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Elite Army units moving to Idlib for major assault
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Afghanistan
Russia denies it was behind air raid in Afghanistan
[Aljazeera] Afghan officials said clashes broke out between drug smugglers and Tajik border guards before the attack.

Russia has said it was not behind an air attack in northern Afghanistan and its military aircraft has not been conducting any operations near Afghanistan's border with Tajikistan, the RIA news agency said citing the Russian Ministry of Defence.

On Monday, two Afghan government officials said a Tajik or Russian plane bombed the northeastern Durqad district of Takhar province in Afghanistan, during a clash between gunmen and Tajik border guards.

Afghan local media, quoting the provincial governor's spokesman Mohammad Jawed Hejri, said clashes broke out on Sunday afternoon between drug smugglers in Afghanistan and Tajik border guards.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2018 08:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I guess that because no civilians, goats, or donkeys were killed, the Russkies are embarrassed over their poor aim.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/27/2018 21:46 Comments || Top||


ISIL leader in Afghanistan killed in air raids
[Al Jazeera] The leader of ISIS in Afghanistan was killed in air strikes 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 fourth head of the gang to die since it emerged in the country in recent years.

Abu Saad Erhabi and 10 other 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....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS, also known as ISIS) members died in a joint operation with coalition forces on Saturday night, the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
said in a statement on Sunday.

"The emir of ISIS in Afghanistan - along with 10 others - was killed," it said, using the gang's Arabic acronym.

The air attacks on a village in Khugyani district, near the border with Pakistain, also destroyed a large number of weapons, explosives, and ammunition, the agency said.

The provincial governor's front man Attaullah Khogyani confirmed Erhabi's death.

US forces in Afghanistan said they conducted an air raid in the location described by Afghan officials, which "targeted a big shot of a designated terrorist organization".

Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "Next!"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/27/2018 7:37 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Houthis attack Saudi coalition with armed drones
[ALMASDARNEWS] Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
rebels said they had attacked a meeting for Saudi-backed forces in central Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
with armed drones, killing and injuring several.

The meeting was being held in Jraibat district of Bayda region when the facility came under attack by armed drones.

A Houthi source stated that the attack came after a series of surveillance tasks which allowed the Houthis to figure out the exact location of the meeting.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthis fire ballistic missile at Saudi military base in Nijran
[ALMASDARNEWS] A base for the Saudi Army in Nijran region was hit by a missile (type Badr-1) fired by Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
rebel fighters, killing and injuring several as well as causing material damage.

Meanwhile in the mountainous area in southern Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, a Houthi sniper managed to rubbed out 6 Saudi soldiers before he could safely retreats.

In a related context, positions for the Saudi Army in Nijran and Assir were heavily targeted by Houthi artillery and short-range missiles.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Home Front: Politix
Bad Lip Reading Parody of Press Conference
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [428 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  Wow! The press has suddenly improved! They still have a long way to go.
Posted by: gorb || 08/27/2018 1:01 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought you guys would enjoy this bit of humor at the expense of our favorite people in the media
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/27/2018 11:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Say WHAT!!.
Posted by: Dale || 08/27/2018 14:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Only needs Jim Ass-clowna from CNN...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/27/2018 15:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Thank you for mentioning it is a parody; could have fallen for that one.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/27/2018 15:31 Comments || Top||

#6  If you liked that one, I found this one and it is even better:

Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/27/2018 21:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Well crap

https://youtu.be/_DErurte4CE
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/27/2018 21:55 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Student killed in ‘crossfire’ between police and peddlers in Afghan Camp
[DAWN] A teenage student was killed and a passer-by maimed in crossfire between police and drug peddlers in Afghan Camp, also known as Kochi Camp, near Superhighway on Saturday morning, officials and witnesses said.

The incident sparked a protest by area people who staged a sit-in on Superhighway, now called M-9 Motorway, along with the coffin of the student for a considerable period of time, causing a traffic mess on the busy highway that links the city with the rest of the country.

The police said that a heavy contingent of law enforcers raided Khilji Goth near Kochi Camp, where Afghan refugees have been living since long, in an operation to flush out drug peddlers.

On seeing the police, the suspects resorted to firing and the law enforcers returned fire.

Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Bid to attack Gilgit-Baltistan girls' school foiled
[DAWN] Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) police on Sunday claimed to have foiled a terror bid targeting a girls' school in Ghizer district and placed in durance vile
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
13 suspected terrorists.

According to Deputy Inspector General Gohar Nafees, all the arrested suspects are students of a local seminary run by a local named Inayatullah.

He said that police had also recovered kaboom and petrol during their raid on the seminary late on Saturday night, adding that the plot to target the school and college was hatched at the seminary.

He claimed that the suspects were planning to blow up the school ─ which is part of the Agha Khan Schools network ─ using bombs on Saturday night. Ahsanullah who was heading the 'terrorist group' has been arrested, the DIG said.

Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Former rebels join Syrian Army to fight Nusra in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] Rebel fighters who had reconciled with the Syrian government are joining the Syrian Forces heading to Idlib to fight jihadi groups.

Up to 500 former rebels from Inkhil, Nawa and Herak towns of Daraa became recruits in the Syrian Army’s 5th Corps, and recently arrived at Hama in bid to join efforts with other Army units in launching a full-scale offensive against jihadi krazed killers.

Earlier, scores of former anti-government fighters participated along with the government troops in fight against ISIS in Yarmouk Basin region, west of Daraa.

Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Elite Army units moving to Idlib for major assault
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Army is sending more reinforcements to Idlib in order to beef up the forces preparing to attack jihadi groups in northwestern Syria.

Yesterday, a convoy of at least 8 caged tanks and dozens of technical vehicles for the 4th Armored Division was spotted leaving the Syrian capital to Idlib.

The convoy is part of wider reinforcements being sent on a daily basis by the Syrian Army to take part in Idlib offensive.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Kurdish fighters captures alive 6 ISIS militants in southern Hasakah
[ALMASDARNEWS] Six 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....
bandidos gunnies were captured alive by the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria as battles cooled down recently between the two warring parties.

The captured jihadists, all of Iraqi nationality, were hiding in a farm somewhere in southern Hasakah countryside after fleeing the battles in Iraq last year.

This occurred as the Kurdish fighters were carrying out a mop-up operation in the area whereby the group was tossed in the clink
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
, its weapons seized.
Posted by: Fred || 08/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Alive? That's too bad.
Posted by: Raj || 08/27/2018 0:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Indeed. Give them a choice. Death by submersion or fire.
Posted by: gorb || 08/27/2018 0:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Death By submersion in JP-4 then fire.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/27/2018 2:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Rape victims and rusty razors.

Posted by: Skidmark || 08/27/2018 3:43 Comments || Top||

#5  I do hope there's someone out there that's supplying these Kurdish fighters with armaments.

Posted by: Fairbanks || 08/27/2018 4:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Why waste JP-4?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/27/2018 8:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Turn them over to the Kurdish and Yazidi women.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/27/2018 14:07 Comments || Top||

#8  "Sporks? Anything, but that!"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/27/2018 16:43 Comments || Top||


Iranian F-5 fighter jet crashes at air base, killing one pilot
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/27/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [530 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  That was quick, wasn't it? Not even a whole week between hype and reality.

The authorities have launched a probe into the cause of the crash.

I'd put 'the planes are old and they suck' at the top of the list.
Posted by: Raj || 08/27/2018 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  There went their prototype.
Posted by: gorb || 08/27/2018 0:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Also look at the ejector seats...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/27/2018 4:35 Comments || Top||

#4 
The authorities have launched a probe into the cause of the crash.

gravity
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/27/2018 6:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Good one #4. My vote for the day.
Posted by: Dale || 08/27/2018 8:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Reminds me to update my Photoshop.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 08/27/2018 9:54 Comments || Top||

#7  What shitty aircraft goes up, must come down.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/27/2018 10:25 Comments || Top||

#8  #4 I betcha, right now, somebody in Iranian Gov is saying "Isaac, Isaac. I wonder"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/27/2018 10:35 Comments || Top||

#9  If you can walk away from it, it's a landing...

That wasn't a landing.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/27/2018 12:24 Comments || Top||

#10  Ever try to lay down a prayer mat in a cockpit?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/27/2018 13:03 Comments || Top||

#11  #10 - *SNORT!*
Posted by: Frank G || 08/27/2018 13:18 Comments || Top||

#12  That may have been the cause ....
Posted by: gorb || 08/27/2018 16:29 Comments || Top||

#13  F-5 wasn't just one plane.

There were F-5A through F5F delivered to Iran in the 70s
Posted by: lord garth || 08/27/2018 18:56 Comments || Top||

#14  That may have been the cause ....

In a cargo plane, there is room to lay out a prayer mat. But in a cramped fighter, you have to cut holes in the mat for the rudder pedals. Sometimes things get a bit tangled up...
Posted by: SteveS || 08/27/2018 19:07 Comments || Top||

#15  I am not sure it was a pilot, a real pilot wouldn't get in the danged thing.

They got some dude from the Quds guard to get in it and they told him it was a peddle car.

He hit the throttle and the rest is messy history.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/27/2018 22:04 Comments || Top||

#16  Sometimes things get a bit tangled up...

Not if one cuts off 'the pedals' first.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/27/2018 22:55 Comments || Top||



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  Elite Army units moving to Idlib for major assault
Sun 2018-08-26
  John McCain dies at 81
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  Syrian Army launches powerful assault in northern Hama
Fri 2018-08-24
  Arab coalition thwarts Houthi boat bomb targeting commercial ships off Yemen
Thu 2018-08-23
  Syrian Army cuts all supply lines to ISIL’s last stronghold in southern Syria
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  ‘IS militants’ launch attacks in Chechnya; five killed
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  U.S. Rejects Turkey's Offer to Release Ransom Pastor, Report Says
Mon 2018-08-20
  ‘Allahu Akbar!': Knife-Man Shot Dead After Attacking Spanish Police
Sun 2018-08-19
  Yemeni army inflicts heavy casualties on Houthi militants in Taiz
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  HTS executes 6 people accused of being ISIS members in Idlib
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  American Couple Dies Tragically While Biking Through ISIS Territory Trying to Prove Evil Does Not Exist
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  ISIS Killer Caught in Sacramento
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  101st Airborne, US Special Forces Called Into Ghazni Battle
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  Islamic State member sentenced to death over killing security personnel in Nineveh
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