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Liverpool explosion: Three arrested under Terrorism Act after car blast at hospital
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Good Morning

Biden and Kamala's relationship is in crisis as their poll ratings crash just one year in: Her staff feuds over why she is being sidelined with no-win migration task while President's team say they've given up on her already
Monday November 15th, 2021

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Gaddafi%u2019s son Seif al-Islam announces candidacy for president of Libya
Tribal infighting kills child in Syria's Deir ez-Zor
Suspected IS sympathizer tries to escape French prison with bedsheets
Israeli reporter detained on air in Turkey while covering couple held in custody
Israel to ask donor countries to restore payments to Palestinians
Israel Air Force commander meets air chiefs from Jordan, UAE in Dubai
This American City is in Crisis (video}

Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Marta!
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 11/15/2021 14:17 Comments || Top||

#2  The Official Yvonne Craig Website

Posted by: Elmaviter Whaish1773 || 11/15/2021 14:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Based upon the picture above
Yvonne Craig = Polly Urethane
Suits Her ==== No ?
Posted by: Elmaviter Whaish1773 || 11/15/2021 14:47 Comments || Top||

#4  ?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 11/15/2021 17:33 Comments || Top||

#5  ^
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Africa Horn
Top Al-Shabaab prosecutor surrenders to SNA in southern Somalia
[Garowe] A leading al-Shabaab
...... al-Qaeda's tentacle in East Africa...
prosecutor has ditched the al-Qaeda linked group after years of service, becoming the latest major defector even as allied forces continue cracking the whip on the bully boyz in Somalia.

Mohammed Hassan Mo’alim alias Abu Ali, surrendered to the Somali National Armed Forces in Qoryoley town Friday night, officials said, adding that he was one of the most sought bully boyz within the town.

State media said Mohammed Hassan has served several ranks within the bad boy group and was the leading prosecutor at the time he surrendered. al-Shabaab has parallel courts where it prosecutes those it captures during the fight.

"Mohammed Hassan, known Abu Ali, the head of the terror- group’s so-called court in Kuntuwarey has surrendered to Somali National Army in Qoryoley district of Lower Shabelle region," state media reported.

"Mohammed who has been a member of al-Shabaab for several years has denounced the group’s ideology," state media noted, adding that he will be repatriated to the community after undergoing several courses.

Qoryoley District Commissioner Sayid-Ali Ibrahim added that the surrender was facilitated by the Somali National Army troops in the area. He surrendered without being forced, the officer noted, adding that the move was a major gain to the government.

Mohammed Hassan Maalim alias Abu-Ali is said to have been in charge of prosecuting innocent civilians in Kuntuwarey and its environs. al-Shabaab courts are notorious for prosecuting people within giving them a chance to have a legal presentation.

The group has for a long time tried to topple the fragile UN-backed Somalia administration but a concerted effort by Somali National Army and the AMISOM troops has made it possible to degrade the group within the country.

His surrender comes at the time the US is looking for al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Omar Diriye and his deputy Mahad Karate, whose whereabouts are still unknown. The group survives by collecting taxes from locals and at times, getting ransom from captives.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
Government-Allied Forces Leave Yemeni City, Rebels Re-Enter
[An Nahar] Forces loyal to 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...
's internationally recognized government have withdrawn from the strategic port city of Hodeida, allowing the rebels to retake key positions there, Yemeni officials and the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
said.The development was a setback to the U.N.-brokered cease-fire in 2018 that ended fighting over Hodeida. The deal was seen as an important first step toward ending the broader conflict in Yemen, devastated by years of civil war, but was never fully implemented.
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Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Britain
The hero cabbie who 'stopped Poppy Day carnage' by 'locking suicide bomber in taxi and leaping out seconds before blast after passenger asked to go to Remembrance Day event but then said to go to hospital': MI5 join terror probe as cops arrest three
[MAIL] A hero taxi driver has been credited with saving many lives after locking an alleged suicide bomber inside his cab just moments before the vehicle blew up outside a hospital in what police and MI5 are now probing as a Poppy Day terror attack.

The explosion turned David Perry's cab into a fireball outside the Liverpool Women's Hospital, seconds before the 11am minute's silence was due to take place yesterday.

The male passenger, who had asked to go to the city's Service of Remembrance at Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral less than a mile away where 1,200 military personnel, veterans and families of the fallen had gathered, was the only person killed.

A friend of married father-of-two Mr Perry, 45, said that he believed that the cathedral was the target but traffic and road closures led to the passenger, who has not been formally identified, asking the driver to park at the nearby Liverpool Women's Hospital instead. By locking him in, David appears to have stopped the man targeting the hospital as the clock struck 11am.

MI5 are said to be working with counter-terrorism police to confirm whether the Cathedral or the hospital was the true target and whether it was an Islamist attack.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/15/2021 07:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [349 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Liverpool Women's Hospital explosion declared a terror incident
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/15/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Word count in the hundreds. Dozens of photographs. Not ONE WORD regarding the identity or description of the victim or "men" arrested.

Perhaps I missed something.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/15/2021 7:40 Comments || Top||

#3  One thing we can surmise,
the bomber died horribly.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/15/2021 10:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Got mangled anyway. A strong enough concussion from the blast would probably ensure the bomber was insensate. Still, it's nice to imagine a happy ending for everyone but the bomber.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/15/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#5  To summarize both articles, including updates:

  • when the bomber first got into the taxi, he asked to go to the cathedral where the Remembrance ceremony was scheduled, then to the city center, then to stop outside the maternity hospital as they passed it

  • a fourth man was taken into custody previously — which sounds like they figured out he was connected after they’d picked him up for something unrelated, like harassing girls

  • the suicide bomber is not known to MI-5 but has been identified by the police

  • significant items have been found at one of the addresses raided following the bomb, one of which the jacket wallah may have lived at

  • the police currently think that the bomb detonators went off, but the bomb itself fizzled

  • the residents around the two raided addresses were cleared out last night with only five minutes warning
  • Posted by: trailing wife || 11/15/2021 11:26 Comments || Top||

    #6  Another "anti-vaxxer right wing white supremacist", I'm guessing.
    Posted by: ed in texas || 11/15/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||

    #7  ^ Likely a Brexit fan as well
    Posted by: Frank G || 11/15/2021 11:43 Comments || Top||

    #8  ^ a bitter rayciss parent too
    Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/15/2021 11:52 Comments || Top||

    #9  "the police currently think that the bomb detonators went off, but the bomb itself fizzled."
    That had to smart. I've seen that happen.
    Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 11/15/2021 14:15 Comments || Top||

    #10  If it weren't for the diversity, the cabbie would not have found the strength to lock the bomber in the vehicle.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/15/2021 14:50 Comments || Top||

    #11  "the police currently think that the bomb detonators went off, but the bomb itself fizzled."

    Video
    Posted by: Grains Thoth4833 || 11/15/2021 19:48 Comments || Top||


    Liverpool explosion: Three arrested under Terrorism Act after car blast at hospital
    [BBC] Three men have been arrested under the Terrorism Act after a man was killed in a car explosion outside Liverpool Women's Hospital.

    A taxi carrying one passenger pulled up just before 11:00 GMT - as a national two minutes' silence for Remembrance Sunday was due to begin - and exploded.

    The passenger was declared dead at the scene and is yet to be formally identified.

    The male driver was injured and is in hospital in a stable condition.

    Detectives from Counter Terrorism Police North West said three men - aged 29, 26 and 21 - were detained in the Kensington area of the city.

    They said they were continuing to keep an open mind about the cause of the blast and were working with Merseyside Police as the investigation continued "at pace". The security service, MI5, is also assisting.

    Armed officers have carried out raids on properties in Rutland Avenue near Sefton Park, and Boaler Street in Kensington.

    Specialist officers remain outside the property in Rutland Avenue, in an operation police say is linked to the explosion. A large cordon is in place and a number of residents have been evacuated.

    Police negotiators are on the scene and a fire crew is on standby.
    The BBC has some photos, but the only interesting one is posted here at the top of the article.
    Courtesy of Grains Thoth4833, with the usual Daily Mail plethora of photos, videos, and a map:
    Taxi driver 'locked suicide bomber in his car after spotting explosives' before blast ripped through the car outside Liverpool maternity hospital seconds before Poppy Day silence, killing the cab passenger - as anti-terror police arrest three in raids

    [Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
    • Taxi driver, named locally as David Perry, apparently locked suicide bomber in his car after seeing explosives

    • Three men were later arrested as part of a terror probe after a taxi pulled up and then exploded in Liverpool

    • One person died, one injured in explosion reported at 10:59am, seconds before 11am Remembrance silence

    • Armed police officers swarmed Boaler Street in Kensington, Liverpool where they arrested the three suspects

    • Armed police also sealed off Rutland Avenue near Sefton Park in a raid thought to be part of the terror probe
    The incident took place as a Remembrance service involving more than 2,000 military personnel, veterans and civic dignitaries, was happening at the city's cathedral less than a mile away.

    A close friend of Mr Perry's told MailOnline the family believe the original target was the Remembrance service: 'The passenger asked David to go to the cathedral so we believe that was the intended target. But they got stuck in heavy traffic so the passenger asked to go to the hospital instead.'

    Unconfirmed reports on social media suggested Mr Perry averted disaster by locking his passenger inside. Stephen Thomas said online: 'The taxi driver is my mate, and he spotted the passenger acting suspicious. He's in hospital, luckily he escaped just before but he did suffer some injuries.'

    Kev Cuthbertson also wrote on Facebook: 'It's my mate who got blown up. He's in a bad, bad way. He's a fellow driver on delta. He's had his ear sewn back on, got burns and shrapnel wounds and other pretty serious injuries. He is a hero. When he noticed the bomb, he locked the scumbag in the car. But took the brunt of the blast.'

    Armed police late on Sunday arrested three men, aged 29, 26 and 21, in Sutcliffe Street, off Boaler Street, in the Kensington area of Liverpool as part of a terror probe into the incident. Detectives and Army bomb disposal experts are investigating whether the blast was triggered by a suicide bomber. The timing of the incident, at 10.59am on Poppy Day, is being examined.
    Saltie Fork gives us the Citizen Free Press post, which has the Sky News and Scarcity Studios videos, commenting:
    Wow, they arrested the perpetrators rather quickly. Almost like they knew they were planning to commit an act of terror.
    Posted by: Frank G || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [333 views] Top|| File under: Migrants/Illegal Immigrants

    #1  Wow, they arrested the perpetrators rather quickly. Almost like they knew they were planning to commit an act of terror.

    Likely a Cellphone Trace of Bomber's Device.
    (Associated with 3 other people's communications -text-calls-) Strong Evidence and /or CCTV now ubiquitous in many cities of the world.
    Posted by: Jereger Thud8505 || 11/15/2021 9:32 Comments || Top||

    #2  Video of explosion:

    Luckily for the cab driver, bomb did not explode properly.
    Posted by: Grains Thoth4833 || 11/15/2021 19:45 Comments || Top||

    #3  Try that again: Video
    Posted by: Grains Thoth4833 || 11/15/2021 19:47 Comments || Top||


    Europe
    Italian Coast Guard rescues 300 migrants from stormy seas
    [AlAhram] The Italian Coast Guard has rescued more than 300 young men and boys, most of them from Egypt, from a storm-battered fishing boat in rough seas off the southern ``toe'' of Italia's mainland.

    The rescue began Saturday night and ended early Sunday when the 303 migrants colonists, soaked and shivering, stepped on to the port of Roccella Jonica in the the Calabria region.

    While most migrants colonists seeking to reach Italia in the central Mediterranean depart from Libya or Tunisia, authorities say an increasing number of traffickers' boats aiming for European shores are plying a route that begins in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
    ...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
    and ends at the southern tip of the Italian peninsula.

    Those rescued from traffickers' unseaworthy rubber dinghies and wooden boats that depart from North Africa are usually taken to Lampedusa, a tiny Italian island, or to ports in Sicily. But those from Turkey are generally taken to Calabria or Puglia in the ``heel'' of the Italian mainland.

    In Roccella Jonica, Red Thingy volunteers early Sunday handed the migrants colonists plastic clogs, blankets, food and protective face masks as part of COVID-19 precautions. Authorities recently set up a tent structure to serve as temporary housing but it's only supposed to hold up to 120 people.

    As of Nov. 12, 57,833 migrants colonists have arrived in Italia by sea so far this year.

    In 2020, more than 31,000 arrived. In 2019, when anti-migrant leader Matteo Salvini used his post as interior minister to try to thwart charity boats from disembarking people they rescued at sea, just under 10,000 arrived.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

    #1  Italian Coast Guard
    Aye, Giuseppe,
    there is another one of those
    "I can't swim", Egyptian fishermen - Over There >>>>


    What say you, We go get'm or see if he know how to swim ?
    Posted by: Heriberto Bumble3673 || 11/15/2021 13:32 Comments || Top||


    Poland is braced for major attack by 'weaponised' migrants from Belarus TONIGHT: New column of desperate Middle East refugees is headed to border after some were ARMED by dictator's troops
    [Daily Mail UK] Poland is braced for a major assault by migrants on its frontier with Belarus tonight after receiving intelligence of a huge build up of enemy troops.

    Polish Border Force guards claim their Belarusian counterparts are issuing the thousands of stranded migrants with instructions, equipment and weapons to force their way into the EU.

    The attack is believed to be planned for frontier at Kuznica, one of two main crossing points from Poland to Belarus.

    A spokesman for the Polish Border Force told MailOnline: 'After a 'quiet' night in the vicinity of the camp in Kuznica, we are currently observing that more groups of armed officers of Belarusian services are located in the place.

    'We are noticing a commotion among migrants. There is also a TV broadcast van.'

    He added: 'Some tents are starting to disappear. Migrants get instructions, equipment and gas from Belarusian services.

    'You can see that the Belarus side is getting ready today for a big attempt at crossing the border.

    'Our forces are ready for action.'

    It comes after the Polish Border Force said Belarusian soldiers engineered two mass migrant incursions into Poland last night in which some 77 people were detained and deported.

    An estimated 150 others evaded capture and are now seeking sanctuary in the EU state.
    I hope the answer they’re given is not just no, but Hell No! Anyone forcibly invading should lose any right to asylum or anything except imprisonment until they’re forcibly ejected.
    Posted by: Grains Thoth4833 || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Migrants/Illegal Immigrants

    #1  Armed are they? I wonder how many FBI Wagner Group 'agent provocateurs' are numbered among the migrant throng.

    Asymmetric warfare, there as well as here.

    Posted by: Besoeker || 11/15/2021 0:47 Comments || Top||

    #2  All because of EU sanctions on Belarus?
    For what? To what end?
    Punishing ordinary people and plunging Europe into another pointless war?

    Our elites are retarded.

    CHINA is the military and economic threat.

    MIGRATION from the South is the existential threat. Migration by Africa's surplus millions into Europe and the US -- eventually totalling hundreds of millions. This is by far the biggest danger our democracies face in this century.

    And these shitheads are picking fights with their brother Europeans. Utterly insane.

    Is there any other species in the animal kingdom that dies this in the face of external danger?
    Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/15/2021 1:08 Comments || Top||

    #3  Killed them if they cross the border.
    Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 11/15/2021 7:04 Comments || Top||

    #4  Why is it OK for Belarus to start a war, Ferret? And to use Muslim colonists to do so?
    Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/15/2021 8:16 Comments || Top||

    #5  My prayer is we stay out of it.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 11/15/2021 8:22 Comments || Top||

    #6  It's of course not OK. Lukashenka is a deranged asshole. Putin is not a nice person.

    But the EU's hypocrisy is making a bad situation worse. These flaming assholes forced everyone they could -- not just their own unwilling publics but sovereign states like Hungary -- to follow their mad, suicidal policy of bring in literally millions of young Muslim and African men with no vetting at all ... and now the lunatics who foisted this madness are criticizing Lukashenka for promoting Muslim immigration?

    Does this make any f--king sense at all?
    Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/15/2021 8:24 Comments || Top||

    #7  Well, it makes less sense to you because you don't realize that the EUniks and Lukashenka/Putin are in cahoots and only pretending to fight. It's like the Molotov/Ribbentroff Pact, only more retarded. They'll both try to grind Poland up between them and pretend to be fighting each other at the same time.
    Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 11/15/2021 12:06 Comments || Top||

    #8  Tradition!

    I think I have four different books covering four different times this exact strategy has been employed, dating back to when the Tatars ran the plains.

    The EU can be for it, because it forces Poland to accept immigrants and bend the knee. Rus can be a bit like Mexico, in that if the immigrants are going there, they won't be staying here.

    There has been a considerable peer pressure offensive against East Europe, especially Poland. Remember when Blinken was so focused on creating a lawsuit against Poland that State basically blew-off the Afghan withdrawal.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/15/2021 13:41 Comments || Top||


    Two die in Albania drive by shooting
    Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
    [REGNUM] On November 13, in Tirana, unknown persons killed two people. This is reported by the Albanian TV channel TopChannel.

    Malefactors from a machine gun riddled an Audi car in the Astir microdistrict at about 19:30 local time.

    According to recent reports, two people were killed, 32-year-old Erigers M. and 26-year-old Armand D .

    After the murder, a burnt Toyota car was found in the Tumana microdistrict, it is suspected that it belonged to the killers.

    The license plates of the car were stolen.


    Posted by: badanov || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


    Suspected IS sympathizer tries to escape French prison with bedsheets
    [IsraelTimes] Detainee who reportedly traveled to Syria to join terror group, digs a hole in her cell’s wall and rappels down before being caught

    French prison guards thwarted an escape attempt from the Gay Paree region’s second-largest jail on Sunday, with French media identifying the would-be escapee as a suspected 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....
    sympathizer who dug a hole in the wall of her cell and rappelled out on knotted sheets.

    The Justice Ministry said the prisoner was caught Sunday morning.

    Guards immediately inspected all of the women’s cells at the Fresnes prison to ensure that other prisoners were accounted for, and an investigation was opened, the ministry said.

    It gave no other details.

    Broadcaster La Belle France Info said the detainee was jugged
    Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
    after she traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

    It said motion detectors alerted guards that she had beat feet from her cell, after she climbed down on bedsheets through a hole.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

    #1  Tell me again how that's going to work ?
    Posted by: Woodrow Glusock4581 || 11/15/2021 18:29 Comments || Top||


    The Grand Turk
    Israeli reporter detained on air in Turkey while covering couple held in custody
    Definitely a case of insult to Turkey’s amour propre.
    [IsraelTimes] Israeli officials believe the coming 48 hours will be critical in seeking to secure the release of an Israeli couple detained in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
    ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
    after photographing a presidential palace, according to television reports.
    That’d be Natalie and Mordi Oknin, city bus drivers, who snapped their cameras just as the Turks reached peak mad about being laughed at for setting 200 government agents to follow 15 Arab spies for an entire year under the mistaken impression that they were Mossad agents.
    Channel 13 news says officials believe that if not the saga is not resolved in the next two days, the couple could remain in Ottoman Turkish custody for years.

    The network also reports that other Israelis have been snapping photos of the palace in Istanbul without incident. And a Ottoman Turkish journalist tells Channel 12 that thousands of people would be facing espionage charges if taking pictures of the palace is considered to be an act of spying.

    A separate report by Channel 12 news quotes unnamed diplomatic officials saying they have been unable to get a response from Turkey on the matter.

    Earlier, a Channel 13 news news hound was detained while broadcasting live from Turkey. The news hound, Ali Mograbi, was later released.

    Mograbi says it was noticeable that coppers were tailing him all day.

    When he started a live broadcast in the street they came and told him to stop. They then took him and made sure he deleted all the photos he had taken before releasing him and telling him not to leave the hotel, he says.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


    Iraq
    Iraqi security forces conclude Hamrin Mountain operation against ISIS
    [Rudaw] Iraqi security forces on Sunday concluded a two-day inspection and destruction operation against 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) on Hamrin Mountain within Diyala province, a process that included seizure of equipment and closure of tunnels.

    "Diyala Operation Command began implementing the second phase of the Hamrin mountain range inspection," the Iraqi defense ministry said on Facebook. According to the statement, Major General Raad Mahmoud supervised the operation.

    A statement from Iraqi Security Media Cell published on Facebook said that 18 ISIS hideouts were destroyed, 32 bombs were handled, 11 villages and orchards were cleared and 10 rockets, in addition to other equipment and explosives, were seized.

    State media reported that the operation was carried out by the Iraqi army, police, Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF, or Hashd al-Shaabi) with the support of air forces, army aviation and the coalition.

    In a statement published by Iraq’s Security Media Cell on Telegram, the PMF said they destroyed Aisha military camp, which they report ISIS used as a shelter in Diyala province. According to the statement, the PMF seized medical supplies and equipment over an estimated 150 kilometers that were cleaned and inspected.

    PMF conducted a large security operation on five fronts in the Hamrin mountain range earlier this month, PMF commander for Diyala operations Talib al-Moussawi told state media.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


    Israel-Palestine-Jordan
    IDF changes live-fire regulations, allowing troops to shoot at thieves, smugglers
    Posted by: Skidmark || 11/15/2021 07:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Turning out troops to act as police?
    Posted by: Skidmark || 11/15/2021 18:32 Comments || Top||


    Syria-Lebanon-Iran
    Villages without water for one year in Syria's Raqqa
    [NPASYRIA] Ibrahim al-Ali, a resident of the village of Abu Wahl, 37 km east of Raqqa, northern Syria, drives his car to bring drinking water from an irrigation canal to his home, after the water station that was feeding his village and other nearby villages has been broken down since last year.

    Residents of the villages of Abu Wahl, al-Tarifawi and Mleihan, east of Raqqa, are facing a complete interruption of drinking water as a result of a malfunction in the Abu Wahl water pumping station.

    The station is located on an irrigation canal coming from the Euphrates River that used to irrigate these villages, but it has been suspended since last year due to an electrical failure.

    Residents of the villages that were irrigated by the station suffer from traveling long distances to fetch water from the irrigation canal, while others buy it at exorbitant sums.

    There are about 500 families in the three villages suffer from water shortage.

    HARDSHIP AND EXTRA BURDEN
    Al-Ali added that he has a car, which he uses it to fetch water despite the hardship and fatigue since last year, but those who do not have an alternative will have to buy it at exorbitant prices.

    The problem of water outage does not affect the residents only, but also the livestock, as they constantly need water, al-Ali noted.

    Despite the numerous appeals and complaints made by the villagers to the water unit to repair the station, but nothing changed.

    Last year, the station was working for a few hours that did not fully meet the needs of its beneficiaries due to the lack of electricity.

    Al-Ali believes that connecting a service power line to the station after repairing its generator will make water permanently available to all residents of the three villages.

    Khalil al-Muhammad, a resident of the village of Mleihan, 40 km east of Raqqa, said the families of his village have been facing difficulty in securing water since the station stopped, "The water is not safe for drinking and some cannot afford it and get clean water from other sources."

    Some of the children in the three villages suffered from intestinal diseases resulting from the use of unsafe water they bring from the canal, or they buy it from tankers that are filled without filtering and sterilization, according to residents.

    Since last winter, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
    ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
    has reduced the flow of the Euphrates River towards Syrian territory, which has increased life problems and popular discontent in areas that depend on the river for drinking water and for irrigating agricultural lands.

    Residents of the villages that were irrigated by the station are forced to buy drinking water from tankers at a price of 1,300 Syrian pounds per barrel, according to al-Muhammad.

    He pointed out that he used to buy a barrel of water (220 liters) four months ago for 500 SYP, but with the increase in fuel prices, he is now buying it for 1,400 SYP (about $0.40).

    Al-Muhammad hopes that the water unit will find a quick solution to ease the burden on the people who do not have access to water, "they face difficulty in affording water on a regular basis with daily necessities, especially after the deteriorating economic situation in Syria."

    ONLY PROMISES, NO REAL ACTS
    Adnan al-Hazbar, official at the Hamrat and Karamah water unit of the Water Company in the Raqqa Civil Council, said the pump was working according to the hours of power delivery to the village, which ranged between one and two hours a day.

    The power capacity that reached the station via the main lines was weak, which led to a malfunction.

    Al-Hazbar added to North Press that there is a study for a project to install a service electric line for the pump.

    The implementation of the project will start next week, and its completion period will be 20 days, according to the Hamrat and Karamah Water Unit.

    Al-Hazbar indicated that if the station resumes service, it will operate continuously throughout the day.
    Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


    New batch of detainees released by government in Syria's Daraa
    [NPASYRIA] On Sunday, a new batch of detainees from Daraa governorate, south Syria, was released by Syrian government security forces.

    "Twenty detainees from Daraa were released in the Daraa Provincial Council hall," North Press reported local sources.

    The ceremony of releasing the detainees was attended by the head of the security and military committee in the southern region, Major General Mufid Hassan, the Secretary of the Daraa branch of the Baath Party Hussein al-Rifai, and the governor of Daraa, Marwan Sharbak, in addition to a number of Russian military coppers, the sources added.

    Fifteen detainees, including six not from Daraa, were released by the Syrian security forces on November 7.

    This is the fifth batch of those released from Daraa governorate, under the name of "honored" by Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
    Horror of Homs...
    .
    Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


    Turkey suspends attacking northeast Syria
    [NPASYRIA] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
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    has suspended its potential military operation against northeast Syria, as a result of the continued Russian and American refusal and the absence of any consensus in this regard.

    Well-informed diplomatic Ottoman Turkish sources told The New Arab about the expected Ottoman Turkish military operation in new areas in Syria and its indications.
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


    Syrian government shelling of opposition-held areas in Idlib injures four
    [NPASYRIA] On Sunday, four people were maimed in artillery shelling carried out by Syrian government forces on the opposition factions-held areas east of Idlib, northwest Syria.

    "The government forces bombed the towns of al-Ruwaiha and Taftanaz, south and east of Idlib," North press reported sources in the Civil Defense (White Helmets) of the opposition.

    "Four people in the town of Taftanaz were maimed with varying severity injuries, where they were taken to nearby medical points for treatment," the sources added.

    North Press, however, was unable to verify the validity of the information from other sources.

    Earlier today, the government forces, stationed in the town of Kafranbel and its checkpoints, bombed the faction’s positions in the villages and towns of al-Fatira, Kafr Oweid, Sfuhen, Kansafra and Fleifel in Zawiya Mountain, south of Idlib, with heavy artillery and rockets, North Press reported military sources in the opposition.

    The bombardment hit the opposition moves near al-Sermaniyah and Dweir al-Akrad, west of Hama, in addition to areas in Jabal al-Akrad north of Latakia.

    For months, areas in Syria’s northwest have been witnessing mutual shelling between parties to the conflict in different areas amid news on government military reinforcements to different areas in the region.

    Although the de-escalation zone in northwest Syria is subject to a Russian-Ottoman Turkish ceasefire agreement signed in March 2020, the area witnesses frequent mutual bombardment despite the entry of the ceasefire into force.
    Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


    Tribal infighting kills child in Syria's Deir ez-Zor
    [NPASYRIA] On Sunday, a little girl died of her injury from a stray bullet as a result of a family quarrel in the town of al-Shuhail, 40 km east of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria.

    "A 14-year-old girl lost her life by stray bullets during a quarrel between al-Hassan and al-Khababsa families in the town," North Press reported a local source in al-Shuhail.

    The girl was found in a farmland near her house, where she was bleeding and lost her life, the source added.

    On Sunday afternoon, a clash took place between the two families due to an old dispute, in which machine guns and RPG-7s were used, according to the same source.

    The wise men and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were called for urgent intervention to end the festivities.

    Recently, Deir ez-Zor countryside has witnessed tribe-based family quarrels and fights, which caused more deaths and injuries.

    Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


    Terror Networks
    Hezbollah planned to murder Israeli in Colombia to avenge Soleimani
    [Times of Israel] Target said to have been ex-diplomat and intelligence operative; Mossad officials reportedly visit country amid fears of rising terror activity.

    Hezbollah planned to assassinate an Israeli national in Bogota as part of an operation that also targeted Americans to avenge the January 2020 killing of Iranian al-Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleimani, a Colombian newspaper reported Sunday.

    The El Tiempo newspaper said the Israeli targeted by the Lebanese terror group was a former intelligence officer who had been stationed in the city as a member of the diplomatic corps, then opened a company involved in the import and sale of surveillance cameras and technology.
    Another Israeli businessman? That’s who they intended to target in Cyprus, too.
    The report, citing unnamed sources in Colombia’s military intelligence services, said Israel’s Mossad security service discovered that the businessman had been spied on at a number of locations.

    The Colombian daily said an intelligence dossier on the matter, including information provided by Mossad, indicated that in addition to the Israeli, members of a US delegation in the city were also under surveillance by the terror group.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 11/15/2021 07:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

    #1  Mossad has been rolling them up recently. Congratulations all around, guys!
    Posted by: trailing wife || 11/15/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

    #2  An interesting datum to stack up on the Venezuelan politicians who compare Colombia to Israel.
    Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 11/15/2021 15:09 Comments || Top||


    Two Hezbollah members arrested in Colombia, says defense minister
    [Twitter]


    Two members of the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist organization were arrested in Colombia two months ago, Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano revealed in an interview with the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo on Sunday.

    Molano stated that in several meetings Colombian officials have held with different intelligence agencies, "there are concerns about the presence of Hezbollah in Venezuela and its relationship with terrorist groups and their financing," according to El Tiempo.

    Concerning the two Hezbollah-backed criminals who were arrested and deported from Colombia, Molano said that they intended to commit a "criminal act" in the country.

    El Tiempo additionally reported on Sunday that a former intelligence agent, who had been assigned until recently to the Israeli diplomatic team in Colombia, realized he was being spied on by Hezbollah in Bogota, with information collected by foreign agents, including the Mossad, indicating that the terrorist group had been spying on the agent throughout his daily routine.

    Colombian authorities were notified that there were indications that the agent, who had opened an import and marketing company for surveillance cameras and technology, was a target for assassination.

    The agent was evacuated to Tel Aviv in a secret operation, according to El Tiempo, with the report on the incident stating that he wasn't the only individual being monitored by Hezbollah. A number of high-profile foreigners in the country were reportedly potential targets for the group.

    Posted by: 3dc || 11/15/2021 01:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah



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