[ToloNews] A security source says the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... have torched the police headquarters in Argahndab district of Zabul, "taking 16 members of the Afghan police force with them."
The Zabul provincial council said the coppers "surrendered."
According to the Zabul provincial council, one member of the Afghan National Army (ANA) was killed and two others were maimed after their armored vehicle hit a roadside mine while they were on their way to respond to the attack on the police headquarters.
The Afghan Ministry of Interior has confirmed that the Taliban torched the Argahndab police headquarters and left with 16 members of the Afghan police force.
[Rudaw] Ten 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) forces of Evil were captured and weapons, ammunition and hideouts of the groups were seized across various locations in Iraq in the past week, according to a blurb from the US-led Coalition to defeat ISIS.
"Our partners in Iraq and Syria are leading the way to find and eliminate ISIS fighters, finance, logistics, and media networks," read the latest weekly blurb from the Combined Joint Task Force ‐ Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR).
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[JPost] A year after Operation Northern Shield destroyed six cross-border attack tunnels dug by Hezbollah, the Israeli army has begun deploying new sensors along the border with Lebanon able to detect and identify any sounds of new digging by the terrorist group.
IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Hidai Zilberman said that while there has been no new intelligence about new cross-border tunnels or new excavations, the new infrastructure will collect both acoustic and seismic data will be used as a preventative measure, alerting the military to any new sounds of tunnel excavations.
The engineering project will begin near the community of Misgav Am on Sunday morning and will last several months. Zilberman stated that the project will continue over the coming year along the entire border based on intelligence, budget and situational needs.
While the infrastructure will be laid within Israel’s borders, with the sounds of the IDF’s operation expected to be heard on both the Israeli and Lebanese side, the military wants to prevent a miscalculation on both sides.
There will be no troop reinforcements as part of the project, Zilberman said. Both the UN Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and regional authorities have been informed of the project.
In December of last year the IDF launched Operation Northern Shield to discover and destroy all cross-border tunnels dug by Hezbollah into northern Israel.
While the military announced the end of the operation a month later after finding and destroying six tunnels, it noted that it "is simultaneously monitoring several locations where Hezbollah is digging underground structures which have yet to cross into Israel."
The military believes that the attack tunnels were built as a classified component in Hezbollah’s “Conquer the Galilee” plan that would have allowed the group’s elite Radwan fighters to infiltrate into Israel on land, fire short-range rockets and mortars, and allow other Radwan fighters to infiltrate into communities via the tunnels, cut them off from main roads and kill as many civilians and troops as possible.
Israel has invested significant amounts of money and effort into strengthening its defenses along the border with Lebanon over the past several years by creating obstacles such as artificial cliffs and building high concrete barriers to help prevent any ground attacks by Hezbollah.
It'll work great until the autonomous reactive artillery sensors trigger a barrage.
You say that like it is a bad thing.
This sounds like a great application for machine learning anomaly detection. When technicians go out to do a seismic survey on land, after placing the geo-sensors they then use a thumper truck or small explosive charges to generate waves. Hey, I bet you could use "lightweight" artillery rounds for the same purpose.
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