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Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources
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-Land of the Free
President Trump releases photo of hero dog injured in Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi raid
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/28/2019 17:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1 
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/28/2019 17:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Tunnel Dog won't have to ask for Milkbones for the rest of his/her life.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/28/2019 17:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Make sure all the wannabe jihadis see it.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/28/2019 17:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Who's a good boy?
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/28/2019 17:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Knew one named Roofie.
If you woke up you knew you were fucked.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/28/2019 20:51 Comments || Top||

#6  dogs and pigs a little psy ops by the POTUS excellent job!!!
Posted by: 746 || 10/28/2019 22:49 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Taliban Attack Thwarted in Faryab, Say Afghan Forces
[ToloNews] The attack took place about 8:30 pm in Pashtun Kot after dozens of bully boyz attacked security check points.

A Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
attack on Pashtun Kot district in Faryab was thwarted on Saturday night, the 209 Shaheen Military Corps said in a statement.

The attack took place about 08:30 pm in Pashtun Kot after dozens of bully boyz attacked security check points and clashed with security forces, the statement said.

"At least 53 Taliban were killed and dozens of others were maimed in the attack," the statement read, saying that the Taliban had been routed and were retreating.

The statement also claimed: "The fighting lasted for several hours and Qari Alauddin, Sofi Hamidullah and Qari Mohammad, key Taliban members, are among the dead."

The Taliban have confirmed the festivities but have rejected the casualty numbers.
Khaama Press adds it was in the Khwaja Namosi area of Pashtun Kot, the dead were airstruck, and named one of the emirs as Qari Mohammad Din.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/28/2019 02:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Special Forces kill, detain 4 Taliban militants; destroy caches of weapons in 3 provinces
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 3 Talibs, detained another Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
fighter and destroyed three caches of weapons in three provinces.

The military officials said Sunday the Special Forces conducted the operations in the past 24 hours in Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
, Ghazni and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces.

The officials further added that the Special Forces killed the 3 faceless myrmidons in Zurmat district of Paktika provinces.

The Special Forces also arrested a Taliban fighter and destroyed a small cache of weapons during the same operation, the officials added.

In another operation in Ghazni city of Ghazni province, the Special Forces destroyed a small cache of weapons, the officials said, adding that the Special Forces destroyed another cache of weapons in Garm Ser district of Helmand.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/28/2019 02:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan Troops Clash With Pakistani Forces on Durand Line -- Source
[SPUTNIKNEWS] The Afghan troops clashed on Sunday on the Durand Line in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, according to a source.

The clash erupted in the Nari district of Kunar.

According to the source, the Pak forces opened fire first, and Afghan reinforces are currently on the way to support the attacked troops.

Further details of the incident remain unknown.
Posted by: Fred || 10/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Africa North
Director of the Ambulance Service Office of Tripoli International Airport killed in shelling
[Libya Observer] The Director of the Ambulance Service Office of 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...
International Airport, Abdul Majid al-Ferjani, was killed by shrapnel in an attack on Khallet al-Furjan area, by Haftar's forces.

"Haftar's forces continue to target medical teams through indiscriminate shelling in different areas of Tripoli," the Media Office of the Volcano of Rage Operation has said.

The UN mission in Libya has condemned the targeting of field hospitals, refusing the allegations that it had gave coordinates of field hospitals to Haftar's forces.
Posted by: Fred || 10/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Damn. I had Bee Lebanon
Posted by: Frank G || 10/28/2019 5:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Interesting in that most airports have car rentals, limo services: here you can get your very own meat wagon. wonder if they also offer Quincy Charters?
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/28/2019 8:53 Comments || Top||


Libyan Army captures eight fighters from Haftar's forces in southern Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The front man for the Libyan Army Mohammed Gununu said Sunday that the Volcano of Rage Operation forces under the command of the Presidential Council's government captured eight fighters from Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces on Khallatat frontline in southern 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...
Gununu said the fighters were caught while trying to advance on positions had been seized by the Libyan Army for days.

Meanwhile,
...back at the precinct house, Fat Tony demanded his rosco back. He didn't say please...
the commander of Tripoli Airport frontline Abdelsalam Zubi said the Libyan Army seized vast areas in al-Tawaisha near the Tripoli International Airport.

The Libyan Army forces launched Sunday an attack on Haftar's forces on al-Tawaisha frontline in southern Tripoli in order to regain positions lost two weeks ago due to shortages of ammunition and supplies.

The Libyan Army forces started the attack after the reinforcement arrived, thus they seized areas in al-Tawaisha and al-Tughar around al-Sabea frontline, according to a source from Volcano of Rage Operation.

The source said the Libyan Air Force carried out Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on al-Sabea and al-Tawaisha frontlines that helped the ground forces to advance, adding that Haftar's warplanes also raided the festivities' areas but made no advances on the frontlines.
Posted by: Fred || 10/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Caribbean-Latin America
Over 40 skulls found at altar in den of Mexico cartel suspects
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Police found more than 40 skulls, dozens of bones and a fetus in a glass jar next to an altar in the den of suspected drug traffickers in Mexico City during a raid this week, authorities said on Sunday.

Four of the skulls were built into the altar in the central Tepito neighborhood, where police arrested 31 people on Tuesday on suspicion of drug cartel activity, the city government said in a statement. A judge ordered 27 of the suspects released.

A photo distributed by the Mexico City attorney general’s office showed skulls clustered around the altar, which had a cross behind it adorned with a horned wooden face mask.

To the right of the altar was a painted wall full of symbols that included a pyramid topped with a hand, celestial bodies and the head of a goat with a hexagram between its horns, according to photos of the room published by local media.

In front of the wall stood a variety of objects, including dozens of wooden sticks with colored markings.

A spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office said authorities were still investigating the provenance of the skulls, at least 42 of which had been found.

Investigators also discovered knives, 40 jawbones, the fetus and 30 leg or arm bones at the site, the office said. It was not yet clear whether the fetus was human, the spokeswoman said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Wunderbar, drug dealers with ideology.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/28/2019 1:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Montezuma's revenge on the conquistadors. Aztec bloodlust shall live on. Or maybe Huitzilla still demands sacrifice.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/28/2019 3:15 Comments || Top||

#3  "Are we the baddies?"
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/28/2019 4:24 Comments || Top||

#4  sorry; first read #2 as ‘Hillzilla.’
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/28/2019 8:58 Comments || Top||

#5  Animals.
Build that wall. Giddy up.
Posted by: Lex || 10/28/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Santa Muerte. Seems the Narcos are more in favor of this than the traditional Catholic Rites.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/28/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#7  #4 I meant that Huitzilopotchli guy, USN Ret. ☺ I think it was an Aztec thingy.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/28/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

#8  I could see Hillary as the incarnation of the Aztec god of Bitchiness and Ill Humor

Speaking of skulls, wouldn't a pyramid of skulls make a nice addition to the White House lawn? When the Media go berserk, we can say it's for Halloween.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/28/2019 14:06 Comments || Top||


Europe
German embassy worker allegedly sold visas to Lebanese clan — report
[DW] German authorities are looking for a former embassy worker who allegedly sold visa documents to members of a Lebanese clan. The clan then used the documents to smuggle Syrian refugees into Germany, according to a report.

A Lebanese man who used to work at the German embassy in Beirut is wanted by authorities over alleged "irregularities" involving visa documents, according to a report by the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

"We are working closely with the relevant criminal investigative authorities in this case," the German Foreign Office told the paper, adding that the suspect no longer works at the embassy.

The man reportedly worked in the embassy's visa department until 2017 and is believed to have taken so-called "visa stickers" ‐ papers that are inserted into passports and are necessary to travel to Germany.

He then allegedly sold the visa documents to a Lebanese clan, who in turn used them to smuggle Syrian refugees into Germany.

According to Bild am Sonntag,German authorities were tipped off to the man's activities following nationwide raids against suspected people trafficking gangs last Thursday.

The visa documents were reportedly used to smuggle 26 Syrian refugees to Germany and the Netherlands between August 2018 and September 2019.

The refugees had to pay the clan between €4,500 and €15,000 ($4,980 to $16,600) per person in order to secure the visas, reported news agency DPA.

Lebanese clans have increasingly come under scrutiny in Germany in recent months, and have been the target of several raids in Berlin and the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/28/2019 02:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Don't employ locals in sensitive positions, a$$holes.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/28/2019 2:33 Comments || Top||

#2  In the late 1980s Paraguayan officials sold thousands of visas and travel documents to Lebanese Hizbollah. The result was an explosion of arabs in the Brazil-Argentina-Paraguay borderland, and, later, murderous attacks on Jewish organizations in Argentina.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 10/28/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||


Eight migrants found in refrigerated lorry in France
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Eight migrants colonists including four children were found suffering from light hypothermia Sunday inside a refrigerated lorry that was about to travel from a French port on the ferry to Britannia, judicial sources said.
At least this time they caught them before they died of asphyxiation in an English parking lot.
The migrants colonists, who said they were Afghans, were found during a routine check at the French port of Calais in the early morning, a source said, asking not to be named.

The temperature inside was just seven degrees Celsius (45 degrees Fahrenheit). The two drivers, both Romanians, have been detained, while the migrants colonists were taken to a local hospital.
And then what? Amy chance at all the Afghans will be shipped back home instead of just being turned out on the street?
The discovery came after 39 people were found dead in a refrigerated truck in Britannia this week, laying bare again the risks of illegal migrant routes to Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
On Saturday, twenty migrants colonists were found in good health in two separate trucks in Belgium, according to local prosecutors.
Posted by: Fred || 10/28/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  And the pro illegal immigration crowd here is complaining about ICE...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/28/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Heh. Looks like outdoor temps for most of Sunday morning ran just a couple of degrees above the cited 45.
Posted by: Shavising Fillmore8488 || 10/28/2019 13:22 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In their long hunt for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraqi intelligence teams secured a break in February 2018 after one of the Islamic State leader’s top aides gave them information on how he escaped capture for so many years, said two Iraqi security officials.

Baghdadi would sometimes hold strategy talks with his commanders in moving minibuses packed with vegetables in order to avoid detection, Ismael al-Ethawi told officials after he was arrested by Turkish authorities and handed to the Iraqis.

"Ethawi gave valuable information which helped the Iraqi multi-security agencies team complete the missing pieces of the puzzle of Baghdadi’s movements and places he used to hide," one of the Iraqi security officials said.

"Ethawi gave us details on five men, including him, whom were meeting Baghdadi inside Syria and the different locations they used," he told Reuters.

Related: 'Special breed of courageous': Delta Force operator hails valor of military dog wounded in Baghdadi raid
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/28/2019 05:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [430 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Wounded dog revered, described as hero. A not so hidden message for the locals.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/28/2019 5:39 Comments || Top||

#2  hold strategy talks with his commanders in moving minibuses packed with vegetables

Seems risky, moving around with the troops.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/28/2019 7:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Doing the family grocery shopping and business at the same time?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/28/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Multi-tasking jihadis? What were you thinking g(r)om ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/28/2019 7:36 Comments || Top||

#5  message to Nancy: see what DJT meant about ‘leakage?’
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/28/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#6  "But I hate broccoli, effendi!"
Posted by: Matt || 10/28/2019 9:07 Comments || Top||

#7  It's funny that Iraqis were more security conscience than Dems.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/28/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#8  The flies in my house are more security conscious
then the Dems, AA.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/28/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#9 
I don't know why, but the photo in comment #1 with the dog and special operator jumping from the airplane makes me so proud to be an American. We are indeed a Great Country of Great People.
Posted by: Roger Smith || 10/28/2019 13:06 Comments || Top||

#10  in moving minibuses packed with vegetables

McCain and his staff.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/28/2019 13:12 Comments || Top||


Turkish army says 1 killed in north Syria amid shaky truce
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
's army says an attack by Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria has killed one of its personnel and maimed five others, bringing Turkey's military corpse count to 11 since the launch of its operation.

In a tweet Sunday, the military said the attack occurred near the border town of Ras al-Ayn where its forces were conducting reconnaissance. The area falls within a 30 kilometers (19 miles) deep border zone Kurdish forces are withdrawing from, under a U.S.-backed cease-fire.

Despite that ceasefire and a second brokered by Russia, occasional skirmishes have continued. The Ottoman Turkish military said its forces responded "within the framework of self-defense'' to the rockets, mortars and heavy machine gun attack.

A 150-hour truce brokered by Russia, allowing Syrian Kurdish fighters to complete their withdrawal, runs out Tuesday evening.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/28/2019 01:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Clashes between Turkish forces and Syrian army in north Syria: Syrian news agency
But the Syrians only just arrived - they probably haven’t even had time to set up their tents and wire up the big screen teevees for multiplayer games during their down time,
[AlAhram] Syrian state news agency SANA said on Sunday there were festivities between the Syrian army and Ottoman Turkish forces in the countryside around Ras al-Ain, a town on the Ottoman Turkish border in northern Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/28/2019 01:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Syrian Kurds say Islamic State spokesman killed in fresh raid
Last night we had an announcement of the kill, here are more details.
[IsraelTimes] QAMISHLI, Syria ‐ 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....
murderous Moslem group’s front man was killed today in northern Syria, a top Kurdish official says, hours after the jihadists’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was announced dead.

The official with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces ‐ who asked not to be named because he is not authorized to speak on the issue ‐ says IS front man Abu Hassan al-Muhajir
...slightly more formally as Abu Al-Hassan Al-MuHajjir...
had been killed, after SDF chief Mazloum Abdi said he had been "targeted" in a fresh raid.

"Al-Muhajir, the right-hand of Baghdadi and the front man for IS, was targeted in the village of Ain al-Baydah near Jarablus, in a coordinated operation between SDF intelligence and the US army," Abdi writes on Twitter.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/28/2019 00:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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Mon 2019-10-28
  Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources
Sun 2019-10-27
   ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Killed
Sat 2019-10-26
  Pentagon chief: US troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields
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  DOJ Review of Russia Probe Origins Is Now Criminal Investigation
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  Spokesman: Governor of Wardak Survives Car Bomb
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  Pence announces ceasefire at the US Embassy in Turkey.
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