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Algerians mark 40th week of anti-government protests
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Red Cross: Taliban Released 10 Afghan Soldiers
[ToloNews] US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in a tweet welcomed the release of Afghan soldiers.

The International Committee of the Red Thingy (ICRC) reported that on Thursday 10 Afghan soldiers were handed over to the organization by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
"The 10 Afghan National Security Forces members were released and handed over to the ICRC in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
Province, in the District of Nahr-e Saraj," Juan Pedro Schaerer, the ICRC’s head of delegation in Afghanistan said in a statement quoted by Rooters.

"We transferred them across the frontline to Lashkar Gah where we handed them over to the Afghan authorities at the governor’s office, said Schaerer.

This follows the release of three prisoners of the Haqqani network
...a branch of the Afghan Taliban, based in Pakistain. The network is a family business founded by the later Jalaluddin Haqqani...
in exchange for two Western professors earlier in the week.

US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad announced the release in two tweets :
"Welcome the news that the Taliban released 10 Afghan soldiers today. This action followed the release of Taliban prisoners by the Afghan government, and the separate Taliban goodwill gesture of releasing two Afghanistan professors" and "Hopeful these steps lead to a reduction in violence and rapid progress towards a political settlement involving the Afghan government, the Taliban, and other Afghan leaders. The Afghan people yearn for peace and security, and we stand with them."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2019 01:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  They're probably Talib too - watch carefully.
Posted by: Glenmore || 11/23/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

10 more ISIS-K militants surrender to Afghan Special Forces in Nangarhar
[KhaamaPress] A group of ten ISIS Khurasan bandidos gunnies surrendered to Afghan Special Forces
...established in 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Each battalion is assigned to one of the six regional corps. The commandos comprise 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conduct 70% to 80% of the fighting...
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, days after hundreds of ISIS bandidos gunnies surrendered to security forces in this province.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2019 01:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Afghan Forces Launch Large-Scale Operation In Kunduz: MoD
[ToloNews] Afghan cops launched a large-scale clearing operation named "Pamir 110" in the northern province of Kunduz on Thursday to clear bully boyz from the outskirts of Kunduz city, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement.

The operation was began on Wednesday night at approximately 10 pm Kabul time when Afghan forces approached Kunduz city from various directions, the statement said, adding "The forces were well-prepared for the operation."

Gen. Nabiullah Mirzayi, with 217th Pamir Corps, has called on the people to cooperate with the security forces during the operation.

Afghan forces have launched military operations in Badakhshan, Takhar and Baghlan province and "cleared the majority of bully boyz in many places," according to MoD statement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2019 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

12 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Wardak and Paktiya clashes: Thunder Corps
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces clashed with Talibs in Wardak and Paktiya provinces in the past 24 hours killing or wounding at least 12 holy warriors.

The 203rd Thunder Corps said in a statement the security forces clashed with Talibs in Ibrahim Khel and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
yan areas of Wardak province.

The statement further added the security forces killed 4 Talibs during the festivities and maimed at least 6 others.

Furthermore, the security forces repulsed a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
attack in Rohani Baba area of Zurmat district in Paktiya, the 203rd Thunder Corps said, adding that the security forces maimed 2 Talibs during the clash.

The 201st Silab Corps also added that the security forces discovered and defused 4 improvised bombs during the operations in Ghazni province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2019 00:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Afghan forces clash with Taliban militants in two districts of Jawzjan
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed three Talibs during two separate festivities in northern Jawzjan province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the security forces clashed with Talibs in Darya Khana area of Darzab district and Charshangho area of Manjeek district on Wednesday afternoon.

The statement further added the security forces killed three Talibs during the two festivities.

An Afghan soldier also sustained injuries during the festivities, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group has not commented regarding the two festivities so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2019 00:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Taliban News: Military unit comes under attack in Paktia
[al-Emarah] Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate pounded with missiles the enemy’s military corps in the bustling provincial capital of Paktia province yesterday night, a report said but gave no casualty details.

In another report, Mujahideen fighters seized a vehicle from enemy during a surprise attack in Zurmat district of Paktia province on Thursday night.

2 puppets killed in Parwan

Arbaki killed in Laghman

Attack on post kills 2 in Balkh

5 puppets shot dead by sniper in Gerishk

6 police killed as post overrun in Helmand
Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Algerians mark 40th week of anti-government protests
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Thousands of Algerians erupted into the streets on the 40th consecutive Friday of increasingly vociferous protests against the North African nation’s leadership, expressing fears that next month’s presidential poll will be rigged.

Chanting "No election on Dec. 12!" and "Nothing will stop us!" as a police helicopter flew overhead, the demonstrators in Algiers continued their demands for an end to Algeria’s post-colonial political system. Those demands include the departure of acting leader Abdelkader Bensalah and powerful army chief Gen. Ahmed Gaid Salah.

Protest organizers estimated that tens of thousands participated in Friday’s demonstration in the Algerian capital.

Although long-time former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika
...10th president-for-life of Algeria. He was elected in 1999 and served on his third or four terms. When he announced for the fifth, or maybe it was the sixth, visibly doddering, a grateful nation rose up in its wrath and threw him out...
was ousted from power in April by the demonstrators, his legacy spawned a deep distrust of government that remains. The protesters don’t believe that those currently in power will ensure a democratic election because of their past links to the ailing, 82-year-old former leader.

The demonstrations on Friday formed a ballooning sea of placards and banners that stretched 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) down a key street in Algiers.

Thousands of protesters also erupted into the streets in the country’s big cities, including Oran, Constantine and Setif.

Coming from all sections of society - including students, doctors and teachers - the protesters who have turned out in the thousands since February are united behind a common goal of holding transparent national elections to install a brand-new leadership. They reject the vote being organized by the current leadership, whom they perceive as corrupt.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

3 suspected JMB men held in Chapainawabganj
[Dhaka Tribune] Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested three suspected members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
The JMB is said to be the youth front of Al Mujahideen, the parent organization that began working toward establishing Bangladesh as an Islamic state in the mid 1990s, which remains obscure and probably defunct today. Other organizations, such as Jama'atul Jihad, JMB, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), Hizbut Tawhid, Tawhidi Janata, Islami Jubo Shangha, Islami Shangha, Al Falah A'am Unnayan Shanstha and Shahadat-e al Hiqma are believed to be part of the Al Mujahideen network. The JMB at its peak was reported to contain at least 100,000 members, and an alleged 2,000-man suicide brigade, few of whom actually exploded. JMB allegedly received financial assistance from individual donors in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Libya. Reports have claimed that funding of JMB by international NGOs like Kuwait based Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIHS) and Doulatul Kuwait, Saudi Arabia based Al Haramaine Islamic Institute and Rabita Al Alam Al Islami, Qatar Charitable Society and UAE-based Al Fuzaira and Khairul Ansar Al Khairia. The top leadership of JMB was captured in 2005 and hung in 2007, which pretty much shot their bolt.
(JMB) from, Char Raninagar in Sadar upazila of Chapainawabganj.

The arrestees are Manirul Islam, 30, Zia ul Haq
, 33 and Hossain Ali, 39, reports UNB.

Tipped off that a group of people of the banned turban outfit gathered in the area for holding a clandestine meeting, a team of RAB-5 conducted a drive in the area, and arrested the three around 3:30 am Friday, said a blurb of RAB-5.

The elite force members also recovered some jihadi books and leaflets from their possession.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)

Indian couple go on trial in Germany accused of spying
[DW] They are charged with spying on Sikh opposition and suspected Kashmiri separatist groups and passing on the information to India's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing.

The trial of two Indian citizens accused of spying on Kashmiri and Sikh groups in Germany and sharing information with Indian intelligence agents began on Thursday at the Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt.

Manmohan S., 50, and his wife, 51-year-old Kanwal Jit K., were charged with foreign secret service agent activity in Germany.

Starting in January 2015, Manmohan is accused of obtaining information on Kashmiri separatist and Sikh groups operating in Germany and passing it on officials of India's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW
... India's Research and Analysis Wing, Pakistain's equivalent of the Boogie Man...
), posted at the Indian Consulate in Frankfurt.

From July 2017, his wife Kanwal Jit is also suspected of taking part in the intelligence gathering.

In return for their service, the couple reportedly received a total of €7,200 ($7,974) from RAW.

While the trial begins on Thursday, further hearings are scheduled up until December 12.

If convicted, the couple may be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
Added per Dron66046’s comment to aid future searches, the miscreants’ full names are Manmohan Singh and Kanwaljit Kaur. In Sikhs, every lady's a 'Kaur'.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  accused of spying on Kashmiri and Sikh groups

The R&AW is so fucking stingy and mismanaged. Why can't they recruit muslims to spy on muslims ? Poor middle aged sikh couple are expected to do everything by themselves ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/23/2019 2:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Could really be a case of another Indian family getting them into trouble because their LCD is bigger.

"I've seen that Manmohan with strange people wearing sunglasses at night."

"Are you sure they weren't just Indian rappers ?"

"Okay. How about his wife. New earrings every week. Bitch ! She's highly opinionated and informed for an indian wife ! The other day she was saying muslims are bad..."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/23/2019 2:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Former Khalistani sympathiser who claims to have spent several months in prison in India. Fled India after Indira Gandhi's assasination and applied for asylum in Germany.
Posted by: John Frum || 11/23/2019 18:45 Comments || Top||

#4  You wouldn’t happen to know their full names by any chance, John Frum? I like to have that in the record in case a report using the full name comes across my screen.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2019 19:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Manmohan Singh and Kanwaljit Kaur. In Sikhs, every lady's a 'Kaur'.

They are alleged to have been paid a measly $ 7000 for spying on dangerous separatists who are aided by Merkel's govt.

As I said. R&AW are cheapskates ! Who knows, the handler could've pocketed thousands himself ! If the allegation is true, which is highly unlikely. There's realistically no information worth $7000, which a family would risk life imprisonment or death for, in this business.

Sikh khalistani groups like the Babbar Khalsa operate wherever there are Sikhs from Canada to China; I'm sure you have them on file. One can spot them by their militant ways and secretive communities. Also, they'll hound Indian dignitaries or pro-Indian journos and politicians and even ally with islamists as and when it suits them, especially for arms and ammunition.

Worthy adversaries, but. Unlike muslims.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/23/2019 22:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Thanks much. Added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/23/2019 23:29 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkey gave militant forces German tanks in northern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish authorities gave their allied Death Eaters in Syria German-made tanks, the German magazine Bild reported on Friday.

According to the report, the Ottoman Turkish authorities supplied its allied holy warrior forces like the so-called "Syrian National Army" (SNA) with the German-made Leopard-2 tank.

The German publication said that the Ottoman Turkish-backed Death Eaters have even used these Leopard-2 tanks against the U.S. and German-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria.

One of the spokespersons for the Ottoman Turkish-backed Death Eaters confirmed to the German publication that the tanks were being used by their forces. The spokesperson said: "The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
provided us with military equipment including tanks."

The Ottoman Turkish military has been using the Leopard-2 tank since 2016; they have also supplied the holy warrior forces inside Syria with these armored vehicles.
Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Turkey detains Syrian ISIS member who organized attacks in Russia and Germany
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
has detained in Syria a member of the ISIS terror group* who has organised terror attacks in Russia and Germany, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Friday, as quoted by Ottoman Turkish Hurriyet newspaper.

"We have captured in Syria’s A’zaz one of the key ISIS terrorists, a member of the top leadership of the group, nicknamed Yusuf Huba. He used to produce bombs and to teach other people to do it, including through the Internet, he used to recruit bully boys, and he has created a network of suicide kaboomers, he used to stage terror attacks and murders with use of poison. He arranged a terror attack in Russia in 2018 and in Germany’s Hamburg as well", Soylu stated.

According to the interior minister, the detained bully boy was engaged in arranging 20 terror attacks. Syria’s A’zaz passed to Turkey’s control in 2016 as a result of the Operation Euphrates Shield.

While Ankara has repeatedly stated that its operations in Syria only targeted the ISIS group and US-backed Kurdish bully boys, which the Ottoman Turkish government considers to be terrorists, Damascus stressed that the Ottoman Turkish Army had never asked permission to act on Syrian territory.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Home Front: WoT
Smugglers busted after cutting hole in US-Mexico border wall
[NYPOST] Sixteen people have been arrested in what the feds have described as a "brazen" smuggling attempt in which they cut through a portion of the wall along the US-Mexico border and entered Southern Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, according to reports.

Border Patrol agents spotted a white Dodge 4500 utility truck crossing into the US near Campo about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday after human smugglers cut a hole in the wall, officials said.

A few minutes later, agents saw a man with a vehicle matching that description trying to cut a lock on the gate of a nearby home with bolt cutters.

"Agents activated their emergency lights and siren to stop the suspect vehicle, but the driver refused to yield and fled," border agents said.

The truck eventually stopped and the driver and the 15 other people inside the vehicle began running before finally being collared, officials said.

"All 16 admitted to entering the US illegally and were transported to a nearby Border Patrol station for processing," according to the agency.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [354 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Demand that Mexico pay for the damages.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/23/2019 0:22 Comments || Top||

#3  This is the OLD wall type using Viet Nam-era aircraft steel landing mats. The segment Trump's been replacing
Posted by: Frank G || 11/23/2019 9:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Hey, my Task Force built that Campo wall section in the early 1990, who’s calling it old? We prefers”well seasoned “!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 11/23/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||

#5  re-read my first sentence :-)
Posted by: Frank G || 11/23/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#6  But, but... California is a sanctuary state! How dare the border patrol arrest these people?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/23/2019 13:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Hellfires would work well on escaping vehicles. Or Napalm.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 11/23/2019 19:44 Comments || Top||

Iraqi and coalition forces arrest ISIS 'logistics' official, kill fighters
[THEBAGHDADPOST] In separate operations in western and northern Iraq on Friday, anti-ISIS coalition warplanes and local security forces killed a number of alleged 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....
fighters. Iraqi troops also reportedly captured an individual handling the hard boy group’s logistics support in eastern parts of Anbar province.

"An international coalition Arclight airstrike
killed several turbans inside a tunnel in the Badush mountains," the Iraqi military communications center known as the Security Media Cell said in a statement. It added that a ground team then deployed to the area and confiscated a number of bombs and food supplies being used by the Death Eaters.

The Badush mountains are located in a remote area of the northern province of Nineveh where Islamic State bandidos Death Eaters previously sought shelter in extensive tunnels they had built there.

Later, Iraq's Military Intelligence Directorate announced the arrest of an Islamic State official who it said had been managing the "logistics" for the group's activities in Anbar’s placid provincial capital of Ramadi, an area that the terrorist organization overran in 2015 and held until Iraqi forces pushed them back in 2016.

The individual was wanted as per Article 4 of Iraq’s counter-terrorism law, the directorate said. Iraqi security forces routinely make this claim in such public statements despite the fact that Article 4 only addresses sentencing guidelines.

Backed by the US-led international coalition, Iraqi forces launched another series of operations against the Islamic State in recent days and weeks. Security forces continue to hunt down remnants of the hard boy organization across the country in attempts to prevent those loyal to it from regrouping to pose an increased threat.
Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Security forces re-open Umm Qasr port
[THEBAGHDADPOST] A security source reported on Friday the reopening of the port of Umm Qasr in Basra province, after dispersing the protesters at its entrance.

The source said: "The staff managed to enter the port of Umm Qasr, which was closed by demonstrators since Monday."

"More than 100 tankers loaded with oil derivatives arrived at the port," the source added. "All events in the port of Umm Qasr is stopped until now."
Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Demonstrations along the Israel/Gaza border are cancelled for today

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Probably a good idea, what with things being a bit tense. Wouldn't do to have some Iranian catspaw get your knuckleheads overly excited and make the Juice cluster-bomb your unruly asses.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/23/2019 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Raincheck?
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/23/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Abus demand P30 million ransom for Indonesian hostages
[PhilStar] Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have reportedly demanded more than P30 million in exchange for the release of three Indonesian fishermen seized in the waters off Sabah last September. The military said it received the information from villagers shortly after a video posted on Facebook showed the captives appealing to their employer and the Indonesian government to heed the demand of the kidnappers.

A Malaysian newspaper report said that before the posting of the video, the kidnappers contacted a family member of one of the hostages and demanded ransom.

Western Mindanao Command spokesman Arvin John Encinas said ground forces and intelligence units have yet to confirm reports that Abu Sayyaf rebels were behind the kidnapping.

Maharudin Lunani, his son Muhammad Farhan, and Samiun Maneu were in a fishing trawler when they were captured off the coast of Tambisan. The victims were reportedly brought by their captors to Sulu. Malaysian authorities have said that lawless groups behind recent kidnappings of fishermen and crewmembers of foreign fishing boats off the coast of Sabah could have ties with the Abu Sayyaf.

Aside from search and rescue operations for the Indonesian fishermen, the military is also looking for a couple snatched from a resort in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur last month.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

#1  That's like $ 200,000 for one Indonesian fisherman.

"Look, guys err... why don't you just keep the day's catch and let 'em go ?"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/23/2019 1:45 Comments || Top||

Russian Wagner mercenaries are exposed for filming horrifying video of Syrian prisoner being beaten with sledgehammers and beheaded
[Daily Mail]
  • Video is thought to have been filmed in an oil field west of Palmyra, Syria, in 2017

  • Four Russian-speaking soldiers torturing to death a Syrian national who deserted from a unit

  • One perpetrator was recently identified as Stanislav D, using facial recognition technology

  • The victim was identified as Mohammed Taha Ismail al-Abdullah, a Syrian national, accused of deserting from a unit of the Syrian army
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/23/2019 18:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under:

Syrian Army unleashes heavy attack on west Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a heavy assault on the western and southwestern countrysides of Aleppo last night, as they targeted sites belonging to the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
According to reports this morning, the Syrian Arab Army fired several missiles and artillery shells towards the sites controlled by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham.

The reports said these attacks were in retaliation for the recent strikes launched on Aleppo city by the jihadist rebels. At the same time, the jihadist rebels claim their attacks are in retaliation for the strikes launched by the Russian and Syrian forces in Idlib.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Jihadist rebels and Syrian Army troops suffer heavy casualties in fierce northern Latakia battle
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels launched a new attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate on Thursday.

Led by the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), the jihadist rebels began their assault by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s positions north of the hilltop town of Kinsibba.

According to a military source near the front-lines, the Turkestan Islamic Party and their bully boy allies were able to initially infiltrate the Syrian Army’s positions after killing and wounding several soldiers.

Following the infiltration by TIP and their allies, the Russian Air Force entered the battle and began to unleash a major assault on the jihadist supply lines from the key city of Jisr al-Shughour in western Idlib.

A military source in northern Latakia told al-Masdar News this morning that the Russian Arclight airstrike
s killed and maimed more than 15 members of TIP and their allied faction, adding that most of these casualties were foreign jihadists.

The Turkestan Islamic Party in the Levant is known for its ideological proximity to the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
(HTS) terrorist organization. Its members in Syria are estimated to be in the thousands, with most of these fighters coming from China’s Xingyang region.

Posted by: Fred || 11/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [249 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Turkish Army, allies kill several Syrian soldiers in northeast Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish Army and their bully boy allies killed several Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers in the northeastern region of Syria this week.

According to a military report from the al-Hasakah Governorate in northeastern Syria, the Ottoman Turkish Army and their allied bandidos turbans targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the Abu Rasin area.

The report said the Syrian Arab Army’s positions were specifically targeted at the towns of Rabiyat and Tal al-Ward; this resulted in the death of at least four soldiers and hospitalization of several others.

This attack by the Ottoman Turkish Army may not have been intended for the Syrian military, however, as the the former reportedly targeted these two towns in northern al-Hasakah after the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) attacked the so-called "Syrian National Army’s (SNA) positions near the Abu Rasin area.

A source from the Syrian Army said that they did not respond to the attack of yet, but they have reported this ceasefire violation to the Russian military police in northeastern Syria.

Previously, the SAA and SDF repelled several attacks by the SNA on the Tal Tamr District; this has prompted the the Ottoman Turkish-backed bandidos turbans to halt their attempted advance into this part of the al-Hasakah Governorate.

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Assyrian-led forces on the front-lines in northeast Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released a new video this week showing their allies from the Assyrian-led Syriac Military Council (SMC) at the front-lines in northeastern Syria.

In the video, the Syriac Military Council can be seen preparing themselves for a potential attack by the Ottoman Turkish-backed bully boyz near the Assyrian town of Tal Tamr in the Khabour region of al-Hasakah.

The Syriac Military Council is considered one of the SDF’s closest allies in northeastern Syria, as they have fought alongside them throughout their campaign against the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) in the al-Hasakah and al-Raqqa governorates.

Syria’s Assyrian population lives predominately in the al-Hasakah Governorate, with the highest concentration of them living in the Khabour region and al-Qamishli District.

While not allied with the Syrian government, the SMC has not clashed with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) or their allies, despite being close to their lines in al-Qamishli and other parts of al-Hasakah.

The primary opponents of the SMC are currently the Islamic State and the Ottoman Turkish-led bully boy forces.

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Iran: Security forces have shot and killed at least 106 people

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