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Major showdown brewing in Tripoli as rival Libyan forces clash near capital city
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-War on Police-
Suspect held in shootout near US-Mexico border; Texas trooper 'critical' but stable
[FOXNEWS] A Texas state trooper was in critical but stable condition early Sunday after being shot while approaching a driver who had fled from a crash scene not far from the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said.

Further information on the trooper’s condition, along with his name, was not immediately available.

The trooper was shot multiple times late Saturday and rushed to an Edinburg hospital, where he underwent surgery and was "fighting for his life," Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra wrote on Twitter. Edinburg is about 64 miles northwest of Brownsville in the state's border region.

At the time, multiple law enforcement and government sources told the Rio Grande Valley's KGBT-TV that the trooper was left "brain dead," but that has yet to be confirmed.

The suspect, identified as Victor Alejandro Godinez, evaded immediate capture but was taken into custody early Sunday in the Edinburg area, authorities said. Police later confirmed that Godinez is a U.S. citizen and resident of Edinburg.

The unidentified trooper was responding to a report of a vehicle crash around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, when the driver fled on foot, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said in a statement. The trooper was shot after locating the suspect.
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Afghanistan
New police checkposts on Balkh-Baghlan highway
[ToloNews] Baghlan Police Chief Allah Dad Fedaee said new check posts have been installed along the Balkh-Baghlan highway to improve security of the key highway.

"We have stablished several check posts on the highway to prevent Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attacks and we warn Taliban that after this, we will not let them to target government and non-government institutions. We also assure our people that we will maintain their security," said Fedahi.
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Drone strike leaves 5 ISIS-K militants dead in Kunar province
[KhaamaPress] At least five ISIS Khurasan forces of Evil were killed in an Arclight airstrike in eastern Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Sunday.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East, the airstrike was carried out in Ocha Naw area located in Degal Vally of Chapra Dara district.

The statement further added that the airstrike was carried out amid ongoing operations by Afghan armed forces who were also suppoted by artillery units.

The 201st Silab Corps said at least 5 five ISIS-K miliants were killed and some weapons and munitions were destroyed during the same operations.

The anti-government armed forces of Evil including ISIS-loyalists have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Coalition airstrike kills Taliban leader Mullah Amin Gul and his 3 comrades in Logar
[KhaamaPress] A coalition Arclight airstrike in central Pashtun-infested Logar province has killed a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group leader and his comrades in central Pashtun-infested Logar province.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in Southeast said the airstrike was carried out in the outskirts of the historic provincial capital of Pashtun-infested Logar.

According to a statement released by 203rd Thunder Corps, at least 4 Talibs including Mullah Amin Gul were killed in the airstrike.

The anti-government armed holy warriors including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrike so far.

Pashtun-infested Logar is among the relatively volatile provinces in central parts of Afghanistan. Talibs are active in some of its remote districts and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
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Afghan armed force storm Taliban headquarters in Faryab province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan armed forces have stormed a key Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
headquarters in northenr Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said Sunday.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said armed forces belonging to 5th Kandak of Commando Forces stormed a key Taliban headquarters in Qaramqol district on Saturday.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the location of the headquarters was ascertained in close cooperation with the local resident and was destroyed during a special operation.

The statement further added that the Talibs had abandoned their headquarters before the arrival of commando forces.

Some communication devices and explosives were destroyed during the operation, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

The anti-government armed turbans including Taliban have not commented regarding the report so far.
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Thousands Displaced As Clashes Continue In Badghis
[ToloNews] The Ministry of Defense says in a statement that military pressure on the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
continue in Badghis by Afghan and Coalition forces to break the siege in Bala Murghab district as the festivities entered the fourth day on Sunday.

The statement said that 22 snuffies were maimed and many weapon caches of the Taliban were destroyed in the Arclight airstrikes which according to the ministry will continue until the areas are cleared of the krazed killers.

This is the second time in a month that Bala Murghab, which shares a border with Turkmenistan in the northwest of Afghanistan, has come under attack by the Taliban. Leaked photos on social media show that the snuffies have entered key parts of the district, but the Ministry of Defense said the situation is under control of the Afghan forces, who are fighting the Taliban from an army camp in the center of Bala Murghab.

"The joint airstrikes and operations are ongoing in Bala Murghab in which 58 snuffies have been killed and maimed. Eighteen snuffies were killed and maimed in Ab Kamari district," said Zmarai Faizi, Commander of 207 Zafar Military Corps.

Badghis residents and local officials said many residents of Bala Murghab district have been displaced and have fled to the center of the province.

"Between 10,000 to 15,000 families have fled to the Qala-e-Naw city and Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province," a Badghis resident Ziauddin Akazai claimed. "They have not received any assistance so far."

"Security forces acted late on Bala Murghab district. The casualties among the government forces would not have been this much high if they have acted on time," said Abdullah Fazli, Deputy Head of Badghis district Council.
Khaama Press adds:
At least 35 vehicles and some weapons and munitions were also destroyed in the airstrikes, the Ministry of Defense added.

The anti-government armed militants including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
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Gen. Dostum reacts to killing of uprising commander in Taliban militants ambush in Jawzjan
[KhaamaPress] The First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum
...ethnic Uzbek warlord who distinguished himself fighting the Soviets and the Taliban. The story that he had a bad guy run over with a tank is an exaggeration. It was an armored personnel carrier...
has reaced to killing of Haji Khan Mohammad Zabit, the commander of Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
who was leading a group of uprising forces in northern Jawzjan province.
That’s not good, right?
Gen. Dostum further added that the enemies of the people of country, who are conducting destructive activities and spreading terror, will be punished for their acts.

The Office of the First Vice Presidnet in a statement said Gen. Dostum made the remarks during a meeting with the family members of Haji Zabit in Jawzjan province.

The statement further added that the First Vice President offered his condolences to the family mbers of Haji Zabit and appointed his brother Khal Mohammad as his successor.

Gen. Dostum also instructed the provincial and intelligence chiefs to take immediate steps to establish new security outposts in vulnerable areas of Jawzjan.

Haji Zabit and a number his comrades were killed in a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
ambush in Jawzjan province late on Friday night.
So that’s a Taliban ally killed by the Taliban? Why did 1st VP Gen. Dostum appoint a replacement?
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#1  Tired of hearing about how this guy is the next best thing to sliced bread...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2019 10:31 Comments || Top||


Large-scale operation concluded in Nangarhar province, 70 ISIS-K militants killed
[KhaamaPress] At least seventy forces of Evil affiliated 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....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) have been killed during a large-scale operation which concluded 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.

Informed military sources said Saturday that the operations concluded in Khugyani district today.

The sources further added "A large-scale clearing operation to deny ISIS-K safe haven in Khugyani district of Nangarhar province completed today resulting in 70 ISIS-K fighters killed and a weapons cache destroyed."

The anti-government armed forces of Evil including ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the operation so far.

The security situation in Nangarhar province has deteriorate during the recent years as both Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS loyalists are attempting to expand their foothold and insurgency in this province.
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Africa Horn
Thousands of protesters stage sit-in in front of military HQ in Sudan's capital Khartoum
[TWITTER]

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Africa North
At least two policemen killed, two others injured in a shooting east of Cairo
[AlAhram] Two coppers killed, two others were maimed in an attack that targeted a security patrol east Cairo, a statement by the Public Prosecution read.

Police officer Major Maged Abdel Razek and the patrol car driver were both killed while two others were maimed in the early hours of Sunday when a number of unknown button men opened fire to attack a security patrol, sources told Ahram Online.

The incident took place east of Cairo in New Nozha residential area at 4 am local time at the intersection of Taha Hussein.

According to the sources, the officer found a Hyundai vehicle with four people riding inside it. When he approached the car, two of the occupants got out of the car with automatic rifles fired on the officer and accompanying forces.

A team of criminal detectives and national security officers seized surveillance cameras surrounding the area to gather information about the perpetrators and their escape route.

A statement by the Public Prosecutor was issued immediately following the incident to highlight that an investigation has been opened to probe the incident and also to explain that a follow-up statement will be issued to explain the whereabouts of the attack.

Major General Mohammed Mansour, Assistant Minister of the Interior, Director of Cairo Security, and leaders of the Cairo Security Directorate and Public and National Security, immediately moved to the site of the attack on a security patrol.
...an interesting response, suggesting this was more than the usual gangster/cop shootout.
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Major showdown brewing in Tripoli as rival Libyan forces clash near capital city
[ALMASDARNEWS] An important battle is brewing in northwestern Libya as the Ottoman Turkish-backed forces from the Government of General Accords and Egyptian-backed Libyan National Army (LNA) prepare to square off in the capital city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Using his battle-tested forces, General Khalifah Haftar has managed to seize much of the country from terrorist groups like the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) and al-Qaeda, along with the Ottoman Turkish-backed Government of General Accords.

With the recent capture Gariyan in northwestern Libya, the Haftar-led forces have besieged the Government of General Accords south of Tripoli city.

Furthermore, the Haftar-led Libyan National Army is now within striking distance of Tripoli for the first time since the second phase of the Libyan War began.

While the Government of General Accords is in no doubt serious trouble, they may get bailed out by their Ottoman Turkish allies, who have already sent much needed military aid to the forces in Tripoli.

Should The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
mimic their moves in Syria, which saw them enter the Idlib and Aleppo governorates to the block the Syrian government forces from taking these territories, they could ultimately force the Libyan National Army to halt their operations around the capital.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
the likelihood of the Ottoman Turkish military deploying to Tripoli is very slim, especially given that the Libyan National Army is already at the outskirts of the capital city.

The United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres did meet with Haftar on Friday, but it is unlikely that he was able to persuade the Libyan general to abort his military initiate.

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#1  The only way there will ever be stability in Libya is if Haftar takes the entire country and puts all of those militias out of business.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 04/08/2019 10:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Other than getting rid of all the resident terrorists do we care?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/08/2019 15:03 Comments || Top||


Haftar LNA' SA-6 "Gainful" SAM system moved toward Tripoli
[TWITTER]

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A joint airstrike of #Egypt & #UAE Air Forces against #MuslimBrotherhood affiliated militias of #GNA in #Tripoli
[TWITTER]

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#1  Obama must be bumming after all he did to support the MoBro...is laughing inappropriate?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/08/2019 8:21 Comments || Top||


Su-22s of #Libya National Air Force flying from Watiya Air Base bombed the #GNA militias in #Tripoli outskirt
[TWITTER]

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LNA forces advance on Tripoli
[ALMASDARNEWS] Forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA) are moving into positions around Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, according to a statement made by LNA front man Ahmed Mismari from an undisclosed location on Friday.

Mismari explained that these actions are part of ’Operation Flood of Dignity’ and said that "the goal of ’Operation Flood of Dignity’ is the liberation of Tripoli and of all Libya."

He addressed people living in the Tripoli area, stating that "our army is coming to you in order to save you from turbans and criminals so that you can live in safety and with dignity."

He added that five soldiers had died thus far in ’Flood of Dignity’ which had already moved into the towns of Gharyan and Aziziya in the country’s northwest before closing in on Tripoli’s coastal airport.

On Friday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with LNA head Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
in Benghazi, after which he commented to the media that he was hoping "it will be possible to avoid a bloody confrontation in and around Tripoli."

"The United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
remain available to facilitate any political solution able to unify the Libyan institutions. Whatever happens, the UN will remain committed, and I will remain committed, to support the Libyan people," Guterres added.

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Arabia
Saudi Coalition suffers heavy losses as Houthi forces unleash heavy assault along Yemeni border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The 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 ...
forces unleashed a heavy assault across the northern border region of Yemen, today, targeting several areas under the control of the Saudi Coalition and their allies.

Starting in the Sanaa Governorate, the Houthi forces launched a big offensive to retake the key Madfoun axis, which is situated in the Nihm District near the Mareb provincial border.

The Houthi forces have reported some gains at this axis; however, the fighting is still ongoing at this front.

Meanwhile,
...back at the abandoned silver mine, there was another kaboom...
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...
, the Houthi forces unleashed a barrage of missiles on the Saudi Coalitions´s positions in both the Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. It is the capital of Najran Province and a favored target of Houthirocket forces....
and Jizan regions of this Gulf kingdom.

According to the Houthi forces, their first assault on the Saudi Coalition´s positions in the Buqaa Desert resulted in the death of several soldiers and the destruction of three military vehicles.

Following their attack on the Buqaa Desert, the Houthi forces fired another barrage of missiles and artillery shells towards the Saudi Coalition´s positions at the Mashaal Military Camp in the Jizan region.

Similar to their attack on the Buqaa Desert, the Houthi forces managed to inflict heavy casualties within the ranks of the Saudi Coalition.

The Saudi Coalition is now carrying out Arclight airstrikes in response to these attacks by the Houthi forces.

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Iraq
ISIS movements detected in disputed Qarachogh
[Rudaw] Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) Lions of Islam are moving around openly and levying taxes on villagers living at the foot of Mount Qarachogh in the disputed territory of Makhmour, local residents told Rudaw.

Peshmerga forces control the summit of Mount Qarachogh, 60 km southwest of Erbil, but were forced out of the towns and villages of the valleys below when the Iraqi Army and Shiite paramilitias seized control of Makhmour in October 2017.

Although ISIS was declared defeated in Iraq in December of that year, remnants of the group continue to operate in the disputed no man’s land between Peshmerga lines and Iraqi Security Forces (ISF).

Just like the Hamrin Mountains of Saladin province, Qarachogh appears to have become a strategic base for ISIS to launch attacks, abductions, and liquidations and to regroup.

Photographs taken by one villager allegedly show ISIS Lions of Islam moving around in open daylight. Others say the group controls the villages, regularly demanding zakat (the Islamic tax) in the form of sheep and goats and extorting money.

Ghazi Faisal, whose family fled their village of Allia Rash, told Rudaw the Lions of Islam are hiding out in caves and tunnels.

Zryan Sheikh Wasani, the Peshmerga commander in Qarachogh, says his forces must be allowed to return to the disputed territories to flush out the Lions of Islam before ISIS regains its strength.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF to impose election day closure on West Bank, Gaza
[IsraelTimes] The Israeli military announces it will be shutting down all crossings out of the West Bank and Gazoo Strip on Tuesday for the Israeli national elections.

The Israel Defense Forces says the closure will begin at midnight on Monday and last through midnight Tuesday.

Exceptions will be made for humanitarian cases, namely the passage of medical patients to Israeli hospitals, the army says.
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Gazan shepherd arrested by Israel revealed Islamic Jihad terror plot — report
[IsraelTimes] Israel learned of an alleged Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
plot to conduct a terror attack along the Gazoo border from a member of the group who was captured by security forces last week, a Paleostinian newspaper reports.

According to the Jerusalem-based al-Quds newspaper, Israeli soldiers tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
a Paleostinian herding sheep near the Gazoo security fence. Under interrogation, he reportedly told them he was a member of PIJ and revealed that the group was planning to abduct either a soldier stationed near the border or a civilian worker constructing the new barrier around the coastal enclave.

The Islamic Jihad has denied that it was planning to conduct an attack along the border, which could derail Egyptian-brokered ceasefire negotiations between Israel and terror groups in the Strip, telling the Egyptian military that it planned to uphold any agreement reached.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

#1  Israeli soldiers tossed in the clink a Paleostinian pimp herding sheep near the Gazoo security fence
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2019 7:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Are we sure that herding's all he was doing with the sheep?
Posted by: Raj || 04/08/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Over 200 US-backed fighters allegedly defect to Syrian Army in Al-Hasakah
[ALMASDARNEWS] A large number of fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces have allegedly joined the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the al-Hasakah Governorate of northeast Syria, the Fars News Agency claimed on Saturday.

"Over 200 SDF fighters have recently defected and surrendered to the Syrian Army in Hasaka province," a battlefield source told the Fars News Agency.

The Fars News sources said claimed that 1,000 people have been forced to join the ranks of the Syrian Democratic Forces in the al-Hasakah Governorate.

"The sources pointed to people’s discontent and anger from the Kurdish forces’ measures, and said that a group of civilians have recently engaged in fierce festivities with the SDF members in an SDF garrison in Northern Hasaka," the Fars News report added.

The Arabic-language al-Arabiya news website quoted informed sources in al-Hasakah as saying that 15 SDF fighters, including their senior commanders, have also defected from the group.

They added that the defected SDF members escaped to the regions controlled by the Syrian Army inside Hasakah city, noting that the SDF put its units on high alert after the incident.

"Over 40 SDF forces have defected in Raqqa and joined the Syrian Army after laying down their arms in al-Tabaqa in Western Raqqa," the Arabic-language service of the Russian Sputnik News Agency reported.

It noted that over 100 youth in Raqqa had also received amnesty after leaving the SDF-controlled areas for government-held territories.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Checking in now and then I find I am getting lost with who is who. Seems information has transitioned quickly. Perhaps I am slow. Good guy bad guy perhaps is too simple these days.
Posted by: Dale || 04/08/2019 14:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Forget it, Jake. It's Calvinball...
Posted by: SteveS || 04/08/2019 15:04 Comments || Top||


Jihadists attack key city in western Syria, 5 killed
[ALMASDARNEWS] jihadist rebels launched several rockets towards the key city of Masyaf in the western countryside of the Hama Governorate.

The jihadist rebels in northwestern Hama reportedly fired several rockets into Masyaf, killing at least five civilians and wounding another 16 others.

The maimed civilians were transported to the Masyaf National Hospital, where they are being treated.

This attack by the jihadist rebels comes just hours after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) foiled Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
’s infiltration attempt at the Hama-Idlib axis.

A source from the Syrian Arab Army told al-Masdar that the Russian and Syrian air forces will likely launch retaliatory strikes in response to the jihadist attack.

Jihadists hit Masyaf Hospital in western Hama, 2 nurses killed

[ALMASDARNEWS] Jihadist rebels struck the large city of Masyaf in western Hama, today, hitting several sites inside this government stronghold.

According to a source in Masyaf, the jihadist attack resulted in the death of at least seven people, including two nurses.

The two nurses were killed at the Masyaf National Hospital, which was heavily targeted by the jihadist rebels in the Idlib Governorate.

The Syrian Arab Army has responded to this attack by firing several missiles across Idlib, hitting a number of towns in the eastern, southern, and western parts of the governorate.

The total number of casualties from the Syrian Army attack is still unknown at this time; however, opposition activists said one missile hit a market in Saraqib.

These tit-for-tat attacks in northwestern Syria have been ongoing for several months now, despite the implementation of the Sochi agreement, which called on all parties to adhere to avoid hostilities within the 20km long demilitarized zone.
Rudaw adds:
Syrian government forces and Death Eaters exchanged a barrage of rockets on Sunday in the country’s northwest that killed at least 13 people and hit a government-run hospital, activists and government media reported.

The head of the local hospital in government-held Massyaf said bad boy shelling killed a rescue worker and four other people. Maher Younis told the state-run Ikhbariya TV that five children who were arriving at the hospital and two dentists were maimed.

The bad boys’ fire came amid heightened tensions following days of government fire on villages and towns on the edge of the enclave.

Opposition-allied first responders known as the White Helmets said government shelling killed at least eight people, including one child, in Saraqeb and Nairab towns in eastern Idlib. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the corpse count at nine. The activist-run Shaam news agency said the shelling in Saraqeb hit civilians who were visiting a local government office.

Russia, which backs the government of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
, and Turkey, which supports opposition factions, reached the truce deal in September. It set up a demilitarized zone on the edge of the rebel-held enclave which was to be cleared of turbans.

But since the deal, al-Qaeda-linked murderous Moslems have expanded their presence in the enclave, seizing land from other gangs.

The government so far has kept up limited military pressure. Experts say government forces are focused on opening key highways that pass through Idlib, linking northern Syria to the capital, Damascus. Opening the highways was one of the key provisions in the September deal.
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#ISIS released tonight a video from E. #Homs desert after long silence, claiming to show a Regime fighter captured during a raid & bodies of 2 #Russia|n officers
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Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  yall fucked up when you showed the russian officers
Posted by: chris || 04/08/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Yeah, I suspect a nice visit from the nearest Spetnaz detachment. And they aren't all nice and cuddly like US Spec Ops.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 04/08/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||



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