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Afghanistan
9 Taliban militants killed after attacking a security checkpoint in Kandahar province
[KhaamaPress] At least nine Talibs were killed after attacking a security checkpoint in Takhtapul district of Kandahar province late on Friday night.

"Last night a checkpoint in Takhtapul Kandahar was attacked by the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
who made false claims on they had overrun the checkpoint," the provincial police commandment said Saturday.

Major General Tadin tweeted today "There was a clash between the #Taliban and #ANDSF at the #Takhtapul district CP in #Kandahar which caused the death of 9 bully boys. The Taliban claim it was overrun, but that is not true. We ask they join us and choose the #Peace over violence."

Major General Tadin did confirm there was one policeman killed however they did retain the checkpoint.

There has been an increase in Taliban activity since weather has improved which has meant an increase in violence and risk of harm to both ANDSF and Taliban.

Just last week two Taliban members blew themselves up in Kandahar while trying to plant an IED which was also confirmed by General Tadin’s social media.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants loot Gosfandi district in Sar-e-Pul province, snatch 100 sheep from local residents
[KhaamaPress] The local authorities in northern Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara
...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets...
communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...

province have confirmed that Talibs have looted nearly 100 sheep from the residents of Gosfandi district after they were forced to retreat from the district following a clash with the security forces.

District administrative chief Ghulam Sakhi Wira said the Talibs launched a coordinated attack on security outposts in Gosfandi district late on Saturday night.

Wira further added that Talibs faced resistance from the security forces and were forced to retreat after several hours of clash.

He also added that the Talibs looted around 100 sheep from the local residents after facing defeat at the hands of security forces.

The anti-government armed turbans including Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
have not commented regarding the clash so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  "There are so many sheep that nobody has to take a turn in the barrel tonight!"
Posted by: gorb || 04/15/2019 3:50 Comments || Top||

#2  War brides?
Posted by: Thinerong Juting1940 || 04/15/2019 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  At least until they're hungry.
Posted by: gorb || 04/15/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||


25 Taliban militants including 4 foreign terrorists killed in Badakhshan clash
[KhaamaPress] At least 25 Talibs including four foreign nationals who were fighting in Taliban
...Arabic for students...
ranks were killed during a clash in north-eastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the clash took place on Saturday night in the vicinity of Jurm district.

The statement further added that 25 turbans including four foreigners were killed and 11 others were maimed during the clash.

The anti-government armed turbans including Taliban have not commented regarding the clash so far.

Badakhshan is among the relatively volatile provinces in Northeast of Afghanistan. Talibs and turbans belonging to other foreign groups are active in some of its remote districts where they often attempt to carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Explosion In Eastern Afghanistan Leaves Seven Children Dead
Could have been newly planted, could be left over from Soviet times — thank goodness about 2/3rds of the country has been cleared of the things.
[ToloNews] At least seven children were killed and as many others were maimed when an unwent kaboom! ordnance detonated in the eastern Laghman
...It has a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men.

province on Sunday evening, the provincial governor’s front man Assadullah Dawlatzai said.

The children were playing outside their houses in Basram area, a village on the outskirts of the Mihtarlam city, the center of Laghman, when they were hit by an unwent kaboom! ordnance, he said.

He said the incident took place at around 5pm local time.

Figures by government show that at least 120 civilians are affected by mines and unwent kaboom! ordnance every month as they are either killed or maimed.

The statistics show that at least 3,400 square kilometers of land has been cleared of mines and unwent kaboom! ordnance, but 1,700 square kilometers is yet to be cleared.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Horn
Airstrike Kills Deputy Leader of IS in Somalia
[VOA News] The deputy leader 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....
group in Somalia has been killed in an Arclight airstrike, a Somali regional minister told VOA.

Abdisamad Mohammed Gallan, security Minister of 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, told VOA Somali the airstrike that killed Abdihakim Mohammed Ibrahim, known as Dhoqob, took place Sunday between the villages of Hol Anod and Hiriro.

Gallan said the strike hit the vehicle Dhoqob and another passenger were travelling in. He said both men were killed but the other person has not yet been identified.

"The vehicle was burned," said a witness who didn't want to be named.

IS Somalia is led by Sheikh Abdulkadir Mumin, a former scholar for al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
. In October 2015 he defected from the group and pledged his allegiance to IS leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart...
Dhoqob was Mumin's right-hand-man and has appeared in videos produced by the group. Mumin himself survived another airstrike in his mountainous hideout in Bari region in November 2017.

"Killing one of their top leaders will speed up their eradication," Gallan said.

Puntland officials have not commented on who carried out the attack but the U.S. military in Africa has been conducting relentless strikes against gunnies in Somalia. This year alone, U.S. has carried out more than 30 airstrikes, all of them against al-Shabaab.

Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
MiG-21 of Haftar's LNA shot down by GNA forces over Tripoli
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Mig-21's are still flying?... well minus this one
Posted by: Menhadden Glinetle1546 || 04/15/2019 17:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Didn't see any shoot down. Two missile smoke trails and then a lot of advertisements for Alan's Snack Bar. I feel gypped.
Posted by: Pearl Brown6709 || 04/15/2019 19:47 Comments || Top||


Iraq
ISIS militants execute Iraqi mukhtars, militiamen in new video
[Rudaw] 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) gunnies published a video on messaging app Telegram on Sunday night appearing to depict the execution of Sunni bully boyz and village chiefs accused of passing on information about jihadist activities to security forces.

In the 21-minute propaganda film, which features scenes of alleged recent fighting in eastern Diyala province and an explosives workshop, the gunnies warn Sunni members of the Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitia and local officials, known as mukhtars, not to collaborate with Iraqi security forces.

"Stop killing the Mujahedeen [holy warriors] and do not get involved in a fight doomed to defeat," one murderous Moslem says before executing a captive named as Hameed Rakan, an alleged Sunni fighter.

Another man named as Mohammed Abdullah, who they claim is the mukhtar of the village of Big Bahiza in Diyala, is also beheaded.

At least seven captives are executed in the graphic film, in which the gunnies pledge continued allegiance to ISIS leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...the head of ISIS, or what remains of it, and a veteran of the Abu Graib jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us. So far he has been killed at least four times, though not yet by a stake through the heart...
It is unclear when and where precisely the footage was captured.

ISIS remnants continue to operate in several mountainous and desert regions of Iraq despite their territorial defeat in 2017.

The Hamrin Mountains, 160 kilometers north of Baghdad, straddle the northern provinces of Saladin, Diyala and Kirkuk. They have become a hotbed for the new insurgency developing in Iraq.

On Sunday, Iraqi counterterrorism forces killed the ISIS group’s "military governor" in the northern Hamrin Mountains and three of his aides in an operation backed by intelligence services and the US-led coalition, officials said.

"Based on info from the Iraqi National Intelligence Service, the Counter Terrorism Service targeted and eliminates the so-called Hamrin Mountains military governor of ISIS (ISIS) and his three aides," read a tweet by Yahya Rasul, spokesperson for the Iraqi Security Media Cell, late Sunday.

"The operation was supported by the Iraqi Army Aviation and aircraft from our Coalition partners."

Two brigades of the elite Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces (ICTS) launched an operation last week against ISIS remnants operating along the mountain range in the north of the country following a green light from Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi.

The headquarters of ISIS propaganda newspaper al-Nabaa was targeted on the first day of the offensive.

ISIS gunnies are exploiting security gaps opened up between Kurdish Peshmerga lines and areas controlled by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF).

In the wake of the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, the Iraqi government launched an offensive against the Peshmerga, forcing it to withdraw from the territories considered disputed between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

The no man’s land between the rival armies has left ungoverned spaces where holy warriors have been allowed to regroup.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Diyala dead dudes: 1 turban toes up, turbans shoot 3 Iraqi troops


Iraqi intelligence forces gun down Islamic State terrorist in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi military intelligence forces on Sunday killed an Islamic State militant and destroyed a number of terrorist hotbeds in the eastern province of Diyala.

“Acting upon accurate intelligence reports, a security operation was launched to destroy Islamic State terrorist hotbeds in Abu Sayda district in Diyala,” Alghad Press quoted the Iraqi military intelligence directorate as saying in a press statement.

The Iraqi troops killed an Islamic State militant and destroyed several terrorist hotbeds following fierce clashes with the militant group, the statement read.

A large cache of military equipment, bombs and explosive belts were found inside the hideouts, added the statement.

Islamic State sniper wounds two Iraqi soldiers in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded on Saturday night when an Islamic State sniper opened fire at them in Diyala province, a local source was quoted as saying.

“A security checkpoint located at the entrance of Hamrin basin, 54 km northeast of Baqubah, came under a sniper attack by Islamic State militants late last night,” the source told Baghdad Today news website on Sunday.

“Two Iraqi soldiers were wounded as a result of the attack,” added the source, warning that the sniper attacks by Islamic State militants have claimed the lives of several security forces in the past months.

Unidentified gunmen shoot Iraqi serviceman dead in Diyala

Diyala (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi serviceman was killed Sunday in an armed attack in the rural province of Diyala, a security source said as the country still suffers from the lack of stability despite the defeat of the Islamic State militant group in December 2017.

“Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a serviceman while crossing a highway near the Shia-majority city of Khan Bani Saad in the province of Diyala, leaving him dead,” the source told Almaalomah news website.

“Security forces cordoned off the site and launched a manhunt for the culprits,” said the source.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
13 Palestinians Arrested Overnight In West Bank
[Jpost] IDF forces, together with the Israel Security Agency and Border Police, placed in durance vile
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
13 "wanted Paleostinians" in the West Bank overnight on Sunday who are suspected of being involved in terrorist activities, popular terrorism and violent disturbances against civilians and security forces.

The suspects were transferred for questioning.
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Palestinian governor of Jerusalem rearrested by Israeli police
[IsraelTimes] Adnan Geith has been scooped up several times in recent months in connection with a land sale investigation.

Israeli police tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
the Paleostinian governor of Jerusalem on Sunday, after he allegedly violated an order previously given to him by authorities, police and his lawyer said.

The governor, Adnan Gheith, has been arrested several times in recent months in connection with an investigation related to a land sale.

His lawyer Mohammed Mahmud said he had been given a six-month order not to visit the West Bank or contact certain people there, and police accused him of violating the order.

Police front man Micky Rosenfeld confirmed that Gheith had been arrested and was being questioned, but could not provide further details.

Official Paleostinian news agency Wafa said he was released later Sunday and given a NIS 1,000 fine ($280).

PA President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
appointed Ghaith, a resident of Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood and a longtime Fatah activist, to the role of PA Jerusalem governor late last August.

In his role, Ghaith is responsible for overseeing PA activity in the neighborhoods within its jurisdiction, on the edges and outside of Jerusalem.

Police had previously investigated Gheith over suspicions he was involved in the Paleostinian Authority’s arrest last October of American-Paleostinian Issam Akel, who was accused of involvement in selling an East Jerusalem building to Jewish buyers.

Such sales are considered treasonous among Paleostinians concerned with Israeli settlers buying property in East Jerusalem.

Israel seldom arrests high-ranking PA officials. However,
corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds...
Israeli security forces have arrested Ghaith many times in the past several years, including on suspicion of incitement, his brother Hani said.

Paleostinian officials have condemned his arrests and claimed it was intended to pressure the Paleostinian leadership over Akel’s case.

Akel was sentenced to life by a Paleostinian court, but he was reportedly later allowed to leave to the United States.

PA activities are barred from Jerusalem by Israel. As a result, the PA has a minister for Jerusalem affairs and a Jerusalem governor located in al-Ram, just on the other side of Israel’s security barrier.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  Governor of Paleostinian Jerusalem. That's like being King of the Ruritanians
Posted by: Frank G || 04/15/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Didn't the Ruritanians go all in socialist? I think they the have Dear Leaders now not kings.
Posted by: jpal || 04/15/2019 11:37 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
New Zealand special forces in Syria search for nurse held hostage by IS
[IsraelTimes] Red Thingy reveals nurse Louisa Akavi and two Syrian drivers kidnapped by 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 more than five years ago, may still be alive.


New Zealand revealed Monday that it had dispatched a special forces unit to Syria to search for nurse Louisa Akavi who was kidnapped by the Islamic State group more than five years ago.

Details of the kidnapping had been kept under wraps until the International Committee of the Red Thingy appealed on Sunday for news about 62-year-old Akavi and two Syrian drivers kidnapped with her in October 2013.

They were in a Red Thingy convoy delivering supplies to medical facilities in Idlib, northwest Syria, when gunnies stopped the vehicles and kidnapped seven people. Four were released the next day.

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters said information about the kidnapping had not been previously released for fear that any publicity would place them at greater risk.

But he said it was believed Akavi was still held by IS and there were ongoing operations to locate her which included the deployment of a small multi-agency team based in Iraq.

"This has involved members of the NZDF (New Zealand defense force) drawn from the Special Operations Force, and personnel have visited Syria from time to time as required," Peters said.

"This non-combat team was specifically focused on locating Louisa and identifying opportunities to recover her."

The New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

has reported the Red Thingy has reason to believe she is alive, because at least two people described seeing her in December at a clinic in Sousa, one of the final villages to be held by IS jihadists.

Some of the witnesses said they saw her performing medical duties at clinics and hospitals under IS control, indicating that she was no longer held in a cell and was able to use her nursing skills to win a modicum of freedom.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Everybody wants to get inta da act.
Valuable experience, both in action and in working with others.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 04/15/2019 0:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Good hunting!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/15/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  NZ Special Forces? Does their gov't allow them to have guns?
Posted by: Heriberto Stalin6917 || 04/15/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Does their gov't allow them to have guns?

Does there gummint allow them to "be mean" to muzz?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/15/2019 8:52 Comments || Top||

#5  I wonder if they are in-theater to get some experience for when things start happening back in the home country. The five year-old kidnapping story sounds thin.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/15/2019 9:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Does their gov't allow them to have guns?

Only for its personnel, not its law abiding subjects.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/15/2019 13:49 Comments || Top||

#7  "This non-combat team was specifically focused on locating Louisa and identifying opportunities to recover her."

It sounds like no guns. And "recover her" makes it sound like they think she is already dead.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 04/15/2019 14:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Everybody likes nurses.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/15/2019 22:47 Comments || Top||


ISIS kills several pro-gov’t Palestinian fighters in eastern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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/ISIS/IS/ISIS) carried out another bushwhack in eastern Syria, killing and wounding several members of the pro-government Paleostininan paramilitary group "Liwaa al-Quds
...the Jerusalem Brigade is a Paleostinian-Syrian pro-Government group that operates in Aleppo, formed in 2013. The group is composed of predominately Sunni Paleostinians from the al-Nayrab district as well as the former refugee camp Handarat. It is believed to be the largest Assadist auxilliary force operating in storied Aleppo...
" (Jerusalem Brigade).

According to a military source in Damascus, the Islamic State forces of Evil carried out the ambush near the Bir ’Ali area in the al-Mayadeen Desert of Deir Ezzor.

The source said at least ten Liwaa al-Quds fighters were killed as a result of the ambush by the Islamic State terrorists.

This latest ambush by the Islamic State marks the second time in less than a week that a pro-government convoy has been attacked by the terrorist group in eastern Syria.

Since they lost almost all of their territory in eastern and central Syria, the Islamic State has relied on their sleeper cells to carry out attacks against the Syrian military and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and SDF are currently working to clear the last areas under the Islamic State control.

Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  So, they're not all bad
Posted by: Frank G || 04/15/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||


Over 20 people killed, wounded after jihadists attack Aleppo city
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
fired a large number of artillery shells and missiles towards Aleppo city this afternoon, causing several casualties and significant damage to many buildings.

According to a source from Aleppo city, the attack began when the jihadists detonated an IED inside the Sukkari District; this was followed by a flurry of missiles and artillery shells that were fired from the outskirts of the city.

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham primary targeted the al-Khalidiyah District and Nile Street in Aleppo, killing and wounding more than 20 people in the process.

The jihadist attack was reportedly in response to the heavy Arclight airstrikes that were launched by the Russian Air Force on the Idlib Governorate.

These Russian airstrikes targeted Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s supply route along the Aleppo-Idlib Highway near the key town of Ariha.

Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Turkish special forces deployed to Idlib border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish military deployed its special forces to the border of the Syrian province of Idlib last night, the Asharq al-Aswat publication reported on Sunday.

According to the publication, the military convoy transported several commandos through the southern region of the Hatay Province, where they ultimately took up positions along the Idlib border.

This move by the Ottoman Turkish military comes just days after they deployed a large number of soldiers to the northern countryside of Aleppo.

The Ottoman Turkish troops were specifically deployed to the outskirts of two important cities: Jarabulus and Manbij.

Manbij is currently under the control of a local military council that is loyal to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


US military conducts aerial landing to arrest ISIS members in northern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The U.S. Coalition carried out several raids on Saturday evening that targeted 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....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) sleeper cell in the eastern region of the Euphrates River Valley, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported this morning.

According to the SOHR report, the U.S. military personnel raided the village of Takihi last night, where they targeted a house belonging to a suspected Islamic State sleeper cell.

During the raid, the U.S. military came under heavy gunfire from the suspected Islamic State fighters inside the home.

Eventually, the U.S. military was able to overwhelm them, killing five suspects, including one woman.

The U.S. military also tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
eight of the suspects, who mostly of Iraqi and Syrian descent.

The U.S. also carried out a special mission that required them to conduct an aerial landing inside Raqqa city last night.

According to the SOHR report, the U.S. military landed in the northern part of the al-Badu neighborhood.

Once they landed there, the U.S. military arrested three arms dealers along Seif al-Dawla Street.

The three arms dealers were accused of selling weapons and supplies to the Islamic State inside of Raqqa.

Posted by: Fred || 04/15/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  If they knew the right houses to go to, the drones would have done the job. This is for intel and to make the case we can go anywhere.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 04/15/2019 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Hope they practiced.
The last time one of the captives fell out on the return.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/15/2019 1:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Fell out? Uh huh. Made an example of most likely.
Posted by: Thinerong Juting1940 || 04/15/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||

#4  What's this arrested stuff
Posted by: KBK || 04/15/2019 22:18 Comments || Top||



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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

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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