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Afghan forces seize massive arsenal of ammunition of Taliban in Faryab
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces seized a massive arsenal of munitions of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
during an operation in northern Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the National Defense and Security Forces conducted the operation in Qarghan district of Faryab.

The statement further added that the arsenal of weapons of belonged to the shadow district chief of Taliban of Qarghan.

The security forces confiscated 100 rounds of rockets, 4 boxes of hand grenades, 100 mortar rounds, 50 rounds of rocket launcher rockets, 5000 rounds of PKM machine gun ammunition, 5000 rounds of Ak-47 rifle ammunition and several improvised bombs, the statement added.

The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/18/2019 00:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  ISI protests!
Posted by: 3dc || 11/18/2019 5:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Schiff adds it to the impeachment evidence.
Posted by: gorb || 11/18/2019 14:41 Comments || Top||

Nangarhar: ISIS in Khurasan Province surrenders to Taliban, 72 more ISIS turbans surrender to Afghan gov’t forces
This is major RED on RED - The Taliban against Islamic State all over Afghanistan. Now the Taliban won in Nangarhar district.

72 ISIS sympathizers surrender to Afghan forces in Nangarhar, claims local officials

[KhaamaPress] A group of 72 sympathizers of ISIS Khurasan terror group surrendered to Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province, the local officials said Sunday.

The officials further added that the gunnies surrendered to the Afghan forces in Achin and Haska Mina districts late on Saturday night.

Ashiqullah Sadat, the district chief of Achin said 69 ISIS gunnies handed over themselves to the Afghan forces with 76 women and 96 children in this district.

The district chief of Haska Mina also confirmed that three ISIS gunnies surrendered to Afghan forces in this district on Saturday night.

...back at the shootout, Butch shot Black Bart's other gun out of his other hand......
the provincial government in a statement said the ISIS gunnies also handed over several weapons to the Afghan forces.

The statement further added the local authorities predict that more ISIS gunnies may surrender to Afghan forces in coming days.

The Ministry of Defense had earlier announced that the Afghan forces have increased pressures against the terror group in unprecedented manner during the recent months, forcing hundreds of gunnies of the terror group to surrender.
Posted by: 3dc || 11/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa North
At least 3 members of Egypt security forces killed in Sinai blast
[IsraelTimes] Egyptian officials said Sunday that a roadside kaboom killed at least three members of the security forces in the restive northern Sinai province.

The explosion hit their armored vehicle in the town of Sheikh Zuweid. Four other security force members were maimed, including an officer.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to news hounds.

No group immediately grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/18/2019 04:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Egypt military court sentences Libyan to death, others to prison over 2017 attack on police
[AlAhram] An Egyptian military court has sentenced a Libyan krazed killer to death and others to heavy jail terms over a deadly krazed killer attack on security forces two years ago.

The case stems from an October 2017 attack on a police patrol in the Bahariya Oasis in the Western Desert which killed 16 security personnel and injured 13 others.

The court sentenced on Sunday a Libyan krazed killer, identified as Abdel-Rehim al-Mosmary, to death. The man, who was the main defendant in the case, received training on using heavy weapons and making explosives in Libya before infiltrating into Egypt through the Western Desert to carry out terrorist attacks in the country, the court said. He was arrested shortly after the attack.

Five others were sentenced to life imprisonment and 15 to between three and 15 years over charges including murder, attempted murder and joining a terrorist group, the court said. It did not specify the nationalities of the other defendants.

Thirty others have been exonerated in the case.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/18/2019 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

Caribbean-Latin America
Gulf Cartel Gunmen Wound Four Mexican Cops near Texas Border
[BREITBART] MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas ‐ Four Mexican state coppers are recuperating from their injuries after a group of Gulf Cartel button men ambushed them in the border city of Matamoros. The attack comes at a time when Tamaulipas state authorities are actively hunting one of the top leaders within that criminal organization. The attack took place this week in the downtown area of Matamoros near the "Trevino Zapata" open-air market, law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart Texas. A group of Gulf Cartel button men drove by a squad of coppers and began firing automatic weapons at the officers.

The attack prompted a response by authorities who attempted to fight off the attack from one of their police vehicles with unit number 1154. The patrol vehicle took heavy gunfire and crashed into one of the gunmen’s vehicles.

Four officers were struck by gunfire and sustained various injuries. The brazen attack prompted a massive response by law enforcement and military forces as they tended to the injured officers and began a manhunt in search of the attackers. Authorities arrested at least one suspect in the attack as part of the ongoing investigation.

Posted by: Fred || 11/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Mexico is a failed state. Build that damned wall -- faster please.
Posted by: Lex || 11/18/2019 21:13 Comments || Top||

France Shuts Down Mosques and Schools Linked to Islamism in 15 Neighbourhoods
Fascinating. I assume all the members of said Muslim institutions have been thoroughly investigated and connections mapped...
[BREITBART] The French government has shut down mosques, schools, and associations linked to the spread of Islamist ideology in fifteen neighbourhoods across the country. French Secretary of State for the Interior Laurent Nuñez announced the closure of 130 drinking establishments, 12 places of worship, three schools, and nine associations linked to radical Islamism on Friday, Le Gay Pareeien reports.

"We fight against political Islamism that suggests that the law of God is superior to that of the Republic," he told French media. He added that in his view political Islamism should not be conflated with the religion of Islam more generally.

While Nuñez noted that the closures occurred in fifteen different neighbourhoods, he did not identify which specific neighbourhoods were affected by the closures. The closures come as part of the National Plan for the Prevention of Radicalization (PNPR).

Posted by: Fred || 11/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Wow. The French want to... live.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/18/2019 2:37 Comments || Top||

#2  parked in front of Marseilles synagogue

"Wudn't us... and when Notre-Dame de la Garde goes up, we didn't have nuthin to do with that, either!"
Posted by: Abdul from East Théoule9326 || 11/18/2019 2:39 Comments || Top||

#3  93 years too late.
Posted by: Airandee || 11/18/2019 6:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Political Islam and religious Islam are inseparable.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 11/18/2019 6:33 Comments || Top||

#5  in his view political Islamism should not be conflated with the religion of Islam more generally.

FBJ, this is a fine example of the Post Modern disease. A truly mind boggling aversion to reality clothed in PC nonsense.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/18/2019 7:19 Comments || Top||

#6  It's not Islam Islam.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/18/2019 7:32 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/18/2019 8:23 Comments || Top||

#8  What's french for "Well, duh!" and no, Grom, I know it isn't "mangez merde".
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/18/2019 8:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Now they REALLY are No-GO zones.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/18/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

Mais, ce n'est pas une Bidonville
Posted by: Lex || 11/18/2019 21:20 Comments || Top||

Jihadi Bride Returns to Germany, Arrested on Arrival
[BREITBART] A German woman accused of joining the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in Syria and marrying an IS fighter has been arrested on arrival in Germany.

Federal prosecutors said the woman, identified only as Nasim A., was arrested Friday evening. They said Saturday she were tossed into the calaboose by Kurdish forces early this year and held at the al-Hawl camp in north-eastern Syria.

Prosecutors say she travelled to Syria in late 2014 and married an IS fighter. The couple allegedly moved to Tal Afar, Iraq, where they lived in an IS-seized house. The woman ran the household, receiving $100 per month from IS and leaving her husband free to fight for IS.

Prosecutors didn´t detail the circumstances of her return to Germany. The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
is currently engaged in a push to deport IS members.
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Rocket hits Baghdad Green Zone, no casualties reported: Police, diplomats
[AlAhram] A rocket hit Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, which houses embassies and government buildings, on Sunday but caused no casualties or major damage, two police sources said.

Diplomatic sources said aerial bombardment sirens sounded after a blast.
An Nahar adds:
Protesters in Baghdad’s sprawling Sadr City neighborhood on Sunday blocked roads in an effort to keep employees from getting to their workplaces, snarling traffic in some areas.

The roadblocks are in response to a call by influential Shiite holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
for a voluntary strike.

Protesters are also trying to reach the Ahrar bridge, after seizing part of the Sanak bridge and the strategic Khilani square in central Baghdad, as they continue to try to get to the heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of government.

Posted by: trailing wife || 11/18/2019 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Basra roads closed as national protests continue
[Rudaw] Protesters in Basra blocked main roads in the city early on Sunday morning to push people to continue nationwide strikes.

The road blockades follow Sunday announcements of national strikes in an attempt to push the Iraqi government to meet the demands of the protesters.

Four provinces in southern Iraq, including Wasit, Babil, Misan, and Dhi Qar announced Sunday as a national holiday as a result of the strikes.

In Baghdad, many schools have been closed by protesters.

"The school is closed after an official order from the people," reads posters hung on their doors.

At least 320 protesters and members of the security forces have been killed since October 1, with around 15,000 others maimed due to the festivities between security forces and protesters.

The government has been slow to respond to protester demands, prompting the blockade of roads leading to major oil fields in the south of the country. City centers have also been shut down, leaving schools and workplaces empty in order to pressure Baghdad officials.

Protests persisted in the southern city of Basra on Saturday, where the main road to one of the country’s biggest oilfields was blocked off.

Located 60 kilometers from Basra, Majnoon is one of the richest oil fields in the world, with an estimated 38 billion barrels of oil.

The blockade of oilfields, oil tanker routes and major ports by protesters has crippled the Iraqi economy, draining the country of billions of dollars. A single week of blockade at Umm Qasr port in Basra caused an estimated 6$ billion in losses.

The United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
' Special Envoy to Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, called on protesters to avoid blocking roads to oil installations and ports, as they cause "billions in losses" and undermine the fulfillment of protesters' legitimate demands.

"Disruption of critical infrastructure also of grave concern. Responsibility of all to protect public facilities. Threats/closures of roads to oil installations, ports causing billions in losses. Detrimental to Iraq's economy, undermines fulfilling protesters' legitimate demands," Hennis-Plasschaert tweeted.

Hennis-Plasschaert’s tweet angered Iraqis, however, with many accusing the UN special representative of caring more about oil than the Iraqi people.
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Israel Arrests Lebanese Man who Jumps Border Fence
More on this brief story from yesterday.
[AnNahar] The Israeli military says it has arrested a man who crossed its northern border from Leb.

It added that the Lebanese national was being held for questioning.

Leb's state-run National News Agency said a Lebanese man jumped over the border fence into Israel after shooting two people on the Lebanese side of the frontier.

Israel has been on high alert since August, when its aircraft struck targets in Syria and Leb linked to Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and 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...
In September, brief cross-border fighting erupted after Hizbullah fired a barrage of missiles in response to Israeli Arclight airstrike
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#1  Gee, a fence. What a novel idea.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/18/2019 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  It would be nice if an incident like that on our southern border would make international news.
Posted by: Gliling Smith2196 || 11/18/2019 13:30 Comments || Top||

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket fire
[DAWN] Israel targeted Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", in air strikes on Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
early on Saturday after rockets were fired at it from the Paleostinian enclave, the army said, two days after a fragile ceasefire began.

Hamas, the Islamist movement that has de facto control over the Gaza Strip, had been spared the brunt of Israeli bombardment during this week’s flare-up which focused on its hardline ally 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...
A ceasefire has been in place since Thursday morning following the wave of tit-of-tat air strikes and rocket fire between Israel and Islamic Jihad ‐ the territory’s second most powerful krazed killer group.

The army said it launched Saturday’s strikes after "two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory" and were intercepted by air defences. It was not immediately known who fired the rockets.

Paleostinian security sources said the Israeli strikes were aimed at two Hamas sites in the north of the territory.

"Among the sites targeted was a military camp of the Hamas terror organization and a military compound used by the Hamas naval forces," a statement from the Israeli military said.

"In addition an underground terror infrastructure was also targeted." There were no reports of casualties.

It was the first time Hamas had been hit since this week’s escalation began with Israel’s assassination of a top Islamic Jihad commander early on Tuesday.

That strike triggered almost immediate retaliatory rocket fire from Islamic Jihad, which set off air-raid sirens and sent Israelis rushing to bomb shelters in the country’s southern and central regions.

The Israeli military said around 450 rockets were fired at its territory during the fighting and air defences intercepted dozens of them.

The military responded with air strikes it said targeted Islamic Jihad krazed killer sites and rocket- and missile-launching squads.

After two days of fighting which killed 34 Paleostinians and no Israelis, a ceasefire was agreed.

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Southeast Asia
Eight soldiers injured in clash with Abus in Sulu
[SunStar] Eight Philippine soldiers were injured as the troops clashed anew with Abu Sayyaf militants on Wednesday while military operations against the rebels continue in the province of Sulu.

Western Mindanao Command chief Cirilito Sobejana said the battle broke out when the soldiers spotted some 40 Abu Sayyaf rebels while on security operation on Wednesday in Buhanginan Village, Patikul. He said the firefight lasted for about 40 minutes, after which the militants, followers of Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan and Radullan Sahiron, fled dragging along their casualties.

The military are continuously conducting focused military operations in a bid to rescue a number of hostages, including foreigners, from the hands of the Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu, Sobejana said.
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Idlib: Russian Strikes Kill Nine Civilians in Syria
[AnNahar] Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia on Sunday killed nine civilians in the jihadist-run enclave of Idlib in the northwest of the country, a war monitor said.

Five of the victims died in the village of al-Malaja in southern Idlib province while the other four were killed in raids on the town of Saraqeb in the east, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

A number of people were maimed, some seriously, the monitor's head Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP, though he was unable to say how many.

The Idlib region, home to around three million people including many displaced by Syria's eight-year civil war, is controlled by the country's former al-Qaeda affiliate.

The Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
jihadist alliance also controls parts of neighboring Aleppo and Latakia provinces.

The region is one of the last holdouts of opposition to forces of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
A ceasefire announced by Russia has largely held since late August.

But the Observatory says 48 civilians -- including 16 children -- have been killed in Russian air strikes on the region since the start of November.

The Britannia-based monitor, which relies on sources inside Syria, says it determines who carries out an air strike according to flight patterns, as well as aircraft and the munitions involved.

Last month Assad said Idlib was standing in the way of an end to the civil war that has ravaged his country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/18/2019 04:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  The Britannia-based monitor, which relies on sources inside Syria...

"Sources", eh? Well, that's good enough for me!
Posted by: SteveS || 11/18/2019 9:40 Comments || Top||

Turkish military turn civilian houses in Afrin into military points
[NPASYRIA] Violations and harassment operations by the Ottoman Turkish military and the affiliated armed opposition groups, the so-called "Olive Branch" continue against the local people of Afrin, to force them to leave in some way, without being held accountable.

North-Press correspondent reported that Ottoman Turkish-backed armed opposition groups have made the house of a lock citizen in ​​the town of Jinderis, south-west of Afrin into a military point.

According to local sources inside Afrin, which is still controlled by Ottoman Turkish military and its affiliated gangs, these groups turned the house of Khalil Horo into a military point for its murderous Moslems.

Moreover, North-Press also obtained photographs documenting the process of transforming the house into a military point and surrounding it with earthen berms, at the entrance to the town of Jinderis.

It is noteworthy that ​​the region of Afrin in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo, since the control of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
and its backed armed opposition groups over the region, has been undergoing a state of insecurity and chaos, manifested by kidnappings of civilians and looting of people's properties, in addition to killing and displacement operations.

Earlier, North-Press has published that a local source within Afrin region, confirmed that the Ottoman Turkish military and its affiliated of al-Hamzat militia destroyed the house of Hannan Zaher Omar, in the village of Qara Gul of Bulbul district, looted his property and raised the flag of the Ottoman Turkish military above it.

The source added that the Ottoman Turkish army took out the citizen Muhammad Hannan from his house, destroyed the sanitation system and looted the house, as the of the house Muhammad Hannan, is not allowed to return to it.

Furthermore, Ottoman Turkish-backed al-Hamzat militia also destroyed the house of Mannan Omar from the village of Qara Gul of Bulbul district, under the pretext of dealing with separatist agendas, as the source has told North-Press. Where those gunnies took his property in front of his house and ruined them, in order to terrorize the local villagers.

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Perpetrator identity of al-Bab bombing revealed, locals demanding his execution
[NPASYRIA] The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has revealed the identity of the perpetrator who struck the city of al-Bab yesterday, which resulted in dozens of deaths and others maimed. Hundreds of local residents of the city went out in a demonstration in front of the cop shoppe to demand the "execution" of the boom-mobileer, but the local police responded by gun shots.

The Observatory said it had obtained information from trusted sources to reveal the identity of the bomber who killed 19 people and injured dozens.

According to the Observatory, the bomber is called (A. Y.) and comes from the village of Jeblat al-Hamra of eastern al-Bab countryside. He was a former member of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terrorist group (ISIS) and participated in the battles of Manbij and al-Bab.

After the Turks took control over al-Bab area, he joined al-Hamzat militia of the Syrian National Army before leaving them. He was arrested yesterday in al-Bab by the military police in the city.

In the same context, the observatory said that yesterday hundreds of people in al-Bab city went out in a demonstration in front of the cop shoppe building in the city, demanding the execution of the bomber. Several demonstrators broke into the building to express their dissatisfaction with the chaos status in the city.

The sources said that the police leaders did not go out to the people to know their demands, which made the situation between the demonstrators and the police worse, and led the police to initiate gun shots to disperse them and keep them away from the station.

The areas under the control of the Ottoman Turkish-backed armed opposition groups are in a state of security chaos in light of repeated bombings, liquidations, kidnappings and theft. Also there is widespread public turnout and dissatisfaction among civilians.

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Motorcycle bomb exploded in "Khishman" neighborhood, near Military Bridge in Hasakah

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Renewed heavy Clashes between SDF and Turkish-backed armed opposition groups in the area of Sharakrak, 10km east of Ein-Issa on M4

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Car bomb in northern Syria leaves 19 dead
[DAWN] A boom-mobile killed 19 people, 13 of them civilians, in the Ottoman Turkish-controlled town of al-Bab in northern Syria on Saturday, a war monitor said.

The bomb, which struck a bus and taxi station in the town, also maimed 33 people, some of them seriously, the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
and its Syrian proxies control several pockets of territory on the Syrian side of the border as a result of successive incursions in 2016-17, 2018 and 2019.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing but the Observatory said there had been persistent security incidents in the town since its capture by Ottoman Turkish troops from the murderous Moslem Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in February 2017. The town, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) northeast of Syria’s second city Aleppo, was one of the westernmost strongholds of the jihadists’ self-styled "caliphate" which was finally eradicated by US-backed Kurdish forces in eastern Syria in March.

Turkey blamed the boom-mobileing on the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) against whom it launched a new invasion further east last month.

Kurdish fighters "continue to target innocent civilians using the same methods as ISIS," the defence ministry said on its official Twitter account using another acronym for IS.

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Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2019-11-18
  Basra roads closed as national protests continue
Sun 2019-11-17
  Today's Hong Kong Images on Twitter -
Sat 2019-11-16
  Protests erupt across Iran, burning banks, angry over gas prices
Fri 2019-11-15
  Roger Stone found guilty by D.C. jury.
Thu 2019-11-14
  121 ISIS militants and relatives surrender to Afghan forces in Nangarhar, 300+ in past week
Wed 2019-11-13
  Live: the House’s Trump Impeachment hearings starting at 10 a.m. ET
Tue 2019-11-12
  Israel hit by rockets after killing Islamic Jihad leader Abu al-Ata in Gaza
Mon 2019-11-11
  Thanks to all the veterans on Veterans Day!
Sun 2019-11-10
  Bolivia's president announces his resignation
Sat 2019-11-09
  Will Julian Assange Die in Prison? Is that why a "dead man" data dump just took place?
Fri 2019-11-08
  WikiLeaks just dropped their databomb
Thu 2019-11-07
  Extremist outfit Allahr Dal banned in Bangladesh
Wed 2019-11-06
  Mexico Deploys Forces to Northern State After Nine US Mormons Killed
Tue 2019-11-05
  Three American Mormon mothers and six of their children are EXECUTED
Mon 2019-11-04
  Report: Turkey-backed militia attacks American troops in Syria

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