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Yemeni army inflicts heavy casualties on Houthi militants in Taiz
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Afghanistan
US military release airstrike video taken during Ghazni city clashes
[KhaamaPress] The US Military has released a new video which shows an Arclight airstrike carried out in support of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces during the festivities in Ghazni city last week.

"Afghan National Defense Security Forces repeatedly took fire from Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
fighters who ran out of the building, fired at the soldiers and then returned to the safety of the structure," the US Military said.

"In self-defense, the Afghan National Defense Security Forces requested an airstrike. After the strike, the building was severely degraded and the threat to Afghan National Defense Security Forces neutralized," according to the statement released by the US Military.

This comes as the coalition forces officials in Afghanistan had earlier saaid that more than 220 Death Eaters were killed in the airstrikes conducted by the US forces during the Taliban attack on Ghazni city.

Resolute Support front man Army Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell in a statement said last week "From a U.S. Forces-Afghanistan perspective, U.S. airpower has killed more than 220 Taliban since August 10."

According to O’Donnell, the U.S. conducted an initial strike on Friday, and conducted five strikes on Saturday, 16 strikes on Sunday, and ten on Monday.

He said U.S. Army Apache helicopters from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Combat Aviation Brigade provided close-air support on Friday, Sunday, and Monday.

"In terms of Resolute Support assistance to the Afghan-led clearance operation, Task Force-Southeast, U.S. Special Forces and 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade advisors are providing advice on things such as clearance operations and combined-arms integration," O’Donnell added.
Watch video here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram group kill four farmers in NE Nigeria
[AlAhram] Four farmers were killed by Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
group outside a key northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
n city, a militia leader and survivor told AFP on Saturday.

On Friday, around a dozen Boko Haram Islamists riding on cycle of violences stormed crop fields near Ali Goshe village, six kilometres (3.7 miles) outside the city of Maiduguri, and slit the throats of four farmers.

The attack on civilians comes as the jihadists are launching a surge of assaults against troops in Nigeria, putting the military on the back foot six months before presidential polls.

"So far we have confirmed the death of four people in the attack which happened around midday," said Ibrahim Liman, who is part of the militia taskforce fighting Boko Haram in the region.

"When the Boko Haram holy warriors came the farmers fled but the button men managed to grab four and slaughter them."

Shuaibu Boka, who was among the farmers who escaped, said the jihadists did not shoot in order to avoid attracting the attention of security forces.

"There were dozens of us tending our crops when they came on cycle of violences and we all fled in different directions," Boka said.

"When we returned much later after the button men were gone, we found four of our men slaughtered," he said, adding that the jihadists had killed the 75-year-old head of the community.

Boko Haram's nine-year quest to establish an Islamic state in Nigeria has killed over 20,000 people and displaced some 2.6 million from their homes, triggering a dire humanitarian crisis in the remote Lake Chad region.

The majority of the displaced people used to be subsistence farmers, but because of the ongoing violence they can no longer tend to their fields and rely on food handouts from aid agencies to survive.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Friday it was providing emergency help after 33 children died of malnutrition, diarrhoea and malaria over the span of two weeks in Bama, a camp housing people displaced by the insurgency.

Agriculture in the region has been decimated by almost a decade of conflict, with locals unable to sow or cultivate crops and jihadists raiding grain stores.

But farmers have been forced to try to resume their work in areas where the military has restored relative peace to help alleviate chronic food shortages.

Boko Haram jihadists have been targeting loggers and peasant farmers, accusing them of spying and passing information to the military and the local militia fighting them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  Farmin B. Hard: "See?"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/19/2018 8:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Only four? Allah needs more souls in hell to keep him company.
Posted by: jpal || 08/19/2018 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Eatin (and breathin) be optional...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/19/2018 12:03 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile launched by Houthi militia towards Jazan
[ARABNEWS] Saudi-led Coalition spokesperson Col. Turki al-Maliki said that at exactly 7:37 p.m. local time Air Defense Forces monitored the launch of a ballistic missile by the Iranian-backed Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militia from the Yemeni territory of Imran toward the Kingdom.

Col. al-Maliki said that the missile was targeting the border city of Jazan and was deliberately launched to target civilian and populated areas.

"The Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces managed to intercept and destroy the rocket without suffering any casualties.

The front man added that "this hostile action by the terrorist group proves the Iranian regime’s continued involvement in supporting the Houthi militia with qualitative capabilities in a clear and explicit defiance of UN resolution 2216 and resolution 2231 aimed at threatening Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
’s security and regional and international stability."

Al-Maliki said the firing of ballistic missiles toward densely populated cities and villages is contrary to international and humanitarian law.

The total number of ballistic missiles launched by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia so far has reached 177 rockets.
Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemeni army inflicts heavy casualties on Houthi militants in Taiz
[ARABNEWS] The Yemeni army launched a surprise attack on Houthi militia positions in Taiz, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported. In a statement on the Yemeni armed forces’ official website, “September 26,” a military official said dozens of militants had been killed or wounded.
Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthi forces kill high ranking Al-Qaeda commander
[ALMASDARNEWS] Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
forces killed a high ranking commander of the al-Qaeda terrorist group this weekend.

According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their fighters killed the al-Qaeda commander, Ghaleb ’Abdullah al-Zaydi, after the former stormed the terrorist group’s base in the Mareb Governorate.

In particular, the Houthi attack took place inside the Rabia Valley of the Sirwah District, which is partially controlled by the al-Qaeda terrorist organization.

The Houthi forces have been fighting the Saudi-backed troops and al-Qaeda snuffies inside the Mareb Governorate for over two years now.

Despite labeling al-Qaeda a terrorist group, the Saudi Coalition has often avoided the former in order to concentrate their efforts on the Houthi forces.

Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Home Front: WoT
Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack
How exciting.
[FREEBEACON] Iranian-backed turbans are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these "sleeper cell" agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before politicians.

Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Theocratic Republic reach a boiling point.

Intelligence officials and former White House officials confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that such an attack is not only plausible, but relatively easy for Iran to carry out at a time when the Trump administration is considering abandoning the landmark nuclear deal and reapplying sanctions on Tehran.

There is mounting evidence that Iran poses "a direct threat to the homeland," according to Rep. Peter King
...U.S. Representative for New York's 3rd (central Long Island) congressional district, serving since 1993. He is of the Publican persuasion and is known for his active support for the IRA Irish republican movement...
(R., N.Y.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and chair of its subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence.

A chief concern is "Iranian support for Hezbollah, which is active in the Middle East, Latin America, and here in the U.S., where Hezbollah operatives have been nabbed
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
for activities conducted in our own country," King said, referring the recent arrest of two individuals plotting terror attacks in New York City and Michigan.

"Both individuals received significant weapons training from Hezbollah," King said. "It is clear Hezbollah has the will and capability."

After more than a decade of receiving intelligence briefs, King said he has concluded that "Hezbollah is probably the most experienced and professional terrorist organization in the world," even more so than ISIS and Al Qaeda.
Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [382 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1 
Hezbollah. Have you checked your Prisons lately?
Posted by: newc || 08/19/2018 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  More threats? Gosh, where have we seen this before? And the threats came to be because of the warlike actions of the US government abroad? You don't say!

It's almost as if we didn't fuck with other countries, they wouldn't fuck with us. Ya think?
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/19/2018 2:19 Comments || Top||

#3  So they argue we should stay with Zero's nuke deal and trust the Iranians cuz otherwise their terrorist sleep cells in the US would attack us?

Riiigghhttt
Posted by: Frank G || 08/19/2018 8:29 Comments || Top||

#4  We don't need sleeper cells. We have Boomers and someone who might actually use them. Keep that in mind.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/19/2018 8:36 Comments || Top||

#5  That's one way to incur a national death penalty.
Posted by: Black Bart Sproing3283 || 08/19/2018 8:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Herb - just curl up in a fetal ball, m'kay?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/19/2018 9:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Another Journalist breathlessly discussing the long obvious...
Starting in the 1960's belligerent 3rd World Regimes started investing in "plausibly denial" Terrorist Organizations. Partly so that they would bother someone (anyone!) else, but mostly because they were seen as The Poor Man's WMD.
Part of the reason we flattened Afghanistan was to discourage repeats of this idea... The Russians, from time to time, also responded to such provaxations from time to time.
Posted by: magpie || 08/19/2018 10:21 Comments || Top||

#8  It sure would be nice if we could vet immigrants from countries that support terrorism.
Posted by: gorb || 08/19/2018 11:05 Comments || Top||

#9  Wow, I bet they are all available for group photos at some gathering place. If only we were cunning enough to figure out where and conduct surveillance of these places.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/19/2018 12:20 Comments || Top||

#10  It's almost as if we didn't fuck with other countries, they wouldn't fuck with us.

They've been coming here since 1980, Herb, when we weren't doing anything to Iran except counting the days they were holding out people captive. Discarded IRGC uniforms and Korans have reportedly been picked up along our southern border in the years following 9/11, when we were concentrating on Afghanistan and Iraq -- Iran's enemy for decades. Iran's "reaction" long predated our action -- so how are we at fault?
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 14:28 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Elderly man killed in 'unprovoked' firing by Indian troops across LoC: ISPR
[DAWN] A 65-year-old man was killed when Indian troops resorted to "unprovoked" firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Danna sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmire (AJK), an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said on Saturday.

Zulfiqar, a resident of Mouji village, died after Indian border forces targeted the civilian population in Danna sector, the statement added.

"Indian post undertaking fire [was] targeted in response by Pakistain Army troops," the ISPR said.

Read: Pak-India DGMOs exchange Independence Day greetings

The latest violence along the heavily-militarised border comes after weeks of relative calm.

Just two days earlier, the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMO) of Pakistain and India had made a hotline contact and expressed "general satisfaction" over the situation along the LoC and Working Boundary since their last communication on May 29 for reinvigorating the ceasefire agreement.

Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Two Islamic State members killed before sneaking through desert region in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Two Islamic State members were killed as they were trying to infiltrate through the desert region in Diyala province, a security source said on Saturday.

Speaking to Almaalomah website, the source said, "al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) managed, today, to kill two 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....
members near al-Udhaim region in Diyala."

The two myrmidons, according to the source, "were planning to infiltrate through the northern desert region. They were killed before infiltration."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Islamic State member, who took part in killing Yazidis in Sinjar, arrested, west of Mosul
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
member has been incarcerated
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in an operation, west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

In a blurb, the ministry said, "Nineveh police managed to arrest a bully boy who has been affiliated with Islamic State since 2014."

The bully boy, according to the ministry, "confessed during the investigations that he took part in fighting against security troops. He also participated, along with other bully boys, in breaking into Sinjar as well as killing Yazidi people and captivating women."

The statement indicated that the bully boy was arrested in a village in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Spying Seagull‐the new enemy of the Arab nation
[Ynet] Israeli researches attach a surveillance device onto a seagull's leg in order to track its route. During its flight, the innocent bird lands in Tripoli where locals catch it and transfer the bird to the authorities on suspicion of spying for Israel; The ornithologist who attached the device: 'Let the bird live and set it free.'
😜
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/19/2018 13:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [342 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bay gulls are even worse. Arabs, beware!
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 08/19/2018 13:21 Comments || Top||

#2  One might assume this is a plot by the perfidious Juice to make the Arabs look like idiots. However, there may be method to their madness:
The transmitter indicated that the bird was later transferred to a villa in Beirut, Lebanon

"Mahmoud, by the grace of Allan, we found this surveillance device on a bird."
"Quick, take it to our secret headquarters for examination"

Or maybe it is just a biology experiment.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/19/2018 13:55 Comments || Top||

#3  It was dinner.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/19/2018 14:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Life becomes so amusing when one's professed enemies insist on being paranoid idiots.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 15:03 Comments || Top||

#5  ...so sort of like our Left or their "Mouths of Sauron"? I know, embrace the power of 'and'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/19/2018 16:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Looking for the computer room to steal the chips?
Posted by: Classer || 08/19/2018 17:12 Comments || Top||

#7  "Y. Livingston? Seagull, you baffle us...
Identity papers from Nablus?"
And thus was he captured
By Arabs enraptured,
The skulking I. melanocephalus!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/19/2018 17:20 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh bravo, Zenobia F! But did you start with start the Latin or end there?
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 17:35 Comments || Top||

#9  Nablus = Shechem
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/19/2018 18:12 Comments || Top||

#10  start with the Latin

The Hebrew actually, as in "Jonathan." Sputter! Seriously, I made a timid little run at Hebrew many months ago and bounced right off, resentful of the different pronunciations, weary of endless fascinating goose-chases into Aramaic and whatnot. Main problem, as usual, was too many settings of neurosis and procrastination spinning already. Decided to put it off until I get over there (assuming they'll let me in). Maybe take a class. Gasp.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/19/2018 19:39 Comments || Top||

#11  Assist me, Mideast vade mecum!
"Who makes a mistake here, forsake 'im.
To 'Shalom aleichem,'
Cold shoulder in Shechem!
Please say, 'As-salamu alaykum.'"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/19/2018 19:47 Comments || Top||

#12  It was dinner.

Gulls are NOT good eats!
Posted by: Neville Turkeyneck3487 || 08/19/2018 20:09 Comments || Top||

#13  'Operation Steven' I hope,
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/19/2018 20:16 Comments || Top||

#14  Who is the geography ignorant that wrote that ynet article?

"The gull arrived at Tripoli, Libya. Unfortunately,locals noticed the transmitter attached to its leg, and apparently transferred the bird to the authorities.
(...)
The transmitter indicated that the bird was later transferred to a villa in Beirut, Lebanon. Apparently, the flapping bird had undergone a thorough."

Don't do they know there is a Tripoli, Lebanon?

Posted by: These Sinatra3854 || 08/19/2018 22:38 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US, Turkish forces will start joint training for Manbij ‘very soon’
Carrot and stick, or obsolete intentions?
[Rudaw] The United States revealed that the start of training for joint US-Ottoman Turkish patrols in Manbij is imminent.

"I would say within 72 hours actually. Very soon, could be sooner," US Secretary of Defense Mattis told journalists on Thursday, Voice of America has reported.

He added that US training gear, equipment, and training officers are in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
The two NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
allies are currently conducting "coordinated but independent" around the northern Syrian city.

The US-led international coalition backed the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in a 2016 campaign to take the city from ISIS. The SDF is primarily composed of the Peoples' Protection Units (YPG). Turkey objected to an SDF or YPG presence there, claiming they are Syrian extensions of the PKK.

The city's security is now in the hands of the Manbij Military Council.

Washington and Ankara reached an agreement on a plan for Manbij on June 4.

The spokesperson for the coalition, US Army Col. Sean Ryan said in June that the details of the agreement were still being negotiated, but Ottoman Turkish forces will not enter the city.

Several sources have told Rudaw that Ottoman Turkish forces are to patrol outside of the city, but within the Sajur, or Euphrates Shield, border.

The training comes at a time when diplomatic relations have been strained by US sanctions and tariffs against Ankara and inflammatory rhetoric by US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
and his Ottoman Turkish counterpart, whose government has issued retaliatory sanctions on several American products.

US Department of Defense and Department of State officials have repeatedly said they will stay in northern Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  This is a Re-Acquaintance. Doing the same with the Syrian Army and the Russians.

See how it works.
Posted by: newc || 08/19/2018 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, whatever would the mandarins at State do without Turkey, their springboard for Middle East adventures? My, without Turkey we might have to stop starting wars. The horror!
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 08/19/2018 2:37 Comments || Top||


ISIS reappears in east Homs to attack Syrian Army troops
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) reappeared in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate last night to attack the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the Badiya al-Sham region.

ISIS began their attack by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s positions inside the al-Bardah area; this would result in a fierce battle that would last for several hours.

However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
despite the intensity of their attack, the Islamic State was unable to make any substantial gains against the Syrian Arab Army in the al-Bardah area of east Homs.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Islamic State fled back in the desert after failing to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s second line of defense.

The source added that ISIS has recently intensified their hit and run attacks in eastern Syria after the Syrian Arab Army launched their large-scale offensive in the eastern countryside of Sweida.

Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Massive explosion rocks jihadist base in west Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] A powerful blast rocked the Jabal al-Arbeen region of Idlib, today, after a boom-mobile exploded near the key town of Ariha.

According to opposition activists via social media, the massive kaboom took place at a jihadist base in the Jabal al-Arbeen region this afternoon.

The opposition activists said that several Lions of Islam were either killed or maimed as a result of this attack on the jihadist base in the Jabal al-Arbeen region.

The base reportedly belonged to the newly established National Liberation Front group.

Since the kaboom, opposition activists have taken to social media to accuse the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) of carrying out this deadly attack.

The Islamic State is believed to have several sleeper cells that are currently active inside of Idlib.

The terrorist has released footage in the past of their sleeper cells carrying out liquidations of key rebel leaders and their associates.
Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


ISIS terrorists attempt to breakout of large mountain in east Sweida
[ALMASDARNEWS] At approximately 6:30 A.M. (local time), the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) snuffies attempted to breakout of the al-Safa Mountain, which is completely surrounded by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in east Sweida.

According to a military source in Sweida city, the Islamic State attempted to infiltrate the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the northern slope of the al-Safa Mountain; however, they were ultimately caught dead in their tracks by local scouts from the National Defense Forces.

The source added that once the Islamic State snuffies were spotted, a fierce battle would breakout and last for over three hours on Saturday morning.

The Islamic State snuffies have become desperate on the al-Safa Mountain, as they are likely running out of provisions to survive on this large site in east Sweida.

ISIS previously controlled most of east Sweida, but this would drastically change once the Syrian Arab Army shifted their attention to this region of the province.
Posted by: Fred || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


YPG assassinates commander of Turkish-backed rebel group
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) assassinated a commander from one of the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebel groups in the Afrin region this week.

According to the official media wing of the "Wrath of Olives", a YPG sleeper cell assassinated the commander of the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
’s (FSA) al-Mustafa Regiment near Afrin city on August 16th 2018.

The al-Mustafa Regiment’s commander, Yassine al-Jassim, was filmed being killed by the YPG while traveling through the Afrin countryside.

As shown in the video below, the YPG assassinated Jassim and then left him on the side of the road.
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#1 
The video shows nothing. It's greatly censored.
Posted by: Roger29 Palms || 08/19/2018 5:29 Comments || Top||


US-backed forces repel IS group attack in east Syria: Monitor
[AlAhram] US-backed forces have repelled a raid by the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group targeting barracks housing American and French troops in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday.

The Syrian Democratic Forces and the US-led coalition supporting them were on high alert after the raid late Friday at the Omar oil field in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, the Britannia-based war monitor said.

"The attack targeted the oil field's housing, where US-led coalition forces and leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces are present," Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.

Seven Islamist Death Eaters were killed in the attack, which ended at dawn after festivities near the barracks, he added.

Contacted by AFP, neither the US-led coalition nor the Kurdish-led SDF were immediately available for comment.

In October last year, the SDF took control of the Omar oil field, one of the largest in Syria, which according to The Syria Report economic weekly had a pre-war output of 30,000 barrels per day.

"It's the largest attack of its kind since the oil field was turned into a coalition base" following its capture by the SDF, Abdel Rahman said.

IS overran large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, proclaiming a "caliphate" in territory it controlled.

But the jihadist group has since lost nearly all of it to multiple offensives in both countries.

In Syria, two separate campaigns -- by the US-backed SDF and by the Russia-supported government -- have reduced IS's presence to pockets in Deir Ezzor and in the vast desert that lies between it and the capital.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  So,this policy is working and we will see if it works with the Turks.
Posted by: newc || 08/19/2018 0:53 Comments || Top||


Head of Syrian intel’s ‘Palestine Department’ assassinated in home — report
[IsraelTimes] Ahmad Issa Habib said shot in head by unknown assailants; Army Radio: Habib was responsible for operations targeting the Jewish state

A Syrian military intelligence officer in charge of the army’s "Paleostine Department" was assassinated Saturday in the country’s northwest, Arabic media reported.

Ahmad Issa Habib was said to have been shot in the head by unknown assailants in his home in the village of Baarin, west of the city of Hama.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 08/19/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Quincy: "Natural causes"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/19/2018 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Shot in the head. So much for my novichok poisoning theory.
Posted by: jpal || 08/19/2018 8:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Just because there isn't a dozen dead bystanders doesn't mean it's Israel.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/19/2018 14:22 Comments || Top||



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