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Terror recruiter with roots in Minn. linked to Texas shooting
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Afghanistan
Suicide attack in Kabul city leaves 3 dead, 18 others wounded
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A relatively heavy kaboom rocked capital Kabul after a jacket wallah targeted the vehicle of the Afghan Attorney General Office (AGO).

The blast took place in the vicinity of Dar-ul-Aman road -- the same place where a suicide bomber targeted the AGO staff vehicle last week.

According to Kabul Police Department officials, at least three people were killed and 18 others were maimed following the incident.

The officials further added that a woman was among those killed after a suicide bomber detonated explosives packed in his body near the vehicle of the AGO employees.

No group including the Talibs has so far grabbed credit behind today's incident so far.

This comes as at least one person was killed and thirteen others were maimed after a suicide bomber targeted the AGO staff/employees vehicle in the same area last Monday.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Gunmen kill Puntland MP in Galkayo
GALKAYO, Somalia -- Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a legislator with Puntland, a semiautonomous region in northern Somalia on Friday evening, the latest in string of assassinations and attacks in the region which has long been enjoying a relative stability as the south of the country faced civil war.

Officials in Galkayo, in central Somalia said that Saeed Nur Dirir, a Puntland lawmaker as well as a close ally of the region's president was killed as he stepped out of a mosque in the town. The assassins also hurled grenades after the attack to create mayhem among the nearby people.
I'll bet it worked, too...
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest murder, however, the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab group often carries out such attacks in the region which has seen waves of attacks and assassinations by the group.

Mr. Dirir is the second Puntland killed by suspected militants in Somalia this month. Gunmen have killed Adan Haji Hussein, a Puntland MP in Mogadishu last month.
Posted by: Steve White || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Unknown assailants set off bombs outside Egyptian judge's home
[AlAhram] The kabooms targeted the home of a judge who has sentenced Islamists to death over the past year and a half since the ouster of former president Mohammed Morsi

Unidentified assailants on Sunday set off three improvised bombs near the home of an Egyptian judge who had sentenced Islamists to death and to long jail terms, Ahram Arabic news website said.

The kabooms outside the apartment of judge Moataz Khafagi, who presided over the trial of Islamists during the past year and a half, damaged the building's facade and smashed the windows of three cars, a prosecutor said.

The judge, who was at his apartment in the southern Cairo suburb of Helwan, was not injured in the after-dawn blasts which maimed four people.

Khafagi was the judge in several cases which involved Islamists against the backdrop of a state crackdown following the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July 2013. In June 2014, he sentenced a dozen Islamists to death over the killing of a police general during an assault in the town of Kerdasa, a stronghold of Morsi supporters.

He also sentenced the top leader of Egypt's outlawed Moslem Brüderbund to life in jail along with 14 others on charges of murder and inciting violence during festivities near Cairo in 2013.

One of the suspects in Sunday's attack was tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
while two others escaped, a security source said.

Bombings and shootings by bully boyz have become commonplace since Morsi's removal following mass protests against his one-year rule and a crackdown on his supporters. Over the past 21 months hundreds have been killed as a result of attacks which have mainly targeted security forces, though civilians have also frequently been caught in the violence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under:

#1  might be a good time to deny appeals and hang the lot
Posted by: Frank G || 05/11/2015 9:08 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
20 killed as terrorists attack Borno village
[PULSE.NG] A group of suspected Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
bandidos holy warriors on Wednesday, May 6 attacked Ngulde Village of Askira/Uba Local Government Area of Borno State, the incident which left 20 dead, including 12 terrorists, it emerged Sunday.

Report says the Lions of Islam collaborated with some residents of the village at about 12 noon, which apparently eased their invasion of the village given the heavy presence of soldiers around that zone.

The village is 40 kilometres away from Chibok Local Government Area and shares local border with Sambisa forest.

The terrorist killed eight residents in the attack with several others injured, which after they razed some houses, shops and places of worship.

A resident who escaped the attack told Vanguard, "with quick intervention of members of vigilantes (Local hunters), no fewer than 12 of the holy warriors were killed while others fled with various degrees of injuries.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Moroccan F16 goes Tango Uniform over Yemen
A Moroccan F-16 fighter jet taking part in a Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen has gone missing, the North African nation's military said today, a day ahead of the start of a proposed five-day humanitarian ceasefire.

It wasn't immediately clear what happened to the jet, which the Moroccan military said vanished around 11am EDT yesterday. The Shiite Houthis, as well as their allies in Yemen's splintered armed forces, have routinely fired anti-aircraft guns at warplanes launching strikes in the country since the Saudi-led campaign began March 26; the Houthis' official news channel said today anti-aircraft guns had shot down an F-16, but that isn't confirmed, per Reuters. There's been no mention of the aircraft in Yemeni media or on the official website of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose forces back the Houthis.

Morocco's state news agency, citing a military statement, says the pilot of a second jet said he didn't see the pilot of the missing fighter eject. The military says it has launched an investigation into the plane's disappearance.

Morocco has six F-16 jets in the United Arab Emirates taking part in the Saudi-led coalition.
Posted by: Steve White || 05/11/2015 12:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Eight police, 14 alleged gunmen killed in Macedonia unrest
h/t Gates of Vienna
Authorities say eight police officers and 14 alleged members of an armed group have been killed in fighting in the northern Macedonian town of Kumanovo.
Interior Ministry spokesman Ivo Kotevski said Sunday 37 other police officers have been wounded in the clashes that started Saturday. He said police have found bodies of 14 individuals believed to be members of the armed group. Some of the killed wore uniforms with insignia of the disbanded ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army, or UCK. No identification documents were found on the deceased.
Kotevski told reporters the police operation is over and "one of the most dangerous terrorists groups in the Balkan has been neutralized." Kotevski named five leaders of the 44 member group, all citizens of Kosovo, as founders of paramilitary structures. (ANSA-AP).
Dear Bill & Hillary, thank you once again for all you did for us. The People of the Balkans.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/11/2015 12:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hard Boy threats + the broader Muslim migrations into the region is repor causing or domestic domestic, diplomatic tensions throughout the Balkans = Ex-Yugoslavia + mid-lower Eastern Europe.

TURKEY, BULGARIA, ALBANIA, MACEDONIA, ...ETC.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 05/11/2015 21:04 Comments || Top||


Norwegian court convicts 3 men of links to ISIS group
[RUDAW.NET] A Norwegian court has handed prison terms to two men convicted of joining 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....
Death Eaters in Syria and third man found guilty of providing logistical support.
Chop their heads off.
In the first case of its kind in Norway, Djibril Abdi Bashir, 30 and Valon Avdyli, 28, were sentenced to over four years in prison for joining the ISIS group.

The latter's 25-year-old brother, Visar Avdyli, was sentenced to seven months for acquiring equipment for a third brother who was killed while fighting for ISIS.

The three defendants, all Norwegian citizens, pleaded innocent.
No, no! Certainly not!
during the trial in Oslo. Their lawyers told news agency NTB they would appeal.

Norwegian authorities say around 70 people have left Norway to become imported muscle in Syria or Iraq and some 20 have returned.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
Terror recruiter with roots in Minn. linked to Texas shooting
[STARTRIBUNE] One of the first Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities to join a terrorist group overseas is a prominent online recruiter whose clout extends to a new wave of Minnesotans charged with conspiring to support bandidos bully boyz in the Middle East.

Mohammed Abdullahi Hassan's most recent display of influence came a week ago when he was linked by Twitter to the shooting at a Texas event where artists depicted their version of the prophet Mohammed. Before the shooting, Hassan sent messages urging his "brothers" to commit such an attack and later praised the gunnies who were killed.

His calls for violence from abroad highlighted the extent of his reach in the United States, which has been steadily growing since he left Minnesota in 2008. Hassan, known more commonly as "Miski," had already earned a reputation for his ability to stay ahead of federal authorities who want to silence him and others whose sophisticated use of social media is influencing new recruits to fight for 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 the Levant (ISIL).

In the Twin Cities, Hassan represents the first link between the earlier waves of Somali youth who fled the U.S. for terrorism to a current group of young men charged last month for allegedly trying to do the same.

Hassan, who left as a 17-year-old student at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, was among the second wave of Somalis from the Twin Cities who first conspired in 2007 to fly to Somalia to join Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
From 2007 through 2013, at least 23 men from the metro area fled the U.S. in four separate waves, forcing the FBI to launch a counterterrorism investigation known as "Operation Rhino."


In 2009, Hassan was indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to support terrorism. Today, he is one of nine Somali-American Minnesotans on an FBI most-wanted list of terrorists.

Now believed to be fighting in Somalia, Hassan was in close contact with Abdi Nur, a Somali-American who managed to fly out of the Twin Cities last May -- a day after his friend, Abdullahi Yusef, was stopped by FBI agents from boarding a flight bound for Istanbul. Both men sought to continue on to Syria to join ISIL forces, according to charges.

Those two cases are part of a wider conspiracy under investigation and are tied to the recent arrests of six Somali-American men charged with plotting to leave the U.S. and fight for ISIL.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [715 views] Top|| File under:

#1  To leave America and fight for ISil. Let's call a cat cat like we say in France: they leave America to fight for a state who crucifies Christians and has settled a market of sex slaves. That is what they are fighting for.
Posted by: JFM || 05/11/2015 12:34 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Homeopath killed in 'sectarian attack'
[DAWN] A 65-year-old homeopath was killed at his clinic in Nazimabad on Saturday apparently on sectarian grounds, police and Shia organizations said.

Dr Anwar Ali Abidi was seeing patients at Urdu Clinic in the Paposh Nagar area when he was bumped off, said the police.

"He [Dr Abidi] sustained multiple bullet wounds and fell," said SSP-Central Chaudary Asad Ali.

"Some neighbours and people at the clinic tried their best to save his life by rushing him to the nearby Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, but he died before being brought to the facility," he added.

The police said two youngsters riding a cycle of violence pulled up outside the clinic and one of them entered the building. The attacker fired multiple shots at the homeopath before speeding away with his waiting accomplice, the officials said.

Dr Abidi was well known in the area where he had been practising medicine for quite some time. "An investigation is under way to ascertain the motive, but it was definitely not a result of any mugging attempt. It was a deliberate murder," the SSP said.

In a prompt reaction, the Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Moslemeen (MWM), Shia Ulema Council and Jaffaria Alliance Pakistain condemned the killing and called it a failure of the law-enforcement agencies to take measures to eliminate bandidos murderous Moslems and root out banned outfits.

"It's unfortunate that the extraordinary number of casualties have failed to cause the authorities to take measures that can bring a lasting peace to 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...
," said an MWM statement.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Iraq
Joint attack by Iraqi army breaks ISIS siege of Baiji oil refinery
[RUDAW.NET] Iraqi security forces broke an 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) siege of the key Baiji refinery on Sunday following a joint assault with a Shiite militia and tribal groups, a member of the Salahadin provincial council told Rudaw.

Rashid Bayati said that an oil protection force at Baiji, Iraq's biggest refinery, had been rescued from an ISIS siege in the assault by the Iraqi Army, the Hash al-Shaabi Shiite militia and a tribal force in the province.

"Parts of the Baiji refinery are still held by ISIS and in order to rescue our forces in the nearby areas we have intensified our attacks in order to defeat the bully boys," said Bayati.

In a separate announcement, he said that the joint force had managed to retake control of most of the Hamrin Mountain ridge, which was captured by ISIS two days ago.

Some 30 holy warriors were killed and five armored vehicles plus other heavy weapons were seized, he added. The Hamrin Mountains are a small mountain ridge in northeastern Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Southeast Asia
Brothers gunned down in southern Thailand
[The Nation] A schoolteacher and his older brother were gunned down on Saturday night in Narathiwat province. The pair were riding bicycles when two men on a motorcycle shot them.

Officials suspect the attack was part of the regional insurgency. School director Isma-ae E-tae said the attackers may have been observing the brothers' evening routine of cycling before the incident.

In related events, a former paramilitary ranger volunteer was shot and killed yesterday morning while traveling in his sedan in Bacho district in Narathiwat. He was seen stopping his car and talking to two men on a motorbike, one of whom pulled out a gun and shot at him nine times. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Posted by: ryuge || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Soldiers retake police station occupied by Abu Sayyaf
[Gulf Today] Philippine security forces have retaken a police station occupied by Abu Sayyaf militants in Mindanao.

Navy Captain Roy Vincent Trinidad acknowledged that civilian volunteers helped the troops recapture the police station seized by the Abu Sayyaf in a village in the town of Tuburan, Basilan. The insurgents attacked and took over the police station on May 2 when the two police officers there withdrew because they were outnumbered.

Trinidad said that before they withdrew, the militants planted inside the police station and a nearby telecommunication cellular phone site several improvised explosive devices which were later defused by military bomb experts. He also revealed the Abu Sayyaf beheaded a telecommunication worker they had abducted and held hostage as they occupied the police station.

In related news, army spokesman Captain Joanne Petinglay reported that three soldiers aboard a military truck were injured when an improvised bomb exploded as they were traveling through in the town of Sharif Aguak in Maguindanao. Petinglay speculated that the bomb was detonated by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).
Posted by: ryuge || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under:


Four Philippine soldiers killed in clash with NPA
[Gulf Today] Four Philippine soldiers were killed and eight others injured in a clash with New People's Army militants in a remote village in Davao City. The armed men fired on the soldiers as they were approaching the village, resulting in a 30-minute gun battle.

Battalion commander Lieutenant Colonel Rodney Intal said the troops were sent to the village on Thursday to check out complaints from residents about extortion by heavily-armed men who were allegedly demanding money and food from them.

The relatively large number of military casualties in the encounter comes after a senior government official said the government has achieved significant progress in its campaign against the communist rebels.
Posted by: ryuge || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
IS militants clash with pro-Assad forces near airbase
[ARA] On Sunday, festivities continued for the fourth consecutive day near the military airport of Deir ez-Zor between the radical group 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....
(IS/ISIS) and the pro-Assad forces, local activists reported.

Speaking to ARA News in Deir ez-Zor, civil rights activist Fayez Abdulaziz said that continuous festivities took place between the IS faceless myrmidons and regime forces in the past four days, during which the IS jihadists were able to take over areas south of the airport.

"On Sunday, six IS faceless myrmidons were reportedly killed and several others were maimed," the source added. "Casualties were reported in the pro-Assad ranks as well, but the corpse count is not clear yet."

ARA News could not verify the number of casualties in the ranks of the pro-regime forces.

"Similar festivities erupted between the radical group and the pro-Assad forces in the Sina'a district near the Joura neighborhood amid heavy artillery shelling by regime forces on IS locations in Ganamat neighborhood," Abdulaziz told ARA News.

The festivities between the two sides expanded towards Hawijah Sagr area, one day after the group's control of the regime-held checkpoint of Jamyan in the vicinity of Deir ez-Zor city.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


After clashes with ISIS, Syrian Kurds regain strategic locations
[ARA] On Sunday, the Kurdish forces of the People's Protection Units (YPG) regained control of several strategic locations on the international highway of Hasakah-Aleppo after fierce battles 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....
group (IS/ISIS).

The YPG fighters were able to retake areas in the western countryside of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) and Tel Temir in Hasakah province, near the Aliya silos --a main headquarter of the IS radical group.

"This comes in the framework of the military campaign initiated by the YPG last week in the southern villages of Sere Kaniye, supported by the U.S.-led coalition's warplanes," a YPG source told ARA News.

"The military operations aim to expel the IS gunnies from Hasakah province," the source said, adding that the YPG fighters are now in control of the international highway between Aleppo and Hasakah near the Aliya silos.

"Our (YPG) forces were to kill at least 30 IS gunnies and seize a large deal of weapons and ammunition in the recent festivities," the source said.

In the past four days, the U.S.-led coalition's warplanes played a significant role in providing air cover for the YPG forces to regain control of areas in Hasakah countryside.

On Saturday, the Islamic State launched an offensive on several locations of the YPG forces in the village of Farisa and Tel al-Boga, (25 km west of Sere Kaniye) in order to ease the burden on their fighters on the southern front. However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
the YPG was able to repel the attack, killing 16 bad boys, a military source told ARA News earlier.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Ten Hezbollah militants killed during clashes with Syrian rebels in Qalamoun
[ARA] On Saturday, forces loyal to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Light of the Alawites...
intensified bombardment on positions of the al-Fatih Army (an extended umbrella for Syrian rebels) in Qalamoon area in the northwestern countryside of Damascus, near the Syrian-Lebanese border, military sources reported.

Meanwhile,
...back at the cheese factory, all the pieces finally fell together in Fluffy's mind...
festivities took place on several fronts between the al-Fatih Army fighters and the Lebanese Hezbollah snuffies in Jurud near Qalamoun.

Speaking to ARA News, media activist Ghaith Halbouni said that the air force of the Syrian regime targeted military bases of the al-Fatih Army near the Lebanese border in Qalamoun's Jurud with dozens of air strikes, in an attempt to provide air cover to the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas who have been trying to advance in the Syrian territory for days.

Halbouni emphasized that the festivities between the al-Fatih Army and Hezbollah militia in Leb intensified in the al-Jibba and Assal al-Ward fronts, causing the death of two members of the militia.

The corpse count of Hezbollah snuffies since the beginning of the festivities in Qalamoun reached ten, including prominent leaders.

The source added that al-Fatih Army fighters declared Saturday control of one of the three strategic hills between the towns of al-Jibba and Assal al-Ward.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  wonder if Hezbollah has started to low ball its own fatalities yet

back in 2012 or so each Hezbollah corpse was given a glorious funeral in his hometown and the counting of fatalities was honest but now the funerals are quiet and the burials semi secret
Posted by: lord garth || 05/11/2015 8:35 Comments || Top||

#2  @Lord garth: one of my preferred reading areas is the Eastern Front in WW II. Exactly the same scenerio with the SS. At first highly ceremonial burials and later...
Posted by: borgboy || 05/11/2015 16:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Militants, rebels, ISIS, etc.

Man you could make some serious coin selling programs that identify all the players.

Pop Corn, Pop Corn, get your pop corn!!
Posted by: AlanC || 05/11/2015 17:09 Comments || Top||


IS forced to withdraw from village under Kurdish fire
[ARA] The Kurdish forces of the People's Protection Units (YPG) announced control over the village of Tel Majdala in the western countryside of Hasakah, in northeastern Syria, after heavy festivities 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....
group (IS/ISIS), Kurdish military sources reported on Saturday.

The YPG's leadership issued a statement, of which ARA News received a copy, saying that the festivities erupted on Friday between the Kurdish units and the IS bully boyz in the villages of Ashra and Majdala, and lasted until Saturday evening.

"The festivities ended with the YPG's control of the Majdala village."

The YPG's leadership pointed out that the IS radical group brought in more reinforcements to combat the Kurdish forces in the areas surrounding the two villages, stressing that the YPG killed 38 IS bully boyz during the festivities and seized a large deal of weapons and ammunition.

On the other hand, activists from Hasakah city told ARA News that the U.S.-led coalition's warplanes resumed sorties over locations of the IS turbans in the western countryside of Hasakah.

"Fire flames were seen in the agricultural lands in the western areas of ​​Tel Majdal," eyewitnesses from the Nashwa district (that overlooks the western countryside of Hasakah) told ARA News on Saturday.

In the past two days, the U.S.-led coalition's fighter jets conducted several sorties on the western areas of ​​Tel Majdal (14 km west of Hasakah) amid festivities on the ground between the YPG and the IS group.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Rebels Try to Break Regime's Last Stand at Hospital in Jisr al-Shughour
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Rebels have launched another attack to end the holdout of Syrian forces at the National Hospital in Jisr al-Shughour, the key city in northwest Syria captured by the opposition on April 26. The assault was launched by a massive vehicle-borne bomb.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Terror Networks
Peshmerga repulse ISIS attack in Shingal
[RUDAW.NET] Kurdish forces repulsed an 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) assault in Shingal on Sunday, a Peshmerga official old Rudaw.

"Islamic State faceless myrmidons in the town of Shingal launched an assault on the Peshmerga forces, but the Kurdish forces fiercely defeated the attack, inflicting casualties among the myrmidons," said the official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
.

"The Peshmerga and the faceless myrmidons locked in an hour-long battle, but later the faceless myrmidons retreated, leaving a dead body behind," he added.

Last Tuesday, US-led coalition forces bombarded ISIS bases in Shingal, killing or wounding fighters, according to Brigadier Issa Zewai, a Peshmerga commander in the area.
Posted by: Fred || 05/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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