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Good Morning

Trump says he is canceling his Jan. 6 news conference
Wednesday January 5th, 2022

Adrienne Dore 5674c255e1
18-year-old woman admits to killing off-duty Cleveland cop during carjacking: prosecutor
Police Storm Bandits Den In Zamfara, Rescue Two-month-old Baby, 96 Other Victims
Nigeria's Ruling Party, All Progressives Congress, Accuses Rival, Peoples Democratic Party Of Being Behind Banditry In Zamfara
South-East Governor Behind Recruitment Of Fulani Into Ebubeagu, Rape Of Igbo Women, IPOB Alleges
Bandits Strike Kaduna Again, Kill Seven Family Members, 17 Others
US Forces Shoot Down Two Bomb Drones Approaching Facility In Iraq
Baltimore City recorded 337 homicides in 2021, marking its seventh consecutive year of over 300 homicides

Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 10:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She looks spunky.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/05/2022 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Queen of the Cinder Blocks
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/05/2022 11:24 Comments || Top||

#3  That's LA, Baby!
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/05/2022 11:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Lamented a frustrated date,
"Los Angeles ladies, why hate?"
And nothing could calm
That disconsolate palm,
Isolated, irate, with no mate.
Posted by: Bigfoot Phater5943 || 01/05/2022 20:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Kinda cute, but might be pic resolution.
Posted by: Shiva Protector of the Hohlraums || 01/05/2022 21:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Kinda cute, but might be pic resolution.
Posted by: Shiva Protector of the Hohlraums || 01/05/2022 21:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Argh!
Posted by: Shiva Protector of the Hohlraums || 01/05/2022 21:15 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
18-year-old woman admits to killing off-duty Cleveland cop during carjacking: prosecutor
[NYPOST] An 18-year-old Ohio woman charged with killing an off-duty Cleveland, kept in touch with the world by Obamaphone,
...was ruled by a Democrat machine from 1942 through 1971. After the river caught fire during the administration of Carl Stokes they tried a Republican, then went back to being Democrats when the party hacked up Dennis Kucinich ...
cop during a New Year’s Eve carjacking has admitted to the slaying, a prosecutor said Monday.

Tamara Unique McLoyd, of Garfield Heights, confessed to fatally shooting Officer Shane Bartek, 25, at an apartment complex on Cleveland’s West Side, where the cop who joined the department in 2019 was shot twice in the back during an ambush Friday, Cleveland.com reported.

McLoyd, who was charged with aggravated murder, told Sherlocks following her arrest early Saturday that she shot Bartek, Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Jose Torres told a judge during her first court appearance Monday.

McLoyd "ambushed" Bartek and shot him after he tried to fight back during an ensuing struggle, according to police and court records cited by the outlet.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [282 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Hope she enjoys the next sixty or seventy years of street cred she's gonna have at Lucasville.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/05/2022 6:18 Comments || Top||

#2  She doesn't look Unique
Posted by: Frank G || 01/05/2022 6:45 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 She doesn't look Unique
Posted by Frank G 2022-01-05 06:45|| 2022-01-05 06:45|| Front Page ||Comments Top


...Brother, that's a hard 18.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/05/2022 7:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Like something from a Gauguin painting: Spirit of Death, Glaring
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/05/2022 11:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Zulu.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 01/05/2022 13:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Thanatos
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 01/05/2022 17:50 Comments || Top||

#7  It's racism! Hey, Kunta Kinte,
Nat Turner, Sojourner, Kehinde!
"I'm black and I'm proud..."
But that isn't allowed,
And now every damned day is a Dinday.
Posted by: Bigfoot Phater5943 || 01/05/2022 20:00 Comments || Top||

#8  The two executed the female cop as she was begging for her life.
Posted by: Clater Thelet2575 || 01/05/2022 21:37 Comments || Top||

#9  Shane.

Past hour's earworm: Dindi
Posted by: Bigfoot Phater5943 || 01/05/2022 23:59 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Taliban to include suicide bombers in their army
[Khaama] Sounds legit by Geneva Convention
Is this an effective tactic?
Officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said that they will create a special battalion of suicide attackers to be part of their future army.

Deputy Minister of information and culture and spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid said that the battalion will be part of their special forces and will be active under Defense Ministry.

Zabiullah Mujahid said that the battalion will be used during special operations.

About women and former officers in the Taliban’s army, Mujahid acknowledged that women will be recruited based on need, and specialists of the previous Afghan army will also be given a part in the future army.

Earlier, the defense ministry of IEA had said that they are working on building a 100,000-member army that will be fully equipped.

The IEA had reportedly deployed suicide attackers to Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan but the news has not been confirmed officially.

Suicide attackers had been one of the most successful techniques of the Taliban in the past two decades both against Americans and Afghan security forces.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1  The org structure must be very flat. I mean, how do you gain enough experience for promotion?
Posted by: Bunyip || 01/05/2022 4:13 Comments || Top||

#2  #1 The org structure must be very flat. I mean, how do you gain enough experience for promotion?
Posted by: Bunyip 2022-01-05 04:13


...I have a feeling the turnover is all in the lower ranks.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 01/05/2022 6:06 Comments || Top||

#3  But it has a pension program that's to die for.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/05/2022 7:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Brings up or out to a whole new meaning.
Posted by: Sheter the Lesser9291 || 01/05/2022 7:23 Comments || Top||

#5  "Close formation!, March!"
"Watch it, Abdullah! You're gonna trip me"
*BOOM*
Posted by: Frank G || 01/05/2022 7:37 Comments || Top||

#6  The org structure must be very flat. I mean, how do you gain enough experience for promotion?

Most likely the purest Peter Principle in action.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/05/2022 10:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Where would you pin the Service Medals?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/05/2022 11:56 Comments || Top||

#8  Everywhere and nowhere; sort of a Schrodinger's Bronze Crescent.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/05/2022 13:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Reminded me of the Uruk-Hai Berserker named Morflak, who blew up the "culvert" at Helm's Deep.
Posted by: Creater Speaking for Boskone3991 || 01/05/2022 15:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Apropos of nothing:
You know, Monty Python had a skit about "Her Majesty's Suicide Highlanders".
Posted by: ed in texas || 01/05/2022 21:37 Comments || Top||


Taliban deny skirmish with Turkmenistan's border guards
[Khaama] Getting frisky with the neighbors. Thanks, Brandon!
Foreign ministry of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan denied armed engagement between the Taliban and Turkmenistan border guards in northern Jawzjan province.

Spokesperson of the ministry Abdul Qahar Balkhi in a series of twitter posts said that rumors about skirmishes between the two countries’ border police are untrue.

"There is no issue between Afghanistan and our neighbor nations Turkmenistan and we want positive relations with all countries." Reads a Twitter post.

Balkhi in the Tweet said that the IEA is seeking positive relations with all countries including Turkmenistan through diplomatic means.

In the meantime, the spokesperson said that recent conflict between Afghan and Pakistani border guards in different provinces is an issue that needs to be negotiated upon.

He added that diplomatic means for resolving the issue with Pakistan will soon be undertaken.

It comes a day after Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that they want to resolve recent conflicts with the Taliban through diplomatic means.

Border guards the Taliban recently destroyed Pakistan’s barbed wire on Durand Line in three provinces.
Author
Posted by: Frank G || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA


Africa Horn
Kenyan police make arrests after six killed in grisly attack
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Kenyan police said Tuesday they had made four arrests following a brutal attack in a coastal region bordering Somalia that left six people dead and homes in ashes.

One man was beheaded and five were shot or burned to death in the assault on a village in Lamu County which began late Sunday.

The Lamu region has suffered violent mostly peaceful incursions by al-Shabaab
...... Somalia's version of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...

and local authorities initially suspected the Somalia-based Death Eaters were behind the attack, though did not rule out other motives.

There has not yet been any claim of responsibility and police said investigations so far suggested a land dispute could be at play.

"The investigation is progressing on well and so far four people are in jug. More arrests will follow," National Police front man Bruno Shioso told AFP.

"So far it has been established that the attack is linked to local disputes on land," he said, adding such incidents were not uncommon in the area.

He said police were investigating whether a separate killing on Monday evening roughly 60 kilometers (37 miles) away was connected.

Police said the assailants in the earlier attack stabbed and beheaded a local elder and razed his home, and rubbed out another man whose body was found on a roadside nearby.

The corpses of four other men burned beyond recognition were found with their hands bound in another location, according to a police report seen by AFP.

Several houses were also found torched and bullet casings recovered, the report said.

Lamu, which includes the popular tourist beach destination of Lamu Island, lies close to the Somali frontier and al-Shabaab has staged cross-border attacks in the coastal region.

In January 2020, the al-Qaeda-linked Death Eaters stormed a US military base in Lamu, destroying several aircraft and killing three Americans.

Al-Shabaab have targeted Kenya in retaliation for Nairobi sending troops into Somalia in 2011 as part of an African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
force to oust the bad boys.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  such incidents were not uncommon in the area. Chicago.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/05/2022 0:23 Comments || Top||


Hundreds Rally in Sudan against Military Rule as Security Tightens
Only hundreds? Not long ago it was tens of thousands.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian Government Obtains Clearance To Deploy US Tucano Jets Against Bandits
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Banditti


Bandits Strike Kaduna Again, Kill Seven Family Members, 17 Others
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Gunmen suspected to be bandidos have attacked Sabon Birnin Birnin village in the Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State leaving dead seven members of the same family.

Meanwhile,
...back at the cheese factory, all the pieces finally fell together in Fluffy's mind...
some residents said the incident occurred on Monday night when the bandidos in their large numbers invaded the community and started shooting sporadically, killing the family members in the process.

Police authorities are, however, yet to respond to the incident.

The incident has, however, caused a mass exodus of residents from the area due to fear of being attacked or killed by marauding bandidos, a community leader, Bello Musa, said.

He, however, appealed to the Federal Government to deploy more troops to Igabi and other troubled zones in Kaduna State in order to protect the people from further attacks.

The button men carried a similar attack on 13 other villages in Kerawa ward in the Igabi local government area, killing no fewer than 17 people.

According to a resident of the community, the attacks were carried out simultaneously in the villages.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Banditti


Police Storm Bandits Den In Zamfara, Rescue Two-month-old Baby, 96 Other Victims
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Barely 24 hours after a kingpin of banditry, Bello Turji, freed 52 kidnapped victims, the police have rescued 97 others in Zamfara State.

Those rescued include pregnant women and kiddies between two to seven months old.

The police reportedly stormed the bandidos' den, arrested scores of bandidos and also recovered sophisticated firearms.

Commissioner of Police in Zamfara State, Ayuba Elkanah, disclosed this on Tuesday in Gusau, the state capital.

He said, "At least 97 kidnapped victims including seven pregnant women, 19 babies and 16 children were rescued unconditionally.

"The breakdown of number of recued victims in each of the two local government areas are enumerated below.

"An extensive pressure was mounted as a result of the ongoing military operation around the camp of a notorious bandit’s kingpin known as Bello Turji that covers Shinkafi, Zurmi and Birnin Magaji local government areas.

"On 3rd January, 2022, police operatives deployed at Shinkafi axis received an intelligence report that some kidnapped victims were seen stranded in the bush.

"The police operatives in collaboration with genuine repentant bandidos and vigilante swung into action and rescued 68 victims from the forest.

"The victims were in captivity for over three months and they include 33 male adult, seven male children, three female children and 25 women including pregnant/nursing mothers respectively.

"The victims held from Magarya, Maradun, Gusau of Zamfara State and Sabon Birni LGA in Sokoto State.

"On Monday 3rd January, 2022, police operatives deployed in Tsafe axis acted on intelligence report and stormed Kunchin Kalgo forest in Tsafe LGA and rescued 29 kidnapped victims unconditionally.

"The victims were kidnapped for over 60 days from three villages namely; Adarawa, Gana and Bayawuri in Rijiya District of Gusau LGA, they include 25 female including pregnant/nursing mothers and four male children.

"The victims were said to have been kidnapped by a bandidos’ kingpin, Ado Aleru.

"All rescued victims are currently receiving medical treatment from the joint medical teams of the state government and the police."
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Banditti


Arabia
Nearly 200 Dead as Fighting Surges near Yemen's Marib
[An Nahar] About 200 fighters have been killed in fresh festivities near the strategic 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...
i city of Marib, military and medical sources said Tuesday, as the seven-year war witnesses a surge in violence.More than 125 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...
s
were killed in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition and festivities with pro-government forces in Shabwa and al-Bayda provinces, bordering Marib, medical sources told AFP.

The pro-government Giants Brigade, backed by Saudi 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. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century...
and the United Arab Emirates, also lost 70 fighters, Yemeni government sources said. The festivities took place over the past 24 hours.

The Saudi-led coalition has been fighting for nearly seven years in support of Yemen's government against the Huthis, in a conflict that has displaced millions and created the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
As hostilities escalate, the rebels on Monday said they had seized a military ship flying a United Arab Emirates flag. The coalition insisted it was carrying medical supplies.

In September, the rebels intensified their efforts to take Marib, a placid provincial capital which is the government's last northern stronghold.

Recent weeks have seen another spike with Saudi air strikes on rebel territory multiplying, while the Huthis have ramped up missile and drone assaults on the kingdom.

Thirty-nine maimed arrived at Shabwa's Ataq hospital in just one day on Sunday, according to a Medecins Sans Frontieres team that arrived in late December.



Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Saudi airstrikes hit Houthi-controlled camp in Sanaa
[GREATERKASHMIR] The Saudi-led Arab coalition launched Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on a military camp controlled by the 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...
s 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...
's capital Sanaa, the militia-led Saba news agency reported.The airstrikes on Sunday hit the camp in the western part of Sanaa and ambulances were seen rushing to the site, reports Xinhua news agency.

The Houthi media said the airstrikes have caused severe damage to the houses and properties of the citizens, without providing further information.

Meanwhile,
...back at the dirigible, the gondola was dangling by a single thread of rope.

Jack! Cynthia cried. I just realized I'm afraid of heights! I don't even like high heels!...

the coalition said in a statement that its airstrikes destroyed four stores in the military transport camp used by the Houthis for launching bomb-laden drones.

The airstrikes came hours after the coalition said it intercepted and destroyed three explosive-laden drones launched by the Houthis from Yemen toward Saudi 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. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century...
's southern cities.



Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Sweden charges woman with allowing son to fight for IS
[Rudaw] Sweden has charged a woman for allegedly allowing her son to fight for 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....
group as a child soldier in Syria, prosecutors said Tuesday, in the first case of its kind.

The Swedish woman allegedly travelled to Syria in 2013, Sweden's prosecution authority said, a year before the jihadist group declared a "caliphate" in large swathes of the country and neighbouring Iraq.

The 49-year-old stands accused of having allowed her son to fight for gangs, including IS, from the age of 12 to 15.

"The woman is being charged for having made possible that he be recruited and used as a child soldier" from August 2013 to May 2016, it said in a statement.

During that time, he allegedly took part "in hostilities performed by gangs, including the terrorist organization IS".

The boy then died in 2017, it added, without elaborating on the cause of his death.

"This is the first time charges are being brought in Sweden for the war crime of using a child soldier," the prosecution authority said.

The woman, who returned to Sweden in 2020 after the military defeat of the IS proto-state, has denied all charges.

But public prosecutor Reena Devgun said an investigation seemed to indicate otherwise.

It showed that "the son, during the time he lived at home, was educated and trained to partake in the hostilities, and that he had been equipped with military equipment in addition to military weapons and that he was used in battle," she said in a statement.

Public broadcaster SVT said the woman had left Sweden for Syria in 2013 with her five children.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Wow, holding parent(s) accountable.
Imagine that.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/05/2022 8:41 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Why NIA arrested former Congress MLA’s daughter-in-law in an Islamic State case
[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency arrested one Maryam alias Deepti Marla in connection with an 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....
case.

She is the daughter of former Congress MLA the late B M Idinabba. She is married to Idinabba's son, Anas Abdul Rahiman. The NIA team that arrested her comprised DSP, Krishna Kumar, and inspectors, Ajay Singh and Monika Dhikwal.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/05/2022 02:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Two TRF militants killed in Kulgam gunfight: police
[GREATERKASHMIR] Police on Tuesday claimed to have killed two local militants affiliated with The Resistance Front (TRF) outfit at Okay area of south Kashmir's Kulgam district.

The identity of the slain militants was not immediately known.

"#KulgamEncounterUpdate: 01 more #terrorist killed (Total=2). Both the killed terrorists are locals & linked with proscribed #terror outfit LeT/TRF. They were involved in several terror crimes," IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said in a statement.

— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) January 4, 2022

The encounter broke out this morning shortly after security forces cordoned the area following the inputs about the presence of militants there.

Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
Two prominent terrorists arrested in Kirkuk
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

The Security Media Cell revealed that the intelligence agency had arrested two ISIS Death Eaters south of Kirkuk.

The Cell said in a statement that the Death Eaters were arrested in a special operation, in which several security agencies were involved.

According to the statement, the arrestees were working as financial managers for the terrorist organization, and oversaw all its money transactions.

They were also responsible for persuading youth through social media platforms to join ISIS, as by the statement.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


PMF member killed in an ISIS attack in Nineveh
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

A Security Source in Nineveh reported that a terrorist attack targeted one of al-Hashd al-Shaabi's security points, northeast of the governorate.

The source told Shafaq News agency that a PMF member was killed, noting that the PMF forces clashed with the gunnies who fled later to an unknown destination.

In addition, the Security Media Cell said that the military intelligence agency had destroyed an ISIS stronghold south of al-Rutba district.

The Cell said in a statement that it had seized military equipment from the stronghold, pointing that the bomb squads safely dismantled and detonated the bombs they found.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Explosion hits Basra governorate
[SHAFAQ] An explosion rocked Abu al-Khaseeb district, in Basra governorate, a security source reported. The source told Shafaq News agency that preliminary information indicated that the earth-shattering kaboom resulted from a war remnant that blew up today evening. However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
another source revealed to Shafaq News agency that the bomb squads detonated the device, noting that the situation is under control.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


US Forces Shoot Down Two Bomb Drones Approaching Facility In Iraq
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

The United States military on Monday reportedly shot down two armed drones heading towards a facility housing American advisers at the exact airport where drones killed Iranian General, Qassemi Soleimani, two years ago following Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
's orders.

The drones were shot down by the C-RAM defence system, which protects American installations in Iraq, it was learnt.

But there were no reports of damage or injuries from the incident.

However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
no group has grabbed credit for the attack, although one of the wings of the drone had an inscription which read, 'Soleimani's Dire Revenge' painted on it.
Rudaw adds:
"Two fixed-wing drones rigged with explosives were engaged and destroyed by defensive capabilities at the Iraqi Al-Asad Air Base [Ain al-Asad],” the official told AFP.

Located in Anbar province, Ain al-Asad airbase hosts the US-led coalition personnel and Iraqi army troops.

The Iraqi Security Media Cell said the drones were shot down outside the vicinity of the base.

This is the second attack on the coalition in 24 hours. The American troops shot down two explosive-laden drones targeting a compound at Baghdad airport housing its military troops early Monday morning as thousands of people commemorated the second anniversary of the Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad on January 3, 2020.
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Israel downed a drone launched by Lebanon’s Hezbollah group which crossed over into Israel
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Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Heh, crossed over. Just wandered over the line, I guess.
We're poor little drones who have lost our way,
Bah, bah, bah.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/05/2022 19:21 Comments || Top||

#2  "Covid negative, so we're cool, right?"
Posted by: Frank G || 01/05/2022 20:37 Comments || Top||


Dozens of Palestinians injured as occupation storms Aqabat Jaber camp
[SANA.SY] Dozens of Paleostinians were maimed on Tuesday during the Israeli occupation forces’ storming of Aqabat Jaber camp, south of Jericho in the West Bank.Wafa News Agency reported that the occupation forces stormed the camp and attacked the Paleostinians by firing bullets and poison gas canisters, injuring nine of them while dozens suffered suffocation.

The occupation forces continue their aggressive practices against the Paleostinians by attacking them in their cities and villages with the aim of displacing them and seizing and Judaizing their lands.



Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: PLO


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Indonesian Forces Gun Down Suspected Pro-IS Militant in Central Sulawesi Mountains
[BenarNews] Indonesian security forces on Tuesday rubbed out a suspected member of a pro-Islamic State
His death brought the number of suspected members of the Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT) down to three men, according to officials.
...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....
Death Eater group who was accused of taking part in beheading locals in Central Sulawesi province, officials said.

The suspect, identified as Ahmad Gazali, was killed during a shootout at a village in the mountains of Parigi Moutong regency, police said.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Lebanese Lira Hits Record Low of 30,000 to a Dollar
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Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


UAV attack targets Iranian-backed military groups in Deir Ezzor
[SHAFAQ] Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) targeted sites affiliated with Iranian-backed military groups in al-Ashara desert (Badiya) in Deir Ezzor's eastern countryside, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Tuesday.

The war watchdog said that loud explosions were heard from the vicinity of Mazar Ain Ali farms near the village of al-Qurya in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The territory is known to be a stronghold of Iranian-backed paramilitary groups in the western Euphrates area.

The attack was carried out by UAVs that belong to an unidentified party, and the Global Coalition warplanes are roaming the airspace of the area, SOHR added.
Posted by: Fred || 01/05/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies



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