[KhaamaPress] A group of 121 ISIS Death Eaters and their family members surrendered to the Afghan forces amid ongoing operations 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.
According to a statement released by Ministry of Defense (MoD), 10 ISIS Death Eaters handed themselves over to the Afghan forces together with 111 family members of their comrades including 46 women and 65 children.
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The collapse continues.
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[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s killed at least 32 Talibs in Sar-e Pul, Baghlan and Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... provinces in the past 24 hours.
The military officials said Wednesday an airstrike killed 22 Talibs in Sayad district of northern Sar-e Pul province.
The 209th Shaheen Corps had earlier confirmed in an statement that the security forces conducted the airstrike amid ongoing clash in Sayad district.
Meanwhile, ...back at the mall, Clarissa spent the day shopping for new underwear. Tonight was going to be a special occasion... the officials said an airstrike in Baghlan-e Jadid district of Baghlan killed a Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... bad boy.
The officials also added that an airstrike in Marjah district of Helmand province killed at least nine Lions of Islam of Taliban group.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed 22 Talibs and maimed 7 others including two key commanders of the group in northern Sar-e Pul province.
The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said a clash broke out between security forces and Talibs in Sayad district amid ongoing Shaheen-216 operations.
The statement further added that the security forces also conducted Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s during the clash which killed 22 Talibs and maimed 7 others, including Qari Gulbuddin and Ahmad Mala, the two key commanders of the group.
The Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... group has not commented regarding the clash so far.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces ...established in 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Each battalion is assigned to one of the six regional corps. The commandos comprise 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conduct 70% to 80% of the fighting... killed 4 Talibs and arrested 2 others during the operations in Baghlan, Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... , Farah and Kunduz provinces in the past 24 hours.
According to military officials, the Special Forces arrested 2 Talibs during a raid in Baghlan-e Jadid district of Baghlan province.
The officials further added that the Special Forces killed 2 Talibs during an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand.
The Special Forces killed 2 more Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons during a separate raid in Qalah-ye Kah district of Farah province.
The officials also added that the Special Forces destroyed another cache of weapons during a raid in Aliabad district of Kunduz province.
The Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
[KhaamaPress] An explosion in Kabul city killed or maimed at least 17 people earlier today, the officials said.
Nasrat Rahimi, a front man for the ministry of interior confirmed that the earth-shattering kaboom took place in the vicinity of Fahim Street in 15th district of the city at around 7:25 am local time.
Rahimi further added that the earth-shattering kaboom targeted the vehicle of GardaWorld security company, killing 7 people and maimed 10 others, including 4 foreigners.
Another security source said a jacket wallah detonated his explosives close to a vehicle of the advisers of interior ministry.
The source further added that the earth-shattering kaboom killed 12 people and maimed nearly 20 others.
No group including Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... has so far grabbed credit for the earth-shattering kaboom.
Today’s explosion takes place a day after President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani ...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money... announced the release of 3 senior Haqqani Network leaders including Anas Haqqani.
[THEBAGHDADPOST] The front man of the Commander-in-Chief of Iraqi Armed Forces, Major General Abdul Karim Khalaf, announced that the Central Bank of Iraq has been attacked by 50 groups in the past few days by unruly groups
Khalaf said during a presser that "some of the demonstrators disrupted traffic in the capital, and assaulted the coppers," noting that "the central bank building alone has been attacked by 50 uncontrolled groups diagnosed by security forces."
He explained, "All arrests are made only by judicial orders," noting that "violent perpetrators are very few," saying that "some of them today burned a school and thus will be the target of arrest and prosecution."
[JPost] Rockets fired hours after Israel, Islamic Jihad announce ceasefire. After two days of heavy fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the two sides announced a ceasefire on Thursday morning, which went into affect around 5:30 a.m..
Five rockets were fired towards southern Israel shortly after a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad went into effect after two days of heavy fighting, the IDF announced on Thursday morning.
According to the military, two of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
After two days of heavy fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the two sides announced a ceasefire on Thursday morning, which went into affect around 5:30 a.m..
IDF Spokesman Brig.Gen. Hidai Zilberman confirmed that after 50 hours of an operation dubbed "Black Belt," achieved all of its objectives quickly and fully.
The operation, he said, was characterized by “surgical operations and surprise," as well as by cooperation between the Air Force, Military Intelligence and the Shin Bet.
[Free Beacon] Prominent international organizations on Tuesday blamed Israel for a Palestinian rocket that hit the offices of the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) in the Gaza Strip.
Along with the ICHR, left-wing human rights organization Amnesty International and left-wing activist group Code Pink blamed Israel for the rocket that later reports revealed was fired by terrorists aiming at Israel.
The rocket's explosion, which injured one employee and damaged the building, was most likely collateral damage from a missile barrage orchestrated by Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Times of Israel reports. It came on the same day Palestinian Islamic Jihad rained missiles on Israel in response to the Israel Defense Forces' assassination of Baha Abu al-Ata, a leader of the terrorist group.
The IDF fired retaliatory airstrikes on Wednesday, which were only aimed at Palestinian Islamic Jihad targets, a spokesman said.
[J-Post] Israel came under heavy rocket fire Tuesday morning and all of Wednesday after the Air Force bombed a building in the Gaza Strip in a targeted strike which killed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Leader Bahaa Abu al-Ata.
Rocket sirens sounded in Israeli towns surrounding the Gaza Strip including Ashkelon, Ashdod and Gedera, as two different barrages of rockets slammed into Israel. As of 3 p.m. Wednesday Israel time, more than 250 rockets have been launched, dozens of which were intercepted, according to the IDF.
[Haaretz] Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad reportedly agreed to a ceasefire on Thursday morning, putting a tentative end to two days of hostilities that killed at least 32 Palestinians.
Gaza factions launched massive rocket barrages at Israel for the second straight day on Wednesday, a day after Israel assassinated top Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata.
Thirty-one more Palestinians, including one Islamic Jihad field commander, were killed and at least 97 were wounded in Israeli strikes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday early morning. It is as yet unclear how many of those killed were non-combatants.
As of the latest estimates, which are likely to go up significantly, Israel's Iron Dome defense system intercepted 90 percent of 300 rockets launched from Gaza. The rockets were fired as far north as Tel Aviv, shutting schools in central and southern Israel and forcing one million children to stay at home.
The Times of Israel is liveblogging here. Between the three news sites the day’s events will no doubt be covered in complete detail. ;-)
[Debka] Israel’s military spokesman reported that the air force struck and destroyed on Wednesday the Islamic Jihad’s main factory in Rafah for producing warheads for long-range rockets, as well as a pile of finished rockets turned out by the plant. Other targets were a Jihad officer’s command center in Khan Younes that served as a secret store for long-range rockets, and a naval vessel used to train the group’s trainees for commando infiltrations of Israel. It was sunk by an Israeli warship. Since Israel launched reprisals for Jihad’s rocket attacks in Gaza on Tuesday, some 16 Palestinians have been killed and at least 50 wounded.
[JPOST] "The Al-Quds Brigades has not exhausted all its missiles and weapons against the enemy," warned al-Nakhla.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Secretary-General Ziyad al-Nakhlah said that the group will prove that they are able to battle Israel and manage such a fight successfully, in an interview with Al Mayadeen Wednesday night.
Rockets were launched on both Sderot and Ashdod as al-Nakhla spoke. Soon after his speech ended, a heavy barrage of rockets was fired at central and southern Israel, setting off sirens from Ashdod to Rehovot.
Al-Nakhlah also said that Hamas has not, of yet, joined the fight alongside the PIJ against Israel, adding that the terror group has not asked factions to join. The PIJ secretary general specified that they have not reached the stage of all-out war between "the axis of resistance" and Israel. The attacks were carried out in response to the assassination of PIJ official Bahaa Abu Al-Ata and the assassination attempt against a PIJ official in Damascus.
The secretary-general also said that Israel conveyed a request for a ceasefire and that the terrorist group would agree to a ceasefire if Israel met three requirements: the cessation of assassinations, stopping firing on the March of Return demonstrations and the lifting of the siege on Gaza according to former agreements made in Cairo. The secretary-general stated that he expects an answer about the terms of the ceasefire tonight.
"The Al-Quds Brigades has not exhausted all its missiles and weapons against the enemy," warned al-Nakhla.
He stressed that PIJ has decided to protect the March of Return demonstrations.
"For those who say that the current battle is the battle of Al-Quds Brigades, we say it is the battle of the Palestinian people," said al-Nakhlah.
Al-Nakhla added that no rockets are fired by PIJ terrorists without direct commands.
Al-Nakhla stated that the PIJ would continue attacking Israel as long as Israel continues its "aggression."
The current round of fighting began early Tuesday morning after the IAF assassinated PIJ leader Bahaa Abu Al-Ata and his wife and attempted to assassinate a PIJ official in Damascus. Hundreds of rockets have been fired since the assassination was carried out. Israel has responded with multiple waves of attacks in the Gaza Strip against Palestinian terrorist groups.
a de facto cease fire has been in effect for about 2 hours now
there are conflicting tallies on how many rockets IJ launched - some tallies do not count short range mortars, that landed in the no-zone around Gaza, some count these but do not count rockets and mortars that did not clear the Gaza border,
also, a few months ago, IJ said it had 6000 rockets, IJ didn't say how many launchers they had but obviously has fewer
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[Rudaw] Fierce festivities took place on Wednesday between Ottoman Turkish proxies and Kurdish forces in northern Syria’s strategic town of Tel Tamr, with each claiming territorial gains.
The deadly festivities come amid Ottoman Turkish president Erdogan’s visit to Washington D.C. to discuss the issue with US officials.
"Fierce festivities continue between Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) and pro-Ottoman Turkish groups in northern from Tel Tamr to Abu Rassin," reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Located about 30km away from the The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... -Syria border, the predominantly-Christian town of Tel Tamr saw fresh fighting between Ottoman Turkish-backed groups and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Four SDF fighters were killed and seven others, according to a statement from the force.
The SDF added that "the Ottoman Turkish invasion army and its terrorist factions, by drones, attempted to attack and occupy the villages of Rihaniyeh, Amriyah, Irbin, Faisaliah, Minhar and Mahmudiyah," referring to villages located to the north of the town.
Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria has now entered its second month. The operation is backed by Syrian proxy forces, some of whom are suspected to be previous members of the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS).
Turkey signed two deals with the US and Russia to temporarily pause its invasion in return for the withdrawal of the SDF fighters from its borders. However, a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package... the ceasefire did not last long.
The SDF and Turkey have been blaming each other for the violation of the two US and Russia-brokered deals.
The SDF has allowed the deployment of Syrian regime forces to its borders with Turkey, including Tel Tamr, in an attempt to curb further Ottoman Turkish attacks. The regime forces, however have been attacked by Ottoman Turkish-backed groups several times, killing a number of them.
The SDF-affiliated Rojava Network news outlet reported the SDF reclaiming control of a number of villages in Tel Tamr.
However, a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package... pro-Ottoman Turkish militias claimed control of "a number of farms" in the vicinity of the Christian town.
The Ottoman Turkish Ministry of Defence has denied accusations of ethnic cleansing, and has said it does not target minority groups.
Breaking# Our reporter: Turkey's armed opposition groups targeted positions of Manbij Military Council forces, in Um Adase area in the northwest countryside of the city of Manbij, followed by intermittent clashes between the two sides, amid reciprocal targeting on the same axis. pic.twitter.com/7e19YWXIdU
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