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Russian Air Force launches more than 40 airstrikes over southwest Syria
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Taliban confirm the killing of its two top leaders in Kapisa province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Talibs group in Afghanistan confirmed the killing of its two top leaders in Kapisa province, including the group’s shadow governor for Kapisa and shadow district chief for Tagab district.

The group issued a statement confirming that the shadow governor for Kapisa Mullah Mohammad Nasim Mushfaq and his lover shadow district chief for Tagab Qari Ehsanullah were killed along with two others on Monday.

The statement further added that the killings of the group’s leaders will not have an impact on the ongoing insurgency activities of the group, claiming that the group is closer to achieve victory and that their sacrifices will pay off.

The Security Chief of Kapisa province Mohammad Hakim Azimi confiremd that the shadow governor of the group Nasim Mushfiq was killed during an Arclight airstrike conducted in Tagab district earlier on Monday.

He said the shadow district governor of Tagab Ehsanullah was also killed in the airstrike conducted based on intelligence tip off.

Azimi further added that the two senior Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
leaders had participated in a meeting of the Talibs when they came under airstrike.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

14 militants killed during the ongoing operations in Kapisa: Silab Corps
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said at least fourteen holy warriors including two big shots of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group have been killed during the ongoing operations in Northeastern Kapisa province.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the Afghan National Army, Commando Forces, Afghan National Police, Afghan Local Police, Afghan Intelligence (National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
) operatives, launched a coordinated operation in Badrab area of Tagab district for the betterment of security, good governance, and to pave the way for the parliamentary and districts councils elections.

The statement further added that the operations are being conducted with the support of air power and artillery forces and at least 14 holy warriors have been killed since the start of the operations two days ago, 4 holy warriors have sustained critical wounds, and two others have been incarcerated
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!

According to Silab Corps, Taliban’s shadow governor for Kapisa Mawlavi Nasim also famous as Mushfaq and the group’s shadow district chief for Tagab Qari Ehsanullah are among those killed along with a member of the group’s commission Mawlavi Dil Agha.

Several villages, including Muradi Khel, Esa Khel, Gabri, Shah Zaman Chinar, Broitan, Lar Ali Khel, and Bar Ali Khel have been cleared from the presence of the Death Eaters, Silab Corps said, adding that 1 Ak-47 rifle, 2 communication devices have been seized and two improvised bombs were defused.

Silab Corps also added that the operations are successfully being conducted and the local residents and security personnel have not suffered any casualty during the operations.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Civilians wounded in rocket attack in Kabul city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least three people were maimed in Afshar area of Kabul city after a rocket landed on a residential house, the security officials said.

At least three rockets were fired on Afshar area from an unknown location with one of the rockets impacting a residential house.

Hashmat Stanikzai, Kabul Security Commandment front man, confirmed that three rockets impacted Afshar area, leaving three civilians maimed.

The Kabul police officials are saying that two children and a woman were among those maimed after one of the three rockets landed on a house.

The eyewitnesses are saying at least six rockets have landed in the area and as a result at least seven people have sustained injuries.

This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that a gas cylinder has went kaboom! inside a residential house in Afshar area, leaving at least three people maimed.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit behind the rocket attack.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Egypt's security forces kill 13 terrorist elements in exchange of fire in North Sinai
[AlAhram] Egypt’s security forces killed 13 terrorist elements in an exchange of fire in North Sinai governorate on Tuesday, al-Ahram’s Arabic website reported.

According to al-Ahram, security forces received information that a group of terrorist elements were using an under-construction building as a hideout in a village near Arish city.

As the security forces raided the house, the terrorist elements opened fire on the security forces, who fired in return.

Thirteen bad boyz were potted in the exchange of fire.

Security forces found four automatic rifles, two shotguns, three improvised bombs and ammunition inside the hideout.

The raids are part of the comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018, a counter-terrorism campaign that involves the army, navy, air force and police.

The operation was launched in February to target "terrorist and criminal elements and organizations" in north and central Sinai, parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2018 02:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  So, like, Boron and Sodium and such?
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/25/2018 19:55 Comments || Top||

#2  :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2018 20:28 Comments || Top||

2 suspected JMB members arrested near New Delhi
[Dhaka Tribune] Two suspected members of Death Eater outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
The JMB is said to be the youth front of Al Mujahideen, the parent organization that began working toward establishing Bangladesh as an Islamic state in the mid 1990s, which remains obscure and probably defunct today. Other organizations, such as Jama'atul Jihad, JMB, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), Hizbut Tawhid, Tawhidi Janata, Islami Jubo Shangha, Islami Shangha, Al Falah A'am Unnayan Shanstha and Shahadat-e al Hiqma are believed to be part of the Al Mujahideen network. The JMB at its peak was reported to contain at least 100,000 members, and an alleged 2,000-man suicide brigade, few of whom actually exploded. JMB allegedly received financial assistance from individual donors in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Libya. Reports have claimed that funding of JMB by international NGOs like Kuwait based Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIHS) and Doulatul Kuwait, Saudi Arabia based Al Haramaine Islamic Institute and Rabita Al Alam Al Islami, Qatar Charitable Society and UAE-based Al Fuzaira and Khairul Ansar Al Khairia. The top leadership of JMB was captured in 2005 and hung in 2007, which pretty much shot their bolt.
(JMB) were tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
from Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida area.

The duo- Bangladeshi nationals Musharraf aka Musa, and Rubel Ahmed- were arrested from the Surajpur cop shoppe area, on the outskirts of the New Delhi, during a joint operation by the state’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and the West Bengal police, reports India Today quoting senior Indian law enforcement official Ajay Pal Sharma.

The report does not mention when the two suspected bully boyz were arrested.

Musa and Rubel are being interrogated by officials of the UP ATS and intelligence department, Sharma said.

According to sources in Indian law enforcement, the two JMB members were planning to carry out a major Death Eater attack in the National Capital Region (comprised of National Capital Territory of Delhi and several surrounding districts from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan).

A source in the Indian intelligence department had received a tip-off that some JMB members were collecting funds for their outfit.

When contacted, police's Anti Terrorism Unit (ATU) chief Additional Inspector General Mohammad Shafiqul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune that they are yet to hear from Indian authorities regarding the matter.

The JMB, founded in 1998 by Sheikh Abdur Rahman, was banned in 2005 after setting off about 500 bombs simultaneously across Bangladesh.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)

Greek fires kill 74: Arson Terrorists?
  • 74 dead including six-month-old baby as worst Greek forest fires in a decade rip through the Athens region

  • Rescuers say they found bodies of 26 people, apparently families, found huddled tightly together at one villa

  • In the same village of Mati, people were burned alive after being caught in traffic jam while fleeing to beaches

  • Ten tourists, including a mother and son, drowned when a boat capsized trying to rescue them from village

  • Fires fuelled by 65mph winds and temperatures of 104F tore through communities in a matter of minutes

  • Greece has asked for US drone to 'detect suspicious activity' as it emerged 15 fires had started at same time

  • Interior minister has described the fires as a 'national tragedy' and a 'biblical disaster with human losses'
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

The Grand Turk
Turkish border guards shoot dead two women, injure man
[ALMASDARNEWS] A Syrian woman and female teenager were killed, a man injured by Ottoman Turkish border guards while attempting to cross into The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....

Hala al-Mahmud, 15 years old, and Intisar Ramadan, 40 years old, were rubbed out while approaching the border wall near a refugee camp in Darkush town, northwest of Idlib.

The two victims are among thousands who left conflicted areas around Damascus as per evacuation deals with the Syrian government.

According to local sources in al-Zanbaqi refugee camp in Darkush, Ottoman Turkish Jandarma shot up a group of civilians approaching the border wall, instantly killing the female teenager and wounding a woman.

A man then attempted to rescue the injured woman when he was also shot at.

The panicked civilians had to wait for hours before allowed to rescue the maimed. Unlike the young man, the woman died.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Great White North
Family said Toronto killer suffered mental illness – now his TERROR ties are discovered
[CBS] TORONTO -- Canadian investigators were digging Tuesday into the life of the 29-year-old man who opened fire on restaurants and cafes in a popular Toronto neighborhood, seeking to explain what prompted the rampage that killed a 10-year-old girl and a young woman and wounded 13 others.

"At this stage, based on the state of the investigation, which is led by the Toronto police service, there is no connection between that individual and national security," Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said.

But a law enforcement source told CBS News that Faisal Hussain visited Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) websites and may have expressed support for the terrorist group. They were looking into whether Hussain may have lived at one time in Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan, the source said. There is no indication that Hussain was directed by ISIS to carry out the attack.

The assailant's family has said he suffered from psychosis and depression for years but they never imagined he would do such a thing. It was not immediately clear whether he took his own life or was killed by police during the attack Sunday night.

The mass shooting in Toronto's Greektown neighborhood stunned people in a normally safe city, already unsettled by an attack just three months ago when a man used a van to plow over pedestrians on a downtown sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 14 in an attack apparently aimed at women.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2018 00:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Meet the spin doctor behind the Hussain family statement
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2018 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  there is no connection between that individual and national security," Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said.

well, not now
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2018 7:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Gorb predicted this one yesterday
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/25/2018 8:21 Comments || Top||

#4  I'll bet all his relatives in the colonizing tribe have been on ISIS websites.

Boot them all out.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/25/2018 11:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Gorb predicted this one yesterday

It didn't take much. :-)
Posted by: gorb || 07/25/2018 14:02 Comments || Top||

#6  So, we're clear now what the 'mental illness' is. The Canadians adopted Soviet psychiatry definitions so subtlely we didn't notice.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/25/2018 14:25 Comments || Top||

#7  killings were with a handgun

in Canada, handguns must be registered and to qualify for registration there must be a certification of training, references and other things

So Faisal was presumably possessing unlawfully - would be useful to ask his family about this
Posted by: lord garth || 07/25/2018 17:28 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Suspicious package labeled 'anthrax' left at office of Rep. Maxine Waters, officials say
[ABC] A hazmat crew in Los Angeles investigated the office of California Rep. Maxine Waters due to a "suspicious package" left there that was labeled "anthrax," according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The fire department later tweeted that no hazardous materials were found and that no one required hospitalization.

Waters, 79, became engulfed in a feud with President Donald Trump last month after she called on her supporters to publicly confront and harass members of the Trump administration in response to the zero-tolerance immigration policy that led to thousands of children being separated at the U.S. border.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2018 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Andrax ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/25/2018 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  What is US society coming to?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2018 0:33 Comments || Top||

#3  She probably left it there herself.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/25/2018 0:50 Comments || Top||

#4  False flag for sure. Instantly makes her into a victim.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 07/25/2018 1:08 Comments || Top||

#5  They promised her discreet packaging!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/25/2018 6:46 Comments || Top||

#6  Maxine Walters delivered to Anthrax, bacteria worried about possible contamination.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/25/2018 7:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Now if the package had said "Brain Supplements",, now that would have been "suspicious".
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/25/2018 8:18 Comments || Top||

#8  She forgot the return address - "TEA Party U.S.A."
Posted by: Bobby || 07/25/2018 10:54 Comments || Top||

#9  If they redid the Roadrunner the box would say Amazon instead of ACME. Either way Maxine should beware of falling Anvils.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/25/2018 11:55 Comments || Top||

#10  If it was intended, there'd be no warning. Like opening envelopes to discover a white powdery substance, which we have seen played already.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/25/2018 14:20 Comments || Top||

#11  Actual label: [ AHTPAKC!!1! ]
Posted by: Thramp Gluns3036 || 07/25/2018 15:02 Comments || Top||

#12  I'd bet good money Max isn't a stranger to having white powdered substances delivered....
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/25/2018 15:06 Comments || Top||

#13  An antic old addict snorts Ant Tracks
And dances with phantoms and hat racks
From a Fleischer cartoon
Till he comes to at noon...
To the news that Aunt Max wants an ant tax.
Posted by: Shavitle Mussolini6820 || 07/25/2018 15:17 Comments || Top||

#14  waxing conspiritorial... don't tell nobody...

Quick, Mercury, bring me some news
Of the wonderful stuff that I use!
CIA, Freeway Rick,
Send that freebase I lick
From those ghetto-ass turkey-wing shoes!
Posted by: Thumper Gonque6974 || 07/25/2018 15:34 Comments || Top||

#15  Maybe she's into heavy metal music?
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 07/25/2018 20:43 Comments || Top||

#16  Maybe cocaine maybe arsenic.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/25/2018 21:44 Comments || Top||

One killed in Iraq as gunmen storm Kurdish governor’s office
[DAWN] Three teenage button men on Monday stormed the governor’s headquarters in Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, opening fire and killing one employee before being rubbed out, officials said.

Initial reports said two button men had stormed the building in Arbil in the early morning, shooting and wounding a policeman.

But as the day unfolded, the toll rose to one employee killed and several members of the security forces maimed as Kurdish security forces exchanged fire with the attackers, officials said.

"An employee was killed in the assault on the provincial headquarters," Arbil governor Nawzad Hadi told a news conference.

The Kurdish autonomous region’s deputy police chief Farhad Mohammed said "several members of the security forces were maimed", but did not give a specific toll.

Mohammed said the three button men had been "neutralised" after a four-hour exchange of fire with Kurdish security forces.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2018 00:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Islamic State leader of Kirkuk State arrested in infiltration attempt: Commander
Diyala (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....
leader of the so-called Kirkuk State has been placed in durance vile
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
during his attempt to infiltration via the province’s borders from the northeastern side, the Diyala Operations Command said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, Maj. Gen. Mazhar al-Azzawi, the commander, said "security forces from the intelligence department and the counter-terrorism of Diyala managed to arrest a leader from Islamic State’s so-called Kirkuk State, while he was attempting to sneak via the borders of the province through Jabbara region, northeast of Diyala."

The holy warriors, according to Azzawi, "was transferred to a detention cell for investigations so legal measures would be taken."
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Mosul clearance continues: 2 turban casualties, 870,000 residents return

Two Islamic State members killed, injured in operation, south of Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Two Islamic State members were killed and injured during a security operation carried out, south of Mosul, a source said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Mawazin News, the source said, "security forces carried out an operation in al-Haj Ali, south of Mosul, which left a militant killed and another injured after besieging them."

The injured, according to the source, was arrested. "Security services confiscated weapons that were in their possession."

UN: 870,000 displaced people returned to Mosul so far

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – About 870,000 displaced people have so far returned to Mosul one year after the liberation of the city from Islamic State militants, a high-profile UN official has said.

"Almost 870,000 people have now returned to Mosul," UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq Marta Ruedas said as the Iraqi people now celebrate the first anniversary of the liberation of Iraq's second largest city from terrorism.

"The UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has rehabilitated 257 conflict-damaged houses in West Mosul, allowing almost 3,000 people to return home," Ruedas said.

Speaking about medical achievements in the city, Ruedas said that the World Health Organization (WHO) placed 53 ambulances in Nineveh governorate, and relocated two field hospitals to deliver emergency healthcare services to returnees in West Mosul.

"The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has removed more than 43,700 explosive hazards, including 1,000 improvised explosive devices from roads, bridges, schools, universities, hospitals, clinics, water treatment plants and municipal buildings," Ruedas added.

The UN coordinator, however, expressed sorrow that despite these achievements, there are "close to 2 million people in Iraq remain displaced and those who have chosen to return to the city and other liberated areas face a multitude of challenges."
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Erbil excitements: banned radical cleric arrested again, along with two more building-attacking idiots

Muslim Cleric arrested over affiliation to Islamic State in Erbil

Erbil (IraqiNews.com) A cleric has been arrested over affiliation with Islamic State, the security department of Erbil announced on Tuesday.

In remarks to the Kurdish-owned Rudaw network, Tareq Nuri, head of Erbil security department, said "security troops arrested cleric called Mulla Ismail Sussi over belonging to Islamic State."

Sussi, according to Nuri, "was detained three weeks ago over affiliation to Islamic State. The case was referred to court."

Sussi was banned from giving speeches at mosques in 2010 due to his extremist thoughts, which prompted him to resort to social media platforms to post his lessons. This resulted in arresting him in August 2011 before getting released later.

Two assailants arrested after storming municipal building in Iraq's Erbil

Erbil (IraqiNews.com) – Two gunmen have opened fire at a municipal building in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, with no damage reported, a security source was quoted as saying Tuesday.

"The security forces managed to arrest the pair, who stormed the building of municipality no. 1 in Erbil," the source told Baghdad Today, without giving further details.

The attack comes a day after Kurdish security forces reportedly killed two of three attackers who stormed the Erbil governorate building, and arrested a third, who was wounded.

Kurdish media reports said later, however, that all of the three assailants were killed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iraqi court sentences three Islamic State terrorists to death by hanging
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi court has sentenced three members of the terrorist 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 to death by hanging over their involvement in a boom-mobile blast in Salahuddin province last year, an attack that left scores dead and maimed, a judicial official was quoted as saying Tuesday.

"Salahuddin Criminal Court found the trio guilty of detonating a booby-trapped vehicle on al Ateba’ street in Tikrit, the administrative center of Salahuddin, on March 15, 2017, leaving dozens killed and maimed," Baghdad Today website quoted Abdul Sattar al-Biraqdar, the front man for Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council, as saying.

According to Biraqdar, the three were found to be members of the terrorist Islamic State group.

"The court ruling was issued pursuant to article 4/1 of the anti-terrorism law," al-Biraqdar pointed out.

Iraq’s anti-terrorism law empowers courts to convict people who are believed to have helped jihadists even if they are not accused of carrying out attacks.

The exact number of detained bandidos bandidos bully boys is still unknown, however, it’s estimated to be at thousands. It’s also unclear how many members are likely to face death sentences.

Moreover, the Iraqi government did not provide estimates about number of the foreign detained bandidos bandidos bully boys or those who have Arab or Iraqi origins.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Now do it
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2018 11:28 Comments || Top||

IAF hits incendiary balloon squad, leaving 3 Gazans wounded
[Ynet] Condition of Paleostinians flying incendiary balloons into south Israel not immediately clear after Israeli jets retaliate against launches that cause fires near Nahal Oz.

An Israeli jet attacked on Tuesday evening a terror squad launching incendiary balloons toward Israel from northern Gazoo, leaving three Paleostinians maimed. Their condition was not immediately clear.

The strike was launched after the outbreak of a fire near the adjacent Israeli community of Nahal Oz caused by an incendiary balloon.

Earlier, two fires broke out near the Kibbutzim of Karmia and Zikim in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council which were extinguished by firefighters within minutes. However,
ars longa, vita brevis...
according to firefighting services, there was no indication that the flames erupted as a result of an incendiary balloon.

The incident takes place a day after an IDF aircraft struck a cell of gunnies launching incendiary balloons, also from northern Gazoo into Israel. There were no casualties reported.

A similar incident occurred on Sunday when another IDF fighter jet attacked a cell launching flammable balloons from Gazoo.

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan commented on Tuesday to the balloon and kite terror that has terrorized Israeli communities and cities and which has incinerated thousands of acres of landscape.

"More than 120 days of fighting and more than 1,100 incidents involving fires have taken place," Erdan said during a ceremony in Be’er Sheva marking the inauguration of a new southern firefighting commander. "Anyone who violates Israel’s illusory sovereignty will pay the price."

On Tuesday morning, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced the Kerem Shalom border crossing would be partially reopened from midday, following a decrease in the number of incendiary balloons being flown by Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, from the Gazoo Strip into Israel.

While gas and fuel will be allowed into the Gazoo Strip in addition to food and medicine, some restrictions remain in the crossing: No other goods, including construction materials, will be allowed in, and there is also a ban on the export of goods from Gazoo.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2018 00:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  My eyes are a bit bad when I first wake up and I read that as "Incendiary Baboon Squad " after reading the article I figured out close enough.
Posted by: Bugs Thud4877 || 07/25/2018 5:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Baboons would know better.
Posted by: gorb || 07/25/2018 13:59 Comments || Top||

Gaza power plant shut down due to fuel shortage
[PRESSTV] Palestinians in Gaza have been suffering from power crisis for over a decade now. The crisis has now gotten worse as the sole power plant in the enclave has shut down. Halla Al-safadi has more on this.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2018 00:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Used up all the fuel for incendiary balloons?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/25/2018 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Damnm g(r)om, you beat me to it.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/25/2018 7:04 Comments || Top||

#3  No tickee no washee
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/25/2018 21:46 Comments || Top||

Israel detonates 350 landmines to clear Golan field
[IsraelTimes] Controlled kabooms takes place at boobytrapped site near Daughters of Jacob Bridge in southern Golan Heights

The Defense Ministry detonated some 350 landmines on the Golan Heights on Tuesday afternoon, as part of a government project to clear boobytrapped fields throughout the country.

The 350 mines were went kaboom! in several bursts in a minefield located near the Daughters of Jacob Bridge in the southern portion of the Golan Heights.

"The lands that were cleared will become the responsibility of the Golan regional council and the Majdal Shams community. They can be used for agriculture, tourism or any other civilian need," the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The detonation was performed by the ministry’s National Mine Action Authority, which has already cleared approximately 1,000 mines in the area since 2017, a Defense Ministry spokesperson said.

Tuesday’s detonation was broadcast live on the ministry’s Facebook page.

Israel has a number of still active minefields in the Golan Heights and along the Jordanian border, mostly leftover from the country’s wars. Some of these mines were planted by the Israeli military, while others were put there by Syria and Jordan.

In 2011, the government passed a law calling for all the nation’s minefields to be cleared, after a number of high profile cases of people, including children, being injured by mines.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2018 00:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

Lebanese man indicted for contacting Israeli army personnel ‐ report
[IsraelTimes] Local media says defendant accused of contacting IDF's Arabic front man, another soldier and offering information, though his overtures were ignored

A Lebanese man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly attempting to contact the Israeli military for the purpose of working with Israel and providing it with beneficial information, the National News Agency, a state-run Lebanese outlet reported.

The indictment authored by Riyad Abu Ghaidah, Leb’s chief military investigative judge, said Mustafa D. messaged "the Israeli enemy’s army front man Avichai Adraee" by way of Facebook, the NNA report stated. It did not mention the defendant’s full name. The indictment also said Mustafa told Adraee that he likes his ideas and expressed to the front man that he wants peace with Israel, the report stated.

The indictment noted that Adraee did not respond to Mustafa’s message.

Adraee is the IDF’s Arabic-language front man. He has a Facebook page which garners comments from Arabs around the Middle East on a daily basis.

Adraee declined to comment on the matter.

The indictment also noted that Mustafa wrote to another Israeli soldier by way of Facebook Messenger about his desire to make Israeli friends and communicate with them about "logistical matters," and told the soldier he had information that could help Israel. The soldier was also uncooperative.

According to the charges Mustafa told interrogators he had contacted Israeli military personnel due to his difficult financial state and his failure to find a job.

Prosecutors are seeking a punishment of hard labor for Mustafa. It was not clear when his trial will begin.
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Islamic State said to capture body of downed Syrian pilot
[IsraelTimes] Plane shot down by Israel after crossing border said to have crashed in small pocket of land held by terror group in southwest Syria

An official based in Syria and allied with government forces said Tuesday that 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....
fighters seized the body of a Syrian pilot whose jet was shot down by Israel.

The pilot was identified as Col. Amran Mara’e. He was killed when his plane was shot down, a Syrian military source told Sputnik, a Russian government-backed news outlet.

The fate of the other pilot remains unknown, said the official, who is with the so-called "Axis of Resistance" that is led by Iran and includes Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and other groups fighting alongside Assad’s forces. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to news hounds.

According to Israeli reports, however, there was only one pilot in the plane.

A non-Syrian source told Rooters the plane crashed in a pocket of land in Syria’s southwest still held by Islamic State rebels.

The Israeli military said it monitored the advance of the Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet and shot it down with a pair of Patriot missiles after it penetrated Israeli airspace by about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles).

Syria’s military, however, claimed the jet was targeted by Israel over Syrian territory as it flew sorties against Islamic State krazed killers.

Syrian forces have been battling rebels and IS fighters at the frontier with Israel for weeks, in a campaign to restore Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
’s rule over southwestern Syria.

On Tuesday, government forces reached the border fence where a UN peacekeeping force is deployed at the edge of the Golan Heights. It was the first time the Syrian government had managed to retake the area since 2011, when an uprising swept through Syria against Assad.

Israel tried to contact Syrian pilot before shooting down jet, envoy to UN says

[IsraelTimes] Israel’s ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said Tuesday that Israel tried to contact the pilot of a Syrian jet before shooting down his plane after it entered Israeli airspace.

Addressing the Security Council’s monthly meeting on the Middle East, Danon said the IDF observed the plane "crossing the border.... We tried to contact a few times, and there was no response."

Israel said it shot down the Sukhoi-model jet with a pair of Patriot missiles after it breached some two kilometers inside Israel territory in the Golan Heights.

There was no time to "wait to see what are the real intentions of the pilot," Danon said, adding that "that’s what any other country will do in a similar situation."

The Israel Defense Forces now believes the pilot likely strayed into Israeli territory by mistake while carrying out bombing runs against rebel-held areas near the border, according to Israeli media reports.

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Syrian army liberates 21 villages on borders of Daraa, Quintara
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A Syrian military source has announced liberation 21 villages and towns during the ongoing operations against terrorist groups in the southern region on the borders of Daraa and Quintara.

"Syrian army units still follow on combat operations in the southern regions against points were terrorist groups are there. These operations resulted in liberating 21 villages and towns in the countryside of Daraa and Quintara," the source told the SANA news agency.

The operations, according to the source, "resulted in destroying pockets of the turbans in the liberated regions, while army units are still combing the areas for security and to protect lives of civilians."
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Syrian Army liberates new towns in southwest Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling in southwest Syria, today, liberating several towns that were previously under the control 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....
affiliated Jaish Khaled bin Walid forces.

Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by storming several towns that were under the control of the Islamic State.

Following a series of intense festivities, the Syrian Army announced the liberation of four towns in the northern corridor of the Yarmouk Basin region.

According to a field report from the Daraa Governorate, the Syrian Army liberated the towns of Bakar, Kar Sharqi, Umm Loqas, and Bassa Sharqiyah.

The field report added that the Syrian Army is working to encircle the key hilltop town of Tal Jamou, which is located in the eastern part of the Yarmouk Basin region.
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Russian Air Force launches more than 40 airstrikes over southwest Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Aerospace Forces have intensified their Arclight airstrikes over the southwestern region of Syria, today, targeting the large 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) pocket in the Yarmouk Basin.

According to a military report, the Russian Aerospace Forces have already launched more than 40 airstrikes on Tuesday, hitting several trenches and dens that belong to the Islamic State affiliated Jaish Khaled bin Walid forces.

The report specified that the Russian Aerospace Forces struck the Islamic State’s positions in the northeastern and northwestern corridors of the Yarmouk Basin region.

While the Russian Aerospace Forces attack from above, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been advancing on the ground.

Since 9:00 A.M. (local time), the Syrian Arab Army has been heavily attacking the Islamic State’s defenses in a bid to break through the terrorist group’s defenses.

The Syrian Army has already captured a number of areas as a result of these Russian airstrikes, a source told al-Masdar News this afternoon.
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#1  The Aerospace boys are getting a lot of practice in. That's bound to come in handy.
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Syrian Army uncovers mass grave in east Daraa
[ALMASDARNEWS] Following rebel mass surrender in east Daraa countryside, the Syrian authorities are working to secure the area through an inclusive mop-up operation.

Assisted by locals of Sahoah town in the eastern countryside of Daraa, the Syrian Army uncovered a mass grave which contains 16 corpses for fallen soldiers.

In 2013, rebel forces attacked the Air Defense Battalion in the town; slaughtering all 16 troops defending the base.

According to a military source, more mass graves are expected to be found in the southern province.

some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
the government forces, supported by Russian Arclight airstrikes, have taken over almost the entire rebel-held territories in Daraa province; mostly through reconciliation deals.
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Syrian Army expels ISIS near Golan Heights
[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....
terror group was ousted from several towns and villages in the far western countryside of Daraa as battles heat up for the last holy warrior-held enclave.

The Syrian Army, following fierce festivities with the krazed killer turbans, has managed to recapture Ghadir Bustan, Malaqa, Um al Loqes, Bassah Sharqi, Bakar Sharqi and Bakar.

The recent advance sees the government troops on the outskirts of Sayda and Ayn Zakar; two major bastions for the terror organization in southwest Syria.

...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio had his hands full of angry bleached blonde...
Israel shot down a Syrian jet for allegedly entering the Occupied Olan Heights.

According to a Syrian military source, the Syrian warplane was downed by Israeli patriot missiles while conducting a combat mission against ISIS in the area.
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Terror Networks
US-led coalition says it killed Islamic State members targeting Saudi Arabia, West
[AlAhram] The U.S.-led coalition fighting 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 said on Tuesday it has killed high-value leaders from the group who were planning attacks targeting Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, the United States and Sweden.

On April 24, a coalition air strike killed Syrian-based Islamic State member Munawwar al-Mutayari in Operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition said in a statement. He had been planning attacks on Saudi Arabia.

Soufiane Makouh, a Belgian foreign fighter who travelled to Syria to plan attacks against the United States and its interests, was killed by an air strike on June 2.

The coalition said that on June 12 an air strike killed Simak, identified as an Islamic State intelligence officer linked to a cell plotting attacks in Sweden.

Rooters could not independently verify these planned attacks.

"With its conventional forces under heavy pressure in Syria, ISIS is desperately seeking to remain relevant through operations that threaten all the nations of the world," Brigadier General Brian Eifler, director of Operation Inherent Resolve, said in a statement.

ISIS is an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

Islamic State, which once declared that it would create a caliphate, has suffered heavy losses in the Middle East but is still seen as a security threat.

Months after Iraq declared victory over Islamic State, its fighters are making a comeback with a scatter-gun campaign of kidnap and killing.

Numerous attempts to track down and kill Islamic State 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...
have failed, and his fighters are still active in Arab states.

In Syria, Islamic State still holds some territory but has suffered militarily. In Egypt, it is concentrated in the sparsely populated northern Sinai desert. It holds no territory but conducts hit-and-run attacks.

Islamic State has tried to rebuild in Libya through mobile units in the desert and sleeper cells in northern cities.
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