Lebanese security forces have exchanged fire with al-Qaeda-linked militants in the Bekaa Valley near the border with Syria.
Local sources said the clashes erupted outside the towns of Deir al-Ghazal and Qusaya on Wednesday when al-Nusra Front militants tried to infiltrate into Lebanon from Syria.
The Lebanese army, supported by Syrian soldiers on the other side of the border, halted the terrorists’ advance, with Hezbollah fighters also giving a hand to prevent their infiltration. Continue reading Lebanese military, Hizbullah and Syrian Arab Army Stop Nusra Infiltration
by Leith Fadel, Al-Masdar News
The 104th Airborne Brigade of the Syrian Arab Army captured the strategic Feela Al-‘Ameed Checkpoint on Sakr Island (Hajeewa Sakr) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate after violent clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham today. According to a military source, two dozen ISIS militants were killed during the clashes, including a field commander from Morocco. He also added that the 104th Brigade suffered 3 casualties during the operation to capture the checkpoint.
The Syrian Arab Army now controls 90% of Sakr Island and the two imperative suspension bridges that link the island to the mainland. Brigadier General Issam Zahreddine of the 104th Airborne Brigade is leading the operation on Sakr Island and all military activity in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army Captures Strategic Checkpoint in Deir Ezzor
by Jonathan Azaziah (Mouqawamah Music EXCLUSIVE)
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s recent Ashoura speech — which Mouqawamah Music excerpted just the other day via Al-Manar — was a blistering takedown of Wahhabi-Takfirism and it was quite possibly his most brilliant, in-depth denunciation of the twisted, perverted ideology yet, as he categorically broke down its dangers from the historical, cultural, political, military and security angles, as well as the increasing need for Sunni-Shi’a unity to confront it. Hizbullah’s Secretary-General also discussed the dangerous rise of atheism in the Arab-Islamic world, an obvious side-effect of the Takfiri sickness afflicting the region and yet another issue that requires steadfast and committed Sunni-Shi’a unity to tackle and ultimately defeat it. Continue reading Saudis Get The Smackdown: On Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s Recent Ashoura Speech
(EDITOR’S NOTE: A typically solid report from Radwan Mortada but we at Mouqawamah Music strongly object to the phraseology used here, i.e. the description of the depraved Takfiris as “Jihadis” and/or “Jihadists”. Indeed, we abhor and reject this phraseology generally speaking. Even many within the “resistance camp” and “alternative media” spew these words at will and it is both incorrect and an aberration of their true meaning. Hizbullah, the Qassam Brigades of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, etc., all refer to their disciplined, righteous, Islamic fighters as “Jihadis” and/or “Jihadists” because they are engaged in Jihad against the most shaytanic enemy known to mankind: World Zionism. Translated into English as “struggle”, Jihad is a Qur’anic-Islamic concept that is rooted in walking the path laid out for us by ALLAH (SWT), literally “struggling” in His (SWT) way. Jihad can be understood in perfect dichotomy as Jihad al-Akbar, “the greater struggle”, which is the struggle within one’s self against the ego, and Jihad al-Asghar, “the lesser struggle”, which can manifest itself politically, militarily, poetically, and numerous other ways, depending on the arena in which one is confronting the enemies of Islam. A Jihadi/Jihadist/Mujahid, truly defined, is one who has mastered Jihad al-Akbar, and since he/she has bested his/her ego in combat, he/she can now engage the enemy in Jihad al-Asghar. The Takfiris are too far disconnected from Islam to understand such things, and if they were around in the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), they would undoubtedly be the ones clinging to the Jahiliyyah and fighting him. With all this said, journalists, analysts and commentators must stop using Jihadi/Jihadist/Mujahid to refer to these demonic creatures doing the bidding of the Jewish gangster regime occupying Palestine and NATO, it’s an insult to real Jihadis like the brave men of Hizbullah. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading Takfiri groups in north Lebanon admit to defeat in battle against the army
A senior official of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has described the ISIL terrorist group as a threat to the Middle East region and the entire world.
Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said the ISIL Takfiri militants have launched a campaign of fear and terror to expand the terrorist group’s territory.
Saying that the ISIL terrorists have resorted to extreme forms of brutality, the Hezbollah official added, the Takfiri group, supported by some regional and Western countries, suffers from disunity in its ranks since its terrorists come from about eighty countries. Continue reading Sheikh Na’im Qassem: ISIL posing threat to Middle East, world
by Ali Hashem, Al-Monitor
The story of Araby Ibrahim, also known as Araby al-Hadj Dib, an alleged Lebanese jihadist who holds a Danish passport, is just one of many immigrants who decided to return home to fight what they believe is a holy war in Syria. The Danish man was arrested some time in June on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State (IS).
Summary⎙ Print Araby Ibrahim, a Lebanese man holding a Danish passport, was arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of fighting alongside the Islamic State in Syria. Continue reading Dane in Lebanon arrested for being alleged IS fighter
Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Yemen confirm they have retreated from their strongholds in the al-Manasseh area of the southern province of al-Bayda.
In a statement on Monday, al-Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Sharia said that the Houthi movement’s Ansarullah fighters drove them out after a series of battles.
According to the statement, all of the other local wings of al-Qaeda also withdrew from the region. Continue reading Houthis make Al-Qaeda-linked militants retreat from southern Yemen
Syrian military forces have repelled an offensive by al-Qaeda-linked militants against the northwestern city of Idlib, a UK-based Syrian opposition group says.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday that the militants of Nusra Front, backed by other groups, attacked the city from all sides.
Syrian forces pushed them back after they had temporarily seized several government buildings including the governor’s office. Continue reading Syrian Arab Army repels Takfiri militants in Idlib
(EDITOR’S NOTE: What this piece fails to mention is that Ibn Taymiyyah was a bigoted, dangerous, anti-Shi’a sectarian fanatic whose disturbing, grandiose visions of “wiping out the nonbelievers” were quite literally weaponized hundreds of years after his death by Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhab, the founder of Wahhabi-Takfirism. Abdul-Wahhab, along with his benefactors the House of Saud, both had deep Kabbalistic-Jewish origins and it is this historical context that is constantly left out when discussing the Salafi-Takfiris of today and their role as the foot soldiers for Zion’s plot to balkanize and control the Arab and Islamic worlds. Moreover, we condemn the author’s statement that these (Takfiri-)Salafis “reject sectarianism” but there is a “troubling growth” in “anti-Shi’a sentiment”. What does this even mean? That Shi’a are not Muslims and therefore hatred of them does not constitute sectarianism? The assertion is deplorable and it reveals the author’s own Salafi-Wahhabi-Takfiri sympathies. Nevertheless, the article is a rather useful one as it not only makes clear that Salafi-Wahhabi-Takfirism has nothing to do with Sunni tradition, but it also exposes the way that the anachronistic Saudi regime’s tentacles are extended into Muslim communities worldwide. The Saudis’ financial incentives must be rejected, categorically, for Takfiri thought to eventually wither up and die.” ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading Chinese Salafism and the Saudi Connection
by Mohamed Salami, Al-Manar
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah asserted that what the takfiris are currently engaged in is the most serious distortion of Islam in history, as the means of communication and media convey these horrible images to the entire world. Continue reading S. Nasrallah: Takfiris’ Atrocities Most Serious Distortion of Islam in History