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Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrest high-ranking ISIS official in Fallujah
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Houthi militia killed at least 70 83 100+ soldiers and wounded 150 more
Al Ahram adds:
A medical source at a Marib city hospital, where the casualties were transported, said that 83 soldiers were killed and 148 injured in the strike.

Death tolls in Yemen's grinding conflict are often disputed, but the huge casualty list in Marib represents one of the bloodiest single attacks since the war erupted in 2014 when the rebels seized Sanaa.

The drone and missile strike came a day after coalition-backed government forces launched a large-scale operation against the Houthis in the Nihm region, north of Sanaa. Fighting in Nihm was ongoing on Sunday, a military source said according to the official Saba news agency.

"Dozens from the (Houthi) militia were killed and injured," the source added.
Subsequently from The Times of Israel:
“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack on a mosque by the Huthi militias… which left more than 100 dead and dozens injured,” the Yemeni foreign ministry said on Twitter.

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  they sure showed us
Posted by: Chris || 01/20/2020 10:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Two fer one?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/20/2020 11:02 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Honduran migrants clash with Mexican troops blocking the 2,500-strong US-bound caravan on a bridge at Guatemalan border as hundreds of guards line the banks of the river to prevent crossing
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Scuffles broke out at the bridge spanning the Suchiate River between Mexico and Guatemala on Saturday

  • Honduran migrants waved their country's flag and sang the national anthem as they approached the bridge
  • If you love it so much - stay there and STFU
  • At the height of the confrontation, Guatemalan authorities say 2,500 migrants were on the bridge

  • Scores of people who entered Guatemala from Honduras in recent days have been arriving at the Mexican border, testing the resolve of Mexico to heed US demands to contain migrant flows

  • Hundreds of guardsmen also lined the river to prevent migrants from crossing into Mexico clandestinely

  • The latest exodus from Honduras has been accompanied by US border agents.
Mexico's National Migration Institute said via Twitter on Saturday that it had reinforced multiple points along the country's southern border to assure 'safe, orderly and regular immigration.' It also said it was using drones to monitor the region.

Interior Minister Olga Sanchez said earlier this week that the migrants would not be granted safe conduct passes.

About 400 of the migrants who entered Guatemala since Wednesday have been returned to their countries of origin, according to a statement issued by the Guatemalan government.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/20/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Imagine that - Mexico taking an active interest in stopping illegal migration! Whatever could have gotten into them?
Posted by: SteveS || 01/20/2020 1:15 Comments || Top||

#2  The migrants are desperate - they must get to USA in time to vote in 2020 elections.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/20/2020 1:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Greenland is off the table, but what if we simply buy Honduras and convert it into a luxury hotel complex. Then we can employ the potential migrants as gardeners, maids, clerks and leaf blowers. Save 'em a lot of money on shoe leather and bus fare.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/20/2020 1:53 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ Works in Herndon, VA. and vicinity.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/20/2020 1:55 Comments || Top||

#5  At the height of the confrontation, Guatemalan authorities say 2,500 migrants were on the bridge

Should have blown the bridge at that point.
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/20/2020 9:23 Comments || Top||

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Heavily armed protesters in bullet proof vests descend on Richmond gun rally as Virginia governor declares a state of emergency and hundreds line up with their weapons to stand against Democrats' proposed reform
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] latest update as of 1:43 p.m. ET. Check out the photos at the link — lots of guns, but also lots of headcams and visible unit identifiers. Antifa threatened to come out in support of the protesters, but they do not appear to have showed up.
  • The rally drew thousands to Virginia's Capitol on Monday after weeks of fervent anticipation

  • Hundreds had already started lining up hours before the scheduled start, some with their weapons

  • It began at 11am, with crowds pouring in to Capitol Square for the event , and was over before 1pm

  • Protesters were not allowed to bring guns into the actual event and everyone is being screened

  • There were speakers inside the event including prominent Republicans and heroes who have brought down gunmen at attempted mass shootings

  • Militia bosses feared the protest could still turn violent despite the enormous police and security presence

  • Six alleged neo-Nazis were arrested in the run-up to it and the FBI is still combing through threats

  • Ralph Northam, Virginia's Governor, declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the event
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/20/2020 10:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There's some scuttlebutt that Antifa will carry out a false-flag operation. Folks with MAGA-wear to attack Anti-Gun protesters.

Don't know how true, but wouldn't put it past them.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/20/2020 10:45 Comments || Top||

#2  I don't go to protests as a participant or a spectator. I have looked at body cams as an accessory to use in potentially dicey situations, but they all have to be worn in a way where they are easily seen or camouflaged in a way that won't really fool anybody. Someone needs to make one with the actual sensor and lens on a stalk so you can pocket the bulk of the device and have the lens peek out from your collar or some such. If enough of these were floating around, "false flag" would get a lot harder to pull and the blowback when the video got around would change the equation relating to trying such stunts. Perhaps...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/20/2020 10:54 Comments || Top||

#3  There's some scuttlebutt that Antifa will carry out a false-flag operation.

Wouldn't put it past them...most likely at the instigation of the governor...just like Charlottesville. I'm all for the NRA and gun rights, even though I don't own one. But events like these are magnets for troublemakers. Wouldn't it be better just to challenge Virginia's new laws in court?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/20/2020 11:32 Comments || Top||

#4  I live near Richmond, and I presume it's true, #1 Mullah Richard. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Ralfie is one of the instigators (not that I'm stupid enough to actually make an accusation, though it's not illegal - YET - to speculate). >:-(

That said, I'm not going anywhere near the state Capital, (1) because I worked for the Legislature long enough to detest the whole mess of them - Legislature, Governor, etc.; and (2) since I'm retired [I used to work downtown not too far from the Capital/legislative buildings], I don't plan to cross the city/county line EVER again. I'm not nearly as dumb as I look.
Posted by: Barbara || 01/20/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||

#5  ...well, did they give up teaching in VA schools about the last time the governor and legislature decided they didn't need the US Constitution?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/20/2020 11:51 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ If the NYT's idiotic "1619 Project" authors have their way, they will replace a factual and sophisticated account of US history with long screeds about how everything in our history, north or south, pre-Eli Whitney or after 1863, literally everything can be reduced to the universal American desire to preserve and extend slavery.

Including the Revolution.
Posted by: Lex || 01/20/2020 12:04 Comments || Top||

#7  It's 5 minutes past noon in Virginia. Just checked the TV and they're showing a HUGE (YUGE?) crowd covering several blocks in all directions beginning to break up (guess the rally was scheduled to end at noon); apparently lots of people outside the fencing brought along their (legal, non-concealed) rifles, etc. - the TV "reporter" kept remarking on it (poor bay-bee).

Guess Ralfie, et al., didn't get what they wanted. Ain't that just too bad. :-D
Posted by: Barbara || 01/20/2020 12:18 Comments || Top||

#8  It is important to make a point. To make sure that people like Northam know that you are not intimidated, and that you will not back down because of threats or harassment. Court challenges are great and absolutely essential, but protests and confrontation are just as essential. As is arguing back when confronted. Never give in.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 01/20/2020 12:34 Comments || Top||

#9  Re #3: Not when the courts are packed by/with Dems. .

The protesters' appeal of their suit against Gov Blackface's "Emergency" declaration being denied by one court was thrown out "because the lower court didn't do it's job". Lose/lose.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/20/2020 12:43 Comments || Top||

#10  Stolen from Instapundit commenters (hope this works):

Posted by: Barbara || 01/20/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||

#11  Guess #10 didn't work (pfui).
Posted by: Barbara || 01/20/2020 12:59 Comments || Top||

#12  WRSA has a lot of coverage of the festivities in Richmond.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/20/2020 13:19 Comments || Top||

#13  The Bee is on it

Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally
Posted by: Beavis || 01/20/2020 13:57 Comments || Top||

#14  I see the Mail had their A team on this, what with the armored vehicle having a 'sun roof' and the Barrett .50 being retroactively 'an IRA favorite'. I rather liked the black guy who proclaimed he was the governor and was attending in black face and told the crowd to make a hole for his white privilege. That and the sign that said, 'I'drather be an American than democrat'.
Posted by: Cesare || 01/20/2020 14:17 Comments || Top||

#15  Fixed it, Barbara. To do a hot link, copy your desired URL. Then type something in the comment box, highlight, click on the icon below the box that looks a blue and green circle on a short piece of chain, delete the http:// in the box that pops up, paste in your URL, then click OK.

It’s just that you’ve been away for a while and forgot. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/20/2020 14:26 Comments || Top||

#16  The Barrett M82 must have tightened some sphincters.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 01/20/2020 14:49 Comments || Top||

#17  "then the narrative changed..."
Posted by: Lex || 01/20/2020 15:44 Comments || Top||

#18  Media refers to people who support the Constitution's 2nd Amendment far right extremists.
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 01/20/2020 19:25 Comments || Top||

#19  "It’s just that you’ve been away for a while and forgot. ;-)"

Yeah, that's the ticket. ;-) Thanks, tw.
Posted by: Barbara || 01/20/2020 23:03 Comments || Top||

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces arrest high-ranking ISIS official in Fallujah
[Rudaw] Iraqi counter terrorism forces (ICTS) announced on Sunday that they captured a high-ranking 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) security official in Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
while at least one Iraqi soldier was killed by an ISIS attack in south of Kirkuk on Saturday.

Iraqi counter terrorism forces announced in a tweet on Sunday that the unnamed ISIS security official for Fallujah was arrested in the city itself.

The arrest follows the capture of senior ISIS mufti Shifa al-Nima in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
’s Mansour neighbourhood, announced by the Media Cell on Thursday.
AKA Abu Abdrool al-Hutt
The Iraqi Security Media Cell also revealed on Saturday that one Iraqi soldier had been killed after ISIS holy warriors attacked an army checkpoint in southern Kirkuk.

"Members of the ISIS terrorist attacked a checkpoint point belonging to the 1st Company of the 3rd Regiment in the 45th brigade in the Iraqi army, in the area of Tal al-Deeb in the province of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
which led to the martyrdom of one of the soldiers from the 3rd Regiment." Iraqi Security Media Cell tweeted.

Kirkuk has seen a spate of ISIS attacks in recent months, with sleeper cell offensives killing both civilians and military personnel.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/20/2020 00:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Hundreds of Iraqis have closed major roads in the city of Nasiriyah,

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Hundreds of Iraqis

Not distinctive - what flavor of Iraqi? Sunni, Shi'ite, Badr, Sadr, Hold out Ba'ath, Iranian pilgrim?

Can't tell yer mokes widout a program.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/20/2020 9:40 Comments || Top||

Live ammo used against protesters in Baghdad

Posted by: 3dc || 01/20/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Always the question: Who's using?
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/20/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

Palestinians throw explosive devices at IDF soldiers
[Jpost] Paleostinian murderous Moslems threw bombs at IDF soldiers stationed at the border of the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip, news-site 0404 reported on Sunday.

The report follows earlier reports of incendiary balloon terror.
"Smite us, oh Juice!"
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/20/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  File under:

This will hurt me more than it hurts you.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/20/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

#2  MSM headline if the IDF had the temerity to shoot back: "IDF fires on unarmed protesters".
I mean, the protesters were unarmed after they threw their bombs.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 01/20/2020 16:05 Comments || Top||

IDF said to strike Hamas border post after apparent balloon attack from Gaza
[IsraelTimes] The Israeli military fired a shell at a Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, observation post along the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
border Sunday afternoon, apparently in response to the launching of a balloon-borne bomb from the Strip, Paleostinian media reported Sunday.

There were no immediate reports of Paleostinian injuries.

An explosives-laden balloon had earlier detonated over Sderot in southern Israel, causing no injuries or damage, according to Israeli media reports. The Sderot municipality said it was aware of the reports regarding the earth-shattering kaboom, but was unable to locate the source of the blast.

The reported Israeli retaliatory attack was not immediately confirmed by the military.

Terror groups in the Gaza Strip have flown in numerous bombs and incendiary devices into Israeli territory from the enclave with the aid of helium-filled balloons. Police called on the public to alert authorities to any suspicious-looking objects and refrain from approaching them.

On Friday, police sappers were scrambled in the coastal city of Ashdod after an bomb tied to a bunch of balloons was found near the town’s promenade.

On Thursday at least two clusters of balloons carrying bombs were apparently launched from the Strip into southern Israel, with one of them detonating soon after impact, police said. The previous day as well, police sappers were dispatched to the border town of Sderot where a suspicious object attached to a cluster of balloons landed in a residential neighborhood.

Israeli aircraft attacked targets in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday for the second day in a row in response to explosives-laden balloons. There were no reports from Gaza on damage or casualties in the strikes.

Video published by Israel’s Kan news purported to show Hamas members leaving a post ahead of the strike.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/20/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Sounds like a job for the Haliburton Cyclone Division to blow those balloons back where they came from.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/20/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||

Unidentified aircraft strike Iranian militias in Syria: report
[JPost] - Dozens of militants and Syrian regime forces have defected and Iranian militias are on high alert after a series of airstrikes in recent days have targeted their positions in areas near Al-Bukamal in the Deir Ezzor area of eastern Syria.
See, they can learn!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/20/2020 02:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Invisible Defense Force? How 'bout those F-35i's?
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/20/2020 9:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Dozens of militants and Syrian regime forces have defected

Defected, or surrendered as enemy combatants?
Are they joining the cause or fleeing the battle?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/20/2020 10:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Might be kinda tough to identify an aircraft when it's shooting missiles at you.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 01/20/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/20/2020 11:44 Comments || Top||

#5  to who did they defect

the Kurds
al Q

probably the JPost meant 'deserted' rather than 'defected'
Posted by: lord garth || 01/20/2020 12:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Lysanders
Posted by: Thorong Grundy1520 || 01/20/2020 23:22 Comments || Top||

Syria: Air defense systems activated near Russian military base
As of 22:03 local time last night.
[Jpost] Syrian air-defenses were activated on Sunday evening near the Russian air force base in Khmeimim, Yisrael Hayom reported.

This is a developing story.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/20/2020 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Likely their 1RL-123E radar systems (depicted in the graphic), but who knows. They've got literally dozens of AAA radars and have the ability to use various systems 'in depth.'

These are fairly sophisticated systems. The operators were likely NOT speaking Arabic. Same could possibly be true of RU AAA systems in operation near Tehran. Again, 'possibly.'

Russian propagandists disclose air defense positions at Khmeimim air base

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/20/2020 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  It must be nervous to be a Russian pilot in Syria.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/20/2020 1:45 Comments || Top||

#3  These are fairly sophisticated systems. The operators were likely NOT speaking Arabic.

In the civilian world, it's not uncommon for a vendor to have some support people on-site to help with operational issues. If I were an Arab despot, I'd want someone besides my mooks running anything the least bit technical.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/20/2020 1:50 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ Hence the need for pilots, air space operational controllers, and ground based AAA system operators to speak the same language. It's not just a 'nice-to-have' capability.

Rules forbidding operators from using 'smart fones' is difficult to enforce. Everyone likes to call home now and then.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/20/2020 1:52 Comments || Top||

#5  A most excellent opportunity for a private military contractor. We could call it "War-In-A-Box", one-stop shopping for all your conflict needs.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/20/2020 2:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Almost certainly not the "chimp" versions sold to the suckers.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/20/2020 9:43 Comments || Top||

Video shows vandals smashing storefront windows close to Nijmeh Square in downtown Beirut

Posted by: Fred || 01/20/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [59 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Were they stealing TVs?
Posted by: gorb || 01/20/2020 9:44 Comments || Top||

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