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Report: Ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas
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Afghanistan
More than 70 militants including foreigners killed in Paktia clashes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] More than seventy bandidos gunnies including foreign gunnies hailing from Pakistain were killed during the latest festivities in southeastern Paktia province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the bandidos gunnies were killed or maimed during separate festivities in Aryoub Zazai and Ahmad Khel districts.

According to a statement released by the Thunder Corps, a large number of bandidos gunnies launched coordinated attacks on Sikandar Khel, Tarkan, Khair Mina, and Hasti areas of Aryoub Zazai and Ahmad Khel districts.

The statement further added that the bandidos gunnies were equipped with heavy weapons including mortars and Dshk heavy machine guns but the Afghan forces responded to the attack, leaving at least 25 of them dead and at least 40 others maimed.

Several Pak bandidos gunnies were also among those killed and their dead bodies are still left in the area, Thunder Corps added.

In the meantime, Thunder Corps said at least 3 bandidos gunnies were killed and 4 others were maimed during a separate clash in Zurmat district.

Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


6 civilians killed, wounded in rocket attack by Taliban in Logar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least six non-combatants were killed or maimed in a rocket attack by the Talibs in central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

According to reports, the incident has taken place in the vicinity of Mohammad Agha district, leaving three civilians dead and three others maimed.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast confirmed the incident and the civilian casualties in the attack.

A statement released by Thunder Corps stated that the Talibs carried out carried out rocket attack impacting the civilian houses.

The statement further added that three non-combatants were killed in the attack and three others sustained injuries.

Pashtun-infested Logar has been among the relatively calm provinces in Central parts of country but the security situation of the province has tanked sharply during the recent years.

This comes as the anti-government armed faceless myrmidons have been attempting to expand their foothold and destabilize the provinces in the central parts of the country during the recent months.

Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Children among 12 dead, wounded in Herat city suicide attack
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least twelve people including children were killed or maimed in a suicide kaboom in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
city, the bustling provincial capital of western Herat province, the local officials said.

The incident took place this evening in the vicinity of the 1st police district of the city after a jacket wallah detonated his explosives near a military compound used which was previously used by the Afghan National Army.

A local official confirmed that the blast has taken place close to the former military compound in the vicinity of the 1st police district of the city at around 5:30 pm local time.

Provincial governor’s front man Jilani Farhad confirmed that two children were killed and ten other civilians were maimed in the attack.

He said the corpse count could further rise as at least four maimed civilians are at death's door.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit behind the incident.

Herat is among the relatively calm provinces in West of Afghanistan however the security situation of the province has started to deteriorated comparatively during the recent years.

Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Captured IS fighters to be treated as PoWs, Afghan govt tells US
[DAWN] Afghan­istan told the United States that fighters of the so-called Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) group who surrendered last week will be treated as prisoners of war, and not honoured guests, despite the warm welcome they had initially received, a top US general said on Wednesday.

While pressure has been building for peace talks bet­ween the Western-bac­ked go­­­vernment in Kabul and the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
, an Afghan affi­liate of the IS, which has gained a reputation for brutality, is not part of any reconciliation push, US officials said.

Last week, an Afghan governor’s office floated the possibility of amnesty for a group of IS fighters, including two senior commanders, who gave themselves up after being driven from their strongholds by Taliban.

Gen Joseph Votel, head of the US military’s Central Command, said the Afghans acknowledged the surrender, the largest of its kind so far by the hard boy Islamic State group, "could have been handled better".

"The government of Afghanistan has assured us that these IS-K fighters will be treated as war prisoners," Gen Votel said, using an acronym for the Afghan affiliate of the group.

He added that the fighters would be investigated and held to account for any war crimes they committed.

Civilians who fled the last festivities have accused IS fighters of atrocities, giving detailed accounts of women and girls being taken from their families, raped and, in some cases, murdered.

"They have essentially waged a pretty vicious campaign against the people wi­­thout regard to civilian casualties," the Central Com­mand chief said.

Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Dumbasses
Posted by: Chris || 08/10/2018 19:56 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Arab Coalition: Many Houthi leaders killed in air raid on Yemen’s Saada
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A senior source in the Arab coalition backing the legitimate Yemeni National Army confirmed that a number of 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 ...
leaders were killed in the air raid launched on Thursday morning on Saada.

The source said that the air raid killed Houthi leader Ali Salah al-Fayee, who is responsible for recruiting and training young children who are sent later on to the battlefields, in addition to the killing of Muhammed Abdullah Sittin, one of the most prominent trainers on weapons.

He added that many others were maimed in the air raid, including sniper trainer, who goes by the nickname Abu al-Ezz al-Marani.

SAADA OPERATION IS A LEGITIMATE MILITARY ACTION
Earlier in the day, the official front man of the Arab Coalition in Yemen, Colonel Turki al-Malki, announced that the coalition launched an operation in Saada against Houthi elements who fired a ballistic missile on Jizan in 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...
on Wednesday evening.

The front man of the coalition said that "the targeting that took place today in the governorate of Saada, is a legitimate military action to target elements that planned and carried out attacks targeting civilians yesterday evening in Jizan that killed and maimed civilians."

He added that this operation was "implemented in accordance with international humanitarian law and customary rules."

He added that the coalition targeted the Houthi militia members who were inside the bus, pointing out that they are the planners and operators of the missiles launch pads, warning that these elements hide among civilians.

Colonel al-Malki said the coalition will take all necessary actions against the criminal, terrorist acts of pro-Iranian Houthi militias, such as the recruitment and placement of children on battle fronts and "using them as tools to cover for their terrorist acts."

He stressed that the Houthi leaders and terrorist elements responsible for firing ballistic missiles and targeting civilians will be targeted as part of the coalition efforts to prevent terrorist elements from harming regional and international security.

Colonel al-Malki further said that one Yemeni resident was killed due to the shrapnel from the went kaboom! missile while 11 others were slightly injured.
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthi commander, militiamen killed in Yemen’s Hodeidah
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A top 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 ...
commander and several bandidos faceless myrmidons were killed in a battle in the city of Hodeidah during festivities with the Yemeni army in the al-Duraihmi governorate.

A military source said that the commander was Mansour al-Soudi, also known as Abu Hmeid, who leads what the source called "quick operations" by Houthi militias in al-Duraihmi. He was killed along with several Houthi militiamen.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Alamo, Davy was wondering if Buck was okay. He suspected he wasn't...
over 330 sheikhs and dignitaries from the Hajjah province held their first conference on Wednesday, announcing their rejection of Houthi violations and Iranian interference in their country.

They reaffirmed their support of the Yemeni army, and called on the province’s residents to stand with the legitimate army and kick out the militias from their neighborhoods.

Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Report: Ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas
[Ynet] Truce mediated by Egypt goes into effect at 10:45pm on Thursday evening, after 24 hours of hostilities, with nearly 200 rockets fired from Gazoo at Israel and the IAF attacking over 150 targets in the strip; Gazoo source confirms ceasefire, Israeli sources deny it.

Israel and Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, have reportedly reached a ceasefire under Egyptian mediation, which went into effect at 10:45pm Thursday, according Al Jazeera.

A source in Gazoo confirmed the ceasefire to Ynet, while two Israeli officials denied a truce had been reached, in line with Israel's policy of ambiguity.

JPOST UPDATE: Report: Two killed, 307 wounded in clashes along Gaza border
Two Palestinians were killed as thousands of Gazans gathered along the Gaza border fence on Friday as violent protests continued along the border fence with Israel after over 200 rockets and mortars were launched from the Hamas run enclave.

According to Palestinian reports a paramedic was shot and killed in the chest while providing medical attention to injured rioters east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip and another 307 demonstrators were wounded, including one man in critical condition after being shot in the head near Khan Younis.

A journalist was also said to have been wounded by Israeli fire.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [481 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  So Hamas can re-arm? How predictable!
Posted by: Raj || 08/10/2018 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  The alarm will ring here very loud if they resume.

And then... Who knows.
Posted by: newc || 08/10/2018 0:39 Comments || Top||

#3  The last ceasefire lasted all of two hours... According to The Times of Israel, fire continues to be ceased as of 9:38 a.m. local time
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2018 4:39 Comments || Top||

#4  ...something, something, about Sri Lanka.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/10/2018 6:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since the Islamic krazed killer group seized control of Gazoo in 2007.

Wrong. Hamas fought a war. If Israel fought a war, there would be no more Hamas
Posted by: Frank G || 08/10/2018 8:10 Comments || Top||

#6  What's the betting line on the over-under for how long this one lasts?
Posted by: AlanC || 08/10/2018 11:27 Comments || Top||

#7  What's the betting line on the over-under for how long this one lasts?

6 fires break out in Gaza border region due to incendiary balloons
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/10/2018 12:28 Comments || Top||

#8  As far as Hamas is concerned, the Friday protests, no matter how violent and attackey, have nothing to do with the ceasefire, being simply an expression of the frustration of the peepul.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2018 15:00 Comments || Top||

#9  The Juice getting rocketed are frustrated too, I'd bet. They have better weapons. Let's see a display of superior frustration assuaged
Posted by: Frank G || 08/10/2018 15:14 Comments || Top||

#10  The last ceasefire lasted all of two hours...

That's how long it must have taken for the donkey to get more ammo from Mohamhead's house and shuffle it over to the front line.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2018 15:45 Comments || Top||

#11  And to service the goats and bang their heads on a rock somewhere.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2018 15:45 Comments || Top||

#12  Let's see a display of superior frustration assuaged

Eloquence incarnate, truly. That gave me shivers, Frank.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2018 17:34 Comments || Top||

#13  That's how long it must have taken for the donkey to get more ammo from Mohamhead's house and shuffle it over to the front line.

That was his *wife*. The donkey was still too sore to walk that far.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/10/2018 18:02 Comments || Top||

#14  :-) TW. I try. People are always say how trying I am.
Posted by: Frank G || 08/10/2018 18:37 Comments || Top||

#15  saying
Posted by: Frank G || 08/10/2018 18:38 Comments || Top||

#16  Eloquent
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/10/2018 19:22 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Troops Shell Idlib to Pave Way for Assault, Monitor Says
[AnNahar] Syrian regime forces shelled rebel and jihadist positions in the northwestern province of Idlib on Thursday, a monitor said, as reinforcements arrived ahead of an expected assault.

The province is the largest piece of territory still in rebel hands, and Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Terror of Aleppo ...
has warned it would be his military's next priority.

On Thursday morning, artillery and rocket fire slammed into territory around Jisr al-Shughur, a key town in the southwestern part of the province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

"The shelling is in preparation for an assault but there has been no ground advance yet," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

"Regime reinforcements including equipment, soldiers, vehicles and ammunition have been arriving since Tuesday," he told AFP.

They were being distributed along three regime-held fronts, including in neighbouring Latakia province just west of Jisr al-Shughur, in the Sahl al-Ghab plain that lies south of Idlib, and in a sliver of the province's southeast that is already in government hands.

The al-Watan daily, which is close to the government, also reported on Thursday that army troops had bombed rebel and jihadist positions in the area.

Idlib, which has escaped regime control since 2015, lies along the border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
but is otherwise nearly completely surrounded by government-held territory.

Around 60 percent of it is now held by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS), which is led by al-Qaeda's former Syria affiliate, while the rest is controlled by rival opposition factions.

Syrian troops have recaptured key swathes of the country in recent months with help from ally Russia, which has brokered a string of surrender deals with rebels.

Apparently fearing a similar arrangement for Idlib, HTS has been arresting dozens of figures in the province that have been go-betweens with the regime.

Early Thursday, the group detained several such figures from villages in Idlib's southeast, calling them "chiefs of treason," according to an HTS-linked media agency.

The Britannia-based Observatory, which relies on a network of sources inside Syria, said it had documented more than 100 such arrests by HTS and rival forces this week alone.

Idlib province is home to around 2.5 million people, including rebels and civilians transferred en masse from other territory that fell to Syrian troops after intense assaults.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2018 00:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Russian military shoots down drone targeting its Syrian air base
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Russian military has downed a drone targeting the Hmeimim air base in Syria, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday. The drone, launched from territory controlled by Syrian rebels, was detected on August 9, RIA reported.
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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Fri 2018-08-10
  Report: Ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas
Thu 2018-08-09
  Dozens dead after school bus carrying "children" in Yemen hit by airstrike
Wed 2018-08-08
  Israel pounds Hamas after 15 injured in rocket barrage
Tue 2018-08-07
  11 Children Rescued From New Mexico Compound Run by Army Muslim Extremists
Mon 2018-08-06
  Saudi Arabia declares Canadian ambassador persona non grata, orders him to leave in 24 hours
Sun 2018-08-05
  Iran protesters attack religious school in province near Tehran
Sat 2018-08-04
  Death Toll Rises To 30 In Bombings On Paktia Mosque
Fri 2018-08-03
  Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces
Thu 2018-08-02
  Egypt police kill five members of terrorist group Hasm in Nile Delta shootout
Wed 2018-08-01
  Man arrested after suspected homemade explosive device found at Vereeniging, South Africa mosque
Tue 2018-07-31
  It was terrorism: Iran denies any role in deadly Tajikistan attack
Mon 2018-07-30
  2 killed in Gaza blast during attempted launch of projectile toward Israel
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  Duterte invites the Abu Sayyaf to peace talks
Sat 2018-07-28
  Police enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, clash with worshipers in Temple Mount riots
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