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American Couple Dies Tragically While Biking Through ISIS Territory Trying to Prove Evil Does Not Exist
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American Couple Dies Tragically While Biking Through ISIS Territory Trying to Prove Evil Does Not Exist
[Daily Caller] An American couple decided to bicycle around the world in an attempt to prove evil does not exist. They chose to bicycle through ISIS territory and ISIS killed them.

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan left their D.C. government jobs nearly two years ago to embark on a worldwide bike tour. The wide-eyed, optimistic couple kept track of their trips on a website where they posted stunning photos of their travels and whimsical musings on evil, the media and the goodness of people.

In one post, Austin ‐ who is a vegan ‐ said he worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development during Obama’s presidency explained how he and his girlfriend were planning to bike around the world with hopes to meet "generous" and approachable people.

He did acknowledge that biking makes one more "vulnerable."
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/17/2018 02:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10804 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Evil does exists, but it's down by 2.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/17/2018 3:21 Comments || Top||

#2  They won't do that again.
Posted by: gorb || 08/17/2018 4:30 Comments || Top||

#3  The stupid do not live to be old. They get run over by reality usually.
Posted by: Lonzo Chusock6576 || 08/17/2018 4:31 Comments || Top||

#4  There is an old story about the vegan who fearlessly jumps into the bull ring to pet the bull because after all the bull should be happy to see him. The story ends as expected.
Posted by: Airandee || 08/17/2018 6:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Darwin Award candidates
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 08/17/2018 6:38 Comments || Top||

#6  I keep seeing all well meaning first world idiots of any persuasion getting into trouble in the 3rd or 4th world because they are too sheltered or blinded to understand how completely awful 3rd world sh*tholes really are and why some of us in the 1st world actually call them that even though it is PC-incorrect to ever state such obvious facts.
Posted by: 3dc || 08/17/2018 6:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Stupidity isn't a crime, but it is known to carry the death penalty.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/17/2018 7:02 Comments || Top||

#8  I'd bet those two absolute fools had two VERY prestigeous credentials from whackademia.

Thye obviously chose jobs where they didnt have to face how the real world worked.

Curious that those sinecurists in the extortion funded sector thought all the world was as reciprocal as the west is!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/17/2018 7:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Hopefully the bikes were recovered.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/17/2018 7:20 Comments || Top||

#10  I was thinking of going there for a trip. The travel guide told me that it was quite safe and that many of his clients had gone there. I found this story that has a ring of truth to it. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/millenial-couple-isis-tajikistan/
Posted by: bernardz || 08/17/2018 7:30 Comments || Top||

#11  They undoubtedly met horrific deaths. Torture, rape (both). They were foolish but didn't deserve to die for it.
But to the point others have made. There are a lot of people out there who will kill you because you are an American. The press sugar coated their murders and they died in vain. Had the media reported that their killers reasoning for murdering the couple was that they were not muslim and American nationals maybe the snowflakes would learn something.
Posted by: jvalentour || 08/17/2018 8:07 Comments || Top||

#12  maybe the snowflakes would learn something.

Nope, not gonna happen. Some people die through happenstance and those are usually tragic, some die through the foreseeable results of their own ignorance. These aren't usually tragic but can be ironic or even schadenfreudolicious.

I don't have any compassion left for people that refuse to consider cause and effect. Choices have consequences and bad choices ( he chose poorly) can have bad consequences.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/17/2018 8:28 Comments || Top||

#13  "Had the media reported that their killers reasoning for murdering the couple was that they were not muslim and American nationals maybe the (rest of the) snowflakes would learn something."

^^This. Their naivete coupled with the media's willful camouflaging of the ROW and how it works results in idiots like this dying horribly far from home. I do not / did not wish the naive idiots ill. Neither will I think about them a moment longer.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/17/2018 8:52 Comments || Top||

#14  These individuals could afford to pay their own way to their deaths. The rest of us don't pay enough taxes.

Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/17/2018 9:11 Comments || Top||

#15  D.C. government jobs

Posted by: Skidmark || 08/17/2018 9:20 Comments || Top||

#16  Had the media reported that their killers reasoning for murdering the couple was that they were not muslim and American nationals maybe the snowflakes would learn something.

The news has been out for well over 200 years:
"The (Tripolitanian and thus Muslim) Ambassador answered us that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet,1 that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise."

The murdered people were educated. They weren't ignorant they suffered from cognitive dissonance which made them deny obvious danger.

The same goes for the snowflakes who are still among us.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 08/17/2018 9:38 Comments || Top||

#17  The west is founded on Reciprocation.

Let them find their heaven
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/17/2018 9:46 Comments || Top||

#18  Have a friend that lectured me all night about how the US Military should stay out of other countries business, and we were bad, bla bla bla, read Seattle liberal... She went to Austria, then into Croatia in 1992. She came back screaming we should be helping people there, how dare we with all our might not step in and save these people. When she finally got to why we are not there I stood her in front of a mirror. She is a good woman, but the point is that liberalism, extreme like we are living through, not just being a democrat, but a being a leftie. This is a taught event, it is culturally pounded into their heads as an enlightened and elitist thing. Just like Andy Warhol supposedly knows art better than you and I, while all he does is put up a picture of a can of soup. Just maybe this couples family and friends will look at the world a little differently after this.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/17/2018 9:54 Comments || Top||

#19  3dc, the term third world doesn't seem sufficient these days.

We have the developed world (1st world) the developing world (3rd world), failed states (4th world). We need a term for the Regressing World (Most of the Muslim World). 5th world?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/17/2018 10:00 Comments || Top||

#20  Trying to prove evil does not exist? Trying to prove a negative (Argumentum ad ignorantiam).

The Obama administration wasn't enough to prove the premise? Next, it will be said that it's Trump's fault.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/17/2018 10:02 Comments || Top||

#21  We need a term for the Regressing World (Most of the Muslim World). 5th world?

That would be called the Stone Age.
Posted by: gorb || 08/17/2018 10:22 Comments || Top||

#22  I think in a very real way that because people like this are never held to any real account for the increasingly outrageous rhetoric and behavior domestically, they come to believe there are no consequences in the rest of the world. The Tuareg with the rifle isn't colorful, he's dangerous.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/17/2018 10:31 Comments || Top||

#23  #11 They undoubtedly met horrific deaths. Torture, rape (both). They were foolish but didn't deserve to die for it.

hey were hit by a vehicle, then the perps came back and did the stabby work til they died
Posted by: Frank G || 08/17/2018 11:10 Comments || Top||

#24  So I'm sitting down for lunch and check the news.

From half way around the world and beyond the grave, chuckles tells me 'oh by the way, I'm a vegan.' just as my wife sets a T-bone down in front of me.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/17/2018 13:58 Comments || Top||

#25  Nice! Hope is was a good steak.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/17/2018 16:38 Comments || Top||

#26  Actually parts of the Chi South Side and some neighborhoods I choose not to name get the 5 world rule,
Posted by: 3dc || 08/17/2018 17:45 Comments || Top||

#27  Inch and a quarter thick after cooking, done just right; no cut too rare or too done, even had some quality horseradish I didn't need.

Deserve? Well, from ISIS perspective they were flaunting their authority and right of rule. From mine, let's just say I spent some time recently in a bicycle heavy area. To quote Chris Rock, "But I understand."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/17/2018 18:55 Comments || Top||

#28  get the 5 world rule,

I don’t know that one, 3dc. If you would be so kind as to explain?
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2018 20:10 Comments || Top||

7 suicide bombers arrested by the NDS operatives in Jalalabad city
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), operatives have locked away
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
a group of seven jacket wallahs during an operation in 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..

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani confirmed that the suicide bombers were arrested from the vicinity of Jalalabd city.

He did not disclose further information in this regard with the anti-government armed snuffies yet to comment regarding the report.

In the meantime, the provincial government media office, in a statement said the Afghan forces have discovered and destroyed a vehicle-borne improvised bomb in Surkh Rod district.

The statement further added that the boom-mobile was discovered late on Wednesday night Kakarak area of the district.

According to the provincial government, the snuffies were looking to detonate the boom-mobile in the vicinity of Jalalabad city, either to target the Independence Day or Eid celebrations.

Nangarhar has been among the relatively calm provinces since the fall of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
regime in 2001 but the anti-government armed snuffies have been attempting to expand their foothold in this province during the recent years.
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Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in US airstrikes in Helmand
[KhaamaPress] The Talibs have suffered heavy casualties during the Arclight airstrikes conducted by the US forces in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the US forces carried out airstrikes targeting Talibs in Nad Ali district.

The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Chah Anjir area of the district, leaving at least 13 snuffies dead.

According to another report, the US forces carried out an airstrike targeting the snuffies in Tarikh Nawar area as they were attempting to carry out attacks on Afghan security posts, the provincial government said.

At least 14 snuffies were killed and 7 others were maimed during the same airstrikes, the provincial government added in its statement.

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed snuffies are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2018 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Attack On NDS Training Center Ends After 6-Hour Battle
[ToloNews] Kabul police chief's front man Hashmat Stanekzai said on Thursday that shortly after 10am button men stormed a building close to a National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) military training center in Qala-e-Wazir in PD5 in Kabul city.

Just after 4pm, Minister of Interior Wais Barmak confirmed the attack had ended.

He said three bandidos bully boys had been involved - all of whom were killed.

Police said earlier three people had been maimed in the 6-hour clash.

Gunmen reportedly entrenched themselves in a building that was under construction and used this as a vantage point.

Security forces however immediately cordoned off the area after the attack was launched and evacuated residents in the immediate area.

At least two kabooms were heard, which residents said had been rockets.

This was yet another attack on a military facility this week.

On Wednesday, a police source in Baghlan said that at least 35 Afghan National Army (ANA) officers and ten coppers were killed when the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
launched an attack on a military base in Baghlan-e-Markazi district on Tuesday night.

The head of Zabul provincial council also confirmed that the Taliban launched an attack on an army check post in Qalat city on Tuesday night. He said over 400 Taliban fighters took part.

Police forces were also targeted in Kandahar this week, in Arghandab district.

These incidents came close on the heels of the Faryab incident on Monday which saw Afghan troops surrender to the Taliban after their base - Chenayeeha - in Gormach district, fell to the bully boys.

The base had reportedly been under Taliban siege for 48 hours.

According to local officials, over 40 security force members surrendered after they received no help nor ammunition supplies despite repeated requests.

In this weekend's crisis in Ghazni, Taliban fighters also targeted a military facility, this time the city's police headquarters - which appears to have been compromised as reports indicate bandidos bully boys seized military equipment during their raid.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2018 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

Kabul attack: Teens targeted, dozens killed in suicide blast
[CNN] At least 34 people were killed in a suicide kaboom targeting an education center in Kabul Wednesday, according to a government official. Among the victims were thought to be dozens of teenagers studying English.

Wahid Majroh, a front man for the Ministry of Public Health had earlier released a higher corpse count of 48. He later revised that figure down. Dozens were also injured.

The attack on the Maw'ood education center in Dasht e Barchi area of the Afghan capital, came at 4 p.m. local time (7.30 a.m. ET), Kabul police front man Hashmat Stanikzai said.

Hamid Rafeh, the brother of 17-year-old victim Rahila told CNN that he saw "dozens" of dead and maimed when he arrived at the scene at around 4.15 p.m. -- shortly after the attack took place.

"I saw dozens of killed and injured inside the classroom.

"I started searching of my sister, I went to different hospitals both government and private, finally I found my sister in a hospital, where post mortem examinations take place. I found her among the unidentified bodies."

He said he "prayed" that no one else would experience what he had.

Officials confirm 34 as confirmed death toll in yesterday’s attack in Kabul

[KhaamaPress] The officials have confirmed that 34 people were killed in yesterday’s deadly attack in attack targeting an educational center in Kabul city.

This comes as the public health officials had earlier said at least 48 people have been killed in the attack in the West of Kabul city.

there's more than one way to skin a cat...
the government sources have confirmed to News Agency that Dare Not be Named that the final corpse count stands at at least 34 people

The sources further added that the attack hast left at least 56 people maimed, rejecting the previous toll of 67.

The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) has grabbed credit behind the deadly attack.

The group’s Amaq news agency claimed the responsibility by issuing short statement on Thursday.

Without disclosing further proofs, the group claimed that a jacket wallah belonging to the group carried out an attack in Shi’ite area o Kabul city.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening in the West of Kabul city in Dasht Barchi area after a suicide bomber targeted an education center.
Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Libyan court sentences 45 to death over protest killings
[Al Jazeera] A Libyan court has sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killings committed in the capital, Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, during the 2011 uprising

The statement published by the Ministry of Justice on Wednesday did not give any further details about the case.

those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
an official said the sentences were linked to killings perpetrated by forces loyal to former ruler Muammar Qadaffy
...Proof that a madman with money will be politely received for at least 42 years until his people get tired of him and kill him...
shortly before he was toppled.

A further 54 people were sentenced to five years in prison over the deaths of at least 20 people, while 22 others were acquitted.

Defence lawyers and relatives of the accused were present for the verdict, but the defendants were not in court.

A picture of the proceedings posted by the ministry showed two guards with large guns standing close to black-robed judges inside the courtroom.

It is not known whether other death sentences handed down in Libya since 2011 have been carried out.

Rights group Amnesia Amnesty International, in its latest annual report, described Libya's court system as "dysfunctional."

The group said many suspects had been held since 2011 with no judicial oversight or means to challenge the legality of their detention.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Al Qaeda's master bomb maker may be dead, UN says
[CNN] The al Qaeda bomb master behind a 2009 attempt to blow up an airliner over bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
on Christmas Day may have been killed, according to a UN team that tracks terrorist groups.

The UN report says that Ibrahim al-Asiri, long regarded as one of the most dangerous terrorist operatives in circulation, may have been killed in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
last year.

"Since mid-2017, the organization has suffered losses of leadership and field commanders owing to extensive Yemeni and international counter-terrorist operations," said a June report by the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team. "Some Member States report that explosives expert Ibrahim al-Asiri ... may have been killed during the second half of 2017. Given al-Asiri's past role in plots against aviation, this would represent a serious blow to operational capability."

The UN report gave no indication of how al-Asiri died or who may have been responsible and is the only public indication of his possible death. But multiple US officials in different parts of the government tell CNN they are weighing evidence that al-Asiri is dead.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  Awww.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/17/2018 22:13 Comments || Top||

Former Yazidi slave girl flees Germany after being confronted by her ISIS captor-turned refugee
[RT] A Yazidi teenager enslaved by 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....
who sought asylum in Germany has moved back to Iraq after being confronted by her former ISIS captor, who had registered as a refugee in Stuttgart.

Ashwaq Ta’lo said that she was stopped by Abu Humam ‐ a Syrian ISIS guard who had purchased her for $100 ‐ while walking home in Stuttgart.

"I froze when I looked at his face carefully," she told Bas News, a Kurdish agency. "It was Abu Humam, with the same scary beard and ugly face."

She said that during her unexpected encounter with her former captor, Humam told her: "I am Abu Humam and you were with me for a while in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
. And I know where you live, with whom you live, and what you are doing."

Ashwaq immediately told her brother about the incident and reported Humam to the German police, who were able to identify the man from CCTV footage. However,
facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
German authorities said they had no grounds for arrest, as Humam was also a registered refugee.

The Yazidi teen decided to leave Germany, believing that she would be safer in Kurdistan, where her father lives. "I will never go back," she said.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Home Front: WoT
Remains found at 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound ID'd as missing 3-year-old boy
[FOXNEWS] A child’s remains located earlier this month at an "extremist Moslem" New Mexico compound were positively identified as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, the missing 3-year-old son of one of the tossed in the clink
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
suspects, health officials said Thursday.

The confirmation was made by the Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI), a spokesperson for The University of New Mexico's Health Science's Center said in a statement.

"Our thoughts and prayers go to Wahhaj's family. We certainly understand the heartbreak this news will cause and want to stress our commitment to investigating this death to serve the living," the office wrote in a statement.

The cause or manner of death remained unclear, according to the office, which added that "Sherlocks had to use several means" in order to identify the boy's remains due to their condition.

Posted by: Fred || 08/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  "Our thoughts and prayers go to Wahhaj's family"

including the Jihadi bastard that killed him with fake cures?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/17/2018 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps there is another explanation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/17/2018 8:20 Comments || Top||

#3  They still free with no bail set?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/17/2018 9:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Wonder what WMDs were found in the tunnel?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/17/2018 10:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Local or State LE stumble on to an ongoing Federal project? Inquiring minds....etc. I
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/17/2018 10:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Not sure they want to know 4 times.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/17/2018 10:23 Comments || Top||

#7  My bad, operating on a hand-held. Hopefully some orbiting MOD will clean it up.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/17/2018 10:40 Comments || Top||

#8  These things happen. Extra posts deleted — there should be only one,
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2018 11:39 Comments || Top||

#9  What are the odds these folks show up for their trial?

When they don't show up the judge who let them free should serve time for the crimes they committed.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/17/2018 15:33 Comments || Top||

#10  The so-called judge should be hung. By the rest of the judges, a cleansing act.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/17/2018 16:34 Comments || Top||

Bomb blast leaves two paramilitary personnel injured, northeast of Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Two fighters of the pro-government paramilitary troops were maimed in a kaboom, northeast of Diyala, a security source said on Thursday.

"A bomb, placed north of Muqdadiyah town, went off while security personnel of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) were passing, leaving two of them injured," the source told Baghdad Today website.

Security services rushed to the accident spot, according to the source who preferred anonymity. The injured were taken to hospital for treatment.
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Six citizens injured in two bomb blasts, north of Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Six civilians were maimed in two kabooms, north of Baghdad, police source said on Thursday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said "a bomb went off targeting civilians in al-Jaza’er district in al-Shaab region, leaving four people seriously injured."

Moreover, two other civilians were maimed as a bomb went kaboom! in a bus, north of the capital.

"A bomb, placed in a bus in al-Sho’ala region, north of Baghdad, went off leaving two citizens injured," the source said.

Security troops, according to the source, who preferred anonymity, cordoned off the blast scene and prevented approach, while the injured were taken to hospital for treatment.
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Turkey strikes YBS vehicles in Shingal, killing local PKK leader
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish war planes struck YBS-held areas of Shingal on Wednesday, killing local PKK head Zaki Shingali.

Khal Ali, a former YBS commander and a current Hashd al-Shaabi official, confirmed the killing of Zaki Shingali, the leader of all PKK forces in Shingal.

He added four YBS fighters were killed and Haval Mazlum, the general commander of YBS in Shingal was maimed.

The Ottoman Turkish military confirmed a joint operation between it and national intelligence carried out a joint operation on Wednesday in Shingal against the PKK and KCK, killing Ismail Ozden, also known as Zaki Shingali.

Acting Snune Mayor Khudaida Chuke told Rudaw that the jets targeted checkpoints of the Shingal Protection Units (YBS).

Qasim Shasho, a Peshmerga commander in Shingal, told Rudaw Ottoman Turkish forces targeted a convoy of four YBS vehicles.

A Yezidi activist group tweeted they were "very worried" about "more than five kabooms."

The YBS, with ties to the PKK, has previously said it would only incorporate locals.

Snune is a sub-district of Shingal, located in northwestern Iraq in the Kurdistan Region. The Shingal region is the Yezidi homeland.

A Yezidi organization's executive director, Yazda co-founder Murad Ismael, tweeted that ISIS survivors were in the southern Shingal town of Kocho to mourn four years after the genocide.

The YBS convoy had returned from the fourth anniversary of the Yezidis massacre in Kocho village while they were targeted in the Sikne area near Snune, according to Shasho.

The bombing came a day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Ankara where he met Ottoman Turkish President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
Abadi had said in his meeting with Erodgan that Iraq would not allow any group to threaten neighboring The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
using Iraq's territory.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/17/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Syrian army retakes control on the last Islamic State bastion, east of As Suwaida
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Syrian army forces have resumed its progress in the vicinity of Telul al-Safa region in the countryside of As-Suwaida, cordoning the last stronghold of 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....
, media channels reported.

"Syrian army forces have resumed progress, cordoning off Telul al-Safa region, which is the last bastion of Islamic State at the borders between the countryside of As-Suwaida and Rif Damascus," the Russian Sputnik news agency said on Thursday.

"Ongoing shelling was carried out against the bad boy group’s besieged locations. The Syrian army jets carried out, over the past few hours, targeting the bad boys, which left tens of them killed and weapons destroyed, including a truck loaded with ammunition. The faceless myrmidons on board were killed," the report added.

The besieged bad boys, according to Sputnik, "are trying to infiltrate toward the Syrian army forces to start confrontations, depending on its snipers and suicide kaboomers, however, all their attempts failed. 20 faceless myrmidons were killed over the past few hours."

On Sunday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that Syrian army achieved an advance against the bad boy group as they managed to besiege them in Telul al-Safa area, near the eastern borders of Rif Dimashq.

Islamic State carried out an attack last month against As Suwaida, leaving more than 250 victims.
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Several terrorists killed in Iraqi air raids on Daesh positions in Syria
[PRESSTV] The Iraqi Air Force has attacked the "operations room" of ISIS in neighboring Syria, killing several turbans plotting to carry out a terrorist operation in Iraq in coming days, the Iraqi Interior Ministry has announced.

According to the Interior Ministry’s Security Media Center, the air raids completely destroyed a ISIS task force working on a plan to launch a terrorist attack inside the Iraqi territory and target civilians using boom jackets within the next few days.

Several bad boyz were potted in the "successful" Arclight airstrikes carried out by the Iraqi F-16 fighter jets on Thursday, the ministry’s statement said.

The airstrikes came a month after the Iraqi artillery fire killed a ISIS ringleader and several other turbans in an attack against the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
s' positions in the Syrian border region of Sousa.

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Massive blast rocks Idlib after HTS ammo depot explodes
[ALMASDARNEWS] A massive blast rocked Idlib city last night after an ammo depot belonging to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
went kaboom!.

According to pro-opposition activists, the blast took place at a Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham ammo depot that was located near the governor’s mansion in Idlib’s city-center.

The total number of casualties as a result of this kaboom is still unknown; however, some activists claimed that many Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham members were killed.

Furthermore, the reason for the blast at the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham ammo depot is still unknown.

No further details were released at this time.

This latest kaboom in Idlib comes just a week after 59 people were killed inside the provincial town of Sarmada near the Ottoman Turkish border.

Russia-trained troops head to Idlib for upcoming offensive

[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Army’s 5th Corps was spotted en route to Idlib to beef up the Syrian forces preparing for the long-awaited battle against jihadi groups in northwestern Syria.

Convoys for the Russia-trained military formation left Daraa to the country’s north after the entire southern province had become under the Syrian Army’s control.

The Syrian military announced the formation of the 5th Assault Corps in November 2016 as an elite force consisting solely of volunteers and backed up by Russia.

...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?...
jihadists’ positions and headquarters across Idlib and northern Hama are being targeted ‐ around the clock ‐ by heavy artillery and missile strikes, as well as aerial bombardment.

Scores of Daraa rebels who had reconciled with the Syrian government are reportedly part of the fresh reinforcements heading to fight Qaeda-linked groups in Idlib.

Jihadist rebels arrest 12 people for allegedly seeking reconciliation in Idlib

[ALMASDARNEWS] jihadist rebels in Idlib continued their campaign to arrest people wanting reconciliation with the government inside the province.

On Wednesday, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
reportedly placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
at least a dozen people inside the southern Idlib villages of Ma’arat Hurmah and al-Naqeer.

The 12 people were charged by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham of trying to plan a reconciliation agreement with the government inside both of the Idlib Governorate towns.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham said that these apprehended people are under investigation currently; if they are found to be in contact with the government, they will face death for treason.

These latest arrests come just a week after Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham launched a large-scale security operation to identify and apprehend anyone suspected of seeking reconciliation with the government.

Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham said the purpose of this operation to avoid a potential Dara’a scenario, where many locals worked with the government to establish a reconciliation agreement.

The jihadist faction is viewed as a terrorist group in Syria and the government has worked at great lengths to get people to disassociate from them and reconcile with the state.

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