hospital for treatment," the source said, adding that a probe was opened into the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:


Iraqi court sentences 3 persons to death over links with Islamic State
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi court has sentenced three persons to death by hanging over links 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....
turban group and their involvement in launching attacks against security forces and civilians in Anbar governorate.

Iraqi website Alghad Press quoted Abdul-Sattar al-Bayraqdar, the front man for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, as saying that "the verdict was issued by the Anbar Criminal Court after the trio admitted launching attacks on Albu Faraj village, leaving scores of civilians killed, and striking a cop shoppe and an army post in the governorate."

Bayraqdar added that "the court ruling was issued pursuant to article 1/4 of the anti-terrorism law."

German-Turkish woman cleared of IS links in Iraqi court

[IsraelTimes] An Iraqi judge has cleared a German-Ottoman Turkish woman of having ties 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....
group, a judicial source said, more than a year after she was detained.

Hadya Abdel Qader had been held without charge since her arrest by Iraqi security forces in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, in a part of the northern city held by IS.

The jihadist group was ousted from Mosul in July last year after a months-long battle, during which suspected members of the jihadist group were rounded up.

But a judge at Baghdad’s central criminal court found no evidence to link Qader to IS, a judicial source says.

The 40-year-old will remain in prison while prosecutors are given a month to decide whether to confirm or overturn the judge’s ruling.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Eleven Islamic State members killed in operation by Peshmerga in Nineveh
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Eleven 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....
members were killed in Makhmur region in Nineveh province, a Peshmerga official said on Wednesday.

The Kurdish Rudaw network quoted Sirwan Barzani, who is in charge of the Peshmerga in Kuwair-Makhmur region, as saying that "Islamic State actions are ongoing at regions controlled by the Iraqi forces. The Coalition jets are covering the region, in cooperation with Peshmerga."

Barzani added that "at 11 PM on Tuesday, five Islamic State hideouts were targeted there, leaving 11 murderous Moslems killed."

"No joint military operation has been carried out by both the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in the region," he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Diyala dead dudes: 2 colonels cut down, 100 turbansdon curley-toed slippers, 1 cop kaboomed


Two senior officers killed in armed attack, northeast of Baquba

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Two senior officers were killed in an armed attack, northeast of Baquba in Diyala, a security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, “two colonels from the citizenship department in Udhaim town, northeast of Baquba, were killed in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen who attacked their vehicle on Baghdad-Kirkuk road.”

Security services, according to the source, “conducted investigations and transferred the victims to forensic medicine department.”

Over 100 Islamic State members fled Mosul toward Diyala: Source

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Over 100 Islamic State members have infiltrated into Diyala province coming from Mosul, an official from the province said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, Awad Rubai’e, head of the security committee of Abu Sayda town, said, “information from security departments confirmed that 180 Islamic State members sneaked from Mosul into some regions in Diyala.”

Rubai’e blamed the frequent attacks in the province on “actions by the militants who endanger the safety and stability of the province.”

Iraqi policeman killed in bomb attack in Diyala: Source

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi policeman was killed Wednesday in a bomb attack in northeastern Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

“A bomb placed on the side of a road went off near al-Makhisa village, 25 km northeast of Baqubah, leaving a policeman killed,” the source was quoted by Baghdad Today as saying.

“A security force rushed to the blast site and transferred the dead body into the forensic medicine department,” added the source.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


War correspondent injured in armed attack against house in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) A war correspondent has been injured in an armed attack that targeted his house in Salahuddin province, a security source said on Wednesday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said "unidentified button men attacked house of correspondent Ghanem Mutshar abdul Hayy in the western side of Shirqat town in Salahuddin, leaving him injured.’’

"Security troops transferred the maimed to nearby hospital for treatment," the source, who preferred anonymity, added.
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Eight killed in car-bomb attack at Iraqi checkpoint
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least eight people were killed and 12 maimed in a suicide car-kaboom on a security checkpoint in western Iraq, the local mayor said on Wednesday.

The attacker drove a car rigged with explosives into the checkpoint in Qaim district, which was jointly manned by the army and Shi’ite militias, Mayor Ahmed al-Mehlawy told Rooters.

Five snuffies and three non-combatants were killed, Mehlawy said. Some of the maimed were in a critical condition, he said. The Iraqi military put the initial corpse count at seven.

"Security forces in the Qaim district noticed a suspect Kia vehicle and shot at it after it turned out to be rigged and driven by a suicidal terrorist, which led to its kaboom and the death of seven people, including four from the security forces and three civilians," the military said in a statement.

ISIS grabbed credit for the attack and said it killed 28 people, contradicting the official corpse counts.

Iraq declared victory over ISIS in December, dislodging the group from all the territory it held after its self-proclaimed caliphate, which also encompassed part of Syria, collapsed earlier in 2017.

Security forces retook Qaim, which lies 300 km (185 miles) west of Baghdad in the Sunni province of Anbar, on the border with Syria, in November. It was one of the last remaining territories in the country held by ISIS.

The group’s fighters have since then waged a campaign of kidnappings and killings.

UPDATED: Death toll from today’s car bomb attack in Anbar rises to 10

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) – The corpse count from today’s suicide car kaboom on a security checkpoint at al-Qaem district in Anbar rose to 10, including six army troops and four members of the Popular Mobilization Forces, a security source was quoted as saying.

The attack, in which a bobby-trapped vehicle was used, left 14 security personnel maimed, Iraqi website BasNews quoted the source as saying on Wednesday.
Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Combatants for Peace see trained Zionist wild swine
The Ad Kann organization revealed documentation from a Combatants for Peace organization tour where residents of the a-Dik village in western Samaria claim that area settlers release wild boar into the village.

An Ad Kann secret plant documented leaders of the tour, held four years ago in the village, describing how the settlers come at night with trucks full of of wild boar and release them in the village, and the damage that the animals cause residents and their crops.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/30/2018 11:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If the Jewish settlers have the cajones to catch and corral wild boars, then actually get them into trucks, I'd just STFU.

You got the lesser of two evils.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/30/2018 15:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Do these residents know how to use a camera?
Posted by: gorb || 08/30/2018 15:41 Comments || Top||

#3  If the Jewish settlers have the cajones to catch and corral wild boars, then actually get them into trucks, I'd just STFU.

*laughing* that's no shit.

This was my plan vs. Afghan poppy fields. And a supply highway from Karachi to Kabul guarded by robots with freakin' lasers in their heads. Seriously, targeting lasers, bad guy on the road: kaboom. Oh, the sentinels would be called Elphinstones and look like 1842 British soldiers. May have sounded crazy in 2003, but here we are.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/30/2018 16:35 Comments || Top||

#4  About five years ago I was looking up stats on swine flu on the CDC site and came up with a hot spot on the Israel /Lebanon border. Got my curiosity up, and did some research.
Turns out the Druze are actually into pig farming.
Who knew?
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/30/2018 16:50 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran says it has arrested dozens of foreign spies
[IsraelTimes] Intelligence minister provides few details, but implies most detainees are dual nationals; Tehran adds it foiled several terror bombing plots

Tehran said Tuesday that it had locked away
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
dozens of spies in Iranian government organizations, as tensions rise in the Islamic Theocratic Republic over reimposed US sanctions.

"The intelligence ministry’s anti-espionage unit has successfully identified and arrested tens of spies in different governmental bodies," Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi told the ISNA semi-official news agency, according to Rooters.

He didn’t elaborate on when the arrests took place or the nationality of the detainees.

"I have repeatedly asked people to inform us if they know any dual national," Alavi added, seeming to indicate that many over those arrested have dual nationality.

Iran does not recognize dual nationalities, so detainees cannot receive consular assistance. A UN panel in September described "an emerging pattern involving the arbitrary deprivation of liberty of dual nationals" in Iran, which Tehran denied.

Analysts and family members of dual nationals and others detained in Iran say hardliners in the Islamic Theocratic Republic’s security agencies use the prisoners as bargaining chips in negotiations with the West.

Alavi also said his ministry had foiled a number of terror plots involving plans to detonate bombs in metro stations and universities, Rooters reported, without specifying when that had happened.

He added that in August, security forces had disbanded a terror cell in northern Iran, and had separately arrested a member 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 in the country’s south, the report said.

The Islamic State terror group carried out twin attacks last June on Iran’s parliament and the tomb of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini, killing 17.

Iran, a majority Shiite country, is considered a primary enemy by Sunni jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State ‐ and has directly fought these groups in Syria and Iraq.

The United States said in May that it was abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions on Tehran in two phases, in August and November.

Since then the Iranian rial has slipped to record lows, which has consequently led many in the authoritarian country to explicitly call for an end to the rule of Iran’s Islamist leadership.

Protests have sprung up in several major cities including Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad and Tehran, driven by concerns over the economy as well as wider anger at the political system.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  "Round up the usual suspects!"
Posted by: Raj || 08/30/2018 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Is it just me or does the usual response of 'nonexistent spies and hallucinatory weapons' not exactly resonating with the Iranian people this time....?

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 08/30/2018 4:50 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm wondering if these "dual nationals" are EU businessmen who were in Iran when the EU bugged out.

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 08/30/2018 9:50 Comments || Top||

#4  BTW, most travel as American journalist. Make sure you include that on your 'suspect' lists.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/30/2018 13:10 Comments || Top||

#5  And some of them may even be actual spies. Maybe.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/30/2018 16:52 Comments || Top||


Turkish military convoy enters northern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] A convoy for the Ottoman Turkish Army was seen crossing the borders this morning, heading to the Ottoman Turkish observation point located east of Morek town, north of Hama city.

The convoy consists of at least 15 vehicles carrying soldiers and various military equipment in order to re-enforce the post.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has set up 12 observation posts in northern Syria as per Astana talks with Iran and Russia.

This comes as the Syrian forces brace for a major assault against jihadi groups in Idlib and northern Hama.

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Sweida Reconquered: Syrian Army scores major advance in southern Syria, kills 15 turbans
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) had another productive day in the southern region of Syria this week, as their troops liberated a great deal of territory from the so-called 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).

Led by their 1st, 3rd, and 10th divisions, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by storming the northeastern and western axes of the strategic al-Safa region in the eastern countryside of the Sweida Governorate.

According to a military source in Sweida city, the Syrian Arab Army liberated several points between the western and northeastern axes of al-Safa region, resulting in the government troops meeting up with one another in this mountainous area.

The source added that the Syrian Arab Army advanced a little over 1.5 kilometers through the al-Safa region, leaving less than 20 percent of the mountain still under the Islamic State’s control.

ISIS reportedly suffered more casualties during this assault, including heavy losses to their military equipment.

The Syrian Arab Army is now attempting to persuade the remaining Islamic State forces of Evil to surrender their positions before they launch another big assault to capture the al-Safa region.

Syrian Army kills over 15 ISIS terrorists after liberating new sites in southern Syria

[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inflicted heavy damage on 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/ISIS/IS/ISIS) remaining defenses in southern Syria, today, after launching a large-scale attack on the al-Safa region.

Led by their 1st and 3rd divisions, the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate the Islamic State’s last water source in the al-Safa region after breaking through the terrorist group’s main defensive line along the northern axis of the mountain.

According to a military source in Sweida city, the Syrian Arab Army killed over 15 Islamic State turbans during the short battle in the al-Safa region on Wednesday morning.

With virtually nowhere to retreat and very little provisions, the Islamic State is likely to surrender their remaining positions in the coming days.

The Syrian Arab Army has already rejected the Islamic State’s terms of surrender because they were not favorable; however, with pressure from the families of the kidnapped civilians of Sweida, the government will likely cut a deal to get the terrorist group to release the prisoners.

Syrian Army liberates last water source under ISIS control

[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army scored an important advance in southern Syria, today, after they broke through 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) front-lines in the al-Safa region.

Led by their 1st and 3rd divisions, the Syrian Arab Army kicked off the day by storming the Islamic State’s defenses at the Hawi Awad area, which is located in the northern part of the Sweida Governorate’s al-Safa region.

According to a military source in Sweida city, the Syrian Arab Army’s assault would prove successful, as their troops managed to liberate the strategic water dam in the Hawi Awad area.

This is an important advance for the Syrian Arab Army because it ultimately cuts off the Islamic State’s last water source inside the vast Syrian Desert.

With no water and limited provisions, the Islamic State will not likely hold this part of the Sweida Governorate for much longer.
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Jihadist rebels assemble largest force since 2015 Idlib offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels in the Hama, Idlib, and Latakia governorates have assembled a massive force in response to the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) large-scale military buildup in these provinces, a source in northeast Latakia told al-Masdar News tonight.

According to the military source, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS), Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), et al. have mobilized thousands of fighters in northwest Syria to defend their areas from the Syrian Arab Army and their allies.

In particular, the source said that jihadist rebels have mobilized a massive force inside the al-Ghaab Plain region and the northern countryside the Hama Governorate, which is reminiscent of Jaish al-Fateh
...Army of Conquest coalition includes Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat al-Nusra, Fath al-Sham, Ihyaa al-Jihad Brigade, Mujhedi Nawa, Asoud al-Tahid Brigade, Ansar al-Haqa Brigade and the Islamic brigade of al-Omarein, of which three are affialiated with al-Qaeda. It is or has been supported by Saudi Arabia and Turkey...
’s numbers during their Idlib offensive in the Spring of 2015.

These aforementioned areas in the Hama and Idlib governorates are expected to be the first targets of the Syrian Arab Army’s upcoming offensive in northwestern Syria.

The source added that the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham have dug a large network of trenches that stretch for a long distance in the Idlib and Hama governorates.

Posted by: Fred || 08/30/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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