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Afghanistan
Taliban news releases
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Afghan MoI news releases
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Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  "Taliban’s deputy commander for Obe district of Herat arrested during an operation carried out by ANP"

I'm sure they read him his rights, and got him a lawyer.
/Sarc
Posted by: Sonny Black || 10/16/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Libyan Navy rescues 94 illegal immigrants off Tajoura shores
[Libya Observer] The Libyan Navy has confirmed the rescue of 94 illegal immigrants colonists off Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
's eastern suburb of Tajoura.

"The immigrants colonists -who included 14 women and 4 children- were found packed in a small rubber boat. Their boat was overloaded and began to take water, leaving its occupants at risk of drowning," Libya's Navy Information Office has stated.

"They were brought to shore and provided with the necessary humanitarian and medical care," it added.

The Libyan Navy underscored that in case no competent authority is ready to receive them, the migrants colonists would be set free, noting it had reached out to all relevant authorities but had received no response yet.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Heavy clashes sweep through southern Libya's Tripoli
[Libya Observer] Libyan Army forces under the command of the Presidential Council's government have advanced on Khallatat frontline, Khalit al-Furjan and al-Maher near Yarmouk Camp after heavy festivities with Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces since Tuesday morning.

The commander of Salah al-Deen frontline Mohammed al-Darrat said the Libyan Army forces targeted two military vehicles for Haftar's forces as Libyan Air Force targeted many positions for Haftar's forces.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shouting match, Bart was wondering if fisticuffs would be appropriate at this point...
Haftar's forces announced that a prominent commander of 9th Brigade, Colonel Salim al-Ghaziwi, was killed on Salah al-Deen frontline on Tuesday during the heavy festivities.

The front man for Volcano of Rage Operation Mustafa al-Majea told Anadolu Agency that their forces launched Tuesday morning an offensive to retake lost positions in southern Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
He said Libyan Army forces managed to boost its presence on positions at Yarmouk Camp and controlled the entire Khallatat Buildings St. in southern Tripoli, adding that Libyan Air Force warplanes carried out four Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s destroying six military vehicles for Haftar's forces.

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Bangladesh
5 killed in ‘gunfights'
[Dhaka Tribune] Five people have been killed in reported shootouts in Khulna and Habiganj districts.

In Khulna, four pirates were killed in a shootout with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-6) in Koyra upazila near Sundarban.

"During the shootout, Aminur and his three men were killed. Six of our RAB officers were also injured," RAB-6 Commanding Officer (CO) Lt Col Syed Mohammad Nurus Saleheen Yusuf said while confirming the incident on Tuesday morning.

The dear departed are - Aminur, Rafik, Akhtarul and Shonish Saha.

RAB also recovered huge cache of firearms and ammunitions from the area.

In Habiganj, a suspected robber has been killed in a shootout with police at Shaistaganj.

The dear departed is Kudrat Ali, 40, of Nizampur union in Habiganj upazila.

"We received a tip-off that some 10 to 12 criminals were preparing to commit robbery at Purashudha area on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway," Shaistaganj cop shoppe Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mozammel Haque said while confirming the incident on Tuesday morning.

Later, a team from the Detective Branch (DB) of Police raided the area and the robbers opened fire on law enforcers, triggering a shootout.

Kudrat Ali was caught in the shootout while his associates managed to flee the scene.
... as though they had never been...
Four law enforcers, including a sub-inspector, were also injured in the incident.

"Kudrat Ali was a listed criminal and had 13 criminal cases against him," OC Mozammel added.

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not Chicago?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

#2  The vaunted RAB, where have they been? Their shootouts are legend in these parts.
Posted by: jpal || 10/16/2019 10:51 Comments || Top||


Europe
Five hurt as Kurds and Turks clash in German protest
More like a similar clash in Belgium last Saturday.
[AlAhram] Five people were maimed in festivities between the Kurdish and Ottoman Turkish communities in the western German city of Herne, police said, as Kurds demonstrated against Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria.
Around 350 people were marching through the city centre late on Monday when they were "provoked with hand signals" by people drinking at a nearby kiosk, police said in a statement.

"Some of them stormed into the kiosk, attacked two people inside and injured them" as well as breaking a window, they added.

The demonstration continued and someone threw a bottle at the marchers from a Ottoman Turkish-owned cafe as they passed.

"The reaction was very emotional and angry" as again several participants rushed into the cafe, breaking windows and furniture and injuring at least one person inside, as well as one of the coppers who intervened to stop the fighting.

Nevertheless, "the police were able to calm the situation" and the demonstration ended as planned when the marchers reached their destination in the centre.

Among the five people hurt was the organiser of the march, who was attacked when he tried to stop the violence.

Of the roughly three million people with Ottoman Turkish nationality or roots living in Germany, around one million are Kurds.

Politicians regularly warn of tensions between the two communities, which have been stoked by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
's offensive into Kurdish-controlled northeast Syria.

Meanwhile in Berlin, local police said a man wearing a jacket with a Ottoman Turkish flag was beaten by around 15 people, leaving him with a facial injury.

"According to the 30-year-old Ottoman Turkish citizen, the men had assaulted him because of the jacket he was wearing which had a Ottoman Turkish national flag on it," said Berlin police in a statement of the incident on Monday evening.

The assailants spoke Arabic and German, added police.
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German-Palestinian jailed for knocking kippa off Jewish man’s head
[IsraelTimes] The man who attacked a visiting Jewish-American professor by throwing a kippa off his head several times in the western German city of Bonn was sentenced to four-and-a-half-years in prison.

The man, 21, a German citizen of Paleostinian heritage, assaulted Professor Yitzhak Melamed in 2018. During the incident, German coppers wrestled to the ground and arrested the 50-year-old visiting professor after believing him to be the assailant.
"The Juden used his kippa to attack this man's fist!"
The Israel-born professor was teaching philosophy at the University of Baltimore and was visiting Germany to deliver a lecture. While the professor and a friend were strolling in a park, the attacker shouted anti-Semitic insults in English and German, including "No Jew in Germany!" and knocked the kippa from the professor’s head, and then shoved the professor and hit him on the shoulder.

The professor, who did not attend the court hearing on Monday, said through his attorney that the actions of the police were worse than the assailant, the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.

The interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, where Bonn is located, apologized for the incident, as did the head of Bonn police.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/16/2019 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  German-Palestinian Waffen Hamas
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/16/2019 0:53 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder if the hat was "Make America Great" if any arrests would be made. What would stop leftists here from knocking off a kippa?. Perhaps things to come.
Posted by: Dale || 10/16/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3  What next;
Posted by: Dale || 10/16/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||


French female extremist gang sentenced to up to 30 years in jail
More on this story from yesterday.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A French court on Monday sentenced five members of an all-female murderous Moslem cell to between five and 30 years in prison over a failed bid to detonate a boom-mobile outside Notre-Dame cathedral in Gay Paree.

The case is the first to involve a group of women attempting to stage an attack in La Belle France, which has been repeatedly targeted by turbans since 2015, causing the loss of 255 lives.

The five women, aged between 22 and 42, were arrested after a car packed with gas cylinders was found parked near the bustling esplanade in front of the cathedral in the heart of the capital on November 4, 2016.

The two main defendants, Ines Madani and Ornella Gilligmann, had doused the car with diesel in the middle of the night and tried but failed to set it alight with a cigarette.

They were sentenced to 30 years and 25 years in prison respectively.

The women are believed to have been acting on the orders of Rachid Kassim, a French ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
propagandist also suspected of ordering the grisly murder of a French police couple at their home in June 2016.

Kassim is believed to have been killed in an air strike near the Iraqi city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
in February 2017.

Madani, 22, was arrested a few days after the failed attack in a Gay Paree suburb along with two other defendants, Sarah Hervouet and Amel Sakaou, who were each sentenced to 20 years.

The three burst out of the apartment to which they had been tracked down by police, brandishing knives.

Hervouet stabbed an officer in the shoulder, while Madani was shot in the leg.

Gilligmann was arrested in southern La Belle France.

A fifth woman, Samia Chalel, was also tried for allegedly helping hide Madani. She was sentenced to five years in prison.

The court heard how Madani posed as a male murderous Moslem online to try recruit women for IS and won over Gilligmann in messages exchanged online.

Madani’s lawyers described her as a lonely young woman with half-baked attack plans and a death wish -- a far cry from the prosecution’s characterization of a determined gang of would-be killers.

Madani told the court on Monday she regretted her actions.

"At the time all my plans involved death. Today, my plans are about life," she said.
Die in prison, Bitch
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Probably overjoyed to get away from Islamic males.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/16/2019 1:13 Comments || Top||

#2  An intelligent society would just kill them. I bet they make a deal with intelligence for some info on low-level bastiches and walk in 5-10 years.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/16/2019 8:54 Comments || Top||


Volkswagen postpones its decision on whether to build a car plant in Turkey
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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The Grand Turk
Two killed, 12 wounded in Turkish border town after YPG attack
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Two people were killed and 12 were wounded on Tuesday after the Syrian Kurdish YPG forces launched a mortar attack on Turkey’s border town of Kiziltepe, according to the governor’s office in the Turkish province of Mardin.

The attack came amid a Turkish military offensive against Kurdish-led forces including the YPG in northeastern Syria, which is rapidly reshaping the battlefield of the world’s deadliest ongoing war.

The wounded were taken to hospitals in the region to receive treatment, the governor’s office said in a statement.

Last week, eight people were killed and 35 wounded after a similar attack by YPG forces on the border town of Nusaybin in Mardin, the governor’s office had said. Separately, a mortar attack last week on the border town of Suruc, in the Sanliurfa province, killed three others.

The YPG is part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which Turkey is attacking and attempting to push out from northeastern Syria.

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Spain, Sweden, Canada, UK halting sales of military material to Ankara
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

#Sweden withdraws all valid export permits for military equipment to #Turkey.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Canada announces it is temporarily suspending ‘new export permits’ to Turkey
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

UK suspending military sales to Turkey pending review

Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Looks like Ankara is looking to be the field tester for Beijing.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/16/2019 8:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Wont get the Russian radar OR the US f35
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/16/2019 12:45 Comments || Top||


Turkey arrests 4 Kurdish mayors amid Syria offensive
[PRESSTV] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
has arrested four mayors from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), in an apparent crackdown on critics of Ankara’s latest offensive against Syria.

The HDP mayors of the Kurdish-majority Hakkari, Yuksekova, Ercis, and Nusaybin districts ‐ which lie in southeastern Turkey near the country’s borders with Syria and Iraq ‐ were detained during pre-dawn raids over "terrorism" links, the state-run Anadolu news agency and the party said on Tuesday, without giving further details.

The HDP has urged Ankara to halt the military operation in Syria, which is purportedly aimed at pushing Kurdish snuffies from the border region. The HDP has called the offensive an "invasion attempt."

Ankara says the HDP is a political front for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) holy warrior group, which has been waging an insurgency for autonomy in Turkey’s largely-Kurdish southeast since 1984 and is deemed a terrorist organization by Turkey. Thousands of the members of the HDP have been prosecuted over the same accusation, including its leaders. The party denies any affiliation with the outlawed Kurdish holy warrior group.

The Ottoman Turkish government is also angered by descriptions of its offensive on Syria that label it as an invasion.

According to the HDP, 151 of the party’s members, including district officials, have been detained over the past week since that invasion began.

Last week, Ottoman Turkish police also launched criminal investigations against HDP’s co-chairs over their criticism of the attack and began probes into over 500 social accounts over "terrorist propaganda" slamming the offensive.

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India-Pakistan
India blocks SMS services in occupied Kashmir after trucker killed
[DAWN] Text messaging services were blocked in Indian-occupied Kashmir just hours after being restored when a truck driver was killed and his vehicle set ablaze, authorities said on Tuesday.

Indian authorities had only restored call and text services for mobile phones on Monday, following a 72-day blackout in the restive territory imposed after New Delhi scrapped the region's semi-autonomous status.

The seven million-plus people of the Kashmir Valley — the main hotbed of resistance to Indian rule — are still cut off from the internet, however.

Authorities said SMS services were cut on Monday night following the attack on the driver of a truck carrying apples in Shopian.

Residents said two masked gunmen told the driver to move his vehicle because it was blocking the road, but it skidded and got stuck.

“The gunmen then fired at the truck and set it on fire,” a witness told AFP.

Apples are a sensitive issue in Kashmir, which exports vast quantities of the fruit to markets across India. Many orchard owners say they are refusing to harvest this year to protest against the government's move to scrap occupied Kashmir's autonomy.
Great, next they'll plead poverty
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  Many orchard owners say they are refusing to harvest this year

Bzzzt ! BS Alert. You see what is happening to fruit merchants who try to do business. A merchant's storage was burnt, one guy's son was shot dead because he reopened his shop. The gummint can only protect so many people from their own crazed muslim neighbours.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/16/2019 8:43 Comments || Top||


15 of 33 accused in Ziarat Residency attack case acquitted
[DAWN] QUETTA: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) here on Monday acquitted 15 accused in the Ziarat Residency terrorist attack case.

ATC judge Rahim Daad Khilji pronounced the verdict acquitting 15 of the 33 people nominated in the first information report (FIR) for lack of evidence against them.

Advocates Mumtaz, Shoukat Rakhshani and Jaffar Awan represented the accused.

Thirteen of the 15 acquitted persons were already on bail, while two were in prison.

Nawabzada Hairbyair Marri and 14 other accused nominated in the FIR have not been arrested so far. They have yet to face trial.

On June 15, 2013, the historic Quaid-e-Azam Ziarat Residency was set alight in an arson attack by bully boys.

The outlawed Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
Liberation Army had grabbed credit for the attack.

The then provincial government, headed by chief minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, rebuilt and restored the Ziarat Residency to its original shape. The rebuilt residency was inaugurated on Aug 14, 2014.

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Iraq
Iraq's Judicial Council issues an arrest warrant for two officers who are accused of killing protesters
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Iraq deploying troops to reinforce border with Syria: defense ministry
[RUDAW.NET] Iraq has deployed more troops to the border with Syria as it is fearful around 13,000 Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
) Lions of Islam and affiliates could potentially sneak across the border amid the ongoing Ottoman Turkish offensive into Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, Iraq's Ministry of Defense spokesperson told Rudaw on Tuesday.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
's Peace Spring operation, aimed at clearing northern Syria of Kurdish forces and resettling up to three million Syrian refugees from Turkey, continued on Tuesday ‐ but with limited gains. Kurdish forces have reportedly re-established full control over the border town Sari Kani (Ras al-Ain).

Amid the chaos of the Ottoman Turkish operation, ISIS Lions of Islam have beat feet from camps. US officials say Ottoman Turkish forces are intentionally shelling prisons where ISIS members are housed to help them escape.

Iraq, which had large swathes of its territory occupied and overrun by ISIS in 2014, and had to fight a bloody war to liberate territory from the terror group, is fearful that fighters will make their way back into Iraq.

"We are fearful, that due to the Ottoman Turkish attack on Syria, ISIS members could sneak into Iraq as a result," Brigadier Tahsin al-Khafaji, media officer of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, told Rudaw on Tuesday, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

The spokesperson claimed that 13,000 ISIS members are waiting for an opportunity to infiltrate Iraq. "There are 13,000 ISIS members, most of them prominent ISIS leaders, of different nationalities who are battle-hardened and experienced, and they could pose a grave danger to Iraq," added al-Khafaji.

Thus, Iraq wants to prevent such infiltration by reinforcing the border through a new troop deployment. "Military reinforcement has been sent to the Iraq-Syria border," added al-Khafaji.

Besides the troop deployment, watchtowers and 24-hour aerial surveillance have been put in place. Moreover, Iraq has established a communications channel with the Syrian government, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Turkey, and the US to "prevent possible security breaches".

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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US forces leave Manbij for foreign parts as Syrian forces move in
[IsraelTimes] A US official says the approximately 1,000 US troops being withdrawn from northern Syria will reposition in Iraq, Kuwait and possibly Jordan.

The official spoke to The News Agency that Dare Not be Named on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive planning for a US pullout amid heavy fighting between Ottoman Turkish and Syrian Kurdish forces.

The official says the American troops have pulled out of the Manbij area, where US outposts were set up in 2017. Troops are consolidating their positions to prepare to fly out of the country soon.

The official says US troops based in Iraq could conduct cross-border operations against the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in Syria as they did before creating the now-abandoned partnership with Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

The White House announced a week ago that US forces in northeast Syria would move aside and clear the way for an expected Ottoman Turkish assault, essentially abandoning the Kurds who fought alongside American forces against Islamic State bully boys.
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Syrian democratic forces with support of Syrian army has recaptured the villages Managhir, Lailan, Tal Attash
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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F-15 fighter jets, Apache gunships in "show of force" to disburse Turkish-backed forces who came "very close" to U.S. troops west of Ain Issa
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  "Disburse: to pay out (money from a fund)..." Sometimes you wonder if a simple typo is a Freudian slip revealing some inner truth...? (*Evil Grin*)
Posted by: magpie || 10/16/2019 11:20 Comments || Top||

#2  I prefer "You strike at us again and the shit we send back your way that will make such a crater it wouldn't even smoke afterwards."
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/16/2019 12:39 Comments || Top||


Two Turkish soldiers were killed today in a mortar/artillery attack along the Manbij frontline
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Ein Issa camp is out of control, ISIS families are burning the tents and trying to flee towards Turkish army
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Fleeing back to Mama.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/16/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||


Syrian government has full control over #Manbij territories and nearby settlements
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Islamic State steps up attacks as Turkish army lays waste to northern Syria
[RUDAW.NET] Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
) murderous Moslems have stepped up attacks on Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the south of the self-administered region in northern Syria as the Ottoman Turkish army and its proxy groups pound Kurdish positions from the north.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  From Rudaw. The voice of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 10/16/2019 8:21 Comments || Top||


Russian mercs enjoying looking at US bases


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#1  One hopes they left some housewarming gifts for the new tenants.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/16/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#2  I would have left a turd on the A/C filter.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/16/2019 12:59 Comments || Top||


Turkey's military operation in Syria: All the latest updates
[Aljazeera] SANA news agency says Syrian army at Manbij's main square as Turkish president vows to press ahead with offensive.

Heavy fighting continues as Turkey presses ahead with its military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, now in its seventh day.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the offensive aims to remove the Kurdish-led forces from the border area and create a "safe zone" to which millions of Syrian refugees can be returned.

The move came after the United States announced it was withdrawing its troops from the area, leaving the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), its main ally in the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed group, without US military support.
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Turkey-Syria offensive: Russia vows to prevent clashes with Assad forces
[BBC] Russia has said it will not allow clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces, as Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria continues.

"This would simply be unacceptable... and therefore we will not allow it, of course," said Moscow's special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev.

The withdrawal of US troops from the region, announced last week, gave Turkey a "green light", critics say.

Russia is a key military ally of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

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    Russia's defence ministry said its forces, which have been deployed in Syria since 2015, were patrolling along the "line of contact" between Syrian and Turkish forces.

    Later on Tuesday, the Pentagon said F-15 fighter jets and Apache helicopter gunships had been deployed in a show of force towards Turkish-backed forces who had come close to US ground troops near the Syrian town of Ain Issa.

    The Turkish-backed fighters had had violated an agreement not to threaten US troops, a military official said.
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