[ToloNews] At least 11 security force members were killed in Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... attacks in Kunduz and Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... provinces on Thursday evening, according to security sources.
Taliban attacked security outposts in Ali Abad district in the northern province of Kunduz on Thursday evening, a security source said, adding that eight security force members, including four coppers and four army soldiers, were killed.
The source said that five army soldiers and two coppers were maimed in the attack. Four other forces were taken hostage by the Taliban, the source said.
Taliban grabbed credit for the attack by posting photos from the hostages.
The group attacked two areas in Helmand on Thursday night: the Helmand highway and Nahri Saraj district, according to provincial governor’s front man Omar Zwak.
Zwak said that three security force members were killed and three others were maimed in the Taliban attacks in the province. However, ars longa, vita brevis... a security source said that at least 10 soldiers were killed in the attacks.
The Taliban also attacked security an outpost of Afghan forces in Mazar-Shibirghan highway in Alamkhil area of Balkh province, the district governor of Balkh Gul Mohammad Nasiri said.
Nasiri said the government forces suffered casualties in the attack but added that exact figure on the casualties is not available.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Council of Boskone, Kinnison began his slow infiltration of the sewer system... the Ministry of Interior Affairs in a statement said that 23 Taliban members were killed and 13 others were maimed in a clash with security forces in Qaisar district, Faryab province, on Thursday.
The rise in violence comes amidst peace efforts by the Afghan government and the ongoing negotiations in Doha.
US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and General Scott Miller, commander of US and NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions... forces in Afghanistan, visited Islamabad on Thursday, where they met with Pakistain’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Khalilzad, Miller, and Bajwa affirmed the need for a significant reduction in violence in Afghanistan as peace negotiations between the two sides move forward, according to a statement by US embassy in Islamabad.
[KhaamaPress] Afghan Security Forces repulsed Taliban ...Arabic for students... attack Thursday night in Qesar district of Faryab province, local authorities confirmed.
Abdul Karim Yourish, front man for the local police, said at least 23 Taliban bandidos bully boys have been killed and further 17 maimed.
Meanwhile, ...back at the alley, Bugs Moroni was holding Slats from behind while his brother Greasy Thumb was pounding his face into paste ... four Afghan forces were killed and further one injured during festivities with Taliban in the area, Yourish added.
The attack that lasted until midnight Thursday was warded off by Peoples Uprising and Afghan Security Forces, according to the front man.
Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.
[AnNahar] Algerian security forces have arrested thousands of migrants colonists and asylum seekers, cramming them onto trucks and buses before expelling them across the border in Niger, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
"Algeria is entitled to protect its borders, but not to arbitrarily detain and collectively expel migrants colonists, including children and asylum seekers, without a trace of due process," HRW said.
Over 3,400 migrants colonists have been expelled in the past month, HRW said in a statement issued in Beirut.
It brings the total number expelled this year to over 16,000, the watchdog added, basing its calculations on reports from aid groups in Niger.
Around a half of those are Nigerien, but include people from at least 20 nationalities.
Landlocked Niger is on a key cross-Saharan route for African migrants colonists trying to reach the Mediterranean and then cross to Europe.
"They pushed us into the desert and left us there, saying, 'This is the way to Niger,'" Abdul, from Sierra Leone, told HRW.
Others told the rights group that police seized people's belongings before dropping them in the desert in the baking heat.
"They told us, 'You came to Algeria with nothing, and you will leave with nothing,'" said a 28-year-old man from Ivory Coast, HRW reported.
Algeria has carried out waves of deportations in recent years, including an estimated 25,000 to Niger in 2018, and another 25,000 in 2019, HRW added.
There was no immediate response from the government in Algiers.
[AlAhram] The ferocious media campaign against Egypt, led by the outlawed Moslem Brüderbund, is falling on deaf ears
Moslem Brüderbund television channels broadcasting from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund... , Qatar
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[AnNahar] Armenia and Azerbaijan held their first high-level talks on Friday after nearly two weeks of fierce festivities over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, with hopes rising that a ceasefire could be brokered in Moscow.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who has repeatedly vowed to use his military to retake the breakaway province, said the talks represented a historic opportunity for Armenia.
"We are giving Armenia a chance to settle the conflict peacefully," he said. "This is their last chance."
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[MAIL] Jay-Z has posted bond for the mother of 17-year-old Alvin Cole and several protesters who were arrested in Wisconsin on Thursday after authorities declined to charge the officer who fatally shot the teen.
The star rapper and Team Roc, the social justice leg of Roc Nation, paid court fees for Tracy Cole and her daughters Taleavia, Tristiana and Tadudah. They also paid court fees for several others arrested at the Wauwatosa protest, CBS News reports.
According to the group, Tracy was injured during the arrest, citing 'excessive force' from the police officers.
'Our hearts break for the family of Alvin Cole and the Wauwatosa community. Not only did the District Attorney's Office fail to hold Officer Joseph Mensah accountable for killing Alvin, but the local police also arrested and injured Alvin's mother Tracy and his sisters as they peacefully protested alongside Jacob Blake's father,' said Dania Diaz, executive director for Team Roc.
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... 's Western allies and rights groups have called for Kavala's release and voiced concern that his indictment points to a politicisation of Turkey's justice system
A Ottoman Turkish court has approved an indictment accusing philanthropist Osman Kavala of helping organise an attempted coup in 2016, state media reported, months after he was acquitted on charges of financing nationwide protests in 2013.
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[IsraelTimes] Military had stayed silent on fate of man since Monday incident; last month Israel said it would stop returning bodies of any Paleostinians killed in anti-Israeli attacks.
The Israeli military said Friday it was holding the body of a Paleostinian rubbed out in a West Bank clash earlier this week, ending days of uncertainty over his fate.
The announcement follows a policy change last month in which Israel said it would not return the bodies of any Paleostinian killed during or as a result of an anti-Israeli attack.
The policy aims both to prevent celebratory funerals in attackers’ hometowns and to potentially use them in negotiations to retrieve the bodies of Israeli soldiers held by terror groups.
On Monday, 27-year-old Paleostinian Samir Hamidi was killed by Israeli soldiers near the northern West Bank settlement of Einav after the military said he threw Molotov cocktails at soldiers.
"Troops spotted three assailants who hurled Molotov cocktails at them," the army said Monday. "The troops responded with fire and identified hitting one of the assailants."
At the time, the military had not mentioned Hamidi was killed, but his death was then reported by Paleostinian media. On Friday, the IDF named him.
"The body of the terrorist is being held by the IDF according to existing procedures, until a decision is made in accordance with the guidance from elected officials on the issue of holding the bodies of terrorists," the IDF statement added.
The family of Hamidi, from the village of Beit Lid, close to the Israeli settlement at Einav, has refused to receive condolence visits until his body is returned.
Security coordination between Israel and the Paleostinian Authority has been at a standstill since May, in protest over Israel’s plans at the time to annex parts of the West Bank, a move since suspended.
Paleostinian government front man Ibrahim Melhem told AFP that in "the absence of any coordination," they were told of Hamidi’s death by the International Committee of the Red Thingy.
In early September, Israel said it would withhold the bodies of all slain Paleostinian assailants. Prior to the decision, Israel retained only the bodies of those from Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®,, the Islamist terror group that rules Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... At the time, Defence Minister Benny Gantz said the policy change was part of a broader campaign of deterrence.
[Jpost] Some 5,000 residents of Nof HaGalil were reportedly forced to evacuate their homes.
Multiple fires broke out in multiple areas across Israel on Friday, with thousands of residents force to evacuate their homes. While most fires are believed to have been caused due to extreme heat conditions, officials in the Israeli security establishment raised concerns that some fires in the West Bank were the result of deliberate arson by Paleostinian individuals.
IDF soldiers were recruited to help wildfire containment efforts and evacuate citizens from residential areas of the country that were under threat.
Friday morning, around 25 fire teams including volunteers, were called to the area of Kfar HaOranim, located near Modi'in Illit to contain wildfires in the area, which engulfed a number of houses. Air support also arrived, and rescue services requested that residents of the village evacuate.
The amount of emergency service workers were not enough, and a request was sent for more fire teams and air support in addition to teams already at the scene. The fire department released a statement that read: "There is no control over the fire."
Police arrived to the scene for the purpose of evacuating people from their homes, and a special unit was opened to coordinate all arriving security and aide forces.
Later Friday afternoon, IDF soldiers from the Ephraim Regional Brigade were recruited to help contain the wildfire and continue evacuation efforts, and the area underwent an assessment by commander of the brigade, Col. Yiftach Norkin.
Meanwhile, ...back at the precinct house, Don Calamari's lawyer was getting even redder in the face... another wildfire broke out near the village of Umm-al-Qutuf and another near the village of Umm al-Fahm.
The Islamic Movement in Israel and the Joint List party established throughout the day an emergency center for providing support to victims of the fires spreading across the area of Nazareth. The center will focus on providing accommodations for residents whose homes were damaged.
On Friday evening Israeli media reported that officials in the Israeli security establishment have raised concerns pointing at the possibility of some of the fires in the West Bank breaking out as a result of deliberate arson by Paleostinian individuals.
Efforts are being made to locate any involved suspects.
Joint List leader MK Ayman Odeh addressed the nationwide fires and the reports indicating Paleostinian responsibility, blaming the government for neglecting its firefighting services.
"The fires in northern Israel today, just like the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... , do not differentiate between Jews and Arabs," Odeh tweeted on Friday. "Before the defense establishment chooses to falsely blame Paleostinians, as they have in the past - the government should stop and see how it simply neglected its fire and rescue services, despite increased instances of fires breaking out in recent years."
[BenarNews] A top lieutenant of 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.... -affiliated terror group was slain in a shootout with troops on the southern Philippine island of Jolo on Monday, while a bomb maker for the group was arrested separately a day earlier, the military said.
[BenarNews] One of five Indonesian fishermen held captive for eight months by the Abu Sayyaf ...also known as al-Harakat al-Islamiyya, an Islamist terror group based in Jolo, Basilan and Zamboanga. Since its inception in the early 1990s, the group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, murders, head choppings, and extortion in their uniquely Islamic attempt to set up an independent Moslem province in the Philippines. Abu Sayyaf forces probably number less than 300 cadres. The group is closely allied with remnants of Indonesia's Jemaah Islamiya and has loose ties with MILF and MNLF who sometimes provide cannon fodder... Group was killed during a shootout between government troops and Death Eaters in the southern Philippines, officials in both countries confirmed Wednesday.
[BenarNews] A Philippine court has convicted and handed life sentences to 10 Filipino bully boyz linked with 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.... for their roles in a 2016 kaboom that killed 15 people at a night market in Davao, President Rodrigo Duterte’s southern hometown.
[BenarNews] One soldier was killed and six others were maimed when a kaboom from a roadside kaboom struck a column of vehicles carrying troops in Thepa, a district of Songkhla province in Thailand’s insurgency-stricken Deep South, officials said.
The incident was the first attack by rebels in the southern border region since Aug. 13, when separate attacks in Pattani and Narathiwat provinces killed two soldiers and injured six more.
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