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[ColonelCassad] After the establishment of a Sharia court in Helmand province (Gereshk district), the first death sentence was passed.
A Taliban Sharia court sentenced two kidnappers to public execution by hanging.
According to the Sharia court, stealing children from Muslims is punishable by death. Earlier, the Taliban leadership has already stated that it intends to establish a "strong Islamic system" in Afghanistan.
The execution took place in the presence of the local population.
A month ago, there were soldiers at an abandoned Afghan army stronghold. Before that, Italian paratroopers had been there from time to time.
Pakistani Lieutenant Colonel Jawad was eliminated by Afghan army special forces.
A Pakistani lieutenant colonel? How very interesting. The Afghan special forces are to be congratulated.
PS. After yesterday's air strikes by the US Air Force, the Taliban said that if this is so, then they are starting to occupy the major cities of Afghanistan, although the de facto assault on Herat and Lashkar Gah was going on even before the intensive strikes of the US Air Force on July 30.
Street fighting continues in Lashkar Gah. In Herat, so far, battles are taking place on the outskirts of the city.
During yesterday's battles, the commander of the 1st Army Brigade was killed and the troops in the city, according to local reports, are not in the best condition.
Meanwhile, the Taliban captured the mansion of Ismail Khan
... Mohammad Ismail Khan is one of the Northern Alliance/Jamiat-e Islami warlords. The Tajik from Herat was an Afghan National Army captain under the Communists, mujahideen commander against the Soviets, twice governor of Herat province — first for the mujahideen, then after the Taliban were defeated — and finally Hamid Karzai’s Minister of Energy and Water. He no doubt expected that at 75 he would be sitting back and enjoying less active maneuvers as an elder statesman. Instead he stood up a local unit of the People's Resistance® Front, with plans to be formidable...
on the outskirts of Herat and ridiculed him for leaving his house and running away from them like Dostum.
Ismail Khan replies that he will show the Taliban again and they will be able to take Herat.
[KhaamaPress] Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have pushed back mass attacks on the capital cities of 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... , Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... , Takhar, and Kandahar provinces on Friday.
Friday was one of the busiest and bloodiest days for ANDSF and the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... in the past month.
The Taliban fighters on Friday entered the western city of Herat province and launched attacks on Afghan government forces’ outposts inside the city. They had besieged the airport and a guard-Afghan police member- of UN’s compound in the city was killed.
Afghanistan Interior Ministry said that the ANDSF launched operations during which the attacks were pushed back and the district of Guzara was taken back from the Taliban.
US army Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s are too reported to be conducted in support of Afghan government forces in western Herat province bordering Iran.
The Taliban have also launched an attack on the center of Helmand province-Lashkargah- but local officials have assured the people of pushing back the attacks by the Taliban.
On the other hand, Kandahar city also witnessed heavy conflicts between the ANDSF and the Taliban as the province’s majority districts are under the control of the Taliban.
Taloqan city, the thriving provincial capital of Takhar province was too a battlefield between the warring sides and the Afghan defense ministry claimed to have inflicted heavy casualties to the Taliban fighters as the former driven the latter from the city.
Ministry of Defense has said that five districts of the Nijrab district of Kapisa province were also cleared of the Taliban and claims to have killed 24 Taliban fighters and maimed 14 more.
[ToloNews] Clashes intensified for the third day in southern parts of 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... as Taliban ...Arabic for students... advanced to towards the central parts on Saturday, leading to displacement of hundreds of people.
Security forces said the Taliban is using people’s houses and gardens as a shield, something that officials said has slowed down military operations.
Out of 17 districts, only Guzara and the city of Herat are under the government’s control. Others are held by the Taliban who are trying to move towards the center of the city.
Clashes continued for two days in Malan Bridge in south of Herat city, but Taliban took over the area on Saturday, sources said.
The operation was supported by the Air Force.
"Pak fighters are supporting the Taliban in Herat, Farah and Badghis," Herat governor Abdul Saboor Qane said. "Taliban has planned to attack Herat but they have faced resistance on the outskirts of the city and were defeated."
Former mujahedeen leader and a senior member of Jamaat-e-Islami ...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores... party
...that’d be Mohammad Ismail Khan, Grand Old Man of Herat...
is leading hundreds of forces who fight alongside the Afghan troops against the Taliban.
Khan said President Ghani vowed him on Friday to send reinforcements, but the Ministry of Defense did not pay the required attention in this respect.
"I spoke with President Ghani yesterday (Friday) and he directed the Defense Ministry to send reinforcements. The forces were supposed to arrive last night, but unfortunately, the Ministry of Defense ’did negligence’ and so far no reinforcement has arrived here," Khan said.
On Friday, Colonel Abdul Hamid, Commander of the 1st Regiment of Zafar 207 Corps, was killed in a clash against the Taliban on Friday evening. He led the war in south of Herat.
The governor of Herat said that Colonel Hamid was first taken as captive by Taliban and then was killed.
On Friday, UN confirmed that its office in Herat was attacked by the Taliban in which one security guard was killed. A Defense Ministry front man, Fawad Aman, said that the office was once again attacked by the Taliban on Saturday.
[Garowe] Four local footballers in Somalia were killed when a kaboom believed to have been caused by a bomb destroyed their bus on Friday, police, and witnesses said.
Ten players from the Jubaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry club were heading off for a game at the Kismayo ...a port city in the southern Lower Juba province of Somalia, at the extreme southern end of the country (always assuming Somalia can be called a country). It is the commercial capital of the autonomous Jubaland region.... city stadium in southern Somalia when the blast hit.
"The players were riding in a bus when the earth-shattering kaboom went off, presumably inside the vehicle. There are investigations going on but we presume the device was planted onto the bus," said police officer Mohammed Sadiq.
He said four football players were killed and five others maimed.
"The blast was huge and it caused a devastating fire which burned down the bus, people rushed to remove the dead bodies and maimed players," said witness Ibrahim Ahmed.
"I saw the burning bus and three dead bodies of the players -- this was horrible because football players are not politicians," added another witness, Said Adan.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast in Kismayo, capital of the southern state of Jubaland which borders Kenya.
Jubaland was the first state to start voting this week in long-delayed national elections in Somalia that the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab ...... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia attempting to metastasize into Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and similar places, all ofwhich have enough problems without them... jihadist group has threatened to disrupt.
[IsraelTimes] 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 holy warriors ambushed a checkpoint in the restive northern part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, killing at least five troops from the security forces, officials said.
At least six other troops were maimed in the attack in the town of Sheikh Zuweid and taken to a military hospital in the Mediterranean city of el-Arish, they said.
Security personnel killed three holy warriors in the firefight, and the area was reinforced, the officials added, speaking on condition of anonymity ... for fear of being murdered... because they were not authorized to brief the media.
Egypt has been battling jihadists in the northern part of the 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 holy warriors have carried out numerous attacks, mainly targeting security forces, minority Christians, and those who they accuse of collaborating with the military and police.
The pace of IS attacks in Sinai’s main theater and elsewhere has slowed to a trickle since February 2018, when the military launched a massive operation in Sinai, as well as parts of the Nile Delta and deserts along the country’s western border with Libya.
[AlAhram] According to the International Organization for Migration, at least 1,146 people have died at sea trying to reach Europa ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... during the first half of 2021
The Ocean Viking on Saturday rescued 196 migrants colonists off Libya, the humanitarian ship's operator said.
It first picked up 57 people in an inflatable dinghy struggling in international waters off the North African country, SOS Mediterranee said.
In the afternoon, the ship's crew carried out two additional rescues in the same area, plucking 54 people from a dinghy and 64 others from a wooden vessel.
In their latest operation, they saved 21 people from a wooden vessel.
The total rescued included at least two pregnant women and 33 minors, 22 of them unaccompanied.
SOS Mediterranee says it has rescued more than 30,000 people since February 2016, first with the ship Aquarius, then with Ocean Viking.
SOS Mediterranee accuses European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... governments of neglecting coordinated search-and-rescue action to discourage migrants colonists from attempting the crossing from war-torn Libya, where they are often victims of organised crime and militia violence.
Libyan authorities are also accused of forcibly returning intercepted ships to Libya, even when they are in European waters.
A UN Human Rights Office report in late May urged Libya and the EU to overhaul their rescue operations, saying existing policies "fail to prioritise the lives, safety and human rights ...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions... " of people attempting to cross from Africa.
Tunisian security forces placed a judge, accused by human rights groups of being close to extremists and hiding terrorism-related files, under house arrest for 40 days, local Radio Mosaique FM says.https://t.co/NJgAOk7CAc
The decision against Judge Bechir Akremi came after President Kais Saied pledged to lead a campaign against rampant corruption in all sectors to save the country, following his dismissal of the prime minister and freezing of parliament.
Tunisia’s judiciary has opened an investigation into four members of the Islamist Ennahda party over violence outside parliament after the president announced emergency measures, TAP news agency says.
Among them is the bodyguard of Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Ennahda and Parliament Speaker, TAP said.
Ennahda described President Kais Saied’s announcement on Sunday as a coup and held a sit-in outside parliament early on Monday in which party members and supporters of the president pelted each other with stones and bottles.
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[AlAhram] Rwandan troops have joined Mozambican forces to launch a major offensive against Islamic rebels in northern Mozambique as more troops arrive from South Africa and other neighboring countries to battle the insurgency.
Less than two weeks after landing in Mozambique, the 1,000 soldiers from Rwanda fought alongside Mozambican troops to regain control of Awasse, a strategic town in northern Cabo Delgado province, according to the Mozambican government.
"We have attacked and re-occupied the enemy position at Awasse," President Filipe Nyusi said in a broadcast to the nation earlier this week. He said three other towns also were retaken from the rebels.
The new offensive is seen as a drive to regain control of Mocimboa da Praia, the Indian Ocean port that the rebels have held for nearly a year.
The joint forces have also been fighting the rebels in Palma and appear to be trying to secure the nearby Afungi peninsula where the French firm Total was forced to stop operations in its $20 billion liquified natural gas project, according to Cabo Ligado, a newsletter about the Death Eater violence.
Rwanda’s forces killed 14 Death Eaters, that country’s army front man announced Thursday. Mozambican media report that both sides have suffered casualties.
The campaign against the rebels will be further supported by troops arriving from South Africa, leading the contingent being sent by the 16-nation Southern African Development Community to assist Mozambique.
South Africa, the regional powerhouse, will send about 1,500 troops at a cost of nearly 1 billion rand ($68 million), President Cyril Ramaphosa informed parliament this week. A South African general is to lead the regional force.
Zim-bob-we announced Thursday that it will deploy 300 soldiers as trainers and advisers, and Botswana sent 300 troops to Mozambique earlier this week. Angola and Botswana have also announced they are sending forces.
The countries of southern Africa are giving military support to Mozambique to try to prevent the Death Eater rebels from expanding their foothold in the region.
Since its start in 2017, the insurgency has been blamed for more than 3,000 deaths, according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project. The rebels, allied to 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, have beheaded scores of people and imposed Shariah law in areas they have seized. More than 800,000 people have been displaced by the conflict and nearly 1 million people need food aid, according to the U.N. World Food Program.
The U.S. has sent 12 special forces officers to help train Mozambique’s military, and the European Union ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing... is to send a military training mission to build on a training program provided by Portugal, according to a recent report by Cabo Ligado, a project led by ACLED to research the conflict.
[AlAhram] Six non-combatants were killed and several maimed Saturday by rebels in a village in the northeast of the perennially volatile Central African Republic, the UN peacepeeking mission said.
"This morning at dawn elements from the 3R (Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation)
...a Moslem Fulani rebel group in northwestern Central African Republic that joined the Coalition of Patriots for Change — a coalition of Muslim, Christian, animist, and other CAR rebel groups that united last December to disrupt the 2020–21 general election. Like all the other groups in the CAR they have a habit of committing atrocities...
launched a large-scale attack against C.African army positions in the village of Mann," the front man for the MINUSCA mission said, adding: "Six non-combatants were killed and several maimed."
The village is about 550 kilometres (340 miles) from the capital Bangui, Lieutenant Colonel Abdoulaziz Fall told AFP.
[Iran Press TV] 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 Armed Forces have given the details of a recent counterterrorism operation which led to the liberation of two more districts from the grips of Takfiri ...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed... murderous Moslems in the province of Bayda.
In a statement on Saturday, the front man for Yemen's Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, elaborated on the second phase of Operation al-Nasr al-Mubin (Clear Victory), which commenced on July 20 and lasted for several days, Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported.
The operation led to the total liberation of the districts of Nu'man and Nata'e.
The front man said an estimated area of %u200B%u200B380 square kilometers was liberated.
Saree also said 160 bad boyz were potted. Dozens surrendered to the advancing Yemeni forces.
Saree noted that the total liberated area amounted to 500 square kilometers, and that the losses of the Takfiri groups during the two phases amounted to 510 dead and 760 maimed.
The front man also stressed that Takfiri murderous Moslems received support and backing from the Saudi-led military coalition before, during and after the operation.
He added that the invading coalition provides al-Qaeda and ISISmurderous Moslems in Yemen with medium and heavy weapons and ammunition, giving them full facilities to reach and station in areas in the said province.
During the second phase of the operation, he said, the Saudi-led coalition conducted at least 67 raids against Yemeni forces.
On July 13, the Yemeni army, allied with fighters of the Popular Committees, announced that it had launched the first phase of Operation al-Nasr al-Mubin.
[ColonelCassad] A fresh video from the Houthis drove up with a bend of Saudi mercenaries and Hadists in the Al-Bayda province (not so long ago, ISIS was piling up there).
The videos presented clearly demonstrate what it means to run away in an open area under heavy fire from machine guns from machine guns.
At the end, it is shown how some of them surrender to the Houthis and receive medical assistance. As a result of the fighting, the interventionists lost several dozen people in killed, wounded and prisoners, plus about 10-12 carts and armored combat vehicles.
It is worth noting that today the Saudi coalition condemned the Houthi UAV attack on a Saudi commercial vessel. The attack, according to the Saudis, was unsuccessful and deserves all condemnation.
Also, several pro-Saudi sources hint that an Israeli ship attacked by a UAV (1 crew member from Romania and a British PMC was killed) could also have been attacked by a Houthi UAV.
An anonymous American official also said that the United States is inclined to believe that the Houthis could be behind the attack on the Israeli ship. The Saudis also said that their fighters were able to shoot down a UAV that flew into Saudi Arabia from Yemen.
[OneIndia] Abu Saifullah aka 'Lamboo', a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist and a resident of Pakistain's Punjab 1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots.... province, was killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir
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[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency has filed a supplementary chargesheet against one Manpreet Singh in connection with the Hizbul Mujahideen ...Party of Holy Warriors, founded by Muhammad Ahsan Dar in September 1989. One of the Pak sock puppets waging jihad in Indian Kashmir. It was originally organized as the armed wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. In 1990, Dar declared Hizbul as the sword arm of Jamaat. Hizbul murdered many of the pro-independence intelligentsia in Kashmir. After the organization was taken over by Syed Salahuddin Dar and several other ex-Hizb leaders were assassinated between 2001 and 2003... narco terrorism case.
The case was originally registered in Amritsar City following the arrest of Hilal Ahmed. The police had also seized a truck and recovered Rs 29 lakh from his possession. He was an over ground worker and a close aide of Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo the then commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen in Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
Riyaz Naikoo was killed in May, 2020. His successor, Saifullah Mir, was killed in the outskirts of Srinigar city in November, 2020. No doubt someone else is getting ready to be killed as part of the Hizbil Mujahideen operations chief job description even as you read these words, dear Reader.
Hilal and arrived in Amritsar to collect funds that were the proceeds of the narcotics sale for further terrorist activities in J&K.
The probe revealed that Singh is a narco trafficker and was in close contact with other co-conspirators of the case for supply of weapons and channelising the proceeds of sale of narcotics. During search 130 live rounds of 9mm calibre of Pak origin were recovered from his possession.
[Rudaw] Iraqi counter terror units killed an Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) leader in Diyala province, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said on Saturday.
The ISIS leader, known as Abu Saad al-Samin, was killed near Lake Hamrin in Diyala province, the cell said in a statement on Telegram.
Samin was an emir and also had a role in carrying out operations and preparing jacket wallahs, it added.
According to the cell, counter terror forces had been following the movements of Samin for some time.
Kurdish and Iraqi forces arrested more than a dozen suspected ISIS members, including leaders, in raids across the country earlier this month.
Scores of ISIS suspects have been arrested in Iraq in recent months. The "Emir of Baghdad" was picked up in Baghdad in July, five ISIS suspects were arrested planning an attack on Erbil in the same month, and in April, 22 ISIS suspects were arrested in Sulaimani.
Peshmerga and Iraqi forces now plan to increase their coordination by forming two joint brigades. "The terrorist organization ISIS is increasing its terrorist acts in Kirkuk, ... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time... Khanaqin, Diyala, Salahaddin, Anbar and western djinn-infested Mosul ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn... ," deputy Peshmerga minister Sarbast Lazgin said earlier this month.
In the latest edition of its weekly propaganda newspaper al-Naba, ISIS claimed it had conducted 14 attacks across Iraq between July 22 and 28, killing and injuring 17 people.
Oyez, oyez, oyez, The Emir has called his Royal Court and Family together for the 2021 Royal Games. Royal Emirate Scepter in hand, and with a long flatulent release, the games begin...
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Only the BEST Beverages will be served
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Transportation to the 2021 Games will be provided by Daisy May Short Haulers LLC
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08/01/2021 4:33 Comments ||
Why is everyone so joyous today, you ask,
well, they caught and "released"
(to his 72 virgin reward)
Abu Saad al-Samin, near Lake Hamrin
(For those Arabic name challenged pronounced Aboo Saddle Salmon)
Bye 👋 ASS (his initials)
Enjoy your 72 raisins (Koran translation error, which few Mufti Imams are quick to point out)
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[Rudaw] A total of 18 missiles have been seized by Baghdad Operations Command as part of measures taken to prevent attacks on the Green Zone, diplomatic missions, and the capital city’s airport, its head told state media.
"These measures resulted in foiling three attempts to target Baghdad Airport from nearby areas," Baghdad Operations Commander Ahmed Salim said on Saturday.
"The security forces in the Second Division of the Federal Police associated with the Baghdad Operations Command managed to seize 10 Grand missiles more than two weeks ago. Before that, it seized eight Katyusha-type missiles that were intended to target the international airport," he added.
Attacks on US forces have increased following the US liquidation of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad in January 2020, leading to a non-binding parliamentary resolution to expel all foreign troops from the country.
There have been at least 25 reported rocket and drone attacks on bases and facilities housing American forces and personnel in Iraq this year, according to data compiled by Rudaw English. Two rockets were fired at the Green Zone on Thursday.
These attacks are blamed on Iranian-backed Iraqi militias that want to force American troops to withdraw from the country.
#Jordan will temporarily close the Jaber border crossing with #Syria for the movement of goods and passengers “as a result of developments in the security situation on the Syrian side,” says state news agency Petra.https://t.co/rKmRtUefsk
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.