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HTS executes 6 people accused of being ISIS members in Idlib
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Africa Horn
Puntland Forces Reclaim Town From Al-Shabaab
[RADIOSHABELLE] The regional forces in the Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
region of Somalia have recaptured Af Urur, a strategic town from al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
fighters on Friday, August 17 without a battle.

Captain Said Mohammed Diriye said the town, whose main road links the cities of Garowe, Bosaso and the Somali capital Mogadishu, was retaken by his forces without a fight.

Puntland has its own government and security forces patrolling its territory but Diriye said Al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab fighters had captured the town last month.

Al-Shabaab aims to expel the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
-mandated peacekeeping force from Somalia, topple its central government and establish an administration based on its strict interpretation of Islamic sharia law.

Posted by: Fred || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Farmajo Shakes Security Chiefs To Ramp Up War On Al-Shabab
[RADIOSHABELLE] The president of Somalia’s Federal government, Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo has made a major security shake-up on Thursday to step up the fight against al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
In a presidential decree, President Farmajo appointed General Dahir Adan Elmi as the country’s new military chief, replacing Gen Abdiweli Jama Gorod.

Amina Sa’ed Ali named as the new the Chief staff of Villa Somalia, the state house, succeeding Fahad Yasin, who becomes deputy director of Intelligence Agency (NISA).

Yasin takes over from Abdikadir Mohammed Nur who has been relieved of his duties as the deputy director of (NISA).

Odawaa Yussuf Rageh has been promoted to the force commander of the Somali military while Hassan Nur Ol-ujog was as named as the country’s new Navy Chief.

Sa’eed Ahmed Kediye was appointed as the deputy Police commander-in-chief, the same position was named a female officer, Zakia Hussein who has been promoted to General.

Posted by: Fred || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
One Dead as Tunisia Security Forces Arrest Migrants
[AnNahar] A migrant died early Friday as Tunisian security forces clashed with a group of Tunisians and Africans embarking on a clandestine sea crossing to Italia, a security official said.

The police intervened to stop a boat that had been launched off the coast of the central city of Sfax at around 2:30 am (0130 GMT), said Tunisia's National Guard front man Houssemeddine Jebabli.

He said passengers on the vessel had thrown Molotov cocktails at security forces before setting fire to the boat and attempting to flee.

Four Tunisians were incarcerated
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
along with eight migrants colonists from the Ivory Coast and two from Congo, he said, adding that one of them was hospitalized for burns without specifying which one.

A 15th passenger was found dead, and operations were underway to find any other bodies from the boat.

A growing number of Tunisians are embarking on risky journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to seek work and a better life in Europe.

In the first half of 2018, nearly 2,660 people were arrested in Tunisia during attempts to make the crossing, Jebabli said, compared with just 564 over the same period the previous year.

Several deadly shipwrecks have taken place in recent months, including one on June 3 that killed 87 people.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  He said passengers on the vessel had thrown Molotov cocktails at security forces before setting fire to the boat and attempting to flee.

"Cast off. They've made their choice"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/18/2018 10:24 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Medical Staff Abandon Hospitals in Cameroon's Troubled Region
[All Africa] Medical staff are fleeing hospitals in Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there, and now just look...
's troubled English-speaking regions after attacks this month left several nurses dead and many others maimed. Medics say they are stuck between a military that accuses them of aiding armed separatists and rebel fighters who say hospitals betray them to the army.

Elvis Ndansi, of the Cameroon trade union of nurses, says the killings and abuse provoked outrage in the medical corps.

"The military comes, chase them out of the hospital, brutalize them, beat them. As medical personnel, we all stand to condemn these acts and say they are very wrong. Medical personnel are supposed to be protected in times of war. They are there to take care of all casualties, be they from the military, be they from the Ambazonians or secessionists. Their role is to save lives," Ndansi said.

Governor Bernard Okalia Bilai of the English-speaking southwest region denies the military is responsible for the attacks, saying the separatists seeking an English-speaking state in Cameroon are the ones to blame. He says he has instructed the military to protect hospitals from armed gangs.

Despite the danger of traveling in the region, hundreds of medics showed up Wednesday for a funeral to honor Nancy Azah and her husband Njong Padisco. The couple, both nurses, were rubbed out last week, reportedly by Cameroonian troops.

Nurse Arrey Rose says the association of nurses called on the medical community to show solidarity by attending the funeral service.

"We have mobilized to let the world know that doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians and pharmacists are tortured and killed just for saving lives," Rose said. "God spared mine when I was pulled out of hospital and beaten just because I was accused of hiding terrorists. Many are dead, many are maimed."

Posted by: Fred || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under:


Nigeria: Lai Mohammed Contradicts UN, Insists Nigeria Paid No Ransom to Free #dapchigirls
[All Africa] Hours after a United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
report presented to the UN Security Council revealed Nigeria paid ransom to free scores of female students kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe State, Nigeria's Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, has insisted no ransom was paid.

Over 100 girls were kidnapped from the Dapchi school by a 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...
faction in February this year with about 105 of them later released by the terrorists. One of them, Leah Sharibu, who reportedly refused to denounce her Christian faith, is still with the abductors.

Upon their release, Mr Mohammed told Nigerians that no ransom was paid for the girls. He said the kidnap "became a moral burden on the abductors."

However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
a report submitted to the UN Security Council showed that a "large ransom" was paid to free the girls.

"In Nigeria, 111 schoolgirls from the town of Dapchi were kidnapped on 18 February 2018 and released by ISWAP on 21 March 2018 in exchange for a large ransom payment," the report stated.

The report said such ransom and the predominance of cash economy was providing oxygen for the insurgency around the Lake Chad region.

The UN report described as the 22nd Report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team related to Resolution 2368 (2017) regarding 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....
in Iraq and the Levant - ISIS - (Da'esh), al-Qaeda and associated individuals and entities.

Excerpts of the report were published by the News Agency of Nigeria, which stated that the report was signed by Edmund Fitton-Brown, Coordinator, Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, who said the report was "comprehensive and independent", and Kairat Umarov, Chair, Security Council Committee.

Posted by: Fred || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Saudi Forces Arrest Armed 'Extremist' after Gunfight
[AnNahar] Saudi forces have jugged
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
a heavily armed "extremist" after wounding him in an exchange of gunfire in the kingdom's conservative central heartland, the interior ministry said early Thursday.

The man had embraced the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group's "ideology" and was found to be in possession of a machine gun, a pistol and multiple rounds of ammunition, the ministry said in a statement.

The man in al-Bukhariya city was also wearing what appeared to be an explosives-laden belt, state-run al-Ekhbariya television reported.

The incident comes as the kingdom prepares to host the annual hajj pilgrimage from August 19-24.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
Yazidi leader killed in air strike by Turkey four years after genocide
[Jpost] On Wednesday, hundreds of Yazidis, members of a religious minority in Iraq, gathered in the village of Kocho to commemorate the 2014 genocide perpetrated by 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....
. Hundreds of families in the village were systematically separated. The women and kiddies sold as slaves, while the men machine-gunned, and their bodies dumped in mass graves. An hour after the ceremony was over, an air strike hit one of the trucks that had departed, killing several people.

Among the victims was a mustachioed 66-year-old man nicknamed Zaki Shingali, known among local Yazidis as a brave fighter who had fought ISIS and saved people in 2014. Sometimes called "Mam Zaki" or "Uncle Zaki," he was a wanted man across the border in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
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Posted by: trailing wife || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1 
It would be something if the Yazidi forces found some effective manpads laying by the roadside one day.
Erdogan is beyond tedious. It wouldn't bother me if we started to reduce our presence in Turkey.
Posted by: Roger29 Palms || 08/18/2018 18:23 Comments || Top||


Three people, including security personnel, injured in two bomb blasts in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three people including a security personnel, were maimed in two kabooms, south of Baghdad, security sources said on Friday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, "a bomb, placed on the side of the road in al-Obeid region in al-Mahmoudiya, south of Baghdad, went off as a military patrol was passing. One of the vehicles was destroyed and a soldier was maimed."

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, "security forces cordoned off the blast scene and transferred the maimed to hospital for treatment."

Moreover, two civilians were maimed in a kaboom, southwest of Baghdad, a security source said.

"A bomb went off on the side of the road in al-Shurta al-Raba’a region, southwest of Baghdad, leaving two civilians injured," the source told Almaalomah website.

The maimed, according to the source, "were taken to hospital for treatment, while investigations were conducted."
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Islamic State member, who killed seven people, arrested in Diyala: Interior
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) 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....
member, who admitted to killing seven people, has been tossed in the slammer
You have the right to remain silent...
in Diyala province, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Friday.

In a statement, Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson of the ministry, said security forces in Diyala "arrested an Islamic State member."

The suspect, according to Maan, "works within the so-called Diyala State. He admitted to committing several crimes, including the murder of seven people. Legal measures were taken against him."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [255 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar antics: 5 turbans discover joys of Hell, 5 more to explore pleasures of Iraqi prison


Seven Islamic State members killed, arrested near borders with Syria

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Five Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
members were killed, while two others were tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
near the border regions between Iraq and Syria, a leader with the mobilization troops in Anbar said on Friday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, Qutri al-Obeidi, said "security troops of al-Jazira Operations Command, the army’s seventh division and the border troops, backed by the tribal fighters, carried out an operation against an Islamic State pocket in the desert of Qaim town, on borders with Syria, west of Anbar. The operation left five forces of Evil killed, including an Uzbekistani leader."

The troops, according to Obeidi, "managed to arrest two other Lion of Islams." Explosive belts, hand grenades, weapons and medical requirements were found in their possession.

"Troops transferred the arrested ones, under tight measures, to a detention cell for investigations and to question them about places, where other forces of Evil are hiding," Obeidi added.

Three Islamic State members, planning for terrorism, arrested, west of Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Security troops have arrested three militants, who were planning for terrorist crimes, west of Anbar, a security source from Fallujah police department said on Friday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said “troops of Fallujah police station attacked several districts as information indicated presence of dormant cells of Islamic State, that were planning for terrorist crimes against security personnel and civilians.”

Troops, according to the source, “transferred the suspects to detention cells, under high security measures, for investigations.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF kills two Palestinians on the Gaza border
[Ynet] Clashes at the Gazoo Strip when a ceasefire deal is on the horizon: IDF kills two Paleostinians in demonstrations on the Gazoo border fence, fire erupts in the Gazoo vicinity; Deputy Hamas leader: 'I support calm in the area so that our people can live in dignity and continue our fight.'

During a crucial moment in time, amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire deal, hundreds of Paleostinians demonstrated near the border fence on Friday afternoon. Following a few days of relative calm, the IDF killed two Paleostinians demonstrators on the border fence, and fires erupted in the Gazoo vicinity, one of them in the Beeri Forest.

Two Paleostinians demonstrators were killed and another 60 injured at a protest along the Gazoo border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire, Gazoo's Health Ministry said Friday.

The protesters threw rocks and Molotov cocktails from behind clouds of black smoke of burning tires at Israeli troops, who responded with tear gas and sometimes live fire.

Israel's military said some Paleostinians also threw improvised explosives and Molotov cocktails at the fence and that several were spotted briefly crossing into Israeli territory. It said troops "fired live rounds selectively according to standard operating procedures."

An Israeli source confirmed Thursday that Egyptian Intelligence Chief Abbas Kamel visited Israel as the guest of the head of the National Security Council, Meir Ben Shabbat, and met with Netanyahu and Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman.

Paleostinian sources told al-Hayat that Kamel discussed the final details of the arrangement with the Israeli side, including the completion of humanitarian projects in the Gazoo Strip and future negotiations with Hamas over the exchange of prisoners and captives.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his other leg......
Hamas officials have been meeting with Egyptian officials in Cairo, hammering out details of a possible truce with Israel.

The head of Egyptian intelligence visited Israel after two delegations of senior Hamas and Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
figures attended the talks in Cairo in recent weeks. In addition, a Hamas delegation headed by Hamas deputy leader in the Strip, Khalil al-Hayya headed to Cairo Thursday.

Almost all Paleostinian factions sent representatives to Cairo, except for Fatah, whose members are still boycotting the talks.

The Lebanese-affiliated al-Mayadeen network reported Thursday that the truce agreement between Israel and Hamas would include a one-year ceasefire and the establishment of a sea route between Gazoo and Cyprus under Israeli security supervision.

In addition, Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
will pay the salaries of the officials in Gazoo with the assistance of Egypt and will also pay the Gazoo Strip's electricity bills in cooperation with Israel.
Al Jazeera adds the Hamas perspective:
Ashraf al-Qidra, the spokesperson for Gaza's ministry of health, said a second Palestinian had been shot dead by Israeli forces on Friday.

Sa'di Akram Muammar, 26, was killed east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

The number of wounded protesters has risen to 270.

One Palestinian has been killed by Israeli forces, according to health officials in Gaza.

Karim Abu Fatayer, 30, died after being shot in the head by an Israeli sniper.

Health officials said 154 other protesters were wounded, including four medics who suffocated from tear gas.

Abu Fatayer's death brings the number of Palestinian protesters killed since March 30 to 165.
And from the Jerusalem Post:
Two Paleostinians were killed and 270 others were maimed in festivities with the IDF along the Gazoo border Friday afternoon according to Paleostinian reports, in what seems to be a rise in tensions amid rumors of ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",.

According to the IDF Spokesperson's Office, thousands of Paleostinians gathered and rioted in the Gazoo Strip, mostly deep within its territory and not adjacent to the border fence.

A number of Molotov cocktails and IEDs were thrown toward the security fence, but there were no casualties or damage to Israeli forces.

Despite the attempts to broker a ceasefire, Hamas-affiliated sources stated Friday that its people would continue to engage in weekly "Great March of Return" protests along the border - demonstrations and oft-violent riots that have been happening every Friday since March 30.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Eight arrested in West Bank on suspect of terror involvement
[Ynet] Security forces nabbed
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
eight Paleostinians overnight Wednesday who are suspected to be involved in terror activities. They were detained for questioning.

Terror funds worth NIS 100,000 were also discovered and taken.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under:


Israeli forces shut down Al-Aqsa Mosque compound
[Al Jazeera] Israeli forces have shut down the al-Aqsa Mosque compound following an alleged stabbing attempt by a Paleostinian on a group of Israeli coppers in Jerusalem's Old City.

The attacker, a 30-year-old Paleostinian citizen of Israel from the town of Umm al-Faham,
... more generally spelt in our archives as Umm al-Fahm, home of the outlawed northern branch of the so-called Islamic Movement, the Israeli branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Ynet has video of the “alleged” attack, including the sad little knife the attacker tried to use, and names the miscreant as Ahmad Muhammad Mahamid...
was rubbed out by the Israeli forces, police said in a statement on Friday. No other casualties were reported.

According to local Paleostinian media, worshipers were forcibly removed out of the compound by Israeli police and soldiers, who then proceeded to shut down the gates to the Old City.

In response, hundreds of Paleostinians performed the early evening prayers outside the gates.
No doubt some were Palestinians; others, however, were Arab citizens of Israel because their ancestors were not the kind of cowards who fled the five approaching Arab armies in 1948.
Ynet adds:
According to the police, the terrorist [Ahmad Muhammad Mahamid] had no previous security charges filed against him. His relatives were questioned by the police and Shin Bet on Friday evening.
Posted by: Fred || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  A failed knife attack and a trip to the pokey won't get this guy any virgins.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/18/2018 12:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Shot dead - his body's going to Quincy at the Morgue
Posted by: Frank G || 08/18/2018 12:29 Comments || Top||

#3  His family will get how much money for his crime?
Posted by: jvalentour || 08/18/2018 12:41 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Five Turkish-backed rebels defect to SDF in Manbij
[ALMASDARNEWS] At least five members of the Ottoman Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) defected to the US-backed Manbij Military Council of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the latter reported via their official media wing.

The defectors said they left the FSA due to the ongoing looting and killing that is being done by the Turkish-backed rebels.
According to their report, the five FSA fighters reached the SDF’s lines this week after abandoning their posts in northern Aleppo.

The Manbij Military Council said that at least ten fighters have defected to their side this month, including these five members of the Free Syrian Army that just recently joined forces with them.

The defectors said they left the FSA due to the ongoing looting and killing that is being done by the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels.

They added that the Ottoman Turkish Army is in full control of all those groups, but they have not stopped the wide-scale looting and killing that is taking place in the area.
Posted by: Fred || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Syrian Army unleashes powerful attack across Idlib-Hama axis
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) increased their pressure on the jihadist rebels positioned along the Idlib-Hama axis this afternoon.

Backed by their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Arab Army began their assault by firing several missiles towards the Jaish al-Izza strongholds of Kafr Zita and al-Lataminah in northern Hama.

The Syrian Army and their allies would also target Jaish al-Izza’s fortifications and movements around the town of Markabah.

According to a Syrian Army source in the area, their forces managed to destroy at least two trenches and one base that belonged to Jaish al-Izza.

At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army intensified their strikes on the jihadist-held towns of Umm Khakhaleel, Khuwayn, Tal Mari, and Tal Sheih.

The attack specifically targeted Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
’s forces that were working to raise new trenches and plant mines along the Hama-Idlib axis.

The Syrian Arab Army has been striking the Hama-Idib axis for the last five days, destroying several sites belonging to the jihadist rebels in the process.

Posted by: Fred || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Ahrar Al-Sham elects new leader in Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] Harakat Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
elected a new leader this week after holding their annual leadership conference.

Harakat Ahrar al-Sham is now part of the Syrian National Liberation Front, which is under the command of the Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces.
According to the Islamist group, Jaber ’Ali Basha has been elected as the leader of Harakat Ahrar al-Sham, replacing Hassan Soufan after his short tenure in power.

Basha, 34, was born in the Idlib Governorate town of Binnish in 1984; he has been a member of the Islamist group since their inception.

Many opposition activists, commanders, and fighters have criticized this move via social media because Basha has virtually no experience in any leadership role.

Other opposition activists claimed that Basha was elected because The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
was pressuring Harakat Ahrar al-Sham to replace their former leader.

Harakat Ahrar al-Sham is now part of the Syrian National Liberation Front, which is under the command of the Ottoman Turkish Armed Forces.
Posted by: Fred || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Ahrar al-Sham (Salafists)


HTS executes 6 people accused of being ISIS members in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
executed a half dozen people that were accused of being members 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....
(ISIS) this week.

According to opposition activists, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham locked away
You have the right to remain silent...
these six men in rural Idlib recently and then investigated their history.

The six men were accused of being members in an Islamic State sleeper cell that was active around the Idlib countryside.

These six men were allegedly guilty of planting IEDs and assassinating Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham fighters across the Idlib province.

The six men were summarily executed via gunfire, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham reported.

One of the men was identified by opposition activists as Fadl al-’Ali of Idlib.

These latest executions come just a week after Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham launched a wide-scale security operation to crackdown on people seeking reconciliation with the Syrian government.

Posted by: Fred || 08/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



Who's in the News
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6Islamic State
4Sublime Porte
4Moslem Colonists
3Taliban
3Govt of Pakistan
2Govt of Syria
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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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Fri 2018-08-17
  American Couple Dies Tragically While Biking Through ISIS Territory Trying to Prove Evil Does Not Exist
Thu 2018-08-16
  ISIS Killer Caught in Sacramento
Wed 2018-08-15
  101st Airborne, US Special Forces Called Into Ghazni Battle
Tue 2018-08-14
  Islamic State member sentenced to death over killing security personnel in Nineveh
Mon 2018-08-13
  The FBI Finally Makes Peter Strzok Redundant
Sun 2018-08-12
  Antifa to Protest ‘Alt-Right’ in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons
Sat 2018-08-11
  Iraqi cleric "Tater" Sadr wins election vote recount
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

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