ISIS Coalition SITREP #47

Good day and welcome……

Big news coming out of Syria is that the forces of Assad are making good headway against Islamists…..it is unconfirmed and may be a propaganda tool…….

Item 1–Another under-reported story is that Iran is in support of the Kurds in Iraq….

When you see a warplane overhead in Iraq, and its backing Kurdish Peshmerga forces in a battle against ISIS, you automatically think of the United States. They are, after all, the one with hundreds of planes in the area doing that.

But a video released today shows that their “anti-ISIS coalition” isn’t the only ones, as an Iranian F-4 Phantom is seen backing Kurdish fighters in trying to retake a pair of lost towns.

Denials are coming out of DC….but there is proof…….

Item 2–News out of Lebanon is that the wife and son of ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi, has been arrested ……could be a bargaining tool for the release of Lebanese soldiers held by ISIS…..will be interesting to see how this plays out…..

Item 3–Some of the 82nd Airborne is headed to Iraq…….

About 250 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, officials announced Monday.

The soldiers from 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will begin deploying in late December.

They will deploy for nine months to the Central Command area of responsibility to conduct security operations.

Conduct security operations?  Is that code?

Item 4–A commander of ISIS has been expelled……

The alleged mastermind behind the kidnapping of the Lebanese servicemen from the northeastern border town of Arsal has been expelled from ISIS, local daily Al-Akhbar said Monday

They tied Hamad’s expulsion to the arrest of Abu Ahmad Joumaa, a prominent Syrian rebel commander apprehended by the Lebanese Army, as well as to avenge the death of Ahmad Taha, better known as Abu Hasan al-Falastini.

Sources told Al-Akhbar that the move would further complicate the hostage crisis.

Maybe intel people should try to get this guy on their side….with cash if possible.

Item 5–Iraqi update from Anbar Daily Blog……..

ISIL gunmen have carried out attacks on a military barracks at the Al-Waleed border crossing with Syria. It is probably the last position that has not been captured by ISIL. Sixteen military personnel have been killed in the attack, including one officer. The position is part of the Rutba township that has beeen uder ISIL control for nearly six months. Iraqi and coalition aircraft have launched airstrikes on the area bordering both Syria and Jordan, targeting the gunmen’s positions, with 31 gunmen reported killed.

In Ramadi, security forces announced today that ISIL gunmen have today launched a major surprise attack on three fronts: the first, in the northwestern sector, in an attempt by the gunmen to seize control of the Abu Risha area, but were repelled by tribal fighters who killed 3 of the gunmen; the second attack was on the southern sector in the Hawz district where previous clashes are still ongoing; the third attack was in the eastern sector in the areas along the Euphrates, but the security forces engaged the gunmen in fierce clashes and were able to spread their control and clear the roadside explosive devices on both banks of the river.

In Fallujah, gunfire and bombardment exchanges are continuing, with residential districts being hit indiscriminately. The city’s General Hospital has reported that 4 residents have been killed and 11 wounded.

There were also clashes to the east in the areas along the boundary with Salahuddin Province. Coalition warplanes have been involved there but we do not yet have any details. The overall situation indicates an escalation by the security forces trying to recover control of those areas,

In Hit, security forces are still controlling the town’s perimeter areas, while families are still evacuating the town following the previously announced intention to launch a major security operation supported by tribal forces, in order to liberate Hit town.

This concludes today’s briefing…….

Thanx for your time and attention…….

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Another One Bites The Dust

After so many years since the end of WW2 you would think that most of the “bad guys’ were dead and gone…..well most are but there are still a few that few still at large waiting their demons to catch up with them…..and another bites the dust…..Alois Brunner is dead, dead, dead………

The world’s most-wanted Nazi is dead, and he died without regrets about his role in the murder of thousands of Jews. That’s according to Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff, who says a German secret service agent recently revealed that Alois Brunner, Adolf Eichmann’s “best man,” died in Syria four years ago at the age of 98, the Times of Israel reports. Brunner handled the deportation of more than 128,000 Jews to Nazi death camps, but he evaded capture and landed in Syria, where he’s said to have advised President Hafez al-Assad on torture methods he honed during his SS tenure, the Daily Express reports. “He was involved in the harsh treatment of the Jewish community of Syria and was an expert in terror and torture,” Zuroff, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Israeli office, tells the Express. “He said himself his one regret was he did not kill more Jews. He was unrepentant.”

Brunner was able to flee because authorities mistakenly hanged SS member Anton Brunner for crimes Alois committed. He then claimed he got paperwork from “American authorities” under an assumed name and served as a US Army driver, Arutz Sheva reports. In 1954, he used a fake Red Cross passport to travel to Rome, then Egypt (where the New York Times reported he rented a room from a Jewish family he described as being “quite nice people, really”) before heading to Syria. Per the Times of Israel, the late Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal wrote in his memoirs, “In my eyes, he was the worst [Third Reich criminal] ever. While Adolf Eichmann drew up the general staff plan for the extermination of the Jews, Alois Brunner implemented it.” Zuroff says the center will now take Brunner’s name off the “wanted” list to concentrate on nabbing other surviving Nazis. (The US hired “at least a thousand” Nazis after WWII, per a new book.)

Personally…..good riddance!  The world is a better place without this son-of-a-bitch!