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Militants suffer casualties in separate clashes, airstrikes in Balkh and Badakhshan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least nine turbans were killed during the festivities and Arclight airstrikes in northern Kunduz and northeatern Badakhshan provinces of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said Thursday that festivities broke out between the security forces and the anti-government armed turbans in Aqtapa area of Chahar Bolak district in northern Balkh province, leaving one Death Eater dead.

The statement further added that the air forces also carried out airstrikes in Kiran Majan district of northeastern Badakhshan province, leaving at least four turbans dead and two others maimed.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, a commander of the turbans identified as Karimullah was also among those killed.

The anti-government armed turbans including Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group have not commented regarding the festivities and airstrikes so far.

Both Kunduz and Badakhshan are among the relatively volatile provinces in northern and northeastern parts of the country where the anti-government armed turbans are actively operating in its various districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Somali, AU Forces Carry Out Operation In Bakool, Kill Al-Shabab Commander
[RADIOSHABELLE] South West forces have killed al-Shabaab
... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia...
commander in a security operation carried out in Bakol region, officials confirm.

The commander identified as Moalim Derrow was killed together with his three bodyguards in a security operation conducted by South West forces in the outskirts of Wajid district in Bakol region late on Tuesday.

The deputy commissioner of Wajid district in charge of security, Adow Abdirahman said the operations that occurred at Lafoole village located 30 KM away from Wajid district was well coordinated and targeted al-Shabaab hideouts in the region.

"The security forces have launched well-coordinated operations, al-Shabaab commander, Moalim and three staff were bumped off and the forces are pursuing other murderous Moslems who escaped they were overpowered," said Adow.

Mr. Adow, the deputy commissioner of Wajid district also confirmed that the forces recovered weapons and ammunition including 4 AK-47 rifles during the operations.

He added that the anti-Shabaab operations aimed to dismantle the presence and the threats of the group in the region will continue.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

African Union Force Says Key Al-Shabab Commander Killed
[RADIOSHABELLE] The African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
force in Somalia says it has killed a "chief finance controller" for the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
Death Eater group.

The AU force in a series of tweets on Thursday says the commander, the head of tax collection in Lower Shabelle region, was killed after an ambush on Monday on an al-Shabaab meeting in Bariire. The faceless myrmidons bring in funding by taxing the communities they control.

The AU force says another seven al-Shabaab fighters were killed on Sunday when their attack on a forward operating base was "botched."

The multinational force in the coming years is expected to draw down and hand over responsibility for Somalia’s security to the country’s military.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

‘Peddler’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
[NEWAGEBD.NET] A suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported shootout with police at Damdamia area under Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar Friday morning, rasing the corpse count in the ongoing anti-drug drive to 257 since May 15.

The dear departed Hamidul Islam allies Lalaya allies Burmaya Lalaya, 35, son of Kala Mia of Ulochamry under Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar, was a Yaba trader in the list prepared by the police and wanted in at least eight cases, mostly for Yaba peddling, the police claimed.

Besides, police and the Rapid Action Battalion conducted anti-drug drives at different places of the country on Wednesday.

New Age correspondent in Cox’s Bazar, quoting Teknaf cop shoppe officer-in-charge Pradip Kumar Das, reported that they, on informed from the locals about a shootout between two groups of drug peddlers at Ulochamry under Teknaf, rushed to the spot at about 5:00am.

He said that the groups, sensing the presence of police, opened fire on the police personnel and the cops also retaliated by firing that triggered a shootout.

As the suspected drug peddlers fled away, they found a bullet-hit body whom locals later identified as Hamidul, he said.

He claimed that they seized two firearms, 10 bullets and 6,000 Yaba tablets from the spot.

Rapid Action Battalion in a text message said that they seized 50,400 Yaba tablets and locked away
Please don't kill me!
two suspected peddlers from Mohammadpur area in Dhaka on Friday.

Dhaka Metropolitan Police officials said they arrested 42 suspected peddlers and addicts in ant-drug drives at different places of the capital in 24 hours ending Friday 6:00am and seized 758 Yaba tablets, 528 grams of heroin, 450 grams of hemp, 120 ampules of injectable drugs and 200 bottles of Phensedyl from their possession.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Nothing like a good old crossfire. Although they apparently stopped using that word.

Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/27/2018 1:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Shutter Gun nowhere to be seen.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/27/2018 8:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Chrysler has it trademarked.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2018 10:06 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Mexican Police Stop Buses and Trucks – Force Them to Take Caravan Immigrants North to US Border
[Gateway Pundit] The illegal immigrant caravan of mostly military-aged Honduran males has swelled to over 14,000 people as it marches up Mexico to the US border.

The DHS confirmed this week that gang members and other dangerous criminals are embedded in the caravan.

Migrants from the Middle East, Africa and South Asia have also latched onto the caravan, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

President Trump declared a national emergency Monday morning and announced that he will begin cutting off aid to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala as the migrant caravan marches through Mexico up to the U.S. border.

But new video shows Mexican police stopping buses and trucks and forcing them to carry caravan immigrants north to the US border.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2018 09:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Need...More...Ammo!
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2018 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Am I the only one sick of turd-world countries committing acts of war and getting away with it?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/27/2018 10:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Drone zap. Cut off aid to Mexico while you're at it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/27/2018 11:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Shutting down all cross-border traffic would get Mexico's attention. We can stop remittances next week.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/27/2018 11:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Illegal immigration to the US must mean a lot to Mexico. We should find out how much. Start pulling any aid, escalalating taxes on remittances, and seizing any cash headed south.
Posted by: gorb || 10/27/2018 12:17 Comments || Top||

#6  The three major incomes for Mexico as I understand it. Gulf oil, illegals sending cash back and drug cartels.

Regardless it is in fact an act of war. Literally an invasion. On top of it I saw the new wall. WTF, a drunk blind paraplegic could scale it. This is fricking ridiculously beyond the pale.
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/27/2018 13:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Section of Trump's border wall unveiled in California as caravan advances north through Mexico

Yeah, that won't work. Grappling hook anyone?
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/27/2018 13:23 Comments || Top||

#8  100 yard deep minefield along the whole southern border unmarked. if they make it through they can stay
Posted by: chris || 10/27/2018 21:51 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian forces bust large ISIS cell in Moscow region
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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....
terrorist cell that was planning attacks in the Russian capital was detained in Moscow Region on Friday, Russia’s Security Service (FSB) said.

The group consisted of six members, who received commands from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist kingpins in Syria, the FSB said in a statement.

"The detained planned to carry out resonant terrorist attacks in Moscow, using both firearms and improvised bombs," the statement read.

The group was funded by money transfers from abroad and through small-time Mister Big activity. It put much effort into covering up its operations and avoiding detection by police.

During the search of the terrorist hideout, the FSB discovered automatic firearms, cash, communication devices with reports on preparing the terrorist attacks, as well as blueprints for improvised bombs.

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
said the FSB has prevented 26 terrorist-related crimes in Russia, including 15 terrorist attacks, since the start of the year. The actions of the law enforcers have "saved many lives," the president added.

Last year, Putin said that around 10,000 people from the former Soviet Union have been fighting in the ranks of Islamic State in Syria, with roughly half of them being Russian citizens. The possible return of these people "is a major threat for the security of Russia and other countries," the president pointed out.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Home Front: WoT
Toledo Woman Arrested for Directing Financial Support to Al-Qaeda
[PJ] A Toledo, Ohio-area woman, Alaa Mohd Abusaad, was arrested Tuesday on charges that she directed an undercover FBI employee to send money to al-Qaeda in Syria.

Abusaad, 22 years old, had recently lived in Birmingham, Alabama, where the charges were filed. She was introduced to the undercover operative earlier this year through an associate while still in Birmingham.

A Justice Department press release summarized the charges:

As set forth in the complaint, Abusaad instructed an FBI undercover employee (UCE) about how to send money to the mujahedeen -- fighters engaged in jihad. Abusaad told the UCE that money "is always needed. You can’t have a war without weapons. You can’t prepare a soldier without equipment."

Abusaad also advised the UCE on how to send money in a manner that would avoid detection by law enforcement, including by using fake names and addresses when conducting electronic money transfers. Subsequently, Abusaad introduced the UCE to a financial facilitator who could route the UCE’s money to "brothers that work with aq" (meaning al-Qaeda).

Abusaad faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine if convicted.

The FBI affidavit filed with the criminal complaint records the discussions and direction that Abusaad provided to the undercover operative. They used a mobile messaging application, where she provided direction on sending money to al-Qaeda by using a fake name and keeping the amounts between $300-400 to avoid detection.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2018 07:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Mosul clearance continues: turbans execute 5 innocents, 12 turbans tied up

Islamic State executes civilians over cooperation with Iraqi army, west of Mosul

djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) Five civilians were executed after being kidnapped 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....
on Thursday in Baaj town, west of Mosul, a source from the Iraqi army was quoted saying on Friday.

Speaking to BasNews website, Col. Thamer Abdullah said "Islamic State members executed five civilians after being previously kidnapped." They were executed for gathering information about the Lion of Islam group and cooperation with the Iraqi army in west of Mosul, Abdullah said adding that "the bodies of the victims were transferred to the health department in Baaj.

Twelve Islamic State members arrested, west of Mosul: Interior Ministry

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Twelve Islamic State members were arrested in several regions across the western side of Mosul, the Iraqi Interior Ministry\s Security Media Center said on Friday.

In a statement, the center said Nineveh police managed to “arrest 12 Islamic State members, who have arrest warrants issued against them over terrorism charges.”

Some of the militants, according to the statement, “used to work for the group’s security and Hisbah (Vigilantism) departments. Others were working for the Zakat (Alms) and soldiers departments, while the group was in control of Mosul city.”

The arrests took place in districts of al-Zahraa, Tess’ein, al-Baladiyat, al-Abar and al-Wihda in west of Mosul.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Palestinian militants agree truce after exchange of fire with Israel
[Reuters] GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian militants said on Saturday they would halt attacks into Israel from the Gaza Strip after they fired the heaviest rocket salvoes across the border since August.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad, one of the armed groups that operates in Gaza, said it fired the rockets in retaliation for Israel’s killing of four Palestinian protesters on Friday.

Israel in response struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday.

A spokesman for the militants said an Egyptian-mediated truce had been reached.

"After contacts between the Islamic Jihad leadership and the brothers in Egypt it was agreed that a comprehensive ceasefire will begin immediately," spokesman Daoud Shehab said. "The Islamic Jihad will abide by the ceasefire if the occupation (Israel) does the same."

Egyptian security officials have been talking separately to Israeli and Palestinian leaders in an attempt to restore calm along the border.

An Israeli military spokeswoman declined comment on Shehab’s remarks and there was no immediate response from other Israeli officials. Israel rarely acknowledges it has reached a truce with Gaza’s militant groups which it designates as terrorist organizations.

Earlier, Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Conricus accused Syria and Iran of involvement in the rocket attack.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/27/2018 10:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

#1  Any prescribed minimum consequences if the cease fire terms are broken?
Posted by: gorb || 10/27/2018 12:12 Comments || Top||

#2  "Begin Operation Smite These Fuckers™"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2018 12:29 Comments || Top||

#3  It doesn’t count until Israel agrees...
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/27/2018 23:54 Comments || Top||

Palestinian said killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli troops
[IsraelTimes] Ramallah health ministry says 8 others injured as troops reportedly fire tear gas and live ammunition at Paleostinians throwing stones at settlers

A Paleostinian man was killed by Israeli fire on Friday during festivities with troops in the central West Bank, the health ministry in Ramallah said.

The Paleostinian ministry said 33-year-old Othman Ahmed Ladadwa was rubbed out by IDF soldiers in the village of Mazara al-Qibliya. It said eight other Paleostinians were maimed in the festivities. Two of them were in a serious condition including a man who was shot in the head.

Israel said three border coppers were lightly injured dispersing a "violent riot" northwest of Ramallah. A statement from police said hundreds of Paleostinians set off fireworks and hurled rocks at Israeli troops, who "responded with riot dispersal means, and fired in accordance with standard operation procedures."

According to witnesses, the festivities broke out when Israeli settlers came to visit a site near the village and local Paleostinians threw stones at them.

Israeli forces then intervened and fired both tear gas and ammunition at the Paleostinians, the witnesses said.

The West Bank has seen a rise in tensions in recent weeks. Earlier this month, a Paleostinian terrorist rubbed out two Israeli colleagues at an industrial zone adjacent to a settlement in the northern West Bank. The suspect remains on the run.

Incendiary balloon found in settlement north of Jerusalem

[IsraelTimes] Police examine suspicious object in Givat Ze’ev and take it away for investigation; no damage or injuries reported. Givat Ze’ev is located about five kilometers north of the capital. This is the second time this month that an incendiary balloon has been found in the settlement.

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IDF strikes 80 Gaza targets overnight in response to multiple rocket barrages
[IsraelTimes] Army says 30 projectiles fired at Israel overnight; sirens blare once more on Saturday morning; Iron Dome intercepts 10 rockets, the rest cause no damage

The Israeli military carried out extensive air strikes in the Gazoo Strip Friday night, striking around 80 terror targets in the enclave, after a night in which around 30 rockets were launched across the border, sending many thousands of Israelis into shelters.

The rocket barrages were launched between approximately 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., leading warning sirens to sound throughout Israeli communities multiple times throughout the night. There followed about 3 hours of quiet until 6 a.m., when sirens were once again activated by an apparent launch.

The Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted 10 of the nighttime rockets, while two fell inside Gazoo and the rest hit open fields and were thus not targeted by the system.

There were no reports of direct Israeli casualties or damage.

In response air force jets and helicopters bombarded various Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, targets in the Strip, including two weapons-production facilities, five military sites, a training facility, a tunnel shaft and an observation post.

Gazoo’s health ministry said a hospital in northern Gazoo known as the Indonesian Hospital was damaged by one of the strikes, though photos of the damage did not appear to indicate a direct hit on the building. There were no reports of casualties.

The IDF said in a statement Saturday morning it "views with great severity the rocket attack tonight against Israeli communities." It blamed Hamas for creating "a terror-enabling atmosphere...near the border fence which led terror groups in the Strip to carry out tonight’s attack."

US Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, tweeted support for Israel overnight, saying: "More rockets from Gazoo into Israel. Another night where parents are ushering terrified children to cover."

The Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
(PIJ) group appeared to claim responsibility for the overnight barrages, though it did not explicitly say so. The terror organization stated that the assault was a response to deaths during Friday’s border protests, after five Paleostinians were killed during riots, one by his own hand grenade.

Paleostinian sources speaking to the Ynet news website claimed the attacks were carried out against the objections of the Hamas terror group that rules Gazoo, though this had no official confirmation.

A front man for the city of Sderot said at least eight rockets were fired at his city, with Iron Dome intercepting six of them, while two others fell in an open area.

In response to the rocket barrages, the IDF’s Home Front Command overnight issued instructions restricting gatherings in the Gazoo periphery: up to 100 people in open areas and 500 people in closed spaces.

In a statement following the launching of rockets at Israel Friday night, the PIJ said: "The resistance can not stand idly by in the face of the continued killing of innocent people in cold blood by the occupation...and the continued shedding of the blood of peaceful civilians."

It would be the first time Gazoo terror groups have explicitly used rocket attacks in response to deaths at the border since regular violent protests began in March, Hadashot news reported.

Five Palestinians said killed in Gaza riots, one by his own hand grenade

[IsraelTimes] Army says 16,000 Gazooks join violent border protests, belying earlier talk of a new era of calm

Five Paleostinians were said killed and 170 injured Friday during riots along the Gazoo border fence, the Hamas-run health ministry said, as violence continued despite expectations of quiet along the turbulent frontier. The IDF said helicopters and aircraft hit three Hamas sites during protests.

One of the fatalities, named as Jaber Abu Hemesa, died east of El Bureij, in the central part of the Strip, when a hand grenade he was holding went kaboom! accidentally, witnesses said.

The Hamas ministry said 27-year-old Muhammad al-Nabi was shot in the head during protests near Jabaliya in northern Gazoo.

It identified three other fatalities as Nasser Abu Taim, 22, Aish Sha’ath, 23, Ahmed Abu Lebda, 22, and said they were killed in separate incidents near Khan Younis in southern Gazoo.

The Israeli army did not comment on the deaths but said approximately 16,000 "demonstrators and rioters" were gathered along the border. "The rioters hurled grenades, Molotov cocktails and rocks and lit tires on fire," the IDF said.

"During the events, IDF attack helicopters and IDF aircraft targeted three Hamas military posts in the northern Gazoo Strip," the army said, adding that Paleostinians briefly breached the fence in two places.

The protesters took part in the protests in several locations under the banner of "Gazoo won’t surrender," setting fire to tires, throwing rocks and explosives at soldiers near the border and attempting to break down the fence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/27/2018 00:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  "Smoke 'em"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2018 6:58 Comments || Top||

#2  striking around 80 terror targets
Why did they wait if the locations were known?
Oh, if they bomb each one the bad guys will scamper away. Better to have them clustered.

There were no reports of casualties.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2018 10:05 Comments || Top||

Olde Tyme Religion
Emergency situation at US synagogue
[BBC] Pittsburgh shooting: Multiple casualties at Squirrel Hill synagogue
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2018 10:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under:

#2  Active shooter at Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2018 10:57 Comments || Top||

#3  You have to have members of a congregation trained and concealed carrying. That is a fact of life in these times. You cannot be on the defensive all the time. When seconds count the police will be there in minutes.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 10/27/2018 11:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Suspect in custody. 3 officers shot, some fatalities in congregation.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/27/2018 11:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Inside job?
Posted by: Charles || 10/27/2018 11:45 Comments || Top||

#6  8 fatalities - 'ALL JEWS NEED TO DIE' - so probably not an inside job. "White guy with a beard"
Posted by: Frank G || 10/27/2018 12:23 Comments || Top||

#7  And there is probably a MSM operative furtively looking for the perps car, "MAGA" bomper sticker in hand.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/27/2018 12:29 Comments || Top||

#8  er, "bumper."
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/27/2018 12:30 Comments || Top||

#9  Vegas taking bets on 'known wolf'?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/27/2018 12:30 Comments || Top||

#10  50/50 at this point.
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/27/2018 12:56 Comments || Top||

#11  According to the account, he’s a neo-Nazi who hated Jews, hated Trump and thought he was a globalist.

UPDATE: Shooter ID’d As Robert Bowers

Potomac cynic comments,
The MSM continually tells us that Trump is a neo-Nazi so I don't understand how the shooter could be both a neo-Nazi and a Trump hater.
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/27/2018 13:14 Comments || Top||

#12  he’s a neo-Nazi who hated Jews, hated Trump and thought he was a globalist.

IOW, he's a lefty with the paraphernalia.
Posted by: gorb || 10/27/2018 13:46 Comments || Top||

#13  According to the account, he’s a neo-Nazi who hated Jews, hated Trump and thought he was a globalist.

So a typical lefty.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/27/2018 15:20 Comments || Top||

#14  Feds are going to charge this guy. Not going to leave it up to Gov. Wolf to play his death penalty moratorium Virtue signal game.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/27/2018 17:14 Comments || Top||

ISIS repels big attack by US-backed forces in Deir Ezzor
[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) managed to repel a big attack that was launched by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the key town of Hajin in southeast Deir Ezzor.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the Islamic State killed more than ten fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces during the short battle near Hajin today.

The report claimed that the Syrian Democratic Forces failed to capture any territory from the Islamic State, despite the US Coalition’s heavy Arclight airstrikes on the terrorist group’s positions in the Euphrates River Valley.

The Syrian Democratic Forces have been attempting to break into Hajin for the past month; however, each time they get close to cracking the Islamic State’s lines, they are forced to withdraw due to heavy casualties.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Iran small boats shadow US ship carrying top US commander
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The top US commander in the Middle East got an Iranian welcome as he arrived on the USS Essex in the Gulf.

Soon after Gen. Joseph Votel boarded the amphibious assault ship Friday morning one Iranian fast boat raced across in front of the Essex, while another shadowed it from the side.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps routinely buzz around US ships in the region, taking photos and collecting information. The boats came within about 300 yards of the Essex, and their radio chatter questioned what a US aircraft from the ship was doing.

A stealthy F-35 fighter jet had made a pass around the Essex, then hovered in the air above the deck before making a vertical landing as part of a demonstration for Votel.

Posted by: Fred || 10/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  wonder if a CIWS mount can point down far enough to track a close-in speedboat.
Posted by: Injun Barnsmell3299 || 10/27/2018 9:00 Comments || Top||

#2  The boats came within about 300 yards of the Essex,

I would think that's close enough to let some 30MM rounds 'buzz' those boats...
Posted by: Raj || 10/27/2018 9:07 Comments || Top||

#3  wonder if a CIWS mount can point down far enough to track a close-in speedboat.

That's the question isn't it. A boat full of explosives and two operators willing to die aren't going to be deterred by a bow shot and the mount depression ring is well mapped.

A directed EMP to fry the engine electronics leaving a still target is a good solution.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/27/2018 10:23 Comments || Top||

#4  buzz them hell. blow them straight out the water.
Posted by: chris || 10/27/2018 21:52 Comments || Top||

Syrian regime bombardment kills seven civilians in Idlib
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Syrian regime artillery fire Friday killed seven civilians in Idlib, in the highest corpse count since a Russian-Ottoman Turkish deal last month to prevent a government assault on the province, a monitor said.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday's shelling is the most serious violation of a truce reached by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
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and Russia last month.

The Observatory said seven people, including three women and three children, were killed in the shelling of Umm Jalal and Rafa villages in Idlib province.

The area is part of a demilitarization zone that was agreed upon between Russia and Turkey to avert a government offensive on Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in the country.

The Smart News, an opposition activist collective, reported casualties in Rafa without giving a breakdown.

The Russia-Turkey deal that went into effect on Oct. 15 has been violated on several occasions.

The official front man of the National Liberation Front revealed that the forces of the Assad regime in Syria are targeting positions of the Syrian armed opposition in the countryside of Idlib and Aleppo with artillery and missiles.

The spokesperson, Naji Mustafa, said to Al Arabiya that "it’s been calm since the Sochi agreement, and our heavy weapons were not available on the fronts."

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Fresh Fighting at Miyeh Miyeh Camp after Truce Collapses
[An Nahar] Clashes renewed Friday afternoon at the Miyeh Miyeh Paleostinian refugee camp after a brief ceasefire.

"The sounds of gunshots and rocket-propelled grenades are being heard after the renewal of festivities," the National News Agency said.

It said the brief truce had been reached after a "broad meeting between delegations from the Fatah and Ansarullah movements at the headquarters of Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
's Political Council."

Cautious calm had prevailed in the morning after deadly festivities a day earlier that left two dead and several others injured, NNA reported.

Intermittent festivities had broken out after midnight amid attempts to reach a ceasefire by Parliament Speaker Nabih Knobby Berri
Speaker of the Lebanese parliament, a member of AMAL, a not very subtle Hizbullah sock puppet...
during a meeting held at night at the AMAL headquarters in Haret Saida.

It was held in the presence of representatives of Fatah and Ansarullah, NNA said.

The festivities killed one of the Paleostinian National Security Forces and maimed another four including two Lebanese Army soldiers.

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