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Islamists militants in northeast Nigeria kill up to 30 48 soldiers: Sources
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2018 11:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "You want happy ending, Ja?"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/03/2018 12:55 Comments || Top||

#2  She looks like member of the Eastern German thank & field Olympic team
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 09/03/2018 13:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Is that an Adam's Apple?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2018 18:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Nope. She was a circus strongwoman in the 20s and 30s. There are other pix of her that are much more feminine.
Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2018 20:16 Comments || Top||

#5  "Remember that gal of Ma Leers?"
"The one that wore pants and short hair?"
"Don't fall off the porch.
Heard she planted an orchard."
"Do tell!" "Growed the world's biggest pear."

Or maybe... Luisita stood out from the Leers, usw? Pretty impressive, either way.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/03/2018 20:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Strong woman. Dig many potatoes.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/03/2018 21:01 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Local Taliban commander 7 killed in separate clashes in Kandahar province
[KhaamaPress] At least seven Talibs including a local commander of the group were killed during separate festivities in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said the festivities took place in Nish and Khakrez districts of the province.

"Yesterday, a senior local commander of armed Taliban
...Arabic for students...
was killed in a clash with Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army," the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said in a statement.

The statement further added that the clash took place in Shin Kian region, Nish district, southern Kandahar province.

"In a separate report, six armed Taliban were killed and three other armed Taliban were maimed in a clash with Afghan National Police," the statement by MoI added.

"The incident took place in Mandigak region, Khakriz district, southern Kandahar province," MoI said, adding that "No ANP and civilian was harmed during the incident."

The anti-government armed murderous Moslem groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the security situation in southern Kandahar province had improved comparatively during the recent years where fewer security related incidents have been reported as compared to the other southern provinces.

Two Explosions Shake Kandahar City

[ToloNews] Two kabooms were reported in Kandahar city in Sunday night, wounding at least six coppers, officials said.

One Afghan National Police (ANP) officer was maimed in the first IED kaboom in Kandahar’s PD14. Local officials said the bomb had been placed in an electrical box.

A second IED exploded when first responders rushed to the scene. The exact casualty toll from the second kaboom is not yet known, the provincial governor’s front man said.

But, unconfirmed reports say that at least 6 police were maimed in the second blast.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


4 Taliban militants killed an attempt to attack Bagram airbase with rockets
[KhaamaPress] At least four Talibs were killed while attempting to attack the Bagram airbase in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan.

According to the local officials, the murderous Moslems were attempting tocarry out rocket attack on the U.S.-run Bagram airbase when they came under Arclight airstrike.

Provincial governor’s spokesperson Wahda Shahkar confirmed the incident and said the murderous Moslems were targeted in an airstrike carried out by the U.S. forces.

She said the incident took place late on Friday in the vicinity of Nasru Qala area of Bagram district.

The anti-government armed hard boy groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

Parwan is among the relatively volatile provinces in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Death Eaters are actively operating in some of its remote districts and often carry out insurgency activities.

Roadside bombings, suicide kabooms, murders, and other forms of terrorist attacks are often reported from the restive districts of Parwan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


2 ISIS militants hailing from Pakistan surrender to Afghan forces in Nangarhar
[KhaamaPress] Two snuffies affiliated with 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....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) surrendered to the Afghan forces in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the snuffies were operating in the leadership ranks of the ISIS terrorist group in Nangarhar.

One of the Death Eaters, Naqibullah, said they joined the ISIS ranks four years ago together with a group of Pak Talibs led by Hafiz Saeed
...founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and its false-mustache offshoot Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The United Nations declared the JuD a terrorist organization in 2008 and Hafiz Saeed a terrorist as its leader. Hafiz, JuD and LeT are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Pak intel apparatus, so that amounted to squat...
, admitting that they have been involved in anti-government armed activities and killing of the civilians.

Naqib further added that he contacted the Afghan intelligence after realizing that all their activities have resulted in the loss of the ordinary civilians.

He said the ISIS group was paying their salaries and other required materials and the weapons and munitions were also coming from the other side of the Durand Line.

According to Naqib, snuffies hailing from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Chechnya, Pakistain, 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...
, Turkmenistan, and some other countries are also fighting in ISIS ranks in Afghanistan

Another member of the group, Sajad, who surrendered to the Afghan intelligence, said their family members, including the wife and two children Naqibullah and his wife along with his son, are also accompanying them.

Provincial governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani said the surrendered snuffies hail from Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
of Pakistain and previously had links with the leadership of the terror group.

Khogyani further added that the two snuffies have resided in Nangarhar for four years before surrendering to the intelligence forces.

According to Khogyani, the surrendered snuffies have also brought their family with them and handed over two weapons to the security forces.
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31 militants killed, wounded in AAF airstrikes in Ghazni
[KhaamaPress] At least thirty one forces of Evil were killed or maimed during the Arclight airstrikes conducted by the Afghan Air Force in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the airstrikes were carried out in Khogyani and Nawa districts of the province.

According to a statement released by 203rd Thunder Corps, the forces of Evil were targeted in Arzo area of Khogyani and Langa area of Nawa districts.

The statement further added that 21 forces of Evil were killed and at least 10 others were maimed during the same airstrikes.

The 203rd Thunder Corps also added that the Afghan forces discovered and defused 9 improvised bombs dring the opertions in Andar and Maidan Wardak provinces.

The anti-government armed myrmidon groups including Talibs have not commented regarding the report so far.

Ghazni is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern parts of the country where the Talibs and terrorist belonging to the other groups are actively operating in some of its districts.

The Talibs launched a coordinated attack on Ghazni city earlier last month, sparking heavy festivities that lasted for several days before the forces of Evil were driven out of the city.
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Helicopter crash in Afghanistan kills 12
[DAWN] At least 12 people were killed, including two Ukrainians, when a helicopter crashed in northern Afghanistan on Sunday, Afghan and foreign officials said.

The aircraft, owned by a Moldovan company, was carrying 14 people including 11 members of Afghan cops when it crashed in the northern province of Balkh, the Moldovan aviation authority said in a statement.

The two Ukrainians killed were crew members, the statement said. A third Ukrainian crew member survived the crash.

An Afghan security source confirmed the corpse count. Another Afghan security source put the corpse count at 13, with only the foreign pilot surviving the accident.

The helicopter was carrying munitions and went kaboom! on impact, burning bodies "beyond recognition", the Afghan sources said.

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Africa Horn
Al Shabaab car bomb kills at least six in central Mogadishu
[AlAhrm] At least six people were killed when a suicide boom-mobile struck a local government office in central Mogadishu on Sunday, destroying the building and a Koranic school opposite.

Islamist bully boy group Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
said it was behind the attack on Hawlwadag district office, which also blew off the roof of a mosque and damaged houses nearby.

At least six people had been killed, including soldiers, civilians and the jacket wallah, and a dozen injured, according to police officer Mohammed Hussein.

The school was open but at the time of the blast most children were away from the building on a break.

Earlier the director of the Amin ambulance service told Rooters that at least 14 people had been injured, including 6 children.

A Rooters journalist on the scene saw a human hand and blood stains in the rubble as people searched for survivors.

Abdiasis Abu Musab, Al-Shabaab’s military operations front man, said the group had carried out the attack.

"We are behind the suicide kaboom. We targeted the district office in which there was a meeting. We killed 10 people so far, we shall give details later."

Somalia has been wracked by lawlessness and violence since 1991. Islamist group al-Shabaab is fighting to dislodge a Western-backed government protected by African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
-mandated peacekeepers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2018 00:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa Subsaharan
Islamists militants in northeast Nigeria kill up to 30 48 soldiers: Sources
[AlAhrqm] Islamist faceless myrmidons have killed up to 30 soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
, security sources said on Saturday, in one of the biggest attacks of its kind this year.

Thursday's attack by suspected members 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....
in West Africa (ISWA) was on a base in Zari village in the north of Borno State.

In 2016 ISWA split from 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...
, the jihadist group which has killed more than 30,000 people in the region since 2009, when it launched an insurgency to create an Islamic caliphate.

The Zari attack highlights the challenge to secure the northeast, months ahead of a February election in which security looks set to be a campaign issue.

"The battle lasted for about two hours and our colleagues fought them but things became bad before the fighter jets arrived. We lost about 30 of our soldiers and about 10 were maimed," said a military source who did not want to be named.

Another, who also did not want to be named, said 20 to 30 troops had been killed in a surprise attack. Details only emerged days later because it occurred in a remote area near the border with Niger.

The attack, in the Mobbar local government area of Borno, is the latest blow to Nigeria's efforts to defeat insurgencies by Boko Haram and ISWA.

Earlier this week Rooters reported that Nigerian government officials had ordered thousands of displaced people to return to Guzamala, an area considered by aid agencies to be unsafe, as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against the murderous Moslems ahead of the presidential election.

President Muhammadu Buhari, a former general, won the 2015 election after vowing to crush Islamist hard boys. He plans to seek a second term in February.

In July the fourth commander in 14 months was named to lead the fight against the faceless myrmidons after a number of embarrassing defeats, despite the government having said since late 2015 that the Islamists in the region had been defeated.

And 20 Nigerian soldiers went missing in mid-July following a clash with faceless myrmidons in the Bama area of Borno. Military sources say the troops are feared dead.
Update from Al Ahram at 4:30 p.m. EDT:
The death toll from a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian army post on the border with Niger has risen to 48, military sources said on Monday.
Scores of Boko Haram fighters in trucks stormed the base on Thursday in Zari village in northern Borno state and briefly seized it after a fierce battle.

"The casualty toll now stands at 48 with the recovery of 17 more bodies of soldiers in surrounding bushes in Zari by search and rescue teams," a military source who did not want to be named told AFP.

"Search operations are still ongoing and more bodies are likely to be recovered."

Another military source confirmed the new death toll.

"So far (the) bodies of 48 troops have been recovered. Yesterday rescue teams found 17 bodies of fallen soldiers," he said, adding that they included two officers and 46 soldiers. "When the troops were overwhelmed by the terrorists they withdrew in different directions."
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Arabia
Yemeni forces fire missile at Saudi military forces in Jizan border region
[PRESSTV] Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have launched a domestically-designed and ‐manufactured ballistic missile
No involvement of any Medes or Persians. No, no! Certainly not!
at a military base 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...
’s southwestern border region of Jizan in retaliation for the Riyadh regime’s devastating military aggression against their country.

A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that the short-range Zelzal-1 (Earthquake-1) missiles hit Mashal base with great precision on Sunday.

There were no immediate reports about possible casualties or the extent of damage caused.

Later in the day, Yemeni army forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, fired a barrage of mortar shells at Saudi-backed Yemeni holy warriors loyal to former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who had gathered in a military camp on Jabal al-Qais mountainous area in Jizan region. No reports of fatalities were quickly available.

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Europe
18 injured in German protests for and against migrants
[DAWN] Eighteen people were maimed as the anti-migrant far-right and counter-protesters held opposing rallies in the German city of Chemnitz, which was hit by xenophobic demonstrations last week.

Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a German man, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi last Sunday.

On Saturday, thousands of people answered a joint call by far-right party AfD and Islamophobic PEGIDA street movement to descend once again on the streets of the former communist city which was in the erstwhile East Germany.

But an equally large contingent of counter protesters, including Green party and Social Democratic Party MPs, also converged to take a stand against racism.

According to police estimates, more than 11,000 demonstrators turned up for the separate protests.

Local police, backed up by officers from across Germany, were out in force to keep both sides from clashing. But as the rallies cleared, scuffles took place among small groups.

SPD MP Soeren Bartol said on Twitter that his group from Marburg were "attacked by Nazis" while they were heading for the bus.

"All SPD flags destroyed and some were also physically attacked," he wrote, adding that police had arrived swiftly to halt the assault.

In all, 18 people were maimed, including three coppers, said in a statement Sunday, doubling their earlier injury estimate.

Police are also examining at least 37 possible offences, including bodily harm, property damage and resistance against law enforcement officers.

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India-Pakistan
ASF arrests British national at Islamabad airport
[DAWN] A British national of Pak origin was held by the Airport Security Force (ASF) allegedly for carrying weapon at Islamabad International Airport (IIAP) on Saturday.

According to sources, the ASF staffers were checking the luggage of passengers in routine when they spotted a 30 bore pistol and 12 bullets in the baggage of the passenger.

They enjugged
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
the passenger and shifted him to a counter for further investigation.

The passenger was to travel to Birmingham on PK-791, they said.

Later, the ASF handed over the accused to the local police who have started the paperwork but haven't done much else against him, they said.

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FC personnel martyred in cross-border attack in Kurram
[DAWN] A security forces personnel was martyred and another injured on Sunday when miscreants in Afghanistan opened cross-border fire at a checkpost located in Kurram near the Pak-Afghan border, sources in the local administration told DawnNewsTV.

The incident of cross-border firing originating from Afghanistan's Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
, which took place early on Saturday at around 6:45am, was targeting a picketing party of the Khataka Post some 3 kilometres south east of Bezo Sar, the sources said.

Lance Naik Rehmanullah of the Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
was martyred during the attack, the sources said, adding that the maimed security forces personnel had been shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

After the attack, security forces personnel in the area issued retaliatory fire.
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Iraq
90 people killed, 117 others injured due to violence, terrorism in August: UN
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A total of 90 Iraqi non-combatants were killed, while 117 others were maimed due to acts of violence and terrorism during the month of August, according to the monthly count by the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

"Of the overall figures recorded by UNAMI for the month of August, the number of civilians killed (not including police) was 82, while the number of injured (not including police) was 113," the statement read.

The worst affected province, according to the statement, was Baghdad with 77 civilian casualties (24 killed and 53 injured.) Then comes Nineveh with 39 casualties (29 killed and 10 injured). Anbar came in the third place with 32 casualties (6 killed and 26 injured).

Last month, UNAMI said a total of 79 Iraqi non-combatants were killed and another 99 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2018.
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#1  90 people killed, 117 others injured due to violence, terrorism in August: UN

And that was just Chicago!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/03/2018 13:36 Comments || Top||


Iraqi court sentences four men to life in jail over Islamic State links
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) ‐ An Iraqi court has sentenced four persons to life in jail over affiliation with 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....
group, a local official said.

"Iraqi judiciary sentenced four men to life imprisonment for joining the Islamic State group in Diyala province," Baghdad Today website quoted Sadeq al-Husseini, the head of the security committee in Iraqi Diyala provincial council, as saying.

According to al-Husseini, Iraqi courts sentenced scores of Islamic State bully boyz and leaders to various sentences over the past few months in Diyala for launching attacks against innocent Iraqis.

Iraqi courts have sentenced tens of Islamic State members, including a big number of female members, to death over joining the murderous Moslem group.
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Three civilians killed in bomb explosion in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Five non-combatants were killed and maimed Sunday in a kaboom in the Iraqi province of Salahuddin, a security official said.

"A bomb went kaboom! while a cluster of farmers were collecting firewood in al-Fatha area, east of Beiji district in Salahuddin province," Mawazin News quoted Spokesman for Salahuddin Police Mohammed al-Jabouri as saying.

"The kaboom left three farmers dead and two others maimed," al-Jabouri said, adding that security forces sealed off the blast site and prevented passers-by from approaching.

Al-Jabouri pointed out that the security forces carried the dead bodies into the forensic medicine department, while the maimed were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack, but 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....
(IS) bad boy group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
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Four Islamic State members killed, southwest of Kirkuk: Federal Police
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Federal Police said four 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....
members were killed, while several tunnels, used by the myrmidon group, were seized, southwest of Kirkuk.

In a statement by Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, Federal Police chief, said troops "carried out an operation, depending on information from the intelligence department that indicated presence of several snuffies in al-Riyad region in Hawija town. Four snuffies were killed, while tunnels, that link two rest houses, were seized."

Last week, Jawdat said two snuffies were tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in Kirkuk. One of them was the security leader of the group in al-Zab region, while the other one is Maher al-Obeidi, leader of the Islamic State cells in al-Riyad region.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
West Bank: Palestinian man tries to attack settler with metal rod, woman has knife
[IsraelTimes] IDF soldiers tossed in the slammer
You have the right to remain silent...
a Paleostinian man who tried to beat an Israeli man with a metal bar outside the Tekoa settlement in the central West Bank on Sunday, the army said.

No injuries were reported.

The military said no shots were fired during the arrest.

Israeli troops then searched the area for additional evidence or signs of additional attackers, the army said.

Residents of the settlement said the Paleostinian, who was not armed with a firearm or a knife, initially threw rocks at passing cars and then tried to drag a man out of his vehicle and attack him.

Eventually, a number of residents wrestled the Paleostinian man to the ground before security forces arrived.

Security forces arrest Palestinian woman with knife at West Bank checkpoint

[IsraelTimes] Security forces on Sunday detained a Paleostinian woman who was apparently planning to carry out a stabbing attack at a Jerusalem checkpoint, police said.

Guards at the Qalandiya checkpoint north of the capital stopped a woman who was acting suspiciously. She had raised suspicion by approaching Israeli guards manning an area meant for vehicular traffic instead of the pedestrian passageway.

When the women ignored instructions from security guards they used pepper spray on the suspect, police said. A knife was found in her bag.

The suspect, in her 30s, was from the nearby Paleostinian refugee camp of Qalandiya, the statement said.

She was taken away for further questioning.

There have been numerous stabbings and attempted stabbings at the checkpoint which links the Qalandiya camp with Jerusalem. Many of the attackers were stopped as they walked along the vehicular approach. In some incidents, security guards opened fire on attackers, wounding or killing them after they pulled out knives.
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Dozens of Palestinian boats hold sea march along Gaza Strip against fishing limits
"Sea march" is a new one on me. Maybe they mean something like Sherman's March to the Sea?
[PRESSTV] Paleostinian protesters aboard dozens of fishing boats have sailed along the coasts of the besieged Gazoo Strip to express their strong dissent against the Israeli-imposed fishing limit laws.
That sounds more like a offshore parade. Were there drum majorettes twirling batons, too?
According to Paleostinian Ma'an News Agency on Sunday, dozens of students and maimed people from the coastal sliver aboard some 50 fishing boats commenced a sea march from the port of Gazoo City towards the northern border of the strip earlier in the day.

Meanwhile,
...back at the mall, Clarissa suddenly spied Mr. Bartlett at the checkout counter. He was buying Grecian Formula!...
the International Committee for Breaking the Siege, which organized the march, said that it would launch further such rallies until Israel overturned the imposed limits.

The report added that Israeli military attacked the boats with tear gas canisters and that a number of protesters were maimed as a result of inhaling the tear gas.
Then came the sharks with friggin' lasers on their heads! It wuz terr'ble!

Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  I know. Let them over fish so the fish stocks collapse. And then they will blame the, guess who. The Jews most likely.

Maybe they should be investing in commercial fish farms.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 09/03/2018 14:47 Comments || Top||

#2  It's not about fishing, it's about smuggling. And it's not about smuggling consumer items, or even drugs, it's about smuggling war materials. Of course, in Palestinian hands, everything is war material.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/03/2018 15:38 Comments || Top||

#3  If they had any sense, they'd turn it into an annual Blessing of the Fleet, like. Maybe even go ecumenical: scare up a wobbly Orthodox or two to sling some incense around, a weird rabbi... might get real coverage, even some tourists. Or not.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/03/2018 20:42 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Two killed in market attack in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] A village defense volunteer and a woman were gunned down, and another woman injured, by gunmen at a market in Pattani province on Thursday night. The shooting occurred in full view of those at the marketplace in Muang district.

A man identified as Aryi Mudor, village defense volunteer, was gunned down at a stall where he was helping his wife sell women’s accessories. Two women were also hit by bullets and rushed to the hospital, where one of them was pronounced dead. She was identified as Armeenor Sama.

Police investigators said some men pretending to be customers arrived at the stall, joining other people who were selecting items to purchase. Without warning, they opened fire at Aryi. The village defense volunteer was hit in the head twice, and stray bullets hit the two women. One of the killers took the victim’s pistol before fleeing.
Posted by: ryuge || 09/03/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian convoy hit in strike near US base in Syria, monitor says
[IsraelTimes] Bombing by unidentified attackers said to kill eight, including an Iranian and three other non-Syrians.

An Arclight airstrike near a US base in southeastern Syria has killed at least eight pro-government fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday.

Four Syrians, one Iranian national and three other non-Syrian fighters were killed in the strike carried out on Saturday, the Britannia-based war monitor said.

At least 11 people were maimed in the attack, according to Observatory figures.

"A convoy of Iranian forces and allied militia was hit by airstrikes as it drove near al-Tanf base," the monitor’s head Rami Abdel Rahman said.

He could not confirm the strike had been conducted by the US-led coalition present in the region.

A coalition front man told AFP the al-Tanf base "received fire from unknown forces, with no damage and the coalition forces did not fire back."

Syrian troops are supported militarily by their Russian and Iranian allies, the Tehran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah terror group, as well as Iraqi, Iranian and Afghan militiamen.

Several strikes against Syrian government or allied forces have in the past been attributed to US forces, which were deployed with the declared goal of fighting 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....
(IS) group.

Israel, too, has carried out strikes against forces allied with Iran, in a stated effort to prevent the Islamic Theocratic Republic from entrenching itself near its border.

Officials in Jerusalem have said they take action to stop the transfer of advanced weapons to terror groups and to keep Iran from gaining a foothold in the country; Dozens of strikes inside Syria have been attributed to Israel.

The al-Tanf base, set up in 2016 near the borders with Iraq and Jordan, was also used for the training of so-called "vetted opposition" to the regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Oppressor of the Syrians and the Lebs...
Despite a 55-kilometer (34-mile) deconfliction zone around the base, al-Tanf is seen as a potential flashpoint between US and Iranian or Tehran-backed forces.

The presence of a US base in the arid border region has been a source of tension and its dismantling is often cited as a key demand by Damascus and its allies.

Beyond the battle against IS jihadists in their nearby desert hideouts, analysts say Washington sees the base as disrupting Iranian efforts to open a east-west land corridor from Tehran to Leb.

On Sunday the Observatory said a "possible Israeli missile" killed at least two members of pro-government military forces in a string of kabooms at a military airport near the Syrian capital.

It could not specify their nationalities or whether they belonged to militias or government forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2018 09:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  ...Whatta shame.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/03/2018 9:43 Comments || Top||

#2  The Al Tamf base and border-crossing located at the Iraq-Syria-Jordan tripoint is one helluva strategic location. It is far enough east that the intrusion of Syria and allies can be easily tracked. It looks like Iran was testing its defense. And found out.
Posted by: Hupusing Claitch6798 || 09/03/2018 9:50 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: 3dc || 09/03/2018 11:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Interesting, Hupusing Claitch6798, colourfully supported by 3dc’s useful map. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/03/2018 13:19 Comments || Top||


Two senior rebel commanders assassinated in Syria’s Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] More rebel fighters are assassinated in Idlib as the Syrian Army amasses forces to storm the jihadi-held province.

The bodies of two senior Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
commanders were found somewhere in Nahlaya town, south of Idlib city.

Abu Wassef al-Askari and Abu Maria al-Idari; two field commanders from Ahrar al-Sham movement were shot in the head two days after they were kidnapped by unidentified button men.

The slain murderous Moslems were among thousands who had been deported from the eastern Ghouta region a few months ago as per an evacuation deal with the Syrian government.

In a related context, a car went kaboom! in Kafr Sijnah village, killing and wounding several people.

Posted by: Fred || 09/03/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Ahrar al-Sham (Salafists)



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