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Afghanistan
Suspects Sentenced To Death For Killing Journalist In Kandahar
[ToloNews] The Attorney General’s Office said in a statement on Tuesday that two suspects were sentenced to death for killing a journalist in Kandahar, the Attorney General’s Office said in a statement.

Arghand had worked for Kabul News TV for a number of years. He also reportedly worked for China’s state news agency Xinhua.

Arghand was "murdered" by two men in Kandahar province in the south of Afghanistan last year on April 25, according to the statement.

The court announced its verdict on the case on April 6, the Attorney General’s Office said in the statement.

The case was handed to a court in Kabul after requests by Arghand’s family and Afghanistan Journalists Federation, the statement said.

The statement says that the Attorney General’s Office has assessed at least 50 cases of violence against journalists and it remains committed to supporting the freedom of press and journalists.

The Attorney General’s Office remains committed to addressing cases of violence against journalists thoroughly.

This comes as Afghanistan has ranked among deadliest countries for journalists.

The Afghan government has said it is committed to supporting journalists and freedom of the press. However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
reports show that journalists are still facing different kinds of threats.

Government’s statistics show that there are 96 TV channels, 65 radio stations and 911 print media in Kabul, as well as 107 TV channels, 284 radio stations, and 416 print media in other provinces. He says there are 1,879 active media outlets in Afghanistan which are called as one of the main achievements of the country in the past 18 years.
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Taliban Pushed Back In Kunduz City: Officials
[ToloNews] Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s attack on Kunduz city from different sides which kicked off on Saturday, April 13, was foiled after reinforcements were deployed to vulnerable areas in the past three days, the Deputy Minister of Defense Lt. Gen. Helaluddin Helal, who leads the Kunduz operation, said on Tuesday.

"Taliban wanted to capture many cities and districts. As you witnessed, they attacked Chahar Dara district and Kunduz city but their plan failed," Helal told news hounds in Kunduz.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had been cornered by the banditti...
Kunduz Police Chief Brig. Gen. Manzoor Stanikzai said that almost "250 Talibs, including foreign nationals", were involved in the attack on Kunduz city but they were faced with "strict resistance" by Afghan forces and their attack was "thwarted".

Security officials have not given exact figures about casualties in the Kunduz festivities but provincial health officials said the fighting has left at least 18 people dead and more than a dozen other maimed.

The Kunduz city, in the north of Afghanistan, came under Taliban attack hours after the group announced its so-called spring offensive, local officials said Saturday this week.

The attack was launched on the outskirts of Kunduz city at 2am on Saturday, April 13, said Enamuddin Rahmani, a front man for Kunduz police.

Some families were displaced after the conflicts started, residents said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in week-long operations in Zabul
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan military in the South and the Ministry of Defense have confirmed that Talibs have suffered heavy casualties during the operations in southern Zabul province in past one week.

According to the statements released by 205th Corps of the Afghan Military and the Ministry Defense, the 2nd Brigade, 205th Hero Corps conducted clearing operations this past week in Mezan, Shah Joi, and Daichopan areas of Zabul province as part of the new security plan Operation Khalid.

The statements further added that that the operations were jointly conducted with the Afghan Police police and the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
leaving 20 Talibs dead dead, 13 maimed while 5 IEDs were discovered and destroyed.

Recently the 205th Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Emam Nazar spoke about hopes for peace at a recent graduation for the Afghan National Army territorial force since there has been an increase of violence from the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
since the announcement of their spring offensive.

"I love my country and it is an honor to serve for Afghanistan. Everyone wants peace, the people want peace, the Taliban want peace and our security forces want peace," said Nazar. "We will continue to fight and secure the people of Afghanistan as long as the Taliban continue the violence."
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1 
I would be more assured of any article from Afghanistan, among other countries, if there were some US advisors doing the reporting.
Posted by: Roger Smith || 04/17/2019 11:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course, Roger. But we have to go to press with the English-language sources that we have.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2019 18:23 Comments || Top||


Major offensive underway in Shirzad district after Friday’s twin truck bombings
[KhaamaPress] A major offensive is underway in Shirzad 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..
province after a large-scale Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack was repulsed on Friday.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said at least 40 bully boyz have been killed so far and 32 others have sustained injuries as a major clearance operation is underway in the district.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab, the operations are being conducted in various parts of the district with the support of artillery units and air forces.

The statement further added that the offensive was launched in response to a large scale attack by Taliban on Friday which claimed the lives of two security personnel and maimed eight others.

The Talibs launched the attack close to Shirzad district administrative compound shortly after announcing its spring offensive.

The Talibs launched coordinated attacks against the security forces after detonating two truck bombs close to district compound but the offensive was repulsed by the security forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan police officer kills his four comrades in Farah province, Talibs kaboom another girls’ school
[KhaamaPress] An officer of the Afghan National Police has killed his four comrades in western Farah province of Afghanistan, the local officials said Tuesday.

Provincial police front man Mohibullah Mohib confirmed that the incident took place on Monday in the scenic provincial capital of Farah province.

Mohib further added that the police joined Talibs after opening fire on his comrades.

The officer whose identity has not been disclosed had joined police nearly a year ago and investigations are underway from the individuals who had given guarantees before join police, the local officials said.

Farah is among the relatively volatile provinces in West of Afghanistan where Talibs are active in some of its remote districts and often carry out attacks against the government and security institutions.

Girls’ School ‘Destroyed’ In Farah

[ToloNews] A girls’ school was destroyed in an attack by unknown gunnies in Farah province in the west of Afghanistan on Monday night, local officials confirmed.

Another school in the province was destroyed on Sunday night.

The schools were destroyed by use of explosives, the head of Education Department Mohammad Azimi said.

This comes after another girl’s school named Benafsha Girls High School was burned down by unknown gunnies on Sunday night in Tosak village on the outskirt of the city.

Farah education department head Mohammad Azimi said the unknown gunnies entered Nawdeh Girl’s High School on Monday night and replaced explosives devices inside the building and then went kaboom! the devices.

According to Azimi, the school building completely has been destroyed and all the facilities and books have been burned.

At least 2,000 girls were enrolled in the two schools, Azimi said.

While no group has grabbed credit, but Farah provincial council says that before this Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
repeatedly had warned that they will set on fire the schools.

Taliban, however, has not grabbed credit for the incident.

Statistics by the Ministry of Education show that 3.5 million children are deprived of education and at least 900 schools have remained closed across the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces thwart twin explosions in capital Kabul
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have foiled bully boyz bid to detonated two improvised bombs in capital Kabul.

The Kabul Police Headquarters in a statement said the improvised bombs were planted under a culvert and on a roadside in Syedan Burj-e-Surkh area of Chahar Asiab district of Kabul.

The statement further added that the Afghan cops managed to discover and defuse the two improvised bombs before the anti-government bully boyz manage to detonate them.

The anti-government armed bully boyz including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have not commented in this regard so far.

Talibs and other holy warrior and terrorist groups often use improvised bombs as the weapon of their choice to target the security and government personnel.

However,
man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them...
in majority of such attacks ordinary civilians are targeted.
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20 Taliban militants killed, wounded as their second attack repulsed in Faryab province
[KhaamaPress] At least six Talibs were killed and 14 others were maimed after the Afghan armed forces repulsed their second attack in Dawlatabad district of Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said the Talibs launched their second attack on Dawlatabad district at around 5:00pm local time on Monday.

The statement further added that the attack sparked heavy festivities which continued until 10:00pm, leaving at least 6 faceless myrmidons dead and 14 others maimed.

A senior commander of the military commission of the group identified as Mawlavi Ehsanullah alias Toofan was among those maimed, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

Members of the public uprising forces had also taken part to fight the Talibs, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that the security forces and local residents did not suffer casualties during the festivities.
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12 civilians including 6 children wounded in an explosion in Helmand province
[KhaamaPress] At least twelve people including children were maimed in an kaboom triggered by a magnetic improvised bomb in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the incident took place close to Greshk market at around 7:00am local time on Monday.

The statement further added that the magnetic bomb was planted by anti-government armed gunnies in a civilian vehicle.

At least six children are among those maimed and are being treated in provincial hospitals, the statement by governor’s office added.

The anti-government armed gunnies including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Talibs frequently use improvised bombs as the weapon of their choice to target security and government personnel but in majority of such attacks ordinary civilians are targeted.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Airstrikes in Kunduz province kill 4 Taliban militants
[KhaamaPress] At least four Talibs were killed in the airsrikes which were carried out in norther Kunduz province, the military sources said Tuesday.

The sources further added that the Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Kunduz district.

This comes as Talibs intensified their attacks on Kunduz and some other key northern provinces soon after announcing their spring offensive early on Friday.

However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
the Afghan military says the attacks were repulsed leaving at least 179 forces of Evil dead and dozens more maimed.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said Monday that the forces of Evil were killed during the festivities in Badakhshan, Kunduz, Baghlan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara
...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets...
communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...

, and Faryab provinces.

The statement further added that 77 forces of Evil including their 6 commanders were also maimed during the same festivities.

According to 209th Shaheen Corps, Talibs intensified their attacks in northern parts of the country after announcing their spring offensive but the Afghan armed forces effectively responded and repulsed the attacks with the effective close-air support of the Air Forces.
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New MoD Security Plan is proving fruitful for the 205th Corps
[KhaamaPress] The 205th Corps of the Afghan Military has announced that the New Security Plan of the Ministry of Defense is proving fruitful for the armed forces in the southern regions of the country as 37 bully boyz have been killed and 9 others have sustained injuries during the operations in Uruzgan, Kandahar, and Zabul provinces.

As part of clearing dangerous areas that pose a threat to the civilian population, the 205th Corps destroyed three enemy bases which included both weapons and vehicles as well as destroying 11 mines, said the 205th Corps front man.

Kandahar Deputy Governor Muneeb recently stated " Over 100 turbans have been tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in the last few months. The security forces have taken extreme precaution not to inflict casualties on civilians but the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
try to hide behind them."

Since the release of the Taliban spring offensive there has been increased reporting of Taliban activity which has posed an increased threat to the civilian population to include the threat of civilian deaths due to IEDs.

Clearing mines has been a focus of the new security plan for the 205th Corps to make the roads safe for citizens to travel freely without the threat of bombs along the road.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban’s Red Unit militants suffer heavy casualties during a clash with ISIS-K militants
[KhaamaPress] At least sixteen holy warriors were killed or maimed during a clash between Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS Khurasan holy warriors in eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said the clash broke out in Haidar Keli, Asman Kala, Ibrahim KHel, and Wadi Sar areas of Khogyani district on Monday.

The statement further added that eight holy warriors of the Red Unit of Taliban were killed during the clash and four others were maimed.

According to 201st Silab Corps, at least four ISIS holy warriors were also killed during the exchange of fire with Talibs.
"Fortunately, we had 200 Afghanis Quatloos bet on ISIS-K"
The anti-government armed holy warriors including Taliban have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Both Taliban and ISIS Khurasan holy warriors are active in some remote districts of the province.
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#1  Where IS that popcorn pic, now.....
Posted by: Clererong Ebbaing7691 || 04/17/2019 7:55 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egypt court sentences two defendants to death over 2017 church attack
[AlAhram] A Cairo criminal court sentenced on Tuesday two defendants to death over a 2017 terrorist attack against the Saint Menas
...also known as the Mar Mina Coptic church...
and Pope Cyril IV church in Helwan, which killed nine Christian civilians and one policeman.

The court has referred the sentence to the country’s grand mufti for his non-binding opinion, as required by Egyptian law, pending a final verdict.

The court has set 12 May to issue sentences on all 11 defendants in the case.

The defendants in the case were referred to court on charges of forming, operating, joining and financing a takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group, murder, attempted murder, and forceful resistance of coppers.

The Arabic word "takfiri" refers to hardline Sunni Moslems who accuse other Moslems and followers of other religions of being infidels, often as a justification for using violence against them.
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Tripoli fighting death toll at 147 with 614 wounded: WHO
[Libya Herald] The World Health Organization (WHO) said today that the corpse count in the 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...
fighting has now reached 147 dead and 756 maimed. It said that it has deployed additional surgical teams to support hospitals in the Tripoli area receiving trauma cases. These figures were higher than those reported by the Serraj Health Ministry and do not include those on the Hafter side of the fighting.

Meanwhile,
...back at the desert island, Irene was indignant at the thought of doing such a thing without benefit of clergy...
the cat-and-mouse fighting continues with shifting fronts many of which are in or around residential areas. There is ongoing fighting in at least four main fronts. Many residents are stuck in the middle of the battles unable to evacuate.

The Faiez Serraj Presidency Council and Government of National Accord raised its media output considerably yesterday in response to a hostile and productive media campaign by the Khalifa Hafter camp. The Serraj government rolled out speakers from the Foreign, Interior, Health, Education Ministries as well as the General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) for a live presser.

FOREIGN POLICY
Opening the conference, Foreign Minister Mohammed Siala said that there can be no equality in treatment between the aggressors on the capital and the defenders of the 2-3 million civilians who have been attacked by aircraft and heavy weapons without regard to international conventions and norms.

He pointed out that there is a difference between the Government of National Accord, which is committed to building a democratic civil state, and those who try to militarize the state.

Siala was alluding to reported efforts to mediate between Hafter and the Serraj government. The Serraj government has made it clear that after the end of fighting there will be no return to the political status quo ante bellum. That is, the the negotiating state with Hafter that existed before the war. This could mean the political work and agreement achieved at Gay Paree, Palermo and Abu Dhabi could be lost.

Siala denied the allegations.
No, no! Certainly not!
that there are Lions of Islam participating on the Tripoli side in the festivities, confirming that the place for Lions of Islam in Tripoli was in prisons.

He said that a letter was sent to the President of the UN Security Council to intervene urgently to stop this devastating war, which has been waged on the capital Tripoli for more than 10 days.

He said the war has caused the killing of civilians, displacement of people of all kinds, and spreading terror and fear in people through the use of all types of weapons, including aircraft, rockets and heavy artillery, and destroyed and inflicted serious damage on public and private property.

Siala also called for the UN’s historic responsibilities towards the devastating and catastrophic war on innocent people in Tripoli and its suburbs, warning of serious negative repercussions not only on Libya, but on the region and the world as a whole.
Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Interior Ministry apprehends ISIS terrorist in Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The Libyan Interior Ministry of the Presidential Council said Monday it had placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
an ISIS terrorist in Tajoura, 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...
, saying he is the second to be apprehended in ten days.

In a statement on Facebook, the ministry said the holy warrior named Mohammed Abdulhakim al-Hanid was arrested on Saturday and he was an active member of the terrorist group with a nickname of al-Farouk, adding that he was trying to obtain the kabooms C4.

Upon interrogations, the terrorist confessed to be a member of the Hisba Office in Derna within the ISIS group, saying he met with ISIS Emir in Derna Abu Mouad al-Iraqi and that he has contacts with many ISIS leaderships in Libyan desert.

He also confessed that he was tasked by ISIS to monitor the ministries and vital targets in Tripoli and that he wanted to obtain explosives to make boom belts for attacks in western Libya, especially in Tripoli.

Last week, the Interior Ministry said it had arrested Ana Abrik al-Zouki, A.K.A. Abu Abdullah al-Dernawi, who is also an ISIS holy warrior.
Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Egypt court sentences Islamists to five years in prison
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Egyptian court has sentenced 36 people convicted of joining the outlawed Moslem Brüderbund organization to five years in prison.

The Alexandria criminal court on Tuesday also sentenced the defendants to five years of probation. They were incarcerated
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
in Alexandria in 2017.

The sentences can be appealed.

The Moslem Brüderbund won a series of elections following Egypt's 2011 uprising but was branded a terrorist group after the military overthrew 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 in 2013. Since then, courts have held mass trials and sentenced hundreds of people to death.
Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Arabia
Houthis in Yemen introduced a new airburst ballistic missile that spreads 14,000 pieces of shrapnel over a large area
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6581 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  As long as it isn't white phosphorus or cluster bombs, the usual suspects in the human rights community will remain silent. Hell, even if it was WP or cluster munitions they probably wouldn't say anything unless the US was supplying them or deploying them.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/17/2019 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Tell it, brother
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 04/17/2019 1:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Making a virtue of necessity since they tend to blow up midair, anyway.
Posted by: Whutch Wittlesbach4454 || 04/17/2019 7:56 Comments || Top||


#5  Migrating vulture is seized as a SPY

Every single year we have stories like this, bless their single-minded little hearts and tiny brains! The only thing that changes is the country whose citizenry caught the bird and tis species.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/17/2019 19:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Wait til the Joo Spy Squirels mount migratory birds! Muwahahahaha!
Posted by: Frank G || 04/17/2019 20:16 Comments || Top||

#7  M Murcek. Ah yes the so called pacifists. The only war they're against is the one they might get caught up in. Understandable. Just be honest about it. As to the missile. Is this the only thing these countries can build?
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 04/17/2019 20:39 Comments || Top||


Bahrain jails 138 for planning Iran-linked 'terror' group
[DAWN] The Gulf state of Bahrain Tuesday incarcerated
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
138 people and revoked their citizenship for plotting to form a "terror" group with links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the public prosecutor said.

The verdict was swiftly condemned by the Bahraini opposition, while human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
group Amnesia Amnesty International decried the "mockery of justice" and "mass arbitrary denaturalisation".

The court, whose rulings can be appealed, handed the men prison terms of three years to life for having tried to build a Bahrain Hezbollah, similar to the Shiite militia active in Leb, said prosecutor Ahmad al-Hammadi.

Some members had received military training in Leb, Iran and Iraq, he said in a statement.

Another man was also incarcerated
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
but his citizenship was not revoked, while 30 others were acquitted, said the statement posted on the prosecution Instagram account.

A judicial source said all the convicts are members of the Shiite community in the Sunni-ruled Gulf state. The source also said that 111 were already in jug while 58 were sentenced in absentia.

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Europe
French officials find 21 migrants hiding in refrigerated truck
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Officials in La Belle France have found 21 migrants colonists from Iran and Iraq hiding in a refrigerated truck driving in the east of the country, regional authorities said Tuesday.

The 10 men, six women and five children were taken in for treatment by medical services, the authorities in the Meuse region said, confirming a report first given by the local newspaper l'Est Republicain.

Some of the migrants colonists had previously been given police orders to leave French territory. Such notifications are often issued when asylum applications are rejected, either because conditions were not met or because the migrants colonists entered the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
via another country that is responsible for determining their status.

The discovery of the migrants colonists in the truck carried uncomfortable echoes of a more tragic incident, in August 2017, in which 71 migrants colonists died of suffocation in the back of a refrigerated truck in Hungary. That vehicle was found abandoned on a highway in neighboring Austria and four people-smugglers -- an Afghan and three Bulgarians -- were convicted and tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
.

Posted by: Fred || 04/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  They was just chillin'.
Posted by: ed in texas || 04/17/2019 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Bet they got a cool reception.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/17/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Peshawar operation concludes after 17 hours, 5 suspected terrorists neutralised
[DAWN] An anti-terrorism operation in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
's Hayatabad area concluded Tuesday afternoon after a 17-hour standoff, with five suspected bully boyz killed and a policeman martyred.

The suspects had taken cover in a residential building in Phase 7 of the Hayatabad locality, from where they attacked security forces.

Peshawar city police chief Qazi Jameel told the media that one of the suspects had been killed last night, whereas the rest of the four were neutralised today.

"The Special Services Group and police personnel participated in the operation. Two of them were maimed during today's action," Jameel said.

The sole policeman martyred in the operation had lost his life last night.

AIG Shafqat Malik revealed that 50 kilogrammes of kaboom was found installed in a bike and parts of the building. The building was demolished with explosives soon after the operation concluded.

AIG Malik said that the operation was concluded after a deliberate delay, which he said was meant to ensure the safety of people residing in the area.

He said that the suspects had offered stiff resistance throughout the night.

The holdouts were neutralised as security forces breached the walls and stormed the building in their final push.

Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Shaheen Mazhar Mahmood had visited the site of the anti-terrorist operation on Tuesday morning.

During his visit, Lt Gen Mahmood had directed security officials to adopt all possible precautions to ensure the security of the area's affected residents.

Residents living around the said house were evacuated with the help of security personnel and rescue forces. Two injured women from the area were also shifted to the Hayatabad Medical Complex for treatment.

Elsewhere, funeral prayers for the martyred policeman, Qamar Alam, were offered in Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines in Peshawar.

KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Lt Gen Mahmood, KP Inspector General of Police Mohammad Naeem and other officials participated in the prayers.

CM Khan, while talking to the media, said that police had launched the operation on a tip off that suspected bully boyz were hiding in a house in the Hayatabad area. He said, citing initial reports, that seven bully boyz had been hiding in the house.

A local resident told our correspondent that cross firing had started in the midst of a search operation launched by police in the area.

"This area was considered peaceful, but the recent incident has proved it otherwise," the person said.

Talking about the suspects, the eyewitness said, "The people [suspected terrorists] had been living in the house on a rental basis for almost 15 days. They seemed to be from the rural areas from their appearance. All of them were middle-aged men and there were no women with them. They used to enter and exit the building using the basement door only."

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Roadside bomb wounds five Iraqi soldiers in western Iraq
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Five Iraqi soldiers were maimed Tuesday in a kaboom in Fallujah city, west of Anbar province, a security source was quoted as saying.

"A roadside kaboom planted by Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
gunnies went off while an army patrol was passing by al-Nuaimia district in Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
leaving five soldiers maimed," the source told Almaalomah news website.

"The soldiers were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment with some of them suffering severe wounds," added the source.

Security forces cordoned off the blast site and started to search for any other explosives at the scene, the source noted.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack, but the Islamic State (IS) krazed killer group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
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Iraqi airstrikes kill 20 Islamic State jihadists in Iraq’s Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) – Twenty jihadists of the Islamic State militant group were killed Tuesday in air raids by the Iraqi Air Force in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk, a military source was quoted as saying.

“Iraqi warplanes, backed by the U.S.-led international coalition, hit a gathering of Islamic State militants in Daquq district in eastern Kirkuk, leaving 20 jihadists killed,” the source told Algahd Press website.

“Most of the slain Islamic State terrorists came from Syria and were implicated in several terrorist attacks against security forces and civilians in Kirkuk,” the source said.

He added that two more IS jihadists were killed while trying to infiltrate into Kirkuk coming from the Syrian city of al-Baghuz.
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4 Islamic State jihadists arrested in Baghdad with 600 SIM cards
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Iraqi anti-terrorism forces jugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
on Tuesday four Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
jihadists in the capital Baghdad as they sough to deliver SIM cards to their fellow gunnies in Anbar province, a security source said.

"The four, including a woman, were arrested with 600 mobile phone SIM cards in their possession," the source told Baghdad Today news website, adding that the faceless myrmidons hid the cards inside olive cans and silicon tubes.

He added that the arrest was made based on accurate intelligence data.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Six IRGC members killed by an IED during a religious visit to Ain Ali, an area hosting a Shiite shrine near the Deir Ezzor town of Al-Mayadin
[TWITTER]

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Terror Networks
ISIS claims to have killed 362 people in 92 attacks around the world in just three days in a 'revenge invasion' after the collapse of its 'caliphate'
  • Islamic State claimed the attacks took place from April 8 to 10 across the world

  • It claimed responsibility for attacks in 80 cities including Kolomna near Moscow

  • But analysts sceptical terror group could have led attacks outside Iraq and Syria
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