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Election Council Rejects Erdogan's Party Demand for Full Istanbul Recount
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Afghanistan
Taliban militant surrender to Afghan police after killing his commander in Faryab
*Bang! Bang! Bangetty-bang!*
“Next time don’t look at my sister, you cross-eyed, hammer-toed, elderberry-smelling b*astard!”
*Bangetty-bang-bang!*
[KhaamaPress] A Taliban
...Arabic for students...
holy warrior surrendered himself to Afghan police forces after killing his commander in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

A front man for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said the incident took place late on Monday in northern Faryab province.

Rahimi further added that a Taliban holy warrior identified as Qari Jan Mohammad alias Anzala who was involved in anti-government armed activities for the past three years, rubbed out his group leader Wahdat late on Monday afternoon and surrendered himself to police forces in Faryab.

The anti-government armed snuffies including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Faryab is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan. Talibs are active in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities by attacking the government and security institutions.
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#1  Fall out from a love triangle over the same catamite?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/10/2019 15:22 Comments || Top||

#2  "He 'Bidened' my Bacha Bazi Boy!"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/10/2019 19:52 Comments || Top||


Afghan Special Forces destroy Taliban prison, arms and explosives depots in Kunduz
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces have destroyed a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
prison and depots containing weapons, munitions, and explosives in northern Kunduz province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the raid was condcuted late on Monday night in the vicinity of 4th police district of Kunduz city.

The statement further added that the raid was conducted Special Forces of the Afghan army and Afghan intelligence.

Several improvised bombs and equipment used in boom jackets were also destroyed during the operation, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

The anti-government armed holy warriors including Taliban have not commented regarding the operation so far.

Kunduz is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where Taliban have active presence in some of its districts and often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.
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Arrest of female Al Qaeda operatives sparks furor among Helmand residents
[KhaamaPress] The arrest of two female Al Qaeda operatives in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province has sparked furor among the residents of the province as they demand immediate release of the two women.

The provincial government’s media office in a statement said the two women were tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
during an operation which was conducted in Malgir area of Greshk district.

The statement further added that two operatives of Al Qaeda network were killed during the same operation while four others including two women were arrested.

A group of local tribal elders on Monday met with provincial governor Mohammad Yasin Khan to negotiate the release of the two women, warning that the apprehension of the women have sparked furore among the residents of Malgir in Greshk district.

Governor Yasin Khan told the visiting tribal elders that the women were arrested on charges of having membership of Al Qaeda network and were arrested based on intelligence information, the provincial government added.

In the meantime, Yasin Khan said the demands of the local residents have been shared with the officials in Kabul, promising that the women will be released considering the cultural values of people but the two men will be kept in the custody for further investigations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


13 militants killed in coalition airstrikes in Southeast of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] At least thirteen Death Eaters have been killed in separate Arclight airstrikes conducted by coalition forces in southeastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
and Ghazni provinces.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said at least eight Death Eaters were killed in a coalition airstrikes conducted in Malik Shahi and Ganchi areas of Barmal district.

The statement further added that a vehicle and a compound of the Death Eaters were also destroyed during the same airstrikes.

At least five Death Eaters were killed separate airstrikes conducted in Miadadwal area of Andar district and Gari area of Nawa district, the 203rd Thunder Corps added.

The anti-government armed Death Eaters including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
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Taliban agree to meet Afghan govt officials in Qatar
[DAWN] US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has announced a major breakthrough in efforts for ending war in Afghanistan, saying that representatives of the Afghan government will participate in the Doha talks next week.

The Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
also acknowledged this major development, saying that some Afghan government officials will participate in the talks but they will do so in their own personal capacities and not as state representatives.

Ambassador Khalilzad "discussed with (Afghan) President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
and others how to ensure the intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha next week, in which representatives of the Afghan government and wide society will participate, can best advance our shared goal of accelerating a settlement process," said a statement issued by his office on Sunday evening.

In a separate statement to various media outlets, the Taliban also said that the next US-Taliban meeting would be held in Doha in mid-April "within the framework" of previous peace talks. The United States and Taliban have already held six rounds of peace talks in Doha, 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...

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Contractor previously thought killed in Taliban suicide car bombing in Afghanistan Monday found alive
[TWITTER]

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Africa Horn
Sudan opposition says 20 killed since rally at army HQ held
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Armed men wearing masks have killed 20 people in morning attacks against anti-government protesters massed outside the army headquarters in Sudan’s capital, the country’s main opposition leader said on Tuesday.

Sadiq al-Mahdi, former premier and now a protest organizer against President Omar al-Bashir
Head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself president-for-life. He has fallen out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it.
’s government, said the attacks had been carried out every morning since the sit-in began on April 6.

"There are gunnies in masks attacking people at the sit-in every morning," Mahdi, chief of the opposition National Umma Party, told news hounds in Omdurman, the twin city of Khartoum.

"This has left 20 deaders."

Sudan’s Interior Minister Bushara Juma said on Monday that seven protesters died, including six in the state of Khartoum, when security forces dispersed anti-government protests held on April 6.

Officials say 38 people have died so far in protest related violence since demonstrations erupted across Sudan December.

Thousands of protesters have massed outside the army headqurters for a fourth straight day, demanding that the military's top brass back them in demanding Bashir’s resignation.

The demonstration is the latest in nearly four months of anti-government protests that have plunged Sudan into its worst crisis in years. What initially erupted late last year as rallies against a spiraling economy quickly escalated into calls for an end to President Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule.

On Monday for the first time, leaders of the protests called on the military’s leadership to abandon al-Bashir and join their call for change. And on Tuesday, they invited military leaders to meet with their representatives to "discuss arrangements for a transition" in Sudan.

In a joint statement on Tuesday, Norway, the UK and the US backed the protesters’ demands, urging Sudanese authorities to "deliver a credible plan" for political transition.

"Failing to do so risks causing greater instability. The Sudanese leadership has a grave responsibility to avoid such an outcome," they said.

Sarah Abdel-Jaleel, spokeswoman for the Sudanese Professionals Association, said the new festivities erupted early on Tuesday between security forces and protesters who have been camping out in front of the military complex in Khartoum for the past four days.

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Africa North
Libyan war escalates amid lack of U.S strategy for secret missions in Africa
[Yahoo] The advance of a rogue militia on Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, has forced the hasty evacuation of U.S. troops from that country, highlighting the lack of a cohesive strategy for ongoing U.S. military operations in Africa and a seeming White House ambivalence about the continent, according to former officials.

For several years, from a handful of outposts in Libya, U.S. special operators have been conducting counterterrorism missions with names like Obsidian Lotus and Odyssey Resolve. These are just two of dozens of named operations that, largely unknown to the American public, have been launched from a string of bases across the northern half of Africa, according to information obtained by Yahoo News via the Freedom of Information Act.

Despite the large number of military operations in the region, some former officials say neither the Obama administration nor the current White House has taken much interest in coming up with a coherent policy for U.S. military operations on the continent. "During my time at the White House with the Trump administration there wasn’t a great deal of concern about doing much in northern Africa," said a former official who recently served on the National Security Council. "There was not a lot of interest or focus on Africa during the time I was there."

President Donald Trump, who reportedly referred to African states as "shithole countries" in January 2018, has faced criticism for essentially ignoring the continent. But in December, his administration announced a new Africa strategy, which a National Security Council spokesperson said committed the United States to helping its African allies build up their security forces while reserving the right to take unilateral action "when necessary to protect the homeland or United States citizens and interests."
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#1  I agree with Trump, it is a Outhouse dumping ground.

Having worked around SFOD-D and lost 2 good friends in Somalia (Oct 3rd and 4th). The military's role is to protect the USA and its Citizens, to neutralize or kill all threats including terrorist trainers and 3rd party/proxy supporters. After pumping BILLIONS into Africa we have little show but more TERRORISTS.

I feel simply reducing $$$ only to countries activity eliminating terrorism, closing down Open Borders and restricting Immigration to those that have had detailed background checks, a viable employment skill, want to become part of America, learn basic English, accept our laws, customs, culture and NOT a setup separated communities. Would solve a lot of the Terrorist issues.
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#2  ....learn basic English, accept our laws, customs, culture and NOT a setup separated communities.

Having trouble enough achieving this right here at home. I give you the crisis on our southern border and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as examples.
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#3  "the lack of a cohesive strategy for ongoing U.S. military operations in Africa"

Why the FUCK do we have "ongoing military operations in Africa"? What POSSIBLE interest does it serve?
Posted by: Herb Splat3547 || 04/10/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Herb,

I asked the same question a million times when I was fighting for my life in Angola and snooping around Rhodesia and Uganda.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 04/10/2019 10:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Western governments systematically destroyed colonial governments and their proven ability to bring effective military force to bear against kommunis and tribal (redundent yes) governance.

You reap what you sow.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/10/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Herb, but they are making it safer for China's New Silk Road?
Posted by: 3dc || 04/10/2019 12:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Not a fan, but when I hear about Libya, I occasionally wonder how much footage exists covering Daffy's last couple pages of his life.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/10/2019 12:46 Comments || Top||

#8  When I read this line "...I feel simply reducing $$$ only to countries activity eliminating terrorism,..." I thought, 'wow, pay Russia to be mercs for US'. Aim them in the general direction, and stand way back. I doubt it would get much support, but the idea is intriguing.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/10/2019 13:53 Comments || Top||


Britain and Jordan's secret war in Libya
[Middle East Eye] Middle East Eye confirms that British and Jordanian special forces are secretly battling Islamic State fighters in Libya.

Britain has launched covert military operations in Libya against Islamic State (IS) militants with the support of Jordan, Middle East Eye can reveal.

Soldiers from the elite Special Air Service (SAS) regiment have been sent to tackle an emerging IS threat in Libya as part of a global war against the group, and Britain has recruited Jordanian special forces to provide local intelligence, according to Jordanian King Abdullah II Ibn Hussein.

It is the first official confirmation that British troops are operating inside Libya against IS.

MEE has obtained a detailed account of a meeting Abdullah held with US congressional leaders in January, when he revealed the previously unreported deployment of British and Jordanian special forces in Libya.

According to the account, sent on the condition of anonymity by a source close to the meeting, Abdullah said that he expected covert military operations in Libya to increase after the meeting, which was held in the week of 11 January. He told his American audience that Jordanian special forces would be embedded with their British counterparts.
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Libya death toll rises, Islamist militants exploit chaos: Reuters report
[AlAhram] Casualties from the battle for Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
mounted on Tuesday as a group loyal to 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....
killed three people in Libya's remote centre showing how snuffies may exploit renewed chaos.
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Infiltration attempt by 445 persons into Libya foiled
[AlAhram] Security forces in Egypt's coastal city of Matrouh foiled on Tuesday an attempt by 445 persons to illegally infiltrate into Libya via Salloum border crossing.

All legal procedures were taken and the prosecution was notified to launch a probe into the incident.
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Seven people killed in North Sinai suicide bombing
[AlAhram] Four police personnel and three civilians including a six-year-old boy were killed and at least 26 others were maimed in a suicide kaboom on Tuesday afternoon in a Sheikh Zuweid market in North Sinai governorate, Egypt's interior ministry said.

According to the ministry, a 15-year-old jacket wallah detonated explosives at a security checkpoint in the local market in the heart of Sheikh Zuweid city.

Two coppers and two low-ranking coppers were killed in the attack.

The injured have been transferred to a nearby hospital to receive treatment.

Security forces from the police and Armed Forces are currently sweeping the area.

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 has grabbed credit for the suicide kaboom in a statement published online. The terrorist organization said that the attack was Dire Revenge for recent operations against the group in Syria.

The military has been carrying out Operation Sinai 2018, a counter-terrorism campaign, since February 2018. The campaign involves land, naval and air forces, as well as the police and border guards.
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Africa Subsaharan
2,000 flee Nigeria village ahead of army offensive against Boko Haram
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Some 2,000 people have been forced to flee to the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri ahead of a major offensive against 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...
, emergency services and residents told AFP on Tuesday.

Nigerian troops herded residents of Jakana village into trucks and ferried them 40 kilometers to a displacement camp in the Borno State capital, said a National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) front man.

Evacuated residents were taken to "Bakassi IDP (internally displaced persons) Camp by the military for their safety as a result of ongoing operations to flush out hard boyz in the area," said Abdulkadir Ibrahim.

Camp officials were "mobilizing resources" to care for their basic needs, he added.

The residents of Jakana said they were given no notice.

Modu Kaka said: "The soldiers came this morning and told us to assemble and began herding us into trucks.

"We left all our possessions in Jakana and we are now dependent on food aid."

Bakassi is one of several camps in the city housing thousands of displaced people, who live in squalid shelters and rely on food handouts from aid agencies.

An unnamed military official in the city said the evacuation was in preparation for a "big operation" against 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....
West Africa Province (ISWAP), the ISIS-linked faction of Boko Haram.

Jakana lies on a known crossing route for ISWAP fighters moving between their camps in the Benisheikh forest area of Borno and their hideouts in the Buni Yadi area of neighboring Yobe state.

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The Grand Turk
Turkey Detains Dozens More over Alleged Coup Ties
[AnNahar] Ottoman Turkish police on Tuesday detained over 100 individuals nationwide for suspected ties to the group blamed for a 2016 attempted coup, state media reported.

Tens of thousands of people have been taken into custody over alleged ties to US-based Moslem preacher Fethullah Gülen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
since the failed coup while over 140,000 public sector employees have been sacked or suspended.

After public prosecutors in several cities including the capital Ankara and coastal city of Izmir issued over 400 arrest warrants, 127 suspects were detained, according to numbers provided by state news agency Anadolu.

Raids to catch the others continued.

Individuals sought included former coppers and others accused of using the encrypted ByLock messaging application which authorities suspect was used by Gulen's supporters to coordinate the coup bid, the agency reported.

Ottoman Turkish President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
accuses Gulen of ordering the failed coup but the Pennsylvania-based preacher denies the claims.

The raids across The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
have shown no sign of slowing down, with hundreds of detentions in recent months despite heavy criticism from Western allies and rights activists who say the arrests are part of a crackdown on dissent.

Ottoman Turkish officials say the raids are necessary to remove Gulen's influence in state institutions.
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#1  Lesee.. would these be the ones who voted against Yipyip the First in the recent election? Guess those votes are null and void now, right?
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Home Front: WoT
Yoot pled guilty, gets 20 years in Texas state prison for plotting ISIS-inspired mass shooting at Texas shopping mall
Yet another idiot involves his BFF, the FBI informant, in his fiendish jihadi plot.
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Matin Azizi-Yarand, 18, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday

  • Suburban Dallas teen pleaded guilty to planning ISIS-inspired mass shooting

  • Azizi-Yarand told informant he would hit Stonebriar Center Mall in Frisco

  • Student settled on the mall after discussing attacking Hindu Temple or a school

  • He planned to release 'Message to America' blaming US foreign policy for strike
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India-Pakistan
Polio worker shot dead in Mohmand
[DAWN] A union council polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
officer associated with the World Health Organisation was rubbed out by unknown persons in Ghazi Baig area of Haleemzai tehsil in Mohmand tribal district on Monday.

According to sources, the victim official, Wajid Khan, was on his routine duty in Ghazi Baig area near his home when unknown persons opened fire on him, injuring him seriously. He departed this vale of tears while being shifted to the district headquarters hospital, Ghalanai.

After the incident, the local administration officials rushed to the spot and took a suspected man into custody and sent him to Ghalanai lockup for investigation.

Local polio workers, residents, political activists and relatives of Mr Wajid placed his body on the main Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
-Bajaur road at Ghazi Baig Bridge and blocked it to traffic to demand immediate arrest of the killers. They also offered the funeral on the road.

Local ANP president Nisar Mohmand led the protesters and confirmed that Wajid was killed during his official polio duty. He asked the local administration to register a case against those involved in the attack. The polio official was rubbed out at about 10:45am while FIR could not be registered till the funeral at 6pm.
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Iraq
Villagers in Kurdistan Region ‘terrified’ by Turkish bombardment: mukhtar
[Rudaw] A village in northern Erbil province near the border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
has been under Ottoman Turkish bombardment for days, according to the head of the village.

The bombardment started around 9 p.m. on Monday about 20 kilometres from Kolka, chieftain Sadeq Aziz told Rudaw. The Ottoman Turkish Army was targeting alleged positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), he said.

The shelling lasted for about two hours, Aziz added, describing the villagers as "terrified."

Ghafour Mala Swar, the mayor of nearby Mergasor, said Turkey was using helicopters to target Mount Kawaret. He said they have not seen PKK active in the area.

Kolka is located in the Mergasor district.

Turkey’s Ministry of Defence announced on Monday they had targeted PKK positions in the Khaukurk and Avasin areas along the border area, destroying some weapons' positions and shelters.

Aziz believes Turkey’s shelling may be in retaliation for a recent attack by the PKK who he said killed a number of Ottoman Turkish soldiers in barracks near his village.

A resident of Kolka confirmed the PKK recently carried out an attack on Ottoman Turkish soldiers near the village.

"The Ottoman Turkish military base is opposite our village. A few days ago, the PKK attacked them. Because of this, the Ottoman Turkish Army has fortified their base. The perimeter of the base is fortified with electricity," a source who spoke on condition of anonymity told Rudaw.

The village itself has not been targeted, the source added, but people are afraid because of the intensity and proximity of the shelling.

Video shared on a local Facebook page showed intense shelling Monday night.

Rudaw could not independently verify the authenticity of the footage.

Turkey regularly conducts military operations against alleged PKK positions in the Kurdistan Region’s mountains. Two Ottoman Turkish soldiers were killed in a skirmish last month.
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Iraqi troops kill four Islamic State militants in Anbar province
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Four 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....
bad boyz were potted Tuesday during a security operation in the Iraqi province of Anbar, said Ahmed al-Mahallawi, the mayor of the border town of al-Qaim.

"Security forces, backed by a force of the Tribal Mobilization Forces, spotted an armored vehicle carrying four Islamic State murderous Moslems at a desert area between al-Qaim and Haditha districts in western Anbar," al-Mahallawi told Iraqi website Almaalomah.

"The troops immediately shot up the vehicle, killing the four terrorists," he added, noting that the security operation was launched based on accurate intelligence data.
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Bomb blast kills Iraqi soldier, wounds two others in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Three Iraqi soldiers were killed and maimed Tuesday in a kaboom in the eastern province of Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

"A soldier was martyred and two others were maimed when an explosive charge targeted their armored vehicle at Ibrahim el-Mazkour village on the outskirts of Buhriz, east of Baqubah," the source told IKH News on Tuesday.

"Army forces have been deployed to find perpetrators of the kaboom," he added.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack, but the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) Death Eater group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
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IDF arrests three Palestinians who breached border with Gaza
[Ynet] Israeli military tossed in the clink
You have the right to remain silent...
Tuesday three Paleostinians who had breached the security fence in the northern Gazoo Strip.

The suspects were taken for further questioning.
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Twin explosions kill at least 9 in northern Syria city - reports
[Rudaw] Multiple kabooms rocked the streets of Raqqa city in northern Syria on Tuesday afternoon resulting in at least nine killed, according to initial media reports.

Nine people were killed, nine maimed and sent to the Modern Medicine Hospital and Al Firat Hospital in Raqqa, Hawar news agency reported on Tuesday.

Children were among the maimed in dual blasts: a mine and then a boom-mobile.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported 15 people were killed in the kabooms on al-Nour Street in western Raqqa.

The UK-based conflict monitor added that the area was crowded with pedestrians and there was a security checkpoint nearby.

No group immediately claimed the attack.

Rooters reported that among the injured were three Asayesh (Kurdish security) members.

Raqqa city's security has been in the portfolio of the Raqqa Internal Security Forces (RISF) since it was liberated from ISIS in October 2017.

In the Raqqa countryside, there was an kaboom in Tabqa that killed one man and killed his wife on Monday night.
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3 foreign jihadists who attacked a Syrian army checkpoint in North Hama
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But in the photo they’re all clean and happy. When did the Syrian soldiers take that picture of them?

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Syrian Army launches massive assault across northwest Syria after jihadist ambush
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA unleashed a massive assault across the northwestern region of Syria on Tuesday.

Using surface-to-surface missiles and artillery shells, the Syrian Arab Army heavily targeted the positions of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
and the Turkestan Islamic Party
...the Syrian branch of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), an armed Uyghur Salafist jihadi group based in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a presence in its native territory in China. The Syrian branch uses the Turkish Postal Service and Turkish banks to solicit donations under the name of "Türkistan İslam Derneği" and through the "Doğu Türkistan Bülteni" website...
in the governorates of Idlib and Hama.

The Syrian Arab Army was specifically targeting the jihadist rebels in response for their late night ambush, which was carried out at the key town of Taybat al-Imam in northern Hama.

As a result of this attack, the jihadist rebels managed to kill at least a half dozen Syrian Arab Army soldiers, while detonating three boom jackets after they ran out of ammunition.

The jihadist rebels claimed that this ambush was in response to the Syrian and Russian Arclight airstrikes that targeted their positions in the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate.

These airstrikes by the Russian and Syrian air force came just hours after the jihadist rebels launched indiscriminate rockets into the large city of Masyaf, killing at least seven civilians.
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#1  another 'massive assault' with minimal participation of ground forces

a lot of rubble created but little territory gain
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Syrian Army attacks jihadist HQ in northwestern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a powerful assault against the jihadist rebels in the northwestern countryside of the Idlib Governorate this evening.

Led by their 4th Division, the Syrian Arab Army pounded the headquarters of the jihadist rebels inside the Dahrat Abd Rubbah area this evening.

The Syrian Arab Army reportedly fired several artillery shells and surface-to-surface missiles towards the jihadist headquarters in an attempt to destroy the building and force the Lions of Islam to abandon their posts.

This latest attack by the Syrian Arab Army comes just a week after they attempted to advance at the strategic Scientific Research Center in the western sector of Aleppo city.

The Syrian Arab Army has recently stepped up their attacks in the Aleppo Governorate after the jihadist rebels expelled their former Ottoman Turkish-backed allies from Harakat Nouriddeen al-Zinki and 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...
Since this inter-rebel battle, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
has taken control of most of Aleppo, leaving only the northern lands under the control of the Ottoman Turkish-backed groups.

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