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Afghanistan
ANA Foils 29 Blasts after Defusing Dozens of IEDs across Uruzgan Province
[KhaamaPress] At least 29 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were defused by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in multiple operation carried in Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement Monday.

According to the statement, "lives of tens of civilians were saved" after a successful operation that foiled a possible blats throughout the provinces.

"29 #IEDs were discovered and defused by #ANA in Urzgan and Kandahar provinces, last night.," said the MoD in a tweet.

While security officials hold the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bully boyz accountable for attempted attacks, the group did not immediately comment on the claim.

"The IEDs were placed by #Taliban on public roads to kill civilians in Zheria, Maiwand and Gizab districts," the tweet added. "Lives of tens of civilians were saved as a result."

Meanwhile,
...back at the shouting match, a new, even louder, voice was to be heard...
at least nine Taliban were killed and further six maimed during an operation carried by Afghan National Army (ANA) in Gizab district of Uruzgan province, said the Ministry of Defense.

"9 Taliban were killed and 6 others were maimed in Gizab district of Urzgan province, yesterday," teh MoD said in a tweet. "Also, 4 strongholds of them were destroyed during reciprocal attacks of ANA."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


'Planner of Ghazni Attack' Killed in Airstrike: MoD
[ToloNews] At least seven bad boys, including Hamza Wazooi--accused of plotting Sunday's deadly attack in Ghazni that left 31 dead--were killed in an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Gero district, Ghazni province, on Sunday night, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement.

"A large number of their weapons and ammunition were also destroyed," the statement said.

On Sunday, at least 31 people, mostly security forces, were killed in a suicide kaboom in Ghazni, local health officials stated.

A public protection unit in PD3 of Ghazni was targeted, said the front man for provincial governor Wahidullah Jumazada.

A security source said the bomber detonated "a Humvee vehicle which was full of explosives."

Army commandos were also based at the compound, according to security sources.

No group has grabbed credit for the blast.

Taliban
...Arabic for students...
rejected the statement by releasing a video on social media in which the person who the Defense Ministry says has been killed says that he is alive and that he has not been attacked.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Police Chief for Obe District Killed in Ambush
[KhaamaPress] Mohammad Rafiq Alokozai, police chief of Obe district in 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...
, was killed in an ambush attack carried on Monday morning, said the front man for the provincial police chief, Abdul Ahad Walizada.

According to Walizada, the incident occurred at Obe, about 15km far from the center of the district, when Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attacked Alkozai’s vehicle.

The local officials did not provide further details, but said at least one security forces were maimed during festivities.

Taliban did not immediately comment on the claim.

The incident came hours after an Afghan National Army vehicle was stormed in western province of Herat, killing at least one and maimed further four forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


10 IED Blasts in Kabul in 10 Days: Report
[ToloNews] Kabul witnessed 10 magnetic IED blasts and a rocket attack between November 20 and November 30, which caused the death of 14 people and maimed 70, according to data collected by TOLOnews.

Two people were maimed in a kaboom in PD7 of Kabul on Monday morning, according to police.

An attack on an NDS official, a blast targeting a police vehicle in Kabul’s PD10, a public protection unit vehicle, a military vehicle, a vehicle carrying judges, a police vehicle, and a blast targeting an army vehicle are the incidents that occurred from November 20-30.

"When you are away from home, you hear the blasts and suicide kabooms. People are tired of this. Magnetic IED blasts have increased and no one is paying attention to it," said Sadam, a Kabul resident.

The security incidents have prompted criticism by military analysts who say more needs to be done to prevent such attacks.

"They are kept in Kabul and are distributed. It would be better if intelligence institutions paid attention to this and prevented such attacks and found the staging areas," said Mehrabuddin Safi, a former military analyst.

"Such cells are dispersed. The intelligence institutions are making efforts to find, arrest and prevent such networks," said Tariq Arian, a front man for the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

The government has blamed the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
for the attacks, but the Taliban has denied responsibility
Nope. Nope. Wudn't us.
.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Countdown to Christmas, Kabul-style
Posted by: Frank G || 12/01/2020 8:43 Comments || Top||


Army Commander Killed in Badghis Mortar Attack
[ToloNews] Abdul Basir Nuristani, head of the ANA's 3rd infantry brigade in Badghis, was killed in Bala Murgha district of the province on Sunday night in a "Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
mortar attack," local officials said.

The officials said a mortar landed in the army compound and that 11 other soldiers were also maimed, according to officials.

"Some of the maimed soldiers are at death's door," he said.

The officials did not provide further details about the attack.

The Taliban has not yet commented on the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Palestinian cause a priority for Cairo: Egypt's Sisi
[AlAhram] El-Sisi met with the Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
...aka Abu Mazen, a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial. While no Yasser Arafat, he has his own brand of evil, just a little more lowercase....
in Cairo on Monday.


Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi conveyed to Paleostinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday his "full support" for the PA's position on political reconciliation, a statement by the Egyptian presidency read.
That’s nice. But the Isrqelis have the upper hand now, having peeled off most of the Oalestinian’s moneyed friends, so the rest of you can posture ineffectually as much as you like.
Presidency Spokesman Bassam Rady said El-Sisi received Abbas in Cairo in a meeting attended by Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry, head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel, his Paleostinian counterpart Maged Farag, and the Paleostinian ambassador in Cairo.
...who, it appears, is nameless. How very sad for him.
El-Sisi stressed that the Paleostinian cause will always be a priority for Cairo,
...a low priority, ‘tis true, but a priority nonetheless...
affirming continued efforts to retrieve the legitimate rights of the Paleostinian people according to international legitimacy.
Golly. That does sound impressive.
He added the current stage calls for intensifying Arab efforts to resume peace negotiations between the Paleostinians and Israelis.
Effort away!
Abbas affirmed the importance of consultations and coordination with El-Sisi over developments in the Paleostinian crisis.

He said he appreciates Cairo’s efforts, historic positions, and firm stand in supporting the Paleostinian cause, and its endeavours to preserve the Paleostinians’ rights and achieve national unity.
And such endeavours they have been, too. Completely unsuccessful on all fronts, sadly, but endeavours none the same.
El-Sisi and Abbas agreed to continue intensified coordination to follow up on the latest measures to break the current deadlock and resume peace talks.
Time is an arrow, and y’all chose to miss your last opportunity before the President Trump changed the world irrevocably.
The meeting comes one day after El-Sisi discussed the Paleostinian issue with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in a phone call. The two leaders exchanged views on means to revive the grinding of the peace processor in the Middle East.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/01/2020 00:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  When they say break the current deadlock are they referring to between hamas and the plo? Doesnt that have to happen first?
Posted by: Penguin_of_the_Desert || 12/01/2020 6:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Move them into Sinai, lots of space there and its further from Israel. Then Egypt can take care of them.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/01/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Gaza used to be part of Egypt. I suppose Israel would have given it back if they thought it would help.
IMO, Sisi has demonstrated a diplomatic priority regarding to reducing violence in the Gaza Strip. There are too many competing interests in Gaza for peace as we know it to occur anytime soon.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 12/01/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#4  I suppose Israel would have given it back if they thought it would help.

As I recall, Israel tried to give Gaza back int he Land For Peace negotiations, but Egypt did not want it. The old Philistine city of Gaza has been troublesome since the Roman empire, I understand.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/01/2020 11:30 Comments || Top||


GNA Health Official Abdulrahman Omeir has been kidnapped in Libyan capital Tripoli.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 12/01/2020 00:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


2,300 GNA Soldiers Complete Training in Turkey
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 12/01/2020 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Home Front: WoT
Former US Army soldier charged with supporting terrorist group in Syria
[NPASYRIA] The American Fox News channel said on Sunday, that the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested a former female soldier in the US Army who provided support for Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
(HTS, formerly al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front), in Syria.

Federal attorney Craig Carpenito said that Maria Bell,
...alternately Maria Sue Bell of Hopatcong, Sussex County, New Jersey...
53, was arrested at her home in New Jersey, last Wednesday, on charges of sending money and information to HTS members.

Bell used encrypted applications to communicate with the HTS and provide aid to hard boyz to fight the Assad regime, according to a statement of the US Department of Justice.

"Bell gave money through Western Union to members of the HTS and tried to hide the source of the money, and also provided them with information and advice on weapons and ammunition," the statement added.

Fox News revealed that Maria Bell used her combat experience, as she was a member of the US Army, to provide advice to members of HTS about fighting and using some types of weapons.

It added that Bell said in a phone call with members of the HTS, "It would be scary for you to join the fight on the front lines, but I am with you."

The money Bell sent when dealing with HTS, which is classified by the US as a terrorist organization, is estimated at $3,150 in 18 batches.

Bell faces charges up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted, while her lawyer declined to comment on the charges.

The US attorney general, Dean C. Sovolos said that the FBI found 136 guns, a rifle, and 15 ammunition packages and short-range rocket launchers inside her two-room house.
Posted by: Fred || 12/01/2020 00:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  The US attorney general, Dean C. Sovolos said that the FBI found 136 guns, a rifle, and 15 ammunition packages and short-range rocket launchers inside her two-room house.

Looks like she wanted to start a war.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/01/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  About those guns, Reuters reports:

Public defender Rahul Sharma, representing Bell, said the guns were “antique weapons” that belonged to Bell’s late husband...
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/01/2020 10:54 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Badr Organization's (Iraq) al-Ghadeer TV page has been seized by the U.S. government
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 12/01/2020 00:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish army reinforcements pour into northwestern Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 12/01/2020 00:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Lebanese military aircraft conduct rare sorties amid heightened tensions
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Monday, the Lebanese Army Command announced that military aircraft will carry out night sorties starting at 17:00 (Beirut time) for a period of three days.

"The air force will, on November 30, December 2 and 3, 2020, from 17:00 to 24:00, carry out night flights between the following air bases: Rayak, Hamat, Beirut, and Qlayaat," the army said in a statement.

It is noteworthy that the Lebanese territories witnessed a large presence of Israeli warplanes on Monday, at medium and low altitudes, as the Israeli Air Force carried out mock raids over villages in 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...
, reaching the capital Beirut and its suburbs.

This increase in air activity over Lebanon comes at a time of heightened tensions, especially after the liquidation of the Iranian nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, on Friday, November 27.

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 Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
has accused Israel of playing a role in the liquidation; however, they have yet to respond to the allegations.
Posted by: Fred || 12/01/2020 00:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Motorcycle bombing injures several in the town of Jarablus in Aleppo province
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 12/01/2020 00:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Lebanese media is reporting ''intense'' overflights by Israeli military aircraft
Posted by: Fred || 12/01/2020 00:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander reported killed in drone strike Monday
[IsraelTimes] Iraqi security forces and local militias sources say Moslem Shahdan and three others died when their vehicle, carrying weapons, was hit just inside Syria after crossing from Iraq.

A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was killed in an apparent dronezap along the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to widely circulated reports in Arabic-language media Monday.

Iraqi security sources told Saudi-based al-Arabiya News that a drone killed Moslem Shahdan, a senior commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, in a targeted strike on his car.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  hit just inside Syria after crossing from Iraq.

Sounds like a "go ahead, just don't do it here" conversation
Posted by: Mercutio || 12/01/2020 9:32 Comments || Top||


Remote controlled machine gun on pickup killed our guy: Iran claims
It's long but happy ending
See also this for more theories.
[DailyWire] A new report from the semi-official Iranian Fars News Agency, which is affiliated with the Iranian government, contradicted nearly all previous reports about the series of events that unfolded that led to the death of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Initial reports said that a car bomb was detonated near a car that Fahrizadeh was riding in as he was on his way to visit his in-laws outside of Tehran. The New York Times reported that a squad of operatives then jumped out of an SUV and opened fire on the car. The Times of Israel reported that three of Fahrizadeh's bodyguards were killed in the coordinated strike before all the operatives reportedly escaped.

However, a new series of claims from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) affiliated Fars News Agency alleges that there were no operatives with guns jumping out of vehicles and shooting at the car.

Barak Ravid, a reporter with Israel's Walla News and a contributor at Axios, tweeted out a summary of the press release from Fars News Agency.

"According to the report, Fakhrizadeh and his wife were on their way to spend the weekend at their house in a Tehran suburb. There were three security cars with them and at a certain point the leading car left the motorcade to do a preliminary security check of the house," he wrote. "Right after the car at the front of the motorcade left shots were fired on Fakhrizadeh's car and it stopped. Fakhrizadeh stepped out of the car thinking his car hit an object on the road or there was a problem with the engine."

"At that point shots were fired again from a Nisan pickup truck which stopped 150 meters from Fakhrizadeh's car. The shots were fired from an automatic machine gun which was mounted on the pickup truck and operated by remote control," he continued. "Fakhrizadeh was hit by three bullets – one hit him in the spine. Seconds later the Nisan pickup truck exploded in what looks like a self destruct mechanism. According to Fars news, Iranian security forces identified the owner of the pickup truck who left Iran on October 29th."
[the assassination was Nov 27]
"Fars reported the assassination operation lasted only three minutes and was all done by remote control with no gunmen on the ground," he concluded
Posted by: Lord Garth || 12/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Well, that clears it all up. It wasn't the dastardly, scheming juices, it was obviously Mr White.
Posted by: Cesare || 12/01/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#2  And a total ban on civilian ownership of firearms there obviously worked out so well...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/01/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#3  So, to the country that gave us the cell phone controlled IED in Iraq, a return gift.
Posted by: ed in texas || 12/01/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Skynet smiles
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/01/2020 11:57 Comments || Top||

#5  All this tells me is that these guys saw the last episode of Breaking Bad. Show a little creativity, will ya?
Posted by: Matt || 12/01/2020 12:17 Comments || Top||



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