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All senior Islamic Jihad officials in Gaza eliminated
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Good Morning

The Turkish drone making mincemeat of Putin's army
Sunday August 7th, 2022

Betty Davis 1930-004.
Russian Foreign Ministry blames
Israel for the current round of escalations
Baha%u2019i UN envoy: Iran carrying out
%u2018systematic onslaught%u2019 against minority community
SDF territory: Turks shell Kurd-associated villages, ISIS targets SDF current and retired fighters, tries to cause trouble in al-Hol camp
Daraa: Syrian army reinforcements flow
in, someone is shooting troops and civilians in Daraa
Syrian National Army (Ottoman Proxies):
factions fight among themselves as group cohesion frays
4 injured after NYPD cops exchange
gunfire with group at Queens house party
Fears serial killer targeting Muslims has struck AGAIN: Fourth Muslim man is gunned down in Albuquerque as community leaders say 'we fear for the safety of our children and our families'

Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2022 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is it Davis week?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/07/2022 12:35 Comments || Top||

#2  That would have been a good catch.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/07/2022 12:49 Comments || Top||

#3  She's got Betty Davis flies
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2022 13:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Contrary to popular belief, you catch more trout with flies than honey.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/07/2022 14:04 Comments || Top||

#5  All I see is her wicker bustle
and purse
Posted by: Lonzo Ebbomolet2026 || 08/07/2022 14:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Creel
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2022 14:54 Comments || Top||

#7  From our continuing series women who fish.
Posted by: jpal || 08/07/2022 15:35 Comments || Top||

#8  "Such kinship with Bette we feel,"
Squished the fishes, [a splash and a squeal]
"When she's out on a hunt,
That we -- may we be blunt? --
Humbly jump up and thump on her creel!"
Posted by: Goober Floter6694 || 08/07/2022 17:23 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
4 injured after NYPD cops exchange gunfire with group at Queens house party
[NYPOST] Four people were hurt and another four arrested after NYPD cops monitoring a Queens house party exchanged fire with a group that had showed up and started shooting on nearly 100 revelers, police said.

None of the injuries were life-threatening injuries, police said Saturday. Charges are pending.

Two of the suspected shooters who opened fire on the party were out on charges in other cases, including a robbery and a gun case, a police source told The Post.

"Make no mistake, the lives of detectives are in grave danger when they go to work in this city. The politicians, prosecutors, and judges who are releasing violent mostly peaceful people back to the streets combined with failed laws like ’raise the age’ are endangering the very detectives who arrest these recidivists — and the New Yorkers they courageously serve. And these officials remain as unaccountable as the criminals," said Paul DiGiacomo, head of the Detectives Endowment Association.

The NYPD is still sorting out if cops maimed the suspects.
Posted by: Fred || 08/07/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
3 People Die in Blast on Second Day of Attacks in Kabul
It looks like this will be a daily event in Kabul, courtesy of ISIS-K, until the holiday is over.
[ToloNews] Three people were killed and seven others were maimed in a blast on Saturday evening in Kabul's Pol-e-Sukhta area, according to Mawlawi Zabihullah, commander of PD6 in Kabul.

A TOLOnews news hound who visited the earth-shattering kaboom scene in Kabul's Pol-e-Sukhta area, said that the explosives were put in a pot on the side of the road.
Ashura should be a blast
It has been reported that security forces were not harmed in the earth-shattering kaboom.

Meanwhile,
...back at the dirigible, Jack stuck the cigar in his mouth, stepped onto the gantry, and asked Got a light, Mac?

Von Schtinken stopped short, lowering the dagger and trying to control his features.

If you light that thing, Herr Armschtröng, he pointed out, his voice tense, we all die!...

Kabul security department front man Khalid Zadran said on Twitter that two people were killed and 22 others were maimed in the blast that took place this afternoon in the Pul-e-Sokhta area of Kabul.

Saturday's explosion took place relatively close to yesterday's blast.
So in western Kabul, where the Shiites — who are are 10-20% of Afghanistan's population, including Tajiks, Pashtuns, and Hazaras — live.
According to the Kabul Security Command, the earth-shattering kaboom on Friday in the Sarkariz area killed eight people and eighteen people were maimed.

ISIS has grabbed credit for Friday's blast.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Kabul is starting to be as dangerous as NYC, Chicago, et al
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/07/2022 8:20 Comments || Top||

#2  The weapons change but the millennia of violence in Afghanistan continues. Are the Iranians or Pakistanis involved? Probably.
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/07/2022 13:31 Comments || Top||

#3  It's the IS-K, killing easy targets to show their power and reach in Afghanistan. Their targets are so far people no one important will miss. Those not terribly important to the Taliban. But they advertise it as surgical, commando missions, top tier assassination, to recruit local adventurers and idiots.

IS-K preach the Taliban are traitors to the cause, simple degenerates who tricked the US into losing instead of actually fighting, and now want to sit and rule just their shithole instead of expanding across Asia. IS-K are mercenary, totally. They'll kill any number of moslems for the right price. Any number. Even their own cadres from another region. But they must make a show of being committed to the great Moslem eschaton, the Caliphate an' all. Pakistani political parties, like the PML(N) contracted them to not only attack Imran Khan's people but Pakistain's own infrastructure, police, etc. We have details of transactions, testimonials.

The PML (N) is now in power. Pakistain wishes to put the pashtuns in their place since they cut Islamabad out of deals with China and refused to obey the Jama'at whip. Do the math.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/07/2022 13:52 Comments || Top||


Unknown Gunmen Kill Tribal Elder in Eastern Afghanistan
The Taliban continue clearing away all seduced by even the slightest Wrong Think, no matter how otherwise piously erudite.
[KhaamaPress] Unidentified button men killed a tribal elder in the Momand Dara district of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets
departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..

province in eastern Afghanistan, according to local sources.

The tribal elder was reportedly shot and killed on Friday, August 6, according to reports by local media.

The tribal leader’s name was Malek Jameel, and according to the local media, who cited their sources, he was forcefully taken out of his residence on Friday, August 5, by unidentified gunnies before being rubbed out.

Sources claim that he was taken from his house on Friday night and his dead body was found the next morning.

According to the source, the victim had no animosity against anyone, and it is still unknown who killed him and why.

Furthermore, according to reports, locals blocked the Torkham-Jalalabad route for almost two hours in protest at the tribal elder’s death.

The protesters called for justice and urged the security officials to apprehend the criminal(s) responsible for the crime.

On Friday, another tribal elder was killed by unidentified attackers while performing morning prayers at a mosque in the Chaparhar district of the eastern Nangarhar province.

According to the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
local officials, the victim, Mawlawi Mohammad Qayyum was rubbed out on Friday. The officials told the media that the motive of the murder is unknown, but an investigation is underway.

In both incidents, no person, group, or organization has taken responsibility for the death of two influential tribal elders in Nangarhar province.

Despite the assurances of the Taliban for the provision and maintaining the security of the Afghan people, crimes, and murders, in particular, have increased in different provinces of Afghanistan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1  the victim had no animosity against anyone, and it is still unknown who killed him and why

That's probably why.




Behold, a mohameddite
in whom there's no guile!
Such a UXO missile!
Why, we must punish 'im,
for cramping the style
of the greatest paedophile!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/07/2022 2:59 Comments || Top||

#2 
I shall share what I know of the IS-Khorasan's feud with the Taliban in the region, just as soon as I have a little time and privacy. It's basically calvinball, with one very dirty Pakistani finger up an even dirtier ass. Again.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/07/2022 3:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Did you see that former Afghan president Hamid Karzai is trying to cause trouble between Pakistan and the Talibs, Dron? See here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2022 4:00 Comments || Top||

#4  The Caped Screwsader...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/07/2022 5:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Karzai did a lot of good for Afghan women, TW. As much as moslemnity can allow, stretched to its limits. Schools, universities, proper healthcare, family inspectors, judges appointed to police domestic abuse, child marriage etc. India helped too. Thousands of Afghan teachers, lawyers, doctors and nurses were educated in our universities, even their top ANDF officers recieved training in our academies.

He must be pissed watching his legacy turned to shit because of all this. Pakistain cannot order the Taliban anything anymore. I reckon Karzai is trying to insult the Taliban into denouncing the wimmin oppressing doctrines they learnt under the jamaat teach, the one that they haven't outgrown yet.
He wants to challenge their sense of individuality or something, into giving the population some respite from inhuman religious rules created in Islamabad and rural India by total bumpkins.

The Taliban are goons. Thugs, wanting their own Emirate, funded, armed and recognised by the west as a State. They are trying all sorts of postures to achieve an optic which gets them there. And they figure breaking from both Brotherhood and Jamaat versions of Islam and establishing a third flavour. And so far it's a mish mash of stuff, really transparent thuggery disguised as some kind of 'well policed' society. Soon, they may present the west a facade of girls going to school, women working in some offices etc. To get the 'tranches' going 😉. Everyone is not as stupid as the Biden administration, you see. And they'll want more and more money to get an economy going. But so far they're not really doing a good PR job.

Because as the pakis know, the pashtun is essentially an underdeveloped idiot. His barbaric brain is not meant for much else beyond animal survival. Add to that Islam and you get a complete knuckle dragging sasquatch.

It is the modern world's fault for supplying islamic societies with the fruits of civilization. Democracy, constitution, industry, infrastructure, banking... they should never have been given anything. The most anyone can do for islamics, is give them an option to convert to any other religion before putting them out of their misery.

Karzai too should have stayed in India after his education, except he went back to rule in hell.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/07/2022 6:36 Comments || Top||

#6  He stole with both hands. Even if that's the norm in that part of the world, that doesn't make it right.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/07/2022 6:40 Comments || Top||

#7  They all did, Murcek. Ghani was no better. That's what I'm trying to say, this place, these societies... they don't see your high egalitarian ideals or the bill of rights or some righteous humanist cause in the establishment of democracy, parliaments, bureaucracies, judiciaries.

What they see is perfectly running, well oiled gravy trains. Systems of coercion and extortion where even the wily and cowardly can enjoy the power enjoyed by goons and tough guys.

And that's the only reason they ask you to come and help them build 'democracies'. And then you sit back and wonder why it's never working for them like it worked for you and billions of other honest people around the world.

It's not for them. Just like it's not for Africans.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/07/2022 7:05 Comments || Top||

#8  /\ Cultural incompatibility and the rejection or denial of all things Western.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/07/2022 7:15 Comments || Top||

#9  Well, theft is covered in the Ten Commandments. I rest my case.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/07/2022 7:17 Comments || Top||

#10  #8 the common ground they have with the Left.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/07/2022 7:34 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Blast rocks Somalia’s capital
[ShabelleMedia] An enormous explosion was reported near Fathi restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu on Friday afternoon, police and witnesses said.

The eyewitnesses said IEDs in a TUK-TUK with uniformed soldiers may have caused the earth-shattering kaboom and no casualties reported so far.

There’s any immediate claim of responsibility for the earth-shattering kaboom in the city which comes as government prepared to launch an offensive against AlShabaab.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Somali army says foiled truck bomb at base
[ShabelleMedia] At least two soldiers died and several maimed after a truck bomb at the entrance of their base in Central Somalia.

Abdulkadir Abdi, the commissioner of Jawil District confirmed the attack, saying the troops averted the truck packed with explosives from reaching its target.

Two soldiers who stopped the truck died, a heroic action that saved lives. AlShabaab grabbed credit for the attack.

The explosion occurred at Kalabayr area, about 20Km from Somalia’s border with Æthiopia.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Ethiopia: Over 800 Al-Shabab’s Militants Killed Including 24 Top Leaders
[ShabelleMedia] More than 800 faceless myrmidons of the terrorist al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
group have been killed, including twenty-four leaders of the group, following the measure taken by security forces, according to the National Defense Force.

National Defense Force Deployment Head and Acting Security Command Post Coordinator, Major General Tesfaye Ayalew said terrorist al-Shabaab group which tried to infiltrate through Eastern Æthiopia has been successfully thwarted by the joint efforts of the security forces.

Major General Tesfaye revealed that the attempt of the terrorist al-Shabaab group, which tried to enter the country from 21 July 2022, was fully thwarted by joint operation of the security forces.

According to him, foreign enemies who want to destabilize Æthiopia employed domestic dark forces.

When enemies believed that their plot did not work out as they had hoped, Gen.Tesfaye underscored that they made a futile attempt to reinforce al-Shabaab against Æthiopia behind the curtain.

This evil deed of the enemies’ attempt intends to obstruct the promising reform and development undertakings Æthiopia has embarked on its natural resources.

Al-Shabaab tried to carry out an attack in the areas bordering Æthiopia and Somalia by infiltrating some of its forces in 16 vehicles and some of them traveling to Æthiopia on foot during dark time.

However,
Switzerland makes more than cheese...
Major General Tesfaye said that terrorist fighters who tried to infiltrate through Eastern Æthiopia were totally destroyed including its leaders by the national defense force and Somali special force.

The Æthiopian Air Force hit selected targets and destroyed the logistics, weapons stockpile and food depots that the terrorist group had planned to use for a long time.

The air strike was also able to destroy 24 leaders of the terrorist group including Propaganda Chief, Fu’ad Muhammad Keleif (Shengole), Abdulaziz Abu Musa, Spokesperson of the group, Ubeda Nur Isse, Head of al-Shabaab’s Bokol Zone and the Æthiopian borders and among many others.

The operation carried out by the National Defense Force, along with the air force and the Somali Region special forces and people have proved the courage of the nation, Major General Tesfaye Ayalew underlined.

He added this victory gave lesson to the forces, trying to invade Æthiopia, that they should think twice.

According to Major-General Tesfaye, the operation carried out by the security forces practically demonstrated the heroic deeds of the Æthiopian Defense Force and Air Force as well as Somali Region Special Force and people that provide lesson to those who attempt to attack Æthiopia have to rethink before their action.

The people of the region have provided an immense support to the security forces.

Somali Region Special Force Commander, Commissioner General Mehammad Ahmad said the terrorist group had attempted attacks in border area of Atoe, Yed, Elberde and Wosha.

However,
Switzerland makes more than cheese...
General Mehammad said, at that time, the Æthiopian Defense Force and Somali Region Special Force fought bravely and demonstrated their nationalism to their country.

Accordingly, some 813 faceless myrmidons of al-shabaab including 24 ringleaders of the group have been killed during the operation, he said noting this could be the first time that al-Shabaab has lost so many of its core leaders at a single time.

According to him, huge amount of weapons have been destroyed including the heavy trucks the terrorist group had used to infiltrate its faceless myrmidons into Æthiopia.

Several other armaments including Dushka have also been surrendered from the group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  It's a start. Rather see them aerate the paymasters than the leaders.
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/07/2022 13:34 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ It's a start. Rather see them aerate the paymasters than the leaders.

Might not have to leave the Capital Beltway to accomplish that.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/07/2022 13:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Several other armaments including Dushka have
also been surrendered from the group.


Dushka - aka the DShK 1938, a .50 cal heavy machine gun of Soviet design. Just the thing for settling age-old tribal disputes!
Posted by: SteveS || 08/07/2022 13:54 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Five Kenyan police officers injured in Al-Shabaab attack in Mandera
[ShabelleMedia] Five police Kenyan officers were maimed on Thursday in an attack by al-Shabaab
...... al-Qaeda's tentacle in East Africa...
Lions of Islam in Mandera.

Police said one of the officers sustained a gunshot wound on the forehead, while the other four sustained injuries as they jumped out of their patrol vehicles to take cover.

The officers were treated at Elwak Subcounty Referral Hospital and discharged.

The team which was on patrol when they were attacked managed to repulse the attackers who were armed with rifles.

They were reinforced by officers from the Kenya Defence Forces and the General Service Unit in the area.

Police said the attack occurred at Bamba Ola stretch between Wargadud and Elwak.

The police motor vehicle had its rear screen shattered, exhaust pipe damaged, chassis shot on the left rear tyre area and a bullet hole on the rear roof rails.

On August 1, three coppers were maimed in a kaboom on their camp at the El-Ram, Kutulo in Mandera.

It was the second such attack by the Lions of Islam on the Anti-Stock Theft Unit base.

Police said they attacked the camp using six HE bombs and followed with gun attacks at about 4 pm.

Three officers sustained deep cuts as others fought off the incursion.

The team in the camp managed to repulse the attackers after about 20 minutes of battle.

Witnesses told police the attackers were about 50 and were repulsed after a military jet that responded there scared them.

Kenya Defence Forces jet had to come to the aid of the officers who were fighting to contain a planned overrun by the gang that had crossed from the nearby Kenya-Somalia border.

A similar incident happened there on July 25 leaving three officers with injuries.

This comes days after another team of security agents escaped death narrowly after a herder alerted them of bombs on the road in Liboi, Garissa.

The team was using Kulan-Liboi road when a herder signalled them and alerted them there was a freshly dug area and he suspected there was a bomb that had been planted by al-Shabaab terrorists.

This prompted them to change their route and later alerted experts.

The team visited the scene and established that two Improvised Explosive Devises had been planted in the middle of the road.

They used their expertise to remove the IEDs and later destroyed them.

Police said their intelligence had indicated there are dozens of al-Shabaab holy warriors who have invaded the area to attack residents.

Last week tried to attack Korof Harar cop shoppe using Rocket Propelled Grenades but were repulsed.

Another group of holy warriors set up an IED on the Mandera-Rhamu Road in Qumbiso but residents alerted the police.

Police fear the holy warriors are planning a bigger attack in the area and have called for heightened vigilance.

North Eastern police boss George Seda called on residents to help them tame the movements of the holy warriors who are crossing from the main Kenya-Somalia border that is porous.

It is the latest such incident to happen in a series in the past months.

This is despite campaigns to address the incoppersace in the area.

This has affected the education sector, forcing tens of teachers who are non-locals to leave.

Other professionals also escaped amid mounted security operations.

The border region has borne the brunt of repeated attacks from the Lions of Islam who are at times aided by locals. Somalia has not had a stable government after the fall of Siad Barre in 1991.

The area is near the Somalia border and the Lions of Islam usually cross at will and stage attacks before escaping back.

The holy warriors have been planting explosives on the routes used by the security agencies.

Kenyan troops are in Somalia to pursue and suppress the activities of the terror group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/07/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [32 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Gaza Terror Group Misfires; Rocket Lands on Palestinian House
See here for links to all of today’s posts on Operation Breaking Dawn.
[Breitbart] A rocket launched by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip on Saturday fell short of its target in Israel and hit a Palestinian home within the Strip, killing several children, Israeli military officials said.

Palestinian media blamed Israel for the strike near a mosque in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza, which saw seven people killed altogether, including four children.

But Israel Defense Forces officials said that no strike had been carried out in that area and further added that the military’s rocket detection system clearly showed the rocket being launched only to misfire and end up exploding inside the refugee camp.

"On our radar, we see the launch and impact and can see it was them failing and hitting themselves," a spokesman said.

A second official said: "We have videos that prove beyond doubt that this is not an Israeli attack. It has been unequivocally proven that it was a failed Palestinian Islamic Jihad rocket launch."

Israel’s Channel 12 broadcast a video showing the botched rocket launch.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/07/2022 03:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Islamic Jihad


#2  Omelet → eggs
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/07/2022 5:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Doh
Posted by: Super Hose || 08/07/2022 13:23 Comments || Top||

#4  gaza and west bank should be israel properties.
residents welcome if they behave else ==> iran.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 08/07/2022 15:14 Comments || Top||


Islamic Jihad rocket kills lots of Paleo civilians in north Gaza
See here for links to all of today’s posts on Operation Breaking Dawn.
[IsraelTimes] A rocket launched by Palestinian terror operatives Saturday misfired and hit a Palestinian home in the Strip’s north, killing several people including children, Israeli military officials said.

Initial reports from Gaza claimed an Israeli strike in the Jabaliya refugee camp had killed seven civilians, including four children. Photos circulating on social media showed seven body bags.

But military officials said the Israel Defense Forces had not conducted any airstrike in the area in recent hours, and that rocket detection systems had shown the rocket launch and then explode inside the refugee camp.

"On our radar, we see the launch and impact and can see it was them failing and hitting themselves," a spokesman said.

A second official added: "We have videos that prove beyond any doubt that this is not an Israeli attack. It has been unequivocally proven that it was a failed Islamic Jihad rocket launch."
Posted by: Lord Garth || 08/07/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Islamic Jihad


#2  Good.

'No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper...' - GaWD
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/07/2022 10:08 Comments || Top||


Day 3: IDF: All senior Islamic Jihad officials in Gaza eliminated, 350+ Gaza rockets went up
Day 2 here (links to all the day’s posts), Day 1 here. Today’s posts: here, here, here, here, and here.
[JPost] IDF states that children in Jabaliya refugee camp killed by failed Islamic Jihad rocket launch, not by IDF airstrikes.

The IDF confirmed on Saturday night that senior Islamic Jihad operative Khaled Mansour had been eliminated by an IDF airstrike and that to the best of their knowledge, all senior Islamic Jihad officials in Gaza had been taken down as well.

Sirens blared in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening as the IDF continues Operation Breaking Dawn against Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip as more than 350 rockets were launched toward Israel in the first full day of fighting between the two groups.

The IDF confirmed that it was striking unspecified targets in Gaza on Saturday night, with blasts heard in Rafah.

Head of the Operations Directorate Maj.-Gen. Oded Basiuk confirmed late Saturday night that senior Islamic Jihad operative Khaled Mansour was the target of the strikes and had been eliminated. Further, he added that "according to our intelligence...all of the senior security operatives of Gaza's Islamic Jihad have been eliminated."

The IDF continued to strike cells that had been planning to fire mortar shells as well as rocket launching sites after they fired toward Israeli communities near the border. Several Palestinian operatives belonging to Islamic Jihad were killed and injured in the strikes.

According to reports in Gaza, several civilians were killed including a 5-year-old girl and a 25-year-old woman, and at least 125 more were injured.

An explosion in Jabaliya on Saturday night killed at least nine people, including at least four children.

Despite initial reports stating that the deaths had been caused by an IDF strike, IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ran Kohav said that the civilians including the children who were killed seem to be because of a failed rocket launch that came shortly before a rocket barrage. "We did not launch strikes at that time," he said.

Related: The Times of Israel liveblogged yesterday’s events here.
Update at noon EDT: today’s Times of Israel liveblog is here.



Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Islamic Jihad

#1  Israel-Gaza: Death toll rises as Israel kills second top militant
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/07/2022 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  General William T. Sherman to the secure phone please. General William Tecumseh Sherman...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/07/2022 6:46 Comments || Top||

#3  last night, the IDF concentrated on hitting IJ launching infrastructure.

About a dozen sites were hit. Not sure about the extent of damage.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 08/07/2022 11:47 Comments || Top||

#4  as of midnight Saturday local time, IJ had fired about 450 missiles of which about 300 cleared the Gaza border
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#5  From today’s liveblog:

Islamic Jihad confirms ceasefire deal with Israel; truce expected to begin at 11:30 p.m.

Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza say they have agreed to a Cairo-brokered ceasefire to end three days of intense conflict with Israel.

“A short while ago, the wording of the Egyptian truce agreement was reached, which contains Egypt’s commitment to work towards the release of two prisoners, (Bassem) al-Saadi and (Khalil) Awawdeh,” senior Islamic Jihad member Mohammad al-Hindi says in a statement.

Saadi, Islamic Jihad’s leader in the West Bank, was recently arrested in Jenin, while Awawdeh is also in Israeli custody.

The ceasefire is expected to begin at 11:30 p.m. There is no Israeli confirmation of the deal.

Meanwhile, authorities in the Hamas-run enclave report at least 41 Palestinians have been killed since the start of fighting last week.


Heading toward 1000 rockets/morters shot off in Gaza, 160 of which landed on Gazan heads. Iron Dome intercepted 300, a 96% success rate.

Three hours ago PM Lapid announced Israel has accomplished the goals set for Operation Breaking Dawn. Mowing the lawn, indeed — it’s just over a year since the last round with Hamas.

But who signed off on the PIJ side if all the senior security operatives — whatever that means — are dead?
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#6  Remember tough guy shit-talking "No truce!" earlier?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/07/2022 15:11 Comments || Top||

#7  about time. downhill since sharon gave it away.
clean it up and keep it clean. I hope most occupants just want to earn their daily bread.
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Southeast Asia
Troops kill suspected bomber in southern Philippines
[BenarNews] Troops in the southern Philippines killed a suspected bomber identified as a member of the local affiliate of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
murderous Moslem group and captured another during a predawn encounter Friday on the island of Mindanao, the military said.

Two improvised bombs (IED) were recovered following the clash with Daulah Islamiyah (DI) terror group members in the village of Dicalungan in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao province, a military official said.

Lt. Gen. Alfredo Rosario Jr., commander of Western Mindanao Command, said troops from the 40th Infantry Battalion clashed with the DI-Hassan Group whose leader is known as "Alpha King" early Friday after tracking the group’s location.

"The faceless myrmidons are desperate enough to show their force to gain popular support from the civil society," Rosario said. "Rest assured that we will stop them from creating havoc on peaceful communities.

"The firefight resulted in one enemy killed and another captured," Rosario said while noting other members escaped.

The DI is the Philippine name for the Islamic State. It has links to Abu Sayyaf
...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder...
, the dominant terrorist group in the south whose members have been blamed for suicide kabooms, beheadings of kidnap victims and a five-month siege of the city of Marawi in 2017.

The dead man was identified as Khamhed Akan Kambal alias Meds, a known DI Hassan Group bomber, while the captured suspect was identified as Nasrudin Sali Blah, 22, Rosario said. The military confirmed that Kambal’s body was turned over to village officials to allow for burial following Islamic rites.

After the clash, troops recovered the two IEDs, including one with 105 mm howitzer round as its main charge, bomb components consisting of several pieces of 9-volt batteries, nine cellphones, a remote control and a .45-caliber pistol.

The military and police said the howitzer shell could be unwent kaboom! artillery fired in a previous clash with holy warriors.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS Attacks Iran’s Militias In Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor
Aug 3, 2022
[NPASyria] Four forces of Evil of Iranian-backed militias were killed and five others were maimed on Tuesday in an attack launched by members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) in a town east of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

Militants of ISIS targeted a training camp of the Iranian-backed militia in the outskirts of the town of al-Mayadin, 40 km east of Deir ez-Zor, with RPG-7, a military source from the town said.

The source, who preferred not to be named, added that the attack lasted for more than an hour. It resulted in the killing of four forces of Evil and the injury of five.

The ISIS members managed to control the camp and seize the weapons and ammunition after the forces of Evil of Liwa Fatemiyoun escaped, according to the source.

After that, the ISIS members set the camp to fire and escaped to the desert.

Iranian-backed militias and the government forces control large areas of the Syrian Desert and the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, which constitutes a source of concern as it witnesses intensive operations by the ISIS sleeper cells.

The Syrian Desert covers nearly half of the area of Syria, and is distributed over the governorates of Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, Rif Dimashq, Suwayda and Palmyra.
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Government-Affiliated Groups Hand Over Weapon To Men Of Dignity In Syria’s Suwayda
Aug 3, 2022
[NPASyria] Armed groups affiliated with Syrian government forces in Suwayda Governorate, southern Syria, continue to hand over weapons to Men of Dignity Movement after the latter gave them a deadline.

Two days ago, Men of Dignity Movement, the main faction in Suwayda, gave all the gangs affiliated with the government’s security branches a deadline to hand over their weapons.

On July 23, Suwayda witnessed a state of unrest, that lasted for more than a week, amid continuous protests against violations by gangs affiliated with the government’s Military Intelligence, which developed into armed festivities that led to the expulsion of the groups from the governorate.

The Men of Dignity is a self-defense militia established after the outbreak of the Syrian war to defend the Suwayda area. Described as a terror organization by Russia, it took an initial position against the Syrian government in the early days of the war but did not engage in any armed struggle with government forces.

A local source told North Press that the movement works on managing weapon possession in the hands of the abovementioned factions in order to restore security to the governorate and control bandidos and indiscriminate firing that were widespread in the area.

These steps come as a continuation of what the movement has already started in collaboration with honorable people of the governorate, as they have fought Death Eater gangs, that have practiced kidnapping, killing and drug manufacturing, according to leaders of the movement.

On Monday, a group affiliated with al-Fahd Forces that operate under the umbrella of the Military Intelligence handed over cars carrying machineguns, as a gesture that they will commit to the deadline, according to the source.

A state of anticipation prevails the governorate, after the popular movement that took place on 23 July, resulting in taking control of all headquarters of an gang affiliated with Military Security branch in Suwayda.

Earlier, Sheikh Laith al-Balous, the son of Sheikh Wahid al-Balous and the leader of the Men of Dignity Movement, announced that he had handed over six detainees to their families after they pledged that they will not follow saboteurs who can hit the internal fabric in the area.

The aforementioned detainees were arrested during an attempt to break into headquarters of a security group, according to local sources.

According to statistics of Health Directorate in Suwayda, the corpse count of the movement that took place lately in Suwayda, has reached 19 people from gangs and five from people in Suwayda.
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Turkish border: Turks continue making life unpleasant for the locals in the hope that they’ll leave the land open for the refugees Turkey wants to resettle there


Turkey Issues Unfair Sentences Including Death Against Kurds In Syria’s Afrin
Aug 4, 2022
[NPASyria] A Turkish court in the Turkish-occupied city of Afrin in the north of Aleppo, northern Syria, issued sentences, including death to some Kurds on charges of dealing with the Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).

The conditions or manner of trial of these people were unknown, and their families could not visit them or get a lawyer to defend them, Violations Documentation Center in Northern Syria (VDC-NSY) said.

The AANES was first formed in 2014 in the Kurdish-majority regions of Afrin, Kobani and Jazira in northern Syria following the withdrawal of the government forces. Later, it was expanded to Manbij, Tabqa, Raqqa, Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor after the SDF defeated ISIS militarily there.

Turkey has been occupying Afrin and its countryside since March 2018, following a military operation called “Olive Branch” by the Turkish forces with the support of the Turkish-backed armed opposition factions, also known as Syrian National Army (SNA).

Since then, the region has been witnessing trees’ cutting, arrests and killing incidents.

These areas, however, continue to witness a state of security chaos, accompanied by explosions and continuous fighting, amid the factions’ inability to maintain security.

Hussein Mustafa Hussein, 20, is from al-Mahmoudiya neighborhood of the city of Afrin. He was kidnapped on April 28, 2021. His family could not visit him or know where he was arrested until he was sentenced to death.

Youssef Mustafa Hussein was kidnapped in May 1, 2021 and sentenced to three years in prison under the same previous circumstances.

Mustafa bin Muhammad Hussein, 28, was kidnapped for the first time in 2019 and was released in March 2021 after he paid a ransom. However, he was kidnapped again after a week without knowing his fate until he was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Ezzaddin bin Youssef Mustafa, 17, was kidnapped on May 5, 2021 and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Zainab Muhammad Olashli, 27, Mustafa Hussein’s wife, was kidnapped on June 12, 2021 and sentenced to 12 years in prison.

During June 2022, the SNA arrested 80 civilians of Afrin, according to the VDC-NSY.

Since the beginning of the year, Afrin witnessed more than 433 arrests. This number is the documented one, whereas the actual number is more than this, especially that there are some detainees were not mentioned by their families, the organization noted.

Turkish Border Guards Kill Farmer In Syria’s Kobani
Aug 4, 2022
[NPASyria] Ottoman Turkish border guards shot and killed on Thursday a farmer in a village east of Kobani, northern Syria.

The dear departed is Ibrahim Osman Mohyaddin, a resident of the village of Goran, 28 km east of Kobani.

Khalil Qawas, a resident of the village of Kharabisan Foqani, told North Press, "Mohyaddin, who hails from the village of Kharabisan Foqani, was shot when he was watering his farmland in the village of Goran on the Ottoman Turkish border."

Qawas added that Mohyaddin was transferred to Kobani Hospital, but passed away before getting there, noting that he was shot in the chest.

On September 27 of last year, the Ottoman Turkish border guards shot and maimed 55-year old farmer Muhammad Ahmad Sheikho in the village of Seftak, in Kobani western countryside, while he was wandering his land, which is adjacent to the Ottoman Turkish border (approximately 250 m off the Ottoman Turkish border).

The Ottoman Turkish border guards repeatedly target Syrian farmers in different areas while they work in their farmlands near the border.

Until mid-February, The Violations Documentation Center in Northern Syria (VDC-NSY) had documented the death of 525 Syrians, including 101 minors and 67 women, by Ottoman Turkish border guards.

Turkish Military Shells A Town Of Syria’s Aleppo, Wounds 7 People
Aug 4, 2022
[NPASyria] Seven civilians were injured, including children, in a Turkish shelling of the town of Tel Rifaat in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

The town of Tel Rifaat, 35 km north of Aleppo city, has been a shelter for Afrin displaced people since 2018 following the Turkish invasion of Afrin and its countryside which resulted in the displacement of about 300.000 of the original inhabitants.

A medical source in the Tel Rifaat Hospital told North Press that seven people were wounded, including five children, one of whom is in a critical condition.

“A shrapnel crossed the child’s skull, which puts his life at risk, so he will be transferred to Aleppo,” the source said.

The source said the wounded children are Orivan Muhammad Abdo, 15, Dina Othman, 6, Hussein Jamal Qassem, 7, Afrin Abdel Rahman Haider, 13, and Mahmoud Gharib Mamo, 6.

The others are Hussein Bayram Alko, 43, Ronahi Selo, 27, according to the medical source.

An eyewitness said that a drone bombed several areas near a military post of the government forces (200 meters away), which was targeted by a drone earlier.

The source noted that the shelling targeted several vital spots in Tel Rifaat, such as the town’s market and school.

On August 1, Turkish shelling of Tel Rifaat killed an internally displaced woman from the city of Afrin, north of Aleppo.

There are 3.692 displaced families that include 14.783 people from Afrin and 35 displaced families from Idlib live in Tel Rifaat, according to statistics carried out by Autonomous Administration of Afrin, which is currently operating in the northern countryside of Aleppo.

There are also 630 families that include about 3.000 people of original residents in the town, according to the same source.

Turkey has escalated its attacks on areas in north and northeast Syria, using artillery and drones following Tehran Summit, in which Turkey failed to obtain a green light by Iran and Russia to invade the region.

Tehran Summit, on July 19, brought together presidents of each of Iran, Russia and Turkey with the Syrian issue and Turkish threats on the top of its agenda

Turkish Artillery Targets Village North Of Syria’s Hasakah
Aug 3, 2022
[NPASyria] Turkish forces and their affiliated opposition factions, known as the Syrian National Army (SNA), shelled on Wednesday evening the countryside of Tel Tamr, a town north of Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria.

A source in the Tel Tamr Military Council, affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), told North Press, “The Turkish forces targeted with artillery shells the village of Tawila, west of the town of Tel Tamr.”

The bombardment resulted in material damage, according to the source.

The town of Tel Tamr and its countryside have been under constant bombardment by Turkish forces and its affiliated SNA factions for more than two years.

However, these attacks have witnessed a spike for the last three weeks; the most violent of which was on July 30, when 11 civilians were injured, including children.

Tel Tamr, which has a population of about 25.000 and is 30 km away from the Syrian-Turkish border, is of strategic importance as it is a junction on the M4 Highway linking the Jazira region in northeast Syria to Aleppo Governorate in the northwest.

Parts of the northern and western countryside of the town and the entire southern countryside are protected by the Syriac Military Council and the Assyrian Khabour Guards Forces, while the Turkish-backed SNA control the northern countryside up to the city of Sere Kaniye (Ras al-Ain) on the northern border of Syria.

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#1  Doesn't seem much different from what the Biden Administration is doing here.
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Syrian National Army (Ottoman Proxies): factions fight among themselves as group cohesion frays
Tension Rises Among Turkish-Backed Factions In Syria’s Aleppo
Aug 5, 2022
[NPASyria] The city of al-Bab in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, north Syria, witnessed a military tension between two factions affiliated with the Turkish-backed opposition Syrian National Army (SNA).

A military tension rose between Sultan Murad faction and Hamza Division after the latter installed a new military post, advancing on a post belonging to Sultan Murad in Tadef, east of the city, an exclusive source told North Press.

The Sultan Murad faction opposed the establishment of the military post amidst a military alert between the two parties, the source added.

The tension between the two parties extended to the city of Afrin, where the city witnessed a military alert between the two factions late yesterday evening, amid sporadic shooting, the source noted.

The source indicated that the state of tension and alertness between the two factions coincided with artillery shelling by the Syrian government forces on the outskirts of the city of al-Bab.

Hamza Division brought in military reinforcements, including vehicles loaded with heavy machine guns and militants to the village of al-Kuraizat in the countryside of al-Bab, while Sultan Murad faction mobilized its center in the city, according to the source.

Since 2017, the city of al-Bab in the eastern countryside of Aleppo has been under the control of the opposition factions.

Al-Bab is considered a gateway for carrying out smuggling operations with the Syrian government-controlled areas, amid persistent tendencies among the opposition factions to establish their posts in the area with the aim of gaining the largest amount of profits from the smuggling operations that take place on an ongoing basis.

The SNA-held areas undergo security chaos, including explosions, persistent fighting between the factions and assassinations in light of the factions’ failure to maintain security there.

Turkish-Backed Syrian Opposition Witnesses Wave Of Defections Reorganizations
Aug 2, 2022
[NPASyria] Turkish-backed armed Syrian opposition factions, also known as Syrian National Army (SNA), are witnessing continuous defections despite of the delicate stage that Turkey is passing through nowadays, threating to launch a military operation on Syria’s north on a daily basis.

In October 2021, Hayat Thaeroon for Liberation, a military formation in the SNA, was formed after the integration of Faylaq al-Sham, Sultan Murad, al-Muntaser Billah, Thuwar al-Sham factions, in addition to Liwa al-Shamal, Ninth Squad and Liwa 112.

Recently, the above mentioned factions have begun to split for multiple reasons, according to reports.

On Sunday, a group of Levant Front faction, a main component of the SNA, announced defection in the city of Marea, in the northern countryside of Aleppo Governorate.

A source told North Press that a group of the Levant Front faction consists of 250 militants announced defection with their light weapons to join the Mu’tasim Division, another faction of the SNA.

The defection came as a response to the failure of the Levant Front faction’s management to pay them salaries for over than 50 days, according to the source.

A source close to the SNA said that there are many reasons that encourage the militants to defect, most notably feeling of frustration and the continuous failure to achieve changes in the Syrian arena.

There are other reasons such as low salaries, as each militant gets only 400 Turkish liras (about $25) per month, in addition to delayed in paying salaries for two months or more, the source added.

He pointed out that the militants of these factions do not trust their leaders, resulting in a clear rift between them.

Lack of both strict military regulations to prevent defections and influential military power to balance between the factions has increased chaos and flopping in these factions, according to the source.

The interactions that happen between these factions have the main role in yielding new blocs within the opposition.

On July 19, Sultan Suleiman Shah, also known as al-Amshat, and Hamza Division, factions affiliated with the SNA, announced their defection from Hayat Thaeroon for Liberation that includes many factions in the northern and eastern countryside of Aleppo.

A few days later, Malik Shah faction announced that it had left the formation of the Third Legion in the SNA to join Hayat Thaeroon for Liberation.

The defections in ranks of the Turkish-backed SNA come in tandem with Turkey’s intention to launch a military operation in north and east of Aleppo, in the cities of Tel Rifaat and Manbij respectively.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently announced plans to carry out another major military cross-border incursion into northern Syria. Erdogan specified his targets in the two northern Syrian cities of Manbij and Tel Rifaat. On July 1, Erdogan said that Ankara’s new military operation in northern Syria could begin at any moment.

“The time has come to clear these lands from the terrorist organizations,” Erdogan threatened during Tehran Summit. Tehran Summit, on July 19, brought together presidents of each of Iran, Russia and Turkey with the Syrian issue and Turkish threats on the top of its agenda.
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Daraa: Syrian army reinforcements flow in, someone is shooting troops and civilians in Daraa
Government Forces Bring Military Reinforcements To South Syria’s Daraa
Aug 5, 2022
[NPASyria] Syrian government forces brought in, on Friday, military reinforcements including heavy vehicles and artilleries to the city of Daraa, southern Syria.

A local source told North Press that the government forces brought in military vehicles, including BMP-3 vehicles, AZP S-60 anti-aircraft guns, and several cars with dozens of soldiers on board entered the city of Daraa.

The source added that the reinforcements headed to the Municipal Stadium in the Panorama neighborhood.

Another source from the area said that the reinforcements came as a preparation to launch a military action on some towns west of Daraa.

Days ago, Mufid Hassan, head of the Security Committee of the government forces threatened to launch an attack against some towns of the governorate in case the government’s demands are not answered which to hand over the wanted and to inspect the houses, according to the source.

Since the government forces re-captured Daraa in 2018, the governorate has been living in a state of insecurity, with one or two daily assassinations targeting soldiers and officers of the government forces, not to mention the spread of thefts.

In 2021, Daraa Governorate went through an 80-day-seige. After that, a number of Daraa’s notables and government forces, with mediation of Russian officers, reached a ceasefire agreement on September 5, 2021, including handing over weapons and deploying governmental security posts in the towns of the governorate.

One Individual Killed In Syria’s Daraa
Aug 5, 2022
[NPASyria] On Friday, an individual was killed by unknown gunmen in the western countryside of Daraa, south Syria.

The young man, Muhammad al-Awadi, a civilian working in the poultry trade, was killed after being targeted by unknown individuals riding a motorcycle, near the town of Tel Shehab in the western countryside of Daraa, an eyewitness told North Press.

Al-Awadi had never joined any military formation, the eyewitness added.

Al-Awadi was subjected to assassination attempts, the most recent of which was in December 2021, the eyewitness noted.

Daraa governorate continues to witness ongoing killing operations without knowing the party behind them, as no party has claimed responsibility for these attacks.

Secretary Of Ba’ath Party Killed In Syria’s Daraa
Aug 4, 2022
[NPASyria] A Secretary of a branch of the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party was killed on Thursday in a shooting by unknown gunmen in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

A local source told North Press that “Salama Abdulrahman al-Qaddah, Secretary of the Baath Party branch in the city of al-Hirak in the eastern countryside of Daraa, was shot dead by unidentified attackers.”

He added that al-Qaddah is one of the most prominent figures of the Syrian government in the city, and was among the members of the settlement committees that facilitated the Russian-mediated settlement agreement in 2018.

Al-Qaddah returned to Daraa after the government forces regained control over the governorate in 2018. He lived in the city of Izraa in northern Daraa, but later moved to al-Hirak after assuming his current position.

This is not the first time a secretary of the Ba’ath party gets assassinated, as two months ago unknown gunmen killed both Fouad al-Aboud, secretary of the party’s branch in the town of al-Naimah, and Awad al-Aboud, head of the town’s municipal council, in eastern Daraa.

Casualties In Government Forces In Syria’s Daraa
Aug 3, 2022
[NPASyria] On Wednesday, an armed attack north of Daraa in southern Syria killed two soldiers of the Syrian government forces and wounded an officer and another soldier.

A local source told North Press, “Unidentified attackers opened fire on the vehicle of Captain Ali Khaddour, an officer in the Air Force Intelligence branch in Daraa Governorate, near the town of Jbab in the northern countryside of Daraa.”

Khaddour was seriously wounded and subsequently taken to a hospital. Three soldiers accompanied the officer, two were killed while the other was injured.

Consequently, the source said, the government sent military vehicles to the scene, in addition to setting up temporary checkpoints to search for suspects.

The officer is in charge of the government’s posts and checkpoints deployed on the Damascus-Daraa highway.

Khaddour had previously survived two assassination attempts in Daraa eastern countryside, one in May and the other in October 2021.

On Tuesday, Hussam al-Aboud, a leader of an armed group affiliated with the Air Force Intelligence branch of the government forces in Daraa, was killed by unidentified gunmen in the town of al-Naima, east of Daraa.

Since the government forces re-captured Daraa in 2018, the governorate has been living in a state of insecurity, with one or two daily assassinations targeting soldiers and officers of the government forces, not to mention the spread of thefts.

In 2021, Daraa Governorate went through an 80-day-seige. After that, a number of Daraa’s notables and government forces, with mediation of Russian officers, reached a ceasefire agreement on September 5, 2021, including handing over weapons and deploying governmental security posts in the towns of the governorate.

Unidentified Gunmen Target Government Forces Leader In Syria’s Daraa
Aug 3, 2022
[NPASyria] A leader of an armed group affiliated with Syrian government forces was killed on Tuesday by unidentified gunmen in the eastern countryside of Daraa Governorate, southern Syria.

A local source told North Press that Hossam Daifallah al-Aboud, a leader of an armed group affiliated with Air Force Intelligence branch of the government forces was killed by unidentified gunmen in the town of al-Naima, in the eastern countryside of Daraa.

Al-Aboud used to be a former member of Syrian opposition, but he and his group joined the government forces after they obtained settlement cards in 2018, the source added.

In 2021, Daraa Governorate went through an 80-day-seige. After that, a number of Daraa’s notables and government forces, with mediation of Russian officers, reached a ceasefire agreement on September 5, 2021, including handing over weapons and deploying governmental security posts in the towns of the governorate.

Since the government forces re-captured Daraa in 2018, the governorate has been living in a state of insecurity, with one or two daily assassinations targeting soldiers and officers of the government forces, not to mention the spread of thefts.

Al-Aboud was in a direct relationship with Muhammad Hilweh, a warrant officer nicknamed Abu Wael Jawiyyia and primarily responsible for coordinating with groups working for the Air Force Intelligence branch in Daraa governorate, the source stressed.
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SDF territory: Turks shell Kurd-associated villages, ISIS targets SDF current and retired fighters, tries to cause trouble in al-Hol camp


Turkish Forces Renew Shelling Villages In Syria’s North
Aug 5, 2022
[NPASyria] On Friday, Turkish forces and their affiliated armed opposition factions shelled a village in the northwestern countryside of Manbij in Aleppo eastern countryside.

Manbij Military Council, affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said that the Turkish forces and their opposition factions, also known as Syrian National Army (SNA), targeted the village of Arab Hassan with mortar shells.

The council did not mention any information about the damages.

The city of Manbij, east of Aleppo, is one of the most important industrial centers in northern Syria, as it is a transportation hub and sits on a commercial road linking the Autonomous Administration held areas with those of the Syrian government, in addition to opposition-held areas in northern Syria.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) supported by the US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS liberated Manbij from ISIS in 2016 following fierce battles.

Following its liberation from ISIS, the Arabs, Kurds, Circassians and Turkmen, who constitute the fabric of Manbij, established their own administration under the name of Democratic Civil Administration of Manbij and its Countryside to run the affairs of their region. Then, this administration joined the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).

Blast In NE Syria’s Qamishli
Aug 5, 2022
[NPASyria] On Friday, a stun grenade was exploded in the city of Qamishli in northeastern Syria by unknown individuals.

The explosion took place at 11:00 am in Ari Park in al-Siyahi neighborhood causing material damage only, a local source said.

The source added that after they threw the stun grenade, the individuals ran away.

The Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) has yet to comment on the incident.

ISIS Claims Attacking SDF In Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor
Aug 4, 2022
[NPASyria] The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed on Wednesday an attack on the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor Governorate, eastern Syria.

ISIS-run Amaq News Agency, published a statement saying, the organization’s militants targeted two SDF fighters on the main road of the town of Sabha, 30 km east of Deir ez-Zor, with machineguns.

The militants managed to kill the two fighters and seized their weapons, Amaq added.

Since Saturday, ISIS has claimed eight operations against the SDF in their areas of presence, four of which was in Deir ez-Zor.

ISIS Assassinates A Civilian In Deir Ez-Zor Eastern Syria
Aug 4, 2022
[NPASyria] The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed on Thursday the arrest and, then, the killing of a civilian in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

ISIS-run Amaq News Agency, published a statement saying, ISIS militants could arrest Ayesh al-Meizer and then kill him on charges of dealing with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Unknown militants kidnapped al-Meizer, 17, in front of his house. Two hours later, they came back and put his body in front of the house with a paper on it written with “The reason of the killing is dealing with the SDF,” a local source from the town of al-Zerr, 35 km east of Deir ez-Zor said.

The source added that al-Meizer worked in free jobs and did not belong to any political or military faction.

ISIS Claims Beheading Former SDF Fighter In Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor
Aug 4, 2022
[NPASyria] The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed on Thursday beheading a former fighter of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in a town in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

ISIS-run Amaq News Agency published a statement saying that the organization’s militants had beheaded a former SDF fighter and seized his motorbike.

It added that the reason behind the killing was his former service with the SDF and fighting against ISIS in the battle of Baghouz five years ago.

A local source from the village of Abraha, east of Deir ez-Zor, said that the residents there found the body of the beheaded young man Zidan al-Fhaiman, who hails from the village, near the popular market there.

The source added that the residents found a piece of paper with the body, in which the terrorist organization claimed the killing and explained that it was on charges of fighting against them in the battle of Baghouz.

The source stressed that “al-Fhaiman had been working in motorcycle trade for nearly three years, and was not affiliated with any political or military group.”

During the past few days, the central villages and towns in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor have witnessed an unusual activity of ISIS cells.

On Wednesday, ISIS took responsibility for murdering two SDF fighters in the town of Sabha, in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

On Thursday morning, ISIS claimed killing young man Ayesh al-Meizer, after he had been kidnapped earlier, on charges of dealing with the SDF. The man hailed from the town of al-Zerr in Deir ez-Zor eastern countryside.

ISIS Claims Attack On SDF Vehicle East Of Syria’s Deir Ez-Zor
Aug 3, 2022
[NPASyria] The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed on Wednesday an assault on a military vehicle of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

The assault took place in the town of Abraha, about 30 km east of Deir ez-Zor Governorate, eastern Syria.

ISIS-run Amaq News Agency, published a statement saying, “The organization’s militants targeted, with machine guns, a military vehicle of the SDF, resulting in killing and injuring of all its occupants.”

Ali al-Ahmad, a local activist in the town of Abraha, told North Press, “Unidentified gunmen opened fire on an SDF military vehicle on the main road [in the town] on Wednesday morning, which led to two [SDF] fighters losing their lives.”

The countryside of Deir ez-Zor has recently been witnessing a spike in assassinations, targeting SDF fighters, employees of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES), tribal leaders and civilians, despite the intensive security campaigns launched by the SDF.

On July 30, ISIS took responsibility for targeting an SDF vehicle in the town of al-Hussan west of Deir ez-Zor Governorate, resulting in the death of two SDF fighters.

NE Syria’s Asayish Finds ISIS Trenches In Hawl Camp
Aug 3, 2022
[NPASyria] The Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) found on Wednesday secret trenches in Hawl Camp, northeastern Syria, used by members of the Islamic State (ISIS) to hide and plot their attacks.

In a statement published on its official website, the Asayish said that it had obtained information about the hiding spots of organization’s militants in the camp.

The Asayish said that ISIS militants were using these trenches to disappear after committing their crimes inside the camp.

The statement added that the trenches were filled after no one was found in them.

In December 2021, the Asayish found a secret tunnel in the camp used by the ISIS children, also known as “Cubs of the Caliphate”, to hide from inspections and take Sharia lessons.

NE Syria’s Asayish Thwarts ISIS Smuggling Attempt From Hawl Camp
Aug 2, 2022
[NPASyria] The Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) thwarted on Tuesday an attempt to smuggle 56 members of the Islamic State (ISIS) families from Hawl Camp, east of Hasakah, northeastern Syria.

The official website of the Asayish published video footage of the operation, showing a large truck loaded with timber to camouflage the smuggled people, noting that they were able to foil the process.

The truck, which left the camp on Tuesday’s afternoon, was seized while carrying 56 members of ISIS families, including 39 children, the Asayish statement said.

The statement added that the smuggler who planned the operation was arrested.

The Asayish has not provided any further details about the attempt.

At the beginning of July, the camp’s management announced that 28 murders had occurred since the beginning 2022, including 12 Syrians, 14 Iraqi refugees and two unidentified bodies, in addition to 15 unsuccessful attempted murders.

Hawl Camp, located 45 kilometers east of Hasakah, houses around 55.825 people, including 28.723 Iraqis, 18.848 internally displaced Syrians, and 8.254 foreign nationals, according to the latest official statistics obtained by North Press.
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Baha’i UN envoy: Iran carrying out ‘systematic onslaught’ against minority community
[IsraelTimes] Iranian authorities arrest dozens of members of religious group, charging some with spying for Israel; also raid village and destroy homes

The lead UN representative for the Baha’i religious group said Wednesday that Iran
...The nation is noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence...
is carrying out a "systematic onslaught" against its members in the country, after Iranian authorities arrested prominent leaders of the minority community and raided one of its villages.
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