[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Afghan Special Forces killed 3 Talibs and arrested 15 others during the operations in four provinces in the past 24 hours.
According to military officials, the Special Forces conducted the operations in Charkh and Baraki Bark districts of Pashtun-infested Logar, Chahar Bolak of Balkh, Khash Rod of Nimroz and Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province.
The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed multiple caches of weapons during the same operations.
The officials also added that the Special Forces killed the 3 Talibs in Khas Uruzgan of Uruzgan province.
#WarCrime Criminal #Kabul admin troopers shelled civilian homes in Yousuf Khel area of Sayedabad district #Wardak from which a round hit the house of villager (Sayed Ameer) resulting in his 13 year old grand child martyred.
#AlFath 3 CPs overrun last night in Mullah Khelo area of Afghania valley in Najrab district #Kapisa resulting in 9 hireling police & militiamen killed (corpses left behind) & 14 others wounded, sizable amount weapons/equipment seized.
[PULSE.NG] Around 20 people were killed in an attack on a gold mining site in northern Burkina Faso ...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other... , security sources said Saturday, the latest in a spate of violence generally blamed on a jihadist insurgency.The attack on Friday took place in Soum province not far from where alleged jihadists blew up a bridge linking two northern towns in mid-September
"Armed individuals attacked the gold mining site at Dolmane... leaving around 20 dead, mainly gold miners," one security source said.
Another security source confirmed the attack, adding that a number of people had been injured, without giving further details.
The West African nation has become part of a four-and-a-half year jihadist insurgency in the Sahel region ... North Africa's answer to the Pak tribal areas... Many of the attacks have been attributed to groups affiliated with al-Qaeda, and others to the so-called 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.... groupMore than 585 people have been killed since early 2015, according to an AFP toll.
A week ago, 17 people, including a soldier, were killed in a weekend of attacks in the north.
On September 29, about 20 men on cycle of violences attacked the village of Komsilga in Bam province, killing nine people, and burning shops and two car tyres.
Later the same day, seven people were killed after armed individuals attacked the village of Deneon in the same province.
A third attack in Deou in Soum province saw a soldier killed during an attack on an army unit.
The Burkinabe army, which itself has suffered heavy losses, has been unable to stop the attacks, which were initially concentrated in the north of the country but have since spread to other regions in the east and west.
THOUSANDS FORCED TO FLEE
Attacks on emblems of the state, hit-and-run raids on remote villages and brutal interpretation of Islamic law have forced an estimated 300,000 people to flee their homes to the south.
The attacks have also fuelled intercommunal violence and seen about 2,000 schools closed.
West African leaders last month announced a billion-dollar plan to fight the rising problem of jihadist violence in the region, at a summit in Burkina Faso.
The fight against the rising tide of jihadist violence in the region has so far been hampered by a lack of funds.
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10/06/2019 00:00 ||
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[PRESSTV] At least 16 people, including 11 government troopers, have been killed during attacks launched by 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... hard boyz in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno.
The deadly attacks were conducted by Boko Haram ... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality... and its splinter faction on military and civilian targets between Thursday and Saturday, said military and militia sources on Saturday.
The faction, which calls itself the West Africa Province (ISWAP) branch of the ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... Takfiri terrorist group, made an alliance with Boko Haram in 2015 before separating in 2016.
ISWAP has launched repeated attacks in the African country in recent months after ISIS lost all its urban strongholds in Iraq and Syria following crushing defeats it received from government troops and their allied fighters in both Arab countries.
An unnamed military source told AFP that ISWAP hard boyz ambushed a military convoy near Mauro village in Benisheikh district in the volatile state on Thursday.
"Our men on patrol fell into a terrorist ambush... which claimed 11 soldiers and maimed 16 others. Two other soldiers are still missing," said the military officer, adding that the troops were traveling in three vehicles.
He further said hard boyz made away with 11 AK-47 rifles and anti-aircraft gun mounted on their gun truck.
[Jpost] Spanish police said on Saturday they had arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of belonging 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.... (IS) Death Eater group, adding that a search of his home found explosive-making chemicals and a list of targets.
Identified only as "A.A.A,"
...a memorable identifier...
the Spanish citizen was arrested in Parla, a town near Madrid, on suspicion of incitement to commit attacks and terrorist threats, police said in a statement. The case is being investigated by Spain's high court.
Islamic State grabbed credit for attacks in 2017 in Barcelona and Cambrils that killed 14 people.
Police said that during a raid on the suspect’s home they had found chemicals that could be used to make the explosive triacetone triperoxide or TATP,
...also known as Mother of Satan because of its instability and the bigness of its bang when it goes off...
an unstable explosive that has been used in several attacks in western Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... in recent years.
They said they had also found a bulletproof vest with shrapnel attached, along with detailed notes on how to prepare explosives and a list of potential targets.
Spanish newspaper El Pais cited unnamed sources saying the suspect had threatened to attack a judge at Spain’s high court.
Police said he was responsible for the Spanish wing of Muntasir Media, which promotes Islamic State and operates internationally to incite followers to commit attacks.
[IsraelTimes] Police subdue, arrest 23-year-old, apparently a Syrian refugee, who also shouted ‘Fuck Israel’ in Friday incident; German media says probe ongoing but suspect released from custody.
A man armed with a knife attempted to run into a synagogue in central Berlin Friday evening, German media reported Saturday.
The man, apparently a Syrian refugee, was tackled by security personnel at the entrance to the Neue Synagogue. According to the Bild website, he was heard calling out “Allahu Akbar” (“God is Great” in Arabic) and “Fuck Israel.”
German police said the man, identified as Murad M., was hit with pepper spray by guards and then subdued and disarmed.
Officials said he carried documentation identifying him as 23 years old, originating from Damascus and with a residency permit, which ends in December 2020.
The incident occurred at around 5:30 p.m. according to Bild, likely shortly before the start of Friday’s evening prayer service.
Police said the assailant had no prior record and was not known to authorities.
Two guards protecting a Berlin synagogue in the district of Mitte detained a Syrian man who apparently sought to enter the building with a knife on Friday.
According to a report in the Bild newspaper, the Damascus-born man said “Allahu akhbar”’ or “God is Great” – a phrase frequently uttered before or during radical Islamist terrorist attacks.
The guards drew their firearms and police were notified. A police spokeswoman said the guards kept their weapons holstered but the man ignored them. The security guards said “Knife away and stop immediately.”
The Bild reported that the Syrian man did not drop the knife and repeated sentences in Arabic. The guards remained at distance with their firearms out until police appeared and sprayed an irritant gas in the face of the man.
The authorities arrested the man and no additional weapons were found on him or in his apartment. There were no injuries.
[PRESSTV] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... has reportedly detained five Germans over alleged links to Kurdish Death Eaters and spreading propaganda.
The pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya news agency said late Friday that the suspects, who were detained this week, were taken into custody on charges of spreading propaganda and being member of an illegal organization, which was not named but is likely the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The agency said that the suspects were being held in the Ottoman Turkish capital, Ankara, adding that the arrests were part of an investigation by the Ankara public prosecutor.
The Prosecutor’s office has yet to confirm the report.
Meanwhile, ...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?... the German Foreign Ministry said it was "aware of the cases" and that the embassy in Ankara was providing consular assistance.
Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu in March this year threatened to detain individuals who came to Turkey if they were involved with the PKK and other groups.
"We have now taken measures against those who take part in the terror organization's meetings in Europe, Germany and then come to Antalya, Bodrum, Mugla for a holiday," Soylu said. "Let them enter the airports. They will be detained."
[PRESSTV] A grenade attack 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.... 's southern city of Anantnag has injured 10 people, including a traffic policeman and a journalist, police says to ANI and on Twitter, blaming "terrorists."
Many people in Kashmir have been seething since India stripped its portion of the Moslem-majority region of autonomy on August 5, shutting off phone networks and imposing curfew-like restrictions in some areas to dampen discontent.
Some of those curbs have been slowly relaxed, but mobile and internet communications in the Kashmir valley are largely still blocked.
The blast took place near a government office, a police official told Rooters on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorized to speak to media.
If confirmed, that would appear to mark the first attack near a government office since India's crackdown on the region. India's home ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistain, who both claim the territory in full. More than 40,000 people have been killed in an insurgency in the Indian part of Kashmir since 1989.
[The Hill] Dozens of Iraqis are confirmed dead after a week of protests were met with violence from police forces.
The New York Times reported Saturday that the death toll had climbed to 91 across the country after passing 40 dead just a day earlier.
At issue according to protesters is rampant corruption in government and high unemployment rates in the country.
"I came out to the streets to ask for reform in my country and to find salvation from the mafias who have stolen my country and was greeted brutally by the security forces," one 34-year-old demonstrator told the Times after being wounded by police.
"We are peaceful protesters, but the security forces treated us with brutality, as if we were animals, not humans demanding our rights," he added.
Iraq's highest Shi'ite cleric urged protesters to remain nonviolent in his sermon delivered through an aide Friday, while placing blame on the country's federal government.
"The government and the political sides have not fulfilled the demands of the people to fight corruption," Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said, according to the AP.
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10/06/2019 04:16 ||
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NRT Arabic on attack: Several of the employees of the channel were severely beaten. The gunmen were driving several white Toyota Land Cruiser GRX SUVs and also attacked local police that were in the area. https://t.co/aeToVinoEr via @NRT_English#Iraq
At least 19 people were reported killed on Saturday as the Iraqi government continued a brutal crackdown on protests. The offices and journalists from several prominent networks, including al-Arabiya, were attacked by masked button men on Saturday in what seems like a coordinated attempt to shut down all dissenting channels. Internet and social media were also suppressed, a practice that began on October 2 in response to massive protests in Baghdad and southern Iraq.
Several stations were attacked on Saturday night, including NRT, al-Arabiya and Dijlah TV. The attacks appeared coordinated because they happened around the same time. al-Arabiya was the first to be attacked. It tweeted at 10:04pm that it’s offices had been targeted by "masked button men." Their journalists said they had received threats over the last days and that on the night of October 5 black-clad button men appeared. The journalists were attacked, equipment destroyed and their mobile phones damaged. They said they called for assistance from Federal Police who did not intervene to help.
NRT has reported that protesters burned the Badr party headquarters in Nasiriyah at 8pm. Two hours later NRT’s offices were attacked in Baghdad and burned, according to their own report. It was 10:07pm. According to reported Dijlah TV’s offices were burned. That was reported around 9:57pm.
Al-Hadath reported at 10:24pm that masked men attacked their offices in Baghdad, Iraq. Three cars with gunnies apparently stormed their office, according to a tweet from the station. At least one of their journalists was injured after being beaten.
There is anger across Iraq and abroad over the attacks on the channels. It was not clear if the closure of the channels had been ordered. One tweet from just after 9pm claimed the Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi had ordered Dijlah closed. The destruction of equipment and beatings of journalists appear to show that the attacks were more than just a government order, but conducted by a paramilitary organization. The government of Iraq had already moved last month to suspend al-Hurra after it conducted an investigation into corruption of religious endowments. Reports indicated that Fallouja TV, Alghad Alaraby, SkyNews Arabia and AL-Sharqiya were also targeted. It was not clear from SkyNews Arabia or Sharqiya when their officers were targeted.
The corpse count is now more than 105 people in Iraq and the coordinated attacks on media appear to be a foreboding sign for the future of the crisis. Even though major leaders such as Moqtada al Sadr and Haider al-Abadi have called for early elections, the government appears to be digging in. There are other forces at work as well. The stations attacked are linked to countries, groups or voices that are more critical of Iran. That means the attacks could have been carried out by pro-Iranian militias.
Posted by: Fred ||
10/06/2019 00:00 ||
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This would never happen in America because our mainstream media is fully in the pocket of the unelected government. Supports them 100%.
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10/06/2019 4:03 Comments ||
Prominent and radical Shiite cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr, calls in a short written letter on Saturday for the “resignation of the entire #Iraq-i government and the holding of early elections under the supervision of the United Nations to end the bloodshed of the Iraqis” pic.twitter.com/dytNl0LhdM
and thousands more maimed by security forces during anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad and elsewhere.
Iraqi protesters pressed on with angry anti-government rallies in the capital and across several provinces for a fifth day Saturday, setting government offices on fire and ignoring appeals for calm from political and religious leaders.
[IsraelTimes] Suspect accused of ’communicating with Israelis present in the occupied Paleostinian territories’.
Lebanese authorities have arrested a Syrian national accused of having made phone calls to neighboring Israel, the army said Friday.
An army statement said the suspect, who was not identified, was referred to court for "contacting Israeli phone numbers and communicating with Israelis present in the occupied Paleostinian territories." It did not elaborate.
Leb is home to tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who fled the war raging in their country.
In March, Lebanese intelligence said it arrested a Lebanese-Canadian dual national on suspicion of spying for Israel.
In 2017, Leb detained for questioning French-Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri for partly filming his movie "The Attack" in Israel.
The movie was banned in Leb which also bans its citizens from visiting Israel.
Leb and Israel remain technically in a state of war, with occasional skirmishes along their shared border.
[ALMASDARNEWS] A foreign jihadist group has sent a large number of reinforcements to several fronts where the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is expected to launch an offensive, the Arabic-language version of the Sputnik News Agency reported, citing a field correspondent in northern Syria.
According to the Sputnik correspondent, reinforcements from the Turkestan Islamic Party were pouring into northeastern Latakia and al-Ghaab Plain region amid reports of upcoming Syrian Arab Army (SAA) offensive at these fronts.
The reinforcements reportedly arrived at these fronts with a large supply of missiles, artillery shells, 200+ drones and other weapons.
The Sputnik correspondent said that the jihadist forces in al-Ghaab and northeastern Latakia are estimated to be 13,000-men-strong.
In addition to the reinforcements, the leaders of the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... allegedly met in the Jisr al-Shughour countryside to discuss their defensive plan in northeastern Latakia and the al-Ghaab Plain region of southern Idlib.
In the coming weeks, the Syrian Arab Army offensive is expected to begin at these fronts as they look to secure the Latakia Governorate’s eastern axis.
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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.... (ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... /ISIS/IS/ISIS) carried out a new attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in the Deir Ezzor Governorate this weekend.
According to a statement released by the terrorist group, the Islamic State planted a roadside kaboom along the Syrian Army’s supply route in the Badiyah al-Mayadeen area of western Deir Ezzor.
The terrorist attack in the Badiyah al-Mayadeen region resulted in the death of one Syrian Arab Army officer.
This latest attack by the Islamic State comes just a month after the Syrian Arab Army carried out a large-scale operation in this area to eliminate the terrorist group’s cells.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have allegedly deployed a massive force in northern al-Raqqa this weekend after reports about a new Ottoman Turkish military operation east of the Euphrates.
According to the reports, which have not been confirmed by al-Masdar, the Syrian Democratic Forces deployed a large number of fighters to the northern al-Raqqa town of Tal Abyad, which is located along the Ottoman Turkish border.
Earlier today, Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First ...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important... repeated his accusations that the U.S. Coalition had failed to live up to their promises regarding the implementation of the safe zone area in the northern region of Syria.
Erdogan reiterated his pledge to launch a large-scale operation to eliminate the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Forces from the Ottoman Turkish border.
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor... considers the SDF and YPG forces to be terrorist entities that offshoots of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a group that was at war with the Ottoman Turkish military for several years.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force carried out strategic strikes Saturday that targeted two bases belonging to the al-Qaeda-linked Hurras al-Deen group in the Idlib Governorate of northern Syria.
According to a military report, the Russian Air Force carried out two attacks on the Hurras al-Deen bases in the towns of Tal Agher and Ballisa, which are both located in the eastern countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that the Russian strikes resulted in the death of at least nine bad boys, including a half dozen hard boyz from the Hurras al-Deen group.
The Hurras al-Deen group is a powerful jihadist group that is currently active inside the Idlib Governorate; they were previously attacked by the U.S. Air Force in a rare attack.
The Russian Air Force has mostly halted their Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s over Syria since the Syrian Arab Army’s successful operation in northern Hama and southern Idlib.
[PRESSTV] Foreign-backed forces of Evil positioned in northwestern Syria have for the fourth consecutive week prevented civilians from leaving via the Abu al-Duhur corridor in the province of Idlib, the country’s official news agency says.
The official SANA news agency reported reported on Saturday that the corridor, which was secured by the Syrian army for the safe passage of civilians, had been blocked by terrorist groups over the past 23 days.
The terrorist groups were conducting a round-the-clock patrol to detain fleeing civilians and use them in the northwestern province as human shields, it added.
Syrian government forces, however, continue to take all measures to receive civilians aiming to leave the terrorist-held areas in Idlib via the corridor, it noted.
Idlib, along the border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... , remains the only large area in the hands of foreign-backed forces of Evil after the Syrian army, backed by 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... and Russia, managed to wrest back control of almost all of the country's land, undoing krazed killers’ gains.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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