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Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [12 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
Drone strike kills senior Taliban commander in Logar
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Drone strike has killed a senior Taliban capo in Pashtun-infested Logar province, an official said on Sunday.

Mawlawi Habib Rahman, head of Taliban's military commission in Baraki Barak District was reportedly targeted the air strike last night.
I think a Mawlawi outranks a mullah, but I'm not sure.
Mohammad Rahim Amin, governor of Baraki Barak District said that three comrades of Mawlawi Rahman were also killed the air strike carried out in Cholzi area.

The district governor further said that Mawlawi Rahman was doing destructive activities in Baraki Barak for the past few years.

"After the killing of Mawlawi Habib Rahman, the security in this district will get better." He said.

Taliban had no commented on the report by the time this report was filed.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Clash between Afghan Taliban fighters leaves nine dead
[AA.TR] Fighting between two groups of Taliban in northern Afghanistan on Sunday left at least nine dead in the first possible sign of division among the organization's rank-and-file following news of Mullah Muhammed Omar's death.

A group of ethnic Uzbek fighters
"Carpetbagging furriners!"
clashed with a Pashtun group
"Inbred locals! Your family tree is a barber pole!"
in Qaisar, Faryab province, when the Uzbek group refused to obey the orders of the Pashtun leader, a local official said.
"What could we do, Effendi? He had a hare lip and a club foot... and those were his best features!"
Mohammad Reza Rezaee, a provincial army front man, said at least nine snuffies were killed and 11 maimed.

"The fight, which broke out this morning, is still underway," he told Anadolu Agency. He said the two groups had been fighting side by side against the security forces just days earlier.

Thousands of local and foreign Taliban fighters recently took charge of more than 100 villages in the region but the security forces had since retaken some ground, Rezaee said.

"The fighters belonging to Mullah Hafiz, a Pashtun ethnic commander, and the Taliban's Uzbek ethnic deputy shadow governor Mullah Abdul Samad have clashed after the Uzbek fighters rejected Mullah Hafiz's orders," Rezaee said.

"We see these cracks among [them] as goodwill." He did not say how the army received the information.

The death of Omar, who led the Taliban from 1996, was announced on Wednesday. His successor, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, is said to be deeply opposed by some senior figures in the Taliban.

A number of prominent commanders snubbed the council meeting that saw him elected while others are said to have stormed out, including Omar's son and brother.

The clash between the Pashtun and Uzbek fighters could be the first sign of disunity on the frontline between ordinary Taliban fighters.

The group's front man, Zabihullah Mujahid, denied there was an internal dispute over the leadership.

"I spoke with our governor Qari Salahuddin hours ago," Mujahid told Anadolu Agency. "He ensured me about unity among fighters on the battle ground."
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [15 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Popcorn, get ya popcorn here!!
Posted by: Steven || 08/03/2015 2:35 Comments || Top||


Africa North
88 militants killed in Egypt's Sinai over 11 days: Army
[AA.TR] The Egyptian army has killed scores of Lions of Islam in the northern Sinai Peninsula within the past 11 days, a military front man asserted on Sunday.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Brigadier-General Mohammed Samir said the army had killed a total of 88 Lions of Islam in the volatile region between July 20 and July 31.

According to Samir, another 58 individuals suspected of engaging in bad boy activity -- two of whom, he said, had been "wanted" by the authorities -- were detained over the same period.

The army, added Samir, had also destroyed 39 vehicles and 36 cycle of violences used by Lions of Islam to carry out attacks on security personnel.

Anadolu Agency was unable to independently verify the front man's claims.
Al Ahram adds:
Army forces were also able to dismantle 47 bombs that were prepared to attack army personnel.

Previous army statements reveal that most assailants attacking police and army personnel use cars and cycle of violences without license plates. Samir said that 39 vehicles and 36 cycle of violences with no license plates were destroyed.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis


200 Brotherhood members rounded up in 1 week: Egypt govt
[AA.TR] Security forces have rounded up 19 members of the outlawed Moslem Brüderbund in fresh security sweeps, bringing the total number of group members detained over the past week to 200, according to Egypt's Interior Ministry.

In a statement released Sunday, the ministry announced that 19 Brotherhood members were tossed into the calaboose within the past 24 hours alone for committing and inciting "acts of violence".

The latest rash of arrests brings to 200 the total number of group members detained within the past week on violence-related charges.

The Moslem Brüderbund, the group from which ousted President Mohammed Morsi hails, was branded a "terrorist organization" by the Egyptian authorities in late 2013.

The Brotherhood, for its part, insists it is committed to purely peaceful modes of activism.
And so it is, until violence is called for. Then they do what they must, taking only that joy in the work that Allah allows. Because, as they will tell you, they are pious folk.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [11 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram Fighters Kill 13 Villagers in Attack 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...
fighters killed 13 people in an attack on Malari village in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
's restive Borno state early Sunday, witnesses said.

Local farmer Moha Saleh said 27 people were also injured in the attack, which began when the Islamist forces of Evil stormed the village at around 1:00 am (0000 GMT).

"They also set many houses ablaze after accusing us of telling soldiers their whereabouts," he told AFP.

A local vigilante, Goni Musi, confirmed the corpse count.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [9 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Nigerian ground and air forces repel Boko Haram attack in Borno state
[UPI] Nigerian ground forces, with the help of Arclight airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Force, were able to repel a 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...
assault on a village in Borno state, according to officials.

The NAF used Alpha Jets to run close air support for Nigerian ground troops defending the village of Bita, in Nigeria's volatile northeast.

"Consequently, a large number of the turbans were killed and several others injured," Air Commodore Dele Alonge, director of public relations and information for the NAF, said in a statement Sunday.

The incident comes after President Muhammadu Buhari replaced each of Nigeria's military chiefs last month.

Former Chief of Air Staff Adesola Amosu was among those sacked, with Air Vice Marshal Sadeeq Abubakar taking over his position and pledging an increase in air attacks against Boko Haram.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Yemen: Houthis struggling?
[AlAhram] The fighting in 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...
pits the Houthis and troops loyal to former President President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
against southern separatists, local and tribal militias, Sunni Islamic Lions of Islam and loyalists of exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who is now in 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...
In a defiant address carried by the rebels' TV channel, rebel leader Abdul-Malek al-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 ...
downplayed the recent events in Aden, calling them "limited developments."

He urged his fighters to stand their ground, saying "you are leading a battle of honor and glory and freedom, and holy defense which is legitimate."

Al-Houthi said the "aggressor" sought to humiliate Yemenis and called exiled Hadi's legitimacy "meaningless."

Military officials close to the Houthis in the rebel-held capital Sanaa said the rebels are continuously sending military reinforcements south to Aden and Taiz, suggesting major losses.

They said the Houthis are determined to continue fighting in Aden and Taiz, and have demanded that allied tribes send fighters to the two fronts. The Houthis are also actively recruiting new fighters in mosques, the officials said.

Security officials and witnesses said Sunday that pro-government forces, reinforced with tanks and rockets, are waging a heated battle at the Houthi outpost of al-Khadra, north of Aden. The sound of festivities and shelling can be heard for miles around, they said. Residents in nearby Dar Saad said smoke and flames are rising from the battle area.

Military officials said their forces advanced under air cover after removing mines placed by the rebels.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.

Saudi Arabia said one of its citizens was killed Sunday when a house inside the kingdom was struck by fire from neighboring Yemen.

A civil defense front man, Ali bin Omair al-Shahrani, said in comments to the official Saudi Press Agency that the Saudi was killed in the border town of Najran.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  The UAE has sent in hardware too. The Houthi fled prime locations.

All the well, Saudi Sunni will never give that up.
Posted by: newc || 08/03/2015 0:54 Comments || Top||


Yemeni Army, Popular Committees Control Saudi Military Base
[ALMANAR.LB] In a clear military development, the Yemeni army and the popular committees are controlling the Saudi military base of Jalah after they stormed it.

It is the first time in which the forces stay in a Saudi military post after storming it, Yemeni military sources said.

The sources said that several Saudi soldiers were killed in the Yemeni attack, noting that the survivor soldiers had fled the base.

Several hilltops are also under the control of the Yemeni army and the committees, according to the sources.

A Saudi armored vehicle and troop carrier were destroyed during the attack, the Yemeni sources added.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [12 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemen's pro-government fighters get arms shipments
[Ynet] Pro-government fighters in 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...
have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Iranian catspaws scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from both sides said Sunday.

Military and port officials in Aden said new heavy and medium weapons and ammunition arrived there late last month by sea to support pro-government army divisions and militias against the Shiite 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 and allied military units.

The officials said tanks, artillery, missiles and armored vehicles were included in the shipment from 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...
and the United Arab Emirates, which have been waging a U.S.-backed air campaign against the Iran-supported rebels since March.

After months of fierce fighting, pro-government forces recently pushed rebels out of Aden and advanced in Taiz, Yemen's third-largest city.
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Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russia kills eight Daesh militants in Ingushetia
[DeutscheWelle] Russia's Anti-Terrorist Committee said that eight Daesh militants were killed in combat in Ingushetia, west of Chechnya. A statement by the committee said, "As a result of a firefight, eight militants were neutralized."

The statement said the group's leader, Adam Tagilov, was among those killed. He was accused of organizing an armed raid on Grozny in December 2014, the day of President Vladimir Putin's state of the nation address. 25 people were killed in the attack.

The eight men killed by Russian security forces are believed to have been part of Chechen umbrella group the Caucases Emirate. They are allegedly responsible for a number of deadly attacks against police in the region.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [17 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Three Turkish soldiers killed as PKK steps up attacks after Ankara air strikes
[ABC.NET.AU] Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Lions of Islam killed two soldiers and maimed 31 in an overnight suicide kaboom in eastern The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, the army says, as violence escalates following Ankara's air bombardment targeting Kurdish Death Eaters.

PKK Death Eaters drove a tractor filled with explosives
Farmer Brown could not be reached for comment, but word is he's distinctly unhappy with the neighbour boys...
into a military outpost in the Dogubeyazit district of the eastern Agri province bordering Iran on Saturday night, the army said in a statement.

Four of the maimed were at death's door, it said.

The PKK also attacked a unit on patrol in the south-eastern province of Mardin late on Saturday night, killing one soldier and wounding seven, the army said.

The PKK announced it was stepping up attacks in mid-July over what it said were ceasefire violations.
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India-Pakistan
Militant commander arrested in Jamrud
[DAWN] Security forces on Saturday tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
an important bad boy commander in Jamrud here.

Security officials said Taliban capo Umar Khan Maki Khel was arrested from a house in Ghundi area during a joint raid conducted by Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
Scouts and Khasadar force.

They said Umar Khan was wanted in a number of sabotage cases. The capture of Umar is the second important seizure of bad boy commander in Jamrud during last three days.

Officials said security forces also seized huge quantity of arms and ammunition from another empty house in Malakabad locality.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?...
Khasadar force sealed a number of drugs and gambling dens in Malagori area of Jamrud on Saturday.

Officials said the action against anti-social activities was taken after repeated complaints from local residents.
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Al Qaeda chief of Balochistan and South Punjab killed in Chaghi: Bugti
[DAWN] Security forces claimed to have killed the al Qaeda chief of 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...
and South Punjab, Omar Abdul Latif (alias Luqman), in Balochistan's Chaghi district near the Pak-Afghan border on Sunday.

Home Minister Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti while addressing a presser said that acting on a tip off from the always reliable Mahmoud the Weasel, security forces had conducted an operation during which the wife of the al Qaeda Lion of Islam commander was also locked away
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
The wife of the dead al Qaeda commander was identified as Taiba alias Freeha Baji. Two children of the alleged Lion of Islam commander were also taken into custody for interrogation.

"Security personnel are interrogating the commander's wife," Bugti said adding that, "The al Qaeda commander had fled from neighboring Afghanistan to Pakistain eight or ten months back."

The Home Minister further said, "Omar Abdul Latif was striving to establish al Qaeda Sub-Continent Center here. Major terror bid has been foiled in Balochistan."

Sarfaraz Bugti said that as part of National Action Plan (NAP), an operation was under way against Lions of Islam and terrorists' organizations in Balochistan.

He added that the situation in the province had now improved as result of successful actions by security forces.

The Home Minister said, "Terrorism would not be tolerated and strict action would be taken against terrorists."

During the past, intelligence agencies have also arrested high profile al Qaeda Death Eaters from Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.
An Nahar adds:
Bugti said Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

province had offered a reward of two million rupees ($20,000) for Lateef and half a million rupees for his wife, who was head of al-Qaeda's women's wing in south Punjab and Balochistan.

The minister said Lateef had established an al-Qaeda network and was supervising its "terrorist activities and providing travel and logistical facilities to snuffies in both Balochistan and south Punjab as well as in Afghanistan."
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent


Iraq
Coalition airstrikes kill ISIS emir in Anbar, destroy vehicles
[Rudaw] US-led coalition Arclight airstrikes around Iraq's Ramadi killed an 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) leader and destroyed three military trucks and a medical vehicle in the hands of the group, a tribal military commander said on Sunday.

"Airstrikes by coalition warplanes pounded an ISIS gathering in the village of Asriya in western Ramadi, killing an ISIS emir (leader) named Mustaffa Assafi along with five of his bodyguards," said Ghasan Issawi, commander of the Anbar tribal fighters.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, Bossy's udder had begun to ache...
the gunnies executed seven of their own in Ramadi's Sana'i neighborhood on charges of desertion from the battlefield, another military source in Anbar told Rudaw.

The Anbar joint operation command announced a week ago that they were in control of Anbar University and southern Ramadi, and that Iraqi joint forces continue fighting to clear the province of ISIS.

In mid-July, the Iraqi defense ministry announced the resumption of an offensive against ISIS in Anbar province with a joint army, police and Shiite force of 10,000.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [13 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Airstrikes demolish hospital turned ISIS base in Hawija
[Rudaw] Dozens of 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....
holy warriors were killed in Hawija--including a local leader--in overnight Arclight airstrikes on a hospital Iraqi security sources have said was used as an ISIS compound, according to an intelligence official in the Kirkuk governorate Sunday.

The source, who requested anonymity, said the hospital was evacuated last year when the holy warriors gained control of the city and used it as their base.

"According to our information, a local leader called Abu Hares Samarayi was also among the dead in last night's attack," the source said before adding he could not verify the exact number killed in the raid.

Sunday's Arclight airstrikes followed a series of earlier attacks by coalition aircraft targeting ISIS sites around Hawija, a Sunni stronghold in Kirkuk province.

With just over 400,000 inhabitants who are predominantly Sunni Arabs, Hawija has been at the center of Sunni insurgency since 2004. It is 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) southwest of Kirkuk.

The Iraqi government's crackdown on Sunni protesters in April 2013 notably intensified political divisions and sectarian polarization within the whole of the country.

Kurdish officials in Kirkuk say until early in the 1940s most residents in Hawija were Kurdish, but were pushed out of the area in the so called Arabization process that changed the population demographics in the province in favor of Arabs.

Earlier last month families of Peshmerga soldiers taken prisoner by local ISIS holy warriors in Hawija said they had reached an understanding with Sunni tribal leaders for a possible prisoner exchange between the Peshmerga ministry and the murderous Moslems.

When the Iraqi army withdrew from the area in June 2014, tribal fighters affiliated with ISIS seized the city.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Violence renewed at Jerusalem Temple Mount
[Ynet] Several Paleostinian youths wearing masks began throwing stones at Israeli security forces at Jerusalem's Temple Mount on Sunday morning. The perpetrators then retreated into the al-Aqsa Mosque and polices forces created a physical barrier between Moslems and other visitors on the Temple Mount.
Remembering that lot are on salary for exactly this purpose...
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [23 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You had better get off this Mountain.

It is NOT YOURS
Posted by: newc || 08/03/2015 1:12 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Key militant gunned down in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] A key suspect wanted on many warrants for violent attacks in southern Thailand was killed and a soldier injured in a clash early on Sunday in Narathiwat province.

Security forces laid siege to the house in Rueso district after learning that key militant leader Masukarueno Yakumo was holed up inside. The siege began not long after midnight.

Masukarirueno was wanted on at least nine warrants. One of the warrants was for his participation in a bomb attack that killed a former chief of Rueso police station, and three other officials in the district on March 15 this year.

The security force, with help from the village chief, and the religious leader asked the father-in-law and wife of Masukarueno to tell him to surrender. After more than three hours of tense negotiations, the two refused to cooperate.

At about 4:30 a.m., the security force tried to send an advance team into the house. Masukarueno opened fire and a half-hour long gun battle broke out. Masukarueno was killed in the clash. His body was found lying in front of a toilet.
Posted by: ryuge || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [8 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria Govt. Forces Battle Rebels near Regime Bastion
[AnNahar] Syrian troops backed by Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
fighters on Sunday pressed a counteroffensive against rebels near Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Terror of Aleppo ...
's coastal heartland, a monitoring group said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that more than 100 fighters have been killed in three days of intense festivities in the Sahl al-Ghab region of central Hama province.

The area borders the Latakia province, a bastion of support for Assad and home to his ancestral village.

A rebel alliance including al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate, al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front, launched an offensive late Monday against Sahl al-Ghab, in a push threatening a string of pro-regime Alawite villages.

The rebel alliance, Army of Conquest, seized more than a dozen strategic hilltops and other positions, including a power plant, before being pushed out by pro-government forces, said the Observatory.

"In the past three days, the army has been able to take back nearly 50 percent of the areas it had lost," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britannia-based monitor.

The 72 hours of festivities killed at least 73 rebels and 42 regime forces, including Hizbullah fighters and members of the National Defense Forces militia allied with the government, he told AFP.

On Sunday, regime aircraft conducted air raids on rebel positions while on the ground the two sides traded heavy rocker fire and mortar rounds, Abdel Rahman said.

Sahl al-Ghab also borders the province of Idlib to the northwest, a vast majority of which is under the control of the Army of Conquest.

The Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, is the faith to which Assad adheres.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [12 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Nusra Front Posts Video of 'Capture' of US-Trained Militants
[ALMANAR.LB] Al-Qaeda's Syria branch, Nusra Front, has posted a video purportedly showing its capture last week of members of a US-trained bandidos Lions of Islam it accuses of aiding US-led air strikes against the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
s.

The video released by Al-Nusra on its YouTube account on Saturday appears to show at least some of the captured holy warriors.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Posted here on Rantburg Saturday a few moments after Al Qaeda posted it on their Al-Nusra Youtube account.

(The video)
Posted by: Ebbomosh Hupemp2664 || 08/03/2015 0:44 Comments || Top||


Kurdish forces in Syria say Hasaka city is liberated
[Rudaw] Kurdish forces in Syria said Sunday they have complete control of the city of Hasaka in the northeast of the country following an offensive against 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) group that lasted more than a month.

The Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) said its forces, plus the group's YPJ women's wing, had killed 386 ISIS holy warriors during the offensives.

"During the operation 386 ISIS holy warriors were killed and the bodies of 117 were seized by YPG fighters. A number of ISIS leaders were also killed in the fight," said Azima Deniz, a commander of the YPJ.

Hasaka's ISIS ruler, his assistant and the mayor of Dair al-Zur were also killed during the military operations.

The Kurdish fighters seized large quantities of weapons and ammunitions from the radical group.

ISIS attacked Hasaka on June 24 and occupied several neighborhoods within two days.

The fight for Hasaka was backed by coalition Arclight airstrikes, and 21 YPG fighters had bit the dust in the battles, according to the Kurdish force.
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