[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s and Special Forces’ raids killed at least 35 Talibs in 12 provinces in the past 24 hours, the military officials said Tuesday.
The Special Forces conducted the operations in Chahar Darah and Imam Sahib districts of Kunduz, Shah Wali Kot of Kandahar, Baraki Barak of Pashtun-infested Logar, Hisark of Nangarhar
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Didn't the Talibs just bail on some peace talks?
I'm seeing this pattern where every time they walk away from a deal, a whole bunch of them get whacked. Almost as if someone wants to send a message.
[KhammaPress] An explosion injured at least 18 civilians in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, the security officials said.
Adelshah Adel, a spokesaman for the provincial police said an explosives-laden bicycle went off in Mazar-e Sharif city, the historic provincial capital of Balkh province which injured at least 18 civilians.
However, a lie repeated often enough remains a lie... another security official said the earth-shattering kaboommaimed at least 23 people including security personnel.
The officials further added that five Traffic Police and an Afghan National Police (ANP) soldier were also among those maimed.
No individual or group including Taliban ...Arabic for students... has so far grabbed credit for the earth-shattering kaboom.
Talibs and other holy warrior groups frequently use improvised bombs to target the security forces and government personnel.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces ...established in 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Each battalion is assigned to one of the six regional corps. The commandos comprise 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conduct 70% to 80% of the fighting... conducted a major offensive against Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... compounds in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.
According to a statement released by Special Operations Corps, the Special Forces killed 11 Talibs during the raid, destroyed 3 compounds and 4 fighting positions of the group.
The statement further added that the Special Forces conducted the raid in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz.
The Special Forces also confiscated 12 weapons, 17 rockets, 6 boxes of Dshk machine gun ammunition, 4 boxes of PKM machine gun ammunition, 249 rounds of Ak-47 rifle ammunition, 50 grenades, 5 armored vests, 10 Taliban flags, 20 military uniforms, 3 IEDs, 5 cycle of violences and some other military kits, the statement added.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operation so far.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A roadside kaboom killed 10 members of one family, including three women and two children, in southeastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said.
The front man for the Interior Ministry, Nasrat Rahimi, said the earth-shattering kaboom took place in eastern Khost province ... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name... , in the district of Ali Sher.
He said three children, two women and five men were killed.
No one immediately grabbed credit but Rahimi blamed the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... who regularly target Afghan cops and government officials by planting roadside kabooms across the country.
Scores of civilians are killed in such attacks.
The Taliban today control or hold sway over half the country and, along with the ISIS group, stage near-daily attacks.
[RADIOSHABELLE] al-Shabaab ...... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia attempting to metastasize into Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and similar places, all ofwhich have enough problems without them... has grabbed credit for two separate attacks in Galkayo and Bossaso, both located in Somalia’s northeastern Puntland ...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion... The first attack in the northern part of Galkayo on Sunday night was used two grenade bombs targeted a cop shoppe, wounding two soldiers and one civilian, residents said.
Al-Shabaab also grabbed credit for an liquidation in Bossaso, the commercial capital of Puntland.
The krazed killer group said its fighters killed Mohammed Ahmed working with a security firm.
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[RADIOSHABELLE] At least three people have been killed and several maimed in a daring overnight attack by al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... on a key Somali military base in the outskirts of Mogadishu on Monday night.
According to the sources, the ambush led to a heavy shootout between the troops and armed hard boyz that led to the deaths of two soldiers and one civilian.
Al-Shabaab has grabbed credit for the assault and said its fighters killed three government soldiers stationed in the base which is located near Bal’ad town.
The attack was the latest in series of al-Shabaab campaign against Somali military bases in southern regions as the country’s army with AU and American forces step up operations to retake areas still under the Death Eaters’ control.
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[RADIOSHABELLE] The Somali government conducted an Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... on a suspected al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... Death Eater in the country’s south in cooperation with the United States military, Somalia’s federal government said on Monday.
"On the evening of 16 December 2019, the Federal Government of Somalia in coordination with U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike against an al-Shabaab operative near Dujumma, Somalia," a Somali government source said in a statement to The Defense Post.
"It is assessed that one al-Shabaab operative was killed in the airstrike. Also at this time, it has been assessed that no civilians have been killed or injured.”
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Students, teachers and other demonstrators rallied in their thousands in Algeria’s capital Tuesday against the newly elected president, rejecting his offer of dialogue with a months-old protest movement.
Abdelmadjid Tebboune won 58.1 percent of the vote in Thursday’s election, according to official results, and on Friday said he was ready for talks to "build a new Algeria."
But protesters, long opposed to an election they saw as a ploy by the establishment to consolidate power after ailing president Abdelaziz Bouteflika ...10th president-for-life of Algeria. He was elected in 1999 and served on his third or four terms. When he announced for the fifth, or maybe it was the sixth, visibly doddering, a grateful nation rose up in its wrath and threw him out... resigned under popular pressure in April, remained defiant.
Shouts of "The election was fixed! It wasn’t legitimate! The march will continue!" filled the air in Algiers during the first weekly rally since the poll, an AFP journalist said.
Security forces were heavily deployed, but there were no confrontations between them and demonstrators.
"Tebboune will not govern us!" protesters shouted, vowing to keep the poll winner from taking up residence at the presidential palace.
He is set to be sworn in during a ceremony in Algiers on Thursday, the presidency said.
The protest movement has rocked Algeria since February, initially demanding Bouteflika step down then pushing for the remnants of his regime to make way for new, independent institutions.
Turnout in the election was 39.9 percent, according to the constitutional council.
All five candidates had links to Bouteflika, who ruled for two decades despite suffering a debilitating stroke in 2013.
Tebboune is also seen as close to army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah, who became the country’s de facto strongman following Bouteflika’s departure.
[Dhaka Tribune] An alleged robber was killed in a shootout with police in Jhenaidah's Maheshpur upazila early on Tuesday.
The dear departed, Shahrul Islam alias Khokon Hossain, 35, was wanted in several cases.
Maheshpur cop shoppe Officer-in-Charge (OC) Rashedul Alam said the robbers, who were preparing for robbery on the Kaliganj-Jibannagar route, opened fire on a patrolling police team.
The police fired several rounds in retaliation, triggering the shootout, the OC said.
Police found the injured Khokon and recovered a shutter gun, one round of ammunition and several sharp weapons, while the other robbers managed to flee the scene. ... as though they had never been... at one point of the shootout, said the OC.
Police took Khokon to Maheshpur Upazila Health Complex where the doctors declared him dead. He's dead, Jim! added the OC.
[NYPOST] Two brothers were sentenced Tuesday to a combined 76 years in prison by an Australian court for plotting to blow up an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi with a bomb carried in a meat grinder by their unwitting brother.
Australian-Lebanese brothers Khaled and Mahmoud Khayat were convicted of terrorism offenses for trying to bring down the plane in July 2017 under instructions from ISIS, according to Rooters.
Khaled, 51, was sentenced in New South Wales Supreme Court to 40 years with no possibility parole until 2047, while Mahmoud, 34, received 36 years with no possibility of parole until 2044.
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Two more 'Lone Wolves'.
Nothing to see here. Move along.....
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Ottoman Turkish police on Tuesday detained 181 people suspected of ties to a group blamed for a 2016 coup attempt, the Ankara public prosecutor’s office said.
The detentions came after the capital’s public prosecutor issued arrest warrants for 260 suspects accused of using the encrypted ByLock messaging application which authorities believe was used to coordinate the coup bid.
Another 18 suspects, including 10 doctors, were sought in a second probe.
Officers have so far detained 171 people in Ankara and another 10 suspects elsewhere, the office said without giving details.
Tens of thousands have been arrested over alleged ties to US-based Moslem preacher Fethullah Gülen ... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world. Gülen and Erdogan used to be really good friends, but only one of them could be sultan, and Gülen lost... who Ankara says ordered the failed coup. Gulen denies this.
Since the failed overthrow of 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... , authorities have also sacked or suspended over 140,000 public sector workers over suspected links to Gulen.
[DAWN] A special court in Islamabad on Tuesday found former military ruler retired Gen Pervez Perv Musharraf ...former dictator of Pakistain, who was less dictatorial and corrupt than any Pak civilian government to date... guilty of high treason and handed him a death sentence ...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead... under Article 6 of the Constitution.
This is the first time in Pakistain's history that a military chief has been declared guilty of high treason and handed a death sentence. The verdict was split 2-1.
Article 6 of the Constitution says: "Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or hold in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance the Constitution by use of force or show force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason."
The punishment for high treason is death or lifetime imprisonment, according to the High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973.
The three-member bench of the special court ‐ headed by Beautiful Downtown Peshawar ...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistain's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire... High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and comprising Justice Nazar Akbar of the Sindh High Court (SHC) and Justice Shahid Karim of the LHC ‐ announced the verdict in the long-drawn high treason case against Musharraf after hearing final arguments today. A detailed verdict will be issued in 48 hours.
The former military chief is currently in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. He was admitted to a hospital following deterioration of his health earlier this month. In a video statement from his hospital bed, he called the treason case "absolutely baseless". "I have served my country for 10 years. I have fought for my country. This [treason] is the case in which I have not been heard and I have been victimised," he had stated.
His team can appeal today's verdict in the Supreme Court. If the top court upholds the special court's verdict, the president possesses the constitutional authority under Article 45 to pardon a death row defendant.
If they punish Perv, then the next time they have a coup the General-in-Charge will have to remain dictator until he dies in office, one way or the other. It'll be a one way street.
If they don't punish Perv, then another coup is assured.
With this compromise, Perv (kind of the best of a poor lot of dictators) is "punished," but he's pit of the country, so no actual firing squad is involved. ISPR sez he can never be a traitor, leaving the door kinda sorta open for future dictators, and the attorney general calling the decision "void" sez the current govt's on the side of the military that
He killed Mrs Bhutto, destroyed hundreds of careers and families of men just doing their jobs. He invited the taliban into Balochistan, established Al-qaeda camps in the Sistan region and ordered the deaths of thousands of poor tribals. Murdered judges, lawyers and activists, no action could be taken against Perv's muscle for fear of liquidation.
The atrocities under him and his aide Tariq Aziz were left out by major networks because the BBC was turning pro-pakistan back then. No one got to know about his crimes, but the judiciary knew and they remembered. This only means that as democracy tries to assert itself in the 'Stain, the judiciary is trying their limits.
Not sure whether their military babus can work things Musharraf style to save him under the gaze of global watchdogs. Ideally it should deter them, but the watchdogs themselves seem to be corrupt as hell. Either way, he's going to get his punishment and suffer to death.
According to sources in #Gaza, Abdullah Abu Nasser is the armed Palestinian who was targeted by a drone strike at the #Gaza security fence. His brother, Ahmed Abu Nasser, a member of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, was killed in 2012 on a raid against an IDF post in Kissufim. #Israelpic.twitter.com/AHIr0ekzhA
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Israeli aircraft on Tuesday hit what the military said was an armed Paleostinian seen approaching the Israeli border fence in 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... "A short while ago, troops spotted an armed terrorist approaching the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip," an army statement said.
An Israeli military "aircraft targeted him. A hit was identified," it added.
The statement did not confirm whether the man had been killed and the Paleostinian health ministry in the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",-controlled strip had no immediate comment.
Hamas has controlled Gaza since 2007, and Israel holds the movement responsible for all hostile activity coming from the territory, although it has also hit other holy warrior groups there.
Last month, Israeli forces assassinated a senior Islamic Jihad ...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah... leader in the Gaza Strip, sparking a two-day flare-up which killed 36 Paleostinians.
Islamic Jihad fired around 450 rockets at Israel, many of which were intercepted by its Iron Dome defense system.
Israel has fought three wars with Hamas and allied gangs in Gaza since 2008.
Video at the link. Somebody suddenly feels entitled to mouth off at the rest of us.
[IsraelTimes] Lihi Aharon, who was scratched in the face by woman ranting against Jews, urges people to ’not be afraid to fight’ against hate; female suspect charged with assault over incident.
An Israeli student said she was recently attacked on the New York City subway by a woman hurling anti-Semitic at a Jewish passenger.
In a video released Monday, Lihi Aharon recalled boarding the subway in Manhattan and encountering a woman whose possessions were on the nearby seats, which she asked her to move.
"No. Nobody sits here," she quoted the woman, who was identified by the New York Police Department as Zarinah Ali, as saying.
Aharon said she then sat down across from Ali next to a Jewish man, who had a beard and was wearing a kippa.
"As soon as I sat that woman started cursing and yelling at him about him being a Jew and ’holy shit! Allahu akbar’ and how Allah will end us all," she recounted.
She then took out at her phone and began recording Ali, footage of which was included in the video.
"You can record everything you want to sell. holy shit! Allahu akbar. But you know what they’re going to do? It’s gonna be deleted," the woman said.
Ali then began yelling and cursing at her, according to Aharon, before knocking the phone from her hand. Aharon said she then asked a friend to start recording, but Ali also slapped her friend’s phone away.
"All of a sudden she grabbed my face. It happened very, very fast so I decided, it’s not happening today and I had to fight back," she said. "Eventually, that lady found herself outside on the subway station on the floor with all her belongings."
In the subway station, Aharon said she quickly contacted police and was told by passersby she was bleeding.
The video then cuts to footage of Ali sitting on the stairs and cursing as a police officer stands in front of her.
"You fucking stinkin’ ass Jew," the woman says. "You ain’t even a Jew, you white."
Aharon also said the Jewish man she sat next to on the train told her the woman also praised the deadly shooting last week at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City and that it was a shame it was not all Jews who were killed.
"He said that nobody did nothing," Aharon said. "Please, talk, do not be afraid to step up and shut people up because there is no place, not in New York or in any other place on earth, for hatred."
She then pointed to a scar on her face apparently from the attack, saying she wore it "proudly."
"Do not be afraid to fight and return the fight," Aharon said.
A NYPD spokesperson said in a statement that Ali, a 38-year-old from South Orange, New Jersey, was arrested over the December 12 incident and charged with assault for scratching Aharon’s face.
I thought assault was words, while battery is physical.
A black woman has been arrested by police after leading an anti-Semitic attack on the New York Subway 2 train by in Manhattan.
Her first target was Yosef Gurevitch, a Lubavitcher Chossid from Crown Heights who runs a Judaica store in Great Neck, NY.
“She was calling out anti-Semitic words, Allah Akbar and slurs against Jews such as the reason for the Jersey City shooting was because Jews were money hungry,” Gurevitch said.
The Chossid said he didn’t respond to her, and other subway riders remained silent too, “because she looked to me drunk or stoned.”
At the next stop by TriBeCa, 2 young Israeli women boarded the train and headed over to the only empty seats – near the verbally abusive woman.
...Aharon began filming the incident which caught the women’s attention. Things quickly escalated and the woman got up and smacked the phone out of Aharon’s hands and began grabbing and striking at her face.
Aharon fought back and knocked the woman down, refusing to be physically beaten, according to a report. The woman lunged herself back at Lihi and the fight continued until they both found each other outside of the train as the doors opened.
“No one did anything. No words. No Actions. Just dozens of people watching as if they were the audience of a TV show,” said Jewish activist Rudy Rochman, who publicized the incident.
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
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