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Niger Says It Killed 33 Boko Haram 'Terrorists'
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Afghanistan
31 Al-Qaeda terrorists including 9 suicide bombers killed in Ghazni airstrikes
[KhaamaPress] At least 31 forces of Evil of al-Qaeda Network were killed during the Arclight airstrikes in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan in a statement said the airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Geru district of Ghazni, leaving at least 31 forces of Evil dead.

The statement further added that 9 jacket wallahs were also among those killed in the airstrikes.

The airstrikes targeted a compound of al-Qaeda Network in the Indian subcontinent which was led by Qari Arif, the Ministry of said, adding that the gunnies were targeted while they were attempting to transfer gunnies from the compound.

The Ministry of defense also added that several vehicles were also destroyed during the airstrikes.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent


Taliban militants’ convoy targeted in Kunduz airstrike
[KhaamaPress] An Arclight airstrike was carried out on a convoy of Talibs in northern Kunduz province leaving at least seven Lions of Islam dead, the Afghan military said Wednesday.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Khanabad district of Kunduz.

The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out at around 12:30am on Wednesday as a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
commander identified as Mullah Alauddin alias Wasiq was travelling to Khwajah Pesta area with his six fighters.

The convoy was identified during a surveillance mission and was subsequently targeted leaving Mullah Alauddin and his fighters dead, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, addign that the vehicles and all weapons belonging to Taliban were destroyed.

The statement by 209th Shaheen Corps also added that Mullah Alauddin was one of the key commanders of Taliban in Khanabad district and was involved in major attacks in this province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


ISIS-K group surrenders to Afghan forces in Kunar province
[KhaamaPress] A member 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....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) group has surrendered to Afghan forces in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
, the Afghan military said Tuesday.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab, a member of ISIS-K group identified as Hezbullah
...an odd name, to be sure...
has surrendered to Afghan forces in Manogi district.

The statement further added that Hezbullah was involved in anti-government armed insurgency in Manogi district.

The 201st Silab Corps also added that Hezbullah has also handed over a weapon to armed forces after renouncing violence.

The anti-government armed snuffies including ISIS-K sympathizers have not commented regarding the surrender of the Death Eater so far.

Kunar is among the relatively volatile provinces in East of Afghanistan where both Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS-K snuffies are active in some of its districts and often to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Five Killed In Livestock Market Bomb Blasts
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least five people were killed and more than 50 others were maimed in 4 landmine blasts in Goof-Gaduud, 30-Km west of Baidoa, the interim capital of the southwest state.

The regional state’s front man, Nuradin Yusuf told Radio Shabelle via phone that the kabooms resulted from IEDs planted inside a busy livestock market in the small town.

The blasts occurred as livestock traders gathered for the weekly transaction. The injured were rushed to nearby health centres in Baidoa for further treatment.

The deadly attack comes as Southwest state president, Abdiasis Hassan Mohammed Lafta Gareen is paying his first visit to Diinsoor town in Bay region.

The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
which is fighting to topple internationally backed government still controls some areas mainly in the south despite losing large ground.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  the kabooms resulted from IEDs planted inside a busy livestock market in the small town or methane.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/14/2019 14:37 Comments || Top||

#2  pile

Macdonald, while eating cold pottage:
"Aye, wheel-walking cows were high wattage,
And pressurised farts
Fueled the hearth, bless their... hearts,
Till it blasted the thatch off my cottage."
Posted by: Angatch Closh5433 || 03/14/2019 17:23 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Niger Says It Killed 33 Boko Haram 'Terrorists'
[AnNahar] Niger said Wednesday it had killed 33 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...
"terrorists" and seized vehicles and weapons in an operation in the Lake Chad region in the country's southeast.

"Offensive actions carried out on Tuesday inflicted heavy losses on the enemy," a defence ministry statement read on state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said.

"Thirty-three hard boyz (were) killed" while there were no losses on the army's side, it said.

An "armoured vehicle" was destroyed, while two other vehicles, two cycle of violences, a 120-millimetre mortar, 10 AK-47 assault rifles, two 60mm shells and 3,736 rounds of all calibres were seized, it said.

The operation began on Saturday, it said -- a day after seven police and 38 jihadists were killed near Gueskerou in the southeastern region of Diffa, according to a government toll.

Diffa borders the birthplace of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria and has suffered a string of cross-border raids and population displacement.

An estimated 27,000 people have been killed and two million others displaced since Boko Haram launched its insurgency in 2009.

Lake Chad, which straddles parts of Niger, Nigeria and Chad, has borne the brunt of the jihadists' hit-and-run attacks.

In November, around a dozen girls were taken in raids on several border villages, while seven local employees of a French drilling firm and a government official were killed after suspected Boko Haram button men stormed their compound.

On February 16, seven Nigerien soldiers were killed in an attack on the border village of Chetima Wangou.

A year-end government offensive, combining land and air forces, killed more than 280 bad boys, Niger's armed forces maintained on January 3.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2019 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  they placed scare quotes on terrorists but then double scare quotes on armoured vehicle
Posted by: lord garth || 03/14/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Triggers me every time I see the words Boko Haram.

https://youtu.be/valL7JWjVB4

Posted by: jpal || 03/14/2019 11:49 Comments || Top||

#3  And yet somehow I just can't see these guys as a whiter shade of pale...
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/14/2019 14:51 Comments || Top||

#4  You ever skip the light fandango and
turn cartwheels 'cross the floor? I thought not.
Posted by: jpal || 03/14/2019 19:15 Comments || Top||

#5  More appropriate: Conquistador
Posted by: Frank G || 03/14/2019 21:26 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey Arrests Danish IS Suspect Sought by Interpol
[AnNahar] Ottoman Turkish police have tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
a Danish woman suspected 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....
in Syria, a state news agency said on Wednesday.

The woman, who is originally from Leb, was arrested in the northeastern city of Bursa, Anadolu agency said. She had been sought by Interpol.

The agency said the woman, who it only identified by the initials AAM, had crossed illegally into The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
and police found a fake passport in her home.

At the height of Islamic State's self-declared "caliphate", when the bully boy group controlled parts of Iraq and Syria, Turkey was one of the principal routes for imported muscle trying to join the jihadists.

Ankara has since cracked down on the frontier and has stepped up arrests and expulsions of suspected foreign IS fighters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2019 00:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Great White North
More than half of all illegal immigrants arrested at the US-Canada border are Mexican
[WashingtonExaminer] More than half of the illegal immigrants colonists jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
last year as they traveled from Canada to the U.S. were Mexican citizens, according to newly released government data.

A total of 4,316 noncitizens were arrested at the northern U.S. border in fiscal 2018, and 2,245 of those were Mexican citizens. Mexican nationals are able to fly to Canada without a visa.

Total arrests at the northern border jumped 43 percent between 2017 and 2018, and reached the highest level in eight years. In 2017, 3,027 were arrested.

Of the eight Border Patrol sectors on the northern border, the bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
sector saw the most arrests at 1,930. Vermont's Swanton sector finished second with more than 700 apprehensions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well we could get a better deal on a wall by adding 3000 miles to the contract. It is a shame that it comes to this.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/14/2019 19:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, look at the numbers.
2245 in 2018 from the north vs. 78000 in 1/2018 from the south.
My bet is RCMP and the US CBP could handle 2000.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/14/2019 19:48 Comments || Top||

#3  snow pájaro's
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 03/14/2019 23:07 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Two PAF jets go supersonic near LoC last night
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Iraqi police arrest 9 Islamic State militants in different parts of Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐Iraqi authorities announced on Wednesday the capture of nine 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....
turbans in different parts of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the group’s previously-proclaimed capital.

"Acting up a tip-off, Nineveh police tossed in the clink
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
nine turbans of Islamic State bad boy group, for whom arrest warrants were issued for fighting security forces and targeting citizens," Baghdad Today quoted Spokesman for the Interior Ministry Saad Maan as saying in a statement.

"The arrests were made in different parts of Mosul’s eastern and western sides," the statement read.

Iraqi authorities regularly announce the capture of Islamic State Death Eaters across the country since the collapse of the group’s territorial influence in December 2017.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF detains 29 terror suspects in West Bank
[Ynet] Israeli military detained early Wednesday 29 Paleostinians in the West Bank suspected of involvement in terrorist activities and violent disturbances.

The security forces seized weapons and hundreds of thousands of shekels during the arrest operation.

Israeli military again arrests PA parliament member representing Hamas

[Ynet] Israeli military enjugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
overnight Tuesday Muhammad Hassan Abu Tir, a Paleostinian parliament member representing Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw,. Abu Tir has been arrested several times in recent years and was incarcerated in an Israeli prison.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS cling to last redoubt in face of US-backed Syria force
[Rudaw] BAGHOUZ, Syria - 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 fighters launched suicide kabooms Wednesday at US-backed Syrian forces in a desperate bid to defend their last scrap of territory after 3,000 of their fellow jihadists surrendered.

Despite the counterpunch the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said ISIS is living its "final moments" after three nights of thunderous shelling on its final holdout in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border. AFP correspondents heard air strikes and artillery fire near the frontline after night fall Wednesday, on a fourth night of bombardment.

Supported by air strikes by the US-led coalition, the SDF resumed shelling on Sunday. They unleashed a deluge of fire on jihadist outposts for three nights in a row, engulfing their makeshift encampment in a ravaging blaze.

"ISIS's final moments have started," SDF official Jiaker Amed told AFP Wednesday.

Clashes flared as the SDF worked to thwart any ISIS fightback.

Jihadists "launched two counterattacks today -- one in the morning and another in the afternoon," an SDF official told AFP.

"The second one was much stronger" and was launched under the cover of smoke caused by bombing, he said.

The official said jihadists were using jacket wallahs but his force intercepted them before they reached their target. The jihadists "made no progress and they were stopped," he said.

- 'FINAL HOUR' -
Inside Baghouz, the crackle and thud of gunfire and shelling rang out from the encampment as plumes of thick black smoke rose over the bombed-out ISIS bastion. Amid the rubble, three SDF fighters lobbed a salvo of mortar shells towards the ISIS pocket, hours after the first attempted counterattack at daybreak under the cover of a dust storm.

On a rooftop near the front line, an AFP correspondent saw a warplane fire two missiles at ISIS positions.

Delil, an SDF fighter, said: "Today, the sandstorm is to their benefit but all coming days are ours."

Outside the village, dozens of evacuees sat in clusters on a field dotted with yellow flowers, a day after thousands of the last survivors of the "caliphate" handed themselves over to US-backed forces.

After a night of heavy bombardment on Tuesday, SDF front man Mustafa Bali said about 3,000 jihadists had handed themselves over to the SDF in the past 24 hours.

"The battle is ongoing and the final hour is now closer than ever," he said on Twitter.

But an SDF official said on Wednesday that "it appears as though many fighters remain inside" the last pocket.

Near the front line on Tuesday night, AFP correspondents saw bright, long streaks of light in the night sky as US-backed forces bombed jihadist outposts. Explosions shook the ISIS pocket as large fires tore through a cluster of tents and buildings.

- 'NO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT' -
Coalition front man Sean Ryan on Wednesday said ISIS has no room to manoeuvre.

"There is no freedom of movement at night for the enemy," he told AFP.

"Combined with the SDF ground movement against the final enclave, progress is being made and their capabilities are being severely destroyed."

Since December, about 60,000 people have left the last ISIS redoubt, according to the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, around a tenth of them suspected jihadists.
Al Ahram adds:
The counterattack began from the west of a riverside pocket in the Syrian village of Baghouz where the Islamic State group has been making its last stand, said a commander with the U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF.

Clashes were underway as the Kurdish-led forces tried to repel the IS attack, he said, adding they were also fighting to secure an area taken late on Tuesday. Another commander said at least four SDF fighters were killed in the fighting since early in the morning. Both commanders spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

A third commander, Dilbrin Nargiz, said the IS counterattack began just before dawn. IS faceless myrmidons usually operate in daylight as they lack night vision weapons and goggles.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


HTS accuses Syrian, Russian spies of targeting their leaders in Idlib, HTS weapons cache airstruck
[ALMASDARNEWS] Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
announced on Wednesday that their forces had dismantled two boom-mobiles inside Idlib city.

In a statement, the jihadist group accused the spies from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian military of planting these boom-mobiles inside of Idlib this week.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham said these spies were receiving orders from the Russian military at the Hmeimim Airport in the southwestern part of the Latakia Governorate.

The Syrian Arab Army has often released footage of their spies operating behind enemy lines in the Idlib Governorates.

These spy videos have played an integral role in the Syrian Arab Army’s psychological war against Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and their allies.

Russian air strike hits militants in Syria's Idlib: RIA

[AlAhram] Russian warplanes carried out a strike co-ordinated with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
on a bad boy weapons store in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Wednesday, the defence ministry said, according to RIA news agency.

The strike targeted the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) bad boy group's store of drones and other weapons that it planned to use in an attack on the Russian air base at Hmeimim in western Syria, RIA cited the defence ministry as saying.
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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Thu 2019-03-14
  Niger Says It Killed 33 Boko Haram 'Terrorists'
Wed 2019-03-13
  SDF close in on ISIS in Baghouz
Tue 2019-03-12
  Baghouz: ISIS militants retreat underground as coalition offensive resumes
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  Foreign ISIS brides isolated after attacking ‘infidel’ refugees at Syrian camp
Sun 2019-03-10
  More than 60 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces operations and airstrikes
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  JuD offices in Muridke, Lahore taken over
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  Nine border tunnels uncovered, destroyed in North Sinai
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  Blasts target major Shia ceremony in Afghanistan's Kabul
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  Masood Azhar's son, brother detained in govt crackdown against banned organisations
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  Indian strike on LeT camp in Muzaffarabad?
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  Germany to strip 'Islamic State' fighters' citizenship
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  Syrian Army kills 7 ISIS fighters attempting to escape from Euphrates bastion, SDF advancing on 5 fronts, 3 wounded
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