(Graphic +18) Jihadist rebels suffer heavy casualties during Golan Heights offensive

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by Leith Fadel

Golan Heights, Syria (3:45 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a large-scale offensive in the Al-Quneitra Governorate on Saturday that targeted the government-controlled GolanHeights region.

Led by Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, the jihadist rebels stormed the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) controlled hilltops near the key town of Hader; this resulted in a series of intense firefights on Saturday.

According to a military source in Damascus, the jihadist rebels were only able to capture Tal Al-Qaba’ and Tal Al-Hamirat, while their main assault at Tarinjeh ended in failure.

The military source added that at least 20 militants were killed during the failed assault on Tarinjeh.

Government-backed “Fouj Al-Joulan” (Golan Regiment) released photos of the battle’s aftermath, showing several jihadist rebels killed:


Clashes are still ongoing; however, the main assault has been repelled by the SyrianArmed Forces near Hader.

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Top ISIS commander in Syria killed inside Aleppo

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Aleppo, Syria (9:00 P.M.) – The prominent Spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), Abu Mohammad Al-‘Adnani, was killed in the Aleppo Governorate recently, Al-‘Amaq News Agency reported on Tuesday evening.

‘Adnani is considered the official Spokesman for the Islamic State and one of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s main commanders in the Syrian theatre of war.

Born in the Syrian city of Binnish (Idlib Governorate), ‘Adnani was an avid follower of Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, a top Al-Qaeda commander in Iraq.

The ISIS spokesman would serve Al-Qaeda during the 2003 Iraq War and then shift his allegiance to the Islamic State shortly after.

His death comes just days after the Turkish Special Forces led the offensive to liberate the  border-city of Jarabulus in northeast Aleppo.


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ISIS network in Britain Includes Teachers, Accountants and Businessmen, Full extent of Black Country terror network revealed

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Teachers, accountants, supermarket workers, businessmen, and a vicar’s son – these are the faces of one of Britain’s biggest jihadist networks uncovered in the Black Country.

And today the Express & Star can lift the lid on the true scale of a wave of Islamic extremism in support of the bloodthirsty and barbaric Islamic State that swept Walsall.

In the summer of 2014, the proscribed terrorist organisation ISIS, under the leadership of former al-Qaeda commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, established the so-called Islamic State and declared a ‘worldwide caliphate’ in parts of Syria and northern Iraq under its control.

How the Walsall extremists are linked
How the Walsall extremists are linked

In doing so the fundamentalist group would say it placed a global obligation on Muslims to migrate from the lands of non-believers, the ‘kuffar’, to the captured territory in Syria and Iraq governed under strict Islamic Sharia law.

The extremists came to prominence after videos…

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‘Bloody massacres’: Syria appeals to UN after French & US airstrikes ‘kill over 140 civilians’

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13700104_1026075227509475_2960292179335212423_n-777x437Syria is demanding the UN take action after it says French war planes killed more than 120 civilians during airstrikes on Tuesday near the Turkish-Syrian border. The deaths came just a day after US air assaults killed a further 20 people in Manbij.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent letters to the UN secretary general and to the president of the UN Security Council, which at present is Japan.

Damascus wants the organization to look into atrocities committed by France, which is a member of the US-led international coalition, after it targeted the village of Toukhan Al-Kubra, located near the Turkish-Syrian border and the city of Manbij.

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“The French unjust aggression claimed the lives of more than 120 civilians, most of them are children, women and elderly, in addition to tens of wounded citizens, the majority of them are also children and women as reports say that the fate of scores…

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