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Israel pounds Hamas after 15 injured in rocket barrage
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Afghanistan
Key Taliban commander killed, another detained in Logar operations
[KhaamaPress] A key Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
commander'>Taliban Überstürmbannführer
has been killed while another local Taliban Überstürmbannführer has been incarcerated
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
during separate operations conducted in Central Pashtun-infested Logar province of Afghanistan.

The 303rd Spinghar Commandment in a statement said at least ten Talibs were killed during an operation conducted in Mohammad Agha district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted in Zarghoon area of the district and as a result at least four holy warriors were arrested.

One of the key Taliban Überstürmbannführers identified as Khalid was also among those arrested, the statement said, adding that the detained Taliban Überstürmbannführer was involved in major destructive activities which had destabilized the province.

The 303rd Spinghar Commandment said another key Taliban Überstürmbannführer who was in charge of a group of at least 20 holy warriors was killed during another operation in Khrwar district.

The detained Taliban Überstürmbannführer has been identified as Mohibullah and was killed along with one of his comrades, the statement by Spinghar Commandment added.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Another day, another "key" Taliban commander. Who is probably 17 years old. I don't think "key" means the same thing to me as it does these guys.
Posted by: gorb || 08/08/2018 13:11 Comments || Top||

#2  I think the local equivalent of E4 counts as "senior leader".
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 08/08/2018 13:57 Comments || Top||


Al-Qaeda's senior leader killed with comrades in Helmand province
[KhaamaPress] A big shot of al-Qaeda terrorist network has been killed during an operation of the Afghan Special Forces in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

A front man for the Special Forces Unity Ahamd Jawid Salim confirmed that the senior al-Qaeda network leader Abdul Rahim al-Mesri was killed in Garamser district.

Salim further added that al-Mesri was killed together with his six comrades during the operations conducted in Khon Bibi village.

He aid at least two foreign nationals hailing from Pakistain were also tossed in the clink
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
during the operation.

According to Salim, the Afghan forces also confiscated four Ak-47 rifles, a pistol, three sets of radio, 4 mobile phones, 8 laptop computers, 21 hard disc drives, some documents including passports were confiscated.

He also added that the Afghan forces also destroyed eight Ak-47 rifles, 3 rockets, 6 hand grenades, 1 suicide kaboom vest, and bomb making facility.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed bandidos turbans are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


51 militants killed, wounded in Bala Bolok clashes, claims Farah officials
[KhaamaPress] The local officials in western Farah province are claiming that 51 Talibs were killed or maimed during the festivities in Bala Bolok district.

Provincial governor’s front man Nasir Mehri said the festivities took place late on Monday night after a large group of turbans launched coordinated attacks on security posts.

Mehri further added that the Afghan forces responded to the attack by the Talibs, leaving at least 19 of them dead and 32 others maimed.

According to Mehri, the Afghan forces called in Arclight airstrikes during the attack which inflicted heavy casualties on the turbans.

The anti-government armed turban groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the security situation in western Farah province has started to deteriorate during the recent months as the anti-government armed turbans are attempting to expand their foothold in some key western provinces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram Kills Seven Villagers in NE Nigeria
[AnNahar] Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
jihadists have killed seven villagers in a dawn raid in Nigeria's restive northeast, local militia and a resident said Tuesday.

Gunmen in trucks and on cycle of violences late Monday attacked Munduri, a village 13 kilometres (eight miles) north of Borno state capital Maiduguri, firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades, according to resident Abdullahi Bunu.

"The attackers seized seven people and beheaded them before setting fire to the entire village," militia leader Umar Ari told AFP by telephone from Maiduguri.

Those who were decapitated were the village chief and his wife, Bunu said.

"We returned this morning and found the entire village burnt along with all our food supplies and livestock".

Boko Haram has intensified its armed campaign in recent weeks, including against military targets in which dozens of troops are believed to have been either killed or missing.

The rebels have split into two groups, and it was not immediately clear which was behind the latest attack.

A faction loyal to Abubakar Shekau
... the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fired by the Caliph and refused to step down ...
is notorious for indiscriminate killings of civilians while the Abu Mus'ab al-Barnawi faction -- which is affiliated to the so-called 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....
-- largely focuses on attacking the military.

Five people were killed in a similar raid last week in Gasarwa village, near the garrison town of Monguno.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


India-Pakistan
2 girls school set on fire in Pishin district
[DAWN] Unidentified assailants allegedly set 2 girls schools on fire in Tehsil Khanozai area of Pishin district on Tuesday night and fled, DawnNewsTV reported.

The Balochistan...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
education secretary has said that action will be taken against those involved in the incident.

Besides, there have been no reports of casualties so far as the schools were closed at the time of the incident.

Last week, person or persons unknown had burned down at least 12 schools in Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer district, causing panic among residents, locals and police had said.

Diamer Superintendent Police (SP) Roy Ajmal told Dawn that 12 schools ─ at least half of which are girls-only schools ─ had been set on fire overnight. He said that in some cases, books had also been thrown outside the schools and set alight.

An initial report of the incident has been submitted to the chief minister, according to GB Information Minister Shams Mir.

According to the report, the "miscreants" carried out the attacks in an "organised manner". The assailants first vandalised the buildings and then set them on fire, said the report.

Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Fighting in India-held Kashmir leaves 2 rebels, 4 Indian soldiers dead
[DAWN] Four soldiers and two suspected rebels were killed on Tuesday in a gunbattle along the highly militarized de facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmire between India and Pakistain, the Indian army said.

The six combatants were killed in fighting that erupted after a group of snuffies crossed from Azad Jammu and Kashmire into the India-held portion in Gurez sector, said Indian army front man Col. Rajesh Kalia.

He said the army's patrolling party intercepted the infiltrating group early Tuesday.

Military authorities rushed in a reinforcement of soldiers to the mountainous and forested area where they were still conducting searches for other possible holy warriors.

One among the army's fatalities was an officer.

There was no independent confirmation of the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


1.8 tons of narcotics seized in countrywide operations
[DAWN] The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) seized 1.8 tons narcotics and placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
30 people allegedly involved in drug trafficking besides impounding 18 vehicles across the country.

According to a blurb, the seized drugs included 1,713 kg hashish, 59 kg opium, 25 kg heroin and 12 kg amphetamine.

The ANF Rawalpindi arrested Azmat Ali, a resident of Gujrat, at the Islamabad International Airport (IIA) and recovered 1.8 kg amphetamine from him.

In another operation, the ANF Rawalpindi intercepted a car at the Islamabad toll plaza and recovered 3.3 kg hashish concealed in its doors. Two suspects, identified as Amjidullah and Abdul Qadir, residents of Khyber Agency
... the place to go if you've got an Indiana Jones hat and whip. Chock full of high adventure and treacherous Pathans. You should really train up to it, though...
, were arrested.

The ANF also arrested Jan Mohammad, a resident of Mardan, and Masud, of Charsadda, at the IIA and recovered 3.37 kg amphetamine from them.

Another suspect, identified as Rehmat Zaib, a resident of Swat, was held at the IIA after three kg amphetamine was recovered from his bag.

Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  the seized drugs included 1,713 kg hashish, 59 kg opium, 25 kg heroin and 12 kg amphetamine

"Shoot, a fellow could have a pretty good weekend in Las Vegas with all that stuff."
Posted by: SteveS || 08/08/2018 11:35 Comments || Top||

#2  This may be why Chicago was so distressed last weekend.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/08/2018 18:38 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi troops kill three Islamic State militants in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) ‐ A security source said on Tuesday that three 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....
snuffies were killed last night as they were trying to sneak into al-Daur district in Salahuddin.

Speaking to al-Watan Newspaper, the source said that a force from the 21st brigade of the paramilitary al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) set an ambush last night for a group of IS holy warriors, who were trying to infiltrate into al-Daur district in order to target security premises and houses there.

According to the source, the troops managed to kill three of the infiltrators while two others expeditiously departed at a goodly pace into an unknown location.

None of the pro-government fighters were either killed or maimed in the operation, said the source.
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Eight Islamic State terrorists arrested, search ongoing for 12 others in Mosul: Official
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Eight members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group were incarcerated
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
Tuesday in a security campaign in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city, the latest in a series of arrests against the IS dormant cells in the country, a security official was quoted as saying.

"Security forces received information that 20 Islamic State snuffies had sneaked into al-Zanjily district in western Mosul to carry out terrorist attacks against residents there," Major Khalil Ibrahim told IKH News on Tuesday.

"Immediately, the troops launched a security campaign in search of the IS terrorists, managing to arrest eight of them," Ibrahim said, adding that 12 other Death Eaters managed to escape into an unknown location.

According to Ibrahim, "among the arrestees are IS leaders of Arab and Ottoman Turkish origins." He added that a manhunt was launched in search of the other IS terrorists.

Moreover, a security source pointed out that an army force found four tunnels containing light weapons, ammunition, and cell phones in the area between Rabia city and the Syrian territories (135 km northwest of Mosul).
Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Baghdad bomb & bullet bulletin: 6 innocents kaboomed, illegal Ukrainian caught


Four people injured in bomb blast, southwest of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four people, including a child, were wounded in a bomb blast, southwest of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Tuesday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, "a bomb, placed inside a vehicle carrying commuters, went off while passing by al-Aamel district, southwest of Baghdad, leaving four people, including a child and a woman, injured."

Ambulances managed to transfer the wounded to nearby hospital for treatment, the source, who preferred anonymity, added.

Ukrainian arrested in Baghdad airport over forged residency
A former jihadi just trying to get home?
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq's borders agency said in a statement on Tuesday a Ukrainian national was arrested for carrying a forged residency document.

The arrested person was on his way to Kiev aboard an Iraqi Airways flight, but got arrested upon having his documents checked at the airport, said the statement quoted by Shafaq News website.

The statement by the agency said the person was referred to the judiciary via a police department.

Two civilians wounded as roadside bomb explodes in Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – Two civilians were wounded Tuesday in a bomb attack in northern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

"A roadside bomb exploded early today in al-Taji district in northern Baghdad, leaving two civilians wounded," the source told Alghad Press website.

According to the source, the two civilians were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and a probe was opened into the attack.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) militant group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Civilian killed in bomb blast in Iraq's Diyala province
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi civilian was killed on Tuesday when an bomb went off in Diyala province, a security source was quoted saying.

The source told Iraqi Ikhnews website that the device was placed on the side of a road in central Meqdadiah.

Explosives planted 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....
turbans to fend off advancing Iraqi security forces have killed many civilians and security personnel, even after the Iraqi government declared the recapture of all territories that had been under the bully boys’ control in December 2017.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq sentences 5 to death over Islamic State affiliation: judicial spokesman
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A court in Iraq has sentenced five persons to death over links with 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....
bad boy group, a spokesperson of the judicial authorities was quoted saying on Tuesday.

Abdul-Sattar al-Bayraqdar, a spokesperson of the Iraqi judicial council, said in a statement that the Baghdad-based Central Criminal Court sentenced five persons to death by hanging for having operated at various sections of the bad boy group, finding them guilty of "taking part in fighting against security forces in the provinces of Anbar and Nineveh.

Iraq has sentenced dozens to death, including foreigners, for affiliation with IS.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar antics: 32 turbans permanently unwound, unknown bad guys kill cop


Bodies of 12 Islamic State members found, west of Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Twelve bodies of Islamic State members were found in the wake of an airstrike, carried out by the U.S.-led Coalition, west of Anbar, the Security Media Center said on Tuesday.

In a statement on Tuesday, Maj. Gen. Yahia Rasool, spokesperson for the center, said "the U.S.-led Coalition carried out an airstrike, under supervision of the Joint Operations Command and coordination of the Jazira Operations Commad, targeting a cave, where the militants were hiding, in one of the valleys, northwest of Rawa."

"After the troops inspected the region, bodies of 12 Islamic State militants were found," the statement said, adding that the strike leaders of the militant groups were among the killed ones.

Earlier today, news reports said 20 IS members were killed in an operation that targeted four tunnels in Annah, west of the province.

Police conscript killed in armed attack, west of Anbar: Source

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A police conscript was killed in an armed attack, west of Anbar, security source was quoted saying on Tuesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, "a conscript of the emergency forces in Anbar was killed, last night, in al-Sahliya village, west of Hit, as three unidentified gunmen attacked his house."

Security troops, according to the source, "cordoned off the accident scene and conducted investigations."
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel pounds Hamas after 15 injured in rocket barrage
[JPost Breaking] IDF strikes 12 Hamas terror targets after close to 50 projectiles fired towards southern Israel. The Israel Air Force retaliated by striking targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening after 15 people were treated for injuries resulting form rocket attacks from Gaza against southern Israel.

Following the barrages the IAF struck 12 terror targets including a plant used to manufacture components intended for the construction of tunnels as well as a tunnel for maritime terrorism along Israel's coast.

A number of terror targets in several military sites, including weapons and rockets, as well as a military compound that serves as a central logistic warehouse were also hit by IAF jets.

Red Alert sirens continued to sound in the South into late in the evening.

Hamas issued a statement saying: "We are delivering on our promise. The resistance accepted the responsibility to even the playing field with the enemy and it is succeeding in doing so."

According to the IDF, 36 projectiles were launched from the Hamas-run enclave as of late Wednesday night; four were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman held a security assessment with senior military and defense officials at the IDF Kirya Headquarters in Tel Aviv following the initial rocket barrage.

According to Barzilai Medical Center, six people were treated for body injuries and nine people were treated for shock.

Four of the projectiles fell in Sderot. A 34 year old was in light-to-moderate condition with wounds from glass shards and a 20 year old was in light condition with injuries to his limbs from Iron Dome shrapnel.

Civilians were treated at the scene after suffering from stress, including two pregnant women who started having contractions.

Two homes in Sderot were also reportedly hit by the shrapnel and several cars were damaged.

The rocket fire from Gaza came shortly after an IDF tank struck Hamas posts in Gaza after shots were fired across the border towards civilian engineering vehicles working on the IDF’s underground barrier with the coastal enclave.

At least one Gazan citizen was reported injured.

"Terrorists shot at civilian vehicles that were being used in an effort to construct the barrier around the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. One vehicle was hit," the IDF said.

Earlier on Wednesday, the IDF closed several roads near the Gaza border after warning that it was concerned about a retaliatory attack by Hamas after two of its elite members were killed in an IDF strike on Tuesday.

According to the IDF, Route 25 and several other smaller roads were closed after Hamas was identified as having cleared several military positions along the border and threats made by the group.

The rocket fire also comes as a senior Hamas official said that UN and Egyptian-mediated cease-fire talks between the terror group and Israel have reached "advanced stages," with a deal expected to be signed soon.

"We can say that actions led by the United Nations and Egypt are in advanced stages and we hope it could yield some good from them," Khalil Al-Hayya, deputy Hamas chief in Gaza, told Al Jazeera television.

"What is required is for calm to be restored along the border between us and the Zionist enemy (Israel)."

On Sunday, Israel’s Security Cabinet met to discuss the proposed cease-fire agreement. The Prime Minister’s Office released a statement afterward saying that the IDF was ready for any eventuality.

Despite the cease-fire talks, dozens of fires have ignited following the continued launching of aerial incendiary devices into southern Israel. In response, IDF aircraft have continued to strike the cells launching the devices.

Hundreds of such devices have been launched towards Israel since late March when Gazans began weekly protests along the border with Israel.

The protests have been called the greatest threat to Israeli security in the region since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, due to the combination of terror tunnels, riots, attempted infiltration and the use of incendiary items.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 158 Gazans have been killed since the start of the weekly "March of Return."
Posted by: Frank G || 08/08/2018 17:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Live updates: Flareup in the south
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/08/2018 17:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Guess they couldn’t wait until Friday, but the negotiations toward the five year hudna were going so well.

Good article, and the live updates are helpful to follow the flow of things. A couple of key items:

[00:44] 30-year-old Palestinian killed in IDF strike reportedly identified as the son of senior Hamas commander

30yr old #Palestinian killed in #Israel airstrike tonight identified as Ali al-Ghandour, the son of senior #Hamas commander Abu Anas Ghandour. The father was designated by the @StateDept as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist last year

00:32] 30-year-old Palestinian reported killed in IDF strike in northern Gaza Strip
The Palestinian Health ministry reported late Wednesday night that Ali Randour, a 30-year-old Palestinian, was killed in IDF strikes in the northern Gaza Strip.

The IDF strike came in response to hours of intense rocket fire emanating from the Gaza Strip.

00:25] IDF spokesperson reports over 70 rockets launched, 11 intercepted
The IDF spokesperson reports over 70 rockets launched during the evening, most of which landed in open territory and 11 of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.


Pound ‘em flat, Israel.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/08/2018 19:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Flatter than flat; concave even. Why does Israel tolerate this crap? I don’t understand. It’s not like the lefties and terrorists (Birm) will suddenly like Israel. End them.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 08/08/2018 20:45 Comments || Top||

#4  It goes with a good pounding right check out the graphic amazing- https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-08/german-bomb-squad-called-after-vibrator-shuts-down-berlin-airport!
Posted by: Jack Chaiter7913 || 08/08/2018 21:56 Comments || Top||

#5  "Israel launches savage entirely unprovoked attack on fluffy bunnies, baby ducks, and innocent children" -- CNN Headline to come.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/08/2018 22:47 Comments || Top||


Israeli strike kills two Hamas militants in Gaza
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Israeli strike on Tuesday killed two forces of Evil of the Gazoo Strip’s ruling Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, movement after shots were fired at soldiers, Gazook and Israeli officials said.

The krazed killer group’s military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, confirmed in a statement that the dead men were its fighters, naming them as Ahmed Murjan and Abdel-Hafez al-Silawi.

It said a series of kabooms had targeted a military site while it was being visited by big shots, without naming them.

An Israeli military statement, apparently referring to the same incident, said that the army returned fire after shots were fired at its soldiers from a Hamas post in the northern Gazoo Strip, next to the border with Israel.

Paleostinian security sources said that the Israeli attack was in the north of the strip.

A video distributed by the Israeli army appeared to show a tank striking a military post in the Gazoo Strip.

The military said it was prepared "to target any aggression against Israel and holds Hamas responsible for everything happening in and from the Gazoo Strip."

It added that no Israeli troops were maimed in the exchange.

Hamas warned Israel that it would pay for the attack, without elaborating.

"The resistance cannot allow the occupation to impose a policy of bombing sites and targeting fighters without paying the price," it said in a statement.

Speaking later, Hamas leader Ismail Haniya condemned what he called a "crime."

He said the movement was facing "rapid political and field developments."

Since Paleostinian protests and festivities along the Gazoo border erupted at the end of March, at least 160 Paleostinians have been killed by Israeli fire.

One Israeli soldier has been rubbed out by a Paleostinian sniper.

The protests call for Paleostinians to be able to return to the land they or their families fled or were expelled from in the 1948 war surrounding the creation of Israel.

Israel says any such return would mean its end as a Jewish state.

Gazoo’s rulers Hamas have fought three wars with Israel since 2008.

The United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
and Egypt are currently trying to secure a deal between Israel and Hamas for a lasting truce.

Posted by: Fred || 08/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Pro-regime Druze militia in Syria hangs ISIS member
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Pro-government Druze turbans hanged a member of ISIS in Syria’s Sweida on Tuesday, a monitor said, just days after the snuffies executed a young hostage from the minority group.

ISIS kidnapped more than 30 Druze civilians -- women and their children -- from a remote village less than two weeks ago, during a brutal onslaught in the southern province.

The hostage situation and beheading has sparked outrage among the Druze, and on Tuesday a militia struck back.

"A member of ISIS was detained during an attack against a pro-regime position in the Sweida countryside," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

During the assault, an ISIS jacket wallah killed four government loyalists but other militia members managed to detain a second bully boy fighter.

"Druze turbans loyal to the regime executed the ISIS fighter in one of the public squares in Sweida city, by hanging," said Abdel Rahman.

Sweida 24, a local news outlet, said the ISIS member had been caught Tuesday morning in a desert area of the province.

Hundreds of people watched the execution, according to both the Observatory and Sweida 24.

Sweida province is the heartland of the country’s Druze minority, which made up around three percent of Syria’s pre-war population -- or around 700,000 people.

On July 25, ISIS waged a series of suicide kabooms, shootings, and stabbings that left more than 250 people dead across the province, most of them civilians.

It later emerged the snuffies had also kidnapped more than 30 Druze women and their children during the attack.

While ISIS grabbed credit for the violence, it has made no mention of the abductions on its usual channels.

But local sources say the group is using the hostages as a bargaining chip to pressure Syria’s government to release snuffies in its custody.

A top Druze religious official told AFP the negotiations were taking place with Russian mediation, and in coordination with Syria’s regime.

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