[ToloNews] Afghan commandos with air support launched an operation in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province, on Monday night, local officials said on Tuesday.
The operation is still ongoing and involves the 601 highway, Nad Ali district and the Babaji area in PD4 of Lashkargah, officials said. "So far 23 Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... have been killed and the security forces have created five new checkpoints in Nad Ali district following the Taliban attack three days ago."
"Six other Taliban were maimed during the operation," officials added.
On Tuesday, US Chargé d’Affaires Ross Wilson tweeted: "I strongly second Gen. Miller’s call for the Taliban to stop its offensive in Helmand and reduce its violence around the country" and the violence "is not consistent with the US-Taliban agreement."
"It should stop so that all parties can move toward a lasting and much-needed peace for all Afghans," Ross Wilson said.
The Taliban has not commented on the operation by the security forces.
[ToloNews] Residents of Chahar Bolak district, in the northern province of Balkh, on Tuesday called on the warring sides to end the war, saying dozens of families in the area have fled their homes as festivities between the government forces and the Taliban ...Arabic for students... rages on.
They said that homes were destroyed during recent waves of festivities between the two sides and that farmers in the area are not able to work in their fields.
Meanwhile, ...back at the comedy club, Boogie sadly admitted that he was a better peeping Tom than he was a comedian... some residents of Chahar Bolak gathered in front of the provincial council in Mazar-e-Sharif city to protest against the conditions in their area.
"They are not allowing us to work, our crops are spoiling, the irrigation water is being wasted--we can’t come out of our homes," said Mohammad Ibrahim, a resident of Chahar Bolak.
The residents said that the warring sides are using heavy weaponry, which also impacts the local people.
Residents of Chahar Bolak said that if the current situations continue, many families will leave their homes.
"Checkpoints in the Gortepa area are causing problems for the people. There are even restrictions on the people under normal situations. This issue impacts their work and fields (agricultural lands)," said Nawab Khan, a resident of Balkh.
But security sources have rejected the claims that civilian homes were damaged in the fighting.
"Thereare measures taken by the security forces to ensure that civilians are not harmed, I must say that these people who have gathered here, their move looks like a charade, maybe they have been put up to it by the Taliban," said Mohammad Hanif Rezayee, a front man for the 209 Shaheen Army Corps.
Chimtal, Balkh, Dawlatabad, Sholgarah, Charkint and Zari and Balkh are among the districts in the province that have seen unprecedented violence in recent months
[KhaamaPress] Afghan National Police discovered and neutralized three roadside kabooms, after hours of efforts and "point to point search operations" in Ghazni City of Ghazni province, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement.
According to the statement, local Police discovered at least two barrels, embedded with explosives, by "bully boyz to target civilians" in Police District 6 of the picturesque provincial capital.
Security officials prevented the possible blast, avoiding potential loss.
"ANP bomb disposal unit discovered & neutralized three roadside kabooms after several hours of efforts & point to point search operations in Ghazni City of Ghazni province & Mazar-e-Sharif City of Balkh," MoI said in a tweet Tuesday.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Big Shirley was still trying to snatch Nunzio bald-headed. She was already halfway there... in another news, security officials in Kapisa province seized an Urvan vehicle fully loaded with explosives and ammunition, including grenades and several mortar shells.
[KhaamaPress] At least one Afghan Security Forces killed and further one, including three further civilians, injured after a roadside mine went off in Kandahar province, local authorities confirmed Tuesday.
Jamal Naser Barekzai, front man for the local police, told Khaama Press the incident occurred at around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning at Teri Ada area of Police District 9 of Kandahar.
According to Barekzai, the blast inflicted harm to local police at a time a convoy was on its normal routine of monitoring the city, killing at least one of the soldiers.
No group of individual has immediately grabbed credit for the blast.
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Abdul Rahman Shahidani, a former Bamyan member of the House of Representatives, joined the Taliban ...Arabic for students... and traveled to Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... , according to documents leaked to Khaama Press.The Bamyan governor’s office has sent a letter to the local authorities, urging the security organs to follow up on the issue for more details and confirmation.
Meanwhile, ...back at the pond, Gloria again dodged the questing tip of the giant frog's tongue and ran for her life... front man for the governor of Bamyan province Latif Azimi, confirmed to Khaama Press the letter has been sent by the governor’s office to the relevant departments for follow ups on the case.
Shahidani has more than one case against him recorded in the Attorney General’s Office, including an accusation, him beating the head of the Bamyan Provincial Council.
[ToloNews] At least three Afghan security personnel were killed in three security incidents, involving a shooting and two explosions, in the city of Kabul over the last 24 hours amid a surge in armed robberies in the city. Armed men shot and killed an army doctor in Kabul province's Bagrami district, a police officer was killed in an IED explosion in Paghman district that targeted his vehicle on Tuesday morning, and in PD12 of Kabul city on Monday evening an IED explosion killed an army officer and maimed another.
"What was my father’s sin? He was a doctor, and he was serving the country," said Omran, son of Shaib Miskinyar, an army officer.
Miskinyar had nine children. His family blamed the security institutions for failing to ensure the safety of the people.
"Why are we living in poverty? Why is peace is not coming to this country? It is regrettable," said Nawid, a relative of the slain army officer.
"It is shameful. I would hang myself if it was me instead of (acting interior minister) Mr. Andarabi and I could not ensure the safety of Kabul," said Safiullah, a Kabul resident.
The explosion in PD12 that targeted the police vehicle in Paghman not only killed the police officer but also killed a bystander and maimed another.
"People’s comfort has vanished due to the lack of security in Kabul," said Nekbakht Fahimi, an MP.
Amid a dramatic rise in violent mostly peaceful mostly peaceful crime, Kabul police have ordered a ban on the illegal distribution of sim cards and old mobile phones in local markets. The police said 10 suspects were arrested for criminal and terrorist activities, but residents and analysts said these efforts are not enough.
"Police will fight against crime networks and criminals who jeopardize Kabul's security and they will be suppressed," Kabul police front man Ferdaws Faramarz said.
One wonders what really happened, given the vagueness of the report.
[AlAhram] Two turbans have been killed in a shootout with police in North Sinai, Egypt’s Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Tuesday.
The National Security Agency had received information about a group of turbans located in a mountainous area in North Sinai where they had been planning to launch a series of attacks against police and Armed Forces checkpoints in the area.
The police located the two turbans in a white pick-up truck while they were observing a security checkpoint in preparation for launching an attack. After realising they had been surrounded by security forces, the turbans opened fire on police.
The statement added that two automatic weapons, two explosives belts, a pistol, ammunition and a walkie-talkie were found in the terrorists’ possession.
[AlAhram] Twelve non-combatants were killed in volatile central Mali on Tuesday morning in addition to 12 soldiers who died in a twin attack that began overnight, police and humanitarian officials said.
The group was travelling in a minibus following a military convoy sent to reinforce an army outpost which was attacked in the early hours of Tuesday, when it fell into an ambush, according to a police official.
The civilians were on their way to a weekly market in Bankass, a town in central Mali's Mopti region, when the attack occurred. The police official said that two women and a baby were among the civilian dead.
A humanitarian official working nearby confirmed the account.
Three Malian soldiers were killed in the convoy ambush, the army said, offering a provisional tally. Nine soldiers were killed in the earlier outpost attack.
[AlAhram] More than two weeks of fighting between the Caucasus rivals has left almost 600 dead, including 73 civilians, according to a tally based on partial tolls from both sides.
Armenian and Azerbaijani forces engaged in new fighting on Tuesday over the Nagorno-Karabakh region despite pleas to observe a ceasefire, as the Red Thingy warned hundreds of thousands were already affected by the conflict.
More than two weeks of fighting between the Caucasus rivals has left almost 600 dead, including 73 civilians, according to a tally based on partial tolls from both sides.
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[ARMENPRESS.AM] The audio recording of radio communications between two Syrian mercenaries brought from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... to fight from the Azerbaijani side against Artsakh has surfaced online, shedding light on the current situation in the Azeri military and the growing discontent even among these mercenaries.
The two mercenaries, who identify themselves as Abu Ismail and Abu Hassan, are heard telling each other about the fighting.
"Honest to God, our squad is gone, and now they [Azeris] are forcing us to advance again," one tells the other, mentioning that they have many victims and that the Azeri military is using them as a human shield. Heh, you've figured out your market value
They start complaining that the Azeri military is not giving them food and not allowing them to go home and instead they are kept at the heated battle sections so that they get killed and the Azeris don’t have to pay them. One of them also says that the Azerbaijani army is standing behind them.
"Sometimes these Azeris don’t feed us, many of our guys have been maimed, these [expletive deleted] don’t send them back and dump them to die so that they wouldn’t pay them," one of the mercenaries says. "Listen, we also haven’t been paid at all. They want us to take pictures of dead Armenians in order to pay us," the other replies. The dead bodies of the mercenaries are shipped to Turkey, he said.
"Are we near Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... now?" the disoriented mercenary asks at one point.
One of these mercenaries says he was "astonished" to learn that the Azerbaijani military snipers have rubbed out their own troops who attempted to surrender.
"Honest to God, we have all [expletive deleted] regretted coming here," he says, mentioning that the Azeri troops are "drunk all day."
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*gesturing with Laser Pistol* You first, Citizen!
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[Jpost] The operation was carried out following Syrian's continued violation of the disengagement agreement between Israel and Syria from 1974.
In a secret operation that took place last week and was made known to the public on Tuesday, IDF special forces crossed the border into the demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria and destroyed two outposts belonging to the Syrian army, N12 reported.
The operation was carried out following Syria's continued violation of the disengagement agreement between Israel and Syria from 1974 that determines that a designated buffer zone between the borders would only be occupied by a special UN force called the Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF.)
Recently, however, the Syrian military returned to the buffer zone in the Golan Heights and spread its forces across the border, leading the IDF to take action and launch an unusual operation.
The operation included combat soldiers from the Nachal Brigade and commando soldiers from Yahalom - a special unit that specializes in combat engineering - crossing the border and destroying two Syrian outposts without being detected.
"You're facing the enemy, you're about 500 meters away," Cap. Michael Zilberg from the Nachal Brigade told N12. "A mission like this requires you to be very focused, he added.
A team commander from Yahalom described the operation and said it included "making our way in a silent and covert manner to the targets, placing a system of explosives on both outposts and blowing them up simultaneously."
Lt.-Col. Tal Goritzki from the Nachal Brigade explained the broader purpose of the mission, other than "punishing" the Syrians for violating the agreement.
"We know about the collaboration between the Syrian military and Hezbollah. Every Syrian military establishment has the potential to become a dual military establishment. We won't allow southern Syria to become southern Leb ...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers... ," Goritzki told N12.
The IDF has been focused in recent years at preventing Hezbollah and Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... from establishing terrorist positions on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, including launching attacks from the air against their positions.
2 SNA sources said 300 Hamza fighters returned from Azerbaijan to Syria last night. They'd been refusing to fight since the death of a Hamza man from Kafr Halab. They weren't paid and won't receive treatment for their injuries. One source thinks they might be jailed.
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