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Kunduz: Special forces, free 24 prisoners in a rescue operation
[KhaamaPress] The Special Operations Command said a special unit of Afghan forces has freed 24 people from a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
prison in Kunduz province.

The special operations Army Corps stated today that special commando units carried out a special operation last night on a Taliban prison in Kabuli Qeshlaq village in Aqtash district of Kunduz province.

During the operation, 24 Taliban prisoners were released, including 16 ANA members, two coppers, four commandos, and an NDS member, and a civilian, the statement said.

This comes as the Afghan Army’s 217th Pamir Corps said Tuesday, that Afghan commandos in a special operation have rescued and freed 42 security force members and civilian prisoners from clutches of Baghlan province.

According to the statement, 25 Afghan commandos and 17 civilians were released from Taliban prison during the operation.

On Monday night, six ANA soldiers, 19 coppers, and 17 civilians were freed from the Taliban prison in a special operation in the Nawrozak area located in the city of Baghlan province, the statement read.

The prison was completely destroyed by the Afghan special forces unit of commandos, the statement added.
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#1  What is that sound (?)

One hand clapping ✋
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IED explosion kills 2 people in Kabul
[KhaamaPress] Security sources said Thursday, a corolla-type vehicle was targeted by a magnetic IED in Kabul city, in which one person is killed.

Kabul police front man, Ferdaws Faramarz said the blast occurred at around 11:25 a.m. on Thursday morning, near Kabul University.

According to police two people were killed in the earth-shattering kaboom.

According to reports, one of the killed individuals was Mubashir Moslemyar, a Kabul University lecturer who had been arrested by NDS over allegations of promoting IS propaganda, killed by a bomb on his car near the university.

Kabul police said an investigation team had arrived at the scene to further look into the incident.

This is the second explosion in one Day in the capital of Afghanistan.

The first blast occurred in the Sarai Jaali area in PD10 of Kabul city, when a police vehicle was targeted by a magnetic mine, no individual was hurt or killed in the incident.

So far, no one has grabbed credit for the blasts.

This comes as insecurity, magnetic IEDs, and assassinations have intensified across Afghanistan, especially in Kabul, people on a daily basis are evident to blasts and killings.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under:

Gov’t inflicts heavy casualties on Taliban across Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] According to defense and provincial officials, 67 Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
have been killed in operations conducted by the Afghan national defense and security forces in various parts of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense stated on Thursday, that ANDSF members backed by air support, targeted Taliban fighters in Arghandab and Mizan districts of Zabul on Wednesday.

The operation resulted in the death of 28 Taliban fighters and five others were maimed, also a group’s hideout, a mortar shell, some weapons, and ammunition were completely destroyed, MoD stated.

In a similar incident, Afghan security members with air support attacked Taliban gatherings in Arghandab and Maiwand districts of Kandahar on Wednesday.

Air force and infantry killed 29 Talibs and injured five others during the skirmish, also an explosive depot, 110 Taliban positions, and a large quantity of ammunition were reportedly wrecked.

The statements added, that security forces discovered and defused 78 anti-vehicle mines in the Arghandab and Maiwand districts of the province.

On the other hand, security officials in Ghor reported that the Taliban suffered casualties during an area clearing operation supervised by the defense and security force members in the western part of Firuzkuh city.

Amirdad Parsa, Spokemsn to Ghor police HQ told Khaama press that 10 Taliban fighters were killed and five others were maimed during an air raid conducted by the Afghan Air Force unit.

Parsa added, that no injuries or harm was inflicted to the security forces during the operation.

Security force members also seized several Taliban cycle of violences, and two roadside kabooms were also defused.

The security official emphasized that the clearance operation will continue until Ahangaran and Ashtarkhan areas in the west of Firuzkuh city are complete cleared of the Taliban influence.

...back at the desert island, Bert was realizing to his horror that he'd had only one bottle for one message, and he'd forgotten to include a return address...
in Daikundi Province eight civilians and a people uprising force member were killed in a Taliban offensive on a village in Patoi district.

The incident took place at around 4:00 am on Thursday morning.

According to the governor of Daikundi, 10 other people were also injured in the skirmish.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Somalia: Forces Foil Al-Shabaab Attack in Bosaso
[AllAfrica] Security forces in Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
state have foiled an al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
attack in Bosaso in an operation.

In a statement, the security forces said that had seized explosives fixed by al-Shabaab murderous Moslems in al-Madow mountains.

"Puntland security forces in Bossaso has succeeded in thwarting Al-Shabaab improvised bombs in Bossaso," the statement read in part.

The forces captured naked wires metals, cable reel, powder in a container according to the statement.

Al-Shabaab fighters and ISIS operate in Galgala mountain ranges to topple UN-backed central government.

Puntland security forces have often thwarted attacks from both groups.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/19/2021 02:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
Algeria Sentences Jihadist in French Beheading Trial to Death
[AnNahar] An Algerian court on Thursday sentenced to death the main defendant in the 2014 kidnapping and beheading of French mountaineer Herve Gourdel.
...a project of ISIS affiliate Jund al-Khilafa (Soldiers of the Caliphate)...
Prosecutors had called for the death penalty
for Abdelmalik Hamzaoui earlier on the first day of the high profile trial.

Six defendants accused of failing to inform authorities promptly of Gourdel's abduction were all acquitted, an AFP journalist at the court said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336084 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Houthis capture Marib dam
[SouthFront] The defense of Saudi-backed forces in central Yemen officially collapsed.

On February 18, the Houthis (officially known as Ansar Allah) captured Marib Dam, located in a close proximity to Marib city.

The city remains the last major stronghold of Saudi-backed forces in Marib province and central Yemen itself. The nearing fall of the city into the hands of the Houthis marks the developing collapse of Saudi-backed forces across the entire country.

The Saudi-led intervention and the war on Yemen turned into a disaster for Riyadh and now the Kingdom is fiercely searching for ways to somehow contain the growing losses.
More at the link
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#1  Soddys threw another gutter ball.

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Caribbean-Latin America
Four found dead in mass grave in Sonora state
A total of four unidentified individuals were found dead in a mass grave near Ciudad Obregon in Sonora state Wednesday, according to a Mexican news report.

According to the news item which appeared in the online edition of El Iparcial, the grave contained bones from three unidentified individuals and one corpse. The report said a number of women who claimed missing persons in the state, were called about the grave.

The grave is five kilometers south of the Nuestra Señora del Carmen cemetery. The grave could contain as many as 20 dead, according news reports.

Posted by: badanov || 02/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

6 die in Zacatecas in Mexico
A total of six individuals were found dead in drug and gang related violence in Zacatecas state in Mexico, according to El Sol de Zacatecas Mexican news daily.

Five armed suspects were killed in a gunfight with Mexican authorities in Fresnillo municipality Thursday.

According to the report, a unit of the Mexican National Guard was on patrol on the Fresnillo-Valparaíso highway when they encountered several armed suspects traveling aboard trucks. The suspects fired on the unit, and the patrol element returned fire.

The firefight took place near the village of Santa Rosa.

Remaining cop found dead

The sole remaining police officer in the Zacatecas municipality of Monte Escobedo municipality was found dead Thursday, according to a news report in El Sol de Zacatecas.

Ricardo Acosta, 28, police chief of Monte Escobedo municipality, was found face down and in handcuffs on the road leading to Jalisco.

Acosta was reported missing last January 19th.

Bad Guys attack Highway safety officer's residence

Armed suspects attacked the home of an unidentified Highway Patrol officer early Thursday morning, according to a news account in El Sol de Zacatecas Mexican news daily.

The home attacked was located on Calle Alameda Oriente in Jerez municipality.

When several responding security elements including state police, local police and army units arrived in the vicinity of the attack, armed suspects attacked them with gunfire, then fled aboard a vehicle. A Mexican Army soldier was wounded in the exchange.

The vehicle used in the attack on the security units was later found abandoned on Calle Alameda Poniente.

Armed suspects attack National Guard patrol

A Mexican National Guard unit on patrol was fired on by armed suspects Wednesday night, according to a news report which appeared in the Mexican news daily El Sol de Zacatecas.

The patrol earlier received reports of several residences being set on fire in Panfilo Naterain municipality in the village of San Jose de las Borregas.

The attack took place on the road to Ojocaliente. No one was reported hurt in the encounter.

Posted by: badanov || 02/19/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

Indian Farmer Protests roundup
Disha, Nikita, Shantanu, PJF were part of WhatsApp group to discuss creation of toolkit
[OneIndia] New Delhi, Feb 17: The Delhi Police will ask Shantanu Maluk who is allegedly part of the toolkit to explain why he was at the Tikri Border on January 26, when the farmers' protest turned violent.

On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court granted transit anticipatory bail to Muluk. His name cropped up following the arrest of Disha Ravi by the Delhi Police. The police said that she had helped create the toolkit, which was later used by Greta Thunberg.

During the probe, the police learnt that Disha Ravi had created a WhatsApp group called International Farmers' Strike on December 6. Nikita Jacob, who sought anticipatory bail before the Bombay High Court joined the group five days later. The police also found that members of the pro-Khalistan group, Poetic Justice Foundation had also joined the group.

Farmers' Protest: Indian Railways diverts, cancels trains in Punjab, amid rail roko call
[OneIndia] New Delhi, Feb 17: Farmers, who are protesting against the Centre's farm laws have called a four-hour rail blockade across the country from 12 noon to 4pm on Thursday (February 18) but the agitation has forced the Railways to either cancel or divert trains in Punjab on Wednesday.

According to a release issued by Northern Railway, the farmers' agitation in the state, the Darbhanga-Amritsar Express special train, which was to start on Wednesday, will remain cancelled.

While rail blockades by farmers across the state, which started in September-end, were lifted in November, members of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continue to block passenger trains at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district.

Though the protesters have been sitting outside the station on a symbolic protest since November, the Railways have not run passenger trains on the route since the farmers have declared they will allow only goods trains.

Red Fort violence: Car AC mechanic arrested
[OneIndia] New Delhi, Feb 17: A car AC mechanic has been arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the Red Fort violence during the tractor parade on Republic Day, the police said.

Maninder Singh was arrested from near a bus stop in north west Delhi's Pitampura on Tuesday. Two swords were recovered. A video that was examined by the police showed Singh was seen swinging his swords at the Red Fort and that incited the gathering there to cause more mayhem. Pramod Kushwaha, deputy commissioner of Delhi (Special Cell) said.

Red Fort incident: Prime accused Maninder Singh arrested, swords seized
[OneIndia] New Delhi, Feb 17: Maninder Singh, most wanted in the Red Fort violence case, has been arrested by the Delhi Police's Special Cell on Tuesday.

Singh, a resident of Swaroop Nagar in Delhi was seen in a video swinging two swords at Red Fort on January 26. Reportedly, he had motivated six persons from the region. They riding upon bikes, had accompanied tractor rally of farmers heading from Singhu border towards Mukarba Chowk on the Republic Day.

Tens of thousands of farmers broke barriers to storm the national capital on January 26, their tractor parade to highlight their demands dissolving into unprecedented scenes of anarchy as they fought with police, overturned vehicles and delivered a national insult hoisting a religious flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort, a privilege reserved for India''s tricolour.

Toolkit: Masterminds abroad, foot-soldiers in India infiltrated the protests to wreck havoc
[OneIndia] New Delhi, Feb 18: The sole intention of the banned outfit Poetic Justice Foundation is to spread unrest in the country. The outfit took advantage of the ongoing farmers' protest and created networks to incite violence, the police probing the toolkit case have learnt.

Sources tell OneIndia that all the instructions to the foot-soldiers in India came from abroad. The specific instruction was to create unrest and also begin a disinformation campaign, the investigations have also found.

A Zoom meeting held before January 26 is also under the scanner. The police say that the protests were discussed at the meeting held virtually and around 70 persons took part in it. While 26 from abroad attended the meeting, the rest were from India.
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#1  We should have a tractor parade in DC.

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Maal-e-Ganimat: 11 JMB operatives charged for dacoity intended to raise terror funds
[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against 11 gunnies of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh for dacoities committed by them in the year 2018.

Najir Sheikh, Arif Hussain, Kador Kazi, Asif Iqbal were among the 11 to the charged by the NIA.

The NIA said that in the month of February 2018, four cases were registered for the dacoities committed by the members of the JMB. They had hatched a conspiracy to raise funds for terror activities under the pretext of Maal-e-Ganimat. The JMB gunnies committed dacoities in four place in Bengaluru.

During investigation, all these accused persons were taken in police custody and were thoroughly interrogated. The main accused Jahidul Islam alias Kausar disclosed and pointed out all the hideouts where he along with his associates/JMB members had taken shelter and identified shops from where they had procured instruments for using the same in dacoities and also the houses where dacoities were committed from February to April, 2019.

Investigation also revealed that Jahidul Islam , a Bangladeshi national, who is the main conspirator and leader of JMB, a proscribed terrorist organization, was involved in promoting the activities of JMB in India.He is one of the prime accused in serial blasts in Bangladesh carried out by JMB in 2005.

The investigation established the broad network forged by JMB gunnies in India for committing terrorist and subversive activities by procuring arms and explosives, recruiting youth and conducting training camps, the NIA said.

It may be recalled that back in 2014, the Students Islamic Movement of India had launched a Maal-e-Ganimat wing, which was aimed at raising funds. This wing only focused on the finances and after the module was busted, the Sherlocks learnt that the group was involved in robberies and extortion.

The SIMI wing was involved in robberies in Karimnagar and Madhya Pradesh. Officials tell OneIndia that the wing started by the SIMI was replicated by the JMB as well. A dedicated set of operatives are assigned to the wing and their job is to raise funds by committing acts of robberies and dacoities, the officer also said.
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#1  Maal funds, resource. Ganimat is loot, booty.

Maal-e-Ganimat Wing thus implying a department of professional robbers and thieves collecting resource for jihad.
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#2  Useful information! Thank you, Dron.
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Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families
[AlAhram] It has been nearly two years since the US-led coalition captured the last sliver of territory held by the IS group, ending their self-declared caliphate that covered large parts of Iraq and Syria

The deaths stacked up: a policeman rubbed out with a pistol equipped with a silencer, a local official bumped off, his son maimed, an Iraqi man beheaded. In total, 20 men and women were killed last month in the sprawling camp in northeastern Syria housing families 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....
(IS) group.
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