[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces killed or maimed at least 16 Lions of Islam of the Taliban ...Arabic for students... group in South-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said.
According to a statement released by MoD, the Talibs were planning to lauch attacks against the Afghan forces on Ghazni-Kandahar Highway in Gilan district and Arzoo area located in the outskirts of Ghazni city.
The statement further added that the security forces killed 6 Talibs and maimed at least 6 others by conducting operations to prevent the Taliban attack on Ghazni-Kandahar highway.
The security forces also killed 4 Talibs during a similar operation which they conducted in Arzoo area located in the outskirts of Ghazni city, the statement added.
The Ministry of Defense also added that the security forces also destroyed some weapons and munitions belonging to Talibs.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
[ToloNews] Anti-government button men on Thursday morning hijacked seven fuel tankers on the Baghlan-Samangan highway near Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan province, torching two others, security sources said.
The incident happened in the Bagh-e-Shamal area in Pul-e-Khumri. After torching two tankers, they took seven others to Dahna-ye-Ghori district, the sources said.
The local officials have not yet commented on the attack.
No group has grabbed credit.
In recent days, the Taliban ...Arabic for students... has increased its attacks in Baghlan, particularly against security checkpoints.
ANP launched an operation, capturing a three-member group linked with the Daesh Terrorist Group in PD#1, Kabul City. Meanwhile, ANP arrested a weapon/drug trafficker along with six pistols & some amount of drugs & military equipment in PD#9, Mazar-e-Sharif City of Balkh. pic.twitter.com/a05McaHOEK
[Al Ahram] A boat carrying around 40 migrants colonists and refugees has sunk off the coast of Mauritania, leaving only one survivor, the United Nations ...a formerly good idea gone bad... refugee agency UNHCR said on Thursday.
The perilous sea passage from West Africa to the Canary Islands was once a major route for migrants colonists seeking jobs and a better life in Europe. Attempts became scarcer when Spain stepped up patrols in the mid-2000s, but the route is seeing a fresh surge.
"New shipwreck off the coast of Nouadhibou #Mauritania of approximately 40 persons on board, there is one survivor (from Guinea)," tweeted UNHCR special envoy Vincent Cochetel.
UNHCR "along with authorities & partners are trying to step up efforts to prevent such tragedies, but traffickers keep lying to their clients," he said.
The boat was carrying migrants colonists and refugees, a UNHCR front man confirmed.
Nearly 2,800 illegal migrants colonists arrived by boat in the Canary Islands between Jan. 1 and July 14, Spanish Interior Ministry data show, five times as many as in the same period in 2019.
Late last year, at least 62 people drowned off the Mauritanian coast and around 80 had to swim for shore after the boat carrying them northwards from Gambia ... The Gambia is actually surrounded by The Senegal on all sides but its west coast. It has a population of about 1.7 million. The difference between the two is that in colonial days Senegal was ruled by La Belle France and The Gambia (so-called because there's only one of it, unlike Guinea, of which there are the Republic of Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, New Guinea, the English coin in circulation between 1663 and 1813, and Guyana, which sounds like it should be another one) was ruled by Britain... sank - one of the deadliest incidents along the route in recent years.
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08/07/2020 00:00 ||
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[ALMASDARNEWS] A Russian-made S-300 air defense system has been spotted near the strategic port-city of Sirte in north-central Libya.
According to conflict observers, a photo taken east of Sirte allegedly shows the presence of an S-300 air defense system, which is something that Libya did not previously possess.
However, some people cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go... while some claim that this is an S-300 system, the Russian publication, Avia.Pro, said that the photo does not necessarily confirm its presence, as it is only possible to confirm the ownership of the radar.
"At the moment, there is no complete confidence that we are talking about the S-300 complex, since it was only possible to confirm the ownership of the radar; however, given the fact that Russian military aircraft regularly fly to Libya, landing at air bases controlled by the Libyan National Army. Moreover, we are talking about Russian military specialists, analysts are inclined to believe that we are talking about these complexes," the publication said.
The Libyan National Army has not commented on the claims of the S-300 system’s deployment to Sirte.
It should be noted that neighboring Egypt does possess an S-300 system and given their alliance with the Libyan National Army, the deployment of this weapon could very well be possible.
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08/07/2020 00:00 ||
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In my opinion this notable for a number of reason, but predominantly because, as I have been constantly reminding everyone, Iran continues its push to respond to the Soleimani assassination, among other things. https://t.co/71SxlhGUgp
[Al Ahram] The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-aligned Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... movement in Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... on Thursday said it shot down an explosive-laden drone heading towards the kingdom, a statement published by Saudi state news agency SPA said.
There was no immediate comment on the incident in Houthi media.The drone had been launched from Hodeidah governorate on Yemen's Red Sea coast, the coalition said. It did not say where the drone was intercepted.
Cross-border attacks by Houthi forces have escalated since late May when a truce prompted by 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... pandemic expired. In late June, missiles reached the Saudi capital Riyadh. The coalition has retaliated with air strikes.
Houthi-run Al Masirah TV reported a coalition air strike on Thursday morning on the Saada area which borders Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
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08/07/2020 00:00 ||
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In which we are presented with the usual question: jihadi or nutter? Let us read on, dear Reader, and see.
[IsraelTimes] Gunman who took 6 captive in city of Le Havre called for release of ’unjustly imprisoned Paleostinian children’, report says; police source says he has psychological problems.
A gunman who took six hostages in a bank in the northern French port city of Le Havre gave himself up to police, officials said late Thursday.
"The hostages have been freed, safe and sound," Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said, hours after an elite RAID police unit was deployed to the scene.
According to French broadcaster RTL, the suspect demanded that Israel free "unjustly imprisoned Paleostinian children" and allow Paleostinians free access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which houses the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Nobody gets free access there, neither Muslims nor Jews.
The man had a history of psychiatric problems and had been in trouble previously for kidnapping and firearms offenses, a source close to the case said.
Ah, a nutter then. The kind any reasonable society would have locked up in an insane asylum to protect society from exactly this kind of nonsense.
An official in La Belle France’s national police told the News Agency that Dare Not be Named that the man was known to have psychological problems.
Quoting police sources, Rooters said the man is believed to have Islamist ties.
Oh my — nutter and jihadi.
The official did not confirm French media reports that he had put forth confused demands.
That would make sense if he’s nuts...
The official could not be identified by name, in keeping with French custom.
The gunman, aged 34, had entered the premises at 4:45 p.m., a police official told AFP. The man took five or six people hostage, but eventually released all but two of them, according to reports.
A special police intervention unit negotiated with the hostage-taker for the captives’ release for over five hours.
Another police source said the man had a handgun.
Le Havre is a major port city in western La Belle France.
^ If gutless Ted Wheeler feels able to speak out against Antifa, the worm, she is turning. Scrolling down on the Andy Ngo twitter feed brings you to a couple of dozen lions of Antifa trying to intimidate an elderly woman: "It's not your world any more!"
At the end of May, violent antifa & BLM rioting spread to Eugene, a small city in Oregon. Eugene Police finally announced the arrests of multiple criminal suspects after months of investigation. #Antifa online are freaking out & calling for bail donations. https://t.co/NRsJYTEBAU
In June, @tedwheeler disbanded @PortlandPolice's Gun Violence Reduction Team in response to George Floyd's death & antifa/BLM riots. Now, Portland is experiencing a surge in gun-related homicides. There are also triple the number of shootings in July 2020 compared to July 2019. pic.twitter.com/6o650PlPP5
Terrorists operating from Afghanistan resorted to mortar and heavy weapons fire on Pakistan posts in Binshahi Sector, Dir. In the evening the Afghan Border Police Posts also started engaging Pakistan Army posts.https://t.co/cDj6wKwJR7
[IsraelTimes] In response to High Court petition by disgruntled residents of Rehavia, Talbieh, law enforcement says demonstrations should not be restricted or relocated.
Recall, dear Reader, that g(r)omgoru informed us that the anti-Bibi protests are funded by the same people funding the current Antifa/BLM protests around the U.S., and for the same purpose of driving the conservative government to resign.
Crime Minister, one of the three main groups organizing protests against Netanyahu, said a Jerusalem protest would begin at 7:30 p.m. by the Prime Minister’s Residence on Balfour Street.
The group said Tel Aviv protests would take place by Public Security Minister Amir Ohana’s home at 6:30 p.m. and demonstrators demanding Netanyahu’s resignation would also wave flags from bridges across the country starting at 6:00 p.m.
The protest would be the first major demonstration since Saturday night, when some 10,000 people gathered outside Balfour Street, the largest-yet showing since the protests gained steam last month.
Protesters have for weeks been holding regular rallies on Balfour Street in Jerusalem, as well as in Tel Aviv and other areas, calling on the premier to resign due to his indictment on corruption charges. They have been joined by people protesting the government’s economic policies during 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... pandemic, with crowds in the thousands and rising.
Police told the High Court of Justice on Thursday that it believed it should reject a petition against the demonstrations by dozens of residents of Jerusalem neighborhoods Rehavia and Talbieh, who are seething over the weekly protests near their homes.
Siding with the demonstrators, police told the court that any attempts to curtail the rallies, held several times weekly, would impinge on the freedom to protest.
Police said they would therefore not place a cap on the number of participants, or relocate the protests elsewhere. The force also rebuffed a call to restrict the rallies due to health fears amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"There is no place for the request of the petitioners to move the demonstrations elsewhere," the police response said.
Sixty residents of the two Jerusalem neighborhoods had signed on to the petition, complaining that the noise and music blasted at the rallies late into the night was disrupting their lives.
An online counter-petition by other residents drew hundreds of signatures.
An attorney representing the residents lamented the police stance, saying law enforcement was allowing the demonstrators to make their lives "hell."
Netanyahu and his supporters have strongly condemned the protesters, branding them "anarchists."
Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion on Thursday joined the chorus of criticism of the protest, citing the pandemic and the danger of transmission.
"I respect the right to protest, but we are in a difficult time," he said.
Netanyahu is on trial for a series of cases in which he allegedly received lavish gifts from billionaire friends and traded regulatory favors with media moguls for more favorable coverage of himself and his family. The prime minister has denied any wrongdoing, accusing the media and law enforcement of a witch hunt to oust him from office.
[Jpost] After nearly six months without incendiary balloons, five fires broke out in the 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... border communities. At least three of them were caused by incendiary balloons.
IDF fighter jets attacked a Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede, underground infrastructure in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday, the IDF Spokesperson confirmed.
The attack was in response to several explosive balloon attacks from Gaza to Israeli territory during the day.
Earlier on Thursday, after nearly six months without incendiary balloons, five fires broke out in the Gaza border communities. At least three of them were caused by incendiary balloons.
Furthermore, a balloon carrying an bomb was found in the Arad industrial zone.
"The State of Israel will not accept any violation of illusory sovereignty and harm to the residents of the south," said Defense Minister Benny Gantz. "In Gaza, it should be understood that there is no other solution - only returning our boys home and peace will lead to economic growth in the Gaza Strip. If the terrorist organizations have not yet understood: Whoever puts Israel to the test will be severely harmed."
Hamas has been holding the bodies of IDF soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin since 2014, when they fell in combat during Operation Protective Edge.
Hamas also responded to Thursday's incident, saying, "Israel is exporting its internal crisis to the Gaza Strip."
This is the second time this week that there has been an escalation between Israel and Gaza. Overnight Sunday, the IDF attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after the terrorist organization fired rockets into Israeli territory.
No Israelis were maimed in the incident, though some damage was reported.
[Jpost] The Paleostinian Authority has formed a commission of inquiry to investigate the death of Khalil al-Sheikh, the brother of Hussein al-Sheikh, head of the PA General Authority of Civil Affairs and member of the Fatah Central Committee.
Khalil, 47, was shot in the chest on Wednesday night when he and other Paleostinians tried to arrange a reconciliation between two rival families in al-Bireh, the twin city of Ramallah.
It was not clear what sparked the shooting. Ultimately, it all comes down to Resistance Against The Juice
Unconfirmed reports claimed that Khalil was shot by an officer belonging to the Paleostinian Preventive Security Force. The suspect has been arrested by the PA security forces, the reports said.
Khalil died shortly after being rushed to a hospital in al-Bireh.
As news of his death spread, scores of Fatah button menerupted into the streets of some neighborhoods in Ramallah and al-Bireh and unleashed a volley of gunfire. The button men also forced shopkeepers to close their businesses.
PA Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, announcing the decision to form a commission of inquiry into the incident, instructed its members to take all necessary measures to find out what happened.
PA security officials said that the shooting incident was directly connected to a family feud and had nothing to do with the victim’s brother, Hussein al-Sheikh, who is one of the most powerful Fatah figures in the West Bank. The officials claimed that Khalil was hit by a stray bullet.
The officials warned that the PA security forces would not allow scenes of anarchy and lawlessness on the streets of Ramallah and al-Bireh. They were referring to the appearance of Fatah button men in some neighborhoods immediately after the shooting incident.
[Rudaw] Two members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were killed in festivities with armed tribal men in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor after an Arab tribal leader was assassinated by unknown button men, exacerbating ethnic tensions in the region, according to a top commander of the Kurdish-led force.
The towns of Ziban, al-Shuhail, and al-Huwaij in eastern Deir ez-Zor have seen days of unrest after an Arab tribal leader, Sheikh Mutsher Hamud Jeidan al-Hifl, was killed by unknown button men. Security is a problem for the region that is under SDF control, but borders regime areas and is a hotspot of 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) activity.
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[ALMASDARNEWS] The head of the Iranian Red Islamic Thingy Society, Karim Hemti, announced on Thursday, the dispatch of two planes filled with humanitarian aid to 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... The President of the Red Islamic Thingy Society stated that the two Iranian planes are carrying 15 tons of medical materials and medicines, 45 tons of food, and a field hospital that will be established in Beirut in coordination with the Lebanese Red Thingy, accompanied by 13 specialist doctors and 16 civil defense personnel.
He said that Lebanon announced that it did not need camps or pitching tents, and therefore it was not sent to it.
"We will be with the Lebanese people, and we will prepare more assistance according to the field conditions and needs in the coming days," he added.
"Under the guidance of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, an Iraqi delegation led by the oil minister arrived in Beirut with 20 tons of medical aids," Ihsan Abdul-Jabar announced on Wednesday of his visit. "The delegation consists of 15 senior doctors to provide support to the hospitals in Leb The blast has devastated the economic heart of Lebanon during a time of unprecedented financial crisis, with the value of the Lebanese pound plummeting since October 2019, when anti-government protests erupted across the country, leaving many jobless and unable to feed their families.
Israeli organization says it will send medical aid to Lebanon
[IsraelTimes] An Israeli group says it is planning to fly medical and humanitarian aid to Leb to support those injured in the Beirut blast on Tuesday, which killed more than 130 people and maimed thousands. The equipment is meant to be distributed at health institutions and children care facilities.
SmartAID says it will fly in personal protective equipment, ventilators, medical items for burn victims, general supplies for injuries and solar lights, along with more equipment. The items are being collected in warehouses in North America and Australia, the organization says.
Lebanon has not approved Israel’s offer to help the country deal with the devastation caused by the earth-shattering kaboom, and it isn’t clear whether it will accept this aid either.
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08/07/2020 00:00 ||
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Iran starting to rebuild the supply that just blew up Beirut. 95 tons of Ammonium Nitrate 2600 tons more to go.
[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/ISIS/IS/ISIS) launched a big attack in two separate parts of central Syria last night.According to a field report from the Hama Governorate, the Islamic State faceless myrmidons targeted the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Sa’an District of the Salamiyah countryside.
The report said the Syrian Arab Army was able to fend off the Islamic State’s assault after their reinforcements arrived in Sa’an from nearby Salamiyah city.
Shortly after this attack, the Islamic State launched another assault on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions, but this time they targeted the Badiya al-Sham region in the Homs Governorate.
The Syrian Arab Army was once against able to foil the terrorist attack, but it forced the military to deploy more forces to the Badiya al-Sham region.
The Islamic State has intensified its attacks in the Hama and Homs governorates since the outbreak of 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... pandemic in Syria.
The terrorist group has taken advantage of the pandemic to carry out ambushes and raids on several sites belonging to not only the Syrian Army, but also, the Iraqi military and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
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08/07/2020 00:00 ||
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.