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22 Talibs toes up in east Nangarhar
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Defense stated, that at least 22 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
were killed and seven others were maimed in the Sherzad and Hesarak districts of 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..

In a special operation backed by air support, 22 Taliban were killed in Nangarhar province, MoD stated.

The statement said the Taliban had planted and placed 14 different types of mines and IEDs in the districts with an intention to hurt innocent people.ANDSF’s engineering unit discovered and defused all of the bombs.

Also, security personnel detained a person responsible for al-Qaeda recruitment in an operation in the Surkhrod district of 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..
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#1  Aw, now isn't that a gosh darn shame. That definitely calls for a drink.
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#2  What'll it be Clem...First one's on the House

Posted by: Lemuel Whereting9158 || 02/10/2021 1:31 Comments || Top||

#3  I have a suggestion:

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Kabul: 4 govt employees assassinated, deputy minister kaboomed
Four Govt Employees Killed in Kabul

[KhaamaPress] Four employees of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) were killed in an attack by unidentified button men in Kabul on Tuesday, police confirmed in a statement.

The incident happened at around 09:20 am local time in Bagh-e-Daud area in Kabul’s PD5 after the button men opened fire on a vehicle carrying the employees, police said.

Police said an investigation has started into the incident.

Security sources said that the employees worked for the rural rehabilitation and development directorate in Maidan Wardak province and that Reyaz Ahmad, the acting head of the department, is also among the victims.

No group has grabbed credit for the attack.

Targeted attacks have recently increased in Kabul.

The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said in a report released on January 30 that the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and Deash have increased targeted liquidations outside of Kabul and that the Taliban attacks in the Afghan capital are on the rise, with increasing assassinations of government officials, civil society leaders and journalists.

"Five journalists were killed in the last two months of 2020, as well as a number of civil-society leaders," the report says.

The report says that violence trends high levels of bad boy and holy warrior violence continued in Afghanistan this quarter despite renewed calls from US officials for all sides to reduce violence in an effort to advance the ongoing grinding of the peace processor between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

Resolute Support, the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
-led mission in Afghanistan, reported 2,586 civilian casualties from October 1 to December 31 last year, including 810 killed and 1,776 maimed, according to SIGAR report.

The report says the proportion of casualties caused by IED increased by nearly 17 percent in this quarter, correlating with an increase in magnetically attached IEDs or "sticky bomb" attacks, the report said.

Kabul blast injures two individuals

[KhaamaPress] Abdul Hadi Rafiee, deputy minister of agriculture for administration and finance, was targeted in a magnetic IED in Kabul on Monday.

The explosion occurred at around 11:20 am at Omid-e-Sabz township in PD6 of Kabul city.

Some media outlets indicate that there were no casualties but security sources told news agencies that the earth-shattering kaboom left two people maimed.

Targeted IED blasts and killings have escalated across the country as peace talks have stopped in Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
, in fact, violence has raged after the US-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
agreement and intra-Afghan talks.
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Army Commander Killed in Clashes with Taliban in Uruzgan
[ToloNews] Zabihullah Ghayur, an army commander, was killed in a clash with the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
in Uruzgan province, a security source said on Monday.

The festivities took place in city of Tarin Kot, capital of the province, a source said, adding that the fighting erupted when the security forces were reconstructing an outpost that was damaged from a blast a few days earlier.

Local officials and the Taliban have not yet commented on the festivities.
Khaama Press adds:
According to reports, the clashes happened when the security forces were reconstructing an outpost that was damaged from a blast a few days earlier.

Mohammad Javad Aman, the head of the people uprising section of the Parwan NDS, was killed in a magnetic mine explosion on Monday.
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6 Security Force Members Killed in Badghis Clashes
[ToloNews] At least six security force members were killed and six others were maimed in two separate Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attacks in Badghis province on Sunday night, a local official said.

The first clash took place in Aab Kamari district after a group of the Taliban attacked a security outpost in which five security force members were killed and three others were maimed, said Mohammad Nasir Nazari, a member of the provincial council.

The second clash occurred at an outpost of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) special forces in Qala-e-Naw, capital of the province, when Taliban attacked, killing one NDS force member and wounding three others, Nazari said.

The local and security officials of Badghis have not yet commented on the attacks.
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Four Security Force Members Killed in Herat Roadside Bomb Blast
[ToloNews] Four members of the Public Protection Force were killed one more was maimed in a roadside kaboom blast on the Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
-Islam Qala highway on Tuesday morning, the provincial governor Waheed Qatali said.

"The members of the Public Protection Force were on patrol when the blast happened," Qatali said, adding that "the bomb was placed by the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
The Taliban so far has not commented on the blast.
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Balkh:Talib intelligence chief tied up, 4 shepherds killed defending sheep — sheep apparently fine
Taliban Intelligence Chief Nabbed in Balkh

[KhaamaPress] Security sources in Balkh province say that the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
intelligence chief responsible for two districts has been arrested by the provincial police.

The 209th Shaheen Corps on Monday stated, that in an operation conducted by reconnaissance and intelligence members.

Rozi Khan, the Taliban’s intelligence chief for the Chahar Bolak district of Balkh and Faizabad districts of Jawzjan province, was arrested on the outskirts of Mazar-e-Sharif and was brought to justice for prosecution.

4 security force members were killed in Taliban festivities in Firuzkoh of Ghor province. Local officials told the media, that five other security force members were maimed during the skirmish.

4 killed as Taliban tried to snatch a flock of sheep in Balkh

[KhaamaPress] The 209th Shaheen Corps said the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters killed four civilians in an attempt to snatch locals’ sheep.

Mohammad Hanif Rezaee, a front man for the 209th Shaheen Corps, told Khaama press Monday, that at around 5 a.m. in the morning, Taliban affiliated members killed four civilians in an attempt to loot a flock of sheep in the Chaharkant district of Balkh province.

He added that the Taliban group tried to steal a flock of 400 to 450 sheep when festivities between the locals and group occurred.

According to him, during the resistance four non-combatants were killed and five others were maimed in the clash, and two other civilians hit Taliban land mines instantly killing them.

Taliban fighters were unable to steal the sheep because locals prevented them from doing so, Rezaee added.

Rezaei noted the Taliban members fled the area following the skirmish with the locals.

The northern province of Balkh is one of the relatively safest provinces in the country, but for the past two years, the Taliban have been active in parts of the region.
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Maidan Wardak Police Chief Suspended Over Behsud Incident
[ToloNews] Maidan Wardak police chief Allah Dad Fedaee was suspended and referred to the Attorney General’s Office over the Behsud incident, in which 11 non-combatants were killed and 31 more were maimed, according to the Interior Ministry.

The ministry in a statement said that it has completed its investigation into the incident, which involved a probe carried out by a team assigned by the government last week.

Those maimed in the incident will be provided free treatment by the ministry, the statement said, adding that government offices in Behsud district will be operational again.

The incident occurred at the end of last month when a protest by Behsud residents outside the district police headquarters turned violent mostly peaceful and 11 non-combatants were killed, according to the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

The ministry has blamed fighters loyal to a local commander, Alipoor, for turning the protest violent mostly peaceful.

The probe team assigned by the government has completed its investigation, but it has not shared its findings with the public.
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Key Taliban members killed in Faryab: MoD
[KhaamaPress] At least 21 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
including three key members of the group were killed in a special operation conducted by the Afghan cops in Faryab province, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to MoD, The group’s affiliated members were targeted by the Afghan Airforce and Afghan security members in a special operation in which 21 Taliban were killed and further 18 others were maimed in Almar and Qaisar districts of Faryab province.

The key Taliban members killed in this operation are Qari Sharif known as Shahram, Qari Mehrab is known as Rahimi, and Qari Maazullah.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
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Africa Horn
Ethnic clashes in Darfur could reignite Sudan's old conflict
[AlAhram] A transitional military-civilian government is now in power, trying to end decades-long rebellions in various parts of the country, since a popular uprising led to al-Bashir's ouster

Sayid Ismael Baraka, a Sudanese-American visiting from Atlanta, was playing with his three children, and his wife was making tea, when the button men stormed into his family village in Sudan's Darfur region.

The button men went through the village of Jabal, shooting people. The 36-year-old Baraka was shot to death as he rushed to help a maimed neighbor, his wife and brother said. The attack on Jan. 16 left more than two dozen dead in and around the village.

They were among 470 people killed in a days-long explosion of violence between Arab and non-Arab tribes last month in Darfur. The bloodletting stoked fears that Darfur, scene of a vicious war in the 2000s, could slide back into conflict and raised questions over the government's efforts to implement a peace deal and protect civilians.

Baraka's wife, Safiya Mohammed, blamed the attack on ``militias and janjaweed'' _ a name that harkens back to dark times for Darfur.

The Arab militias known as janjaweed became notorious in 2003 and 2004 for their terror campaigns, killing and raping civilians, when the Khartoum government unleashed them to put down an insurgency by Darfur's non-Arab residents. Some 300,000 people were killed and 2.7 million were displaced, before the violence gradually declined.

A transitional military-civilian government is now in power, trying to end decades-long rebellions in various parts of the country, since a popular uprising led to the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir
...Former President-for-Life of Sudan He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself head cheese. He fell out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. He was overthrown by popular consent in 2019. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it...
in April 2019.

The latest burst of violence came just two weeks after the joint U.N.-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...
peacekeeping force that had been in Darfur for a decade ended its mandate, at the request of the transitional government. It was replaced with a much smaller, political mission.

“Anyone could have predicted that as soon as the U.N. troops departed, some of these militias would begin attacking,'' said John Prendergast, co-founder of The Sentry, an organization that tracks corruption and human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
violations in Africa.

The bloodshed followed a familiar scenario: a dispute between two people or a minor crime turning into all-out ethnic festivities. It first grew out of a fistfight on Jan. 15 between two men in a camp for displaced people in Genena, the capital of West Darfur province . An Arab man was stabbed to death. The suspect, from the African Massalit tribe, was arrested, but the dead man's family, from the Arab Rizeigat tribe, subsequently attacked people in the Krinding camp and other areas across Genena.

Three days later, festivities renewed in South Darfur province between Rizeigat and the non-Arab Falata tribe over the killing of a shepherd in al-Twaiyel village.

The fighting in the two provinces killed around 470 people, including Baraka and three aid workers, according to the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
and local officials. More than 120,000 people, mostly women and kiddies, fled their homes, including at least 4,300 who crossed into neighboring Chad, the U.N. said. The transitional government deployed additional troops to West Darfur and South Darfur to try to contain the situation.

Mohammed Osman, a Sudan researcher at Human Rights Watch, said witnesses said the government forces' response was too little, too late. ``The government repeated promises of protecting civilians and holding perpetrators accountable,'' he said.

A government front man didn't answer repeated calls and messages seeking comment.

War first erupted in Darfur in 2003 when non-Arab Africans rebelled, accusing the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum of discrimination. al-Bashir's government is accused of retaliating by arming local nomadic Arab tribes and unleashing the janjaweed on civilians _ a charge it denies.

The International Criminal Court charged al-Bashir with war crimes and genocide over Darfur, but it remains unclear whether the transitional government will hand him over to face justice in The Hague, Netherlands.

In December, the joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur, Jeremiah Mamabolo, cautioned that mistrust still runs deep in Darfur.

The people of Darfur ``have been betrayed,'' Mamabolo told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named. ``A lot of crimes and injustice have been committed against them, so they feel insecure.''

Last year, the transitional government struck a peace deal in October with the Sudan Revolutionary Front, a coalition of several armed rebel groups _ including from the Darfur region.

The government and rebel groups have said they will deploy a 12,000-strong Civilian Protection Force to the region. But some worry it could include former militia members who may have taken part in atrocities.

Baraka's brother, Usumain Baraka, who settled in Israel,
...are the Israelis aware of his presence?
is skeptical the interim rulers can bring about peace. ``The current government of Sudan is run by former generals who designed and carried out the genocide in 2003,'' he said.

Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy head of Sudan's ruling sovereign council, leads the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, which grew out of the Darfur militias. Rights groups say his forces burned villages and raped and killed civilians during a series of counterinsurgency campaigns over the last decade.

A report by U.N. experts covering March to December said tribal festivities and attacks on civilians increased sharply ``in both frequency and scale,'' particularly in South Darfur and West Darfur. Acts of sexual and gender-based violence continue to be committed daily and go unaddressed, the report found.

For Baraka's family, his death has shattered their plans for the future.

Baraka fled Darfur when the war began, going first to Chad, then Libya and Ghana. From there, he was resettled as a refugee in the U.S., where he gained citizenship in 2015. In Atlanta, he ran a trucking business, his brother said, through which he supported his extended family in Sudan. He was also studying to become a medical assistant.

``He was the backbone of our family,'' said his brother.

Baraka had married his wife on a trip home to Jabal, where she had their children. He had arrived in December to register his newly born third child at the American Embassy and start the process of bringing all of them to the United States _ now that the Trump administration ban on travel from Sudan has ended.

Now those plans are gone, said his wife.

``Nothing remains but memories,'' she said.
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#1  An Da'fur will fly
But not before mo' fur'e discoveries
Posted by: Lemuel Whereting9158 || 02/10/2021 1:59 Comments || Top||

Al-Shabaab targets AU troops' base in Somalia
[Garowe] The al-Shabaab
...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
bandidos forces of Evil on Monday targeted a strategic Forward Operating Base in Middle Shabelle, the latest attack against the loyal forces serving with the 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...
Mission in Somalia which is responsible for the security tasks in the war-torn nation.

Sources said the bandidos forces of Evil raided Raaxoi Forward Operating Base which is located near Bal'ad town, at least 30 kilometers North of Mogadishu, the troubled Somali capital. The fighting lasted for several hours but no casualties have been reported so far.

The exchange of fire lasted for some time before the African Union Mission Forces and Somali National Army [SNA] stamped authority, further changing the discourse. The bandidos forces of Evil retreated after the team managed to repulse their sinister motive which would have rather been catastrophic.

It was not the first time the al-Shabaab were targeting security forces in the country especially those serving in AMISOM. A few weeks ago, the bandidos forces of Evil raided Æthiopian National Defense Forces [ENDF] base in the Gedo region, leaving at least two soldiers dead.

Later, the team attacked a base belonging to Djiboutian troops in Middle Shebelle, but the forces managed to repulse them. There have been similar attempts targeting the Kenya Defense Forces which serve in Jubaland, a troubled region in the country.

Currently, Æthiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Djibouti, and Burundi are some of the force contributing nations in Somalia. However,
you can observe a lot just by watching...
the troops might leave by the end of this year once the AMISOM team fully implements the Somali Transition Plan which outlines how the SNA troops will take charge.

The al-Shabaab bandidos forces of Evil still control large swathes of rural central and southern Somalia, which is, however, being retaken by loyal forces. The al-Shabaab group is fighting to topple the fragile UN-backed Somalia administration.
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Africa North
Islamic State kills at least 6 Bedouins in Sinai ambush
[IsraelTimes] Members of 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....
terror group kill at least six Bedouins in an ambush for their alleged collaboration with the Egyptian military in the country’s restive Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian security officials say.

The ambush took place in the mountainous Maghara area in central Sinai when members of a local IS affiliate established a fake checkpoint and opened fire on two vehicles carrying Bedouins, the officials say. They say a seventh Bedouin is missing following the attack.

Egypt has been battling bandidos turbans in the northern part of Sinai Peninsula for years. Violence and instability there intensified after the 2013 military ouster of Mohammed Morsi, an elected but divisive
...politicians call things divisive when when the other side sez something they don't like. Their own statements are never divisive, they're principled...
Islamist president amid nationwide protests against his brief rule. The bandidos turbans carried out numerous attacks, mainly targeting security forces, minority Christians and those they accuse of collaborating with the military and police.
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#1  And the Rafah crossing is closed.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/10/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

#2  That was fast, g(r)omgoru.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2021 18:14 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Oh, it's not closed yet.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/10/2021 21:50 Comments || Top||

Mozambique: Terrorist Commanders Killed
[AllAfrica] The Mozambican defence and security forces have killed six ringleaders of the islamist turbans operating in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in "Noticias de Defesa", an unofficial website that supports the Mozambican forces.
Update at 6:20 p.m. ET based on finally exploring the Related articles, specifically this from last November: Mozambique’s particular Lions of Islam call themselves Al Shabaab. But they have no connection to the Somali group of the same name, and pledged themselves to ISIS. They’ve killed more than 2,000 people since appearing in 2017, while more than 400,000 others have fled beyond their area of operation.
One of those killed was a Tanzanian national, and two were described as "Arabs". The operations in which they were killed took place in Macomia and Muidumbe districts, where the defence forces are driving turbans out of their hideouts.

The "Noticias de Defesa" source says the turbans are running short of supplies, and some of their main bases have been dismantled. As a result members of the terrorist groups are now deserting.

Three of the young terrorist recruits have abandoned the Cabo Delgado bush and plan to apply for the amnesty promised by President Filipe Nyusi to those who voluntarily leave the terrorist ranks. The three were apparently recruited in the neighbouring province of Nampula, and efforts are being made to return them safely to their home district of Memba.

Police sources said that recruits have been attracted to the terrorist cause, not because of any religious or ideological conviction, but because they have been promised large sums of money.

These reports are in line with claims made in late January that the jihadists are running out of food. A man who beat feet from a terrorist camp in Manilha village, in Mocimboa da Praia district, told the independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique" that "there are no conditions for survival" in the islamist bases.

There is no more food, he said, and the turbans can no longer steal food from villagers, because they have all fled from the area.

This survivor claimed there had been a meeting in January between the local jihadists, and a Tanzanian citizen, apparently the commander of the group. The Tanzanian said they could no longer carry out armed attacks, because there was no money.

He advised the Mozambicans to return to their places of origins. The Mozambicans protested that this was impossible - they feared for their lives, if they were to show their faces in their home villages.
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Senegal Uncovers Jihadist Cell in East of Country
[AnNahar] Senegal
... a nation of about 14 million on the west coast of Africa bordering Mauretania to the north, Mali to the east, and a pair of Guineas to the south, one of them Bissau. It is 90 percent Mohammedan and has more than 80 political parties. Its primary purpose seems to be absorbing refugees...
ese authorities have foiled a jihadist cell linked to al-Qaeda-affiliated murderous Moslems in Mali, a leading newspaper in the West African state reported on Monday.

Gendarmes arrested four men in late January in the eastern town of Kidira, which lies on the border with Senegal's war-torn neighbor Mali, according to the Liberation newspaper.

A shopkeeper who has been under surveillance for two years was among the men who were arrested, it added.

The shopkeeper's telephone number reportedly appeared on a Whatsapp group linked to the Katiba Macina jihadist group.

Although he denies affiliation with the group, he is suspected of acting as a recruiter inside Senegal.

Katiba Macina is one of the key gangs in al-Qaeda-aligned Group to Support Islam and Moslems (GSIM) -- which is one of the largest jihadist alliances operating in Mali.

Mali has been struggling to contain an Islamist insurgency which first emerged in 2012, killing thousands of soldiers and civilians and displacing hundreds of thousands more.

The conflict has since spread to neighboring Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
and Niger, inflaming ethnic tensions along the way.

Senegal has so far been spared jihadist attacks.

However the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
Security Council warned in a report this month that GSIM figures "have established themselves in Senegal."

The head of La Belle France's external intelligence agency, Bernard Emie, also said this month that GSIM is seeking to expand in Ivory Coast and Benin.

The four men arrested in Kidira were due to attend a hearing with a public prosecutor in Senegal's capital Dakar on Monday, according to Liberation newspaper, on suspicion of criminal association and supporting acts of terrorism.

Neither the Senegalese gendarmes, public prosecutor nor the justice ministry immediately responded to questions from AFP about the case.
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Yemen's Huthi in New Push to Capture Government Stronghold
[AnNahar] Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
's Iran-backed Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
have resumed an offensive to seize the government's last northern stronghold of Marib, a government source said Monday, with dozens of casualties on both sides.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2021 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Theater Map

Posted by: Angerens Crotle8508 || 02/10/2021 5:09 Comments || Top||

#2  That map is both pretty and useful, Angerens Crotle8508.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2021 18:36 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
In Tijuana, 10 die in 24 hours
A total of 10 unidentified individuals were murdered in Tijuana city in Mexico according to a news account featured in the Mexican news daily Milenio.

Among the death count were two women and eight men.

An unidentified man and woman were found shot to death and wrapped in blankets in Manuel Paredes neighborhood. A third dead body was discovered nearby.

One unidentified man was found strangled to death on Calle Nayarit and left with a note indicating his death was part of the drug dealer rivalry.

One unidentified man was found shot to death in an internet cafe near downtown Tijuana.

In Villas de Santa Fe subdivision, a taxi driver was found beaten to death.

An unidentified man was shot and wounded but later died in a hospital.

Four more were found dead in the Villas del Prado, Parajes Del Valle, Corona del Mar, and Pedregal de Santa Julia colonies.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Piff! No Comparison

Chicago sees its deadliest day in 60 years with 18 murders ...
Posted by: Jiggs Snereper5969 || 02/10/2021 1:07 Comments || Top||

Mexican soldiers seize weapons and vehicles in Durango state
A Mexican National Guard patrol seized vehicles and weapons on a remote road in the municipality of Mezquital, according to a news account found on the website of El Siglo de Durango.

The unit was performing a routine task, when it came upon two trucks parked on the side of the road.

Included in the seizure were two rifles, including a .50 caliber semiautomatic rifle, weapons magazines and tactical gear.

One of the vehicles was reportedly stolen in Michoacan state.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

12 die in Chihuahua state
A total of 12 individuals were shot to death in Chihuahua state, according to several Mexican news reports.

According to the Juraez news daily La Polaka, two unidentified men were found shot to death near the corner of calles Sierra Oriental and Sierra de Majalca in La Cuesta neighborhood.

An attempted kidnapping in Zapopan neighborhood in Juarez ended with one dead, according to a news item in La Polaka.

Video on the site shows a dead individual being loaded in the back of a pickup truck before it was driven off.

On Monday in Creel, four unidentified individuals were found shot to death, according to La Polaka. One of the dead had been immolated.

Also on Monday, according to La Polaka, one unidentified individual was shot to death in Juarez near the corner of calles Ejido San Miguel and Ejido Santa Clara in Terrenos Nacionales neighborhood.

The shooter covered his victim with a blanket before shooting him.

Two unidentified individuals were found shot to death in two different areas of Juarez, accoridng to La Polaka news daily.

One shooting took place in San Isidro Colonia and another in Buenos Aires Colonia.

One unidentified woman was shot to death and another was wounded in a shooting Tuesday in Bellavista neighborhood according to La Polaka. The shooting took place near the corner of calles José María Arteaga and Donato Guerra.

Both victims were shot inside a Dodge Stratus sedan.

In Chihuahua city, according to a news report which appeared in the Mexican news daily El Diario de Chihuahua, two unidentified men were shot to death aboard a Volkswagen Jetta.

The attack took place at the corner of calles Obrera and Lucha Campesina in the CDP neighborhood

Niece and Sister in Law of Sinaloa Drug Lord found near Obregon in Sonora

The niece and a sister in law of Sinaloa drug lord Hector Luis "El Guero" Palma were round in a grave in Sonora.

Maria Jimena Romero Palma and Cintia Mercedes Romero Verdugo were reported missing since December 2019, when they were taken in a Sam's Club parking lot in Ciudad Obregon.

The two bodies were found in a hidden grave wrapped in plastic. Video recordings of the incident showed the two were forced aboard a Kia sedan being it was driven off.

According to Wikipedia, Palma is currently incarcerated at the Altiplano Prison, near Mexico City.
Posted by: badanov || 02/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  There will be revenge, unleash the dogs !

Posted by: Jiggs Snereper5969 || 02/10/2021 1:01 Comments || Top||

5 Detained For Death Threats To French Teen Who Criticized Islam As ‘Religion Of Hate'
[Daily Caller] Five people were arrested in France on suspicion that they made death threats to a teenager who lambasted Islam on social media last year, numerous sources reported.
thus proving her right
The five were suspected of cyber harassment and issuing death threats after an investigation by France’s national task force that monitors online hate speech, according to France 24. Mila, the now 17-year-old French teen who received the threats, was put under police protection with her family early last year after she rebuked Islam as a "religion of hate" on Instagram.

Those detained are between the ages of 18 and 29 and are from different regions of France, according to the BBC.

Mila reignited a debate about free speech in France nearly five years after jihadists massacred cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo magazine due to cartoon portrayals of the Prophet Mohammed, and several months before several other terrorist attacks took place in France.

In her Instagram footage that provoked the backlash, she was doing her makeup and began informing those watching that she was a lesbian and "blacks and Arabs" were not her type after receiving messages complimenting her and asking if she would divulge her age, she told the host of French talk show Le Quotidien.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2021 07:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10803 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems

#1  "Religion of hate? Well, okay... it's
Not like it's secret -- we pray it!
That's kinda the point:
[camel's nose out of joint]
That we know that you know but can't say it."
Posted by: Bertie Bluetooth5899 || 02/10/2021 15:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Marianne asked advice from her mom
Regarding her boyfriend, Islam.
"I'll be perfectly clear:
If he cared for you, dear,
Would he keep you in fear?
Would he not volunteer--
No, demand to rebuild Notre Dame?"
Posted by: Bertie Bluetooth5899 || 02/10/2021 16:08 Comments || Top||

#3  [claps]
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/10/2021 16:37 Comments || Top||

422 Migrants Colonists Arrive in Italy from Libya
More Crazy Eddies, helpfully working hard in ways that make the situation significantly worse.
[LibyaReview] On Sunday, Italian authorities allowed a rescue vessel carrying 422 migrants colonists from Libya to dock at the Augusta port in Sicily. The migrants colonists were allowed to disembark in Italia following distress calls made by the boat in wake of a recent storm.

The Ocean Viking rescue ship is operated by the NGO, SOS Mediterranee and part of the European Association for Rescue in the Mediterranean Sea missions. It requested help on multiple occasions before they were finally allowed to disembark by the Italian government.

Last month, the Italian NGO Centro Astalli, reiterated its appeal for the immediate evacuation of migrants colonists from Libya, after 43 migrants colonists died in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya. Centro Astalli said it "expresses condolences for the victims" of the shipwreck, the first of its kind in 2021, "and deep concern for the conditions of the migrants colonists trying to arrive in Europa
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
without the chance to access legal entrance routes."

"It is clear that there is a very serious problem of border management on the part of European states and an intolerable inertia on the part of national and supranational organizations," Father Camillo Ripamonti, President of Centro Astalli said.

Libya has become the preferred point of departure for thousands wishing to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that about 12,000 migrants colonists were intercepted at sea, and returned to Libya in 2020.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2021 00:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

Five ‘foreigners linked with RAW, NDS’ remanded in CTD custody
[Dawn] The administrative judge of the antiterrorism courts on Tuesday remanded five foreigners held for allegedly working for the Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies in police custody.

The Counter-Terrorism Department on Monday claimed to have foiled a major terrorist activity in the metropolis by arresting five Afghan nationals for having links with Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) and India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2021 12:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  [snigger]

Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/10/2021 16:35 Comments || Top||

#2  When do their version of India's ACLU lawyers descend upon them? Or do they still have lawyers in India?
Posted by: jpal || 02/10/2021 17:52 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ The Indian people actually love this sort of publicity. They get to believe their State is actually harassing those moslem bastards. Some people will read the DAWN just to see what new, delicious mayhem has been attributed to India.

Now, even the Indian media has begun to overplay the details. If a shack is burnt in the 'Stain they'll go 'Curious explosion caused in an enemy installation last night, the secret agencies were unavailable for comment.'

Indian lawyers won't fight for Afghan assets anyway, if they are that.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/10/2021 18:08 Comments || Top||

Shangla police arrest terrorist in Karachi
[Dawn] The Shangla police claim to have arrested a wanted terrorist during a raid in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
A statement issued here on Tuesday, said Abdul Satar of Lilonai, an alleged Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
commander, had carried out attacks on police and government installations, and managed to escape to Karachi, where he had been living along with his family for last 14 years.
The ISI must be really concerned about the country the Pakistani arm owns falling from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list to the black list if they’re digging up old lags like this one.
It said that district police officer Rahim Shah Khan had sent a team led by SDPO Mohammad Fazil Khan and SHO Arif Khan to Karachi where he was arrested.

The statement said the police had information about his hideout. The terrorist is wanted to police under sections 364, 148, 149, 448, 120A, 121 and 124A of the ATA.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2021 11:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Body of antiquities scholar beheaded by IS in 2015 believed to be found
[IsraelTimes] Syrian authorities may have found the body of a prominent antiquities scholar, who was publicly beheaded by 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....
terror group in the ancient town of Palmyra in 2015, according to the BBC.

The jihadists murdered 81-year-old Khaled al-Asaad, after he refused to divulge where some of the town’s treasures had been hidden.
The man was a hero, quietly stymieing the ISIS invaders while they tortured him to death, neither surrendering without a fight nor fleeing without any attempt to fight back at a time when almost everyone else was doing both.
Two other bodies have been found near Palmyra by Syrian forces. All three are set to undergo DNA identification.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2021 10:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

IS Ambush Kills 26 Pro-regime Fighters in East Syria
[AnNahar] 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 on Monday ambushed a regime convoy in eastern Syria, killing at least 26 fighters, a Britannia-based war monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the early morning ambush in the province of Deir Ezzor came as the convoy combed the area for jihadists.
"Found em! ...Rosebud"
"Violent festivities between the two sides led to large human losses," it said, calling the toll from fighting the "largest since the start of the year".
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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Mon 2021-02-08
  Syrian teen arrested in Norway for plotting attack
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  Border Patrol Agents Arrest 11 Iranians in Arizona Who Illegally Entered US
Thu 2021-02-04
  IS Attack Kills 19 in Hama
Wed 2021-02-03
  Israeli Delhi embassy bomb: National Investigation Agency registers case, police busily following leads
Tue 2021-02-02
  Somali forces end Al-Shabaab siege of Mogadishu hotel; 9 dead
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  Kidnappers Demand 15,000 Libyan Dinars for Each Egyptian Kidnapped in Tripoli
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