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120 die in bomb attacks near Tartus
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1107 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Margot Fonteyn bio
Posted by: Pappy || 05/24/2016 12:26 Comments || Top||

#2  I actually saw her perform at the end of her career. She couldn't do the athletic moves any more, but every thing she did do was amazingly precise. Got a standing ovation and it wasn't just for old times sake. She earned it for an outstanding performance... unsolicited endorsement,, and I don't even much like ballet...
Posted by: Bigfoot Noodleman1060 || 05/24/2016 13:13 Comments || Top||

#3  I envy you that, Bigfoot Noodleman1060.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/24/2016 19:35 Comments || Top||

#4  With Rudolph Nureyev in Swan Lake with the Philadelphia Orchestra and a young lady whom I shall remember forever. Sigh. It is a much different world. Too bad I couldn't change with it.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 05/24/2016 19:45 Comments || Top||

8 militants killed during an attack on Taliban prison in Helmand
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said at least 8 murderous Moslems were killed during an attack on the Taliban prison in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

According to a statement by Ministry of Defense (MoD), the raid was conducted in the restive Marjah district.

The statement further added that 7 murderous Moslems were also enjugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufacturing factory was destroyed along with a vehicle and two cycle of violences belonging to the krazed killers.

MoD said at least 19 hostages were also released from the prison belonging to the Talibs during the raid.

This comes as the commander of the 1st Brigade of 215th Maiwand Corps of the Afghan National Army General Noor Alam said Sunday that 23 hostages were released during an operation conducted in Sistani area late on Saturday night.

He said the hostages were all ordinary civilians who were kept by the Talibs in the prison.

According to Gen. Alam, at least 20 murderous Moslems were killed and over 30 others were maimed during the operations in Helmand province.

Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

1,167 militants killed since the start of Shafaq operations, Sediqi says
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least 1,167 murderous Moslems have been killed since the start of Shafaq military operations to suppress the insurgency activities of the anti-government armed bad boy groups, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said.

Sediq Sediqi, front man for the Ministry of Interior, told news hounds that the operations were launched two months and are still being conducted against the armed bad boys.

He said at least 465 murderous Moslems were also maimed and at least 154 others were jugged
Please don't kill me!
during the operations across the country.

Sediqi further added that the Afghan cops have increased pressures against the armed bully boyz which comes as the Taliban group lost their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor that could have a negative impact on the morale of the group’s fighters.

According to Sediqi, at least 711 operations have been conducted across the country since the operations were launched late in the month of March.

He said the operations are mainly aimed at targeting the big shots of the anti-government armed murderous Moslems and the key regions under the focus of the opoerations are northern Baghlan, northeastern Badakhshan and 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..

Sediqi also added that the Minister of Interior recently visited the sourthern provinces to coordinate the military operations in a bid to improve the situation of the southern provinces, specifically the southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...

He said the Minister of Interior has instructed the Afghan police forces to use all force to suppress the insurgency activities of the Talibs.

Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Egypt army says 13 militants killed in North Sinai
[AlAhram] Egypt's army announced on Monday that it carried out "successful pre-emptive strikes against terrorist elements," killing 13 Lions of Islam in northern and central Sinai following a shootout.

The army front man said in an official statement that third field army units were able to neutralise or destroy 30 improvised bombs (IEDs) that were planted to target moving units northwest of Mount Halal.

He also said that 50 anti-tank mines were found in the same area, adding that a storage area for explosives was discovered in a canyon in Mount Halal.

According to the front man, 100 plastic barrels full of kaboom used in manufacturing IEDs were found, as well as five bags of ammonium nitrate.

The army also destroyed three cars and two cycle of violences which it says belonged to the Death Eaters.

The operation is part of a larger security effort dubbed 'Martyr's Right,' which was launched in September 2015 with the aim of fighting Islamist Lions of Islam in Sinai.

The Martyr's Right operation was put into action following coordinated Death Eater attacks on several army checkpoints that killed 21 soldiers in July 2015.

Egypt has been fighting an Islamist insurgency based in North Sinai for decades.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

Africa Subsaharan
Would-be bomber escapes Boko Haram captors
[VANGUARDNGR] A Nigerian mother of three has described how she beat feet from 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...
Islamists after being kidnapped, drugged and told she was going to become a jacket wallah.

Khadija Ibrahim, 30, said she was snatched by two men from a bus station in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Friday, as she travelled to see her doctor for medical treatment. Her account backs up theories that exploding trollop female suicide bombers used by Boko Haram are not willing participants.

The group has deployed the tactic against civilian "soft" targets since mid-2014.

"They offered me a lift, which I readily accepted because I wanted to be at the hospital on time. They drugged me by placing something on my nose and I lost consciousness," she told news hounds on Sunday.

"I just woke up to realise I had been stripped and strapped with a boom jacket and heard one of my captors whispering to me that I was going to do God’s work."

Ibrahim, who has three children, said the kidnappers told her she was being taken to attack the Kantin Kwari textile market in the northern city of Kano. But she said she came round from the effects of the drugs and feigned unconsciousness until she saw her chance to escape when the car overheated twice on the way and was forced to stop. Ibrahim said she managed to unfasten the bomb vest during the second breakdown, which happened after they reached Kano late on Friday.

"While the driver went to look for water the other man went out to the opened bonnet to examine the engine, which gave me an opportunity to ran out of the vehicle," she said.

Another young woman who was in the car with her may also have been drugged, she suggested, as she looked "dumb and unaware of what was happening around her". It is not known what happened to her.

Ibrahim said she was picked up by a man in the Hotoro neighbourhood of Kano late on Friday, who took her to the police. They then handed her to the state governor, Umar Ganduje.

"If this woman had not regained consciousness the story would have been different by now," he told news hounds.

Boko Haram has attacked the Kantin Kwari market before. In December 2014, two young exploding trollop female suicide bombers killed four people, while a third refused to detonate her explosives and was tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

41 die in bomb attacks in Aden
Twin bombings claimed by the ISIL Takfiri group targeted the Yemeni army in second city Aden Monday killing at least 41 people, most of them would-be recruits, a military official said.

A suicide bomber killed 34 people queuing to enlist at a recruitment centre near the Badr base in the Khormaksar district, said Brigadier General Nasser al-Sarei, commander of special security forces.

A second explosion inside the base afterwards killed seven soldiers, he said.

In a statement posted online, ISIL said one of its militants detonated an explosives belt among "apostate soldiers" at a recruitment centre, followed by a bomb that exploded at the gate of the Badr base.

The port city has seen a spate of attacks in recent months claimed by Al-Qaeda or its Takfiri rival ISIL.
Posted by: badanov || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [274 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Landmine kills Saudi soldier near Yemen border
[Iran Press TV] A Saudi soldier is killed and three others injured in a landmine kaboom near the border with Yemen, Saudi state media say.

The four soldiers were on patrol on a designated road in the southwestern Jizan region alongside the Yemeni border when the landmine detonated on Monday morning, the Saudi Press Agency quoted an Interior Ministry front man as saying without providing further details.

The incident took place as the warring sides in the Yemeni conflict held their first direct meeting after a week-long break on Monday.

The UN special envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, said on his Twitter that the face-to-face talks came after a delegation representing the resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, accepted to end its one-week boycott of the talks in Kuwait.

Hadi's delegation withdrew from negotiations after accusing Yemen’s 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 ...
Ansarullah movement and allies of failing to keep their word. Hadi's representative had urged the Houthis to begin to implement a UN Security Council resolution and withdraw from the capital Sana’a and other places they control and surrender their arms.

But the Houthis refused to give in, setting their own preconditions, including a full halt to 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...
's aerial and ground attacks that have left close to 10,000 killed and at least 16,000 others injured in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
over the past 14 months.
Posted by: Fred || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

The Grand Turk
Security forces stage anti-PKK operations in Turkey, northern Iraq
Security forces conducted operations targeting outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants on May 23 across Turkey and over the border in northern Iraq.

Turkish jets conducted an air operation in the Metina region between 16.28 p.m. and 17.34 p.m. after evaluating intelligence, according to security sources. Five targets, including weapon positions and sanctuaries belonging to the PKK were destroyed in the operation.

In addition, counter-terrorism police detained 12 suspects in the Ceylan district of the southern province of Adana for alleged links to PKK. Four cell phones, one shotgun, one blank cartridge pistol and organizational documents were also seized in the operation.

The Mardin Governor’s Office also announced that a total of 403 PKK militants have been killed in operations in the Nusaybin district that have been ongoing since March 14. Another 414 PKK militants have so far been killed in Şırnak, the Turkish General Staff announced.

In addition, 17 suspects, including the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) district co-chair Yusuf Makal, were detained on May 23 during anti-PKK operations in the Pertek district of the eastern province of Tunceli.
Posted by: Steve White || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under:

Three Police Shot Dead in Indian Kashmir's Capital
[AnNahar] Suspected Lions of Islam on Monday bumped off three Indian coppers in separate attacks in Srinagar, the main city in the restive state of Kashmire.

Deadly attacks on security forces are relatively common in the disputed Indian-controlled Himalayan region, but Srinagar has been largely free from such incidents in recent years.

Police said two officers were rubbed out while patrolling in the old part of the city. A third was rubbed out in a business district less than an hour later.

"Three cops were killed in two different Lion of Islam attacks," senior officer Ghulam Hassan Bhat told Agence La Belle France Presse in Srinagar.

The Lion of Islam group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen claimed the attacks, but there was no official confirmation it was responsible.

Authorities said they were tightening security in already heavily militarised Srinagar in the wake of the attacks.

The last major assault on security forces in Srinagar was in June 2013, when suspected Lions of Islam attacked an army convoy and killed eight soldiers the day before a visit by then prime minister Manmohan Singh.

Last year the city saw a series of grenade attacks on telecom company offices and paramilitary troop installations.

Kashmire has been divided between India and Pakistain since the end of British colonial rule in 1947. Both claim the territory in its entirety.

Several Lion of Islam groups have since 1989 been fighting police or troops deployed in the Indian sector, calling for its independence or merger with Pakistain.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Hizbul Mujaheddin

Peace committee member, cop gunned down in Swat
PESHAWAR: Peace committee member Muhammad Khan and his police guard were shot dead by suspected militants in Swat's Bara Bandai area on Monday. Another guard and a passerby sustained injuries during the attack, police said.

Station House Officer (SHO) Kangu Rahim Khan said the peace committee member was targeted near his house, and his police guards Bakhtbedar and Bilal were also shot at.

The injured were taken to the hospital where Bakhtbedar succumbed to his injuries.

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Muhammad Khorasani claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to journalists.

Police have started a search operation in the area, the SHO said.
Posted by: badanov || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Five people gunned down in Balochistan
QUETTA: Unidentified gunmen on motorcycles opened fire and killed five people in an Iranian pickup in Balochistan's Kech district on Monday.

Four assailants on two motorcycles sprayed bullets at the pickup, Levies sources told DawnNews. The victims, who were identified as Abdul Kareem, Ameen, Muhid, Abdul Qayoum and Nadil, died on the spot. The bodies were shifted to Turbat hospital.

The motive behind the attack could not be immediately confirmed, Levies said, adding that personnel had reached the site of the attack as an investigation into the attack went underway.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Posted by: badanov || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under:

Anbar Antics, Fallujah Edition: 64+ die

Iraqi forces liberate two areas near Fallujah from ISIS

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday the leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced liberating two areas in the northern entrance of Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad), while pointed out to the killing of dozens of ISIS members during the operation.

The media director of al-Hashed al-Shaabi forces in Anbar Captain Essam El-Din Abdullah said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The joint security forces were able to cleanse the areas of al-Zagharid and Abu Sidira (10 km north of Fallujah),” pointing out that, “Dozens of ISIS members were killed during the liberation battles of the northern entrance of Fallujah.”

Abdullah added, “The security forces are working to open safe ways for the military vehicles and tanks to break into the remaining areas in the northern entrance of Fallujah.”

40 ISIS Bad Guys die as Iraqi forces gain yardage

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday the leadership of al-Hashed al-Shaabi in Anbar Province announced, that the joint forces liberated three areas in the district of Karma east of Fallujah from the control of the so-called ISIS, while pointed out to the killing of 40 ISIS elements, including Arabs and foreigners.

The commander of Karmat Fallujah 1st brigade, Col. Mahmoud Madi Jumaili, said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “This morning the joint security forces managed to cleanse al-Harariyat, al-Shahabi and al-Dwaya areas (20 km east of Fallujah) from the ISIS control,” noting that, “The operation resulted in the killing of 40 ISIS fighters, including Arabs and foreigners.”

Jumaili added, “The security forces are advancing in the eastern and northern entrances of Fallujah after the collapse of ISIS terrorist members,” pointing out that, “ISIS lost control on its strongholds in the main axes of Fallujah.”

2 ISIS Top Turbans die near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Monday, official journalists with the Ministry of Defense announced, that more than 42 ISIS fighters were either killed or wounded, including the so-called ISIS Wali of Fallujah during the ongoing military operations that were launched to liberate the city (62 km west of Baghdad).

The journalists said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Baghdad Operations Command managed to kill more than 36 ISIS fighters, including the so-called ISIS Wali of Fallujah Haji Hamza, along with a number of his companions and the senior leader Abu Amer al-Ansari, as well as wounding six others members.”

The statement added, “Baghdad Operations also managed to destroy a vehicle belonging to ISIS in Rashad area, as well as destructing ISIS communication headquarters in al-Roufa area.”

8 ISIS Bad Guys die in Iraqi airstrike

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – An informed source announced on Monday, that eight members of the so-called ISIS were killed, including 2 Tunisian leaders in an aerial bombardment carried out by Iraqi F16 fighter jets and targeted an explosives laboratory in the vicinity of Fallujah City (62 km west of Baghdad), while indicated that the Tunisians leaders were experts in explosives industry.

The source said in in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi F16 fighter jets bombed, at noon today, an explosives laboratory in al-Sijr area north of Fallujah, killing eight members of the so-called ISIS, including two Tunisian leaders, and destructing the laboratory completely.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The dead Tunisians leaders are Abu Abdullah, an expert in explosives industry, and Abu Younis.”

Iraqi militia liberates 2 areas in Anbar

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Monday, Badr Organization announced liberating two areas northeast of Fallujah.

The organization said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The area of al-Harariyat and al-Laifiya villag northeast of Fallujah were liberated,” adding that, “The organization forces also dismantled 17 improvised explosive devices that were emplaced to hinder the advance of the security forces.”

Earlier today the member of Anbar Council’s security committee Raje’ Barakat al-Aifan emphasized the killing of dozens of ISIS members in the first day of Fallujah liberation battle.

Dozens of ISIS troops die in air and artillery attacks near Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – The member of security committee in Anbar Provincial Council Raje’ Barakat al-Aifan announced on Monday, that dozens of ISIS members were killed in the first day of Fallujah liberation battle.

Aifan said in a press statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Today, dozens of ISIS members were killed in a violent aerial bombardment conducted by the Iraqi Air Force and Army Aviation, backed by an artillery shelling on ISIS headquarters in Fallujah.”

Aifan added, “The bombardments hit ISIS headquarters in the neighborhoods of al-Shohada, al-Saqlawiya and al-Hasa area in southern the city.”

14 ISIS troops die in Iraqi attacks near Nuaimiya

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A source in Anbar Operations Command announced on Monday, that the security forces liberated two areas in Nuaimiya village in southern Fallujah (62 km west of Baghdad), while pointed out to the killing of 14 ISIS fighters.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces that are participating in the liberation operation of the city of Fallujah managed, at noon today, to liberate the areas of Anaz and al-Kroush in the village of Nuaimiya (10 km south of Fallujah), after fierce battles resulted in the killing of 14 ISIS fighters, as well as detonating three car bombs.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “The security forces deployed armors and tanks in preparation to storm the remaining areas of Nuaimiya and the city of Fallujah in order to liberate it completely in the next few hours.”

Iraqi forces advance

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – The Commander of Fallujah Operations, Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Sa’adi, said on Monday, that the security forces had managed to advance into the area of Nuaimiya south of the city of Fallujah, while pointed out that those troops arrived in the area of the al-Tufaha Bridge.

Sa’adi said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The security forces were able, today, to enter the area of Nuaimiya south of Fallujah,” pointing out that, “Those forces arrived at the al-Tufaha Bridge.”

He also added, “The security forces continue to advance into their specific targets.”
Posted by: badanov || 05/24/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Baghdad Bomb and Bullet Bulletin: 4 die

3 die in bombing attack at Abu Ghraib

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Monday, that ten people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in western Baghdad.

The source said in a press statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, an explosive device exploded in Haswa area in Abu Ghraib District (20 West km of Baghdad), killing three people and wounding seven others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “Ambulances rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital to receive treatment and the dead bodies to the forensic medicine department, while the security force imposed a security cordon on the area of the incident and barred approaching it.”

1 dies in bomb attack in Mansour

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced on Monday, that nine people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast in western Baghdad.

The source said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “This morning, a bomb exploded in al-Iskan neighborhood in Mansour area in western Baghdad, killing one person and wounding eight others.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added, “Ambulances rushed to the area and transferred the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the dead body to the forensic medicine department, while the security forces cordoned off the area of the incident and barred approaching it.”

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Palestinian woman shot dead during stabbing attempt — police
[IsraelTimes] Assailant killed by troops at checkpoint north of Jerusalem after pulling out knife and ignoring warning shots

A Paleostinian woman was shot and apparently killed by Border Police guards as she attempted to stab officers at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem early Monday afternoon, police said.

A police spokesperson said troops manning the Ras Bidu checkpoint opened fire after the woman pulled out a knife and advanced toward a border guard. There were no injuries to security forces, police said in a statement.

The woman was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. She had no identifying documents on her, the police said. Police said they initially shot in the air, but after the woman refused to stop, shot at her body.

The Ras Bidu checkpoint lies along the security barrier between the West Bank villages of Bidu and Beit Iksa.

The identity of the woman was not immediately clear.

The attempted attack came amid an extended dip in the number of security incidents after months of near-daily stabbings, car-rammings, and shootings by Paleostinians that claimed the lives of 29 Israelis and four foreign nationals. Some 200 Paleostinians have also been killed over the same period, the majority of them while carrying out attacks against Israeli civilians or soldiers, and the rest during festivities with troops, according to the Israeli army.

Last Saturday evening a gunman opened fire on an Israeli bus traveling in the West Bank. No injuries were reported in the incident, which occurred near the settlement of Tekoa, southeast of Jerusalem, but the bus sustained some damage. According to witnesses, the gunman opened fire from a passing vehicle.
A note in The Times of Israel liveblog adds:
The Paleostinian Health Ministry names the girl rubbed out by Border Police troops during an attempted stabbing attack earlier today as 17-year-old Sawsan Ali Dawud Mansur, Paleostinian news agency Ma’an reports. The teen was killed as she tried to stab troops at a West Bank checkpoint.

Woman hurt in drive-by shooting near Acre

[IsraelTimes] A woman is lightly to moderately hurt in a drive-by shooting in northern Israel, Walla reports.

The woman in her 30s, who was hit by gunfire in the Arab town of Jadeidi-Makr, and is taken to hospital in the area. Police from the nearby city of Acre are investigating the circumstances of the shooting and searching for the car from which the shots were fired.
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#1  Good. Every Knife-Intifada attack should be a fatal mistake
Posted by: Frank G || 05/24/2016 11:09 Comments || Top||

Syria conflict: IS 'destroyed helicopters' at T4 base
[BBC] New satellite imagery appears to reveal extensive damage to a strategically significant airbase in central Syria used by Russian forces after an attack by so-called Islamic State (IS).

Four helicopters and 20 lorries were destroyed in a series of fires inside the T4 base last week, the images from intelligence company Stratfor suggest. The cause of the fires is unconfirmed.

A pro-Kremlin website said the helicopters had been used by "used by both Russian and Syrian air forces".

Russia has not officially commented on the incident.

A Russian opposition website quoted "Syrian sources" as saying "a large fire in the Syrian part of the T4 airbase spread to the fleet of vehicles, and after a fuel tank exploded four Russian helicopters nearby went up in flames".

"The cause of the fire is being established," it added.
Inshallah maintenance?
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/24/2016 08:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Rooshuns are saying it ain't true.
Posted by: badanov || 05/24/2016 11:11 Comments || Top||

120 die in bomb attacks near Tartus
Now over 140 dead according to Harriet Daily News.
BEIRUT, Lebanon : More than 120 people were killed Monday in a wave of bombings claimed by the Daesh group in northwestern Syria, the deadliest attacks yet in the regime’s coastal heartland.

Seven near-simultaneous explosions targeted bus stations, hospitals and other civilian sites in the seaside cities of Jableh and Tartus, which until now had been relatively insulated from Syria’s five-year civil war.

The unprecedented attacks on strongholds of President Bashar Assad’s regime came as IS faces increasing pressure in both Syria and Iraq, where Baghdad’s forces on Monday launched a major offensive to retake the jihadist-held city of Fallujah.

Seventy-three people were killed in Jableh and another 48 in Tartus to the south, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group.

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said they were “without a doubt the deadliest attacks” on the two cities since the start of the war.

Daesh claimed the blasts via its Amaq news agency, saying its fighters had attacked “Alawite gatherings” in Tartus and Jableh, referring to the minority sect from which the Assad clan hails.

Daesh is not known to have a presence in Syria’s coastal provinces, where its jihadist rival and Al-Qaeda’s local branch Al-Nusra Front is much more prominent.

But it is notorious for using deadly sleeper cells to attack its enemies.

“I’m shocked, this is the first time I hear sounds like this,” said Mohsen Zayyoud, a 22-year-old university student in Jableh.

“I thought the war was over and that I could walk safely. But I was surprised to see that we’re still in the heart of the battle,” he said.

Jableh lies in Latakia province, while Tartus is the regional capital of the adjacent governorate of the same name.

The seaside cities have remained relatively secure even as Syria’s war has raged in Latakia province’s rural northeast and throughout the country.

Syrian state media also reported the attacks but gave a total of 78 dead, including 45 in Jableh and 33 in Tartus.

The attacks began at 9 a.m. local time (0600 GMT) with three explosions at a busy bus station in Tartus, where regime ally Russia has long maintained a naval facility.

The Observatory said one car bomb detonated first, and as people began to flock to the site, two suicide bombers detonated explosive belts.

A police source in the city confirmed a car bomb had hit the entrance to the station and two suicide bombers attacked inside.
State television broadcast footage of the damaged station, where charred mini-buses lay on their sides while others were still ablaze.

Approximately fifteen minutes after the Tartus blasts, the explosions began in Jableh, 60 miles (40 kilometers) to the north along the coast.

Hospital not spared
The Observatory said a total of four blasts — one car bomb and three suicide attackers — targeted a bus station, a hospital, and a power station there.

A Facebook page sharing local news published footage from the bus station, where dozens of people gathered around fire trucks battling blazes in bombed-out and burning cars.

A police officer told AFP one suicide attacker detonated his explosives inside the emergency room of the state-run hospital there.

A car bomb also targeted the Asaad hospital in the city, he said.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov condemned the attacks, saying they “demonstrate yet again how fragile the situation is in Syria and the need to take energetic measures to relaunch peace talks.”

“The rising tensions and terrorist activity in Syria can only spark great worry,” he told journalists.

World powers have struggled to rekindle UN-brokered peace negotiations which fizzled in April when Syria’s opposition walked away in frustration at stalling progress on the country’s dire humanitarian situation.

Syria’s conflict has evolved from a popular uprising to a multi-faceted war that has killed more than 270,000 people and forced millions from their homes.

IS seized control of large parts of Syria and Iraq in mid-2014, declaring an Islamic “caliphate” and spreading its influence.

The group has claimed deadly attacks in the West and throughout the Middle East, including twin bombings on military forces in Yemen’s second city of Aden on Monday that killed at least 41 people.
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ISIS executes teen in Deir ez-Zor

[ARA News] DEIR EZZOR – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) stoned to death a teenage boy in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province on charges of being gay, activists and eyewitnesses reported on Monday.

Jamal Nassir al-Oujan, 15, was arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic Police in the Mayadin city of Deir ez-Zor province earlier on Sunday. The Sharia Court accused him of sodomy and decided to stone the boy to death.

“Al-Oujan was brutally stoned to death by ISIS militants in Jaradiq square in the Mayadin city on Monday afternoon,” an eyewitness told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“Also, some civilians were forced to participate in stoning the victim,” the source said. “The brutal scene has shocked all residents of Mayadin.”

Speaking to ARA News, Ahmed Ramadan, media activist and head of the campaign ‘Deir ez-Zor Is Being Slaughtered Silently’, said: “The radical group [ISIS] has violated all human rights by carrying out brutal atrocities against civilians, punishing people on baseless charges only to show off its power over unarmed, peaceful civilians.”

ISIS imposes curfew in Fallujah

(IraqiNews.com) al-Anbar – On Monday, an informed source in the city of Fallujah said, that the so-called ISIS imposed a curfew in the city, while pointed out that the ISIS militants shut down all the bridges in the city using concrete blocks.

Majid al-Juraisi, a tribal leader in the city of Fallujah, said in a brief statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “The ISIS announced the imposition of a curfew in the city,” noting that, “The city’s bridges have been shut down with concrete blocks.”

Juraisi added, “The bombing of the security forces is concentrated on the center of Fallujah, specifically, in the neighborhoods of al-Naziza, Ta’ash. Naomah and al-Julan,” calling those forces to “not bomb the areas that are being populated.”
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US, allies stage 17 strikes in Iraq, Syria against IS group
[AlAhram] The United States and its allies conducted 17 strikes against 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) group in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, the coalition leading the operations said.

In a statement released on Monday, the Combined Joint Task Force said seven strikes near four cities in Syria hit two tactical units, a weapons storage facility and destroyed two vehicles, a rocket rail, an improvised explosives facility and an oil pump-jack.

In Iraq, 10 strikes near five cities hit a communications control center, suppressed a heavy machine gun position and destroyed multiple fighting positions, among other targets, the statement said.

Near Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
three bunkers, two tunnel entrances were destroyed and two weapons sites were hit, the statement added.
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