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2/20/2019 AfghanistanTimes ISIS Afghanistan branch poses a major threat ISIS’ Afghanistan-based affiliate has emerged as a major threat capable of carrying out direct attacks on the US and is actively using its members’ social media to acquire contacts in the United States, a US intelligence official in Afghanistan tells CNN. http://www.afghanistantimes.af/isis-afghanistan-branch-poses-a-major-threat-us/
2/20/2019 KP Taliban commanders, militants in Afghan Air Force airstrikes in Faryab province At least fourteen Taliban group members including two of their commanders were killed or wounded during the airstrikes of the Afghan Air Force in northern Faryab province. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North in a statement said the airstrikes were carried out in Garziwan district on Tuesday. https://www.khaama.com/taliban-commanders-militants-in-afghan-air-force-airstrikes-in-faryab-province-03339/
2/20/2019 KP NDS Special forces kill 5 Taliban commanders in Nangarhar province At least nine Taliban militants including five of their local commanders were killed during an operation of the Afghan Intelligence Special Forces in eastern Nangarhar province. The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East in a statement said the Special Forces of 02 Unit of National Directorate of Security (NDS) conducted a night raid in Khogyani district on Tuesday night. https://www.khaama.com/nds-special-forces-kill-5-taliban-commanders-in-nangarhar-province/
2/20/2019 AfghanistanTimes Security forces kill 34 Taliban rebels in Ghazni Afghan Security Forces have killed 34 Taliban and wounded 56 others in anti-terroristic raid in central Ghazni province, officials said Wednesday. Army Commander Cl. Mohammad Nasim Sangin said the Afghan security forces conducted clearance operation on Ghazni-Paktika highway in Andar district, in which at least 34 Taliban were killed and 54 others wounded. http://www.afghanistantimes.af/security-forces-kill-34-taliban-rebels-in-ghazni/
2/20/2019 BasNews Coalition Airdrop Attack Hunts Senior IS Member in Syria The US-led Coalition has killed another senior member of the Islamic State (IS) in group’s last pocket in eastern Syria, a monitoring group reported. The attack was carried out during an airdrop operation in al-Hilwah village near al-Busayrah in the east of Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/middle-east/502945
2/20/2019 Kurdistan24 Kidnapped while picking truffles: Abductors execute six, release five In separate cases of abduction in rural areas in Iraq's western Anbar province, unknown gunmen have recently kidnapped 20 Iraqis while harvesting truffles. On Tuesday, six were reportedly executed, while five others were said to have been released. The incidents appear to only be connected by the activity the civilians were engaged in when the gunmen had picked them up, collecting the highly-valued subterranean mushrooms which start to appear in the countryside and arid tracts of land in Iraq around springtime. http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/9c04e2bc-6628-403b-afe7-4999932a8829
2/20/2019 BasNews Kurdistan Security Chief Warn of Continued Violence in Iraq Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, warned on Wednesday about the possibility of extremist groups to re-emerge in Iraq if root causes are not addressed. The top Kurdish security official was discussing security developments in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday with a Coalition delegation led by Lieutenant General Paul J. LaCamera, the Commanding General Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/503004
2/18/2019 Iraqinews IS militants shoot two Iraqi civilians dead in Kirkuk Two Iraqi civilians were killed Sunday in an armed attack by Islamic State in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to al-Madar News TV channel, the source said that IS militants opened fire at two civilians in al-Rashad district, southwest of Kirkuk, in the wee hours of Sunday, leaving the pair dead. https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/is-militants-shoot-two-iraqi-civilians-dead-in-kirkuk/
2/18/2019 BasNews IS Kills Five Iraqi Troops West of Kirkuk The Islamic State (IS) jihadists on Sunday morning killed at least five Iraqi soldiers in an area west of Kirkuk province. According to media reports, the militants attacked a military base of the Iraqi army near Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk), and began a fierce fire exchange. http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/iraq/502104
2/18/2019 Middleeastmonitor UN calls on Iraq to form government soon The United Nations (UN) yesterday called on Iraq to form a government as soon as possible, asking the country’s political parties to fill the four ministerial positions which remain vacant. Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq and Head of United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, made the remarks during a joint press conference with the head of Sadrist movement’s political body, Nassar Al-Rubaie. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190218-un-calls-on-iraq-to-form-government-soon/