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Yemeni forces 'seize Hodeidah's main hospital' amid air raids
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Afghanistan
Taliban kill two civilians in Nangarhar and Parwan provinces
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs have killed two civilians 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..
and Parwan provinces of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Saturday.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps in the East, Talibs on Friday nabbed
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
a civilian identified as Jawid in Surkh Rod who was later executed.

No further details have been regarding the circumstances surrounding the kidnapping and killing of the civilian.

In the meantime, the 201st Silab Corps said the Talibs also opened fire on civilian houses using heavy weapons in Sia Gerd district in Parwan province.

According to 201st Silab Corps, the incident took place on Friday in Chahar Dara area of the district, resulting into the death of a civilian.

The anti-government armed hard boy groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the two incidents so far.

Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Arabia
Yemeni forces 'seize Hodeidah's main hospital' amid air raids
[Al Jazeera] Yemeni forces, backed by 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...
and the United Arab Emirates, have seized control of a hospital in the western city of Hodeidah which was taken over by 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 ...
fighters earlier this week.

The AFP news agency reported on Saturday that Yemeni soldiers captured the May 22 hospital in the city's eastern suburbs, which had been turned into a sniper position by Houthi fighters - in violation of international law.

A source in the city told Al Jazeera that Yemeni forces, numbering in the thousands, had also seized the Faculty of Engineering building of Hodeidah University, which sits just 4km from the city's vital port.

The source said the city's streets, which would normally be heaving with people and traffic on Saturday, were empty with the sound of shelling a near constant in the background.

Hodeidah, a large city on Yemen's Red Sea coast, is the latest battleground between the Houthis and a Saudi-UAE military alliance who have been fighting for control over the country for the past three and a half years.

Since November 3, there have been more than 200 air strikes reported in the city, with at least 150 confirmed deaths.

The Houthi-affiliated al-Masirah news outlet said more than 30 air raids were carried out in the neighbourhood of the hospital on Friday, killing at least two civilians, including a girl, and leaving at least 15 other civilians maimed.

The report could not be independently verified.

Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6539 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


The Grand Turk
7 soldiers killed at ammunition depot blast in Turkey
[NYPOST] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
’s president said Saturday that at least seven soldiers were killed and 25 others maimed in an kaboom at an ammunition depot at a base in the southeast.

The Defense Ministry previously said on Friday that 25 soldiers were maimed and seven others were missing following an unexplained accident during the firing of heavy weapons ammunition. The blast occurred at a base in Hakkari province, bordering Iraq and Iran. The base is mainly used for operations targeting outlawed Kurdish rebels.

President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
‐ speaking at a memorial marking the 80th anniversary of the death of the Ottoman Turkish republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk ‐ said the incident involved an ammunition depot kaboom and resulted in four deaths. He later told news hounds before departing for Gay Paree that seven soldiers were killed and 25 others were maimed in the kaboom.

Four of the maimed were at death's door and were being evacuated by helicopter to a hospital in Ankara, Erdogan said. The others were hospitalized in Hakkari province.

The president said the cause of the blast was under investigation.

Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Five AJK civilians injured in 'unprovoked' Indian firing across LoC
[DAWN] At least five civilians have been injured in Azad Jammu and Kashmire (AJK) due to "unprovoked" firing by Indian troops across the restive Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Indian forces first targeted the civilian population in Leepa sector using heavy-calibre weapons, the ISPR said. Four citizens named Zaheer, Nasir, Munir and Shaukat, who reside in Bijildar and Battlian villages, sustained serious injuries.

In an update on the cross-border firing, the ISPR said a fifth civilian, 20-year-old Tania Bibi of Gujrakh village, was injured in Bagsar sector near AJK's Bhimber district.

"Pak Army effectively responded [to the firing] by targeting Indian posts," the statement added.

Today's violence comes two days after a sepoy of Pakistain Army was martyred due to unprovoked firing by Indian troops in the Thub sector.

Though India and Pakistain are signatories to a November 2003 truce, the LoC and Working Boundary have consistently witnessed ceasefire violations for more than two years now.

Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Four militants citizens named Zaheer, Nasir, Munir and Shaukat, who temporarily bunker before crossing reside in Bijildar and Battlian villages
Posted by: Frank G || 11/11/2018 7:46 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Over twenty Islamic State members arrested in operations, west of Mosul
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four 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, including a woman, were jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the Iraqi Security Media Center said, while the Nineveh police announced arresting 23 other murderous Moslems.

In a statement, the center said troops "managed today to arrest four Islamic State member, wanted for judiciary as arrest warrants were previously issued against them over crimes against civilians. The arrested included a woman who was working for the so-called Hisbah (vigilantism) while the group was in control of the city."

The arrests, according to the statement, "took place at regions of al-Quds, al-Karama and al-Intissar, west of Mosul."

Meanwhile,
...back at the fist fight, Jake ducked another roundhouse, then parried with his left, then with his right, finally with his chin...
the Nineveh Police announced arresting 23 murderous Moslems, south of Mosul.

Speaking to BasNews, Lt. Gen, Amgad Ziad said "troops arrested 23 Islamic State members during an operations that targeted 12 villages in Qayyarah region."

Troops, according to Ziad, "also confiscated three tunnels filled with explosives.They were all confiscated and transferred to Nineveh police."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi security troops repulse suicide attack, north of Baghdad: Command
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi troops have foiled an attempt of a suicide kaboomer to blow up himself, north of Baghdad, a command said on Saturday.

In a statement, the Baghdad Operations Command said "security troops of the command, in cooperation with Federal Police, managed to kill a suicide attacker, who was wearing a suicide belt, north of the capital."

Troops, according to the statement, "managed to raid a hideout, where one of the murderous Moslems was taking shelter at. After following him, he was killed in Tarmiyah region, north of Baghdad."

Explosives were found in his possession, it added.
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Shaken by Car Bomb, Mosul Fears Return of IS Nightmares
[An Nahar] A deadly boom-mobile in Iraq's djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the first since the city was recaptured from jihadists, has left residents shaken and terrified that past nightmares are returning to haunt them.

The blast late on Thursday hit the popular Abu Layla restaurant in Mosul, the northern city that for three years served as 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's Iraq headquarters.

When residents awoke to the scene of destruction on Friday morning, they feared their bloody past with IS was not yet behind them.

"We were liberated, so we thought that security was back," Mossab, a 25-year-old restaurant employee, told AFP.

"But now it's worse than ever."

Three people were killed and 12 maimed in the bombing, medical and security sources said.

The restaurant suffered significant damage. One side, which sits on a road junction, seemed to have its windows blown out and the facade partly sheared off.

The cars in the street all had shattered or cracked windscreens and were covered in black ash and debris.

Mossab's car, parked nearby, was one of them.

"I've been working for four years to save up to buy it, but it all went in the blink of an eye," he said, devastated.

Iraqi security forces deployed outside the restaurant on Friday, standing guard as cleaning crews worked to remove the debris.

Residents nervously came to inspect the damage.

Khodor Ali, a 38-year-old who lives nearby, was worried there would be more violence.

"If the security situation stays like this, then our future is in the gutter," he told AFP.

Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
U.S.-Led Coalition Strikes Kill 26 Civilians in East Syria
[An Nahar] U.S.-led coalition air strikes killed 26 civilians including 14 children Friday in a holdout 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....
group in eastern Syria, a Britannia-based war monitor said.

"Twenty-six IS family members including 14 children and 9 women were killed in coalition air strikes on Friday morning on the town of Hajin," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

On Thursday, coalition raids killed another seven civilians in the nearby village of al-Shaafa, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.

Both Hajin and al-Shaafa are in a last pocket under IS control in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor near the border with Iraq.

A coalition front man did not immediately reply for a request for comment.

The coalition has been backing a Kurdish-Arab alliance fighting the jihadists in the area.

IS overran large swathes of Syria and neighboring Iraq in 2014, proclaiming a "caliphate" in land it controlled.

But the jihadist group has since lost most of it to various offensives in both countries.

In Syria, the group has seen its presence reduced to parts of the vast Badia desert and the pocket in Deir Ezzor.

Posted by: Fred || 11/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  So, 26 ISIS members, camp followers, and human shields were snuffed. Cry me an Islamic river
Posted by: Frank G || 11/11/2018 6:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Never bring a family to an airstrike.
Posted by: Slating Gluting8749 || 11/11/2018 9:56 Comments || Top||

#3  What was the kitten, puppy and fluffy bunny count? Speak up!
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 11/11/2018 18:29 Comments || Top||

#4  IS already executed and ate them so there weren't any.
Posted by: gorb || 11/11/2018 21:57 Comments || Top||


Jihadists Kill 8 Syria Troops near Truce Zone
[AnNahar] Jihadists have killed at least eight Syrian government troops near a planned buffer zone around the country's last major rebel bastion, a monitor said on Saturday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack took place late on Friday in the north of Hama province near the planned buffer zone around rebel-held territory in neighbouring Idlib.

The attack was led by fighters of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
, an alliance led by Syria's former al-Qaeda branch which is the dominant force in Idlib, the Britannia-based monitoring group said.

"An assault by HTS targeted a Syrian regime position on the outskirts of the de-militarised zone" and was followed by festivities in which eight regime forces were killed, Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP. Two jihadists also died.

Rebel factions have said they withdrew their heavy weapons from the zone but HTS and other hardline groups have refused to pull out their fighters.

The deadly jihadist assault came hours after government troops killed 23 fighters of a formerly US-backed rebel group inside the planned buffer zone.

Idlib and some adjacent areas are the last major rebel bastion in Syria, where the Russian-backed government has in recent months retaken much of the territory it had lost since the civil war erupted.

It had threatened an assault on rebel territory around Idlib, which is home to some three million people, but the truce deal struck by Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
averted it.

Aid organizations had warned that a fully-fledged offensive on Idlib could spark the worst humanitarian catastrophe of the civil war so far.

More than 360,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since the conflict erupted with the brutal repression of anti-government protests in 2011.
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